Folks, I would like to piggy-back on an existing thread about the shipment of vehicles to the DR and take it just a bit further. I assume that the process for buying a vehicle in the DR is simpler and smoother than shipping a vehicle there. However, it raised a question in my mind about the quality of the vehicles there. I noticed when I was in the DR in November and took a look around at some of the dealerships in POP, it seemed that every vehicle I saw for sale had bald tires. I happened to stop by on a day when the dealerships were closed, so I didn't have an opportunity to test drive one (if, in fact, test drives are allowed) and wondered what else would be lacking in the vehicles that might be considered typical. Maybe a better question would be "what is the typical condition of most of the vehicles sold, i.e., bald tires, high mileage, etc". Thanks for any input you can offer.