My wife and I have purchased a home on STX but will not move down until December. We would like to buy a car for the island and ship it to STX shortly before we actually arrive ourselves. That leads me to a few questions that hopefully someone can share their knowledge or experience.
1. Can you register a car (small SUV), with a clear title, before it arrives on the island?
2. If yes, above, are there service providers on island who can help get this done before we arrive?
3. If no, does the actual owner (title holder name) need to do things in person or can we hire someone to handle the logistics?
In MA, where we currently live, we have generally been able to have 3rd parties, from my insurance company or dealership do everything. Not sure if this is possible on STX.
I am thinking of purchasing a car in Florida from a dealership near a shipping point and then working with the dealer to deliver the car to the shipping company. Is this a reasonable idea, also looking for suggestions if there is a better approach.
Any thoughts on Toyota RAV4 versus Honda CRV for the island?
The good news is we have time to think, plan and shop before December.
Thanks for any advice.