January 24, 2012 | 1 Comment
Writing about cars yesterday reminded me of another tidbit dredged from Lorena’s infamous and swamp-like inbox: fellow travel writer Ben Starr sent us a tip regarding Advantage, a rental service that allows cars from select locations in California, Arizona, and Texas to cross the border into Mexico. Purchase of a $25 dollar (per day) Mexican insurance policy is mandatory, and the car must be returned to its original U.S. location.We have not used this service, but we would like to hear from readers who have. If you have a story or advice regarding Advantage or a Mexican car rental service, please comment or email us. Excerpts from juicier emails may be featured on the blog.
Also, in all due fairness I should mention that Butch rented Especial (see post below for details) during the Christmas holidays and Especial was literally the last car on the lot. Presumably, all of the nicer vehicles were already packed with screaming children and headed for the coast to terrorize sleepy beach bums . I don’t want our experience to discourage other travelers from renting a vehicle in Mexico, as taking a drive is a great way to jump start your Mexico adventure (sometimes literally). Sorry, I couldn’t resist.