California Code, Vehicle Code - VEH § 426

New motor vehicle dealer” is a dealer, as defined in Section 285 , who, in addition to the requirements of that section, either acquires for resale new and unregistered motor vehicles from manufacturers or distributors of those motor vehicles or acquires for resale new off- highway motorcycles, or all-terrain vehicles from manufacturers or distributors of the vehicles.  A distinction shall not be made, nor any different construction be given to the definition of “new motor vehicle dealer” and “dealer” except for the application of the provisions of Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 3000 ) of Division 2 and Section 11704.5 .   Sections 3001 and 3003 do not, however, apply to a dealer who deals exclusively in motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, or recreational vehicles, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 18010 of the Health and Safety Code .

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