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Buying CA HOV eligible used cars

Nvidia CBsO18
Mar 2

Is there any low risk way people know of to find cars for sale that are eligible for HOV stickers? If a car was originally registered out of state, say in MA, is it possible to get CA stickers? I see EVs especially in MA are leased dirt cheap, Im guessing because they have even more incentives, so I'm guessing they can be bought for pretty cheap after.

By low risk I mean there has to be a trusted for sticker eligibility, and high chances the cars are in good working shape.

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  • You can determine whether car is eligible for sticker based on Make/Model/Year
    Mar 23
    • Nvidia CBsO18
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      Only for a new car.
      Mar 3
    • Sticker remains with the car for the lifetime of the car. Sticker is transfered to new owner for used cars. So you can still determine it by Make/Model/Year.
      Mar 3
    • Nvidia CBsO18
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      Ok but consider most of these are leased, so if you were to get a used CA car it'll be three years old with expired sticker (eg green/white). Maybe some red sticker options exist but from overpriced dealers
      Mar 3
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    Call the CVRP line with their VIN
    Mar 31
    • Nvidia CBsO18
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      I didn't know this, you'd think this day and age there'd be some online lookup option
      Mar 3
  • Every highway in California is a parking lot during rush hour. HOV lanes donโ€™t matter
    Mar 31
    • Nvidia CBsO18
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      I wouldn't say that but agree it makes no difference at times. In my case it saves maybe 15mins a day on average. There are sometimes that the main path is a parking lot and the hov lane is flying. Seen it a lot on the 880 and 87 south in evenings.
      Mar 3

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