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    The new law states that only a 1998 model can be imported or a 10 year old car so next year 1999.
    How will this effect import of classic cars ? Exempt ? For Mexican dealers only ?
    The new car dealers lobbied for this and it was granted in January.
    Our auto auctions in Kansas had many buyers for cars for Mexico to go to used car dealers in Mexico or Texas to Mexico.
    I believe the U.S. politicians have been discussing NAFTA since it is election time again. Free trade ?

    BRAD

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080302/used_cars.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAFTA

  • #2
    It was THEIR car dealer lobby that did this.
    THEY were complaining of the flood of US cars into Mexico, and that this was killing THEIR used car market.
    So... You can only export (into Mexico) a car that is EXACTLY ten years old.
    NAFTA in reverse? You decide...
    Jeff[8D]



    quote:Originally posted by bradnree

    The new law states that only a 1998 model can be imported or a 10 year old car so next year 1999.
    How will this effect import of classic cars ? Exempt ? For Mexican dealers only ?
    The new car dealers lobbied for this and it was granted in January.
    Our auto auctions in Kansas had many buyers for cars for Mexico to go to used car dealers in Mexico or Texas to Mexico.
    I believe the U.S. politicians have been discussing NAFTA since it is election time again. Free trade ?

    BRAD

    http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080302/used_cars.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAFTA
    HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

    Jeff


    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



    Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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    • #3
      It was THEIR car dealer lobby that did this.
      THEY were complaining of the flood of US cars into Mexico, and that this was killing THEIR used car market.
      So... You can only export (into Mexico) a car that is EXACTLY ten years old.
      NAFTA in reverse? You decide...
      Jeff[8D]



      quote:Originally posted by bradnree

      The new law states that only a 1998 model can be imported or a 10 year old car so next year 1999.
      How will this effect import of classic cars ? Exempt ? For Mexican dealers only ?
      The new car dealers lobbied for this and it was granted in January.
      Our auto auctions in Kansas had many buyers for cars for Mexico to go to used car dealers in Mexico or Texas to Mexico.
      I believe the U.S. politicians have been discussing NAFTA since it is election time again. Free trade ?

      BRAD

      http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/080302/used_cars.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAFTA
      HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

      Jeff


      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



      Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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      • #4
        Yeah, so lemme get this straight, from what I read on the article:
        I can't send my pristine restored Lark(far from, just go with me on this) into Mexico as its considered a jalopy and older wayyyy older than 98 or the ten year old law. I also can send my, oh I dunno '01 Mustang into Mexico(Dont have one just go with me on this), as its competition to the 98's being sold down there. I hope there's more to this law, like when we go into 2009, they will only accept '99, otherwise this law sounds that much more silly(My opinion). As far as us, we can't export much other than 98's now to Mexico, so that seems to remove classic cars as they are jalopies down there now. We also can't export new cars as they are competition to the cars 10 years old.
        Needless to say, I wanna say "What kinda whole hock, hibbity jibbity, bullplop is this rulemaking they have going on down there?"[)]


        1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
        1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
        [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
        [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
        [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
        [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
        1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
        1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
        1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
        1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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        • #5
          Yeah, so lemme get this straight, from what I read on the article:
          I can't send my pristine restored Lark(far from, just go with me on this) into Mexico as its considered a jalopy and older wayyyy older than 98 or the ten year old law. I also can send my, oh I dunno '01 Mustang into Mexico(Dont have one just go with me on this), as its competition to the 98's being sold down there. I hope there's more to this law, like when we go into 2009, they will only accept '99, otherwise this law sounds that much more silly(My opinion). As far as us, we can't export much other than 98's now to Mexico, so that seems to remove classic cars as they are jalopies down there now. We also can't export new cars as they are competition to the cars 10 years old.
          Needless to say, I wanna say "What kinda whole hock, hibbity jibbity, bullplop is this rulemaking they have going on down there?"[)]


          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
          1950 Studebaker 2R5 with 170 turbocharged
          [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00003.jpg?t=1171152673[/img=left]
          [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00009.jpg?t=1171153019[/img=right]
          [img=left]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00002.jpg?t=1171153180[/img=left]
          [img=right]http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t102/PlainBrownR2/DSC00005.jpg?t=1171153370[/img=right]
          1964 Studebaker Commander R2 clone
          1963 Studebaker Daytona Hardtop with no engine or transmission
          1950 Studebaker 2R5 w/170 six cylinder and 3spd OD
          1955 Studebaker Commander Hardtop w/289 and 3spd OD and Megasquirt port fuel injection(among other things)

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          • #6
            I actually don't think there are many Studebakers being sold into Mexico. Correct me if I'm wrong.

