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  1. This topic is dedicated your TOP 5 Restaurants here at Lakeside. This Topic is NOT: About criticizing other people's choices or restaurants people have listed - instead, pick your own 5 favorites and make your case for them. We have a fantastic selection of restaurants to choose from here and so many new ones opening every day - I hope people can help out the newbies at Lakeside with their experience. Thanks! My Top 5 Restaurants: 1. Indian Curry in Centro Laguna - great fast food, low prices, excellent service - I never tire of eating here! 2. Cocinart in Aj
  2. NEW POST! And good news for all cart lovers! Due to the new municipal transit being in charge, the state transitos can NO LONGER DO ANYTHING in the Ajijic area. I had one stop me the other day - he had been hunting me all day in fact, but I had missed him - and I told him to STEP OFF - no jurisdiction. He did! So, they are still out to get a few unwary Gringos but they can do nothing - read the GDL Reporter past issues for more information on why... The municipal transitos will are not allowed to give out tickets yet, so enjoy the freedom while it lasts! Stay safe out there
  3. Golf Cart Rules of the Road Please note this is just how I think it should be - you can be your own judge of how to drive around here. Feedback welcome. The main thing to remember is that you are at a serve disadvantage when it comes to driving around Lake Side especially when it comes to safety. If a car hits you, he'll need to buff out his paint - your relatives will be getting quotes from funeral homes. With that in mind: Only drive on the secondary roads. Give right of way to cars at all times - they will sometimes wave you by (thanks to all that do this) bu
  4. Golf Cart Maintenance Golf Carts are low maintenance, but not maintenance free. You need to take care of them (especially the batteries) if you want them to last. Batteries: The batteries need watering with distilled water about once a month for new batteries and once a week for older ones (batteries) when the water goes that fast, you'll need to replace them soon. If you do this job yourself, don't wear new clothes as the batteries are filled with acid which will make tiny holes in everything. The batteries have a small plastic collar under the caps that extends down int
  5. For those that want honest cops, you need to look closer at the math and the reasoning behind why they are asking for bribes in the first place. People seem to expect US-level services here for Mexican wages - not gonna happen. Why should it? If I paid you US $388 per month (Transito wages), are you going to just be nice while all these rich Trump-voting, racist gringos (don't personalize, but their are many) drive around taking advantage of the cheap labor? You might argue that it's cheaper to live here so that makes up for it - sure, again try to live here on $388 per month. Have
  6. I've never even gotten close to having my cart confiscated - not a real issue as long as you have at least a few hundred pesos in tip $. If you go full gringo on the cops or do something stupid like drive right down the middle of the highway, well... I've still never heard of anyone permanently losing a cart in Mexico. Have you?
  7. Thanks for all the feedback everyone - I'm starting to actually feel like I'm trolling people here now so I started a new Topic for those that are interested in golf carts and are considering using them here at Lakeside. http://www.chapala.com/webboard/index.php?/topic/74089-golf-carting-in-ajijicsan-antonio/#comment-554734 I'd love to address all the negative comments here, but would rather focus on the positive - I understand your position and many have made valid negative points against carts, but I maintain that, in the balance they are safe, economical, fun and a good choice for a ce
  8. My experience owning and using golf carts for the last 5 years at Lakeside. If you live anywhere from West Ajijic to Riberas de Pilar, a golf cart might work for you. Anywhere else, they are unlikly to have the range or speed to get you where you need to go. They can only be driven on the back roads and frontage roads of these areas - safely, that is. There are a few that drive in Chapala, but I consider this reckless. Golf Carts have a lot to offer over trying to walk around on the ankle twisting cobble stone roads and inconsistent broken and narrow side walks. PROS:
  9. This is a compilation of posts from another Topic relating to Golf Cart regulations / problems with transito / complaints about golf carts not being sufficiently regulated: To all those complaining about the “Golf Cart” problem and how it’s not fair that they don’t have to pay referendums, get plated or have insurance. And that they get in the way of the rightful users of the roads and parking spaces - cars. Allow me to retort: Cars, not golf carts, are by far and away the biggest problems at Lake Side – no need to look further than the highway any day of the week or the “no place t
  10. This topic is dedicated to the Golf Cart set. If you have a golf cart or want to learn more by sharing tips and experiences, this is the place. Suitable themes include: Getting around safely - which back roads to use, for example - keeping your cart maintained - battery care and the like. Best practices. Dealing with Transito. Proper carting etiquette when driving and last but not least, proper golf carting attire P.S. Sorry to say, the topic has turned into a bit a a snipe fest - too bad about that but at least you can see what people really think about carting here. Well, I'll probably arr
  11. You can get a factura if the person who sells it to you has the original - that's the hard part. Most people don't have facturas for their carts and never got one originally since they also bought it used without one. If you buy a new one from Golf Lozano or SS Autos you can get one, I've heard. My cart does not have an SN I know of, but some must have them. You can also buy a factura and plate for around $6000 pesos with a plate from the State of Mexico. You can do this for cars as well, but transito will pull you over for it to investigate your title. Not sure on the golf car
  12. Absolutely I resent crazy car owners (don't personalize here - if you are a decent and thoughtful driver, this is not directed at you) - I've almost been killed hundreds of times as a car owner, bicycle rider, pedestrian and a golf cart driver - by CARS incidentally, not carts. Have you not? So I do have some reasons on my side. By using a golf cart, I'm doing my part to REDUCE the deaths and injuries - I'm not asking everyone to do the same, just not help to make owning a cart more onerous. But I'm curious as to the reasons for those that don't like the golf carts. Have they been
  13. The State of Jalisco has ZERO laws relating to golf carts - they do not issue license plates for them, nor do they require insurance. You cannot get clear title to them since they don't have VIN numbers and also do not come with facturas. Some people do have these, but it's the huge minority. The plates they have are not regulation and will probably get them stopped as often as anything else. Cops make it up as they go and specifically target users for money since it's a grey area. That's the real truth. The reason it's important to discuss this is that we do have the power to
  14. Thanks once again for all the feedback and the insurance issue is a valid point - it is possible to get hurt or even killed with a golf cart - but it is not the possibility that requires insurance - its the probability. The probability is very low - there are many things that have a low probability of doing damage that do not require insurance to operate. A sail boat for example or even a motorboat. But I think a practical test is in order. You stand 20 feet from my golf cart and I'll head toward you at full speed - if you can't get out of the way in time, you are far too slow to be
  15. Thanks everyone for the feedback on my post - even those that did not agree with all of it. I want to say that I'm not attacking car owners in general, just those who feel that they are the rightful owners of the back roads and parking lots. I do agree with most of you that NO Golf Cart should be on the highway or the bike path and they should also obey the rules of the road. Only A-holes part in disabled spots - those that don't need to, of course. Let me further explain why it should NOT be necessary to have insurance, a license plate and a drivers license to use one. T
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