Why register my car?
I bought my car second-hand from someone else and intend to drive it into ground rather than sell it and trade up. This might take a long time since I don't drive it much and baby it, and it's in solid shape.
I've never bothered to register it in my own name and wonder if I should go through the bother given the time and expense, so I'm wondering how I would benefit by register it.
I'm told I won't be able able to drive it into Costa Rica, Honduras or El Salvador unless I register it. Is this actually true?
Are there any other benefits to registering the car?
Also, is it possible to register my car with my foreign passport instead of a cedula? I stay in Nicaragua on a tourist visa and it may take a couple of more years before I qualify to apply for my residencia.