just posted in the Smog section of the CA DMV site. It's a little clearer than before. "Beginning April 1, 2005, the 30-year rolling exemption will be repealed. Instead, vehicles 1975 model-year and older will be exempt. Therefore, 1976 model-year and newer vehicles will continue to be subject to biennial inspection indefinitely." Don't you just love the "indefinitely" part!? Eric M.