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#3210 of 3219 Re: Cross-State Purchasing [brian125]
Apr 25, 2013 (5:58 pm)
Its true - Have to have a valid license you're registering the car in ... I sell here in MD ... and MD will allow you to register here and give you a temporary license number, but you need to convert it into a real license within a set period of time. Perhaps you should contact Washington's DMV to see if thats possible.
The reason why the bank is saying that - Banks typically do not want to fund the loan if the vehicle is being titled or registered to an address/state where the buyer isn't living OR doesn't have any history at that address. It raises a red flag - and they will sometimes consider it a "straw" purchase and deny the loan that originally had been approved.
Good luck - Contact the DMV there for help - Because you're better off paying $1000 for a rental, rather than buying in Florida and paying tax there and then re-registering in WA and perhaps having to pay an additional tax or fees!
#3211 of 3219 buying a new vehicle damaged at factory and repaired
Apr 27, 2013 (12:34 am)
Im looking at purchasing a new 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit. The car was broken into after it was produced before it was delivered and the factory repaired the vehicle. The dealer than bought the vehicle from a Chysler auction. The car has less than 10 miles. The wheels were stolen and some damage was done to the door. Most importantly the radio/information system was ripped out of the dash. Everything was repaired and the dealer supplied me with an itemized list of what was repaired. Total cost of factory repairs was between 4 and 5 thousand. It has full factory warranty on it. The estimated fair price of this vehicle now, is approx 46000, the dealer wants to sell it for 42000. I am in process of doing a check on the VIN to make sure its clean.
Is this a fair discount for a vehicle damaged like this?
What was the estimated discount the dealer bought this vehicle for?
Is there anything else i need to be aware when buying a repaired new vehicle like this i need to be aware of?
Thanks for any informed Input
#3212 of 3219 Re: buying a new vehicle damaged at factory and repaired [blx]
Apr 27, 2013 (7:46 am)
I think you're in good shape - Just made a quick call to my GM friend Jeep to verify.
First things first - You're at a good dealer - Not all dealers will disclose that its been in any sort of accident or incident. Check the carfax to see if the damage was reported - Thats going to make or break eventual resale value.
Cars get damaged ALL THE TIME prior to sale. It just happens. Minor accidents, break-ins, customer spilled their coffee on the test drive, the lot guy went too fast around a corner, etc.
It happens - its still considered a new vehicle and will still be covered under warranty.
My only suggestion - You probably have another thousand to negotiate
#3213 of 3219 Re: buying a new vehicle damaged at factory and repaired [blx]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Apr 27, 2013 (9:19 am)
Keep in mind that this incident may show up later on CARFAX, so negotiate off the price as much as you can.
#3214 of 3219 Re: Cross-State Purchasing [aca20031]
Apr 27, 2013 (12:53 pm)
OK, chiming in...
You'll need a Washington driver's license and a local address before a dealer cvan sell a car to you in WA. Also proof of insurance.
#3215 of 3219 Re: Cross-State Purchasing [isellhondas]
Apr 27, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Craig, you must be able to buy a car if you are from out of state, right? Never heard of a state where you can't
#3216 of 3219 Re: Cross-State Purchasing [stickguy]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 28, 2013 (7:23 am)
Sure.. but the OP is moving to Washington. How does he register the car?
#3217 of 3219 Re: Cross-State Purchasing [kyfdx]
Apr 28, 2013 (10:34 am)
Yep, that's the answer.
#3218 of 3219 Re: Privacy Law Violations [isellhondas]
May 19, 2013 (1:36 pm)
I retired around the same time as you and have heard things just aren't the same anymore...all agreed I left at the right time also! My kids all told me that with my love of the automobile, that is where I should look for a part time gig. I did and thanks to Craigslist, the rest is history...best move I ever made! It's a great fun job though a bit slow right now...I hope to be doing it for many years to come!
#3219 of 3219 Re: Privacy Law Violations [isellhondas]
May 19, 2013 (1:46 pm)
Funny you mention that...I just finally got my gold watch and get a monthly pension from Uncle Sam after 31 years of faithful service! All is good!!