So the general gist on here seems to be that Apex are ok for car rentals, but someone of the second tier companies could be avoided.
We need a car for a ten day road trip round South Island and have a baby. We were thinking a small 4x4 for the elevated driving position like a rav4 or forester. Apex, all in including damage waivers and child seat and sat nav for about 1100. Europcar is twice that, and getting windscreen cover isn't easy.
So my questions are:
1. Has anybody hired anything along the lines of a Rav 4 / xtrail from apex at the airport, and was it ok? How new?
2. Although apex pick you up at he terminal, do they drop you back too? I assume so!
3. Apex is so much cheaper and the aa cover and damage waivers make so much more sense - what am I missing?
Also any thoughts on small 4x4 vs full sized like Subaru station wagon?
This is a big trip for us and I would be prepared to spend twice as much on the car if it risks spoiling it, but am just very unsure if the more expensive guys are worth anything more in comparison to these apex guys.
Visiting in march, doing a loop of South Island.