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      10-26-2009, 01:58 PM   #9
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Drives: CSL
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland

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Originally Posted by gongju View Post
Does anyone know if you live in Texas if it's a big hassle to purchase your car from another state as far as paperwork and additional costs are concerned? Would I have to pay car registration from where I purchased the car as well as Texas registration fees as well? A friend of mine had mentioned something about additional taxes and whatnot associated with this so I was just wondering if anyone had any input. Thanks!
I live in Houston, TX but bought my car used from Sandia BMW in Albuquerque, NM September of last year. In the end I had to pay about $4500 to register and title the car here in Texas, as well as for sales tax on the vehicle (included in that $4500). From my knowledge, you only pay registration in the state of your primary residence.

In the end I got my e92M for thousands less than any available in Houston or Dallas at the time. One has to remember that this was before the bottom fell out of the market so these cars were going for around $70-72K here.

2007 GT3 Clubsport w/CGT buckets in Scotland
2003 CSL, SG, Alcon BBK SOLD
2002 M5, SSII/Blk and bone stock. In storage back home in TX
2008 M3, AW/Blk 6MT, lots of track stuff SOLD