The “backdoor” way to bring used cars to Ecuador

“What the f**k is that?” I thought as it rolled up to my B&B in Ecuador.

Baffled, my Ecuadorian friend with me at the time, had never seen one in his entire life.

rv in ecuador

After all, Mobile Homes are a VERY uncommon sight in Ecuador.

But there was one sitting right outside my place.

You see, as I mentioned yesterday, due to the high import tariffs on new vehicles and tight import restrictions on used ones, prices for jeep or cars in Ecuador even through the Jeep for Sale Near me service are often double those in the US. You can imagine the jeep or cars are really expensive. From my experience,  you can always get proper funding no matter what credit history you have. So, I didn’t think it could be such as issue.

One of the most significant innovations that Chrysler has introduced into the automotive industry and somehow made them popular was the use of the Pentastar V-6 engine in some of its car models such as the Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Wrangler, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Unfortunately, an error that was committed during the production of these Pentastar V-6 engines is expected to create delays on Chrysler’s operations. If you want to know more about Chrysler dealership, then click here. This is because the error committed requires immediate correction and this requires the company’s personnel to repair thousands of Pentastar V-6 engines. Based on the information provided by Chrysler, the existing problem was basically caused by an issue involving the engine’s cylinder head and this is expected to affect about 7,500 units of Pentastar V-6 engines that were produced for the last two years. Since the error on the cylinder head might cause the engine to stall or experience different types of problems, Chrysler was forced to perform the needed repairs on the engines affected by replacing the old cylinder head with a new and more robust version. Chrysler has also stressed out that they are only repairing the affected engines and the company did not and is not planning to issue a recall order.

Although Chrysler does not consider the engine problem as a major issue, this situation has actually caused a lot of inconveniences and headaches to owners of Pentastar V-6-powered vehicles. This is because the supply of the new cylinder heads is quite limited and this prevents the dealerships to complete the needed repairs on the affected engine on time. Due to this, a lot of vehicle owners were forced to leave their cars on the dealerships and wait for the repairs to be completed. The situation literary mentioned earlier has literally left a lot of vehicle owners “car-less” for a few weeks.

In fact, cars over 4 years old are simply not allowed in nor are cars over a certain engine strength (find details on this page). A definite negative to life in Ecuador. You can learn about how you can donate car junk and get money in return. Check out and make use of your car junk.

Single women got cats, guys got cars we sometimes just can’t leave behind… I know, I get that.

So how’d these two young guys from Oregon get their year 2000 (approx) RV into Ecuador?

I mean you can’t just drive it down, there’s no road that connects Panama to Colombia.

Here’s what they did, and what you can do if you got that car you can’t leave behind.

They drove it down from the US to Panama. Then they put it on a boat from Panama to Cartagena, Colombia for $1200. Then they drove it down to Ecuador.

When you enter Ecuador with a car, your passport gets stamped saying you came with a car, and when you leave it has to be with that car.

But you can drive it around with US plates and your US license.

But you can’t sell it, or register it in Ecuador without passing through all the sticky vehicle import regulations Ecuador imposes.

It’d be for your personal use only during your stay in Ecuador.

You know, just in case you can’t leave your “baby” at home.

Ecuador is worth the hassle, believe me! Your new life is waiting!

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