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Blu99T/A
10-05-2011, 03:33 PM
Can anyone give me an idea of how the vehicle inspection standards are for Georgia? Wife and I might possibly be relocating to Georgia I have a 99T/A that would be of concern.

Blu99T/A
10-05-2011, 04:42 PM
Also, where are the best schools K-12.

crazboy99
10-06-2011, 12:22 AM
It actually depends on what part of Georgia you move to. Some counties have emission inspections, while others do not. It would be best for you to find out what county the city you are planning on moving to is in and checking the requirements for that county.

Blu99T/A
10-06-2011, 08:39 AM
It actually depends on what part of Georgia you move to. Some counties have emission inspections, while others do not. It would be best for you to find out what county the city you are planning on moving to is in and checking the requirements for that county.


Emission inspections as the "sniffer test" or just visual?

Damian
10-06-2011, 08:59 AM
Nowhere in Georgia does the sniffer on anything 96-present. Sniffers are only done on pre-96 vehicles.

If you move into an emissions legal county, most places will do a visual to see if you have cats and run the diagnostic on your PCM to make sure there's no fault codes. If you pass both of those, you get your sticker.

Stancel
10-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Damian is right. My IS300 with LS1 swap passed emissions.

Blu99T/A
10-14-2011, 10:56 AM
Stancel, than you for the reply. Recommend any places to relocate there? I am only familiar with locations along I-75.:drive:

Damien has been great help.

KingJacobo
10-14-2011, 03:31 PM
It all depends what setting you like Are you a fan of suburbia? More of a country guy? You can settle in nowheresville to Country Club of the South and everywhere in between, all a matter of want and budget.

I live in Fulton county and it is one of the typical suburban areas. Lots of families, but lots of cool cars because there is money.

Blu99T/A
10-14-2011, 04:41 PM
Desire:
Good Schools (our boys are about to start)
Mild/No winters
Jobs availability (we are both educated, wife is in the medical field)
Safety
Affordable housing
Lot of entertainment/activities

We live in a town of 20,000 currently and have for the last 6 years, but have lived in a town as big as 80,000. Def. prefer suburbs.

We tried central Florida as we loved the weather and everything there. What we found were poorly rated schools and outragous daycare/preschool expenses.

I have been looking at Valdosta (appears high in crime), Columbus, Macon (high crime and very high unemployment) and Savannah. Alanta area is an option, but the wife hates the traffic there..haha

We are trying to get out of the miserable winters here in the midwest and feel too land locked.

I should add that we live in a military community (Whiteman Air Force Base) and we also have a University here with approx 12,000 students, neither of which bother us. As a matter of fact, the military base being here is why our house sold so quickly and has kept the housing market strong here.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

bobby1471
10-17-2011, 05:02 PM
Honestly, if your looking for medical and around 20,000 people I can think of 2 areas on the north side that are suburbs of Atlanta. One being the Hall County/Northern Gwinnett county area. and the other being the Alpharetta/Cumming Area.

The winters here are varied, one year it can snow 3-4 inches and/or ice over 4-5 times. It can also never snow nor ice. But your always looking at several weeks of freezing to slightly above freezing weather.

Blu99T/A
10-17-2011, 05:56 PM
Honestly, if your looking for medical and around 20,000 people I can think of 2 areas on the north side that are suburbs of Atlanta. One being the Hall County/Northern Gwinnett county area. and the other being the Alpharetta/Cumming Area.

The winters here are varied, one year it can snow 3-4 inches and/or ice over 4-5 times. It can also never snow nor ice. But your always looking at several weeks of freezing to slightly above freezing weather.


Weeks is much better than months.

We would live in a high population area without any problems (around 100,000 give or take)

Are the winters much different from Northern Georgia than Southern Georgia typically?

Does Georgia use road salt to treat roads there? I assume so, but thought I would ask.

Blu99T/A
10-28-2011, 10:38 PM
Just bumping this 1 last time to see if anyone else has any input.

SupermanZ28
10-28-2011, 11:04 PM
I'd look at either Gwinnett or Cobb for northern Atlanta. If you don't mind being away from downtown Atlanta, you should look at places down 85 south. Fayetteville, Fairburn, Tyrone, and Newnan are nice and have good schools. If you don't mind spending extra i'd look at Peachtree City.

infinitebird
10-29-2011, 02:29 AM
Are the winters much different from Northern Georgia than Southern Georgia typically?

There is a big difference in weather.

South georgia (valdosta, etc) is more of a subtropical feel like florida.

North georgia is more mild in the summer, colder in the winter.

Example: last winter the north got one blizzard that dumped like 6 inches of snow, while the south got a little bit of freezing rain. There's not usually much snow anywhere but definitely colder temperatures in the north.

Blu99T/A
10-29-2011, 10:03 AM
There is a big difference in weather.

South georgia (valdosta, etc) is more of a subtropical feel like florida.

North georgia is more mild in the summer, colder in the winter.

Example: last winter the north got one blizzard that dumped like 6 inches of snow, while the south got a little bit of freezing rain. There's not usually much snow anywhere but definitely colder temperatures in the north.

It is funny that you consider 6" of snow a blizzard when we had a 26" snow event in February of 2011. It was rare for here even, and it was nuts.:jest:

I have a buddy that has family in Newnan, I will talk to him and see what he says. I always liked what I seen of Valdosta, just don't know much about it other than what I have experienced traveling through.

chris@hps
10-31-2011, 08:03 AM
Nowhere in Georgia does the sniffer on anything 96-present. Sniffers are only done on pre-96 vehicles.

If you move into an emissions legal county, most places will do a visual to see if you have cats and run the diagnostic on your PCM to make sure there's no fault codes. If you pass both of those, you get your sticker.



Just to make a adjustment here Damian.

I took a customers car to get emissions done 2 weeks ago, and the state was doing sniffer tests on all vehicles that came in that day. Not sure why, but for that day, they were doing sniffer test. So it must be a random thing they are doing now.

Chris

Damian
10-31-2011, 10:40 AM
Definitely weird. I'm assuming each EPA station can set their own protocol, but I know for a fact that Georgia only regulates OBD II (96+) vehicles to pass a PCM diagnostic and visual.

Hopefully emissions stations don't start getting cute and trying to sniff newer cars. There's gonna be a LOT of people buying cats soon if that's the case. LOL