918 for your time.

My brother is moving out to the Denver area soon and we’ve been looking at what that involves. On the car front, it looks like his Ohio-titled 01 Miata will need to pass an emissions test and perhaps a road worthiness inspection to register his car in Colorado. Being an Ohio car, it has never had to pass emissions and I don’t know if it will or not, but that isn’t the main concern.

The car has serious rust issues. The places where the front sway bar attaches to the car have completely rusted away.

The frame rusted out around that bracket and has come completely apart.

My question is, will this disqualify the car from being registered? I assume it will cause it to fail inspection.

The next question is, if he needs to replace it, would he be better off buying a car once he’s there? That way he won’t have to go through the hassle of registering an Ohio-titled car in Colorado and I assume a car bought out there should pass emissions.


Thanks for your time.