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Just got back from 10 days in Mexico - snaped lots of car pics. I have many more on another card but am having trouble getting the pics off. When I am able to access them I'll post 'Part 2'.

VWs are all over in Mexico!!! Most popular is the Pointer which seems to be a small economy hatch/wagon that comes in many different body styles... including a GTI. Another popular model is the Derby, which is also small. Golfs and Jettas were around but not as popular as the previous 2 mentioned. And yes there were passats - but very few. There were also a few Polo's (which are much more attractive in person - I like 'em, especially the hatch/wagon variants!), and one or two Lupo's.

And I got to ride in a Seat Ibiza 4 door hatch - very sharp looking car (pics of it are on my other card)!

Also, I swear I saw a Jetta drive by with '1.8T' and '4motion' badges on the trunk! Unfortunately I didn't have my camera ready. Anyway, on with the pics:

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Spent most of the time in Mexico City, but went to Cuautla (which is where most of the pics above were taken) and Xalapa as well - it was a great trip - met lots of wonderful people, ate great food and drank a little too much tequila... ;)
 

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TEQUILA! 100% Agave I hope since you were in Mexico! None of that Cuervo crap.

Business or pleasure? I have been to MExico 15 times, but have never been to a major city there. I would like to spend a few days in Guadalajara sometime soon.
 

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oh yeah '100% de agave' they all say on the bottle - comes in 'blanco' which is clear and more strong than the 'reposado' which is aged in barrels for a few months (that's whats in the bottle I brought back! :D ). Cuervo wasn't even on the menu down there. Didn't even see any of that till i got to the airport.

It was a mix of business and pleasure - I was there for aikido assisting my teacher with demonstrations and classes most of the time. But we got to do plenty of sightseeing and sampling of the local culture during our down time.
 

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oh yeah '100% de agave' they all say on the bottle - comes in 'blanco' which is clear and more strong than the 'reposado' which is aged in barrels for a few months (that's whats in the bottle I brought back! :D ). Cuervo wasn't even on the menu down there. Didn't even see any till i got to the airport where they were selling it along with the good stuff.

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If you like the Reposados try an Anejo (which is aged two to five years) from a good brand like Don Julio or Casa Noble!
 

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yeah I saw the Anejo and wanted to get some but whooooo - a little pricey!! Most of what I drank in Mexico was Don Julio Reposado - very good stuff. I brought back a bottle of Centenario Reposado which I thought had a little less bite to it.
 

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I stick to XX while I'm there... :wink:
No way man! Negra Modelo!!! :lol:
That's good Sh*t also. But I just can't get enough of XX for some reason. Also, I don't care what anyone says it just taste different here when I order it. Probably the atmosphere or is it ... :suspicio:
I agree completely! I love beer in Mexico, but rarely drink it here, even Mexican beer. Must be the dirty bottles they use in Mexico!

yeah I saw the Anejo and wanted to get some but whooooo - a little pricey!! Most of what I drank in Mexico was Don Julio Reposado - very good stuff. I brought back a bottle of Centenario Reposado which I thought had a little less bite to it.
You can find the Don Julio Anejo here in the states for $40 a bottle now. It's Muy Bueno Tequila! Believe it or not the Cabo Wabo Reposado is one of the best tequilas you will find. Another great one for only $40 is Milagro Anejo. I'm not a huge fan of the Centenario myself but that's just me. I have friends that love it.
 

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the most popular among the people we were visiting was Don Julio - both blanco and reposado. I tried the blanco once and went back to drinking reposado... now in addition to being a beer snob i can claim to be a tequila snob! :roll:

I liked all the reposados I tried while there; Don Julio, Herradura and Centenario. I thought the Centenario was a little smoother and to my surprise it was much cheaper than the others! :D

(funny how this thread gravitated so severely off-topic from vws in mexico to tequila! :lol: )
 

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You can find the Don Julio Anejo here in the states for $40 a bottle now. It's Muy Bueno Tequila!
Believe it or not, that's about what it was going for where I saw it in Mexico - minus a couple dollars or so. I'll certainly try some... maybe when my Centenario runs out!
 

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hotani said:
Postman said:
You can find the Don Julio Anejo here in the states for $40 a bottle now. It's Muy Bueno Tequila!
Believe it or not, that's about what it was going for where I saw it in Mexico - minus a couple dollars or so. I'll certainly try some... maybe when my Centenario runs out!
Tequila isn't cheap in Mexico....at least not where I go (touri$t mecca Cabo $an Lucas!). I have seen better deals in the states.

I have a fully stocked tequila bar at home. Actually it's my countertop....but I have about $700 - $800 worth at any given time in the house. Don Julio is one of the top 5 in my opinion. I always try to pick up some Mexican only bottles when I go down.

Here's a quick sample of my kitchen:
 
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