Searching old comments has turned up some conflicting accounts. Anyway, we have rented an SUV for our trip. Will be driving from Managua to Leon and then to Las Penitas and maybe up and down the Pacific Coast some. I've driven a little in Costa Rica and Panama and never had any problems with the police, but I have read several posts here about them pulling over rental vehicles soliciting bribes. Wondering about the honesty of those claims based on any locals/exparts experiences? Also, should I waste my time and the $15 or whatever getting an International Driver's License from AAA (I've done it before to find it was largely useless)? Anyway, any advice for my trip would be most aprpeciated. Thanks.