“I’d say that Michigan makes it pretty easy to buy a car. If you buy used, just make sure the seller doesn’t write the sale price on the title. Then you write in whatever the lowest plausible amount is, and pay 6% on that. You make a reservation online at the Secretary of State (our DMV), waltz in, pay your tax and title fees, and you’re done.
“If you buy at a dealer it’s even easier, and they give you a plate right there and the state mails you a title. But you pay full 6% tax, of course.”