Re: The Ford sign said "Diesel smogs here"
Not sure if this same cost would apply to my van, but my registration is due next month for my '05 Passat TDI. A local smog place I've used before told me $48 out the door. Pretty good money, for what DMV thinks should be 15 minutes of work. Not worried about the VW as it's pure stock, but I'll have to see if my SMB Cat is factory or after-market. My SMB has a Banks exhaust on it, but I do know it's a stock Ford downpipe, so maybe my Banks is Cat-back only.
SMB-less as of 02/04/2012. Our savings account is richer, but our adventures are poorer.