I tried searching the forums before posting and was unable to find the information I was looking for, so I appologize if this has been discussed before.
I am moving to LA from NYC and planning a week-long road trip on the way out. I was originally planning on buying a car here and driving it out, but I was told that I would be better off buying a car in California as it will not have rust or salt damage and I will not have to spend any money upgrading it to California emissions standards. Plus if anything goes wrong with it, I can deal with it better being there.
So, I tried searching various car rental companies for the cost of renting for about 2 weeks plus the drop off fee and it seem pretty expensive. Some of them had a $1000 drop off fee which seems nuts to me.
Has anyone out there had experience with either of the two options above and could offer some advice? Or does anyone know of a car rental company or location in NYC that has a reasonable one way drop off fee?
ANY advice or insight would be greatly appreciated.