Fly-and-drive logistics?

I may be in the position soon to add another car to my fleet, and I’ve been thinking of doing a fly-and-drive. I currently have an ample amount of vacation time at hand, so my rough plan is to buy something from the southwest part of the country, where rust is only a wild rumor, and spend 3-4 days roadtripping back to Michigan.

But this brings up a lot of potential problems. Aside from the issues of buying a car sight unseen and then trusting it to carry you back across the country, I’m also concerned about the legal aspect. I know my state’s laws on driving a newly-purchased vehicle, but I’d be traversing probably half a dozen states to get back home on this trip.


Has anyone here done something like this before? Any advice to share?

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