Greetings all. This is my first post here and I've glad to be a part of this community.
To start off, I am seventeen and living in New York state. I've had my license for a few months and I feel very comfortable with my driving skills. Without doubt I am inexperienced as drivers which have been driving for twenty plus years, but I used to race go-karts (yes, quite different, but still noteworthy) and I have good car/mechanical knowledge and thus I am quite confident behind the wheel. Therefore, I would not consider myself the average seventeen year old driver.
Anyways, I have always wanted to take a summer road trip all of my life and now that this is my first summer with a license I think I would like to indulge into it. I do not have a car of my own, but I regularly drive my mom's 2003 Ford Taurus. Again, I'm comfortable driving the car. However, my idea of a road trip is simply "cruising" on the open road in a convertible listening to music and just having a grand time. So, I started looking at car rental options. However, my age is quite a hindrance to this. I could take my mother's Taurus, but that would leave her personally without a car for a few days (which would be quite the hassle), but I'm in favor of something more sporty, and I would love a convertible.
I do not yet have a route plan in mind except either out west or along the Eastern coast, but I first need to figure out my car situation. It may also be helpful that I am planning to take one or two of my friends along on the trip of similar ages to myself.
If you have any suggestions or advice, please let me know. Thank-you.