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  1. Believe it or not, I had an accident just a few months after buying this car. A motorcycle it me as I was making a right turn and he was trying to pass me on the right. I had no problem with the insurance paying, etc. The tarjeta and plates are in my name, so I believe the transfer was done legally. It's an older car, a 2009 Honda Fit, so I will likely keep it until it's junk. I paid the guy who helped me buy the car and he did all the work to transfer the title. It wasn't purchased from an individual but from a dealer in Guadalajara. I think I'm good as for as protecting myself legally, but thanks for your help in explaining the process.
  2. I renewed online and had no problem at all doing it. I do the same with my plates.
  3. Thank you so much. I have a current tarjeta de circulación so for now I will not worry.
  4. Actually, what I'm trying to determine is what law dictates you must change license plates to match the state where you live. I had asked the guy about it and he reassured me Mexico isn't like the US where you have to change plates when you move to another state. He's lived in the states, so he understands how it's done there, but claims that's not how Mexico works. The process you went through sounds awful!
  5. Natasha, Do you have a source for your information? I tried googling it but didn't find a reliable source. I'm curious if the guy who helped me buy the car isn't being truthful with me. Thanks!
  6. The quote was for him to do it. My understanding (from S&S Auto) is that you have to take the car to GDL, be there at 6am and plan on spending all day there. I would also have to hire a Spanish speaker to go with me.
  7. The person I bought the car from. He sells expats a lot of cars.
  8. You may be right. When I bought the car, I was told it was legal to keep the plates that came with the car. I'm now being quoted $10,000 to switch to Jalisco plates. Does that sound reasonable?
  9. Thank you! I used the link, paid, and am waiting now to get an email with a link to show I paid. Is just a paid receipt enough to prove I'm current? So much to learn.
  10. Several years ago, when I was still a newbie, I bought a used car with CDMX plates. I just found out the tarjeta needs to be renewed every 3 years so my card expired last year. If you have CDMX plates, how do you renew the tarjeta de circulación? I've been able to renew my plates online, but I don't think you can do that with the tarjeta if you don't live in CDMX. Help! Thanks....
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