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1. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

We need to hire a car for 5 days when in NZ in Jan 07 - from Picton drop off in Christchurch. Can anyone recommend? Im finding a lot of companies only hire for 7 days minimum. Also what is the cost of fuel in NZ comparable to that in the UK.

Cheers

Heather

2. Posted by Fern1 (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

The cost in metrics is averaging around $1.75 per litre, = $7.88 gallon. Have you tried "Rent a Dent' they did at one time hire out on a daily basis.The name belies their cars.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 20, 2006 3:03 PM by Fern1 ]

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Thanks -will check them out - good news on the fuel though about 30-40p a litre cheaper in UK which is good

4. Posted by Fern1 (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

Glad to help, good luck and enjoy your stay.

5. Posted by Fern1 (Full Member 53 posts) 10y

P.S. they have just dropped the price by 4 cents litre,but anything can happen between June-January.

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

This is true but the extorinate pricing of fuel in the UK means it will still likely be cheaper than what we pay here (although l dont know what lm talking about - l have a company car and pay around £10 a month for fuel!!!!)