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Hello,

I was looking at a truck that dealership in New Mexico has. I am from California.

The sales manager at the dealership in New Mexico says that if I buy it, I won't be able to register it in California.

I've since had 2 dealerships, one of which is also in New Mexico say that this is not true.. and that they sell vehicles to people in California all the time.

I'm also loooking at the DMV registration questions page for California, and all they say is that the vehicle must be '50 state emissions certified' - which my understanding is that all Tundras come this way.

Anyone have any more information on this subject?

Here is the California DMV questions page regarding registering a new vehicle bought out of state.
Before Buying a Vehicle From Out of State—Be Sure You Can Register It in California (FFVR 29)
 

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Hello,

I was looking at a truck that dealership in New Mexico has. I am from California.

The sales manager at the dealership in New Mexico says that if I buy it, I won't be able to register it in California.

I've since had 2 dealerships, one of which is also in New Mexico say that this is not true.. and that they sell vehicles to people in California all the time.

I'm also loooking at the DMV registration questions page for California, and all they say is that the vehicle must be '50 state emissions certified' - which my understanding is that all Tundras come this way.

Anyone have any more information on this subject?

Here is the California DMV questions page regarding registering a new vehicle bought out of state.
Before Buying a Vehicle From Out of State—Be Sure You Can Register It in California (FFVR 29)

I not sure about that...We bought a new 4Runner before we move here in CA we paid another taxes when we registered our truck...Actually 2 taxes in each states :cry:
 

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Of course you can the dealer that told you that must have been from Cal rite!! I bought my Tundra in Colorado and all they did was mail Title/Registration to MVD in ABQ!! Just get the adress where you will register the vehicle in CAL and bring with you to NM and NM will give you a temp tag and finance officer will need to know what tax rate you pay in Cal to do your paper work so that is the most important issue to get your taxes correct from jump street cause i paid too much and took for ever to get NM to give me my excess taxes i paid !!. This is not rocket science buying an outta state vehicle! i am thinking about doing a FJ from Cal and why would this be an issue?? New Mexico is in the US by the way!! The issue is doing a proper break-in when you drive it back to Cal , you need to vary the speed for the first 500 miles and matted accelerator is an option but not a good one!! worked for me but i only did it for first 100 miles then i relaxed for the next 400 miles. really a non issue but they say to vary speeds and time you are at those speeds!! I hear their are a couple cheap FJ's in state with manual transmissions that are going real cheap!! wife needs new toy!!
 

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The 07 Tundra can be registered in CA. They are all built with the same emissions system. Pop the hood and have the salesman read the sticker on the underside of the hood.
 

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anyone that paid taxes in 2 states probably got ripped off IMOO!! the finance manager when i bought my truck in Co asked me what rate NM used for taxes and that was figured into loan and sent to NM by TFS when i bought my truck!! i told them the wrong tax rate for new vehicles and actually paid too much but after a couple phone calls i got my extra payment back once NM got the check from dealership in Co
 

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There are very different rules on whether you are driving it out of new mexico or shipping it out of new mexico and taking delivery in California.

Question I had is why would you go through the trouble. Couldnt you get what you wanted here in California?
 

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Bought my new Tundra in NM and drove it to Texas without paying any tax. Dealer put a temp tag on it and sent me the Toyota Certificate of Origin via overnight mail once he got it in a few days from Toyota. I did the tax and titling on my own. So Toyota Financial basically financed the whole sales amount minus TT&L and no down payment and I paid the TT&L on my own with Toyota Finance shown as lienholder for purposes of mailing a newly issued title to them. So my check to the tax office in TX for licensing and registration could be indirectly construed as my down payment.

If you do buy out of state and the dealer insists on collecting tax make sure there is a repricosity tax agreement between the dealer's state and your home state. Then all you have to do is pay the difference or wait for a refund (which would be painfully long as is the case whever the government owes you something). I bought a truck in FL and had to pay tax there and thankfully their taxes were lower so I only paid the difference to TX when I got home.
 

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We do out of state deliveries at our dealership all the time. Like everyone else says just have the correct tax rate for your area at the time of purchase and it should be a none issue.

We actually omit tax when we do our because we are so close to Oregon. We deliver the vehicle in Oregon, and then you are free to do what you wish with it. Just keep in mind if you do zero tax on purchase your DMV will likely want that money when you go to register it in your home state.
 
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