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South IslandCanterburyChristchurch

Renting Nice Cars to Nice People

We are possibly the most highly recommended rental car company in NZ. Well over half of our business comes from returning customers and their friends and family.

Due to the time we spend on each rental - making sure our cars are maintained and presented to the highest of standards (for example even treating all glass surface with water repellent) - we are not able to do short rentals. We have a minimum rental period of 7 days (and more during summer and over the Christmas Holidays). Exception is of course made for our regulars.

We are based in Christchurch and mainly do Christchurch to Christchurch rentals.

We do our best to help make your holiday a fantastic one. We provide without charge, free rental of NZ mobile phones, NZ SIM cards (data capable), plenty of maps, tourist brochures, child seats and many other items. In winter, we have snow chains and ski/snowboard racks for a fixed per rental charge and will even demonstrate how they work.

In addition to renting out GPS navigation devices, we are one of the very first two companies in NZ renting out mobile internet devices (for those who need internet connection wherever they are, even in the car). These devices act as personal WiFi Hotspots wherever there is mobile phone reception. We charge a small rental charge and whatever the phone company charge for data.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Contact

Email: nz@anzed.co.nz

Website: Anzed Rentals

Phone: 0800 8ANZED (0800 826933) - from inside NZ only

Phone (intl): +64 3 3602933

Mobile: +64 21 047 3508

Operating Times: We are open 7 days a week but only by appointment during weekends. Weekdays are generally 8.30am to 5pm with after hours by appointment only.

273 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 21.

Patrick Campos's avatar

Patrick Campos

Philippines

Ranking: 10/10

Overall, I would say that my experience with Anzed Rentals was very memorable and great. Having a human element definitely makes things better. No need to think twice before recommending Anzed to others.

Starting with the rental inquiry, Vaughan and his wife already proactively reaches out to their customer. This time, as it was our first time going to NZ, we definitely bombarded them with questions from what car to actually get, how about additional drivers, the need for snow chains, any other suggested places to go, etc.. Here Vaughan was very accommodating and always responds in a timely manner. Already from this interaction we can already see the level of service that they provide and so we are sold to continue with our car rental with Anzed.

For the SUV we got the Jeep Compass, we were fetched from the airport by Mary, since Vaughan was a on a trip during that time, then we went to their garage to have the documents arranged. During this time we were offered again if we want to take any of the stuff that they let the renters borrow like chillers, bottles, rice cooker, etc. Of course we got the chiller for food storage to be used for the daily driving to be done. Giving the car back was easy as well as Vaughan went to the place we were staying even though it is already around 9pm on a weekend to pick up the car, also here I mentioned that we would like to get a smaller car after one day which he already arranged for us.

For the small car we got the Mazda Demio, we again were fetched from the place we were staying which I believe is already quite far, then arrange the documents back at their garage. He also took us around the city for a bit telling the story of what happened during the big earthquakes. When returning the car, we just drove it back to the garage then Vaughan drove us to the airport.

The cars we got, albeit not the latest or fancy, are very well maintained and was pleasure to drive along the nice roads through the South Island. Till next time!!

Reviewed 21 days ago

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Christian Knigge

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I spent 4 months in New Zealand in the first half of 2018, since I was able to visit the University of Canterbury for a semester under their Erskine Fellowship programme. We were keen to have an inexpensive, but clean and reliable rental car for the entire period. Since this was going to be a significant investment, we did a lot of internet research and found that Anzed Rentals had not just the best prices for long-term rentals, but also by far the best customer reviews of any car rental company. We therefore decided to go with them, and we were not disappointed.

From the off, Vaughan was excellent in all of his communications with us, responding very promptly and helpfully to email enquiries. We spent most of our time living in Christchurch, but also went on two extended road trips. The first, longer one was a 2.5-week tour around the South Island. The car we had settled on as ideal for Christchurch was an older model Nissan Demio. However, we were a little concerned about using this for our long road trip, since the boot space in this car has no cover, so our suitcases would be visible. When we mentioned this, Vaughan offered to let us us a different (more expensive) car with a covered boot for the trip, at no extra cost! He also offered to provide camping gear etc for our trip (again, all for free), and was fantastic in picking us up from the airport on arrival and dropping us off there again on the day of our departure. On top of this, he came into the office especially for us early on a Saturday at the beginning of our second road trip, in order to make sure we had snow chains and knew how to use them.

