Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand

From NZ$60 per day

Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand

With competitive rates and 27 convenient city, airport and ferry locations nationwide; Thrifty Car Rental New Zealand has your rental car needs covered. Thrifty has one of the youngest fleets in the business, renting a range of modern cars, 4WD’s and mini buses. You can trust your renting quality as Thrifty is a Qualmark endorsed transport provider, not to mention has exceptional ANCAP safety ratings for its entire fleet. All rentals include unlimited kilometres, 24 hour roadside assistance and friendly professional service… every time.

Car Rental Options

ECAR Toyota Yaris Small – ECAR Toyota Yaris or similar

  • Toyota Yaris or similar
  • Economy, 1.4 – 1.5 litre engine
  • 5 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Air bag and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 1 large and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 4 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
CCAR:ICMR Toyota Corolla Medium – CCAR Toyota Corolla or similar

  • Toyota Corolla or similar
  • Economy, 1.8 – 2.0 litre engine
  • 5 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Air bag and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 1 large and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 5 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
CCAR:ICMR Toyota Corolla Medium – ICMR Toyota Corolla or similar

  • Toyota Corolla or similar
  • Economy, 1.8 – 2.0 litre engine
  • 5 door MANUAL transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Bluetooth
  • Air bag and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 1 large and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 5 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
ICAR Toyota Camry Medium – ICAR Toyota Camry or similar

  • Toyota Camry or similar
  • 2.2 – 2.4 litre engine
  • 4 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Bluetooth
  • Air bags and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 2 large and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 5 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
FCAR Toyota Aurion Large – FCAR Toyota Aurion or similar

  • Toyota Aurion or similar
  • 3.5 – 4.0 litre engine, 6 cylinder
  • 4 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Bluetooth
  • Air bags, ABS brakes and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 2 large and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 5 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
IFAR Toyota RAV4 4WD – IFAR Toyota RAV4 or similar

  • Toyota RAV4 or similar
  • Intermediate 4WD
  • 2.5 litre petrol engine
  • 5 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bluetooth
  • Air bags and central locking
  • Reversing sensors
  • Luggage capacity: 3 large and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 5 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
FFAR Toyota Highlander 4WD – FFAR Toyota Highlander or similar

  • Toyota Highlander or similar
  • Full size 4WD
  • 4.0 litre engine, 6 cylinder
  • 5 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio with Bluetooth and MP3 player
  • Air bags, ABS brakes and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 2 large suitcases
  • Seats up to 7 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
PFAR Toyota Prado 4WD – PFAR Toyota Prado or similar

  • Toyota Prado or similar
  • Premium 4WD
  • 3.0 – 3.5 litre engine
  • 5 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Audio with Bluetooth and USB input
  • 8 air bags, ABS brakes and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 2 large suitcases
  • Seats up to 7 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 5 Stars
LVAR Hyundai iMax People – LVAR Hyundai iMax or similar

  • Hyandai iMax or similar
  • Luxury van
  • 2.4 litre engine
  • 5 door automatic transmission
  • Air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Air bags, ABS brakes and central locking
  • Luggage capacity: 2 large suitcases and 2 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 8 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 4 Stars
XVAR Toyota Hi-Ace People – XVAR Toyota Hi-Ace or similar

  • Toyota Hi-Ace or similar
  • Minibus
  • 3 litre engine, turbo deisel
  • 4 door automatic transmission
  • Dual air-conditioning
  • Radio with CD player
  • Central locking
  • Rear luggage cage
  • Luggage capacity: 10 large suitcases and 4 small suitcases
  • Seats up to 12 adults
  • ANCAP safety rating: 4 Stars

Insurance

Basic Insurance

All rental vehicles come with basic insurance cover. This means the hirer and authorised driver are indemnified for damage caused to the vehicle and third party property. In the event of any damage, including that to the windscreen or tyres, an Accident Damage Excess (ADE) applies.

The ADE for vehicle classes ECAR to FCAR is $2,990 and IFAR to XVAR is $3,450.

Accident Excess Reduction

Accident Excess Reduction (AER) markedly reduces the Accident Damage Excess you will be liable for should any damage occur to the vehicle you rent.

Rates for the standard fleet (ECAR to FCAR) are $27.60 per day. This payment reduces the excess to $276. Rates for the specialty fleet (IFAR to XVAR) are $27.60 per day. This reduces the excess payment to $345.

A security deposit of NZD$220 will be taken as an imprint from the hirers credit card.

Total Protection Package

With the Total Protection Package (TPP) there’s no risk and no worries, just the freedom to enjoy your journey to its true potential. The nil liability of this package means you’ll have the peace-of-mind that, should the worst happen, you’re completely covered.

Rates for the standard fleet (ECAR to FCAR) are $34.50 per day. Rates for the specialty fleet (IFAR to XVR) are $34.50 per day. This insurance package provides the hirer/authorised driver with nil excess.

Extra Hire Items

  • GPS Unit
  • Baby Seat: Suitable for infants 0-3 years
  • Child Booster Seat: Suitable for children 4-10 years
  • Snow Accessories: Ski and board racks and snow chains are available to hire for NZD$13.80 per day or NZD$69.00 per week

Thrifty’s new Wi-Fi hotspot product is now available at Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown, and Picton locations. At just $12.50 per day, the pocket-sized 3G unit will give you a 150MB daily allowance to surf, Skype, download and play wherever and whenever you want, all without the worry of a big bill and roaming charges!