Ok, I need a car, but should I buy it before or after I move
May 12, 2014 4:26 PM Subscribe
I live in DC. Sometime soon after Labor Day, I'll be relocating to Charlotte, NC. I'm sure I'll have plenty of wailing detailed questions about this as the time approaches [and after!], but it's happening [and it's very good for my career. I'm calling it a new adventure]. Should I buy a car here in DC or once I'm in Charlotte?
posted by atomicstone to Travel & Transportation (14 answers total)
The last time I owned a car was 2002, and that was a family handmedown. I know how to get a car loan, and insurance, but....that's it.
I'm expecting to buy a lightly used/new smaller car. Should I buy it in the DC area or Charlotte area? Does it matter? If I wait until Charlotte, I'll have to move quickly and won't have much assistance from friends. If I buy in DC, I have to...register it here? And, obvs, drive it to NC. Are prices regional? I don't even know the questions to ask about this DC/NC car buying thing. Please answer the questions I don't even know to ask!