The bottom line is that we can't recommend Anzed highly enough. They really are fantastic -- they offer brilliant value for money, and their customer service is in a completely different league from your standard large-chain car rental companies. We'll definitely use them again if we return to NZ.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you so much for your review and kind words Christian, it was lovely to meet you both, a pleasure to meet your needs and assist you to enjoy our beautiful country. I am so pleased you will have fond memories of your time here and do look forward to meeting you again one day. We also look forward to meeting family and friends as they come to 'Middle Earth' and experience the difference.
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Emma Markwell

Ranking: 10/10

The best car hire experience I've ever had. As well as a great car and no insurance issues, Vaughan threw in a thermos and chilly bin (esky/cooler)! Vaughan also gave great travel advice, and I visited several great places not on my original plan thanks to his tips.
I also hired some camping gear from Anzed, which made the trip pretty easy too. Thanks so much, I can't recommend you highly enough.

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Nell B's avatar

Nell B

Ranking: 10/10

Anzed Rentals was the perfect choice for us. They delivered very personal service from first contact until they dropped us off at our airport hotel in Christchurch! They were easy to contact and communicate with both prior to and during our trip. They even provided links to "driving in New Zealand" rules and tips to prepare us for the driving on the left-hand side of the road experience! Beach chairs and a cooler were also included. We found them accommodating, pleasant and helpful. We had a 2009 Subaru Outback station wagon which was a good model both for hauling gear, and for driving on the winding roads. Highly recommended!

Reviewed 5 months ago

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Bruce

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service and a great car (AWD Subaru Legacy) . Many thanks to Vaughan for going beyond the expected and helping with advice and equipment for a camping based tour. If you want personal service and excellent vehicles look no further.

Reviewed 5 months ago

sohhooi tan's avatar

sohhooi tan

Malaysia

Ranking: 10/10

Vaughan and Jill are wonderful warm people. They're most helpful and made sure we had all we needed for our first trip in New Zealand. We rented the Nissan Tiida for our 2-week holiday. The car was spotless and soooo clean; easy handling too. Ying and I can't thank you enough for providing us a reliable car for our dream holiday and we'll definitely contact you again for our future visit.
[apologies for writing this review late]

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in November 2017

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Christy Ong

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

Jill & Vaughan have been absolutely helpful throughout the whole booking, collection and return process :) It has been a most pleasant experience, the start of an incredible road trip in NZ, meeting great people and experiencing (fortunately) great weather. Their service was impeccable - we had delightful encounters with their eight-year-old daughter & Vaughan's mum who gave us great advice on the most value-for-money supermarket, which kept our trip pocket-friendly. Not to forget useful tips on road safety/ signs, how to navigate steep slopes and the list of activities (including the countdown party that we went to at the end of our trip) happening in Christchurch, etc.

The car served us well - it was spacious and comfortable in housing all our luggage and camping essentials as we moved from one accomodation to another, often adding on to the load as we go.

We highly recommend Anzed car rental because of the awesome service!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Erin Marsh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The process of renting through anzed was great from beginning to end. Vaughn and Gill who run the business are very friendly and helpful. Communication was great before our trip.
They picked us up from the airport and gave us lots of tips when picking up the car. We had a cool box and mobile for our trip, free of charge, which was very useful.
We rented a Nissan tiida for 2 weeks and was perfect for just two people and plenty of room for two large suitcases and other bags in the boot.
We had one issue with our tyre but they were easy to get hold of and give us advice.

We wish Vaughn and Gill luck in their new venture. This will be a great friendly business, much better than the bigger companies. We will highly recommend to friends in the future.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Filip Ausmaa

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I had the pleasure of renting a car for three weeks from Anzed. We have rented cars from many different companies in many different parts of the world, and never had a better experience than with Anzed. From communication before the travel date, to the (very early) pick-up from the airport and all through the rental time to the date we left, Jill & Vaughan were just great.

It was the most personal experience I've had with a rental company and I would recommend Anzed to anyone.

