Wrong... do you sell cars? Cause just googling is not going to give you the answer. So go do some real research and get back with updated info.
I assume the person he bought this car from had a loan thru a Tesla lender who are notorious for taking forever to get the title.
So yea please enlighten me with your expertise
Do you mean have I worked at a car dealership at a professional capacity at various positions across several years previously or have I sold enough cars privately over the decades to possibly require a dealer license myself? Either way, the answer to both is yes.
I haven't Googled a single thing (you should note that the copy/pasted reply was from another user who felt the need to support the correct information that is being challenged for no apparent reason by you) and I can tell you that you are 100% unequivocally wrong in telling him he can jump title legally. It's not a thing and your advice could screw up his life.
It doesn't matter who has what financed or how long it takes to get proper title work or how much money he's making or losing or if he even drives the car once or not. All of this is immaterial to the fact the he MUST pay sales tax on the amount he paid for the vehicle. Period.
There's nothing to debate in any state or any moon phase or during a pandemic or if it's a leap year or not. Stop trying to make it look like I'm a dummy and you're the smartest guy in the room because you're 100% wrong in telling him he can buy a vehicle and avoid registering it in his name, paying his proper sales tax, and then signing someone else's name on the title to avoid paying tax.
Worst case scenario if I'm wrong is the guy pays a few grand in sales tax he should have budgeting when buying a car anyway and avoiding prison. Worst case scenario if you're wrong is the guy gets charged with a serious crime and faces tens of thousands of dollars in fines and years or prison time. Is it worth it to you to risk this guy's future on such terrible advice?
What is it with people on this forum?