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Can I register a 2004 Mazda 6 in California if I buy it in Florida?

I'm looking at a 2004 Mazda6 wagon in Naples, FL, and I'm not sure if it would meet the California smog requirements and be registerable. There's a picture of the emissions sticker on their site, but I'm not really sure what I'm looking for. If someone can help me out, I'd really appreciate it.


It's true, there is a difference with California legal and Federal legal emission requirements. And, for the most part California is stricter. However, a USED vehicle which has all the Federal required emission components, (such as in this case with the 2004 Mazda you plan on buying) can pass the California smog inspection process and be legally registered in this state. It is true that California cars have different and in some cases more emission components then Federal cars, but this does not mean that these cars can't be registered in California. A vehicle which is equipped with the necessary Federal Emission Components is eligible for California registration as long as the vehicle's exhaust emissions fall within California's limits.

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