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Old 01-13-2014, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I know i'm new around here and the pesky noobs asking for all the help can be irritating but I am in a rough spot.

Unfortunately, as a freshmen at my school I can't have my own car so getting a ride out to the resorts consists entirely of asking upperclassmen to borrow theirs or renting one.

I have asked around and can't find a single car I can use so I was wondering if anyone in the Colorado Springs, Denver area knew what the best service for renting cars is(I'm not from around here, only here because of school, so I am still getting to know the area) Or if anyone is heading up to keystone this weekend and can take a few usafa cadets that'd work too(we'll pay!!!), but that's a major longshot.

Thanks for the help in advance.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Many car rental companies also have a minimum age requirement.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Many car rental companies also have a minimum age requirement.
Yeah I know. We've got a 24yr-old that'll be driving so I think we're good
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Check orbitz.com

Doesn't really matter which one you rent from. Airport pickup location in denver will likely be cheapest. They will nickel and dime you to death. Reserve online before you go, and tell them that no, you don't need any McFries with that, just give me the McCar so I can get the McFuck out of here. No upsize, no upsell, just as per the reservation. Read before you sign.
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Oh, and you need a major credit card. No debit cards allowed
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I'm pretty sure you have to be at least 25 years old to rent a car

I didn't look at the details about age when I signed for the last car I rented, so I could be wrong.
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Check one of the shuttle companies from the airport. Around $50 each way.
It is a hell up of drive up to the resorts. If you get a car make sure it has some decent horsepower or get an suv. Last time I rented at DIA, the girl upgraded me from a car to a Jeep Grand Cherokee for like an extra 5 bucks a day or something.

-Yeah it was always at least 25 for a long time, but I think I heard about some places having lower ages, maybe 23 or something like that.
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Check one of the shuttle companies from the airport. Around $50 each way.
It is a hell up of drive up to the resorts. If you get a car make sure it has some decent horsepower or get an suv. Last time I rented at DIA, the girl upgraded me from a car to a Jeep Grand Cherokee for like an extra 5 bucks a day or something.

-Yeah it was always at least 25 for a long time, but I think I heard about some places having lower ages, maybe 23 or something like that.
I disagree with needing upgraded rental horsepower to go from denver to summit county, or that it's a hell of a drive. It's all interstate. All of the rentals are shit sedans. None of them have significantly different horsepower. All of them will spin tires on snow and ice. Who cares if it takes 30 seconds to get to 70 mph...it's not a race.

Get front wheel drive, take your time. If I70 isn't able to be traveled in a mid size front wheel drive sedan, none of the other rental cars will make it either. Not like the car place will give you chains...
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I was going to get a crap compact that time, but I ended up with an suv for almost the same price and I'm glad I had it. Suv or awd car with turbo is way more enjoyable and safer, but not neccessary for that trip.

Why do you think so many people who live up there drive at least a truck with a v6, like supercharged Nissans and Toyotas, turbo awd Subarus, and big ass suvs and trucks. I haven't even owned a car since I was a teenager and if I get one it's going to be a subaru with a turbo.

Can that trip be done in nissan sentra or something like that? Probably. Probably not the best idea though imo. The rental car companies have tons of suvs for rent at the airport. I just looked it up and you could get a mid sized suv for 48 bucks a day, which is about the same as hiring a shuttle. If there's not any snow in the forecast, you could get a regular car for about 12 to 15 bucks a day.
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I'll take a Sentra any day for snow and mountains, just give me snowtires.

lightweight and frontwheel drive is great. there is no need for high ground clearance.

even better get a prius, mpg ftw.

also CME shuttles are pretty legit.
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