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I am looking to buy a lotus and have been told that it is hard to transfer an out of state to in state. If that is the case I am looking for a California Registered Lotus. My budget is around 30k.

I am looking to own one of these within the next 2 months. Please pm me if you have what I am looking for. Color preference would be, Exterior: Black, Grey, or yellow. But would consider any for the right price. Of course lower milage is better. And I would be doing a mechanic checkup on the entire car. So please be honest about condition.

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Thanks

Just thought this would be an easier way, since I wasnt sure if they are still available. I spent about 2 hours looking at them.
 

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I am looking to buy a lotus and have been told that it is hard to transfer an out of state to in state. If that is the case I am looking for a California Registered Lotus. My budget is around 30k.

I am looking to own one of these within the next 2 months. Please pm me if you have what I am looking for. Color preference would be, Exterior: Black, Grey, or yellow. But would consider any for the right price. Of course lower milage is better. And I would be doing a mechanic checkup on the entire car. So please be honest about condition.

Thanks,

Chris
*I'm selling my 05 krypton green elise, sport pack, black forged rims, both tops, new tires/brakes, never tracked, black racing stripes from front to back. Awesome condition. I'm in NY and I bought mine from vegas....no real problems when I did it.
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I am selling a 2005 Lotus Elise, Starlight black, 9,400 miles, touring package, sport pack, starshield. I'm in Woodland Hills CA. The car is registered in California and I am the only person on the title. No lien holders (banks) on the title. If you are interested please call me, 818-205-4486, Eric.
 

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Curious to know what the out of state issue is besides additional paperwork hassle. Are all year Elises 50 state certified or in some years are there separate versions for CA certification? thanks
 

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If the car has 7,500+ miles on the odometer, then it is not an issue at all.

Taken from the link that I already posted...

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Vehicle from Out-of-State

The Bottom Line

If you are a California resident and acquire a new car, truck or motorcycle from another state, it must be certified to meet California smog laws in order to be registered here.

Aren't All Vehicles California Certified?

Not all new vehicles are manufactured to be sold to California residents or businesses. Many manufacturers make vehicles to be sold in the other 49 states. These vehicles (49-State) are made with smog equipment that meets federal emission standards, but not California standards. 50-State or California certified vehicles are made to be sold to California residents.

What Is Considered a New Vehicle?

California law considers any vehicle with less than 7,500 miles on the odometer when acquired by a California resident or business to be a new vehicle. This holds true whether or not the vehicle has been registered in another state. If you acquire a new vehicle from another state, you may not subsequently drive it to accumulate over 7,500 miles to circumvent the law. DMV cannot accept an application to register the vehicle, and you cannot register or operate the vehicle in California.

Exceptions

As usual, there are a few exceptions included in the law. As a California resident or business you may be able to register a 49-State vehicle if you:

Obtained it as part of a divorce or inheritance settlement.
Purchased it to replace a vehicle stolen while you were using it out of state.
Purchased it to replace a vehicle which was destroyed or made inoperative beyond reasonable repair while you were using it out of state.
Were on active military duty outside California, and you registered the vehicle in the state of your last military service.

Check the Label

To find out whether a car or truck is California Certified, check the emission label under the hood. For a motorcycle check the headset or frame. The label should read that the vehicle conforms to California regulations, or that it is legal for sale in California.

(see link for pictures of the label)

Does This Apply to Someone Moving to California?

If you are moving to California from another state, you may register a new federally certified vehicle in California if it was first registered by you in your home state, or for military personnel, in your last state of military service. When applying for vehicle registration in California, you must provide evidence of your vehicle's previous registration and that you were a resident of the other state when you acquired the vehicle.

Vehicles Purchased From Out of the Country

California has special requirements for vehicles imported from other countries (including Canada and Mexico). It may be very costly and in some cases impossible to modify these vehicles to meet California emission requirements and/or federal motor vehicle safety standards. For example, vehicles manufactured to be sold in Europe (gray market vehicles) less than two years old are not legal for registration or use in California.
 

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Curious to know what the out of state issue is besides additional paperwork hassle. Are all year Elises 50 state certified or in some years are there separate versions for CA certification? thanks
All Elise and Exige vehicles are 50-state. The only additional hassle is that you have to have the vehicle smog checked if it was purchased out of state. Not a big deal unless it has been modified in a manner that could affect emissions (i.e. FI, decat, etc.).
 
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