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VEHICLE COSTS/RENTAL
May 9, 2012
11:58 pm
bigbilko
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Hi All, New member from Australia.Thinking about travelling over next May to spend a few months on Route 66.What is the difference in renting a convertible against buying one and reselling on completion .I have no idea of car costs and I realise it will depend on a lot of factors so a rough idea of cost would be helpful.Any help you can give me would be much appreciated.  Regards BIG BILKO.Confused

May 13, 2012
10:09 am
jim.kamara
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Hi big bilkko, just had a look at your post. cant help with what you would have to pay for a car in the US ,but can give you a guide to rentals. I 'm doing the trip myself in september, and I'm renting a mustang for three weeks.  I've got the alamo gold package, which is about £950. but be aware of other charges such as. the one way charge of $497 ... auto renting occupation tax $24.86...Mpea tax $29.83...mass transit tax $4.97 and then chicago transaction tax $39.77. these are additional charges which you have to pay for when collecting the vehicle.Total additional charges comes to $596.... hope this helps , and if you do go, have a great trip ..... all the best jim  

May 13, 2012
11:22 am
bigbilko
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Thanks for your reply Jim,Helpful to know cost of rental.I hope to spread trip over 2/3 months so rental may be a little expensive.Hope you have a great trip.  BIG BILKO.Cool

May 17, 2012
6:18 pm
frank
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Your buy/sell idea may well make sense if you plan to use the vehicle for 2-3 months.  Check out https://www.carmax.com for current vehicles for sale.  This is a major nationwide dealer in low-mileage used cars.  Buying through them (as I did 4 years ago) is a straightforward half-hour process without gimmicks or pressure.  You can e-mail them with general questions about buying as a non-American.

Buying a NEW vehicle and then reselling probably would not make sense because of the price "hit" and paperwork. 

June 3, 2012
7:38 pm
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jim.kamara said:

Hi big bilkko, just had a look at your post. cant help with what you would have to pay for a car in the US ,but can give you a guide to rentals. I 'm doing the trip myself in september, and I'm renting a mustang for three weeks.  I've got the alamo gold package, which is about £950. but be aware of other charges such as. the one way charge of $497 ... auto renting occupation tax $24.86...Mpea tax $29.83...mass transit tax $4.97 and then chicago transaction tax $39.77. these are additional charges which you have to pay for when collecting the vehicle.Total additional charges comes to $596.... hope this helps , and if you do go, have a great trip ..... all the best jim  

Hi Jim!

I'm new here, and my girlfriend and I are looking for a mustang for spending 3 weeks in july and we cannot find it for less than $3000! Surprised

 

Could you recommend us or send a link with your rent info?

 

thxs!

June 5, 2012
5:30 pm
jim.kamara
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Hi ya,  jim here about the mustang. I must admit that your quote of $3000 does seem to be quite alot, but what I found was that when I started to price my holiday, I was doing it myself, and it was coming out a bit pricey.so I went to an independent travel agent,  and as in my post to bilko its with Alamo rent a car..... all there prices came back cheaper than mine. I was doing just a straight internet search. also remember that if your planning for july, it maybe difficult for them to get cars into position.its ok if your pickup and drop-off is in the same location but you want to drop-off the other side of the country.  anyway I hope this helps have a great trip whatever you go in  jim

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