I don't think the OP was asking us to go with him to Mexico. If I choose to go or not go was not part of his question.
I have gone to Mexico a few times but several years ago. When I drove in from Cali, I stopped in at the border and bought a couple days worth of Mexican insurance on the rental car I had from Los Angeles. Thought it was the best action at the time, and we will never know, as I enjoyed my time in Mexico and drove back to California, and eventually flew home. No problems, but stories I still tell and memories I still enjoy.
I have also flown into Mex on a Cancun vaca, and rented a jeep and did some exploring of the Yucatan, including Chichén Itzá. I had a blast. (I did hook up with a tour group for some details I did not know.
For me, life has changed a bit, and I think it is not the right vacation for me, but I do not begrudge you my wish you have a great time.
Of course it is dangerous, but so are many other places on the planet. Use your head, don't stagger drunk into an alley, etc. Most of the advice that makes sense is use common sense. Have a good time. Be aware of your surroundings.
Also, remember you are in a different place. Crime aside, the infrastructure is different. If you need assistance, the availability may be different than you expected, so any advice I might give might include a warning to be pretty self reliant. (Spare tires, extra oil, a good tool box, etc)
Most of all, have a good time.
Karl I. Sagal KarlSagal@Gmail.com
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