car insurance

Registering a car in California


I'm from Europe and I have planned to go USA and buy a car from California.

If I buy a car and register it and take insurances. Can I start driving with it right away or do I have to wait some weeks to have plates? Can I have some temporary plates?


How much car insurances costs in USA?


Car permit & car insurance renewal in David, Panama

Greetings from the road! After an amazing 3.5 months driving the east coast approach from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Panama, we decided to get off the road for abit and took an apartment in David fro 6 mos.  When we crossed in Paso Canoas, we were issued a 30 day insurance policy ($15) and a 30 day vehicle permit. Both of these need renewing by the 13th of June.  I see the last post for this info in this forum was over a year ago. Has anyone encountered this recently?