Needing car to drive across country

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1. Posted by elizaschiff (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Hello! My best friends and I are trying to drive across country this summer. We are very experienced drivers, but aren't yet 23, so we are unable to register with autodriveaway. This road trip is an absolute dream of ours, but obviously we need a car to do so. We would absolutely love to drive someone's car across country (from west-east), and need to know the best way to inquire about this. We would be so grateful for any help! Thank you!

2. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 413 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Mentioning which country you wish to drive across may help others on this forum point you in the right direction. ;)

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2400 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

What part of the world will you be driving in???

If you will be driving in a country different than you own look into an IDP.

https://www.insidehook.com/article/travel/do-you-need-international-drivers-license

Away from home figure out what you would do if you needed some sort of medical or hospital care. Would your present medical insurance cover you or will you need some sort of travel insurance?

So, what country will you be driving in???

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5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1455 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Quoting elizaschiff

Hello! My best friends and I are trying to drive across country this summer. We are very experienced drivers, but aren't yet 23, so we are unable to register with autodriveaway. This road trip is an absolute dream of ours, but obviously we need a car to do so. We would absolutely love to drive someone's car across country (from west-east), and need to know the best way to inquire about this. We would be so grateful for any help! Thank you!

Auto driveaway is a company in the US that delivers cars across the country for people who are unable or unwilling to do the driving themselves. They pay people to do this. If you can't register with them, then unless you luck out into a private deal with someone, you will either have to wait until you are old enough or resign yourself to paying for transport.

6. Posted by road to roam (Travel Guru 413 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

Auto driveaway is a company in the US that delivers cars across the country for people who are unable or unwilling to do the driving themselves. They pay people to do this.

My godfather has been getting his car shipped from Pennsylvania to Florida each winter for two decades or so. I can't remember if it's by train or truck... Perhaps he's done both?

I DO remember him saying, compared with a drive-away service, it made more sense for him to ship his vehicle - the extra cost to ship was peanuts compared to wear and tear for someone driving it along with any other risks/agro. Sure, wear and tear and cost factors (to ship or to use a drive-away service) vary based on a number of things - a drive-away service may be the cheapest and/or only option in some cases.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1455 posts) 4w Star this if you like it!

There is an auto train that goes from D.C. to Florida. We once shipped a car by rail from San Francisco to Miami. I have seen boats shipped by truck but not so much cars. Except of course new cars on car carriers or cars going to be junked

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Jan-2020, 01:15 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]