Originally Posted by lukasbmw
So in Cali:
-Pay taxes on car value
I imagine I have to smog the car prior to registration?
The seller is responsible for getting the car smog checked, and it needs to be within 90 days of the sale.
You don't pay "sales tax" when you buy a car from a private party - you pay a "use tax", which oddly enough just happens to be the same percentage as sales tax.