What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?
Any will work, however one with a higher clearance may be desired. Matamoros is prone to flooding and in two years, flooding was bad enough on two occasions on a couple major roads that made passing in a normal car difficult or not possible. But the water subsides in a day or two. Given the bridge wait can be long and the weather during the summer can be hot, just make sure your vehicle is dependable and your air conditioner works. - Apr 2018
Bring something that has a pretty good clearance (although some folks use Mazdas etc) because the roads are not great. I also recommend leaving behind anything that is new and shiny (i.e. expensive). You do not want to do anything to call attention to yourself in any way here. - Aug 2016
High clearance due to speed bumps and ocassional flooding, but you can get away with anything. - Aug 2015
Any type of vehicle is OK considering the proximity to the US. High clearance is recommended, however, because there are numerous pot holes and when it rains the streets tend to flood due to lack of good drainage. - Feb 2012