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any hints and tips for buying out of state car?

Old Jul 5, 2017, 07:57 AM
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any hints and tips for buying out of state car?

hey guys I'm thinking for buying a used car from Pennsylvania and registering it in cali.

I have never done this before so whats all involved?

what should I watch out for?

what should I ask the owner?
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Old Jul 5, 2017, 09:08 AM
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CA is strict when it comes to smog/modifications, so if the car has been tuned or has visually obvious aftermarket parts you may have to return it to stockish to pass smog.
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Great way to avoid paying taxes on car but only if you don't register the car in Cali for a whole year.

example: you live in Cali you buy a car in an Arizona dealer fro 40,000. you don't pay taxes since your tax exempt since your from out of state. wait a year from date of purchase(id do a bit more to not make it to obvious) go to dmv and register and you should pay around 250 to 350 depending where you live. a savings of around 3,000 in taxes.

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I've bought and sold several cars out of state over the years. See if the seller is trust worthy and ask questions, and a lot of questions. Like most would say, get proof of documentation of any and all service records. Do a Vin search and check mileage too. Sellers and buyers all have different expectations and I find more often than not that people want to get a fair deal but when the price is too good to be true it probably is...
I don't understand why you wouldn't get a Cali Evo or AZ, NV etc? They are a lot closer and chances are you won't deal with issues that might occur. In the last year I've seen a few good Evos for sale and clean ones in Socal. Unless you are getting a "Collector" or a fixer upper, you and the seller are happy with the terms I don't see a problem.
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