Renting a Model 3 for US road trip

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Flurin

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#1
Hi

I'm a longterm tesla fan. I'll be visiting the US west coast this summer and I want to go on a one month and 3500mile road trip. Since I'm only 21 and can't afford a Tesla over here in Switzerland I was really looking forward to renting one for my road trip to have that longterm EV experience. Turo won't let me rent one since I miss the two-year experience mark by one week when starting the rental. If you know anyone or any platform that would rent me a Model 3 LR from July 18 to August 10 in the San Francisco area I would be the happiest guy on earth. I'm willing to pay a good price since I don't want to drive a gas car.

Greetings from Switzerland.
 

FRC

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#2
Maybe drive your first week in some other rental, then once you're age qualified, rent the Tesla.
 

Ed Woodrick

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As a young international driver, you may have issues renting anything.

I'd suggest going with a conventional vehicle so that you can enjoy the trip instead of worrying about charging.
 

JWardell

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#5
Unfortunately the US rental industry really doesn’t like renting to anyone under 25. You might only be able to get a car from an airport, and charged extra fees. Don’t feel bad, you’ll quickly realize how bad drivers are here at any age.

I agree that sadly your best bet is to rent a boring car for most of your trip, and maybe for the final week or destination get a 3 for a few days. Truro is still pretty much the only option and it’s very expensive.