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Why Buying a Car in Hawaii is Somewhat Difficult

Well meaning people will tell you all sorts of things about buying a car in Hawaii. Several have suggested that I purchase a much older car because somehow I guess they think I would prefer to drive an already rusted-out vehicle. No, thank you, I would like to watch my brand new car slowly rust away myself. (There is also a dealer option called electromagnetic corrosion protection, that I hope is more than the tap of a magic wand.)

Others have suggested I lease a car because then I can continue to pay $6,000 a year in lease payments for the rest of my life, yet always drive a new vehicle every 5 years. None of those options is workable for me. I'd rather buy a reliable car that is new and not overly expensive nor dirt cheap.

But what a learning experience it has been. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Buying a Car in Hawaii vs. Shipping a Car From California.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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Why Buying a Car in Hawaii is Somewhat Difficult
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