Why? Because the California budget is in a serious deficit, and they are gonna make us, put the money back in the California budget, so one of the things they'll be doing is increasing the car registration fee 3x's. So, if you paid $100 this year, you will pay $300 next year. I'm not happy about that. I would imagine it will be very hard to get it back down, once the budget is secure. Also, they are increasing the sales tax.