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Old 06-22-2013, 03:01 PM
 
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I will be moving to California by next week from MA - I plan on buying a car, but i heard that cars are cheaper here in MA, is that true? and how much cheaper is it/? I have a friend of mine that will ship a car for $1000 or a bit less than that.
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Old 06-22-2013, 04:21 PM
 
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did you mean to post this in the Flagstaff, Arizona, forum?.....
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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No, it was actually a mistake! haha
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:12 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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You can look at used car listings in your local newspaper, then look at listings in the San Francisco Chronicle online, and see. We have no idea what car prices are like where you live.
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Old 06-23-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Those autos in MA are rust buckets. CA does not salt the roads, our cars and trucks last decades not years.
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Old 06-23-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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NOTE:California law prohibits California residents or businesses from importing and/or registering a new vehicle with less than 7,500 miles at the time of purchase unless it meets or is exempt from California emission standards. If you acquire a 49-State vehicle (manufactured for all states except California) from another state or country, you may not be able to register your vehicle in California.
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Old 06-23-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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California sales tax is highest in the nation. Think about adding 9% + to the cost of your car...
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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It's better to get here and then buy a car because of the emission standards that the state has. I think cars are pretty reasonably priced here. I've only ever bought used cars and I felt I got a good deal. My current vehicle I have had for 12 years and have never had any problems outside of normal wear and tear.
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Don't be surprised if California also goes after tax on the purchase price...
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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Cal is a little bit more for a used car but not worth the $1k shipping. In addition, used cars here are in wayyyy better shape because of the mild weather, Buy it here.
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