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      05-16-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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Buying a used car from out of state, what fees/taxes shoudl I expect to pay?

I'm picking up an E36 from out of state for $12,500 and was wondering what fees/taxes should I expect to pay?

-shipping costs ($1100)
-sales or "use tax" in orange county ($1093 @ 8.75%)
-registration tags (how much is this?)
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      05-16-2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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I'm pretty sure CARB will want some of your money too. They may not even let you keep it.
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      05-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #3
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Probably a smog check should be added to the price.
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      05-16-2011, 01:41 PM   #4
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can a PA shop do a CA smog check? The guy has done some exhaust modifications also. damn CA lol
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      05-16-2011, 04:43 PM   #5
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Probably got to get a smog check here in the state. As long as you have cats you should be able to pass. Without cats, it will cost you, but there are around.
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Its PITA to regi out-of-state car in Cali.

congrants on new car and gl on regi
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      05-17-2011, 01:41 AM   #7
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I bought my E36 M3 from Arizona back in 08 for $11500. With DMV registration I got a fee for about $1081 for "sales tax" and registration fees. Smog your car and have the title ready then enjoy your new used car.

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