I'm a UK citizen who has a full time job offer for a US company in San Francisco starting next September. They're fully sponsoring my visa. I'm planning on a road trip down the west coast from Seattle to SF for a week or so, before I start work.
The plan is to buy a one way plane ticket from London to Seattle, then buy a car in Seattle and drive it down to SF and move into my house there. I'm 21 and have a UK drivers license.
Is this possible? What would I need in terms of tax and insurance for the car? I would buy a car anyway in SF otherwise, so I figured buying it before the trip made sense, but would it still be cheaper to rent a car for the trip and buy one later?
Also, if some friends from the UK join me, will they be able to drive the car?
This might be a totally infeasible plan so I wanted to check before I spent any more time planning it.