Montrose is a city with open roads and a great place for off-roading. This makes it more convenient to have an AWD or a 4WD, so opt for an SUV. If you plan to go skiing or camping and have your gear with you, rent a 4WD double cabin pick-up truck instead, as it’ll have more room for all your cargo.
Colorado law states that you should be reasonable and prudent while driving. That said, Montrose allows 25mph business districts, 30mph on residential districts while rural interstates get as much as 65mph and 75mph where stated. When you venture into rural highways with your Montrose rental car, keep in mind that the speed limit for two lanes and four-lane divided sits at 55mph and 65mph where posted.
Finding a parking spot in Montrose is relatively an easy feat. Expect to get free parking for the first 2h, but if you need to park much longer than that, expect to pay up to around $10 per day. There are two public parking lots in the city, one on 1st St offering free parking, and Block 93 Public Parking Lot also on 1st St.
The average price of fuel in Montrose is $6.99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $84 and $112, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Mazda CX-5 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Montrose.
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An Intermediate car hire in Montrose costs $232 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in Montrose costs $108 per day, on average.
An Economy car hire in Montrose costs $128 per day, on average.
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Pros:Easy location to access
Cons:Stuck driving a cargo van with "Hertz" plastered on the side through the Rocky Mountains. Not the easiest of drives in a vehicle I was not comfortable driving.
Pros:Pick up and drop off was quick and easy
Cons:Car was much smaller than expected. Said Nissan Pathfinder or similar (and I know it says not guaranteed) but we got a Kia Sorento which was a lot tighter than we were planning for. Had to have bags in laps/etc. Why not just tell us exactly the car we were reserving? Doesn't seem that hard
Pros:The staff in Montrose provided excellent & friendly customer service. The nice lady was also very helpful in providing directions to the Black Canyon.
8.8 Very Good
Pros:Yes - I had delays for pick up and they were very helpful.
Pros:Staff was flexible and helpful accommodating my schedule
Cons:Check the fuel level in your rental vehicle at time of pickup, mine was 3/4 full
Pros:The staff was extremely helpful and friendly
Pros:I love driving the Yukon. The car was waiting right outside the airport and I was able to drop it back off right there also. Such good customer service. Thank you.
Cons:nobody working the counter, car was not detailed
8.4 Very Good
Cons:The washer fluid light was on and the washers did not work
Pros:The car had good pickup when going up the mountains.
Cons:It could stand a void car wash.
Cons:Car rented was not ready when scheduled. Had to rent another car that was not clean instead. Yes, I was given an "upgrade" but that car was dirty and a very far walk from terminal.
Cons:Avis overcharged us without explanation
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Robin was very good to deal with. Very kind, courteous and helpful.
Cons:They had no available cars to rent
Pros:Easy pickup, great car, great price, easy dro-off!
Pros:Everything was Great. Fast service, nice clean car.
Cons:I got a free upgrade and was told when handed the keys. It would be better to ask if the customer wants an upgrade and what type of car rather than the brand. I had a gas guzzler SUV. I could have changed it but found out when I saw the car in the lot, and didn't want to spend more time... I would have preferred an economical one.
Cons:They didn't have a car available despite the fact that I made a reservation.
Pros:Price, gas milage, comfort.
Cons:Cleanliness, needed maintenance, tires needed replaced
8.8 Very Good
Pros:Drop off stunk. I hate dropping off without a staff person visually observing the vehicle.
Cons:Staff refused to observe the car.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:The car was clean, the service was quick and Team on the desk was helpful
Cons:We specifically wanted a small car for first-time driver but received a SUV as the smallest available.
8.0 Very Good
Cons:Service engine light was on from the moment i got in the car. tires were very loud. Sounded like snow tires or needed to be rotated.
Pros:Nothing. Never got our car...
Cons:Phone was off the hook and rang busy all day when trying to inform rental counter that our flight was severely delayed. Arrived to find nobody at rental counter. Called after hours person and they would not come in to give us our car. Only after 10 mins did the agent call back because she felt bad and said that she would come in to get us a car. However the airport would be close by the time she came in. Addressed these issues on the return trip at the rental counter and they denied saying their phone was busy and made nothing but excuses...
Cons:Not billing me $400 to keep the rental car for an additional 15 hours of use due to a flight cancellation would've been nice.
Pros:Car was available in the class I previously chose - no waiting. Big plus.
Cons:Car had quite a few scrapes & alot of rock chips - as long as I'm not charged, I don't care, but there were alot. I had never driven a push-button start vehicle - it should have been obvious, but without instruction, the car pic of the parking brake and the start/stop button made me think I had to make sure the parking brake wasn't on and I was in Park and then press Start. I had to acknowledge my ignorance and ask someone, in order to learn you had to press and hold the brake while you press the start/stop button; otherwise nothing. It would be great if agents asked about familiarity with this option, to avoid delay/embarrassment.
Cons:I showed up and they didn’t have a car...
Pros:Everything was good. The lady at the counter was knowledgable and very friendly.
Cons:I would have preferred a smaller SUV or a wagon.
Pros:Staff was mildly friendly at best. we waited in line for over an hour to get our rental. The first rental we received had not been cleaned and smelled terribly of smoke. After returning to the counter we were offered another vehicle without question which was appreciated. Upon further driving of the Toyota we were provided, the breaks were absolute terrible and would cause major vibration when attempting to stop. With driving to Telluride through the mountains, the breaking situation is not ideal by any means.
Cons:Vehicles need to be updated and be properly maintained. Also, in that size airport, there needs to be more staff, there is no reason to be forced to wait an hour for a rental at any airport.
Pros:Mechanical condition of the car was the only thing that was good.
Cons:The car was extremely dirty but inside and outside, and the associate at the desk said that it was because my flight was late by 4 hours and they were not aware of it. Their reason was that their detailing staff went home (it was still 4pm) because they thought there were no more customers coming!
Cons:After my flight was delayed I tried to notify budget, 25 phone calls later they refuse to answer the phone. Terrible customer service. No customer service
Cons:They seldom answer local phone or return calls.
Cons:No one at desk. Not the economy car I asked for. Don't charge me for a full tank of gas for a 60 mile drive. Had two bookings for me though first was not confirmed, just an exploration via Kayak.
Pros:The check on agent and lot tech in Montrose were very nice and tried their best to help us.
Cons:Car was rated for 5 passengers but only had 4 seat belts. The back middle seat attachment was nowhere to be found by us or the Budget staff. We also had to wait over 30 mins for our car. Both facts are tough to swallow when they are charging $180/day for their car.
Cons:Reservation was made FINE months ago! When I arrived, they had NO automobiles available for rental at all!
Cons:The final price was higher than promised. $419 versus $368 due extra taxes and fees charged by airport authority. Reason stated was rental was made at an offsite location. However, the offsite location does not rent cars. The day before rental Enterprise called to confirm pickup. Stated the pickup would be at the airport. The clerks would not honor the rental agreement. I was not told of the extra fees and taxes until drop off.