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  1. Default buy a car for a road trip

    we are two swiss girls planning a road trip from new york through the united states. we search for somebody who wants to sell a used car by the end of july. if you have been on a road trip and want to sell your car then, we will buy it, also with equipment.

  2. Default sell used car with equipment for road trip

    if anyone is interested in buying a used car with equipment in the end of october in new york, we will sell you our.

    we are two swiss girls and we are going to make a road trip, sleep in the car, cook on our own. that means, we want to sell our car in the end with all the equipment. we make a good price!:)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    South of England.

    Default Resident ?

    Hello and welcome to the RTA forums !

    Unless you have an address in the USA to register the car and get your insurance docs etc sorted out it might not be as straight forward as you think.
    You can find a few threads on this subject by using the search button.

    [I have joined and moved your threads to the relevant forum.]

    Although it's a little premature selling something you don't yet have I have left both posts open so people can see your intention.
    Last edited by Southwest Dave; 05-21-2009 at 09:50 AM. Reason: Merged threads [info]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    I think a lot of people have a misconception - it's not as simple as paying somebody for a car, buying a set of license plates, and hitting the road. There is paperwork and documentation required to get a title, registration, insurance, safety and emissions inspections - which the car generally cannot be legally driven without. Whatever state you register it in normally requires that you have a physical address in that state - not a post office box or a hotel room.

    Renting a car is expensive, but a lot less hassles, assuming you are at least 21. If you are both 25, it will be a lot less expensive. If you are under 21, you cannot rent a car.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Washington state coast/Olympic Peninsula

    Default Yup, it's complicated

    Too bad we don't have a centralized place for international visitors to work with to purchase a car.

    This discussion
    should answer some of your questions about buying/selling a car.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Melbourne, Australia


    Quote Originally Posted by PNW Judy View Post
    Too bad we don't have a centralized place for international visitors to work with to purchase a car.
    It would be great if this conglomoration of 50 States could ever worik something like that out.

    Considering past history of other uniform legislation/regulation, I fear somehow it will not be in my lifetime.

    Lifey who wishes the oft seen United we Stand were true

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Joplin MO


    It is, but it also has to balance with states' rights. Motor vehicle affairs have always been administered by each individual state, with a limited amount of reciprocity. You can drive in any state with a driver's license issued by any other state, and you can drive a vehicle registered in any other state. However, if you move to another state, you have a limited amount of time to get a driver's license and register your vehicle in the new state.

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