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Thrifty in New Zealand

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Sat 22 Sep 2018
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Tue 25 Sep 2018
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  • 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
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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

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

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 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
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 06 September 2018
All very good Will use them again Nothing
Anonymous Queenstown Domestic Airport 06 September 2018
Great car, plenty of room for 4 adults. In built GPS came in very handy
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 04 September 2018
Everything is so easy with Thrifty! Thanks again.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 04 September 2018
Friendly staff Car in excellent condition, good value for money.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 03 September 2018
Staff member was friendly and efficient. The whole process was quick and we had no problems. There was nothing I didn’t like.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 03 September 2018
Great car, easy to pick up & drop off in different locations
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 02 September 2018
I returned the car at Christchurch and no one was in the car park. I called the counter few times but no response. If I really needed to contact them, I can see they are not contactable.
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 30 August 2018
Good service collecting the vehicle Didnt get the car I ordered but satisfied with the Nissan and its performance / fuel consumption
Anonymous Wellington Airport 29 August 2018
Friendly staff how easy it was to do the paperwork and it wasn't too far to walk to the car.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 29 August 2018
getting a cracked windscreen and having to pay for it when it wasnt my fault.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 26 August 2018
Easy booking online and pickup at airport. Couldn’t fault the service and product . Will rent through again
Anonymous Wellington Airport 26 August 2018
Value for money and ease of picking up car.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 24 August 2018
Car was perfect for my purpose, I had no trouble with it, easy to pick up and drop off. A rental car is always expensive when you take the insurance etc, but worth it for the peace of mind during the trip as I covered a lot of miles
Anonymous Nelson Airport 21 August 2018
Would be good to have mats in car. Overall would rent from thrifty again.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 21 August 2018
No delays No ice scraper
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 18 August 2018
New model. Perfect for the purpose. Nothing to criticise at all. Just very happy experience
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 18 August 2018
Didnt get a Rav4
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 15 August 2018
Great service friendly staff.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 14 August 2018
Smooth and hassle free rental
Anonymous Nelson Airport 14 August 2018
Excellent vehicle.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 14 August 2018
Car exterior hadn’t been cleaned
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 13 August 2018
Very new car, drove like a dream. It was clean with a full tank and easy to drive and looked good aswell I didnt realise it was a mid to small size SUV so the boot wasnt as big as I thought. It fit 1 large suitcase and 2 small carryon sized cases so not too bad
Anonymous Napier Airport 13 August 2018
Ease of hire
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 13 August 2018
When the car was turned on the car locks and we had to get a serviceman out to unlock vehicle- should be a warning about this
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 12 August 2018
Car was great Service was excellent Overall, great experience No floor mats to keep car clean...
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 08 August 2018
Great price, quick service at counter. Nothing to note.
Anonymous Whangarei Airport 07 August 2018
Loved the upgrade Nil
Anonymous Whangarei Airport 07 August 2018
Low fuss and quick, down to earth The car provided was a Suzuki Swift which wasn't nice to drive.
Anonymous Rotorua Airport 07 August 2018
Quick and easy to deal with. (No one else in airport really anyway) Nothing to complain about
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 06 August 2018
Very simple pick up and drop off. We had previously had problems with another car hire company but were very happy with Thrifty
Anonymous Wellington Airport 06 August 2018
friendly staff,the upgrade!!!,car was great ...
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 30 July 2018
Nice modern vehicle Comfortable, economic to run. Excess applied and insurance costs
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 30 July 2018
Fast pick up and drop off, very good experience with Thrifty, will definitely use it again.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 28 July 2018
Awesome customer service, the rental car was in immaculate condition, extremely happy.(5+++Stars) sorry can't fault anything.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 27 July 2018
Carvwas not washed on outside when I picked it up. First time I have ever seen this.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 24 July 2018
I was very happy with the staff when i collected the car, I did have a bit of trouble finding it in the dark however. The car was clean and perfect for my needs.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 24 July 2018
The age of the car was impressive for a hire vehicle. It had all the features we needed and wanted to make our long driving journey easy, comfortable and relaxed. The drop-off point at Christchurch airport was extremely easy and the staff at the concession added to that ease. We were given ski racks in error and I was asked to return the vehicle but unfortunately we had already travelled a reasonable distance away. To their credit, the office accepted their mistake and dealt with it.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 22 July 2018
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 21 July 2018
Good condition of the car. No comments
Anonymous Wellington Airport 18 July 2018
Car had extra features we didn't expect. Economical All good
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 18 July 2018
Excellent car!
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