If it’s your first trip to Quito, get ready for a good time. With landmarks like Monument to the Equator and El Panecillo, you’ll be wondering why you didn’t organize your trip sooner. But like all busy cities, driving can be challenging — so why not lock in a compact car or a mini? Parking is a piece of cake and handling is about as easy as it gets. Alternatively, if you’d rather stay away from the downtown area and marvel at the farther-flung rolling hills in Pichincha, opt for an SUV or a four-wheel drive.