Oct 6, 2004, 1:34 PM
Post #11 of 33
That was Bubba's darlin' wife implying that he is some kind of hayseed needing a "gondola" registration. She's talking about driving these farm vehicles among the vineyards of the Napa Valley.We did, however look into these things.
The California PNO registration is not valid for driving upon the public roads.
South Dakota will mail your tags to you but I would get a MBE U.S, address.
If you have that MBE address in Laredo, you can register your car in that county, no problem, as long as you have a 30 day Texas liability policy and a so-called "Green Sheet" safety inspection. For the last two things you need to drive up to Laredo, a true hell hole but with every junk food franchise on the planet. Maybe you should plan on registering your car and having heart bypass surgery while you are there after downing three staright WattaBurgers with cheese. Two birds with one stone. Keep in mind, however, that Laredo ain't Guadalajara and your surgeon is probably a graduate of the Dr. Phil South Texas State Correspondence School of Heart Surgery and Chiropracty. But at least you will be getting drugs manufactured in the USofA.
The South Dakota folks are real laid back about this. They don't care whether you live in Pierre or Mozambique. They don't really care if you are even alive if your money is negotiable. They will want to transfer title to SD and, if you have been in an accident with damage in excess of $5,000US, that will appear on your new title.
Do you really want to send your state title documents to Pierre and have the new SD title documents mailed to you in Mexico?
The insurance companies in Mexico do not care in the least whether or not your U.S. plated vehicle has current registration of any kind. This does not effect your insurability in any way whatsoever.
Also, the chances of your getting a ticket for expired registration are:
(2) Subject to the traffic cop's need for lunch money and coincidental opportunity. So give the poor bastard a little bite if he pulls you over. He probably has seven kids at home and an outstanding bet on yesterday's dog fight. Don't be so cheap!
(This post was edited by Bubba on Oct 6, 2004, 1:44 PM)