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Old 04-29-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Depends on the state.

Here in MA, if you buy the car early enough in the AM, you can pick it up with new plates that evening, otherwise you'd have them next day. I think I got a free oil change when a purchase took 2 days due to the DMV runner calling out sick that day.


Amazing how states do things differently. MA doesn't do temp plates due to how fast you can get your new plate (or transfer)
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:17 PM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Our dealer (Jim Harte Nissan in Mt.Kisco, NY) took 34 days to get our plates.....we had a 30 temp, so our new car sat in the driveway for 4 days unable to be used....then we got calls from the bank....they took their time paying off our trade....bank was hounding us, and gave a black eye on our credit for a late payment.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:25 PM
 
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Takes 2 weeks.

Temp tags are good for 90 days.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:38 PM
 
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In CO since the plates belong to driver and not the vehicle we get the plates from the DMV when we register the car. Temp tags are good for 60 days. Usually near the 60 days you go to DMV and register your car. You can decide whether to use old plates or get new ones. You can get a credit if using old plates from previous vehicle.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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50 states, 51 different sets of rules. Each is different.

"Document fees" are a SCAM to raise the profit on each sale after an agreed price has been reached. It is often excluded from the salesman's commission. In a typical deal it takes no more than 20 minutes of the title clerks time to process the sale. The dealer will charge hundreds of $$$ for this "service". A few states limit how much they can charge.
Years ago "document processing" was considered a cost of doing business the same as sweeping the floor and washing the windows.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:44 AM
 
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I just bought a new 2015 dodge durango on May 12, 2015. I received the new plates and sticker tag, but did not receive the vehicle owner registration card, the one the highway patrol would ask to see! When can i expect to receive that registration card?
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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I just bought a new 2015 dodge durango on May 12, 2015. I received the new plates and sticker tag, but did not receive the vehicle owner registration card, the one the highway patrol would ask to see! When can i expect to receive that registration card?
Only your state Department of Motor Vehicles can answer that question.
All I can say is that here in Montana, the dealer delivers the paperwork to the Courthouse, the DMV office sends the buyer a postcard telling him to come in and transfer ownership, then we go to the DMV office at the Courthouse, pay the fees, get the plates and the registration, and the title is mailed to us from Deer Lodge within 2 to 6 weeks.
Of course, since you apparently don't live in Montana (because you got the plates but no registration), that descriptions does you no good at all.
Title transfer and registration procedures are VERY state specific. Without knowing what state you live in, even a resident of your town can't help you!
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Old 06-24-2015, 01:22 PM
 
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In CO it is kind of a guessing game. Purchase car, get temp tags that expire in 2 months. Get a pink temp registration slip. Wait until tags almost expire and go into DMV and hope that they have paperwork. If they do pay registration and get plates. If paperwork is not ready come back later.
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Old 08-22-2015, 01:59 PM
 
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It's taking about 4-6 weeks for the new plates to arrive at the dealerships in the larger Texas metropolitan areas. Then the clerks at the dealerships are swamped. So it's not unreasonable to actually have the new plates in hand at the two month point. That's why the temp plates are good for two months.
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Old 08-22-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: SW Corner of CT
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We bought our car from Jim Harte Nissan in Mt. Kisco NY....we live in Ct.....took 34 days....the temp is only good for 30, so our new car was a big paper weight for 4 days....no compensation
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