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Can you buy a car from another state? Specifically I only have a California license but I want to buy a car in Arizona?

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  • chorle
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    I think you might have to have it inspected and registered in CA the DMV dot CA website seems to have some info on it https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/checkl...

    • Edd S
      Lv 5
      1 month agoReport

      CA requirements are different from any other state

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Surw you can! People do it all the time!

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes. You can buy any vehicle in any state.  

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  • 1 month ago

    Of course you can! 

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  • 1 month ago

    Ya, you might have to pay sales tax twice. Check with your BMV. Car would have to pass California inspections as well.

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Has to be CARB compliant and with local California laws.

    You'll have to pay California tax when you register it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Of course you can.

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes. If you have the money to pay for it, you can BUY a car from ANY state.

    If you want to license and drive it in California, make certain that it meets California standards for emissions and safety.

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes. You can buy any vehicle in any state. The paperwork becomes a hassle.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, but when you bring it back to CA, you need to register it there.

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    • Anon
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      Only needs verify it passes  CA smog  IF a modern car Intended to be registered for public street use. . A '57 Chevy or bought scrap/salvage/used for parts and not registered for street doesn't.

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