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Thrifty in New Zealand

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Why use Thrifty?

  • Dropping a car off with Thrifty in New Zealand is quick and easy
  • People are impressed by how clean the Thrifty cars are in New Zealand
  • Thrifty in New Zealand are renowned for keeping their cars in good condition

Ratings for Thrifty in New Zealand


  • Overall value for money of your vehicle hire

  • Helpfulness of the counter staff

  • Time it took to collect your vehicle

  • Time it took to drop off your vehicle

  • Cleanliness of the vehicle

  • Overall condition of the vehicle

  • Ease of locating the Thrifty rental desk or representative


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Reviews of Thrifty in New Zealand

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Anonymous Christchurch Domestic Airport 20 February 2019
Loved that Santa Fe diesel. Great car for 4 adults.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 20 February 2019
All in all good experiences All good
Anonymous Greymouth Downtown 19 February 2019
Got a land cruiser as free upgrade. Loved it all the way. Great drive, great features. All was good. No problems
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 18 February 2019
Fast response,great service no comment
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 18 February 2019
Staff helpful, good car not old, clean and comfortable Nothing
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 17 February 2019
Car was almost new. No excessive pressure to buy extra insurance Car did not have sat nav
Anonymous Christchurch Domestic Airport 17 February 2019
With Thrifty, they have a counter in airport, convenient to pick up the car. And staff are very helpful!
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 16 February 2019
The ease of driving the Hyundai Accent. A Corolla would have had more oomph going over NZ mountain ranges.
Anonymous Queenstown Domestic Airport 16 February 2019
Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Very positive experience.
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 15 February 2019
Good car. Helpful staff. No problems. Nothing.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 13 February 2019
The model of the car is new, function is good and easy to handle
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 13 February 2019
All went well - thank you
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 12 February 2019
Both of the staff at the rental desk and in the car park are brilliant. They provided swift services including answering my questions and giving essential instruction. The car itself was in fair condition.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 11 February 2019
Everything was well organised and efficient. Nothing
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 11 February 2019
Great car, great company to deal with. First class experience. Nothing
Anonymous Nelson Airport 10 February 2019
New car very up to date roomy & comfortable Nothing
Anonymous Queenstown Downtown 08 February 2019
The car was amazing, and on the roads from Queenstown to Nelson it behaved exceptional, also probably because it was rather new(6000km). The pick up was professional and gave me all the information I needed to have a proper trip. An ideea improve: give a gas fidelity card in the car. Partner with the largest gas stations, drivers might like it :) The drop off to the Nelson airport. If I am outside of opening hours, I understand dropping off the keys in a box. But during opening hours I expect someone to take a look at the car, or sign a drop of waiver something. It would of provided me piece of mind that the rental has ended properly.Instead I got "drop the keys there, we will find the ca"
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 06 February 2019
The car was under powered. Marks not noted.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 05 February 2019
Excellent value for money and staff at picking up and dropping off were all more than helpful Nothing I was very happy
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 04 February 2019
Everything was excellent.
Anonymous Greymouth Downtown 04 February 2019
Very nice car; happy driving Nothing in particular
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 04 February 2019
Made request for an extra 1 and half hour which thrifty obliged my request. Nothing. All good.
Anonymous Napier Airport 03 February 2019
The upgrade was a complete surprise and I enjoyed driving a hybrid for the first time Nothing
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 03 February 2019
Excellent service when I collected and left the car. The worked perfectly well. None.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 02 February 2019
The SUV performed well on all road conditions throughout the trip. It is comfortable to ride on. The staffs in the rental desk and the return booth are friendly and helpful. The SUV was not cleaned properly after the last rental. The windscreen still had lots of tough stain and the SUV interior was not cleaned well.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 02 February 2019
Counter staff very helpful.Car clean.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 30 January 2019
All good
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 30 January 2019
Didn’t get a Toyota.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 29 January 2019
We could not get the car on the ferry to the south island. We had to drop the car in Wellington, walk to the ferry with our suitcases and golf bags and pickup another one in Picton.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 29 January 2019
Speed of pick up; location of pick up and drop off; fuel efficiency of car Took me half an hour to find the fuel release!
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 29 January 2019
No staff when I return the car
Anonymous Queenstown Downtown 28 January 2019
Car was brand new. As it was a one way hire I feared that I would get the car they most wanted rid of - but it was the opposite. Staff and both ends were friendly, helpful and professional. Based on this experience THrifty would be my first choice each time.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 28 January 2019
Excellent check in the guy was friendly and helpful no up sell on insurance which makes a change Nothing
Anonymous Nelson Airport 27 January 2019
The man we dealt with (can't remember his name) in Nelson, was fantastic! Loved his attitude. Nothing
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 27 January 2019
Everything Someone to check up on the car when it was dropped off.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 26 January 2019
Easy no fuss car rent Na
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 24 January 2019
Very friendly all around
Anonymous Wellington Airport 23 January 2019
The USB outlet did not work but was able to get around it with an adapter. Car could really do with mats as the carpet tended to attract dirt and was difficult to keep clean.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 23 January 2019
Very easy & great price for vehicle Very happy
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 23 January 2019
All was explained and ease of hire nothing it was great.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 23 January 2019
A painless rental thanks! I'm always a little nervous when there is no representative on hand to check over the car on its return - there are too many car rental horror stories in the travel literature from renters who have been charged after the return. Hopefully not the case with Thrifty!
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 22 January 2019
Clean, comfortable car. Good kph or mpg. No negatives
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 22 January 2019
The Prado is almost BRAND NEW. Got only some minor scratches. It performed well. There was a bit of queue in the Thrifty rental desk in Queenstown Airport.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 22 January 2019
Understanding & helpful staff Easily located car park No hassles for pick up and drop off Nothing
Anonymous Wellington Airport 21 January 2019
All very easy and went well. Nothing
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 21 January 2019
Car was modern and comfortable
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 21 January 2019
Nobody there to check the car over
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 21 January 2019
Too much paper work at pick up - Long queues after flight - should be more efficient
Anonymous Wellington Airport 20 January 2019
No one to check the vehicle over at drop off
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 20 January 2019
ease of pick up the car wasn't the car ordered. it was similar size but not same quality level. very uncomfortable driving
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