Apr 28, 2004, 7:54 AM
Post #8 of 16
You are being overly sensitive. You were given good advice and shouldn't take offense at what was said. Mexico is full of us good ole boys. Expect that or stay where you are. On the other hand, come on down. Mexico will bring down that blood pressure if you have the right attitude.
As for foreign plated vehicles, Ms. Rose is correct that you can keep it here until you expire but not sell it here nor be buried in it. You may not be able to renew the registration of your vehicle in the state in which it is registered at present. That's perfectly OK as far as the Mexican authorities and Mexican insurance companies are concerned. They have no interest in whether or not your foreign plate is currently registered. However, if you return to the states to sell the vehicle (you should not attempt to sell it here in Mexico), you may find that the state in which it is registered is claiming fees and assessments from you because you failed to renew your registration every year. For instance, my cars were registered in California and I could not renew my registration because I couldn't get smog clearance or California insurance. When I returned to the states to sell one of my cars, the state of California tried to slap me with a $750 fine. They had no lien on the vehicle but caused me a lot of trouble.