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1. Posted by Lea_A (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

hey guys, I'm planning on hitting route 66 early next year.
Dies anyone know if it is better to rent a car from Vegas and drop it off in Chicago or is it best to buy a car at one end and sell it at the other.....
Im struggling here but Im hoping I have enough time to research and sort it out.




2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3579 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I would not buy a vehicle unless you are going to be driving in the US for at least 6 weeks. Any less than that, rent. Vegas has competitive rates on rentals and I would see what is being quoted by the various companies. I have some Route 66 photos in my photo gallery. Here is the best website I have found for driving 66.

Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by DaveinMD (Full Member 199 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Yeah selling would be a hassle. You will pay a big drop off charge but it will be worth it. Have you tried the discount car rental places like "Rent a Wreck" or whatever? Don't let the name fool you, I"m pretty sure their cars are reliable.

4. Posted by sanbot (Budding Member 29 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

If you don't have PR status it would be extremely difficult for your to purchase a car and get liability insurance plus to register it. Selling it is another story altogether. However, if you go by -snip- it can be done. He -snip-.

Renting is more costly but you will probably get less hassle from choosing this option plus if there were problems with your rental car I think it would be easier to get it rectified, plus you will more likely be driving a 'newer' car.

In terms of where to rent from. I believe Chicago has higher taxes? From memory, renting from a non airport location would be cheaper.

Hope that helps and good luck with your research!

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5. Posted by Lea_A (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

thanks for the advice guys :)