your right about the taxes.
if its a dealer in that state, like here in ohio you will still pay $25 for a 30 day tag to get you home. the 30 day tag is for a few reasons, one being it takes the dealer that long to pay their bank off for that car being floor planed on there budget and sending the title to your bank or get it flipped from there name into yours. if that state does it differently who cares? or from a private seller. you still have a bill of sale with a purchase date. no cop in the world would be a dick about that if you just explain whats up. my insurance Co. also allows up to 10 days to call them after a purchase. so if i crash im still covered in that 10 day window. but if you have a VIN you can call anytime. you could even call your insurance and insure my car for you to drive if you had the number.
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