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Old 08-17-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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buying a wrangler from an out of state dealer?

Iam going to be in the position to get a 2012 wrangler 2 door soon but I have a tight budget and want the most for my money. Its getting to be slim pickins around here for sport models with the hard top and I can't find any the right color for me. Will dealers typically sell across state lines? I may be willing to drive 300 miles for the right deal. If so how does tax and plates work?

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Old 08-17-2012, 10:37 PM   #2
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I've bought 2 vehicles in different states before and haven't had much trouble. I live in New Mexico and bought my Jeep from a Texas dealer. All they will really ask for is your drivers license. Just look on the paperwork when you talk to finance and see that your states sales tax is listed and not their state, and make sure they understand that you want them to register the Jeep in your state. Thats what you pay tax tag and title for.

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Old 08-18-2012, 03:48 AM   #3
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Or live in a state without sales tax and whip out that drivers license and take it home. I have bought alot of cars out of state and have never had an issue.
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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You buy where ever you like and when you return to your State, you take the paperwork, the temporary registration, and the Jeep in for any inspections needed and you register it in your State. Of course, you must pay all fees and taxes due.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:02 AM   #5
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You need to look at both state laws. Some States you have to no matter what pay state sales tax right there at the dealer, and some you don't until you register it. The issue is in some states, whether or not you have already paid taxes in another state, if you bought a vehicle in a certain time frame and bring it back to that state you will owe state taxes again ( keeps people from buying cars out of state to avoid taxes).
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #6
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You buy where ever you like and when you return to your State, you take the paperwork, the temporary registration, and the Jeep in for any inspections needed and you register it in your State. Of course, you must pay all fees and taxes due.
^This. I'm in NY and have bought vehicles in CT and PA. The above is what I had to do. It was easy. I guess you should just contact the dealer in whatever state you want to purchase your vehicle in to make sure.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:51 AM   #7
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I've purchased 2 vehicles from Georgia and the dealer has made the title and tax checks out wrong both times. Caused me to have to go to the county courthouse 2 times instead of 1. Other than that, no problems assuming your dealer has some competent business office folks.
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I have purchased 2 from a bordering state (Nc) in 3 months because we loved the dealer, no haggle on the price they offered, gave us our trade in over the phone/Internet, had paperwork ready for us so sign, and the vehicles were parked with ac going when we arrived (103 that day). Less than one hour from arrival to on our way home. They did take out the sales tax and registration for our state (Tn) and sent to the state. I think they were off by $20. Don't just settle for what is in your state, go where they have the Jeep you want.

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