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28 September 2020

Renting a car: what you'll pay

We compared prices of 13 rental car companies to see how they shape up.

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Valerie B.
22 Nov 2020
Pegasus excess

Pegasus excess appears to be $2500 now.

It would be good if Consumer could look at what specific other options for excess reduction are available. e.g. as mentioned by John K https://www.moneymaxim.co.uk/car-hire-excess-insurance ? any NZ based, at what cost?

William O.
09 Oct 2020
Pegasus Rental Happiness.

We have used Pegasus Rental Cars in ChCh for some 15 yrs. As we fly in to see family & friends quite regularly, it was convenient to either get picked up at the AP or drop in to pick up a car in their city depot. Their service & cars have always been great, with a a variety of models used, Nissan Sentra, & Corolla early on & lately Nissan Tiidas, 1.6. When I did a check hire with another budget company , I found the car was not as well prepared, & the service by staff a bit indifferent. Since returning to Pegasus, we were extremely well looked after, both before the hire & after. Their new depot is still handy to ChCh AP, but only a short 15min walk, or a shuttle pickup makes it convenient. Once we get back down there to visit family soon, after all this Covid -19 inconvenience, I'll be more than happy to preorder another car from them, online, pick it up & tour around again when we the Sth. Is. again.

S J Meredith
05 Oct 2020
Go Rentals

I use Go Rentals all the time. They make everything easy from booking to airport shuttle and pick up of the vehicle. They are always courteous and efficient and fast. Insurance excess reduction is usually about $20 per day on top of the rental. I haven't tried insuring a rental car with my own insurance company, I didn't realise you could do this!

B A S.
06 Feb 2021
Go Rentals have good rates for AA members

But just remember if you have a break down you may have to pay the callout fee upfront if you are in a rural area. far from the AA garage. Go Rentals include everything free for AA members and in our case the zero excess (for mechanical problems) was the most important. This may be a temporary offer.

Michele M.
04 Oct 2020
Own insurance

I haven't done this myself but surely you could buy your own insurance cover for a rental car from your own company?

Robert H.
03 Oct 2020
What about RaD

I have used Rad (used to be called Rent a Dent) and have found them competitive for price with slightly older cars

Sarah L.
04 Oct 2020
Rad Cars

I have used Rad Cars from Whangarei and found them to be great except there is no airport pickup

Brian L.
02 Nov 2020

RaD are brilliant. Cheap and the cars are pretty good.

John K.
03 Oct 2020
Good price for handy world wide insurance

We've used a UK car insurance company for all excess everywhere, including NZ, though not had to claim. Check out details with search: moneymaxim.