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Who handled the deal? By that, I mean you said there was a dealer, so what was their role because you said you bought the car from an individual?
Thank you. If the sale took place between you and the other party and the dealer was not involved, you would need to go after the seller. I know it is not ideal but if the seller is failing to cooperate and respond to you or the dealer to resolve this, legal action would need to be taken to either sue and get your money back or to compel transfer of the title, properly, so you can register it and get plates. After all, the seller needs to convey title and make sure you own and can drive the car, since that was the intended purpose of the sale, so if they fail to perform, they would be liable for the breach.
I think it could take 2-3 months. I say this because you would need to file, he would need to be served, be given a chance to respond and the first court date, may not be set for 4-5 weeks. Once he is served, he would see you are serious and likely cooperate but it would take a few weeks to get this moving along.
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