timing - when do I make the payment. we've agreed to a price with the seller.
we'd like to buy a car on cargurus and have agreed to terms with the seller.
when do I make the payment? after I pick up the car and title, or prior?
When you hand over cash or financing documents, the seller hands you the keys & title. If there had been a loan on the car, it's advisable to get a lien release as well.