Buying a new car in Wyoming can be a real challenge, given that not only is it so huge geographically, but it is also the least populous state in the union. This means that finding a specific new car dealership is not always an easy task -- let alone locating a grouping of dealerships that will make it possible to schedule back to back test drives and compare an assortment of vehicles. This article informs you as to the towns and cities that can provide you with the widest possible variety of new car lots in the state of Wyoming. It also lists the various fees and forms that are required to legally register and title your new purchase.
The largest city in Wyoming is Cheyenne, the state capital. Predictably, it has a lot to offer prospective car and truck buyers, thanks to a good concentration of auto dealerships. However, there are some other parts of the state that are almost its equal when it comes to car sales. Casper, Laramie and Rock Springs are all dealership hotspots, and the town of Sheridan also puts in a fairly strong showing when it comes to new car and truck dealers in Wyoming.
In Wyoming, you will be personally responsible for heading to your local county treasurer's office to file all of the paperwork associated with your new vehicle purchase. You will have to bring a title, bill of sale and proof of insurance along with you. Wyoming charges a flat $15.00 registration fee for all passenger vehicles, although heavier pickup trucks and SUV's may qualify for a fee of up to $60.00. There is also a County Fee that is collected for each new car that is registered. First year cars see this fee levied against something called the Factory Cost, which is generally determined as the MSRP depreciated by 10 percent. After that, a percentage of its value is further subtracted before the tax rate is applied. Most vehicles will be taxed 3 percent on 60 percent of their Factory Cost when they are first registered.
State tax in Wyoming is 4 percent, but individual counties are free to add up to an additional 3 percent on top of this amount.