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Old 12-01-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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Do you need an NC drivers license to buy a car in NC? I have a current valid PA license. I just moved here 2 months ago and did not get my NC license yet and of course I just had an accident that totalled my car. The drivers here are indeed crazy, but that aside now I have to get another car and soon. i heard you need an NC license to buy a car here. Seems strange but most things here are strange.

if you do, how about SC? Could I buy a car in SC with my PA license
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:05 AM
 
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You can buy a car anywhere without even having a license. You might run into problems if you try to register it in NC though.

But that aside... do you think PA would let you have a NCDL and title/register your vehicle in PA? 'Cause that's essentially your situation. I imagine that most States have laws regarding being licensed in your state of residence... nothing at all to do with your ability to purchase though.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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Do you need an NC drivers license to buy a car in NC? I have a current valid PA license. I just moved here 2 months ago and did not get my NC license yet and of course I just had an accident that totalled my car. The drivers here are indeed crazy, but that aside now I have to get another car and soon. i heard you need an NC license to buy a car here. Seems strange but most things here are strange.

if you do, how about SC? Could I buy a car in SC with my PA license
What is really strange is that you haven't asked a car dealer. It is also strange that you haven't changed your PA tags to NC tags.
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Old 12-01-2009, 09:00 AM
 
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Leasing does have residency requirements which vary by market, but I have never heard of needing a certain state license to buy a vehicle...
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Old 12-01-2009, 10:31 AM
 
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thanks for the advice. And my situation is not all that strange. My husband was transferred down here and I am still based out of our Pgh office so I spend 1/2 time here and 1/2 time in PA where I drive my car so it seemed reasonable to keep my PA information until I am permanently transferred here (hopefully soon). Plus we have not sold our PA house so I guess technically I still live there

The reason I have not asked a car dealer is because the accident just occurred yesterday and I am pretty banged up and not suppose to be on my legs too much for a few days - so I thought I would do some research on line.
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