I just got word from my mechanic this morning on the P0420 code the car has been throwing for at least a year. I was able to clean up enough with Seafoam and Techron to keep it off last year, but no luck this year. $2K+ for front pipe, cat, oxygen sensors, gaskets, labor and the inspection sticker. I can afford it, but it's such a huge hit to TCO it makes me wonder if I wouldn't have been better off financially with something that consumes twice as much fuel but doesn't have to pass emissions. Unfortunately, something that old would also be a fold-flatmobile with no airbags. Not to mention there are plenty of other states that don't have to deal with this. One example I'm aware of is Michigan, which supposedly has no annual safety or emissions inspection whatsoever.