Indiana does or did the excise tax thing, too, and it was spread over something 
like 12 years.  At 12 years the excise tax dropped down to something like $25.

Here in FL it's a flat fee, thank goodness.

Dan

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> On Jul 18, 2014, at 3:10 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> 
> wrote:
> 
> Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:
> 
>> It would be fun to compare the MSRP with the current blue book prices for
>> MBs from the mid to late 90s.  IIRC the MSRP on a 199x 400E was $70,000 or
>> thereabouts.  Depreciation is spectacular, but not in a good way for
>> original owners....
> 
> 
> I've heard that many states charge plate fees based on market value.
> Michigan bases it on MSRP, and depreciates it for three years. If you fail to 
> support Michigan's auto industry by buying a car at least every three years, 
> well, you don't deserve to get any tax break for driving a cheaper older car.
> 
> The silliness hits drivers of old MBZ the hardest. It's over $130 a year to 
> plate a $34k 2.3-16v, and over $230 a year to plate a $55k S210 4matic.
> 
> Mitch.
> 
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