Just depends where the title is.max225 wrote: ↑Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:28 pmThere is, California enacted a new law starting 2019 because a cop was killed by an illegal in 2018 that was driving on temp dealer tag, that "all vehicles, must have a DMV issued cali specific tag", I have never seen a vehicle in cali with an Out of state temp tag.D Griff wrote: ↑Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:25 pm
I don't think there's any state restriction on temp tags... you can buy a vehicle in SC here and they will throw an SC temp tag, then you drive it home to NC and have the SC tag for 30 days. I think I did this with my C5 IIRC.
This is all after nine fucking hundred USD on doc fees.
He can't possibly send me a temp tag because I AM HANDLING THE REGISTRATION. I can't even start the registration process before I go to a smog check station and get the appropriate paperwork. I have no idea what he is actually sending me. I have 20 days to register the car, which is fine, I just want the title... how fucking hard can that be.
I was actually talking to the dealer about it last night because I needed the title for the Volt. I didn't think I had it (I did) but he said when someone doesn't have it, they file for a lost title and get a replacement from the DMV so it's NBD.
He said they usually do it as soon as they take a trade in, but will list cars for sale while the process is going on so they don't miss a sale. I asked him what happens if they sell a car without a title, and he said they issue temp tags that are good for 30 days which is enough time to get the title sorted. Apparently this is common.
Sounds like what you might be dealing with? If they listed the car for sale without having the title sorted out, it's very possible you bought the car without a title. They'll get it sorted out, but my claims the process in Michigan to get a replacement title takes 2-4 weeks.