Ok, typing this for the second time as when I went to post, SFN kindly went into maintenance mode and not a draft in sight!
Anyhoo, about to buy my first LHD car here. My RHD I brought with me is dying and repairs far outweigh value etc. So I am fully aware of docs needed, things to be checked, what the Seller must provide/do etc along with docs declaring sale, no lien on car etc. What I am not au fait with is the practicalities of sealing the deal so to speak.
For instance, in the UK when I buy a used car, I find the car, do an HPi check, go see it with cash in hand(bag) and if I everything seems in order, I buy it, we sign the V5 etc and I drive home with a new toy. So can I do the same here, or is there a reason for a waiting period between viewing and driving it off or any reason I cannot do as I would do in the UK?
My reason for asking is the car I want at the price I can afford seems to be more readily available in other departments but not mine. Yes I could wait indefinitely for one to come up but I doubt my car will last that long and as most of the ones I have seen are at least 2 hours drive away, I had hoped that I could drive to it, view it and assuming everything is ok, buy it, drop my car off at the nearest pre-researched scrap yard and drive the new one home.
Any advice/info on the usual formalities would be much appreciated.