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1. Posted by jd23 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 2 May '06 15:56

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Hey Guys, hope some of you knowledgable travellers out there can help me out?
Am looking to roadtrip around the USA this summer with a friend of mine whos just finishing a year at the University of Texas. We're both British citizens with clean valid driving licences, and 21. We have founda great car that would be prefect for the trip, especially as hiring a car under 25 is soooo expensive. Can anyone tell me if is it possible for the two of us to insure the car if we buy it, and if so which companies are likely to insure us???

2. Posted by rebmamber (Respected Member, 40 posts) 3 May '06 06:54

I have no idea what the answer is, unfortunately, but I can give you a few tips to look into. You could start by calling one of the major car insurance companies in the US, i.e. Progressive, Geico, Allstate (check their websites). They may not offer insurance for your situation, but I would suspect that someone there would be fairly knowledgeable in pointing you in the right direction.

Secondly, for people who have difficulty getting insured in the US, there are high-risk or "no-fault" agencies that will pretty much insure anyone. Not all states have this option (I know FL does), but maybe try googling "No-fault texas" and see what pops up. Good luck.

3. Posted by tfafara (Budding Member, 12 posts) 6 May '06 13:23

Hey. AIG has a insurance program for international travellers called 'Temporary U.S. Automobile Insurance Program: For visiting foreign national while as tourist in the us and canada'. I'll be doing a roadtrip around usa this year and I probably get insurace from them. But, unfortunately, it's nothing you could call 'cheap'. $200 membership + $405 (90days) (+25% if you're under 25). Car registration turned up to be a bigger problem then insurance itself. Hope that helped.

Tom

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