(– by 762X39 #2435 –)
your 84 is exempt… anything 87 and older is exempt. you should never have had to retire an 84.
No, this is not entirely true. When emissions testing came into place, the rule was 20 years or older. The rules have changed since then.
Originally, vehicles under 4,500 kg (cars, SUV, light trucks) and over three years old (and up to the 19th year) required an emission test every two years before the vehicle's owner or lessor can renew its licence plate. Starting with 2006, the test exemption was increased to five years, while the rolling exemption at 20 years ended, and all 1987 and older vehicles became exempt.