The Car Rental Guide - Great advice before renting a car in NZ

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Top 5 Comparison  

You probably want to know what you get and what you'll pay for a vehicle. We provide you with Car Rental reviews by price and choice from popular companies like Avis, Hertz and Ezy/Jucy. Using the table below you can compare car hire from New Zealand. Remmber, these are only an indicative price - contact each company directly for a live quote and booking.

  Avis Budget Ezy/Jucy Thrifty Ace
15 Days-Auckland Return-Cheapest
(inc GST)
November
Subcompact Daihatsu Sirion or similar

NZ$1,185.01

Subcompact Manual

(Daihatsu Sirion or similar)

Group A NZ$1173.10

El Cheapo

NZ$435.00

Suzuki Swift (or similar)

NZ$768.49

 

Super Saver

NZ$572.00  

15 Days-Auckland Return-Cheapest
(inc GST)
July
Subcompact Dihatsu Sirion or similar

NZ$585.01

Subcompact Manual

(Daihatsu Sirion or similar)

Group A NZ$564.18

El Cheapo

NZ$360.00

Suzuki Swift (or similar)

NZ$768.49

Super Saver

NZ$377.00

15 Days-Auckland Return-Cheapest (inc GST)November – 4 door sedan 2.4 litre Intermediate Toyota Camry or similar

NZ$1,559.99

Hyundai Sonata or similar

NZ$1529.62

Nissan Pulsar or similar

NZ$615.00

Toyota Camry Sportivo (or similar)

NZD$1052.49

Premium Tourist Toyota Camry or Similar

NZD$677.00

15 Days-Auckland Return-Cheapest
(inc GST)

July – 4 door sedan 2.4 litre

Intermediate Toyota Camry or similar

NZ$810.00

Hyundai Sonata or similar

NZ$787.05

Nissan Pulsar or similar

NZ$465.00

Toyota Camry Sportivo (or similar)

NZD$1052.49

Premium Tourist Toyota Camry or Similar

NZD$512.00

Insurance Cover Included and you can reduce excess by paying premium. Optional
insurance upgrades are also available. An excess of NZ$3093.75
Included and you can reduce excess by paying premium. Optional
insurance upgrades are also available. Excess is NZ$2750.00 +
GST
Included and you can reduce excess by paying a daily charge.
Optional insurance upgrades are also available. Excess is
NZ$1,000.00  + NZ$2500 for single vehicle accidents.
Included and you can reduce excess by paying a daily charge.
Optional insurance upgrades are also available. An excess of
between NZ$2925-$3375 applies
full, standard insurance cover included in the daily rate. The
excess on the insurance is NZ$1000.00 for multi car excess. A
single car excess is NZ$2500.00.
Reduced Excess Options The excess can be reduced by payment of a daily Excess Reduction
Fee of NZ$24.75 including GST, reducing the excess down to
$NZ253.12 including GST for standard fleet
Excess reduction can be purchased for NZ$25 including GST,
reducing the excess down to NZ$170.00 including GST for standard
fleet
pay daily charge of NZ$12.00 and you don’t have to pay any
excess plus you are covered for panel damage and single vehicle
accidents.
you can purchase NZ$27 per day (reduces excess to between
NZ$270-$337.50 in the event of any damage and reduces windscreen
and tyre excesses down to nil)
Multi and Single Car Excess can be reduced to $100 by paying
$NZ13, which includes vehicle theft, single vehicle accidents,
tyre and windscreen damage.

 

After Hours Dropping The majority of Avis branches have a after hours drop off
service allowing you to return the vehicle after office hours.
Please check if this is available at the branch you are
returning the vehicle to
Please make specific arrangements by calling the office where
you return your car.

 

key drop is provided. Please park the car under the canopy and
post the keys through the slot in the window.

 

Vehicle returns outside of opening hours are to be returned to
the BP Petrol Station at the bottom of Khyber Pass Road and the
keys handed in to the BP counter staff.
After hours drop off is provided.
No Of Branches in NZ 25 43 4 27 7
Inter Island Travel Not Allowed Not Allowed Allowed Not Allowed Allowed

Car Insurance Excess

Standard Car Insurance Cover is provided from any company you rent a vehicle from and you will be required a pay an excess on the insurance should anything happen.

Travel Insurance

It is also recommended that Travel Insurance be taken out prior to travel as this can cover any losses incurred if you are required to cancel your booking. 

What do the quotes include?

Research shows that when you rent a vehicle from one of the companies in the table the quote will usually include the daily charge of the vehicle, GST, airport taxes and Premium Location Fees if valid stamp duty, basic insurance cover, unlimited kilometres, vehicle Registration and one way fees if required.