A friend and I live in Wales (UK), and have had this idea to travel from New York to LA this summer. We are hoping to fly to New York, then find some way to Chicago, where we hope to hire a car and drive to LA while seeing all the sights along the way. We hope to all this in 4 weeks!
I'm really struggling at the moment with finding a car hire company that don't charge and incredible amount of money to hire their car because:
1. The drop off is at a different site from the pick up.
2. My friend and I are both 24 (just underneath the all important 25 age!)
Has anybody got any advice on where I should look to hire a car, or would it be cheaper to buy an used car in Chicago and try and sell it in LA. From what I've seen, they charge around $1800 to hire a car, which I think is a bit much.
As this is a once in a lifetime trip, and I hope to see as many sights and experience as much of America as is possible in 4 weeks, I would be incredibly grateful for any links or information anybody reading this could give me..the roadtrip virgin!
Many thanks in advance,