Monday, July 23, 2012
Daniel's New Ride
The day finally arrived. Daniel is now the proud owner of a 2000 Nissan Maxima (most recently owned by his dad). It's been in the works for a few weeks, and we told Daniel about the deal on his birthday, but we finally got everything finalized today. Unfortunately it was not without a couple of hiccups.
It was a "linear" transfer of title, meaning that no money was exchanging hands and his dad could transfer the title to him without tax implications. That part went off fine. In fact, most of the experience went off without a hitch. We had the all of the paperwork (or so we thought . . . hiccup) and got to the at the Davidson County Clerk's office soon after they opened at 8:00 in the morning. We waited a couple of minutes for the clerk to call us up to the desk and handed her the paperwork and Daniel told her what we were needing. She commenced to marking the papers, stamping things, getting the new licence plate ready and asked me for payment.
As I was writing the check, she said, "This emissions test is expired."
I had handed her the latest one done last year (but not a full calendar year) and told her I knew that it was old, but that we didn't have a form to take to the testing site (like you get in the mail when you get the annual registration renewal).
"Oh, you just take the title to the testing site and they take care of it."
Um . . . maybe you could make that clear on your website or when someone calls to ask what we need to do for a linear transfer (of course I didn't say that out loud). Hiccup!
And the car was several miles away in Bellevue and Daniel's key was at our house in south Nashville. Hiccup!
Thankfully, we were able to connect with Daniel's dad and went to get the car and then Cary and Daniel took it from there. The rest of the experience went smoothly and Daniel called me to say that he was officially the owner of the car. Whew!
Here are some pics from when we told him about the car on his birthday and from Daniel's photo shoot with his new car (I didn't have to twist his arm like I'd thought I might have to do)