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  1. That could be true, but I've never heard anything other than, 'Your registration has expired,' from a US State Trooper, in that type of situation. What state gave you your information, and does it apply to all states? If your 'road tax' hasn't been paid, somewhere, it would seem logical to assume that you no longer have, "permission to circulate". I do get the feeling that you, and many others, simply want it to be 'your way', not the way Jalisco wants it to be.
  2. Huh! If your registration is "correct/current", then your tags will also be current. At least on Planet Earth. Therefore your 'interpretation' matches mine.
  3. I'll repeat: You are correct; you have permission to have your vehicle in Mexico. HOWEVER, you do not have permission to drive it in Mexico without current registration, somewhere. Go to the Jalisco website, search out the traffic laws and you will eventually find the part that requires 'permission to circulate'. Lots and lots of reading in Spanish, but it is in there; I looked it up once, but admit that it took all day. It doesn't matter if there is, or is not and "issue" with your insurance company. It is 'Transito' of the State that matters regarding current registration, going to jail, co
  4. Your vehicle 'permission' is only for its presence in Mexico; NOT the permission to drive it on the roads without current registration. The Jalisco law specifies 'permission to circulate', which is your current registration on a foreign vehicle, or your 'tarjeta de circulaci√łn' for a Jalisco plated vehicle. Enforcement is almost non-existent, leading many to believe that current registration is not required. However, I sure wouldn't want to run down a pedestrian, or have some other horrible accident, only to discover that I might be charged with illegal operation of a vehicle, making me guilty
  5. "I was told Mexico isn't nationalizing cars right now anyway? Ajijicbound Fact or rumor? Do you have a source to quote?
  6. We have a Sol y Luna box and are due to renew in two weeks.

    Our e-mail is rvgringo (at sign) gmail.com


  7. We have a '99 Nissan Pathfinder LE with leather and all the bells and whistles, including tow package and South Dakota plates. As we will be changing our INM status, we must sell it. It has about 77k miles, quite new tires and we'll hate to part with it. The price is $6500 and we'll have to go to the border together, as you know. If interested, send me an e-mail: rvgringo (at...

  8. Please tell us; don't keep those 'possibilities' a secret.
  9. That's a moot point and the question is already answered, above. If a vehicle is imported by a distributor and sold by a Mexican dealer, it is already imported and already registered in a Mexican state. It's VIN will still indicate the country of manufacture, be it a number or a J, or a W, etc. It will remain a Mexican plated vehicle.
  10. I have the same situation with a Nissan Pathfinder, made in Japan and purchased in the USA. If it had been made in the Aguascalientes Nissan plant, in Mexico, it could be imported. In fact, had it been built in Japan but imported by a Nissan distributor and sold by a Nissan dealer in Mexico; no problem, as it was already imported under different rules. Our Smart car was built in France by Mercedes Benz, imported and sold to me by a Mexican Mercedes Benz dealer in Guadalajara, registered in Jalisco without any difficulty or added cost; in fact, less than if purchased in the USA. So: Different r
  11. Valerie,

    I have Ron's number, but would like to stop in and talk with him about some work I need done on my car. Where is he located? I thought he was near Soriana, but I haven't spotted his shop.



  12. Please add me to your list. I have a Mac PowerBook G4 running Safari as my browser.


  13. Who is your girlfriend and what agency does she represent? I may have a large Chapala Centro listing for her. Please give me her contact information; in confidence, of course.


  14. We're regulars for Friday breakfasts, with a group, and the others want to find a new place. After last week's breakfast, we don't blame them at all; it was terrible! Eggs were way under cooked, as are the potatoes, regularly. Home fries should be golden, not white.

    Service isn't getting much better & one must ask for every little thing, since the waiter can't...

  15. If you haven't found anyone, our maid's daughter (24) often fills in for her and is also looking for a job. She's quite good & can work without the need for English direction. She may be here with her mother tomorrow; but, in any case, you could call me at 765-6738 for contact......About 11AM. I think she's also registered with Rony (elbelgique). Her name is Lourdes.


  16. Instead of gringos wanting free lodging at Lake Chapala, please remember that Maria and/or Lourdes always house-sit and dog-sit for us, as well as other clients, when we travel. Yes, we have first dibs, but don't travel much.

    Have a Merry Christmas & hope to see you soon.


  17. Not necessarily so: If you look for an oven with temperatures on the knob, it will have a thermostat and will operate 'normally'. Ours is that way and was a 'medium priced stove', Acros, not a luxury model. It also has two oven racks, broiler, glass door and heavy grille instead of the thin ones, clock, timer, etc. We bought it at the new Walmart grand opening sale, on Lopez Mateo Sur, prolongacion, about six years ago.
  18. Oops! Another reminder: With an FM2, you have restrictions on how long you can be out of Mexico in any one year, and in the five year period. Be careful not to exceed those limits. It can ruin your ability to become 'inmigrado' or to get naturalized.

  19. I'll have a very nice 1BR rental with DSL, Elec, Gas, Water, weely maid, etc., centrally located in Chapala, easy walking to lake, shopping, parks, bus stop or station. $500 USD. Available 3 Jan 2010.

    Send me your e-mail address if you would like photos.


  20. I may have a recommendation for you. If you speak Spanish, you can call Lourdes at her cell phone, 333-491-0731, or her mother, Maria at 766-0451.

    Otherwise, contact me by PM or phone (765-6738, and I'll get you all together.


  21. I know a young couple, in their 20s, who are looking for work; preferably live-in as maid and gardener/handiman. The young man, Freddy, is very personable and understands some English, having worked in California for five years. The wife, Lourdes, is the daughter of our maid, Maria, and has 'trained' frequently at our house.

    Let me know if they might be of use to you and I'll m...

  22. The seminar pushes a still unfinished condominium, which is being built by the same builder who has developed other nearby high density projects. I would not live in any of them, for many reasons. Just don't let the pressure and luxury treatment weaken your sales resistance & definitely don't buy anything that isn't finished and ready to occupy right now. Unfinished projects abo...

  23. Our property will soon be available, as health and age requires that we downsize. The property is large, and includes the casita already mentioned. The gardens are huge and we have three garages, two with automatic doors, and can park several cars inside. I can send photos if you would like, and we would be glad to show you the home when you come in July. We won't list until fall, so you ca...

  24. You might find Chapala more to your liking without a car. We have a casita two-three blocks from everything, including parks, malecon, mercado, bus & taxi, etc. Send and e-mail to rvgringo (at) gmail.com for details and photos. 1BR & ensuite, Kit, DR, laundry, LR, DSL, 2TV etc. Fully equipped; bring your toothbrush.


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