Montreal - Post Report Question and Answers

What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?

The roads are plowed better than any northern US city I’ve ever lived in. The city’s roads have narrow lanes so bringing a huge SUV could be a mistake. - Aug 2020

Anything with snow tires. - Feb 2018

Generally just as in the U.S. However, and while there are many many big SUVs all over, you might consider bringing a not-so-large-car, just to better navigate the traffic and downtown. But a large SUV would be not a big issue if that is what you prefer. - Aug 2012

I have a Honda CRV which was fantastic for driving out of piles of snow. I would strongly recommend not having a low-to-the-ground car if you have to park it on the street during winter. - Dec 2009

Anything with a U.S. plate is ripe for a being stolen, according to statistics. Also, the Trudeau airport is the #1 place in all of Canada to get your car stolen. Bring an SUV - the roads are terrible. Over 40,000 potholes greet every Spring. Also, winter tires are now the law as of December 15. - Sep 2009

A small one is best, since parking is difficult. But anything will be fine, the roads are usually excellent (though the drivers, not so much). - Jan 2009

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