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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
  • The Thrifty staff in New Zealand have a real reputation for efficiency

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

Real customer reviews

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

Anonymous Queenstown Domestic Airport 28 July 2020
Great car and service - good value
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 28 July 2020
The lady at the counter was excellent, just a lovely person to deal with. She made things so easy! N/A
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 27 July 2020
Professional staff and friendly Nil
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 27 July 2020
Ski rack was not great - no lock and struggled to close
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 26 July 2020
Fantastic system super easy to pick up and drop off and great value for money
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 26 July 2020
The car and the service Nothing
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 25 July 2020
Friendly staff quick service. non
Anonymous Wellington Airport 25 July 2020
Nice modern, near new car, with excellent safety features Nothing.
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 17 July 2020
Efficient and courteous service Nothing
Anonymous Invercargill Airport 16 July 2020
The upgrade car we got was fantastic. If I ever won lotto I would buy this make and model. We did a lot of driving with 5 people in the car and a lot of luggage and this was still spacious and comfortable! Customer service was fantastic. Finding the vehicle was easy and finding where to drop it off was super easy! Thrifty weren’t aware we had booked a booster seat so the poor guy had to run to their office on the other side of the car park in the pouring rain!
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 14 July 2020
All good and great! Nothing I can say!
Anonymous Nelson Airport 14 July 2020
Loved the car
Anonymous Palmerston North Airport 14 July 2020
Excellent service explained we needed to get to Waiorau for a graduation received an upgrade due to weather conditions in the area. Great service excellent car
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 13 July 2020
Quick and convenient service.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 12 July 2020
Friendliness of Thrifty Rep - who automatically upgraded us as we had a “long hire”
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 08 July 2020
Loved the vehicle and the staff. It was a bit niggly trying to find the desk to start with
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 06 July 2020
Nice little car. Was a 'surprise' car special and was very happy with selection.
Anonymous Gisborne - Childers Road 05 July 2020
Not knowing exactly where to drop it off
Anonymous Nelson Airport 03 July 2020
Helpful friendly staff and nice car All good.
Anonymous Invercargill Airport 29 June 2020
The car was a good model and a perfect size for our needs.
Anonymous Picton Ferry Port 10 June 2020
The size of the car, its features and driveability. Nothing.
Anonymous Wellington Airport 27 March 2020
The car was very clean and new Still waiting for the refund of deposit money,
Anonymous Wellington Airport 26 March 2020
as with previous this hire proves to be very good I have no hesitation in recommending both rental cars and thrifty never had a problem with either
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 26 March 2020
Ease of booking and pick up
Anonymous Queenstown Downtown 25 March 2020
Simplicity of the process. Efficient staff discount The car we got was a bit smaller than what we had asked for, although in the same group. We had to go and find the car out in the parking areas ourselves; this was actually around the block.
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 24 March 2020
Was a very compact easy to drive car. Would of liked a bit of a run down of the car. Brake on this car was different.
Anonymous Napier Airport 24 March 2020
quite expensive but an easy transaction
Anonymous Tauranga Airport 23 March 2020
Good condition of car Difficulty in getting hold of reps
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 23 March 2020
Friendly and fast service The sat nav in the corolla
Anonymous Queenstown Airport 22 March 2020
Very clean and well maintained late model car Nothing all good
Anonymous Wellington Ferry Port 22 March 2020
Loved the Hyundai Kona
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 22 March 2020
An excellent service overall. Due to Covid 19 we had to cut our holiday short and return our car 2 days early
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 22 March 2020
The car was bigger than we anticipated
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 21 March 2020
very economical none
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 19 March 2020
That the car was new I'm still waiting for the confirmation for my deposit return
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 18 March 2020
Great car Nothing
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 18 March 2020
Value for money given the location. Car in great condition.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 18 March 2020
Desk Staff really friendly and helpful Desk easy to find and in terminal Car was in excellent condition - only a couple of scrapes which were pointed out by the staff to me
Anonymous Wellington Airport 18 March 2020
At Auckland there was no one to accept the car in the carpark. We just had to leave the car in the roadway. Not ideal when there were 5 others as well.
Anonymous Auckland Domestic Airport 17 March 2020
Clean car with GPS. Thought I booked to pick up at international, but had to go to domestic.
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 17 March 2020
The front light(right) didn't work.
Anonymous Queenstown Downtown 16 March 2020
Have used group and Thrifty previous - will continue to do. Easy to deal with, professional and easy location. N/a
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 15 March 2020
Great service.good info about inter island transfer
Anonymous Wellington Airport 14 March 2020
Great car, comfy and could not fault service
Anonymous Nelson Airport 13 March 2020
Very roomy and nice to drive A bit big for my needs
Anonymous Nelson Airport 13 March 2020
Good car, no issues. Service was great; helpful staff.
Anonymous Gisborne Airport 13 March 2020
Everything was excellent
Anonymous Christchurch Airport 13 March 2020
The ease of returning the car. And the condition of the car was immaculate. Staff friendlier on return of car than at pickup point.
Anonymous Auckland International Airport 12 March 2020
Car handled well and it was a new car. There was nothing I didn't like.
Anonymous Dunedin Airport 11 March 2020
Great counter staff Nothing
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