Hello People :)
We are a couple from Israel, both 27, and we're planning a long road trip to the USA. A big part of the trip- from about March to July (about five months)- will be in the west coast and north west. We're thinking or starting this part or the trip in Arizona, including The Grand Canyon, Then to California (Parks and Cities), Then heading north and arriving to Yellowstone, and from there further north to the Rockies- including crossing the border to Canada- to Banff and Jasper Parks, and perhaps ending in Vancouver or Seattle. We will definitely do walking tracks (perhaps not the most adventurous ones, but we don't mind abit or adventure).
It will be a long trip with lots of driving, so we're thinking or getting an SUV in which the back seats open up and we can sleep in them from time to time. We don't mind sleeping in the car (if it's save enough), because we want to lower our costs as possible (this trip will be expensive as it is). That's why we're not thinking of getting an RV, because it will be to expensive.
So, our question is: buy a used car or rent?
Renting will be definitely more comfortable, but if we can buy and sell the car in the end we can lower our costs. How hard will that be? we also don't want to spend too much of our time just looking for someone to buy the car from us. So what are the best options? We don't want to spend more that 10,000 on a car.
Consider in your answer that we are not American citizens, in terms of the bureaucracy of renting/buying/selling a car. Also consider that we want to cross the border to Canada- Whatever that entails.
Thank You :)