Looked at another Roadster today that I would like to buy BUT: the title was not transferred to the new (current) owner. It's filled out by the previous owner with blanks for the new owner which I supposedly can just put my name in. I am in CA and I am a bit weary that this will be a huge mess - given the price of these cars, I don't want to be left with nothing (or a car that I technically don't own/can't drive). Supposedly he only got the car two months ago, bought it online, and found out that he has difficulty getting in and out, but still ... Any advice? I was thinking of offering to complete the transaction at the DMV with a cashiers check (he gets the check, if I can transfer the title and register the car). Would that protect me? I have never bought a used car from a private party before, so I greatly appreciate the input.