Wanted to start a new thread on this more specific topic...other thread is growing long, also don't like the heading. Yes, the stickers are ugly, but they do have to be visible.

Per others on the board, I put "TEMP" in the license plate field on the application.

Hybrid purchased on 1/9, check and clean air application sent in next day, check cashed by DMV 1/18 and stickers received 2/4. Sticker number is in the 45,000 mid-range.

See you in the carpool lane...