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Thrifty in New Zealand

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Ratings for Thrifty in New Zealand


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Reviews of Thrifty in New Zealand

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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!
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 15 July 2018
Ease of picking up at the airport quick pickup and quick drop off
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 13 July 2018
Very easy pick up, although it wasn't the car we booked it was pretty similar and in good clean condition Nothing
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 13 July 2018
The mechanical condition, size and power of vehicle. The Thrifty desk assistance was so professional and polite. Thank you.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 13 July 2018
Upgrade to a AWD with chains thrown in was great
Anonymous Wellington Airport 07 July 2018
Got what we asked for. Nothing :)
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 06 July 2018
We loved the free upgrade ..of course, but really enjoyed the staff we met. They were friendly, professional and very helpful. Nothing we did not like. It was awesome.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 03 July 2018
Friendly staff Instructions to find the car was poor. We walked around the whole car park as we were pointed in the wrong direction
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 02 July 2018
That I got to speak to someone on the phone when i first booked. And most especially that it was very easy to find at the airport.
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 01 July 2018
The car hired was very new and perfect for our family and the holiday we were on.
Anonymous Greymouth Downtown 18 June 2018
Excellent car None
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 18 June 2018
friendly service and honest about the existing damage to the car unfortunately nearly every panel had a scratch or dent or stone chip a lot to record
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 12 June 2018
Booked a Qashqai. Got a Holden Captiva. The Holden is very uneconomical with fuel.
Anonymous Greymouth Downtown 12 June 2018
The office was right on site
Anonymous Hamilton Airport 11 June 2018
Great customer service at both Hamilton and Palmerston North Airports, Great service!!!
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 09 June 2018
nice little car a corolla is not Similar to a Camry. just both Toyotas
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 08 June 2018
Our car windows fogged up with the cold which made visiblity very difficult at times
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 07 June 2018
I actually picked up from Wellington Airport and the customer service and upgrade was excellent. Dropoff in Wellington was good. asked for best way to get back to my Hotel. the young man sent me off on a 40min walk instead of telling me about the bus I could have taken
Anonymous Auckland Downtown 05 June 2018
All the service. There was nothing I not liked.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 01 June 2018
New car with all mod cons. Easy to locate and friendly staff Only 1 person at the counter for pick up so had to wait in line
Anonymous Taupo Airport 31 May 2018
Surprisingly good car, not sure if it was an upgrade, but it was very nice. Only 3/4 of a tank of petrol when I picked it up!!
Anonymous Wellington Airport 29 May 2018
Clean car Not being informed how to get out of rental car area Or what to do to return
Anonymous Nelson Airport 29 May 2018
The assistance at the desk in nelson an ease of dropping the car of in christchurch I thought i ordered a toyota camry or similiar as my wife is in a wheelchair. So needed bigger boot space. But got a toyota corolla
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 29 May 2018
Speed of service and flexibility Didn’t get the car I’d asked for.
Anonymous Wellington Downtown 25 May 2018
Very Helpful staff in Wellington
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 25 May 2018
Very easy to find in the terminal. Process very quick
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 25 May 2018
The representative in Palmerston North was friendly and had organised an upgrade for us. She was fabulous and very helpful.
Matthew Auckland International Airport 23 May 2018
Paid for upgrade myself. No discounts offered despite being member of NRMA through partner program. Good car. Good location of desk. Chewing gum in car seat fix point. First thing I noticed when putting my car seats in. Otherwise, car was clean.
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 22 May 2018
Helpful staff at pick up Not quite sure who, but someone retrieved the keys when partner worked out he had left phone in car, thank you The insurance plan I chose was a bit steep
Shan Auckland International Airport 21 May 2018
Great customer service, very professional, courteous, informative and helpful. Thanks
Anonymous Picton Ferry Port 20 May 2018
The size of the car was great. The customer service at the Picton Ferry was excellent. For some odd reason, the car did not come with foot mats. I mentioned this to the lady at the Queenstown airport, when I dropped off the keys.
Brett Auckland International Airport 20 May 2018
Very quick and easy to collect and return The car had a few scratches
Kevin Christchurch Airport 20 May 2018
The overall car and service Nothing
Anonymous Wellington Airport 18 May 2018
The car, the cleanliness, the fuel efficiency. Nil
Rowena Dunedin Airport 15 May 2018
Great service! Great car! Nothing to not like
David Auckland International Airport 15 May 2018
great as new vehicle, very comfortable.
Anonymous Rotorua Airport 11 May 2018
Easy booking process Wonderful service at the counter Great car very economical Fantastic return process Nothing will definitely use again
Anonymous Nelson Airport 10 May 2018
Counter staff friendly and efficient
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 09 May 2018
Srevices and car
Anonymous Invercargill Airport 08 May 2018
Good ride. Comment: The seatbelt alarm annoyed me until I discovered that my bag resting on the passenger seat was triggering the alarm. Once I cliped the passenger belt the alarm went off. For individual travellers this could be common. My bag was lighter than 10kg so it is set pretty tightly. It is a simple solution and phone staff could have suggested.
Graham Palmerston North Airport 07 May 2018
Very good service with excellent car
Heather Wellington Airport 06 May 2018
Reliable, large and well equipped Tyres had not been checked. One was very low. All needed air.
Tim Queenstown Airport 03 May 2018
Great car and no fuss service.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 30 April 2018
Problem with the trunk Car not washed properly at pick up
Paul Christchurch Airport 30 April 2018
Fractionally bigger car Would have liked the option of hiring a diesel so cheaper to run
David Auckland International Airport 29 April 2018
Overall the booking was fine the KIA SUV was almost new. The vehicle was fine but was underpowered for some hills and overtaking.
Anonymous Dunedin Downtown 28 April 2018
good car and staff what else can I say...
Murray Nelson Airport 28 April 2018
because the van was long wheel base it suited us perfectly as there were 11 people plus bags and we had to buy all our food for a week as well. Instead of having to make two trips to Kaiteriteri we did it in one which was very helpful. Nothing
GRAHAM Wellington Airport 26 April 2018
Upgrade Aa discount Nothing
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