This is a follow-up to Buy/Register car in Mexico.
The advice given in the answer to that question was to get a Mexico license, which I think was the correct advice, however we have been delayed in that so now need an alternative solution.
We have been in Mexico now for over 6 months, and the registration on our California plated vehicle is about to expire (and therefore also our insurance). The CA DMV will not let us register the car as we are not resident in CA.
We began the Mex driver license process not long after our residency was signed-off and we got our ID cards (which was mid-January, about 2 months after we arrived). Although we have started the process, we keep getting run around and being told different things, and the process is dragging. It didn't help that we had to move from one city to another (still in Baja Norte) and they made us start the process all over again!
So we are back to having to find a solution for a vehicle.
As a legal Resident (RT) in Mexico can we, with our NZ driver licenses and residency cards, purchase, register, and insure a car to drive in Mexico and occasionally in the US? Alternatively, are we allowed to drive someone else's Mexican car (registered and insured by them)?
I would prefer answers around the legality of it, as I have read many blogs and ex-pat type forums where some have said they've done it and others said they couldn't, but haven't had much luck finding if it's actually legal/allowed.