If you currently live in the United States but you are wondering how to sell a car in Mexico, this article will guide you through the entire process. First and foremost, you must check and see the year in which your car was made. Although Mexicans usually pay a lot for United States or Canada cars, they still have the meet certain requirements. One of these relates to the fact that the cars must be exactly 10 years old in order to meet the environmental mandates, while at the same time not have a negative effect on the Mexican new car market.
You will have to verify the VIN number and it must start with number 1 through 4 or else you will not be allowed to sell the car in Mexico. The VIN numbers that start with 1, 2, 3 or 4 mean that the cars are built at least a decade ago and are not trucks. If you do want to sell a truck, there is a high demand of these vehicles in Mexico and for this reason you are allowed to sell it regardless of the manufacturing date.
If your car meets all of these requirements, now you will have to figure out the costs. Depending on the vehicle that you want to sell, prepare to pay from $700 to even $1,000 for the fees, not taking into consideration the money that you will be spending for the gasoline or the shipping costs. If you have made all of these calculations and you’ve come up with the conclusion that it is a little bit pricey, you should know that there are many companies in the United States that specialize in purchasing cars from U.S. citizens and selling them in Mexico. Another alternative would be to find a Mexican citizen that has a temporary visa and is willing to travel to your location in order to buy the car.
If you have decided to do things on your own and take the car to Mexico, be prepared to pay $49.50 to get a vehicle permit delivered to your home. Your alternative would be to wait another 10 minutes at the border and pay only $27.
As you can see, it can be a real headache to sell a car in Mexico as there are certain strict rules and laws that must be met, but with patience and a little bit of research, anything is possible.
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