I am 31 and from the UK and will be looking at travelling for 90 days from New York to Los Angeles in March 2009 to June 2009. I really want to do this trip by car however I am finding it a nightmare to find a rental company quote under $4000 for the trip. I have tried some UK rental companies but they have given me quotes of £3000 upwards.
I was thinking about buying a car rather than renting one. I have a relative in Pittsburgh that may be able to purchase a car for me before we arrive. However, I'm not sure about getting it insured for just 90 days. From what I've read here insurance only goes in 6 month blocks. Also, I'm not sure how strict the registration, insurance regulations etc are there.
It's really a bit of a nightmare because the car rental quotes are so high and I'm not sure whether it is the most cost effective to rent or to buy.
Any advice whould be much appreciated. :)