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Coolest Cars to Hire in the USA

30th June 2016

An American road trip is a bucket list adventure that won’t easily be forgotten. Make your next road trip even more memorable by hiring your dream car. Forget about the standard medium-sized sedan. Why not create memories driving through Beverly Hills in a Rolls-Royce Phantom? Picture yourself cruising the coast with the top down in a convertible or going back in time with a classic car from the 1960’s. Here’s a quick rundown on the coolest cars you can hire in the USA.

USA cars to hire


Many cities in the USA, especially in the South, abide by the rule that bigger is better. And that couldn’t be truer when it comes to what car you drive. Hire a pickup truck and feel like the king of the road as you motor down the highway on the wrong side of the road. It might take a bit of practise getting used to the size of these beasts but at least most of the carparks in America are wider! A pickup is perfect for two but remember there is no boot to safely stow your luggage, just a backseat.

Sports car

On the wilder side, why not opt for a sports car like a Ford Mustang? Get closer to the road and feel the need for speed with a motor vehicle built for racing. Obviously a car like this is small and fast which means you will have less room for luggage – but what a thrill! This is the perfect car for solo travellers or couples heading out on a long drive. Enjoy a once-in-a-life-time experience as you make tracks along the winding roads of the Pacific Coast Highway or Route 66.

USA cars to hire

Classic car

If old school is more your style, choose to hire a classic car and make your way cross-country. Step back in time with a 1966 Mustang Convertible, a 1961 Cadillac or an 1867 Chevy Impala Convertible. Classic cars are often rented for a one-way trip, perfect if you want to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66. You could even go way back with a Bugatti 1927 – guaranteed to catch the eye of many on the road.

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USA cars to hire


Go all out with an SUV in the States and enjoy the extra space. A full size SUV will seat up to seven people, so its perfect for those travelling in larger groups. The extra room can also be handy if you have considerable luggage in tow. This type of car is great for long distances or rugged terrain, such as cold or icy climates or national parklands. Have control of the road and enjoy being higher and wider in a big and bold SUV.

USA cars to hire


There is nothing like feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise around the States. Convertibles available for hire range from BMW’s to Mercedes or even nifty Volkswagen Beetles. The styles and colours will vary from retailer to retailer but its best to book ahead if you are after a particular make and model. Convertibles are best for just two passengers, particularly if you are travelling with luggage, as space is minimal.


You’re on holidays so why not spoil yourself with a luxury car. Live the lifestyle of the rich and famous in a stylish black Mercedes or the Beverly Hills favourite, a Rolls-Royce Phantom. Or live the dream in an Aston Martin Vanquish. There are so many different types to choose from, each one offering all the expected luxuries. You’ll feel like a movie star cruising the streets in one of these!

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