Reviewed 7 months ago

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Gisle Gisle

Norway

Ranking: 10/10

New owner, but the same good service. Se you next year!

Reviewed 7 months ago

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TM Woo

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

We rented 2 cars from Anzed Rentals for a family of 9. Although Vaughan has just taken over the business from Ted, he's been very helpful to us. Jill And Vaughan arranged for us to be picked up from the airport and dropped us off after we returned the cars. They also lent us the mobile phones with nz SIM card (although we have to pay for the charges incurred on the SIM), cooler box and baby chairs without charging extra rental! The cars were also well maintained, giving us an enjoyable ride around South island. Thanks Jill and Vaughan for the lovely experience!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Rankers works with a local (NZ owned) car rental booking agent, so our customers receive the best service, at the best price.

Simply enter your details and choose the best quote from major car rental companies in NZ.

No booking fees, lowest price guarantee and Rankers will be with you all the way with our own local advice.

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Stephen Bates

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a Nissan Tilda from Anzed Car Rentals (after researching car rental companies in Christchurch) Vaughan (the Owner) picked us up from the airport and delivered us back to our airport hotel when we left 2 weeks later.
We chose Anzed as they were highly rated in reviews, the reviews weren't wrong. The car was a few years old,as we expected, but clean and mechanically sound. The price couldn't be beaten. Vaugn also loaned us a New Zealand mobile phone with sim, a cool box with chilly pack, maps and tons of really useful advice. He, his wife and mother who were helping out with the business couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
They helped to make our tour of the South Island straightforward and hassle free. I would highly reccommend them.

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in November 2017

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Robert Clites

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Highly recommend Anzed rentals. Vaughan was quick to pick us up from the airport, smoothly got us setup with a reliable, clean car and was just as easy to deal with at the end of the trip. All of his wonderful, personal service came at a rate that was competitive with the big companies. Highly recommend seeing Anzed for all your rental needs in the Christchurch area!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Rankers works with a local (NZ owned) car rental booking agent, so our customers receive the best service, at the best price.

Simply enter your details and choose the best quote from major car rental companies in NZ.

No booking fees, lowest price guarantee and Rankers will be with you all the way with our own local advice.

Rental Cars bookings…  Compare and Book Rental Cars  … best service, best price!

273 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 21.

Patrick Campos's avatar

Patrick Campos

Philippines

Ranking: 10/10

Overall, I would say that my experience with Anzed Rentals was very memorable and great. Having a human element definitely makes things better. No need to think twice before recommending Anzed to others.

Starting with the rental inquiry, Vaughan and his wife already proactively reaches out to their customer. This time, as it was our first time going to NZ, we definitely bombarded them with questions from what car to actually get, how about additional drivers, the need for snow chains, any other suggested places to go, etc.. Here Vaughan was very accommodating and always responds in a timely manner. Already from this interaction we can already see the level of service that they provide and so we are sold to continue with our car rental with Anzed.

For the SUV we got the Jeep Compass, we were fetched from the airport by Mary, since Vaughan was a on a trip during that time, then we went to their garage to have the documents arranged. During this time we were offered again if we want to take any of the stuff that they let the renters borrow like chillers, bottles, rice cooker, etc. Of course we got the chiller for food storage to be used for the daily driving to be done. Giving the car back was easy as well as Vaughan went to the place we were staying even though it is already around 9pm on a weekend to pick up the car, also here I mentioned that we would like to get a smaller car after one day which he already arranged for us.

For the small car we got the Mazda Demio, we again were fetched from the place we were staying which I believe is already quite far, then arrange the documents back at their garage. He also took us around the city for a bit telling the story of what happened during the big earthquakes. When returning the car, we just drove it back to the garage then Vaughan drove us to the airport.

The cars we got, albeit not the latest or fancy, are very well maintained and was pleasure to drive along the nice roads through the South Island. Till next time!!

Reviewed 21 days ago

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Christian Knigge's avatar

Christian Knigge

Ranking: 10/10

My wife and I spent 4 months in New Zealand in the first half of 2018, since I was able to visit the University of Canterbury for a semester under their Erskine Fellowship programme. We were keen to have an inexpensive, but clean and reliable rental car for the entire period. Since this was going to be a significant investment, we did a lot of internet research and found that Anzed Rentals had not just the best prices for long-term rentals, but also by far the best customer reviews of any car rental company. We therefore decided to go with them, and we were not disappointed.

