This seems to be a measure of good news. I started a thread on this awhile back on the truck forums http://www.performancetrucks.net/for...ons-ca-491673/
and it seemed like I was going to be total SOL due to the DMV doing a detailed visual. It made me very hesitant to even try to bring my truck out there out of fear of being stuck with a vehicle I could not register. Now if I have a good chance of finding a place that is easy on the visual (pretty sure with cats I will pass smog no problem) then it shouldn't be TOO hard to get registered out there.
I was even considering just dumping the druck back at the dealership since I am not upside down on it.
According to this, an inspection will be required by a cop, DMV employee, or "licensed vehicle verifier" (wtf is that?) : http://dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochures/how...r9.htm#feesdue
it doesn't detail what they are checking for though.