Purchasing vehicle out of state

Asked by lolson Nov 19, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Is it recommended to purchase a car out of state ?

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Go there and review the car yourself; that's a good start. You should also have a mechanic review the car. If you can't go there, that would be risky. You need to verify the car's ownership; might be fraud. You could hire an auto broker, but that would be expensive for just any used car. You must arrange transport; I doubt that the seller would do that. I've bought cars at auction in other states using a representative there, and even that has had its problems..... Also, it depends on where you live. If in California and this is an older car, you must be sure it will pass California standards. Look for a sticker under the hood that says California legal.

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Not unless you go drive it and inspect it in person. The cost to go there and back is probably not worth it.

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