I bought this a couple of weeks ago and haven't done a thing with the DMV. Good strong motor. Would make a great work vehicle. Needs to warm up or the transmission will slip but does not do it when warm. I have the title and a bill of sale. Needs to be registered. No check engine light. My daughter got a newer car so she gave her old one so I dont need the Exorer. Asking price is what I paid for it.