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North IslandAuckland RegionAuckland

NZ's Best Value Car Rentals

NZ Discount Car Rentals Delivers The Best Value Rental Vehicles In New Zealand
We are allied with one of Auckland's biggest, oldest and most respected used car importers, Mike Vinsen Motors, who have been an important part of the New Zealand car industry for over 32 years.Our NZ car rentals have been operating as a separate company since 2007, however we have held a rental License since 1980.

Our Vehicles Are Of The Highest Quality
All of our vehicles are of the highest quality and have undergone comprehensive NZ Land Transport Safety Authority checks. We are licensed by the NZ Land Transport Safety Authority as a rental operator and we also have associate rental companys in Rarotonga, Island Car & Bike Hire and Rarotonga Rentals.

NZ Discount Car Rentals is a member of the Rental Vehicle Association of New Zealand. The Association's Code of Ethics seeks to maintain the standards of ethical trading of members by imposing a Code of Conduct on its members in respect of safety, service and advertising.

We Are Friendly, Efficient And Flexible
If you decide a different class of vehicle is more suitable, we can change your vehicle with the minimum of paperwork and time wasted. Please feel free to make any enquiries or requests on the enquiry form located on our Contact Us page.

We are open 7 days a week, and can make your rental vehicle available to pick up 24/7. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email: booking@nzdcr.co.nz

Website: NZ Discount Car Rentals

Phone: 0800 1795 1795

Phone (intl): (+64) 9 275 4085

Auckland Address:
2 Doncaster St Airport Oaks Mangere


33 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 3.

Kim Smith's avatar

Kim Smith


Ranking: 10/10

We couldn’t recommend NZ Discount Car Rentals highly enough.

After reading some of the astoundingly poor reviews about the “Big Boy” hire companies on this site I decided to go with NZ Discount Car Rentals as they were reasonably priced, and more importantly, were given a very good ranking. And boy were we please we did. The staff were very welcoming and helpful, the hire car was near new, immaculate and did not give us any trouble, it went like a dream. The staff were also extremely accommodating, picking us up from a nearby hotel and then dropping us of at the airport after our stay in NZ.

I would be extremely happy to recommend NZ Discount Car Rentals to anyone, in fact I wish more companies were like this one. They delivered exactly what they said they would.

Reviewed 8 months ago

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Graeme Farmer


Ranking: 10/10

You cannot beat this company for car rentals in New Zealand. All the team are great but Jo Bolton is the jewel in the crown. She waves her magic wand and any and all difficulties just disappear. Best value, perfect service all round.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in January 2016

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Mark Ma

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

They made the whole process as easy as possible. The reception is on site close to the airport, which eased the transaction. The car was clean and unproblematic.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Lixia Ren

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Highly recommend NZ Discount Car Rentals. The price is so cheap, nearly as half as other big companies. To my surprise, the car is clean and in good condition. The customer service is also excellent.They are pretty nice and patient. Happy experience!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in May 2016

Elaine Yang's avatar

Elaine Yang

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

perfect customer services, perfect cars, perfect rental experience.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Gerbrand Smidt's avatar

Gerbrand Smidt


Ranking: 10/10

I had no issues with the car (Toyota Passo) or rental company.

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in March 2016

Ray Freeman's avatar

Ray Freeman

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

I hired a car from NZDCR, 2/02/2016 until the 20/03/206. I have used them five years running so far, always for seven or more weeks. Always very pleased with the cars, the price, and the service I get from Jo and her team, nothing is too much trouble for them. They can't be beaten on price I can assure you, believe me as I have tried all of them in the past. I drove 4500 kms and the car, a Toyota OPA, was excellent and no trouble at all, didn't use a drop of oil or water. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Reviewed almost 2 years ago

