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I just ran a smog check on my 'other car', and wondered if my forthcoming Prius needs a smog check (in California)?

I put my deposit down on Nov 02; I am still about number 8 or 10 on the list.
 

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oxnardprof said:
I just ran a smog check on my 'other car', and wondered if my forthcoming Prius needs a smog check (in California)?
With the current code, yes, eventually.

It can't be tested in the normal manner because the car doesn't "idle."

Luckily, it's not an issue right away, new cars are exempt for the first four years. The only exception is if you do a private party sale, it'll have to be taken to a "referee" who will look at the car and confirm that it's running to spec. (And the referee is only $8 or something, instead of the $60 I got soaked for when I just sold my Subaru.)
 
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