Re: Do shops rent out ATV\'s? (Newbie alert!)
Your profile gives no clue as to where you live, but I'd imagine that if you're near a big city there would be a quad rental shop or two there. I'm in N. Az and down in Phx. there are one or two places there. The rate is quite expensive, however, around $100 per day the last I heard.
For any one to suggest a possible quad for you, you'd first have to qualify that with some idea of what type of riding you plan to do. That is, moderate recreational riding , work related or hunting use requiring 4x4 and racks, Mx or XC racing, duning, etc. Most quads are more or less at home in one or possibly two venues but not in all of the above. Also whether you plan to buy new or used would have a bearing on cost. For example, a Blaster is an entry level quad rated at 200CC in 2 stroke, designed for a rider at about 150 lbs and about 5' 10". Not to say that some riders are not over those numbers, but nonetheless that's what the bike was designed for.Anew Blaster is about $3000 msrp plus the taxes, etc. It is a good play bike within it's limitations and can be upgraded to a decent Mx bike if cash is available. There are certainly better quads for trail, however.
Any way, here's a few things to consider.