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  1. Default Help a Dutch guy plan a road trip:)

    Hi guys!

    I am from the Netherlands and thinking about doing a road trip through the United States this summer with a convertible/sports car. However I am only 18 years old and I plan on getting my driver's license somewhere in May. Do you guys know a good place to rent a convertible/sportscar in the West of the US? And do you know how it works with renting a car when you're 18 years old? Is it allowed?
    Thanks for your help!
    Greetings from the Netherlands, Europe.

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    Default Sorry, a non-starter

    Welcome to the RTA Forum!

    I'm sorry, but the are basically no companies that will rent any car to an 18 year old in the US. Generally you have to be at least 21, and that's with restrictions and additional fees for being under age 25. Renting a sports car or convertable is even harder, as most companies won't rent those models to anyone under 25.

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    Mmh that's a shame. And if my fellow traveler is older than 25 rents it and I drive it we would be not insured right? Does that also count for Canada?

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    Default stolen property

    If you are driving a rental car where you are not on the rental contract as an allowed driver, then you are essentially driving a stolen car. You would have no insurance, and would be facing a ton of legal and financial issues if you were to be caught, get into an accident, or even have a small mechanical problem. Unless the words "jail time," "lawsuits," and "deportation" are things that you'd like to get some personal experience with, I would not recommend trying this in the US, Canada, or any other country.

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