quote:just gave them the paperwork and paid the fees "based on the real purchase price". Maybe the DMV lady felt sorry for me that I was too honest to save money a based on a bogus purchase price and documentation.
I think they only checked my VIN because it was an out-of-state registration (Oregon).
As for purchase price documentation, the clerk just asked me what I paid. No paper work requested.
I had paid for the car with two cashier's checks - with an ulterior motive. I was prepared to show DMV the lower ($12K) of the the two to verify the purchase price.
But when I told her "twelve thousand dollars", her only response was - "Gee, that's a lot of money for such an old car".