When I left Il. I think my goldwing plate was $80. I just caught a article in an Il. paper that said the stickers for cars was going up to $101. The cars and motorcycles when I lived there were the same so If I still lived there I would have a $404 bill coming this spring.
My car and 3 scooters now run less than $50 here in Ar. (1 scooter is free as it is a antique, you pay once and good for life)
Seems there are many benefits to live in "the land of rednecks". Illinois and their professional politicians sure have taken their toll on the average guy for sure. Ar. has a balanced budget law and still has a little trouble making ends meet but they don't spend what they don't have.
in Pa. if you buy a new car/scoot you should make dealer pay notary fees, i do but $38 / yr. for plate, registration and sticker tax is 6% of selling price, so get seller/dealer to say as low as possible-lol if you cant talk dealer into notary costs---i think $35 once my insurance is $8/ month
2008 Shanghai Schenke SL 150 21B "CHRISSY" changed all lines, ird plug, added windshield, saddle bags, extra LED brake light and turn signals on trunk otherwise STOCK 67 mph top speed POLICE VERIFIED :-) as of 1 .6.12 +7500 miles
Here in Nevada as long as it is 50cc's or less you don't need tags, insurance, or plates. If you have a big bore kit or a 150 hiding in a scoot unmarked, as long as you don't go over 30 MPH. then you don't need any either.