From the off, Vaughan was excellent in all of his communications with us, responding very promptly and helpfully to email enquiries. We spent most of our time living in Christchurch, but also went on two extended road trips. The first, longer one was a 2.5-week tour around the South Island. The car we had settled on as ideal for Christchurch was an older model Nissan Demio. However, we were a little concerned about using this for our long road trip, since the boot space in this car has no cover, so our suitcases would be visible. When we mentioned this, Vaughan offered to let us us a different (more expensive) car with a covered boot for the trip, at no extra cost! He also offered to provide camping gear etc for our trip (again, all for free), and was fantastic in picking us up from the airport on arrival and dropping us off there again on the day of our departure. On top of this, he came into the office especially for us early on a Saturday at the beginning of our second road trip, in order to make sure we had snow chains and knew how to use them.

The bottom line is that we can't recommend Anzed highly enough. They really are fantastic -- they offer brilliant value for money, and their customer service is in a completely different league from your standard large-chain car rental companies. We'll definitely use them again if we return to NZ.

Reviewed 2 months ago

Anzed Rentals responds:

Thank you so much for your review and kind words Christian, it was lovely to meet you both, a pleasure to meet your needs and assist you to enjoy our beautiful country. I am so pleased you will have fond memories of your time here and do look forward to meeting you again one day. We also look forward to meeting family and friends as they come to 'Middle Earth' and experience the difference.
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Emma Markwell's avatar

Emma Markwell

Ranking: 10/10

The best car hire experience I've ever had. As well as a great car and no insurance issues, Vaughan threw in a thermos and chilly bin (esky/cooler)! Vaughan also gave great travel advice, and I visited several great places not on my original plan thanks to his tips.
I also hired some camping gear from Anzed, which made the trip pretty easy too. Thanks so much, I can't recommend you highly enough.

Reviewed 5 months ago

Rankers works with a local (NZ owned) car rental booking agent, so our customers receive the best service, at the best price.

Simply enter your details and choose the best quote from major car rental companies in NZ.

No booking fees, lowest price guarantee and Rankers will be with you all the way with our own local advice.

Rental Cars bookings…  Compare and Book Rental Cars  … best service, best price!

Nell B's avatar

Nell B

Ranking: 10/10

Anzed Rentals was the perfect choice for us. They delivered very personal service from first contact until they dropped us off at our airport hotel in Christchurch! They were easy to contact and communicate with both prior to and during our trip. They even provided links to "driving in New Zealand" rules and tips to prepare us for the driving on the left-hand side of the road experience! Beach chairs and a cooler were also included. We found them accommodating, pleasant and helpful. We had a 2009 Subaru Outback station wagon which was a good model both for hauling gear, and for driving on the winding roads. Highly recommended!

Reviewed 5 months ago

Bruce's avatar

Bruce

Ranking: 10/10

Excellent service and a great car (AWD Subaru Legacy) . Many thanks to Vaughan for going beyond the expected and helping with advice and equipment for a camping based tour. If you want personal service and excellent vehicles look no further.

Reviewed 5 months ago

sohhooi tan's avatar

sohhooi tan

Malaysia

Ranking: 10/10

Vaughan and Jill are wonderful warm people. They're most helpful and made sure we had all we needed for our first trip in New Zealand. We rented the Nissan Tiida for our 2-week holiday. The car was spotless and soooo clean; easy handling too. Ying and I can't thank you enough for providing us a reliable car for our dream holiday and we'll definitely contact you again for our future visit.
[apologies for writing this review late]

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in November 2017

Christy Ong's avatar

Christy Ong

Singapore

Ranking: 10/10

Jill & Vaughan have been absolutely helpful throughout the whole booking, collection and return process :) It has been a most pleasant experience, the start of an incredible road trip in NZ, meeting great people and experiencing (fortunately) great weather. Their service was impeccable - we had delightful encounters with their eight-year-old daughter & Vaughan's mum who gave us great advice on the most value-for-money supermarket, which kept our trip pocket-friendly. Not to forget useful tips on road safety/ signs, how to navigate steep slopes and the list of activities (including the countdown party that we went to at the end of our trip) happening in Christchurch, etc.

