Jun 10, 2005, 12:12 AM
Post #3 of 18
First, check with your local BMW dealer to find out if there's a Guadalajara BMW dealer, which you may use for parts, etc. Before driving my Jaguar roadster to Ajijic in 2000, I found out that indeed there was a Jaguar dealer in Guad. (I have never needed to use him)
There is a super mechanic, named Roberto who speaks excellent English and has a garage across from the bypass to Guadalajara (the libramiento), next to Tony's wonderful restaurant
and in the same block as the Superlake grocery store. His brother is also a really good mechanic, as are the rest of those working at the garage.
We were really impressed one day when we left off my husband's (mexican) Chrysler which had a problem that we couldn't figure out. When we came out of Superlake, they had already solved the problem, which shows you how modern their equipment is, and how eager they are to help you and to do a good job. Reasonable too.
Another day, we needed a new battery for the Jag, and were waiting while he finished with an earlier client. Roberto asked the BMW owner if he wanted the BMW battery for $800 US or his battery for $70 US, and the BMW owner said indignantly, "The authentic BMW battery, of course". We tried to stifle our giggles without laughing out loud, and when it came our turn, we told Roberto that his battery would do just fine. The battery is still in the roadster and doing just fine.
One has to slow down for the topes, that is why they are there, and ease over them. The only car that I wouldn't bring down is a Chevy, the Corvette, which has only about 4" of clearance with the ground. Any other car is going to get into trouble trying to go flying over the topes.