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On the Spot: Is renting a car in Baja the best use of your time and money?

On the Spot: Is renting a car in Baja the best use of your time and money?

Question: We will be going to Loreto, Mexico, and may want to rent a car for a few days. I have been reading about insurance and about being billed for damage that was already done to the car. I’ve read about being pulled over and not having the proper papers, etc. Can you offer a list of what to get or decline or any other advice?

Susan Osen

Pasadena

Answer:  Here’s my best advice on driving in Mexico: Don’t.

I’ve been on three driving adventures south of the border. Twice the outcome was good, although the first involved getting lost at night on Yucatecan jungle roads...

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