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  1. Thank you all for your replies. My problem probably is not major, but it's not minor either. Sounds as though the search continues.
  2. Premium Acura MDX 2011

    It is the Base model. No navigation system. No turbo (I wanted the reliability of the non-turbo engine). Still 307 horsepower. It has climate control with separate passenger, sport shift, Super-Handling-AWD, Bluetooth link, foglights, leather seats, memory seats, electric rear lift gate. That is about all the original manifest has listed.
  3. Premium Acura MDX 2011

    Imported by Guad Acura from Canada. 24,800 km or 14,880 miles. Agency maintenance records. All fluids recently changed. Replacement fluids inventory included. Truly impeccable. A like-new $54,000 vehicle for $17,900 usd. 765-3668. hxc954@gmail.com Volcanic gray with black interior. Perfect.
  4. Have an old house and the antique glass of the skylight is showing cracks so might not be repairable. Anyone local to recommend for installing skylight (with bars for security) about 1 meter by 1.5 meter? Thank you.
  5. 6.5 x 10 feet utility trailer converted to cargo trailer (sided and topped 3/4 of way back). Reliable. Outstanding heavy duty trailer tires ($300 usd service work in Albuquerque). Trails straight behind the tow vehicle. Good for moving items around town or to the border. Secure: two places to padlock ramp that slide up to be the back of the trailer. Jalisco plated. 765-3668. Chapala. hxc954@gmail.com
  6. Very helpful Bisbee Gal. Thank you.
  7. Importing MX Plated Car INTO the U.S.?

    Thank you for your inquiry. If the vehicle was manufactured for sale outside of the U.S. and does not have a U.S. EPA label in English, then it is a nonconforming vehicle (not manufactured to U.S. Federal emission standards). The vehicle will need to be modified, tested and certified by an Independent Commercial Importer (ICI). Or, if you can obtain a letter of conformity from the manufacturers U.S. Representative (http://www2.epa.gov/importing-vehicles-and-engines/light-duty-vehicle-and-motorcycle-manufacturers-us-representatives) stating that the vehicle was manufactured to comply with the U.S. EPA Federal emission standards. U.S. version vehicles are vehicles that were: (1) manufactured in conformity with Federal emission requirements, (2) manufactured in accordance with a specific EPA certificate of conformity, and (3) manufactured with a U.S. emissions compliance label in the engine compartment that identifies them in the English language as conforming to all EPA requirements. Many U.S. version cars and light-duty trucks built since the mid-1970s and almost all U.S. version cars and light-duty trucks built since 1980 were originally manufactured with a catalytic converter and/or oxygen sensor. Not all vehicles equipped with catalytic converters are certified U.S. version vehicles. For example, virtually all catalyst equipped vehicles marketed by manufacturers for sale in Europe are not certified U.S. versions. For a vehicle to be eligible for importation as a U.S. version vehicle, it must have a manufacturer-equipped EPA emissions label in the English language in the engine compartment (or on the frame of a motorcycle, or on the block of a heavy-duty engine), or it must be accompanied by a letter from the U.S. representative of the manufacturer that states the vehicle was originally manufactured to be a U.S. certified version or subsequently converted to conform to EPA requirements. Otherwise, the vehicle will be considered by EPA to be a non-U.S. version vehicle. The regulations governing EPA's program for importing non-U.S. version vehicles were originally provided for in 1972 in the Clean Air Act (Act). These regulations ensure that all imported vehicles are brought into conformity with applicable emission standards. Section 203 of the Act prohibits importing any motor vehicle or motor vehicle engine not covered by a certificate of conformity unless it is exempted by EPA or otherwise authorized jointly by EPA and Customs. The authority to allow the importation of nonconforming vehicles is discretionary with EPA and Customs. Customs will not permit admission of your vehicle until both emission (EPA) and safety (Department of Transportation) requirements for conditional admission are met, as well as all other Federal requirements. For a non-U.S. version vehicle to enter the U.S., it must be imported by either an individual who has a written letter of exemption from EPA, or by an Independent Commercial Importer (ICI), who is a private business in the U.S. that holds a valid EPA certificate of conformity. The ICI will modify and test the vehicle, as applicable, to meet the EPA emission requirements. Independent Commercial Importers import vehicles into the U.S. for modification and testing purposes so that the vehicles, upon final admission by EPA, comply with Federal emission requirements. Whether a vehicle may be imported depends on several factors, including the year in which the vehicle will be imported and the qualifications of the ICI. First, eligibility varies from year to year depending upon the age of the vehicle. A vehicle's age is determined by subtracting the calendar year in which it was originally manufactured from the calendar year of importation. For example, a European manufactured vehicle built in 1986 and imported into the U.S. in 1996 would be ten years old. Second, the ICI has to have a currently valid certificate of conformity, and if the vehicle's age is less than six years old, the ICI must have a currently valid certificate of conformity for a vehicle specifically like yours (i.e. same make, model, model year, and engine). Before making any purchase or shipping arrangements, you should be sure that there is an ICI who is eligible to import your vehicle and willing to import your vehicle and that you are prepared to pay the ICI charges. Vehicles required to be imported by ICIs must be entered through Customs by the ICI, not the vehicle owner, and must not be given to the vehicle owner until after the vehicle has met all EPA requirements and has been finally admitted by EPA. http://www2.epa.gov/importing-vehicles-and-engines/list-independent-commercial-importers-icis Please visit our web site for a list of ICIs to contact if your vehicle is a nonconforming vehicle. You can also find more information on the importation on motor vehicles on our web site (http://www2.epa.gov/importing-vehicles-and-engines). Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions or concerns. NON-CONFORMING (NON-U.S. VERSION) VEHICLES · EPA strongly recommends that prospective importers buy only U. S. version (labeled) vehicles, because of the expense and potential difficulties involved with importing a non-U.S. version vehicle. · EPA strongly recommends that current owners of non-U.S. version vehicles sell or otherwise dispose of those vehicles overseas rather than ship and import them into the U.S., because of the expense and potential difficulties involved with importing a non-U.S. version vehicle. · The EPA policy which permitted importers a one-time exemption for vehicles at least five years old has been eliminated. · Before shipping a non-conforming vehicle for importation, EPA strongly recommends that the importer either make final arrangements with an ICI for modifications and testing, or obtain EPA approval in writing for importation. Storage fees at the ports are costly, and the vehicle may not be eligible for importation. · Not all non-conforming vehicles are eligible for importation, and ICIs are not required to accept vehicles for which they have qualifying certificates of conformity. · EPA certification of ICIs does not guarantee the actions or work of the ICIs, nor does it regulate contractual agreements and working relationships with vehicle owners. You will also need to contact the Department of Transportation (DOT) at 202-366-5291 or www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/ for the DOT (safety) import regulations. David C. Hurlin
  8. 1. I would like to know if U.S. telephones (cordless or standard) will work with a Telmex hardline. If yes and with no degradation in voice quality, then on to question two. 2. Is anyone familiar with telephones offered for sale in Mexico that allow the incoming (and outgoing sometimes) decibel level to be adjusted upward such as phones sold over the below U.S. website for approximately $100? I do not wish for or seek any comments about hearing aids worn on the body as my hearing loss is slight, and some incoming calls, particularly cell calls are not always as clearly transmitted as I'd like to hear. So, I just want to be able to adjust upwards the decibels. https://wiki.ezvid.com/best-amplified-phones Thank you.
  9. Importing MX Plated Car INTO the U.S.?

