: Things I learned while in Cancun....



Blackout
11-24-03, 09:51 AM
Mercury Grand Marquis = Stretch Limo

Cadillac DTS was the first place I ever saw one riced out with a big aluminum spoiler on the back. Well I guess its not rice I guess it would be refried beans.

The old VW Beetles are popular as hell there.

Taxi's = Driver customizes them how ever they want. Every car we went in had a aftermarket headunit, tinted windows, neons under the car, some had bodykits so that was cool.

Police cars = Impala's, Dodge Stratus, F-150's, Dodge Neon's, and Dodge Intrepids

Taxi's = Nissan Tsuru *looks a lot like a B13 Sentra*, Nissan Sentra's, Dodge Neon's, VW Beetle's *old one's*, some other weird looking Nissan hatchback thing, Checy Suburban, VW Pointer, VW Passat, and VW Jetta.

Ford Ranger is called the Ford Courier there.

The Ford Ka is the only mini car I would ever consider buying

Mexican's love american music especially classic rock

For Bus drivers and taxi drivers this is the point system:
Smaller cars = 5 points
Smaller trucks = 7 points
Normal sized cars = 7 points
Normal sized trucks = 9 points
Pedestrians = 10 points
Moped's = 10 points
So in other words they drive really crazy down there!

davesdeville
11-24-03, 05:43 PM
Cadillac DTS was the first place I ever saw one riced out with a big aluminum spoiler on the back. Well I guess its not rice I guess it would be refried beans.

That made me sad for awhile until I read this..



For Bus drivers and taxi drivers this is the point system:
Smaller cars = 5 points
Smaller trucks = 7 points
Normal sized cars = 7 points
Normal sized trucks = 9 points
Pedestrians = 10 points
Moped's = 10 points
So in other words they drive really crazy down there!

I was in Tijuana for a short while this summer and I felt like I was worth about 20 points..

Allante North *
11-25-03, 08:03 PM
The wife and I went to Playa del Carmen back in September and we rented a car for three days. I had no problem driving there as I learned the ropes on the cab ride from the airport.

1. Gringos don't pass a cop unless you like Mexican jail
2. If you see a car behind you pull over on the shoulder and let him pass
3. Mexican radio sucks so bring your own tunes if you like music while you drive
4. Expect the unexpected and drive it like you stole it
5. Gas stations are few and far between so put more than 10 peso's in the tank
6. Make sure you get Mexican Insurance in case your in an accident see Rule 1.

We had a blast and I will try to get a better car next trip, maybe a DHS with a wing and neon. Ours was a Chevy that wouldn't pull a greased string out of a cats ass.

Happy Motoring