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Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

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Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

Is it best to organise car hire from Australia before we leave or hire a car once we arrive in Auckland? We are staying in Auckland City for a few days before moving about. What suggestions do people have re getting the best deal for car hire - we will be travelling about the North Island (only) from 26 September to 5 October 2011?

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1. Re: Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

It will be essential to book your car before you arrive (and probably ASAP), as that period is in the middle of the Rugby World Cup, so NZ will be a busy place. many rental car companies could be sold out.

Try all the usual places suggested on TA for good deals:

APEX

ACE

JUCY

YOURWAY

Which company you choose will also depend very much on what type of car you want.

I would never recommend getting the absolute cheapest deal, as you get what you pay for (age & quality of car)

All the companies above have good deals on late model cars (2006 & newer), in my opinion you are better going for one of these late model cars rather than a budget vehicle that might by 10-12 years old.

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2. Re: Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

Thanks Andychef

We were thinking of going with Ace but would have preferred a company with after hours service at the airport. Might just keep with them.

Thanks, Wendy

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3. Re: Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

Ace do leave cars at the airport, so there is a sort of after hours service - you just pick the keys up at the information centre, pay the (steep) parking fee and away you go.

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4. Re: Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

Thanks DE. I will check this out.

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5. Re: Best deals for Car Hire on North Island - Auckland

Ive had good service and experiences with hiring vehicles from both Thrifty, and Rent a Dent. While Thrifty are based at the airport, Rent a Dent collected me from international arrivals as their base is located within the industrial area surrounding the airport perimeter.

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