How to Buy a Luxury Car in Another State

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If you have found a luxury car you love at Atlanta Autos but you do not live in GA, you may be wondering about how to buy a luxury car in another state. A common question we hear at Atlanta Autos is, “Can I buy a car out of state?” The answer to that question is definitely yes! Buying a car out of state is actually easier than you might think. Learn how to buy a car in another state with the automotive experts at Atlanta Autos, and get behind the wheel of your dream car as soon as possible. 

How to Buy a Performance Car in a Different State 

Buying a car in another state is not as stressful as it seems. Adding your license plate to a vehicle that was taken over state lines only requires a few documents and a trip to the DMV. Here’s what to do after buying a car out of state. 

  1. Obtain a bill of sale that clearly lists the purchase price of the vehicle. 
  2. Next, it’s time for a trip to the DMV. If you do not know where the closest location is, you can find your local DMV by doing a quick online search or using a site such as DMV Near Me.
  3. Visit your local DMV near Sandy Springs or Kennesaw. When you do, you will need the following items:
    1. Bill of sale
    2. Completed application for vehicle transaction form
    3. Title of the vehicle signed by the previous owner
    4. Lienholders’ names and address
    5. Filled out odometer disclosure state for title transfer
    6. Tax Form RUT-50 Private Party Vehicle Tax Transaction
    7. Registration fees
    8. Proof of insurance
    9. Proof of residency

Tell the clerk that the vehicle was purchased out of state and that you are looking to title and register the vehicle at your current address. 

  1. In most cases, the DMV clerk will return your bill of sale and keep the title from the other state. You will need to pay the difference in sales tax between the two states. 
  2. All you have to do now is wait for the title to arrive in the mail. 

Taxes and Fees 

Now that you know how to buy a used luxury car out of state, you may also have questions about the taxes and fees that are required. Your local sales tax, the difference between state sales tax, and any applicable processing fees at your DMV are usually the only extra fees required outside of what you paid for the vehicle. Because the process to register a vehicle you purchased in another state is very similar to what it would be if you bought a car in your home state, there is no need to worry about the process costing significantly more. 

Find the Car of Your Dreams at Atlanta Autos

If you do not live in GA, you can still shop for your dream car at Atlanta Autos. We have an excellent array of luxury vehicles, performance cars, and exotic cars that are certainly worth a look (or two)! Peruse our inventory online and contact us with any questions. You can even get pre-approved for financing online. Don’t forget to explore our current offers and incentives as well. 


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