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Old 03-05-2021, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Evanston, Lake Forest, and Wrigleyville, Illinois
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No and usually you have the choice - you can pay taxes there or you pay taxes when the vehicle is registered with the state of residence so you can purchase and pay taxes later (at least that has how it has been for me). Unlike some of the other posters I personally have found better deals in Chicagoland given the volume some of the dealerships deal with vs. outside where they may not have the vehicle turnover. I think from a deals perspective, higher volume dealers have more flexibility in pricing especially with models that do not necessarily sell well in the area (pickup trucks in urban areas, etc.).
It totally depends on the dealership's own business model, the brand, and the particular model. While higher-volume dealers do usually have more competitive pricing, there are many higher-volume dealers that are still higher than smaller dealerships.
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Old Today, 01:15 PM
 
Location: 1 MILE FROM BIG MUDDY
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1) Still Laughing!! In April 1980, my St Paul, Mn based employer bought a new company vehicle in St Louis for our downtown Chicago office (for my local business use). It was obvious "St Paul" was attempting to skirt the tax. They had the Buick driven to Chicago by one of those transit (We drive it) firms. Upon possession, the window crank was broken and the trans acted like it had been hard driven. Then I went to the DMV in Chicago to register it and you have to bring the sales invoice, of course!! DMV clerk stated "No plates until the Illinois Sales Tax was paid." LOL. So whomever in St Paul dreamed up the savings for this deal probably had egg on his face! If I recall, the tax was about $400 then.

2) Wife got new 2008 Subaru which we still drive. We live 150 miles from Chicago in another state. So where does the local dealer here get the desired vehicle? From a Chicago dealership.


PS No, it was not a "Save on purchase cost" As a Fleet purchaser, my home office could have bought the vehicle in Chicago and got a similar price as that in St. Louis. And the same talk went around in those circles/times as well....buy a vehicle in another state and save tax!!! Yeah, right, like my opening comment, I am still LOL.

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