Choosing your location is probably the most important thing on your next trip – but choosing the right rental car comes in as a close number 2! Arriving in a busy city like Tampa and finding out that the car you rented is too big to fit into certain parking spaces or navigate through traffic comfortably can be awful! That’s why it’s important to make sure you’re matching up the right car with the right destination.
And of course – that’s why we’re here, today! Here are a few destination/car matches that can make your trip that much more enjoyable.
For cities: compact cars and sedans
If you’re going to be in a city – whether it’s a spread out one like Dallas or Los Angeles or a more condensed crowded New York or Boston, then you’ll want a smaller car to help you navigate said city. Parking is tighter, traffic is heavier and space in general is more condensed – even in places with more sprawl. You’ll need something to squeeze into those tight places and create bigger spaces on your own.
The long road trip: SUV’s or 4×4’s
If you’re planning to make that big trek out of the city and into the wild blue yonder – wherever that might be – then it’s best to get big wheels for those big dreams. Any time distance, remote locations or staying in several different places blend together – then you need something bigger to sit more comfortably for longer and store all the things that will inevitably be coming with you.
SUV’s and 4×4’s are ideal for these sorts of trips because they’re big enough to carry camping gear, hiking gear or any other needs that may arise. They’re capable of handling any kind of terrain and especially if you’re going off the beaten path (literally), then these guys are the only way to go.
The day trip: Sports car or convertible
Let’s say you’ve got a morning meeting in a city and then a whole lot of time to burn before you go home. Or that you’re looking to do a turbo tour for relatives coming to a nearby city for a short period of time… then we recommend that you get the kind of car that can get you around and allow for maximum sight seeing.
No trip to LA is complete without a trip up to Malibu. No evening in New York is complete without a cruise through Times Square. And you’ll need a car you can lean out of, one you can snap photos from. You’ll need a car that’s compact enough for the city but has enough power for those places that are a little more remote. You’ll need something that can get you to that site an hour away quickly.
So we recommend you use a sporty sedan or a convertible. There just isn’t a better way to take in the surroundings!
Choosing the right rental care for your trip is about choosing where you want to go and what you want to do. Good luck with your next trip and if you’re going to be in the Tampa area, we hope to hear from you very soon! Safe travels!