New Haven is an older city that goes back to the early Colonial days in the U.S. and, as a result, many of its streets are on the smaller side. For the most part, mid-sized and smaller vehicles are your best bet for driving in comfort in New Haven because there are times when larger SUVs and trucks may feel oversized on the road. This is especially the case when it comes to finding on-street parking.
Residential and neighborhood roads in New Haven feature speed limits of 20 to 40 mph, while urban roads go up to 50 mph. Outside of New Haven proper, the roads have speed limits of anywhere from 45 to 55 mph. Interstates have speed limits that go up to 65 mph.
If you are in the downtown area, parking garages and lots are likely the safest bet. On-street parking can be difficult to find downtown, especially during the peak hours of the day. Outside of the downtown core and university district, streetside parking is plentifully available and drivers should have an easier time finding available spaces. Hourly parking garages in New Haven typically start at $2.00 per hour.
The average price of fuel in New Haven is $5.90 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $71 and $94, depending on the car size.
Economy (Kia Rio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in New Haven.
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An Economy car hire in New Haven costs $100 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in New Haven costs $236 per day, on average.
In New Haven, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 170 Olive Street (1 km from city centre ).
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Customer service was pleasant
Pros:Nothing Car was dirty took me 45 min to clean it during COVID esp unacceptable previous contract was in glove compartment that says alot drop off was closed for 3 mos had to go to airport as a last resort
Cons:Everything car should be clean. We are in the middle of a pandemic. they gave us a drop off that has been closed fo 3 mos again unacceptable. nobody answers your phones this was a horrible experience
Pros:The staff was very helpful. Car was clean and ready.
Cons:The location is a little small so it's tough to pull in and out of the location but that's just nit picking because I have nothing else bad to say lol
Pros:Staff was polite.
Cons:Staff was slow, distracted and ended up giving us the contract paperwork for a different car than the one we were given, this caused us problems we had to exchange the car on 4th of July because of a flat tire. We had to just rent another car. Spent almost an hour and 15 minutes picking up the car
Pros:Car was excellent, clean, drove very well
Cons:At the time of pickup the attendant took every opportunity to upcharge me on extra features as if they were standard or required. Was confusing and dishonest, had me sign off before even seeing an itemized list. Did not even realize she enrolled me for expensive add-ons until it was done
Pros:It was convenient that Hertz picked us up from our home for the rental pick-up.
Cons:The drop-off time was quite long (20+ minutes), which seemed excessive. We also didn't get dropped off the same way we were picked up before our rental.
Pros:The only positive thing about my experience with Alamo was that the car was clean.
Cons:They didn’t give me the size of vehicle promised even though I paid extra and then when I returned the car they attempted to charge me $60 more than my quote and I had to argue with them in order to be charged the quote given. I will never use Alamo again.
Cons:The car had a fishy odor
8.8 Very Good
Pros:It was a very smooth experience, no 5ime wasted at either pickup or drop-off
Pros:Pick up and delivery went off without any glitches. Car was as expected.
Pros:practically seamless rental process, courteous and pleasant staff. informative and proffesional.
8.0 Very Good
Cons:Car speakers didn’t work
Pros:Everyone was very helpful and polite. The little Ford suv drove perfectly thanks guys😁
Cons:They could not find my car after dropping it off after hours. The car was not as clean as it could be and the price was way too high.
Pros:Car was a good option, clean and pretty new. No issues with the car.
Cons:Pick up and drop-off were rough. Both took nearly an hour due to short staffing. The one staffer at pickup wasn't wearing a mask even as he cleaned the car, which he only did after we showed up to pick it up. At drop-off, waited 45 minutes just to hand over the agreement slip after exiting the vehicle.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Pick up took to long. Didn't have my car. Car they gave me was filthy.
Cons:Have the car i reserved. Have more locations for one way travel. Don't rent filthy old cars.
8.0 Very Good
Cons:Very happy that we were upgraded, but the car was not clean inside. Sticky dashboard and steering wheel, crackers and debris in door pockets and cup holders. The car also needed an oil change. My busy had to add 2 1/2 quarts of oil and wiper fluid to car.
Pros:Great choice of cars--thank you!
Pros:Good experience. Except needed the car for several more days. Non available at the time. Had to go with Budget rental for the additional time needed.
Pros:Staff was friendly and helpful
Cons:Car was dirty, gas tank was empty, no one there when car returned during business hours
Pros:Drop of super easy and close by. Staff were friendly and efficient
Cons:No one was at the return counter when I returned the car, I don't like doing this because if there is an additional charge it is hard to argue
Pros:Drop off was very fast.
Cons:The car we reserved was not there and they had no others like it. Had to give us a smaller vehicle.
Pros:A Service with a smile in the nicest way
Pros:Quick and efficient noting
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