With the many different vehicles on offer here at Ace Car Rentals, you’re certainly not short on possibilities when it comes organising your next New Zealand road trip adventure. Whether you’re a backpacker looking to see as much of the country as you can in a month, or an employee of a local SME visiting the big city for a conference, your personality could guide you towards which car to choose.
Let’s find out what’s right for you!
The money saver
For you money savers, ‘bang for your buck’ is likely to be one of your utmost considerations. It’s likely that you will be travelling on a tight budget, buying groceries instead of visiting restaurants, choosing attractions that are free to enter and worshipping a coupon discount book like it’s a religious text.
Our Super Saver car models will keep your wallet happy. These feature vehicles that range in year from 2004-2007, all of which have been selected to balance a smooth driving experience with cost efficiency.
The urban explorer
You’re not going to find cities here with upward of 8 million people living in them such as New York in the US (we do only have 4.4 million people in total, after all), but there are still great urban jungles to delve into on both the North and South Island.
To see as much as you can in our biggest cities, a compact, fuel-efficient vehicle would be best for you. This means more time on the road, and an easier time parking. Our Compact and Premium Compact range would both suit – in fact, the 2009 Mazda Demio (Compact) is a great little car to get around in, with a combined fuel consumption of only 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres.
The rugged explorer
If you hear the call of the wild and desperately want to escape the concrete and glass world of the city to see our country’s greatest sights, you may want to go a little off road. You don’t need to travel far here to find somewhere special, with 49 per cent of our roads still unsealed – many of which will take you to magical natural or historical places.
We can offer you two types of four-wheel drive vehicle: either our 4WD Station Wagon or Premium 4WD options. The former is perfect for the casual wanderer, enabling you to feel confident jumping onto a dirt track in search of a new beach or camping spot. The latter is better suited for those of you looking for an epic trip, where a normal car dare not tread (though, of course, we always recommend you carefully consider any road you drive on before doing so, as safety is very important).
The ‘you should come, too!’ traveller
Some people simply don’t want to travel alone or even just as a couple, preferring instead to bring the troops along with them to share in the memories. This is a great way to build friendships, bond as families or even to bring a team of staff that bit closer together.
At Ace Car Rentals, we don’t expect our customers to pile into a hatchback like a clown car. We have three great options for you to choose from, depending on the size of your group. Consider our People Mover or Premium People Mover, which can take 7 and 8 people respectively, or the ultimate 12-Seater Mini Bus.
The casual road tripper
And finally we come to the casual road tripper. These people love to drive from A to B, quickly stopping at C for lunch along the way, diverting to D because it sounds interesting and finally taking a coffee break at E.
Our Economy and Premium Economy cars are ideal for this personality type, as they balance comfort and size with fuel efficiency and price. Not to mention our Tourist option, which offers an easy driving experience alongside a solid road tripping engine.