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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-10-2008, 11:09 PM
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for texas the MCC is for drivers in the state that hit you and you are covered since you have to provide paperwork for the mexican consulate. if you are driving in Mexico it will cover you with full coverage and will allow you vehicle to be brought back into the U.S. with the correct paperwork and you will have it fixed. If its totaled then chances are the Mexican Consulate will issue you a fund and will have the person that hit you pay an advancement. here is the bad thing if they don't even have a Mexicans' driver's liscense you are basically screwed!

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Here in SoCal, the coverage basically means you are covered while driving in Mexico...however...

I live less than 30 minutes from the border, and personally, I will not drive any of my own cars (especially the MB's) into Mexico. I am personally aware of several people that have had nice cars stolen (carjacked), been involved in "set up" accidents (looking for gringos - suckers - without Mexican coverage - you'll pay a big fine/bribe and likely spend time in a lockup if you don't), and aircraft that have been stolen while visiting Mexico and points south. Don't expect much help from the local police (federales), either, chances are they are involved in the crime.

I'm not trying to use a broad brush, and I'm not a racist, either - but the facts are there if you look for them.

I have had 2 run-ins with the Federales, back in the 80's while running the La Carrera road race - my truck/trailer with race car was going to be "impounded" for some unspecified reason, until we paid the AR-15 toting cop a $100 "fine".... and again a couple years ago when Lo-jack followed/located my daughter's new Toyota into TJ (Tijuana) and we went to collect it (a story I won't tell here).

At any rate - here in CA that coverage would not mean squat, and I would not pay for it. But you MUST have some form of valid mexican auto insurance if you go there. You can usually buy it at the border.


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Your uninsured motorist coverage should be enough. If Geico or someone is distinguishing white uninsured motorists from Mexican uninsured motorists, the ACLU needs to get involved.
+1... However, anyone looking to purchase insurance to drive in Mexico:


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my insurance has always been at least half of geico quotes.

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my insurance has always been at least half of geico quotes.
So are racists against Cavemen?
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