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Alright here is the deal. I live in Binghamton, NY, about a year and a half ago, I bought a 2010 Mustang GT Premium, Automatic in Dallas, TX (great deal). Now I have the itch to trade up to the new 5.0. I found a 2012 Mustang GT Premium near Fresno, CA, I have agreed to a great deal to trade in my 2010 for a 2012. My 2010 has about 20,000 miles (ford certified warranty to 100,000 miles). Everything has been agreed to (prices, shipping etc). But this weekend I too a look under the hood and found the emissions sticker, and it says "NOT TO BE SOLD IN STATES WITH CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS". My heart sank! I did some research, called some dealers in the same Fresno area and found out that, a car without California emissions can be sold and traded in California if it has more then 7500 miles on the odometer (considered used). So before I drive 3000 miles to Fresno, will my car pass the California Smog tests? Given how new it is and that it is bone stock, most of the experts that I spoke, think it will pass. But before I get on the road, get there after 4 days of driving, and find out Im **** out of luck. In my town they can do the OBD II emissions testing, but I am not sure that it would be up to Cali standards. I will find out for sure on Monday (when I speak to the dealership manager. What do you guys think?

FYI, all 2012 mustangs sold in NY have California Emissions.

Thanks, Jose
 

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Call the dealer you are dealing with and ask them directly. It's better to be up front with this than to make that kind of drive for nothing. Why are you not able to go through your local dealer to work this deal so that you're not doing all this driving. They should be able to pull a car from any dealership and trade with you at your location or at the very least run whatever tests are needed to check your car for the Cali location befor your trip.
 

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