Depending on where he lives and the workplace is, a bike while not the best, can work out fine. Another option would be one of those scooters or a motorcycle. You'll see them on the road when your out here. Bunch of people have started using them more and more (cheap scooters). Bus can take forever, especially if it rains. Coming out here now, he's going to be dealing with that, which makes relying on a bike, scooter, or motorcycle, a pain, but then he could take the bus on those days.
Renting a car is possible. Here's another rental place's policy
-Renters Must be at least 18 years of age with two years of driving experience.
-Renters under the age of 25 must have either,
A. a major credit card issued by a U.S. bank and their own liability insurance, Or
B. Their own full coverage insurance that bridges to non-owned (rented) vehicles.
-All drivers aged 18-21 are assessed an underage driver fee of $18.99/day
-All drivers aged 22-24 are assessed an underage driver fee of $10.99/day
-Renters must have a credit or debit card with $300 in available credit for U.S. issued credit/debit cards and $500 for foreign credit/debit cards in their possession at the time of rental, or a sufficient available credit, should the rental exceed the required deposit.
-Prepaid debit cards and cash deposits are not accepted.
-All renters must comply with California’s financial responsibility law’s.
-In an effort to maintain low cost rentals, we accept non-owner liability policies, long term renters should inquire from a local licensed insurance agent.
-All renters must have a valid drivers license in their possession at the time of rental.
- Foreign licenses are accepted if they are an international certified original, i.e carries an on draft English translation. If not, a certified international driving permit with an English translation and the country issued license is required.
-Additional drivers must present a valid drivers license and their own proof of insurance.
-Renters driving records may be checked for infractions.
I've used them when I put my Spider in the shop and have been happy and only $6.99 a day for the car (depends on the type of car and doesn't include mileage etc). I think they also do monthly.
Basic Daily: $6.99 + $0.23mi/day
Basic Weekly: $49.99 + $0.23 mi/day
Preferred Daily: $17.99 and 100 free miles
Preferred Weekly: $123.83 and 700 free miles
Unlimited Mileage: $23.88 per day
'87 Series 3
Last edited by shadowburn; 12-07-2010 at 11:10 PM.