So, for those of you that thought it's okay to charge more for plates on newer cars, how does a 2000 f-150 that weighs 3500 pounds do more wear and tear on a highway than a 2019 f-150 that weighs 3500 pounds? Why do we all pay the same gas tax for road maintenance no matter what the age of the vehicle? Everyone pays the same rate for water no matter how old your house is. It worked, you bought into it.