I live in California. If I purchase a car in Chicago will you be able to register it in California?

Asked by GuruSHKCJ Jun 01, 2019 at 06:30 PM

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We are traveling to Chicago and will be looking at a car to possibly purchase.  We would be returning to California driving the car if we purchase it.  Would CarGuru be able to register it in California instead of Illinois?

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305,515

CG's does not sell cars! Don't buy a 49 state car and try to register it in California!!! The Chicago car is probably a rust bucket anyway.

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305,515

Cars that are 1975 or older are smog exempt in California.

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305,515

There has been an effort to move that date up but so far no luck.

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3,730

No but Jim gave you some good advice. The dealership should be doing the title for you and then you can register it yourself. Refer to the CA DMV website for detailed information.

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