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We live near a state line and were wondering if it is much of a hassle to buy out of state. Would we have to do extra paperwork or what would it involve that we wouldn't have to do if we stayed in our own state?

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We bought our vehicle out-of-state (drove to Somerset KY, from Nashville, TN) and it was a breeze.

The dealer can answer most of your questions but all that differs is your 'vehicle-tax'. We recieved the 'tax' as a check made out to the TN state taken right from the total financed price (which was done at our local credit union) when we picked up the vehicle.

Then all we had to do was bring the check & vehicle info to the tax assessor's office and they set it up.

Easy as pie.

As for warranty work; any Honda dealer in the continental US will honor your vehicle warranty.
 

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I bought over the state line in Ohio (I live in PA). The dealer there gets alot of PA customers and he took care of everything. All I had to do was get the vehicle state inspected within a week or two...

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Shaners:
I bought over the state line in Ohio (I live in PA). The dealer there gets alot of PA customers and he took care of everything. All I had to do was get the vehicle state inspected within a week or two...

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Did you save some money, under MSRP? I'm in OH here, so I would drive to the hills to save some bucks.
 

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We live in Illinois, and twice bought out-of-state. In Wisconsin, the dealer had an agreement with the State of Illinois, and was able to do title, registration, taxes, everything. Just like buying in-state. In Indiana, the dealer had no such agreement. We paid the cost of the vehicle with no other fees whatsoever. I had to take the Certificate of Origin to the local Secretary of State (DMV) office and pay the taxes and title/registration fees. A few short forms and an hour of time. Just keep in mind that taxes can easily hit $2000 on expensive vehicles in some states, and if you have to pay yourself you won't have the option of rolling it into your financing if you need to do so.

Basically, contact the out-of-state dealer and they should know all the details. If they can't do everything, then contact your state's DMV and/or Revenue departments.
 

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Hi,

When I bought a vehicle at Reedman's they did all the paperwork.(Reedman's is out of state in Penn - I live in N.J.) . This time I am trying to buy a vehicle in Scranton and I will have to do the paperwork,which of course means a trip to the dreaded N.J. DMV.

The only other drawback besides the paperwork so far is the inability to drive by during this multi-month wait and see if anything came in. I am sure that they (Burne Honda in Scranton) are telling me the truth but I've been waiting since August.

This long a wait leaves a lot of time for me to second guess my decision, especially with these zero percent financing ads.

Good Luck,
Tom
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by BobN:
Originally posted by Shaners:
I bought over the state line in Ohio (I live in PA). The dealer there gets alot of PA customers and he took care of everything. All I had to do was get the vehicle state inspected within a week or two...

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Did you save some money, under MSRP? I'm in OH here, so I would drive to the hills to save some bucks.


Actually I bought a Saturn Wagon in Ohio. It was a better deal than I could get in Pittsburgh. My Honda dealer has a sister dealership in Ohio, so if they have the van on the lot in Ohio, they'll bring it over to PA just to save you some extra travel...


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We bought our ody in Ohio as well. The one disadvantage is that we had to go to the DMV before the temporary tags expired to register the vehicle and pay sales taxes. Fortunately, VA car sales tax is lower than OH.

The only other disadvantage is that the dealer from which you purchase the van might be more "caring" about problems you might encounter in order to keep your business. On the other hand, warranty work can be handled at any dealer.

Just my $0.02 worth.

Good Luck,

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Shaners:

Actually I bought a Saturn Wagon in Ohio. It was a better deal than I could get in Pittsburgh. My Honda dealer has a sister dealership in Ohio, so if they have the van on the lot in Ohio, they'll bring it over to PA just to save you some extra travel...


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Err.... I live in Ohio. I was just wonding if you bought the Ody in Ohio to save money.

I want the Ody for the power/quality, I just wish to pay less if posible.
 

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I did not save money on the cost of the van itself, but I did save a lot on the dealer-installed things, such as fog lights and cassette player. The local VA dealer wanted $50 more for the fog lights and about $300 more for the cassette player. We also had aftermarket leather and entertainment system added. They were about $2000 less on those two items combined. That seemed like a reasonable savings for the 12-hour drive, round trip.

Jeff

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