Aug 27, 2009, 3:25 PM
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This was hard for me to believe but it happened; I'll make is quick.
Junking a NOB plated car; FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE.
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My NOB plated car died and I wanted to get rid of it; won't run.
Had a Spanish speaker call Aduana after getting various methods from others.
First person said car must be taken to the border (trucked if not drivable); more discussion and alternative was to give it to the government, if it wanted it; process takes four months; no other way. Who wants a car with destroyed engine; bad tranny; shot radiator? Forget the junk yard; they will take it but you are still on the compter.
I don't like the answer: "May I please speak with a Supervisor?"
Same story from Supervisor.
The car is now being taken apart piece by piece and the frame will be cut into half dozen pieces; guy I gave it to (trusted mechanic) is doing it and I watch it happening. I kept my NOB plates and sticker.
I know, I can't ever bring in another NOB car and that's OK since I don't intend to.
Oh yes, before giving up the ghost, I called Mago's office; was told they would check w/their attorney; I said "Forget the attorney, check with Aduana." She said she would and would call me later that day or the next day, at the latest." I gave her my home and cell numbers and she repeated them back to me. A week later and I'm still waiting.
Finally and again: This is a first-hand experience; not hearsay.
Esta es Mexico.
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