If you are driving into Mexico, Central, or South America, you may want to get a four wheel drive, or more importantly, a car with extra clearance. This doesn't mean you have to have a 4x4 or a jacked up truck. We have profiled lots of roadtrippers driving the americas in everything from a 1990 VW Golf to an antique Land Rover. Check out who is driving what, and read more about vehicle ownership, insurance, and modifications you might want to make to your vehicle for the trip.
Many people purchase vehicles especially for their drive down the Panamerican Highway. Read more about how to purchase a vehicle in a foreign country, and what types of vehicles you might want to look for.