I've been talking with a woman who is selling her car on craigslist. I am SUPER interested in buying her car.
So we've been e-mailing back and forth and she just sent me this: As far as money, I currently have a loan for the car through Santander Consumer USA and they have the title. In CA, when you pay for the vehicle I write up a bill of sale http://dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg135.pdf and then give you the keys and the car. I send your money to Santander and they send me the title which I sign over to you immediately. The whole process would take about a week to get you the title (according the Santander USA.) But you would have the car and the bill of sale the whole time.