Hi, One year ago I purchased a '04 Audi S4 from a used car dealer in NC, i went there to pick it up. paid part cash/bank check. I went to my local GA tag office to register the vehicle, paid the taxes, provided all documents, etc. All good so far. The office clerk told me they need to write "exempt" in the mileage box and here is why. The dealer I bought it from, purchased the car at an auction, the car was traded to another dealer from the previous owner from NC, the NC title for some reason didn't list the mileage, (the field was blank/empty) but rather the paper work followed a "mileage disclosure statement" from the trade-in dealer, to auction, to second dealer, then to me with verified / notarized documentation stating the true mileage, etc. My transaction was $7000. I received the GA title with "exempt". Fast forward one year, and I'm looking to trade-in for a new vehicle or resell. So I had it appraised at Car Max for evaluation, they came back with $1200. I'm like WHAT??!! (was expecting about $4500) Recently contacted the tag office I was told that because the original title was blank, the GA county tag office clerk MUST enter "exempt" because mileage can not be verified. Car Max told be the "exempt" statement de-values the vehicle considerable. I'm very fortunate to have retained copies of the paper trail. I don't understand that the tag office needed the paper trail to file for a new title, but totally ignored all the information in the documents. Is there a way to fix this? Can I get a title changed? Who is responsible for the clerical error, NC or GA? Or is this just a ploy (by every state) to devalue cars that are 10 years or older and "get them off the road"? Should I let this go or find a way to correct the title... any advice is appreciated!! Have a nice day.