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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:12 pm


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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:55 pm

I am sorry they did not mention the ATVs. In Chapala they are a worse menace than golf carts.
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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:24 pm

ATV riders are young Mexicans, golf cart riders are old foreigners. . . doubt they will crack down on ATVs. Tho I wish they would too, moto guys also.

Did anyone see a post on one of the FB pages of a woman getting hustled by a transito complete with multiple photos and name?
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Post by slainte39 on Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:34 pm

Trailrunner wrote:ATV riders are young Mexicans, golf cart riders are old foreigners. . . doubt they will crack down on ATVs. Tho I wish they would too, moto guys also.

Did anyone see a post on one of the FB pages of a woman getting hustled by a transito complete with multiple photos and name?

Don't tell me that they are picking on the old (72 yrs.) foreign widows again?   lol!

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Post by CanuckBob on Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:50 pm

They are indeed cracking down. They even pulled me over in my modified vocho to check it out. The only thing they found was the color on the reg didn't match as I had painted it. They instructed me to get it changed or risk a fine the next time. I did so promptly the next day and the woman who processed it at the office had a good laugh and commented "pinched transitos"......... Jaja.

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Post by Trailrunner on Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:07 pm

"pinche transitos"
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Post by Marrell on Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:25 pm


And so much for this snappy golf card being legal and where it is allowed.....It was on the carretera westbound around Riberas and Mirasol on Friday afternoon with a lineup of cars behind it.... He was hugging the concrete dividers but still no room to pass him with oncoming traffic and a solid yellow line.

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Post by sallys other sister on Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:46 pm

How much traffic and congestion did it elevate when some one drives a cart as compared to a car? I might be looking at it differently but it looks like you could still get a plate as long as it met the requirements.
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:51 am

Trailrunner wrote:"pinche transitos"

Not according to to spell check........ Beer

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:15 am

"...it looks like you could still get a plate as long as it met the requirements...."
I think the problem may be most golf carts don't meet the requirements.
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Post by CanuckBob on Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:54 am

No they don't. I know some expats like to think of this place as a sleepy little retirement community in "Sunnydale Florida" but it isn't. Golf carts belong on the golf course or within the confines of a private gated community IMO. Just as the ATVs belong off road. There are plenty of micro car options for those who want something small and affordable. At least they are street legal and insurable. I used to shake my head when I saw that guy in the pimped out golf cart cruising down the caraterra in heavy traffic. Time for him to get a smart car I suppose....

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Post by Trailrunner on Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:03 pm

I agree! Shocking there aren't more auto/ped deaths than there are.

I know that guy, doubt he'll change his mind willingly. There's usually a half mile of traffic behind him.
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Post by Clueless on Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:39 pm

I have an ATV licensed and carry the registration w/me all the time. I love it and it's fun to drive.

One of the really great advantages of n ATM and scooter is that they park easily between two cars where a car couldn't.

The parking situation in Chapala is IMO, truly a disaster. I don't mind walking a distance, but I know there are some people who have mobility problems and can't do a walk from Soriana to the Plaza and back, or even a few blocks.

And the double parking is a real pain, especially when no one is in the car that is double parked; those IMO should be towed.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:09 pm

Here is the solution for the golf carters..........shorter, narrower, street legal and fully insurable.




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Post by ferret on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:13 pm

Quite a difference in price between the two vehicles though. I'm not for golf carts on the roads either... they just don't go fast enough.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:19 pm

You can get a nice used smart car for 5K....... I know of people who spent twice that on a golf cart.

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Post by RVGRINGO on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:24 pm

We bought a new smart car in 2007 and loved it. I have seen 4-wheelers that cost more.....amazing!

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Post by ferret on Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:48 pm

CanuckBob wrote:You can get a nice used smart car for 5K....... I know of people who spent twice that on a golf cart.

Thanks for the education CBob. I didn't know a used smart car could be so cheap and I didn't know that golf carts could be so expensive.
http://www.ebay.com/bhp/smart-car

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Post by David on Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm

My Smart cost $12K new. Love it!
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Post by Clueless on Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:57 pm

Still, a quad is easier to park.

BTW, what are the features that make it a "smart" car?

Do they have auto transmissions?
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:05 pm

Well if you get pulled over and have your ATV impounded don't say you weren't warned. I'm quite sure the crackdown will include them.

It's "smart" to drive a street legal vehicle on a public road versus an ATV or otherwise.....

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Post by gringal on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:09 pm

Clueless wrote:Still, a quad is easier to park.

BTW, what are the features that make it a "smart" car?

Do they have auto transmissions?

Read all about it:

http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/smart/2016-smart-fortwo-review

BTW, note the price: $15,500 in the article.BTW, note the price: $15,500 in the article.

So, how do they do on the topes?


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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:09 pm

David wrote:My Smart cost $12K new.  Love it!

I would love to get a smart car and modify it like my vocho........it would almost look like a golf cart.

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Post by David on Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:30 pm

gringal wrote:

Read all about it:

http://www.autoguide.com/manufacturer/smart/2016-smart-fortwo-review

BTW, note the price: $15,500 in the article.BTW, note the price: $15,500 in the article.

So, how do they do on the topes?

I don't know what they cost today. Mine was $14K list and I paid $12,200.

They handle topes just fine, never had a problem in 11 years!
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Post by RVGRINGO on Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:10 am

Smart cars have all the latest technologies and handle topes without any concern, as they have 15“ wheels.  You may use the automatic shifting feature, or shift it yourself using the touchtronic system. They are amazingly survivable in crashes and surprisingly comfortable and speedy on long highway trips.  We drove ours from Chapala to North Carolina, and back. Yes, they can keep up with the high speed Interstate & Cuota traffic.  Beep beep..................>>>>>>>>> Mercedes/Smart dealership is in Guadalajara.

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