longschlng22 wrote:You're refund for the sales tax won't be from DMV. You have to go through the CA board of equalization and you basically have 10 days after receiving the title to sell the car. You can't just send a check to Cab West for the payoff either when you get the payoff amount. They make you go through the dealer and charge you the 500 lease acquisition fee, dealer doc fees, sales tax on the remaining payoff, etc.
Ford is a big pain in the ass for lease buyout or trade-in now. It didn't use to be this way before. I had a payoff of approximately 12.3 k that became 14.1 k when going through the dealers.
Appreciate the info. My numbers are almost exactly the same as yours. Payoff is $12,410 plus the $500 for the dealer. I think that the doc fees are limited to $80. About the sales tax, I was given the impression that one can convince the dealer not to charge as one is reselling. Getting it refunded by the BOE after the fact might be a bit messy.
The offer from Carvana was for $14,900. I am told that one might be able to get the dealer to lower the price, but not sure how likely. If unlikely, I just rather drop it off soon (not continue to pay insurance), and not keep it till the end of lease (Apr. 28th) as all payments have been paid already.