What You Need to Know About Buying a Car Out of State | Luther Mankato Honda

You have your eye on a new Honda Civic at Luther Mankato in Mankato, MN, but you live in northern Iowa. How do you purchase that car and bring it back to Iowa? It’s not as hard as you think!

Luther Mankato Honda, your new Honda dealership serving Mason City, IA, explains the process of buying a car out of state below. 

When you come to Luther Mankato Honda to pick up your new car, you’ll need the following documents:
  • Proof of inspection
  • Insurance document that meets Iowa’s minimum liability requirements
  • Odometer reading
  • The title from the previous state
  • A valid registration 
  • Proof of taxes or fees paid
Since you’ll be purchasing a car in Minnesota, we will complete your paperwork, and sign over the title to you. We suggest you get a bill of sale from us, which should list all of the terms of sale including the purchase price. 

If you’re purchasing a pre-owned or used vehicle from us, we will provide you a vehicle history report that includes the car’s estimated odometer reading, accident history and its involvement in theft or flooding. 

Contact us here if you have any questions. We would be happy to answer them. 

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Luther Mankato Honda, your top Honda dealership serving Mason City, IA proudly serves the St. Peter, MN, St. James, MN, Mankato, MN, and New Ulm, MN, and Mason City, IA, Forest City, IA, Osage, IA, Armstrong, IA and Charles City, IA areas. We pride ourselves in our Honda service, and our lineup of new and preowned Hondas is sure to impress.

Come see us today today to understand the Luther Mankato Honda difference!

Luther Mankato Honda | 507-386-7800 | 308 Raintree Rd. Mankato, MN 56001


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Prices shown are manufacturer suggested retail prices only and do not include taxes, license, or doc fee. Manufacturer vehicle accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Please contact us with any questions.

**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.