I know what you are saying about your emissions standards. We have the same standards on our vehicles that you have and there are a lot of us asking why...we don't have snog, we are not an industialized state, we get everybody else's garbage in our air, and the idiots in Washington seem to think we need stricter restrictions than the other states to our west. Any type of emissions we produce goes up to Canada into Nova Scotia or over the ocean. Its like, get real people, look at where it is coming from, don't punish those who are receiving it. Just sayin'
Hey Beaverpond... ok, now I feel someone else's pain....LOL
The smog stuff is ridiculous... on one hand you have the environmentalists with their tests and data saying how much it's needed.... and on the other, you have scientists saying it's all a bunch of smoke & mirrors... and at the bottom is all the drivers getting caught up in the 3 ring money circus. I wouldn't mind "improving the air quality" ... if only it wasn't so darn expensive.
I've taken California emissions cars to other states.... and have seen basically 2 reactions from mechanics - one is hysterical laughter and the other is wonder & amazement.
Sh*t happens... but don't worry, it usually happens to me.