Thanks for all the responses! I now know what to do. I’m picking up the truck this Friday and needless to say I’m pretty excited to get it. One last follow up question. Was the tax and registration costs received from Dave Smith; was that pretty close to what California will charge me? Or was there a large price difference? I was shocked they are charging me $610 or so for the registration and I would think it would be more than that.
^ Guess if I was researching these questions online, I'd look at the CA dmv website. Might have better info than the forum?
Most states tell you what the tax and tags rates are. If you don't already know what your sales tax rate is.
I would just double check with Dave Smith to see if they checked with the CA DMV - tell your salesperson it would suck to do all the paperwork on this deal and get a large bill from your state for the difference in fees a month or two later -
It honestly isn't rocket science and the woman or man in the title/paperwork dept. at the dealership should be more than capable to call the CA DMV or go on their website and figure out how much they should be charging you -
Think about it this way, even if they charged you Idaho or whatever state it is, fees, and your states fees were LESS, do you really expect Dave Smith to send you a refund check for the difference?
See what I'm getting at? - Its not rocket science on their end they give a VIN to the DMV and it calculates the title fee, registration fee, and tax - When we bought my wifes car out of Florida it was easy for them to apply registration and sales tax for our state, we weren't paying Florida fees -
Again I would double check on your final deal sheet but they have more than enough time to have your proper fees ready on your paperwork when you arrive tomorrow -
Lets get some live shots of that sweet rig after you pick it up!