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[*] posted on 7-17-2015 at 04:30 PM
Odds of losing my oil pan headed to Punta San Jose ?


I drive Prius. Don't judge. Which has very little ground clearance. And my buddy drives a Pontiac Vibe, which has a tiny bit more. We are making a trip to Punta San Jose in the near future, but we've never been there before. I talked to a local in Ensenada last week who said I can make it in a car if I go slow. Is this true? Or should I try to find a more reliable off road ride?
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[*] posted on 7-17-2015 at 04:51 PM


don't be a puss. just do it!



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[*] posted on 7-17-2015 at 05:02 PM


Drive a Prius off-road?? "MEEP-MEEEEP!!" A car is only as good as its' driver. Back in the '70's I took a little Toyota Celica ('73) in places there weren't places. You, however need to ask, ''what if?''... as in, parts? If you do have a back-up vehicle, no guts, no glory. Little vehicles go AROUND things easier. Just remember where your a) oilpan and b) transmission is, and it's an ADVENTURE.

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[*] posted on 7-17-2015 at 10:06 PM


Everyone starting to go back to Baja now that its "safe"!? Just FYI Victor the land owner was shot dead there over a land dispute a few months ago. You'll be fine though. That road is practically paved. Haven't been there since last year though.
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[*] posted on 7-17-2015 at 10:12 PM


Totally not an issue if you drive slowly.



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[*] posted on 7-18-2015 at 06:22 AM


Did a lot of that country in a 240 Volvo, kept one eye closed, thas the ticket....



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[*] posted on 7-18-2015 at 07:33 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Jhanks  
I drive Prius. Don't judge. Which has very little ground clearance. And my buddy drives a Pontiac Vibe, which has a tiny bit more. We are making a trip to Punta San Jose in the near future, but we've never been there before. I talked to a local in Ensenada last week who said I can make it in a car if I go slow. Is this true? Or should I try to find a more reliable off road ride?

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[*] posted on 7-18-2015 at 07:37 AM


Paul W? How many times have you been on that road?



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[*] posted on 7-18-2015 at 09:38 AM


Stop by the Tvind compound, get pictures and report back, they will probably think your one of them driving a Prius
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[*] posted on 7-18-2015 at 05:09 PM


Lets see I did it in my 57 Chevy Wagon, 65 Valiant wagon. 63,65,67 vw bugs all stock and before 1976. You´ll be fine.
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[*] posted on 7-18-2015 at 05:46 PM


Just make sure that you put a couple of rocks in front of your wheels when you get there.:bounce: I did the drive in a crappy in the early 80's.



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[*] posted on 8-7-2015 at 05:25 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Jhanks  
Odds of losing my oil pan headed to Punta San Jose ?


You're good. I've seen Priuses there in the past. Pretty much any passenger car can make it to PSJ and the road is graded regularly.




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[*] posted on 8-7-2015 at 05:30 PM


The worst part of the road is actually the first mile, where you head from Santo Tomas up to the town dump. After that it's like butter.



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[*] posted on 8-22-2015 at 05:18 PM


Just make sure you save a gallon of gas to get back to Ensenada
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[*] posted on 8-23-2015 at 11:40 AM


Bring an extra oil pan if you are worried, and some tools. Actually, I bring two part epoxy sticks for quick patches on my dirt bike (mighty putty). Works great, and is fast. You probably won't have problems, but can never be too prepared! :light:
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[*] posted on 8-23-2015 at 05:37 PM


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