    That is a good suggestion, TelsZ4. I have emailed the CBP and submitted the serial number, make, model, year. I will report back what CBP tells me. https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/218/~/requirements-for-importing-a-vehicle-%2F-vehicle-parts
  10. Importing MX Plated Car INTO the U.S.?

    Thanks RickS. I do see what you mean about assumptions and take that advisement about logic not coinciding with government laws and regulations. I will look again under the hood, but I am afraid this vehicle, though it is a premium class, and will meet all U.S. standards, probably will not have those DOT or EPA Emissions stickers. Thank you for your insights into the process of importing vehicles into the U.S.
  11. Importing MX Plated Car INTO the U.S.?

    Thanks RickS. Maybe the below is a better orientation about the vehicle. Canada manufacturing assembles the luxury brands of Lexus and Acura. Mexico Acura imports directly from Canada, not from the U.S. The U.S. also imports Acura from Canada. I can't imagine a Canada assembled Acura exported to Mexico not meeting vehicle safety standards of the U.S. It was $50,000 usd when new. Of course, it does not and would not have EPA stickers or U.S. conforming statements on it because it never went to the U.S. in the first place. That does not mean it would not qualify; in fact, it exceeds some U.S. safety and emissions standards, for example having full-time running lights. Anyway, my question was for help to find a broker at the border. That broker might be able to tell me if an Acura, originally sold in Mexico and originally imported to the Mexican agency from Canada, is importable into the U.S. I'm not too good at the PM function or I'd send this to you directly. Thanks for any help.
  12. I have read some of the U.S. government postings on what is required, some of the fees. Does anyone know a suggested contact, or border crossover point, or agent to facilitate the processing of the car into the U.S.? Anyone familiar with this? Thank you.
  13. Banks or Investment Houses To Recommend

    Thank you all for the good information. I realize every person's money situation is different, how they go about accessing money, and even how they pay local bills, and especially how they invest. What prompted the original post was selling a car here which would leave me with too many pesos to spend even over two years' time. Thus, I thought about parking them in a bank. However, with the currency discussions, and the peso's recent 20% fall and recovery to 18.5, I see the wisdom of not expecting a real return on pesos invested. The peso is just not stable enough. Maybe the answer is to sell the vehicle in U.S. dollars but I wonder if Recaudadora would allow that transaction. Doesn't Recaud like to see the contract between buyer and seller in pesos? Or, can it be in dollars? Thanks.
  14. My search of the webboard did not come up with anything so I ask what banks or investment houses are recommended here. I am U.S. bank based if that makes a difference for financial transfers or associations between U.S. and Mexico banks. I want to keep money in pesos, an amount to justify getting a decent Mexico interest rate return. I am permanent resident. What are your favorite banks or investment houses and why? Thank you.