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Can i buy a car in USA with a young driver licence ?

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1. Posted by manulaudic (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

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Hi everyone,

I just have my car licence a few month ago so in france they call me a young driver for 3 years ! i want to go with two friends of mine in america to see a part of the country during 2 months ! one of them has a young car licence too so we are two drivers ! We want to buy a car in boston like a minivan and drive it around america but do we need a special car licence like a international one? And do we need something special to have a insurance? and how much it will cost per month?

I hope we can buy a car because america is so huge and it will be perfect to go wherever we want !

I hope someone can look through this matter:.

Thank you.

Manu

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 9y

Manu,
You need to bring an International Drivers License (IDL) with you. It is recognized by our police as a legal document, allowing a foreigner to drive here in the US. You can legally buy a van/car here at 18. I have done the math for a Brit and if you are here over 6 weeks, it makes sense to buy rather than rent. I helped a Brit several months ago buy a Dodge Grand Caravan. It is a good choice as it gets decent gas mileage, has enough room to sleep in it and are cheap to buy. Many for less than 2K. Take a look at one on ebay. Insurance cost him $100/month when using an IDL.

Send me a PM if you have questions.

3. Posted by manulaudic (Budding Member 12 posts) 9y

thank you a lot vegasmike6 so i'll ask as soon as possible for that licence. You answered at all my requests, that's wondeful.

I see you maybe on the road.
Manu

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