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Alan Casey

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

They say that the people make an organisation, and I know that to be true as I work in the field. The Manager of NZDCR is THE BEST that I have EVER encountered ANYWHERE in ANY hire car firm IN THE WORLD. Other businesses should look to Jo to understand how you deal with customers that are having problems unrelated to their car hire. We will be moving to the UK soon and I only wish that I could take Jo with me to get her to handle our hire car in London. Sadly, it won't happen.
Oh, and we hired a car. Sometimes when you hire a discount car, there's a nagging doubt about what you're going to get. We've loved the Vitz that we've had. Runs like a dream, carries half a barn of luggage, and runs on the smell of an oily rag.
My only wish is that I could leave this review as a video referral so you can see how genuine it is. Use NZ Discount Car Rentals.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

John Calder's avatar

John Calder


Ranking: 10/10

This is a great little gem of a company. The rates are half what the big names charge. The car was superb, and ran like new despite being 9 years old. Staff are friendly, efficient, and patient with us foreigners. We will be back when we need a car again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Mike's avatar


United States

Ranking: 10/10

I've been in NZ for over six months and Jo and her team took care of any issues promptly and courteously. The cars are always clean when you pick them up and you can count on a reliable experience. We had to use a different company on the west coast because NZDCR didn't have an office there. The other guys didn't care for their cars or there customers. When we had an issue and called, nothing happened. Jo and her team are exactly opposite dedicated to their customer's satisfaction. If you think the prices and service are too good to be true, they are not at NZDCR. If you don't mind a used car that is clean, reliable, MUCH less expensive and backed by great service, call Jo and NZDCR!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Derek's avatar



Ranking: 8/10

Very well organised and friendly staff. Emails were always responded to promptly when booking
I am not good at remembering names but from the Welsh lady who answered the phone when we arrived to the guys in the office who collected and dropped us off and helped load and unload the baggage, I was very impressed with the service. The car was perfect for our needs. Would recommend if starting adn finishing in Auckland. Thank you!

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Greg Ross's avatar

Greg Ross


Ranking: 9/10

As most travellers know, rental cars are often horrendously expensive, before going on our two week trip to New Zealand in February 2015, I checked on the internet for quotes. The usual big names had plenty of choice of vehicles, but the charges were astronomical – 12 days with no excess insurance was going to cost anywhere from NZ$1,000 - $1,500 even in a small car. By the way, rental car companies don’t have insurance, they usually carry their own. Seasoned travellers know to do a ‘No Excess’ package – usually about $15.00 per day, otherwise you’ll probably see an extra $500- $1,000+ (or even worse - there are hideous tales!) suddenly come off your credit card a week after you get home, for ‘damage.’ New Zealand rental companies even have a clause specifying under body damage! This could possibly include stone chips from the multitude of road works! Not as silly as it sounds, even on suburban streets, Kiwi road builders use coarse blue metal gravel and they don’t bother sweeping it up when they go home at night, so beware! NZ drives on the left, as per Australia, Japan and the UK.

We got an excellent deal from a small rental company called NZ Discount Car Rentals www.nzdcr.co.nz They offer three to six year old cars, often Japanese imports, for very reasonable rates. We hired something called a Nissan Note? I’d never heard of the model either! It was about four years old, with 83,000kms on the clock, a few scratches on it, auto, air conditioned, economical and perfect for two people. All up, the cost was $577.00AUS for 12 days, unlimited mileage, transfers to and from the airport and the all-important ‘No Excess.’
They don’t actually have a ‘shop front’ at the airport terminal, but arrange for you to be picked up from your flight and drop you back to the airport, from their depot a couple of kilometres away.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago

Robert Warner's avatar

Robert Warner

United States

Ranking: 10/10

We had excellent service from New Zealand Discount Car Rentals, and they saved us about 20-25% over major rental agencies. We rented cars through them for weeks 1 and 7 of our trip, and were in an RV the rest of the time.

Granted, their cars have a few miles on them, but they're well-maintained. No problems with either car.

They are not far from the airport, and have prompt pickup and dropoff service. They even took us to where we needed to pick up our RV for the second leg of our visit.

My wife lost her cellphone during the trip, and left Jo's card from NZDCR. Jo was most helpful in assisting with the communication regarding the return of the phone when it was found.

We will visit New Zealand again, and we will be contacting NZDCR for our car.

Reviewed almost 3 years ago