I live in California. The seller didn't even give me a title. He had it registered currently with the DMV, but no title in hand because he had just turned in the transfer title paperwork in- the car had been purchased from an auction. I drove it home, and it was leaking oil like crazy. I took it to my mechanic and they said there was a major leak- it would cost more than a thousand dollars to repair the leak. I feel like an idiot.