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So what's important for you?

 

Different strokes for different folks….

Do you choose on sensible stuff like comfort, luggage space, economy, (maybe)….or more indulgent ones like luxury, handling and powwwwerrrrr? (Oh yes!)

Just click the buttons below to compare how we rank all our cars on some key rental criteria.

The 2 best cars for that category are shown just under the chart.

 

 

Character

OK it’s a very personal rating , but it’s that combination of rarity, personality, and how special it makes you feel….

Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
MG BGT coupe
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Lexus SC430 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Mercedes SLK roadster
Saab 9-3 convertible
BMW 630 convertible
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch

Reliability

Not even new rental cars are perfect….an honest appraisal on the lack of issues or niggles ours have had reported. 

Lexus SC430 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
BMW 630 convertible
Jaguar XK8 convertible
MG BGT coupe
Mercedes SLK roadster
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Saab 9-3 convertible

Affordability

All our cars offer an affordable way of sampling rare treasures, but how much gets left in your travel chest?

Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Saab 9-3 convertible
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Mercedes SLK roadster
MG BGT coupe
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
BMW 630 convertible
Lexus SC430 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
Jaguar XK8 convertible

Safety

NCAP ratings, safety aids and modernity of design all contribute to a feeling of wellbeing.

Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
BMW 630 convertible
Lexus SC430 convertible
Mercedes SLK roadster
Saab 9-3 convertible
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Alfa Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Spider S2
MG BGT coupe

Performance

What’s right under the bonnet, how it reacts to your right foot, and how fast does it feel!

Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Lexus SC430 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Jaguar XK8 convertible
BMW 630 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Mercedes SLK roadster
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Saab 9-3 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
MG BGT coupe

Comfort

Sumptuousness of seats, surfeit of body space, suppleness of ride and suppression of noise all come into play here.

Lexus SC430 convertible
BMW 630 convertible
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Saab 9-3 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Mercedes SLK roadster
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
MG BGT coupe

Ease of Driving

Where’s that pedal, handbrake, car behind? Controls & design in some cars may be easier to click with than others.

Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
BMW 630 convertible
Lexus SC430 convertible
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Mercedes SLK roadster
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Saab 9-3 convertible
MG BGT coupe
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)

Economy

Need to have fun saving fuel? Not really our strong selling point to be honest but a couple will help….

Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Saab 9-3 convertible
BMW 630 convertible
Mercedes SLK roadster
MG BGT coupe
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Lexus SC430 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)

Luggage Space

How much space is behind the front seats, in the boot and when the roof is lowered – which if it can, you’ll want to! Assumes two people travelling.

Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
BMW 630 convertible
Saab 9-3 convertible
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
MG BGT coupe
Lexus SC430 convertible
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Mercedes SLK roadster
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)

Luxury

Luxury is rated on criteria quality of materials, ambiance, refinement, and how many electronic gadgets to play with!

Lexus SC430 convertible
BMW 630 convertible
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
Mercedes SLK roadster
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Saab 9-3 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
MG BGT coupe

Handling

Handling is rated on subjective criteria like chuck-ability, poise and how much fun is it to drive in a spirited fashion!

Mini John Cooper Works hatch
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (blue)
Mercedes SLK roadster
Alfa Romeo Spider V6 (silver)
MG BGT coupe
BMW 630 convertible
Alfa Romeo 147 Ti hatch
Saab 9-3 convertible
Jaguar XK8 convertible
Alfa Romeo 166 V6 saloon
Lexus SC430 convertible
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 (lemon 'n lime)
Alfa Romeo Spider S4 (red)

The Rare Gold Collection : normally $275 – $400 for the first 24 hours

Such exclusive premium marque rarities are only found for self drive hire in a handful of places in the world….and they won’t have the stunning New Zealand scenery and roads to enjoy them on. Superbly presented and thoroughly original, our creme de la creme of luxury Grand Tourers and iconic Sports Car convertibles await your indulgence. 

 

The Quick Silver Collection : normally $175 – $275 for the first 24 hours

Charismatic convertibles, racy roadsters and hot hatchbacks with the highest sporting pedigree, all designed to make your heart beat that little bit faster and truly enjoy our long and winding roads with. Responsive, stylish, speedy, yet practical, two lucky people can have some seriously engaging driving fun in any of these little beauties.

 

The Solid Bronze Collection : normally $75 – $175 for the first 24 hours

Offering space for four and superb value for money, these cars certainly still have both sporting character and pedigree, wrapped up in some very appealing well specified European designs. A highly refreshing and different from the yawn alternative to touring in your normal Toyota Corolla hire car or SUV….

 

 

Compare Car Features

Click the triangles to sort ascending/descending by a particular column heading.
CarModelDay 1 Peak RateAgeEngineTransmissionSeatsBody TypeLuggage CapacityRideNormal Base
Jaguar XK8 convertible for hire Nelson with closed roofJaguar XK8$37519964000ccAuto2ConvertibleExcellentBalancedNelson
Alfa Romeo Spider S2 RearAlfa Spider S2$34919752000ccManual2ConvertibleGoodBouncyNelson
Lexus SC430$32520054300ccAuto2ConvertibleAdequateComfortNelson
BMW 630$29920073000ccAuto4ConvertibleGoodBalancedNelson
Alfa Spider 3.2$27520093200ccAuto2ConvertibleAdequateBalancedNelson
Alfa Spider S4$25019932000ccManual2ConvertibleGoodBalancedNelson
Alfa Spider V6$22520013000ccManual2ConvertibleAdequateFirmNelson
MG BGT$19919721800ccManual2CoupeGoodBouncyNelson
Mercedes SLK$17519982300ccAuto2ConvertibleAdequateBalancedNelson
Mini JCW$14920081600ccManual4HatchbackAdequateFirmNelson
RentAClassic Saab 9-3 convertible head on Rabbit Island TasmanSaab 9-3$12519992000ccManual4ConvertibleGoodComfortChristchurch
Alfa 166$9920023000ccAuto4SaloonExcellentBalancedChristchurch
Alfa 147$7520062000ccAuto5HatchbackGoodBalancedNelson

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