NJ Registration wtf?

Yeah, if you paid $400 that leaves $100 for the registration and will only cover one year.

I just had to title and register my brand new lease, this was a first for me.

As I was told by MVC employee they only have 2 options 4yr or 1yr registration. She only did it for 1yr since I have a 2yr lease.

Renewal can be done online from what I remember and charges are about: $85 title w/lien + $85is each year reg (depending on vehicle size). SO $500 was definitely overcharge…

I just reached out to the title admin at the dealership and said she will look into it.

Oh I also got the title in the mail with my plates and reg which I also found weird. Never received a title before on a leased vehicle so I have to say NJ is very odd at this. I stored it in the glove compartment with other docs as I’m not sure if I’ll need it when it comes time to renew next year

no they screwed up Title goes to the bank.

When doing in person MVC didnt even issue me the title and said THEY will mail it to the bank.

Who is the PA dealer if you dont mind sharing PM me

There is no way the dealer paid $300 to the runner.

DMV would have been between 289-311 for 4 year plus $7.5 tire tax.

Again an indication they messed it up. You should not have received title

And don’t store it in the car. If someone steals or breaks into your car, having the title makes it easier to scam someone

Well, that’s what I’ve heard from multiple dealers in MD/PA - $300 goes to the runner to register a car out of state. @mani_is_kool had a similar experience with an MD dealer dealer recently, I believe.

Attorneys and PI’s hire courthouse runners at a fraction of that price, and that actually requires half a brain. DMV runners are basically just mules … dealership is either incompetent or lying if they say it takes $300

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I was told the same. I asked them to eat the cost which they were not willing to eat. The actual cost i think is $230

It is what it is. I’ve also been told about this $300 charge by some folks from LH that bought cars from MD dealers with out of state registration.

I knew I wasn’t smoking crack…let see what the dealer admin says. I’m sitting with the title in hand too (BMW as the lien holder) so I guess BMW will eventually come looking for it…

Seems like we live in some sort of parallel universes. Up here in PNW it’s more of $350-$400, each year, no matter what and you’re supposed to be happy it’s that “low”…

Each of my motorcycles costs me ~$90 per year for the tabs!

I’ll pay your DMV charges if you pay my NJ property taxes. :wink:


more than that - on a new car its based on MSRP; First year tabs on my 48k Alfa was 680. Renewal on the 3rd year of registration on the X1 was closer to $500.

Huh TIL about NJ registration. I’m moving to New Jersey so I don’t have to keep paying the DMV $600/year to keep registering each of my cars.

Totally possible I was low on my “quote” as it was coming from last year renewal of my Sienna that was already lower value. Just checked the property taxes in NJ on similar valued home to mine, 2x more out there, I’m fine with my tabs cost now :smiley: Not to mention you also get snow, salt and other goodies.

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Come on down to the Jersey Shore. $4800 taxes on a 4 bedroom 3 bath home thats a 5 minute walk to the beach. The best of both worlds

So the title/dmv rep from the dealership just got back to me. Agreed the title shouldn’t have been sent to me so she provided a prepaid UPS label to return it to them.

Also, she confirmed that all of their loaners are titled , so while my contract is ticked off as “New” its a used car. She confirmed that new cars are registered for 4yrs and used cars (like my loaner) are registered for 1yr, which explains why . She said she will confirm the overpayment with her accounting team and send out a check to me for the overpayment of DMV. When I checked the stubs, I believe $60 went to title and another $44 for the registration .

which are no longer tax deductible for federal purposes over $14k, thanks to orange guy in charge!!

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