- May 14, 2008
- Living Free In The 603
IIRC, back in the mid-2000's, Mass and seven or so other states had a similar law that killed the sale of VW diesels.CA has a rule that a used vehicle is really a brand spanking new vehicle if it has less than 7500 miles. Even if it's be titled and registered in another state. Even if you moved here with it as opposed to having gone to Nevada and just bought it.
Mass dealers couldn't sell them new because they weren't emission compliant for the higher standard Mass had instituted.
The dealers went apeshit because they had customers for them, but couldn't legally sell them.
If you wanted one with the intent of registering it in Mass, you had to find a used one with over 7500mi on the odometer, which usually meant buying it out of state.