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Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

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Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

I am wondering which type of car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe? I like to get a small SUV normally so that I can put my walker in the very back instead behind the front seat. But I am wondering if this is the best car choice? We will be traveling in the middle of September next year.

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1. Re: Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

Why would an SUV not be good in Sept? They are usually pretty comfortable and roomy. I drive an SUV and I saw a bunch of them yesterday on the road.

Lassen National...
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2. Re: Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

I think they outnumber other vehicle choices in Reno & Tahoe. Quite popular.

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3. Re: Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

No special type vehicle is needed for the timing of your trip at Lake Tahoe. You will see everything on the road from sports cars to oversize pickup trucks. That SUV sounds like a perfect pick for your needs. Gas is cheaper in Reno over South Lake Tahoe.

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4. Re: Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

Okay so then I'll go with National that lets me pick any car from the lot. Nice to know about the gas also. So I figure during the week, I will travel to Carson City get some cheaper gas, do some shopping, and then come back to South Lake Tahoe. Then I'll fill up in Reno before returning the car.

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5. Re: Which car to rent from Reno to South Lake Tahoe?

We got the best deal from Avis last week (it changes ever year which car rental we use). We rented a mid size car, but they upgraded us to an SUV at the desk in Reno, so that worked out well.

We started out with a full tank, and had a hard time using it up in a week's time, returning the car empty per contract. We drove around the lake a couple times going hiking, horse backing to Alpine Meadow, lunch in Truckee, south shore casinos from Incline Village, etc. Doubt you will drive more miles then us, no need to drive to Carson City to fill up, and then back to Tahoe.

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