My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: CA
I purchased a used car on May 21,2008. The seller had a loan out still so the deal was to take my cashier's check, pay off the loan, and send me the title as prompt as possible. I know I know, never buy a car w/out the title but I am too trusting and I sold a car the same way so didn't think anything of it. Well it's been 3 months and still no title. I have a bill of sale w/ his signature, DL, old address (he moved) and phone number but it has since changed. We keep in email contact and it's always one excuse after another why it is taking so long (his ex took $ out of his account, he fell on bad times etc etc, and he promises he is working hard to pay off the loan and get me the title). Problem is, the Reg is now up and I cannot register the car w/out the title. Or can I? What can I do in this situation? Why am I still holding on to the belief that he may come through still? I managed to call the Loan company and was at least able to find out that a title does exist in his name for the VIN. So he simply has not paid it off. What can I do here? I'm driving on pins and needles hoping not to get pulled over. Thank you for any help at all!