sending a car from Mexico to Venezuela

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean sending a car from Mexico to Venezuela

1. Posted by Behappy (Full Member 50 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


Currently i'm in Puerto Cabello to get my car back with hundreds of troubles so far.

So only 1 thing left,

Get my car back.

it's basically easy, find a custom agency and ask them to get my car back, that's all.

but to do that, the custom agency should be reliable.

I found a custom agency and he said it will cost 7,500,000 Bolivar(it's almost 2,000 USD for the black market change rate, almost 3,800 USD for the official rate)!!!!

The price of My car is just 6,000 USD!!!

So tomorrow morning i have to go out to find another cutstom agency.

In fact, if anyone want to send a car to south america, do not send a car to Venezuela.
Caracas is a hell, All Venezuelan peoples are not friendly at all.
I feel really sick to be here.

If anyone knows about the cost for custom clearance and etc., please let me know.


2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

sorry but not surprised about your problem.
there are agents who are using your situation and will make a profit,maybe even together with the custom person in charge.
the situation in Venezuela is very bad this days and will get worse...

My only advise is go to the Marina(yachthaven)you cant miss it since the marina is in the middle of town and look to get in contact with sailors.This people know always the best deals for everything,they also need agents for many things,like importing spare parts.
wish you good luck,and believe me,not all people in Venezuela are unfriendly.

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