I paid $47k cash for a used ‘19 Nissan Titan in March, 2021. Mullinax gave me a temporary tag and said my permanent metal license plate would be mailed to me in a couple weeks. 30 days later, my temporary tag expired and dealer gave me a 2nd temporary tag. Another 30 days went by and dealer said they could not issue any more temporary tags. When I asked why, dealer said the truck had a lien on it from a previous bank loan, the lien had not yet been released, I could not drive the truck until the issue was resolved, and they didn’t know how long it would take. Although Mullinax offered to cover my rental truck expenses, I was unable to find a suitable rental and I ended up being forced to park my truck for 2 weeks while Mullinax resolved the “lien” issue, which they eventually did.
Three questions that Mullinax was unable or unwilling to answer . . .
1. How could they sell me a vehicle, for cash, which could not be registered, titled or tagged in the State of Florida because it had a lien on it?
2. Why wasn’t this lien satisfied when they received the vehicle in trade from the previous owner?
3. During the 2.5 months that I owned the truck with no permanent tag, why wasn’t the paperwork taken care of?