Well new to us, it’s a 2012 Ford Focus hatchback three years old and thirty six thousand miles. A few minor dings and scratches on it, but hey it’s used.
The car did have a lien on it which I was able to check on the NYS DMV website. We decided to go ahead with the purchase after settling on a price the seller and I could agree on. Mark (the seller) and I went down to the bank together with a check and paid off the lien. He signed the title over along with a bill of sale the balance of the agreed upon payment went to Mark after everything was done.
About thirty six hours later I checked NYS DMV and the lien was removed. The only thing left now is to get it registered this week and then make arrangements to have some dings in the paint cleaned up.
After paying the taxes and transferring the plates from the old car to this one for $65 it’s on the road. We’ll get a clear title from NYS DMV in about a month. I haven’t seen any of the transmission issues that people complain about. I’m hoping it stays that way.
The old car is up on Craigslist looking for a buyer.