Case in point: I’m smogging a 2017 Ram 3500 diesel someone bought in AZ to avoid CA sales tax. Well, jokes on them because they still have to pay all the taxes they would have otherwise paid if they had just bought it here. So in the long run they spent more money on fuel, their time, and a smog for nothing.

And then there are gems like this:https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/avoiding-ca-tax

You can afford to buy a Model S, or X, but you are actively finding ways around paying sales tax in California. Yeah, that makes loads of sense.