Mar 2, 2010, 11:23 AM
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I spend half the year in Jalisco and the other half in southern California. I temporarily imported a car, but have thought about taking that small car (VW Cabrio) back to the States and importing an SUV. Why? I want to be able to haul my Harley on a small trailer and import the whole shabang into Mexico. From reading blogs and forums online (including Rolly's) I was going to embark on this adventure, but when I went to the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles I was told that the ability to import motorcycles and other recreational vehicles is meant ONLY for off-road vehicles. Harley's are considered the same as an automobile. In other words, it's one automobile or full size motorcycle per person, but not both. However, in speaking with other motorcycle riders in Mexico, they swear that they were allowed to import an automobile while hauling their Harley on a trailer. Is this just another "it depends who you deal with in the Mexican government" issue or does anyone know the real rules. For now, I'm glad I didn't buy a SUV and trailer before I checked. I re-imported the Cabrio for now. Thanks in advance.
"What we've got here is a failure to communicate."