My wife and I are planning to drive from the East coast to California late next year, we would like to buy a car and take our time driving. The plan is to buy a car after we have crossed the border from Canada so any state down to New Jersey would probably be ok. As you can imagine having never done anything like this before I have many questions, such as how as a non resident would I buy/ insure a vehicle? what actually purchasing a vehicle entails in any given State? What are the pitfalls/ things to look out for. I'm sure I will have many more questions but for now these will do. I look forward to the answers and tips any of you feel I may need to know. T.I.A.