Tips for a roadtrip through the US

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21. Posted by Sinan.Almukhtar (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I would buy a used car that rent one.

22. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2050 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sinan.Almukhtar

I would buy a used car that rent one.

Hi Sinan

For you as a US resident that's an easy option. For a foreign traveller there are some major hurdles involved. To register the car with the DMV I believe you need to supply a US address. I gather that will be needed to receive the registration documents, and you won't be able to sell the car at the end without that. And insurance is another hurdle - I may be out of date but I believe insurers accept international driving licences initially but often after the first 30 days a state-issued driving licence is required for the insurance to remain valid. Not sure how accurate this is, as it's info gleaned from the internet, but definitely worth checking.

23. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1715 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Even for a US resident it is not that easy. We were living on our boat in Florida in the winter and we wanted to buy an old car to use for the 3 or 4 months while we were there. We had US licenses and a US address but Florida requires an additional fee if you buy a car for the first time in Florida which made it cheaper to rent a car once a month and just use a bicycle or taxis (or Shank's mare) for the rest.

24. Posted by Sinan.Almukhtar (Budding Member 3 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

TBH I do not know what it is like for non US citizens, but I met a German girl 3 years ago in Chicago who wanted to do US Route 66, She bought a used car for $900 and sold it in LA for $500 a few months later with no issue. I do not want to give you incorrect information, but I think buying a used car is so easy. Check it more if you want. Good luck.

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