What does it cost in fees to own a vehicle in your state?
License plates are ~ $60 for 2 years for cars and light trucks.
Safety inspection is $12, required to renew plates, not required on vehicles 5 or less years old.
Emissions inspection in the STL and KC metros is an additional $24.
Inspections done by licensed garages.
Annual personal property tax varies with county and age/value of vehicle, when I first moved here in 2007 my 4 year old F150, basic standard cab with 6 cylinder engine was ~ $80, last year it was ~ $20.
Sales tax on vehicle purchase is NOT collected by the dealer, you have to pay that to the DMV yourself when titling it. This includes private party sales. If you buy it from a dealer with a tradein, it's calculated on the difference price.