Hey there guys, my girlfriend and I are both 22-23 years old Australian citizens newly in the USA. We have been talking and saving for our great American adventure for quite some time and now find ourselves in Phoenix Arizona at her relatives house. This is our second day here and now it is down to figuring out what we need to do get this ball rolling. We are living on a real slim budget but have managed to find a few vans around there area for around $1500-$2200.
Back home (Australia) we have a service called RACQ and of you are a member, for a small fee (i think) they will come out to you and have a look over the car you are interested in and tell you if it is worth sinking your money into. Does such a service like this exist in America? Also, in order to register a vehicle here you must have a permanent address to register it to. Would my girlfriends family's house count as that? (obviously we will be moving far away from phoenix as our travels take us north).
Insurance. I have a clean driving record and my girlfriend only has one accident on hers (wasn't her fault,some one backed into her) Would any of this factor into us getting a farily cheap but still comprehensive insurance quote and if so what would be the ballpark figure?
Thankyou all for yoour time, Josh.