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Post by SLDavis on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:30 am

Are most all makes and models of 21st century cars repairable and serviceable in the Lake Chapala area? If I come temporarily with a U.S. Plated car I want to know I can have it taken care of.

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:34 am

Well that is a pretty broad scope. You may have problems servicing your Lamborghini, McLaren or Ferrari in this area. If you stick with Ford, GMC, Chrysler, Nissan Toyota, Mazda or any of the other mainstream vehicles then I would say yes, no problem at all. Hybrids and exotics not so much......
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Post by SLDavis on Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:38 am

Good point. I'm not a Hybrid or exotic car kind of person. Specifically I'm thinking Chevy Cobalt or Hyundai Tucson.

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Post by CanuckBob on Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:04 am

I don't think either of those would present any problems with servicing or repairs.
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Post by SLDavis on Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:49 pm

Ahhhhh. Good. Thx!!

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Post by conejorapido on Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:38 pm

Although Hyundai is present in Mexico, the Tucson is not sold here. So if you are in a situation where you need parts, you might have to wait a while.

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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:38 pm

The Hyundai Tucson and the "Mexican" Hyundai iX35 are almost identical. I would imagine they share most of the same parts.
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Post by SLDavis on Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:01 pm

Thanks everyone. I'm leaning towards the Hyundai. It will hold more "stuff."

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Post by David on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:27 pm

I would NOT buy a car that is not sold in Mexico.
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Post by SLDavis on Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:47 pm

Dave, I already have these cars and I'm not moving to MX permanently YET. If I decide to stay permanently then I will sell my US car and buy a MX car. I'm learning. :-)

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Post by Irish Gal on Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:33 pm

We had a 2002 Hyundai XG350 when we moved down here in 2005. We had it serviced at Francisco's Automotive repair. However, we would order the parts required from Rock Auto in the U.S. and they arrived by courier in a timely manner. Sometimes if the part was small we would purchase the part at the Hyundai dealer when we were visiting family in Canada. Those parts were more expensive than ordering it online from Rock Auto. Hope that helps.

We drove it to Canada in 2012 when we became permanent citizens and purchased a Mexican SUV. Much better than the sedan when driving on the tope-filled roads.

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Post by SLDavis on Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:45 am

Thanks I. G. I will file all this info away for possible future use.

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Post by CanuckBob on Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:53 am

David wrote:I would NOT buy a car that is not sold in Mexico.

I had a Pontiac Montana here for 3 years. Not only were they not sold in Mexico but Pontiac went belly up a few years ago. I had no problem at all getting parts and service locally. From air conditioning parts to wheels bearings, radiator, engine parts, interior parts, etc. This van had over 340,000 kms on it when we got rid of it last week.
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Post by windrider17 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:17 am

Hyundai now has at least two dealerships in Guad.

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Post by Irish Gal on Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:46 pm

windrider17 : Aren't they just selling the Hyundai Atos model?

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Post by windrider17 on Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:04 pm

Irish Gal. Don't think so, my insurance agent just bought his wife a Santa Fe. You sign up, get a number and when the truck arrives you pick in the order of your #. Big demand. She picked a Santa Fe. Other models on the truck.

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Post by Irish Gal on Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:10 pm

That's good to know there is another model available. Would be good on the tope-filled roads here.

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Post by Zedinmexico on Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:25 pm

Irish Gal wrote:windrider17 :   Aren't they just selling the Hyundai Atos model?

Older car is Atos. New one is called i10 I think. We had it for a rental in Cancun. Much nicer car than Atos. Drove like a more modern car even with the air on and four people.

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