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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Buying a vehicle

Even though we are rapidly completing the "empadrado" (a type of cobblestone covering) I don't want to take Dod up and down the hill any more than is absolutely necessary.  What I really want to buy is a little 4x4 truck so I am going to Tepic today for a huge car/truck swap meet.  I have heard that there are more than 1,000 vehicles available each Sunday.

In one week of looking I have found a nice Honda ATV and a Volkswagen bug available locally.

1995 Volkswagen beetle for $2,000. US.  Mechanically perfect with mostly new parts (brakes, clutch, shock absorbers, tires, even seats).  The seller gave me a ride up the hill to make sure it is acceptable.

2009 Honda 250cc ATV.  Only 1000 miles and in perfect condition.  It was fun to ride and made it up the hill to my house with ease but it is scary.  As I get older I seem to be accident prone.  There is rarely a day goes by that I do not have a new scab.  I think the ATV coupled with my accident "proneness" is a bad combination.

If I don't find a better vehicle/deal in Tepic, I think I will buy the VW.


  1. I drive a 62 VW. They do have their problems but any "old school" mechanic can repair any problem.

    I once had a RED 1963 Beetle. I called it the killer tomato.....

    MANY years ago there was a movie by that name that was filmed here in the San Diego area. It actually was titled The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. It was one of those crazy films that they ran at the midnight movies or in the absolute middle of the night.