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Thrifty in New Zealand

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Wed 21 Nov 2018
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Sat 24 Nov 2018
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  • People are impressed by how clean the Thrifty cars are in New Zealand
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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

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  • 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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Find out what other customers think - so you can decide if Thrifty is the right company for you.

Anonymous Auckland Downtown 18 November 2018
Car was spacious and comfortable, sound system was amazing! The car hadn't been cleaned and vacuumed properly. Navigational system was slow, which was a major draw back for travelling in another country.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 17 November 2018
Loved the Upgrade at no cost to me, came in handy. Very helpful staff when extending the hire time. . .
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 17 November 2018
The car was clean and comfortable. The staff were very efficient. Nothing
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 12 November 2018
Like the large space for luggage. Difficult to close luggage compartment/rear door. Prefer power-operated.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 12 November 2018
Brand new car which had 3k on the clock. Was brilliant Wasn't as big as i thought. Family of 6 with suit cases was a battle to load up but that was my fault not thrifty
Anonymous Hamilton Downtown 11 November 2018
Current model year car that I absolutely loved driving. Of all the cars that I've hired in many countries, this was the first one that I really didn't want to give back! So far, every time I've rented from Thrifty, regardless of the country, the service and vehicle have been excellent.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 11 November 2018
Pick up was quite quick and options about insurance etc were well explained Nelson airport is a bit chaotic at the moment and the parking was confusing for pick up and drop off
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 09 November 2018
Pick up from airport Insurance was expensive.
Anonymous Napier Airport 08 November 2018
Easy to book, pickup and deliver back - car was great too! Nothing.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 08 November 2018
Surprise to have a turbo diesel SUV, cheaper on the pump and powerful on the road. Car us nice and clean. Nothing much.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 06 November 2018
vehicle very easy to drive, comfortable to ride in and held our group and all our luggage. nothing to do with the vehicle, but the carpark at nelson airport is being upgraded and it's a bit confusing to find the exit.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 06 November 2018
Helpful staff, ease of access, easy drop-off
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 06 November 2018
Everything. No gps as standard which is the case in the new cars we have rented overseas lately.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 04 November 2018
friendly helpful staff ease of dealings nothing
Anonymous Nelson Airport 04 November 2018
The car was near new, clean and ready to go. We travelled around 3000 klm without a hitch.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 04 November 2018
Great staff. Told you all the pitfalls of the car. They were lovely. Nothing.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 02 November 2018
Great service very friendly Small yard. Cars too close together to get in car
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 28 October 2018
Enjoy driving Thrifty cars. Sometimes your GPS leads me to wrong direction.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 26 October 2018
Great little car which fulfilled our requirements. The price of Petrol in NZ. lol
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 26 October 2018
Easy to drive and manoeuvre Luggage space a little cramped
Anonymous Nelson Airport 24 October 2018
Lovely car to drive. Very plesant Thrifty Lady at counter. Traffic in Nelson.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 23 October 2018
Very good service
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 22 October 2018
Great car! First time using a rental car, super easy
Anonymous Wellington Airport 21 October 2018
Very satisfied with overall service
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 19 October 2018
Very helpful staff. Quick and easy to find at the airport.
Anonymous Nelson Airport 16 October 2018
Nice clean vehicle, helpful staff at pick up Upgraded to a large 4WD which was bigger than we needed as we were spending time in the city. Would have been excellent if touring. GPS fault towards end of hireage
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 15 October 2018
The staff were friendly and helpful. Location of office in the Airport excellent and easy to find. Should have someone with you to inspect the vehicle before you drive away.
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 15 October 2018
Very easy got the car I required
Anonymous Picton Ferry Port 15 October 2018
Very friendly helpful receptionist on pick up of our car, car was almost brand new and super clean, everything was efficient and ran smoothly
Anonymous Nelson Airport 09 October 2018
Superb staff on pick-up. Great service on all levels. I will defnitely recommend to others, and have no hesitation hiring again.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 08 October 2018
The car was better than expected!! Process was very easy and stress free! Nothing
Anonymous Hamilton Airport 05 October 2018
Very helpful service after I left a iteam in the car, after I dropped the car back. No hassle at all.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 04 October 2018
Very nice car with good condition, just suite to our requirement.Thank you.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 02 October 2018
Good service on pick up. Easy to find car even though the storage area was being worked on and the car was elsewhere. No Gps in the car which really should be standard by now.
Anonymous Gisborne Airport 25 September 2018
The whole process from the beginning to the end .
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 23 September 2018
Good and easy pick
Anonymous Wellington Airport 23 September 2018
Everything Nothing
Anonymous Queenstown Domestic Airport 20 September 2018
good friendly staff. very qucik
Anonymous Whangarei Airport 19 September 2018
Whole experience On the Rental Car site I could not put in correct pickup time
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 17 September 2018
Perfect sized vehicle for us Very economical Very clean and tidy Quick and easy pick-up and return Reversing camera screen was too bright at night time
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 14 September 2018
Easy and comfortable to drive The car description stated 3 large bags but we have trouble getting our suitcases in .
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 13 September 2018
Car seat booking was not received
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 12 September 2018
easy to find the rental desk. Very quick pick up. easy drop off. Good car in good condition.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 12 September 2018
Your staff managed a number of people at one time well.
Anonymous Rotorua Airport 11 September 2018
Price and ease of pick-up and drop-off No problems
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 11 September 2018
Ease of getting the car as it is in the airport arrival hall itself. Gotten the same car model as what i'd booked. Car was in good condition and spacious. The steering wheel was a little stiff.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 10 September 2018
Helpful staff Couldnt find how to open boott
Anonymous Greymouth Downtown 10 September 2018
Great little car Nothing
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 10 September 2018
Spacious car for 8 ppl and their large bags! Easy to drive being charged so early for the car
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 07 September 2018
Convenience Cost
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