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Car Hire

Tiverton, United...
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Car Hire

Flights all booked. Hotel in Auckland booked. Now for the car hire...……….we need to hire from 4th to 29th January and we know this will be a costly part of our trip but any suggestions for a reasonably priced car hire company would be greatly appreciated. Is there an argument for hiring outside the city maybe? We were looking at EZI but their website has crashed.

Any information you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks, Sandra

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Queenstown, New...
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1. Re: Car Hire

There are zillions of threads on car hire if you use the search bar. You'll find all of the major companies like Avis, Hertz, Thrifty etc but there's lots of smaller companies who are well regarded too Apex, Go Rentals, Ezi etc.

I used Ezi Rentals the last time I was in Auckland and they were great.

auckland
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2. Re: Car Hire

Most of the bigger companies have standardised costs so no real advantage in hiring from a smaller town/ city( although understand your logic) ..... but just be aware they sometimes throw in extra fees if picking up from airports and or not droppingback at pick up point. All the best for your holiday.... lovely time of year.....

Tiverton, United...
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213 posts
16 reviews
3. Re: Car Hire

Thank you both for taking the trouble to respond and for your kind wishes daintyfrog. We have finally booked with EZI and got a reasonable rate. So looking forward to seeing our folks in Tauranga and the fun we are going to have.

Thanks again for your friendliness.

auckland
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4. Re: Car Hire

Tauranga? I intend to spend Jan at Mt Maunganui..... make sure you have fish and chips down at Tauranga wharf....... arguably one of the best fish’n chip shops in the world!!!!!! Enjoy.....

Tiverton, United...
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5. Re: Car Hire

Hey daintyfrog, we will definitely do that. Do you know the name of it?

Dunedin, New Zealand
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6. Re: Car Hire

There's only one place om the wharf - Bobby's.

Tiverton, United...
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16 reviews
7. Re: Car Hire

Cheers for that !

Hastings
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284 reviews
8. Re: Car Hire

If you join the New Zealand AA, Yyou get no insurance charge through Thrifty rentals. Costs around $70 but saves you $30 a day. We'll worth it

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