Raise your hand if you think this Maserati Quattroporte spent even a second in Alaska. Yes, it could be Sarah Palin: 10 mpg would certainly explain “drill, baby, drill.”* But Phoenix is full of rich plutocrats/expensive wheels. *cough*Craig Jackson*cough* Arizona charges personal property tax on cars. Do the math. A new on is $125-150K. Who wants to pay 15 large (or whatever) in tax on that? So what would be more appealing to a rich bastard than a tax dodge? Once again, Sarah Palin has the answer: an Alaska auto trust. The “owner” (the trust) is in Alaska. You’re just using it. That’s also why you’re not paying a couple grand a year to license it in AZ (A.R.S. § 28-2153 (B)(1) notwithstanding). Nice work if you can get it.
*so would dirty Exxon librarian porn.