So, I need some advice, as I am a complete retard when it comes to buying a car in the US. This is somewhat different from the usual "waa what buy" thread, as I already know what I'll be getting beforehand.
I'm getting a car purchased from out-of-state (Florida, from an auction). I have no license plate, currently getting my local driver's license (I have an european one), and I live in Texas as a legal resident. I've no clue how this clusterfuck of a process is going to look like.
Okay, I buy a car from florida - now what? This shit isn't detailed anywhere I've searched. What kind of assfuckery fees and loopholes / whateverthefuck do I have to jump through? I'd fly to Orlando and drive back to TX.
Still doesn't answer the question - what the fuck do I actually have to pay up front in fees? Can I just drive away to Tx or , from what I read from this article, when I get back to TX I'll have to pay Texas tax in addition to Florida tax + fees?
You pay the auction the purchase price and mention it will be registered in whatever state you live in. You then drive the car home and take the bill of sale to your local DMV and tax office where you pay your state's sales tax and get it registered/plated.
As far as driving it home, you'll be fine without a tag as long as you have insurance and the bill of sale in hand, you can get a temp tag from your local DMV to drive on while you wait for your regular license plate to come.
Source: bought truck in TX, brought it home to SC where I payed my $300 sales tax.
I forgot common sense isn't free.
>buy car and pay auction fees
>drive to tx
>pay inspection, registration, and taxes
Damn. So hard. Someone get hawking on the line to figure out how to buy a car out of state and register it.
you buy the car, the car gets shipped to you.
you call your insurance and add the vehicle to your policy.
you take your insurance card and the title that was signed to you to the dmv.
you pay for the transfer of the out of state title to your current state, the vehicle registration, and tax and get a form to fill out and get notorized if your vehicle is under 25 years old proving the mileage.
if you arent transfering an existing tag to your new car you also pay for a new tag and viola
>every 50 miles the laws change
>cancerous sensationalized media
>absolutely disgusting car scene
>even the most lenient states still have fucked federal laws
>wrong hand drive, wrong side of the road