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Economy Rent a Car car hire prices in Queenstown

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Reviews for Economy Rent a Car in Queenstown


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Pros:Friendly guys working there.Cons:It wasn't clear to me that Economy does business as Scotties in Queenstown. Wasn't a big deal, but I was confused about where to wait for the van.Reviewed 23 Mar 2017
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Scottie's New ZealandPros:We needed a late arrival and Scottie's was accommodating although a little confusing. The car was right where they said it would be and was clean and ran well.Cons:We swung by the office the next day to handle the paperwork. The office was open but no employees so we returned the following day to handle it. Glad we had been in town the extra day and our accommodations were near their office.Reviewed 5 Mar 2017
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Long chain of companies, dirty carPros:The car I ended up with was a hybridCons:Economy Rent a Car (ERaC) turns out to be more of a broker and contracts other rental companies to provide cars. I arrive in Queenstown where I'm supposed to pick up my car at the terminal, but there is no counter for ERaC. I call the number, but I've been provided their Auckland number, and they tell me I have to call their Queenstown number. It's cold and rainy and I'm making phone calls instead of getting in my car. ERaC Queenstown inform me my car is provided by Scotty's and I have to call them. Scotty's says they are overbooked but they have arranged for another company, Hitch, to provide a car. A Hitch rep calls me and tells me to wait at the commercial car park. I wait. And wait. Then wait some more. A guy comes over and collects some other travelers. Now feeling quite cold, I message the driver and he asks where I am. After a while the guy who recently collected passengers comes over, he's apparently my driver. Turns out there are two commercial car parks and I'm at the 'wrong' one. Nu-huh, signs say otherwise. Now we ride for 10 mins to their office, a makeshift shack in a dirt parking lot. I wait for 25 minutes while he handles the other customers, talks on the phone and directs his staff. So, he doesn't have the car type I reserved but immediately offers to upsell me to a Prius. At this time I've been wasting my precious time in Queenstown and I want to get going, so I accept his offer. It's an extra USD50, but I figure I'll offset some of that with the Prius' better gas mileage. Turns out it's a six or so years old car with 70,000 miles on it, it's dirty and with plenty of nicks and scuffs and a big stain in the trunk. I can live with that, but asks if he has another compact car which is what I reserved. No, but he can give me a smaller car for the same price...I take the Prius. Later I notice that the tires are worn (unsafe in rain) and there is some smear on the inside of the windshield that causes a glare in the sun and other marks on the windows and windshield, similar to what car dealers do to write the price and year etc. It also has a Japanese language audio unit and the trip meter etc is also in Japanese. That's fine if you speak Japanese, but the majority of people visiting New Zealand don't, including me. It also makes a loud beep every time you start the car. The car lacks cruise control. However, the car didn't break down, it got good gas mileage and despite plenty of wet weather I didn't hydroplane with the worn tires. But I'll never use Economy Rent a Car again.Reviewed 20 Jan 2017
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Great vacation vehiclePros:Great staff. Excellent service. Reliable car. The vehicle contributed to a great vacation .Reviewed 16 Sep 2016
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Where can I find Economy Rent a Car hire cars in Queenstown?


121 Glenda Dr, Frankton


+64 800 736 825

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Top tips for hiring a car from Economy Rent a Car in Queenstown

  • Economy car hire from Economy Rent a Car in Queenstown are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average.

FAQs about hiring a car from Economy Rent a Car in Queenstown

  • What is the most popular car hire from Economy Rent a Car in Queenstown?

    Economy (Suzuki Swift or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type from Economy Rent a Car in Queenstown.

  • How many car hire locations does Economy Rent a Car have in Queenstown?

    Economy Rent a Car has 1 hire location in Queenstown. Take a look at our Economy Rent a Car hire location map to find the best car hire near you.

  • Does Economy Rent a Car have a car hire location at the airport: Queenstown Intl airport (ZQN)?


  • Does Economy Rent a Car offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Queenstown Intl airport (ZQN)?