            The action was most likely taken due to the US dollar being in the toilet. Being 15 miles from the boarder, I see a whole lot of Canadians buying cars in the US right now. The car dealers here are advertising DIRECTLY to Canadian buyers. I would guess exactly the same is happening at dealers in the US close to Mexico.


            Dick Steinkamp
            Bellingham, WA

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            • #7
              I actually don't think there are many Studebakers being sold into Mexico. Correct me if I'm wrong.

              The action was most likely taken due to the US dollar being in the toilet. Being 15 miles from the boarder, I see a whole lot of Canadians buying cars in the US right now. The car dealers here are advertising DIRECTLY to Canadian buyers. I would guess exactly the same is happening at dealers in the US close to Mexico.


              Dick Steinkamp
              Bellingham, WA

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              • #8
                How will this impact all the stolen cars from Arizona, Texas...?
                It's getting so a dishonest guy can't make a dishonest Peso anymore.

                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State
                63 Avanti R1 2788
                1914 Stutz Bearcat
                (George Barris replica)

                Washington State

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                • #9
                  How will this impact all the stolen cars from Arizona, Texas...?
                  It's getting so a dishonest guy can't make a dishonest Peso anymore.

                  63 Avanti R1 2788
                  1914 Stutz Bearcat
                  (George Barris replica)

                  Washington State
                  63 Avanti R1 2788
                  1914 Stutz Bearcat
                  (George Barris replica)

                  Washington State

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                  • #10
                    Almost every evening on my commute home from Austin, TX to a point 20 miles south on Interstate 35, I can expect to pass a slower convoy in the right lane. This convoy consists of 4 or 5 vans or light trucks, each with a "car in tow" sign, hauling some 12 year old Toyota pickup or something similar to Mexico for resale.

                    [img=left]http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
                    Paul Simpson
                    "DilloCrafter"

                    1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
                    The Red-Headed Amazon
                    Deep in the heart of Texas

                    Paul Simpson
                    "DilloCrafter"

                    1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
                    The Red-Headed Amazon
                    Deep in the heart of Texas

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                    • #11
                      Almost every evening on my commute home from Austin, TX to a point 20 miles south on Interstate 35, I can expect to pass a slower convoy in the right lane. This convoy consists of 4 or 5 vans or light trucks, each with a "car in tow" sign, hauling some 12 year old Toyota pickup or something similar to Mexico for resale.

                      [img=left]http://simps.us/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]
                      Paul Simpson
                      "DilloCrafter"

                      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
                      The Red-Headed Amazon
                      Deep in the heart of Texas

                      Paul Simpson
                      "DilloCrafter"

                      1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
                      The Red-Headed Amazon
                      Deep in the heart of Texas

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                      • #12
                        JBOYLE... you're killin' me... Quiero mas Studebakers ahora!

                        Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
                        '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                        • #13
                          JBOYLE... you're killin' me... Quiero mas Studebakers ahora!

                          Las Vegas, NV - Stop by, coffee's on!
                          '51 Champion Business Coupe G899965 10G-Q4-1434

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                          • #14
                            The 98 only rule is an example of a public policy response to a complex economc issue with a silly and simplistic quick-fix. Kind of like using scotch tape on your Studes' oil leaks. It will probably have to be repealed, after they see that it really doesn't solve the problem(whatever that may be), but actually causes a few more headaches.

                            "You Can't Have Everything--Where Would You Put It?" ---comedian Steven Wright

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                            • #15
                              The 98 only rule is an example of a public policy response to a complex economc issue with a silly and simplistic quick-fix. Kind of like using scotch tape on your Studes' oil leaks. It will probably have to be repealed, after they see that it really doesn't solve the problem(whatever that may be), but actually causes a few more headaches.

                              "You Can't Have Everything--Where Would You Put It?" ---comedian Steven Wright

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