A friend and me from Argentina are planning a 2 month roadtrip across the US, from Atlanta to Los Angeles. I know that it's not nearly enough time to see everything we'd like to, but it's all we have.
Anyways, I was wondering if anyone here knows if it is difficult for a non-resident to purchase a car. I am a US citizen, but as I've been living abroad my whole life I am not a resident of any state. I've been calling DMVs and talking to friends and it seems that most states require you to be a resident. ¿Is there any way around this? I've seen several posts about non-residents planning to purchase a car, and wanted to know if anyone had some first-hand experience...
How difficult is it to establish proof of residence? I will be staying with a friend in Atlanta and I'm sure she'll offer whatever help she can give... Does anyone know the best way to get around the "residence requirement"?
Otherwise, does anyone know what the legal ramifications of registering the car in her name would be?
I know that rental is also an option, though it seems less attractive. Does someone know where can I find information about rentals for two-months to persons under 26 (We're 23)?
Thanks very much!
Once this is solved, I would love to talk about / hear suggestions of places to go and things to see.