Wonders never cease to exist. I have liveed 29 miles south of the border in Mexico for 14 yrs and have NEVER needed a TOURIST CARD. Wonder where the OP got their current misinformation? Official data may say a tourist card is needed but not enforced to my knowledge. The area to south of Ensenada is TOURIST CARD free. Going past Guerrero Negro going southward is the Immigration/Customs where a Visa/etc is needed. Just check out the traffic flow (US plate cars) towards Mexico any day of the week...doubt many have the TOURIST CARD if any.
Ask anyone living here for a comparison answer.