Originally Posted by damameke
You forgot to mention that even with the basic 2 stage idle test, it will cost you more than the $39, it is almost $80..
With the ODB test and based on what is happening now, most cars fail, even used car dealers are complaining..
bottom line. it cost more to do the new ODB emission test ....
I hadn't heard about the cost increase, but I'm not at all surprised now that you mention it
Used dealers probably have it the worst because they're often working on a car, or at least charging a dead battery, and then immediately trying to get the car e-tested so they can sell it. In this case the readiness monitors might not be ready without a drive cycle. But most people aren't going to have this problem.