One is restricted to do certain types of melachos (creative work) during hol hamoed.

Do these restrictions extend to prohibiting the purchase of a new car?

  • Do you need it on chol hamoed? Could you have bought it before chag?
    – Double AA
    Mar 31, 2015 at 0:10
  • @DoubleAA, say you started shopping a month before the chag, and during the chag you happen to see a good deal. Yes it will be used during the chag, although it might not be practical if the process takes about 2-3 days with the DMV and the like.
    – Ani Yodea
    Mar 31, 2015 at 0:11

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Rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu Zatzal says that it is permitted to purchase a car on Chol Hamoed if he is afraid that after Yom Tov he will not find such a quality car or the price will change.

מותר לקנות מכונית וכד' אם יש חשש שאחרי החג לא ימצא כמוה בטיב או במחיר (שו"ע תקלט סע' ה).

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