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Are there no Cruisers in Mexico?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by 3puttcop, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. 3puttcop

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    I just spent 9 days on the traveling the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula (Mexico) from Cancun to almost Belize and did not see a single 60 or 40 or 80……Just one 100 at some upscale resort. Are there no Cruisers in Mexico?
     
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    Nope-- Well ,very few anyway.

    Toyota never sold in Mexico. NEver opened a single dealer.

    You might see some there if you look hard, but they were probably brought in from somewhere else. And parts are hard to find.

    Steve
     
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    Any idea as to why they did not bring them into MExico?

    Zack
     
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    I dunno. I'm sure someone here does though.

    Steve
     
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    No Cruisers because, well, no Toyota dealers.......:rolleyes:
     
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    Terrax simply proves the point with his comment. It wasn't until just a couple of years ago that there was a dealer distribution system for Toyota in Mexico. If you have no dealers, you have no sales. No sales, no cruisers. The rest of Latin America and South America are mad for cruisers; however, good ole Mexico was never in on the party.
     
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    I heard that back in the sixties that the Mexican goverment order 500 FJ45LVs then cancelled the order after the vehicle were on the way over from Japan. After that Toyota wanted nothing to do with Mexico. Those LVs ended up in the USA. That is what I heard from the guru of the FJ45LVs back in the late nineties when I had a LV.

    John
     
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    Whoop de do...........Toyota has had an offical presence in Mexico for a year......... :rolleyes:

    Based on the average Mexican citizen's income, I bet a s***-load of 100 series Cruisers have been sold......... :rolleyes:
     
  10. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    no need to buy LCs down there, lots of hot SUVs from the US... :rolleyes:
    Very popular with the policia I hear.... :eek:
     
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    There is not a large market down there...

    Mostly stolen American Jeeps...
     
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    I lived in Mexico for a year, traveled from top to bottom and never saw a single Land Cruiser.
     
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    I was in Puerto Vallarta 2 years ago and saw 2 FJ40's. Either someone drove them from the US or Central America or maybe were stolen and ended up south of the border.
     
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    I believe that is the legend. Mexican government cancelled their order while the vehicles were in transit, and Toyota wrote the country off until recently. Toyota would have done very well there, they must have been some pissed off. :doh:
     
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    Mexico had some strange law about certain percentage of vehicles having to be produced there to be sold there. Hence no Toyota - but lots of Dodges, Nissans, VW's, and MB's (all have plants there). I think they changed this recently. As far as Cruiserdans comment goes ... you're completely wrong, in Mexico you're either really poor or really rich w/o much in the middle. I was in Guadalajara a couple of weeks ago (saw 3 pre-2004 Cruisers) and they have plenty of high end European cars ... saw some Lexus, Caddy, and Hummers too.

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    All I saw were lotsa little Nissan cars old beat up Nissan P/U's with 4 doors and tons some little chevy car and Suburbans. All the Policia were in Chevy trucks.
     
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    Oh yeah you could rent a J#&P for $14 a day, bunch of beat up piece of shiats.
     
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    A few years ago I bumped into a couple of Mexican Cruiserheads at SOR. Super nice guys, one of them runs a Cruiser shop in Tijuana and they were both very involved in a Tijuana-based Cruiser club. We ate lunch with these guys, looked at a stack of pictures they had, and heard some great stories of long-range expeditions to remote areas of Baja and the Canyon del Cobre area.

    A few days later, during the Toyota Museum's open house, they showed up with a couple more guys. It's not a big club but they're very active. Mostly FJ40's of various vintages, but they had some 60's and a couple of 80s as well. Most of the trucks were US-spec, but they had a handful of Central America-spec Cruisers in the mix. I don't remember any being diesel, but it's possible.