Originally Posted by silverbullet4x4
This will be the first vehicle purchase i have made out of state. What do i need to drive it home besides bill of sale, title, and contacting my insurance before i drive it home? Also when it comes to paying taxes on the purchase price is it acceptable to put 1500 as the purchase price when i will actually be paying three times that? I don't want to give the state any more of my money. Any input about the whole process would be appreciated.
Dealer or private?
It may vary by state, but we have bought two vehicles from out of state. (At least that I remember) Make sure the dealer knows you are planning on driving it home so they can have temporary plates ready. When you call the insurance company, make sure they start the coverage right away. They tried to start mine the next day. They should fax the insurance card to the dealer. Or if you can get email on your phone they can email you a copy.
If it's a private seller. Call your DMV and see if you get temp plates from your state, or the state the vehicle is coming from. I think
you get them from the sellers state. Same thing, call insurance. Make sure you write down the policy number.
Writing less than you paid for tax. NO. If it's a dealer, they send all the info to the state. Private seller, I know a lot of people do, but I still wouldn't. I paid 8.75% tax on my truck. Yeah it sucked, but it beats having problems later. At least in New York, they've been checking more and more on this. They know you didn't pay $2k for an almost new truck.