van

10

Asked by Jan 22, 2013 at 01:19 AM about the 1996 Mazda MPV 4 Dr LX Passenger Van

Question type: General

I want to know if I can use my van toward a trade in the problem is that the people I bought the van signed the tittle and never had it registered in there name. I cant get it registered in my name because of it. what can I do?

5 Answers

You have a forged document on your hands. If at all possible, find the former owner, the one before whoever you bought it from, get a Bill of Sale from everybody, take everything to the DMV and they will advise you what to do. If it was a long period of time that they had it without changing the name on the title, all the worse...you may have to lien it, sending certified mail to the original owners. Laws vary in States, but in Calif anyway, if you submit the proper documents (and of course a fee) the DMV will give you a list of all owners, and if it's worth more than $4,000 that is even more complicated. Sorry, don't shoot the messenger but you have a real mess. You then send those certified letters to everybody involved, hopefully they will respond, then after 31 days if they don't respond you can petition the court to have it put in your name, but you will have to see a judge...all this will take months. But as for your original question, no you can not use it in a trade, legally that is, a dealer won't go near it, see if you can get your money back from whoever you bought it from and get rid of the whole thing. I know, that is a longshot. Good luck. Not sarcasm, I mean Good Luck

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
10

thank you, I have mailed a letter to the people that owned it before and nothing ever become of it.I don't know if there still alive. it was done in north Carolina and I even went to the DMV there and they told me that theres nothing they can do. It was real stupied on our part. we only paid 600.00 for the van and it runs great. its a shame. thank you for the info. I guess I could have it shreaded that would be some money back and some money to put toward another car.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

That was why I said you are going to end up in court, as there really is nothing the DMV can do. Send another one, Certified, and if they don't respond you can petition the court after 31 days. That is Calif anyway, I don't know if N. Carolina law is similar

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful
15,325

You could part it out. Go to a car dealer and talk to the sales/finance manager. They come across this all the time and ask for advice on what to do. I bet they will take it on a trade in. :-)

220

send a certified letter to anyone whos name is on the title if they do not respond take your certified mail receipt to an insurance company and get a bond on the vehicle its usually 10$ for every 1000 the car is worth and then the dmv should issue you a new title it just takes time.......

Your Answer

MPV

Looking for a Used MPV in your area?

CarGurus has 300 nationwide MPV listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Mazda MPV Experts

  • #1
    bobbyleveille
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #2
    Gary John
    Reputation
    500
  • #3
    Michelle Ann
    Reputation
    330
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Odyssey
322 Great Deals out of 23,522 listings starting at $950
Used Chrysler Town & Country
247 Great Deals out of 14,022 listings starting at $1,998
Used Dodge Grand Caravan
197 Great Deals out of 26,952 listings starting at $1,750
Used Nissan Quest
55 Great Deals out of 2,669 listings starting at $2,550
Used Mazda MX-5 Miata
68 Great Deals out of 4,296 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
1,032 Great Deals out of 60,523 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Mazda MPV For Sale
44 listings starting at $4,450
2003 Mazda MPV For Sale
65 listings starting at $1,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.