best zip code for best price on used cars

Asked by Oct 05, 2016 at 08:00 PM

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

where in the u.s. had the lowest price to buy used cars. this price should also
show any sales tax associated with the purchase

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The reason the price doesn't show sales tax is because the price isn't the final number. It's just an asking price, plus you can purchase a car in one state and register it in another like you are suggesting on doing.


Sales tax aren't going to make that big a difference, as compared to regional difference in car values. Also doesn't matter where you BUY the car, you will pay the taxes on where you REGISTER the car, namely your home state.

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Please I am in Bujumbura. I don't know the zip code this place am new as a Diplomat. I need a used Mercedes Benz E300 with low mileage for model 2009 ease it's urgent. Let's chat

Waiting for your response please


Maybe the mid-west is cheapest but the cost to transport a car thousands of miles will erase any savings you might get. Eastern cars and cars where roads are salted in the winter should be avoided due to rust. A 9 year old car from the north west may be completely rusted out. For rust free cars try the south western states - California, Arizona, New Mexico etc.


I cannot say what sales tax would be for a foreign buyer. Sales tax is normally assessed based on the state you live in.


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