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New Zealand Car Hire, Budget Cars

Budget rental cars in New Zealand are usually the cheapest available. Automatic and manual. On average they will seat four people, with limited luggage room. Engine size is likely to be 1.2 litre up to 1.6 litre, and very economical. Best suited for shorter distances but can comfortably carry 2 throughout New Zealand.

OM Demio or similar

OM Demio or similar - 2005-2010

These little cars are famous for their economy and ease of operation. This Demio/Sunny is ideal for short trips for two people and is great around the city. It is often used to travel between cities, however it is not ideal for hill driving with 4 adults and luggage on board. If you are not in a hurry and want economy, its ideal. (NB: Most cars are Automatic)




Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1300 - 1500cc engine (1.3 - 1.5 litre)
  • Automatic or Manual 5 Speed
  • Power Steering
  • Seats - 4
  • Fuel consumption - 6.5 litre/100km (41mpg)
  • Tank capacity - 45 litre (10 Imp Gallons)
  • Fuel type - Unleaded 91 Octane Petrol

General Information:

  • FREE 24 Hour Roadside Service
  • FREE Omega travel guides
  • FREE pick up and drop off
  • FREE touring maps
  • FREE one way hires
  • FREE AA road atlas
  • FREE seats for children
  • GPS available for most models, subject to availability

Additional Notes:

Go Hyundai Getz

Go Hyundai Getz - 2009-2011
The Zippy little Hyundai is one of New Zealands most popular vehicles for two or three people to travel in economy and comfort. With a fuel consumption of approx. 6.8 litres per 100kms, the Getz will keep your holiday costs down. More suitable for in the cities and short trips exploring the countryside than extended touring but a great little car.



Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1400cc engine (1.4 litre)
  • Air Conditioned
  • Power Steering
  • ABS Brakes
  • Electric Windows
  • Dual Front / Side Air Bags
  • Electric Brake Distribution
  • Electric Stability Control
  • Front Seatbelt Pretensioners
  • Front Seatbelt Load Limiters
  • 4 Star ANCAP Safety Rating
  • Alarmed Central Locking
  • Baby Seat Anchors
  • CD Player.

General Information:

  • FREE 24hr AA Roadside Assistance
  • FREE Maps & Touring Guides
  • FREE Booking service for Ferries
  • FREE Travel advice and friendly service
  • NO Breakdown Guarantee
  • NO hidden costs
  • GPS Navigation -Optional, extra cost
  • Kruse Device(mobile commentary)-Optional, extra cost

Additional Notes:

$2,500 excess for drivers over 25 years old, $3,500 excess for drivers 21-25 years old.
El Cheapo

El Cheapo - Average 2001
A range of High Mileage vehicles - 200,000km plus. These vehicles are great for the budget traveller! Low prices for our 1999 - 2000 vehicles all with 200,000km plus. Please note that vehicle model or transmission type cannot be guaranteed in this category. Most vehicles are a 1.5 or 1.8 litre four door.



Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1500 to 1800cc engine (1.5 - 1.8 litre engine) probably.
  • Nissan Sunny or similar.

General Information:

  • Exclusive Offer-two for one Milford Sound Cruise
  • Jucy Charge a Credit Card Admin Fee on the balance after the deposit is paid to Fresh Rentals. For Amex this is 4% and for Visa and Mastercard 2%.

Additional Notes:

Per day rate includes insurance with an excess of NZ$2000 (drivers over 18 years) GST Tax, unlimited mileage and free 24 hour AA roadside assistance.
The Getz

The Getz - 2008 or newer
An economical small car ideal for two. This little car belies its size, and will take you wherever you want to go. Also excellent for around the cities, easy to park. With fuel consumption of approximately 7.0 litres per 100kms this little car is ideal for those looking to keep their travelling costs down. Explore New Zealand on a budget, in style !



Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1.2-1.4 litre engine
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Air-conditioning
  • Power steering
  • Central locking
  • Anti Lock Brakes
  • Dual Airbags
  • Automatic

General Information:

  • ALL BOOKINGS GET A 2 FOR 1 VOUCHER FOR A MILFORD SOUND CRUISE ON CRUISING MILFORD LIMITED.
  • Exclusive Offer: 2 for 1 Milford Sound Cruise.
  • Valid only on the Milford Sound Cruise operated by Cruising Milford Sound Ltd.
  • Only one voucher per rental will be given. Date of tour must be pre booked by calling Cruising Milford Sounds at least 24 hours prior to date required.
  • JUCY CHARGE A CREDIT CARD ADMIN FEE ON THE BALANCE AFTER THE DEPOSIT IS PAID TO FRESH RENTALS. FOR AMEX THIS IS 4% AND FOR VISA AND MASTERCARD 2%.

