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Old 02-18-2020, 10:47 AM
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It is fine to sell a vehicle as-is, however, this wasn't an as-is, the seller was dishonest and "took care of smog".
If I was the buyer that purchased a vehicle with a recent smog cert., then found out it wasn't legal/compliant heads would roll.

In CA the seller is responsible for smog to try and limit people getting screwed with the purchase of a vehicle that isn't compliant/legal or needs hundreds/thousands in repairs to make it compliant/legal.

The law is an attempt to protect folks that are NOT mechanically inclined and do not know how to repair a vehicle themselves.
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