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Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« on: November 11, 2011, 10:51:51 AM »
Done at ACE Smog in Santa Ana near Century HS at the Shell station.. they have a promo, if you mention yelp (got great reviews) you get $17 off.  Kid doing the Smog is friendly and gives good customer service

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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 11:17:02 AM »
You can go to Bolsa and have it done for about $30 OTD (depending on car) and use that $13 at one of the "Vietnamese Coffee Shops" (Which I have never been to and only heard about  :-\)
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2011, 05:57:32 AM »
So it's a Smog check/Viet coffee combo place?  cool concept... even better then donuts and chinese food..

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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2011, 06:34:57 AM »
even better then donuts and chinese food..


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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2011, 10:33:09 AM »
even better then donuts and chinese food..


Blasphemy!!!  :-X
I agree... PS9 should be given a 5-second ban for saying such a hurtful thing.

He must have never had the Kung Pao Maple Bar.
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2011, 11:32:31 AM »
even better then donuts and chinese food..


Blasphemy!!!  :-X
I agree... PS9 should be given a 5-second ban for saying such a hurtful thing.

He must have never had the Kung Pao Maple Bar.

Try our sweet and sour bear claw and our egg foo cinnabon.
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2013, 09:39:37 PM »
There's a place on magnolia and bolsa that does it for like $35 including all fees.  It's a mobile gas station with a smog shop.
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2013, 09:44:12 PM »
raising the dead again here... anyone get a smog check done recently?  As this thread is a few years old, i figured it would be timely to do a pulse check of deals that might be out there.

I know the rich guys like Homer and PS9 driving new cars don't have this issue, but some of us folks need to keep the old hoopty running.  8)

When did I get lumped in with Homer?  I'm driving a Avalon! 

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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2013, 09:18:03 AM »
I'm happy with $40 all in.  For me, convenience trumps price for smog checks.  I would rather drive to somewhere close and have no wait vs driving somewhere kinda far to save $10.

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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2013, 10:27:51 AM »


I think the places in the more interesting parts of town may be for people with slightly gray area modifications to their vehicles. 

$30-$40 seems reasonable. 

I like this place.  The guy is very polite and courteous.  It is a bit far though.  When I have to make drives like this, I typically just go eat at a great restaurant in the area to make the trip more worth it.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/dinhs-pass-or-dont-pay-smog-check-orange
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2013, 02:15:13 PM »
Drop car off for smog, walk into cafe *****.. Enjoy caphe sua da with a view :-\
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2013, 03:51:24 PM »
if u go to those Vietnamese cafe / smog checks, make sure u schedule ur smog check on body paint days (i know some have it some dont... but the better ones usually have it)...

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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2013, 05:54:44 PM »
Ok, I can delete any posts in this thread.... $5 a pop.... :)

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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2013, 07:04:10 PM »
My friend works at cafe temptation and her sister at LU.

Hmmmm...
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Re: Just got a smog done.. $43 bucks OTD.. good price?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2013, 09:18:00 PM »
My friend works at cafe temptation and her sister at LU.

Hmmmm...
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