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Getting parts in Mexico. Experiences?


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#1 85glsw

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Posted 25 July 2007 - 10:15 PM

Subarus aren't on the list of the type of car I'm supposed to take to Mexico, 18 hours down. But it's not a great time to be switching cars.

Anyone have any experiences getting soob parts way down in Mexico?

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 12:19 AM

i got a replacment oil cap that had a sticker that said made in mexico but i peeled it off and it said USA in big letters of cours i got it at napa.

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 07:20 AM

Subaru has never been imported into Mexico...you may see the odd one, most likely cars from the '80's that for what ever reason never made it back with the original owner..if you go there make sure that you have on hand a dependable parts source that can be reached thru the Phone (internet would be secondary) and who would be willing to ship immediately to an address that is different from your billing address

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:06 AM

Just make sure you bring essential spare parts, and that everything is in good repair for setting out. Check out: http://andrews.home....rocienegas.html for a great illustrated story of one Subaru's trip to Mexico.

#5 85glsw

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 09:41 AM

Thanks so much for the replies. It paints the picture.

Please keep spirt of this forum: that's what the Internet was about in the first place: people helping people. What goes around comes around.

#6 Petersubaru

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 11:34 AM

Just make sure you bring essential spare parts, and that everything is in good repair for setting out. Check out: http://andrews.home....rocienegas.html for a great illustrated story of one Subaru's trip to Mexico.

Thanks for the link..I have been there a couple of times and enjoyed hereing about some elses experience

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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:14 PM

Check your car insurance. Most US policies are not valid in Mexico. You need to buy a policy at the border (i thin) or a rider. Call your agent and ask.

Also dont leave anything in plain sight in the car. Mexico is still the wild wild west.



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Posted 26 July 2007 - 05:22 PM

Yup, you need Mexican insurance. Dont forget it! You'll be in a load of trouble if someone hit you... :dead:




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