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grammaz

Mar 20, 2016, 6:16 AM

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Purchase of Nationalized US Vehicle

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We are considering purchasing a US second hand vehicle that is already nationalized from a small car lot in Puerto Vallarta. Other than checking the VIN number on the government website to make sure it is there, are there any other issues or concerns we should know about before we take this any further.



playaboy

Mar 20, 2016, 7:41 AM

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Re: [grammaz] Purchase of Nationalized US Vehicle

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The dealer should provide you with the original pedimento, a factura, copies of all the refrendo's, and, possibly, the original US title canceled by US Customs. Along with the checks on the various MX government web sites. With all that you should be good to go.

Will the dealer assist with the transfer into your name?


bigriver

Mar 21, 2016, 9:13 PM

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Spend $35-$40 and purchase a CarFax or Experian AutoCheck vehicle history report. Well worth the $$$ !


ifyoucanttakeajoke


Mar 22, 2016, 8:25 AM

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Spend $35-$40 and purchase a CarFax or Experian AutoCheck vehicle history report. Well worth the $$$ !

Do those companies report work done in body shops etc. in Mexico?


bigriver

Mar 22, 2016, 10:19 AM

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Re: [ifyoucanttakeajoke] Purchase of Nationalized US Vehicle

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No; data from US/state DOT, insurance companies, customs, & MVD is compiled and reported up to the point the vehicle is nationalized in Mexico, formally "exported" and shipped out abroad, or disposed of otherwise.


ifyoucanttakeajoke


Mar 22, 2016, 10:44 AM

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No; data from US/state DOT, insurance companies, customs, & MVD is compiled and reported up to the point the vehicle is nationalized in Mexico, formally "exported" and shipped out abroad, or disposed of otherwise.

Then why would you recommend the OP to pay for a CarFax report on a car that has been exported into Mexico? Nothing done to the car after that has been reported.


bigriver

Mar 22, 2016, 11:31 AM

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Re: [ifyoucanttakeajoke] Purchase of Nationalized US Vehicle

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According to the post one assumes the vehicle is 1) an official U.S. export 2) legally nationalized and 3) marketed by a licensed business & vehicle importer in PV on record - all which any legitimate Mexican dealer can easily confirm.Likely the vehicle has a long history in the U.S. that can be readily assessed per a CarFax or AutoCheck; non-chocolate? non-theft? non-salvage? non-branded title? non-insurance loss? non-previous taxi cab or squad car? compliant emissions, etc.etc. prior to date of import.

Certainly it is relatively easy to determine the maximum period of time the vehicle has been in Mexico if legally imported. Simply determine the original date the vehicle became eligible. If the dealer is hustling a used 2012 model it aint nationalized - if its a 2006 model its max tenure in Mexico originated Jan/2013. Do the math.

Yes, you are correct, condition history during the time lag between Mexican nationalization and now is not available.


playaboy

Mar 23, 2016, 6:23 AM

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Bigriver, I agree totally and could not have said it better.
 
 
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