This looks like a great resource! I'm excited to learn as much as I can from all of you.
My friend and I are planning a 3 month road trip from our native MA to CA starting in July.
We are planning moving in a vertical zig-zag as we move west and we've estimated we'll probably be racking up close to 15k miles.
Do you have any suggestions for what type of used car would be most appropriate for this trip? We have a pretty limited budget and would like to cap the cost at 3500-4000 total for the car.
One thing is, we're planning on dumping (literally, or selling) the car in San Francisco. So the car only needs to last us the duration of the trip.
Obviously a bigger car would be ideal, as one that isn't too much of a gas guzzler. But reliability is definitely probably the priority. A serious problem would probably end the trip.
Is buying a car with over 100k miles on it a terrible idea?
A van or truck would be nice, but I'd love to hear any suggestion. Making this work would be a dream come true.
Thanks so much!