Yes, there is the usual 20km zone. The point is that the whole state of QR is not a free zone.
Qroo is a free zone, free state or using the Spanish term "Región fronteriza". Gas and diesel is less per liter than the rest of the country and the IVA tax is less. We don't pay some of federal taxes because of that status.
Banjercito officials, at the Belize border, have told me personally that they will not issue a permit for a foreign vehicle if driven only in Qroo. One time, at that border, I had the Jefa from Aduana and the Jefe from Banjercito together discussing this issue and they couldn't agree. Aduana said you need a sticker outside the 20km zone and Banjercito said no you don't and they won't issue stickers.
I have friends that drive up from Corozal and back and they never stop for a TIP sticker, only their FMM, unless they go to Yucatan or Campeche.
Do you need a TIP to drive in Qroo? I have heard both yes and no. This is Mexico and your guess is as good as mine.
To the OP question, I suggest a 10-20 year old car or truck for your trip. Something in the $5000. range. Be as mechanical as possible, so anybody can work on them. With an older good running used car you will not attract any attention and if it gets destroyed or stolen you are not out much. For the last 5 years I have been driving a 20 year old diesel pickup all over Mexico. The engine is so simple any diesel mechanic can work on it.
(This post was edited by playaboy on Feb 29, 2012, 5:29 AM)
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(User) on Feb 29, 2012, 5:29 AM