Hi there guys,
Just booked flights today for our dream summer trip to the States. There are 4 of us Scots, all 21 years old, flying to Miami and home again from New York six weeks later.
Thought i'd ask you lot for some advice before we take the next step, sorting out our car. Obviously hiring a car for this period, dropping off in a different place, and most importantly, all of us being 21 will be very expensive. I'd all but given up on that option, but i'm going to phone Enterprise shortly to ask about their Month or More scheme, which claims to waive our underage costs.
But assuming that deal is a lost cause, our other option is buying a car. I have good friends in Ft. Myers, FL, who will be picking us up in Miami. They have said they are more than happy to pick up a car in the next few months for us to have when we get there.
So my questions are...
1- Would it be kosher for them to buy the car, register it etc. under their name/address, with us essentially 'borrowing' it from them for our trip?
2- If so, is there anything other than insurance which we need to sort out, that i'm not factoring in?
3- Regarding insurance, does anyone have any recommendations for 21 year old foreign nationals looking to take short term (6 weeks) insurance out on a car? How difficult is this?
Thanks for any help you can offer, we're beyond excited about this trip we've all been dreaming of for years.