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Fuel prices and saving time are two of the major motivations behind motorcycle purchases as many Costa Ricans...

A Look at President Putin’s New Wheels

President Vladimir Putin has familiarized himself with the Russian-made limousine, part of the 'Cortege' project, Minister of Industry...

Riteve Denied Rate Increase

The cost of vehicle inspection will not go up, with the rejection of a rate adjustment request by...

Electric Cars Are Coming To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA  (by Mitzi Stark ) Watch out for electric cars. Although there are less than 100...

National Register Issues Regulations For New License Plates

In order not to affect the vehicular restrictions policy, the National Register, say it will establish a computerized...

What Some Are Paying In Marchamo

QCOSTARICA vis Ticobull.com - Today, Monday, the 2016 annual circulation permit, known as the "marchamo", the Instituto Nacional...

Folding ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Electric Bike

The bike is powered by a 250 W electric motor with an integrated torque sensor that provides motor...

Vehicles Without Factory Installed Headrests OK With Riteve

Changes to the vehicular inspections requires that all vehicles have rear seat headrests. Vehicles without the headrests would...

Sala IV Declares Emergency Kit Fine Disproportionate

The Constitutional Court ruled in favour of an action against the articles of law in the previous Ley...

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Cost Of 2014 Marchamo 20% Higher Over Last

The cost of the 2014 Marchamo for passenger vehicles will cost an additional ¢3.500 colones this year, the...

Expomovil 2017 Opened Thursday

Q COSTA RICA - Expomovil 2017, the annual new car sales under one roof event, kicked off Thursday...

How can China Build a US$7.000 “Good Enough” Car?

Costa Rica's 2013 Fulu FLC5 review by QCostarica.com - China keeps getting better at making cars. One reason:...

Tesla’s Model 3 Debut

(Q24N) Today, Thursday, is a big day for Tesla Motors. At 8:30pm PT (9:30pm Costa Rica time), the...

Leaving It To The Last Minute, Long Lines For Plates Changeover

In typical Costa Rican fashion, owners of vehicles with license plates ending in "1" left it to the...

One Third Have Yet To Pay 2014 Marchamo

Today is the last day to pay the 2014 Marchamo without incurring late payment fees and interest starting...

President of Purdy Motor Opposes Exoneration For Electric Cars

(QCOSTARICA) The president of Purdy Motor, Javier Quiros, said he opposes a proposed tax exemption on electric cars...

Used Car Imports Down 40% This Year

A cause and effect of the decrease of used car imports in Costa Rica, threatens businesses and will...

The Vintage FJ Cruiser Frame-Off Restoration Process

TODAY COSTA RICA - Being the owner of a vintage Landcruiser what the people at the Vintage Cruiser...

Antique Cars and Debi Nova in Escazu Today

(QCOSTARICA) looking for something to do in San Jose today, then check out these two great events in...

Gone In 20 Seconds!

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Road Safety A Priority For Costa Rica’s Traffic Police

Image courtesy of Traffic Law Costa Rica Getting your car ready for the annual Riteve inspection means checking the...

MOPT Guarantees Appointments For Driver Test

Getting a drivers license in Costa Rica has become easier, well takes less time to get an appointment...

Costa Rica’s Refinery Pays Out ¢100 Million Colones To Owners of Vehicles For Bad Gasoline

The state refinery, the Refinadora de Petroleo Costarricense (RECOPE) says it has paid out some ¢100 million colones...

License Plate Changeover Begins Monday

Starting Monday July 15, all vehicle owners will be required to changeover their "old" metal license plates for...

Outwitting Riteve Can Be Costly In The Long Run

The ingenuity of some to trying to circumvent the law, in this case, the vehicular inspection goes beyond...

Is Tesla gearing up for a big surprise? Or is it hiding something?

TSGMAX - For a car that is widely expected to take the world by storm soon -- and...

Mandatory Plate Change Over of “1” Ends in A Week

Vehicle owners with license plates ending in "1" have to the end of the month (October 31) to...

Mercedes-Benz Wants You To Enjoy And Share Your New Vehicle

Why buy a Mercedes when you can share one? A pilot program in Munich, Germany, Croove, the new...

PAVE – Acquisition Program of Efficient Vehicle Called A Success

QCOSTARICA - A total of 47 people had traded in their old car for an environmental friendlier one...

INS Auctioning Off Used “Good” Vehicles

If you are planning to a buy a used car, take note that the Instituto Nacional de Seguros...

Could 2014 See Carpooling in Costa Rica?

The New Year has thus far failed to bring relief at the pump for drivers in Costa Rica....

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With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections, a run-off election in April is almost guaranteed based on the latest polls that...

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(Reuters) - Former Guatemalan presidential candidate Manuel Baldizon, who is wanted on graft charges, has sought asylum in the United States after he was...

ICE Selects Telia Carrier Backbone To Meet Broadband Demand

Telia Carrier, a subsidiary of Telia Company, has reached an agreement to provide its global fiber backbone to Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto...

Good News For Renters, Not So Much For Landlords

  Thanks to a recent law reform, residential rentals in colones cannot rise above the accumulated inflation of the past 12 months. In 2018, the legal...

Court Rules Against Uber and its 83,000 Drivers

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American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

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As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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Costa Rica Model Going To Trial In Nicaragua March 15 Says She Is “Innocent”

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rica model, Kathia Adriana Corella Rojas, despite affirming her innocence and that she was promised freedom by the First Lady,...

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The cost to have the latest smartphone or appliance, for example, are the leading causes of consumer indebtedness of Costa Ricans (Ticos), this according...

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Models Slam BMW Into House And Flee Scene Of The Accident

QCOSTARICA - It was 6:24am Saturday (September 12, 2015) morning when a big bang shook the house of Elizabeth Esquivel and Olga Herrera. A...

Gas Prices To Drop This Week

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - After being stalled for several weeks, the two pending request for a reduction in fuel prices was approved by...