Perfect Used Car for Mexico


#1

We live in Mexico 6 months a year and in Seattle the other 6. Currently we drive to and around Mex. in a 1988 VW Camper Van. Unfortunately it gets only 19 miles to the gallon but has the high clearance for the terrible roads (low taxes but bad roads). What would be a good car to give us decent mileage but enough clearance so that we can venture to our favorite estuary for bird watching?



Thanks.


#2

I think you will only improve at most maybe 4-5MPG with high clearance modern small SUV or station wagon(Subaru Outback). Not really worth the changeover.


#3

I know people who had the same problem with a Civic so they changed to a Corolla and said it solved the problem.


#4

What are the locals driving? Look around when you are in Mexico. Rocketman


#5

I really like the little car-truck crossovers that GM and Ford sell down there. They look like the modern versions of the El Camino and Ranchero.


#6

Your are probably driving the right vehicle already. As stated, you don’t gain much with a compact SUV in mileage, and in Mexico you can at least get the VW serviced if needed.