The car served us well - it was spacious and comfortable in housing all our luggage and camping essentials as we moved from one accomodation to another, often adding on to the load as we go.

We highly recommend Anzed car rental because of the awesome service!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Erin Marsh's avatar

Erin Marsh

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

The process of renting through anzed was great from beginning to end. Vaughn and Gill who run the business are very friendly and helpful. Communication was great before our trip.
They picked us up from the airport and gave us lots of tips when picking up the car. We had a cool box and mobile for our trip, free of charge, which was very useful.
We rented a Nissan tiida for 2 weeks and was perfect for just two people and plenty of room for two large suitcases and other bags in the boot.
We had one issue with our tyre but they were easy to get hold of and give us advice.

We wish Vaughn and Gill luck in their new venture. This will be a great friendly business, much better than the bigger companies. We will highly recommend to friends in the future.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Filip Ausmaa's avatar

Filip Ausmaa

Sweden

Ranking: 10/10

My partner and I had the pleasure of renting a car for three weeks from Anzed. We have rented cars from many different companies in many different parts of the world, and never had a better experience than with Anzed. From communication before the travel date, to the (very early) pick-up from the airport and all through the rental time to the date we left, Jill & Vaughan were just great.

It was the most personal experience I've had with a rental company and I would recommend Anzed to anyone.

Reviewed 7 months ago

Award-1-24px Congratulations Anzed Rentals

Top Ranked NZ Awards 2016 Rental Cars Winner

Gisle Gisle's avatar

Gisle Gisle

Norway

Ranking: 10/10

New owner, but the same good service. Se you next year!

Reviewed 7 months ago

TM Woo's avatar

TM Woo

Singapore

Ranking: 9/10

We rented 2 cars from Anzed Rentals for a family of 9. Although Vaughan has just taken over the business from Ted, he's been very helpful to us. Jill And Vaughan arranged for us to be picked up from the airport and dropped us off after we returned the cars. They also lent us the mobile phones with nz SIM card (although we have to pay for the charges incurred on the SIM), cooler box and baby chairs without charging extra rental! The cars were also well maintained, giving us an enjoyable ride around South island. Thanks Jill and Vaughan for the lovely experience!

Reviewed 7 months ago

Rankers works with a local (NZ owned) car rental booking agent, so our customers receive the best service, at the best price.

Simply enter your details and choose the best quote from major car rental companies in NZ.

No booking fees, lowest price guarantee and Rankers will be with you all the way with our own local advice.

Rental Cars bookings…  Compare and Book Rental Cars  … best service, best price!

Stephen Bates's avatar

Stephen Bates

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

We hired a Nissan Tilda from Anzed Car Rentals (after researching car rental companies in Christchurch) Vaughan (the Owner) picked us up from the airport and delivered us back to our airport hotel when we left 2 weeks later.
We chose Anzed as they were highly rated in reviews, the reviews weren't wrong. The car was a few years old,as we expected, but clean and mechanically sound. The price couldn't be beaten. Vaugn also loaned us a New Zealand mobile phone with sim, a cool box with chilly pack, maps and tons of really useful advice. He, his wife and mother who were helping out with the business couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.
They helped to make our tour of the South Island straightforward and hassle free. I would highly reccommend them.

Reviewed 7 months ago and experienced in November 2017

Robert Clites's avatar

Robert Clites

United States

Ranking: 10/10

Highly recommend Anzed rentals. Vaughan was quick to pick us up from the airport, smoothly got us setup with a reliable, clean car and was just as easy to deal with at the end of the trip. All of his wonderful, personal service came at a rate that was competitive with the big companies. Highly recommend seeing Anzed for all your rental needs in the Christchurch area!

Reviewed 8 months ago

Rankers works with a local (NZ owned) car rental booking agent, so our customers receive the best service, at the best price.

Simply enter your details and choose the best quote from major car rental companies in NZ.

No booking fees, lowest price guarantee and Rankers will be with you all the way with our own local advice.

Rental Cars bookings…  Compare and Book Rental Cars  … best service, best price!