Even though CO is an ELT state, they’re crazy to until it’s registered. They have no insight if the deal is funded/title is recorded before you get your registration, MCO could still be floating around.
They could do anything, including giving you the GMC for $1, but they’re wise to insist on seeing actual permanent registration.
There are some that will buy on temp tags but most require the new car to be registered/plated.
Why? When a new car is bought/leased it doesn’t have a title yet. Every new car is issued what’s called a “MCO” which is Manufacturer Certificate of Origin and that is what is submitted to the DMV in order to get initially registered/title issued. That MCO is from the manufacturer and given to the initial dealer . It’s what they initially submit to the dmv to register you car.
So since your Audi is freshly purchased, it doesn’t have a title just yet. The GMC dealer is looking at it and sees there isn’t a title yet. They can’t legally sell a car without a title fyi so they don’t want it sitting there waiting on YOU to get it registered.
Hope this helps not only you, but all the other folks who are flipping new cars .
Ended up just getting my plates that morning… got a call from a diff dealer that a Denali just became available… went there, and they said you didn’t have to get your plates. We coulda done the deal with expired temps no problem…
Guess it’s really just up to the dealer lol. Oh well!