That depends where you want to go. Downtown Eugene, about 7 miles from Eugene, OR Airport (EUG-Mahlon Sweet Field), can be a little daunting to drive around. Make things easier by renting something small, fuel-efficient, and a cinch to handle. Keep in mind that Eugene is an excellent base to explore many of the rocky coastlines in Lane County. If your trip is more about tearing down the open road, then you may like something with more trunk space and room to move around. What about a full-size car or a standard SUV?