> Where did you get this idea? I do it all the time. Out
> of state is no problem, although they do frown on
> leaving the country.

Parker's right. Though car rental agencies will usually ask you if you plan to go out of state, I'm not sure why. I wasn't even charged any sort of a higher rate when I picked up in Las Vegas and drove to Palm Springs, CA and dropped off (I was picking up my new car in CA and driving it back to LV). That's the only time I've gone across state lines, but I had dinner with friends just last night who drove their rental in from AZ, no problem.