I give you the money, you give me a car. Please.
February 16, 2011 9:14 AM Subscribe
I have $3000 cash. You have a car. Help me make this transaction go smoothly.
posted by sonika to work & money (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I are planning on buying a used car this weekend and paying cash. Our budget is about $3000.
[NOTE: This, financially, makes sense for our family and the purpose of the car is to be a temporary vehicle until we buy an actual new new car this summer. We are looking for a safe car, but we're not planning on making a significant investment in a car right now - hence the low budget.]
I've been looking at Craigslist for the cars and have downloaded all of the relevant forms w/r/t title and registration from the RI DMV. However, I have to admit, I don't really know what I'm doing. Dear people of AskMe, please tell me what I need to know to exchange cash for a car.
(One nagging two-part question: How long does it typically take to get plates? Can I get temp plates for a car I don't yet own?)