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Rental car - Is an SUV or truck needed?

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Rental car - Is an SUV or truck needed?

I will be going to Breckenridge for the first time March 16-19. We are planning to rent a car to drive in from Denver. Is it necessary to get an SUV for truck, or is a standard or midsize car sufficient.

Also, which company do you recommend in Denver?


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1. Re: Rental car - Is an SUV or truck needed?

My personal opinion is that you should rent the type of vehicle you are most used to driving, preferably a front wheel drive or all wheel drive rather than a rear wheel drive. I would not rent a pickup truck, but but a 4 wheel drive SUV is a popular choice because of the room and passenger capacity and the availability of the 4 wheel drive. SUVs handle quite a bit differently than cars, and they don't really stop any quicker than a car, so IMO it is best to get a car if that's what you are used to. Lol, others disagree, and this is a common discussion here on the Colorado forums. If you go to the general "Colorado forum" page and look to the right side of the page, you'll see that your question is on of our Top Questions--Is a 4 wheel drive necessary in the winter? For example: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g33676-i745-k88146…

Edited: 12 January 2013, 02:26
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2. Re: Rental car - Is an SUV or truck needed?

I have been to Colorado many times in March and drive an SUV. I drive one in Massachusetts so feel most comfortable. I always reserve a car then switch it due to snow. I just feel more at ease driving in the mountains with an SUV.

But agree with previous poster.

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3. Re: Rental car - Is an SUV or truck needed?

We've always rented a front wheel drive car and have never felt that we needed an SUV.

We've gotten good rates using Priceline for car rentals at DEN.

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