The Five Best States For Car Buyers

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, Automotive Editor - October 2, 2014

Buying a car is a pricey investment and shopping around for a great deal could save you hundreds of dollars. In addition to looking for the best dealership there are specific states for car buyers to find a great price. The difference is usually found in the taxes and fees assessed when making the purchase.

One of the best states to buy a car is Oregon. This state does not charge sales tax and the registration and title fees average about $112. If you are thinking about hopping on a plane and buying a car in Oregon to save money, you will be disappointed in the end. Although you may purchase the vehicle in a no sales tax state, you will pay sales tax and title and registration fees in the state where you live and register the car.

Another great state to purchase a car is the state of Virginia. Buyers who purchase a car in this state will pay a low sales tax and the plate renewal fees are fairly low. In addition you can often find a discount off the MSRP in the state of Virginia -- sometimes as much as 7.6 percent. Although depending on where in the state you live you might pay more for fuel and insurance. People living in Northern Virginia will pay more than those living in smaller towns.

New Hampshire is another inexpensive state to buy a car if you are looking at sales tax only. There is no sales tax in New Hampshire so your upfront costs will be less. Title and registration fees may be a little more and local taxes could add up. As a car owner you will have to get a state inspection and vehicles from 1996 or newer will be assessed through an onboard diagnostic system to check fuel emissions. If your vehicle has a problem, you may need to pay for repairs.

Buying a car in Montana could also save you money. The sales tax is low and the title and registration fees are also minimal. Again it will depend on where you live in Montana when figuring the local taxes and insurance costs. Before making a purchase you should do plenty of research online to determine the actual cost of buying and owning a particular car.

Finally West Virginia is another cheap place to purchase a car. You will pay a 5 percent sales tax and a $10 title and $30 registration fee. After buying the car you will also need to have a state inspection and you will be required to have your vehicle inspected each year to ensure safety. You will not have to pay for an emissions inspection in West Virginia.

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, Automotive Editor

Rebecca Ballard is a freelance writer who specializes in the automotive industry. A unique interest in finding affordable and dependable automobiles keeps her busy researching the most up-to-date information in the automotive field.

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