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#13: 04-07-2010, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by sactojesse View Post
Was your Protege 5 a 2003 or 2004 model year?

The smog check exemption provided in Health & Safety Code Section 44011 is supposed to apply to cars six model years old and newer, not six calendar years from initial registration.

Based on that language, a 2005 model year vehicle that was initially purchased in 2004 should be exempt from smog checks until 2011.
It's a 2003 (last year of P5), purchased brand new at AutoWorst. We definitely had to smog it last summer. I am expecting to get a "smog check required" this fall for the Legacy. No worries for me, the powertrain is stock.

-- Steve