Know this may not be the right forum, but I cant seem to get a straight answer on this. Figured this forum would be full of knowledgeable people.
I’m considering purchasing a used car from a private seller in California. If the plates stay with the car and I insure it in advance, can I legally drive the car home without having it registered in my name? On various online forums, I’ve seen three answers: 1) Yes, it’s fine, as long as you register it within 10 days. 2) Only if you apply for a temp operating tag in advance (I don’t see an option for this online) 3) No, you can’t. Have it towed to the dmv.