One reason I like living in Alberta. You don't need the title to buy, sell or register a car. Insurance is separate from registration, the plate doesn't stay with the car. When you sell a car you take your plate off then transfer it to the next car or add it to your collection of old plates.
Technically you could unknowingly buy a car with a lien on it if the seller is a flake. If that's the case you can try to take the seller to court and get your money back or you'll be stuck paying off the lien before you can register the car. You're best to take the vin to a registries agent and get a lien and history check done before buying from a private seller.
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View my fuel log 2014 Mirage SE wussie cvt edition. 1.2 automatic: 37.4 mpg (US) ... 15.9 km/L ... 6.3 L/100 km ... 44.9 mpg (Imp)