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Can I legall drive one of these on a main highway?

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Post by Clueless Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:22 pm

I'm talking about going from Chapala Haciendas into Chapala and Ajijic.

I have a regular Mexican drivers license.

I know it has to be registered.

Do I need/Can I get insurance (liability/collision/theft)?

Thanks.

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Post by Flamingo Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:02 pm

I don't know about insurance, but first I'd find out how fast it goes - maximum speed. If it is less than 60 kms an hour, it is a traffic hazard. It would do well on the Old Chapala Highway that goes from the Haciendas into town.
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Post by Rosa Venus Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:11 pm

The first question that has to be asked and HAS TO BE ANSWERED is this:

Do you have a factura for the vehicle? All of your other answers lead from there. And everything else is a waste of time.

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Post by zenwoodle Sat Jun 06, 2015 10:18 pm

Why would you want to? Beer
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Post by Hensley Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:11 am

You need to get a plate for it and it is very expensive and no they will not insure them. Been there done that.
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Post by Clueless Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:47 am

Factura not a problem; buying it new.

I will check on speed.

I don't know where the old Chapala highway is.

Will check all of the above.

Thanks, without this input, I could have made (another) expensive mistake.

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Post by Perritonegro Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:26 am

You need plates.
ATV tires not suitable and in fact quite dangerous at high speeds on pavement.

Police could consider it unsafe in highway application and confiscate.

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:40 am

I'm quite sure this is considered a recreational vehicle and not suitable for street use (as per the sticker that is usually on it). As such you will not be able to get liability insurance for use on any public street or highway. Jalisco law states that you must have a minimum $3,000,000 pesos in liability insurance (other than street legal scooters under 150CC). While we see Mexican's driving them all over the place you had better be prepared to spend some time in a Mexican prison (or pay some HUGE mordida) if you hurt someone.
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Post by RVGRINGO Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:31 am

Have you made prior arrangements for cremation?
Have you considered that a fender-bender will cause you jail time?
Have you considered a small car instead? Something legal? Insurable?
Have you asked yourself, “Why?“
Oh, you must be a single, unattached orphan with no friends.
Go out the backside of Chapala Haciendas and turn right. The road will take you into Chapala.

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Post by Clueless Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:35 pm

RVGRINGO wrote:Have you made prior arrangements for cremation?
Have you considered that a fender-bender will cause you jail time?
Have you considered a small car instead? Something legal? Insurable?
Have you asked yourself, “Why?“
Oh, you must be a single, unattached orphan with no friends.
Go out the backside of Chapala Haciendas and turn right. The road will take you into Chapala.

I agree w/the points made and will pass.

The "Why" was it looks like fun.

Anyway, I guess my Safari will have to do.

Cremation orders in place for many years.

Yes, single, no family and few friends.

Thanks all.
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Post by RVGRINGO Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:04 pm

Now I am jealous. I always wanted a Safari Thing and even considered towing one north with us.
Stay safe.

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Post by holdrja Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:43 pm

I've seen many 4-wheel ATVs around town in Chapala but never on the highway to Guadalajara.
Definitely need plates - our ranch manager drove ours into Chapala a few weeks ago to get new tires put on it, and he was stopped by a policeman for not having license plates. He paid a 200 peso mordida.
Sometimes you are required to have a helmet.
Both of these requirements seem to be more honored in the breach than in the actuality. Good income source for cops, I guess.
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Post by Clueless Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:59 pm

I wonder if I could rent one for a week to get the feel of it (and maybe get the urge to lower).

Anyone want to rent me one for $750.00 for a week?

Maybe S&S Auto?
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