Additional Notes:

Per day rate includes insurance with an excess of NZ$2000 (drivers over 18 years) GST Tax, unlimited mileage and free 24 hour AA roadside assistance.
Ezi-Rent (EAA) Getz or similar

Ezi-Rent (EAA) Getz or similar - 2005-2008
An automatic compact city runabout returning a very economical (approx) 5.7 litres per 100km. A smaller car suitable for urban driving and local sightseeing. Easy to park and drive but probably not the first pick for long distance touring in comfort. However ideal as a city hopper and great fun to drive.



Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1300cc engine (1.3 litre)
  • 3 door hatchback
  • Air bag
  • Fuel economy rate approx 5.7 litres per 100kms

General Information:

  • Free transfers from airports, train stations, ferry terminals and hotel/motels (within 10km of branches).
  • Car rental branches near most international and domestic airports.
  • ALL of our vehicles come with FREE 24 hour Breakdown Service.
  • Please note a 2% (Amex 4%) credit card surcharge is applicable to credit or debit card payments processed at pick up or drop off.

Additional Notes:

Ezi-Rent (A) Hyundai Getz or similar

Ezi-Rent (A) Hyundai Getz or similar - 0-3years

A compact city runabout returning a very economical (approx) 5.7 litres per 100km. A smaller car suitable for urban driving and local sightseeing. Easy to park and drive but probably not the first pick for long distance touring in comfort. However you can not go wrong zipping around the city in one of these fun cars.




Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1300cc engine (1.3 litre)
  • 5 door hatchback

Living Features:

  • Nationwide hires baby seats suitable for 1-2 year olds and booster seats for 3-5 year olds. By law, children under the age of five must be restrained in a baby or booster seat. Child seats are NZ$40.00 for the whole hire.

General Information:

  • Free transfers from airports, train stations, ferry terminals and hotels/motels (within 10km of branches).
  • Car rental branches near every international and most domestic airports.
  • Please note a 2% (Amex 4%) credit card surcharge is applicable to credit or debit card payments processed at pick up or drop off

Additional Notes:

WDK Toyota Corolla (or similar)

WDK Toyota Corolla (or similar) - 2003+
These vehicles are perfect for those visiting New Zealand whilst travelling on a budget. The Toyota, Mitsubishi and Nissan cars are well maintained and, with unlimited kilometres and 24 hour freephone assistance included with the hire, you can tour with confidence. A good backpacker option.Compulsory insurance is additional.



Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • 1300 - 1600cc engine (1.3 - 1.6 litre)
  • 4 door
  • Power steering

General Information:

  • Compulsory Standard Insurance: $14.00 per day with an excess/bond of NZ $750 for drivers over 25 years (NZ$1000 for drivers of 21 to 24 years).
  • We offer complimentary transfers between airport and depot.
  • A Wendekreisen vehicle must not be driven on Skippers Road (Queenstown), Ninety Mile Beach (Northland), Ball Hut Road (Mt. Cook) and North of Colville Township (Coromandel Peninsula). All other public roads are permitted throughout New Zealand.
  • A valid national drivers licence is required. National drivers licences which are not in English need to be presented in conjunction with an official translation or valid international drivers licence. The minimum drivers age is 21 years.

Additional Notes:

Included in Hire:Nationwide Road assistance, 24 hour free phone available. No extra charge for additional drivers. Unlimited KM , G.S.T. & Diesel Tax. One way Hires between Auckland & Christchurch.
Jucy Styla

Jucy Styla - 2010

STYLA is the new kid on the JUCY block, and it's a show-stopper. Perfect for cruising the country or zipping through the town, it's a 2010 mid-sized hatch with a surprisingly spacious interior to fit all your buddies and bags. It handles well and is a safe-ride, heavy on style but light on your pocket with an economical diesel engine.




Main Features:

Vehicle Features:

  • Air Conditioning
  • CD Player
  • FM Radio
  • Power Steering
  • ABS Brakes
  • Central Locking
  • Air Bags
  • Cruise Control

General Information:

  • ALL BOOKINGS GET A 2 FOR 1 VOUCHER FOR A MILFORD SOUND CRUISE ON CRUISING MILFORD LIMITED. Exclusive Offer: 2 for 1 Milford Sound Cruise.
  • Voucher is valid only on the Milford Sound Cruise operated by Cruising Milford Sound Ltd.
  • Specific dates and exclusion periods may apply
  • Voucher and JUCY keyring must be shown to obtain discount
  • JUCY CHARGE A CREDIT CARD ADMIN FEE ON THE BALANCE AFTER THE DEPOSIT IS PAID TO FRESH RENTALS. FOR AMEX THIS IS 4% AND FOR VISA AND MASTERCARD 2%.

Additional Notes:

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