For a budget run-around, the El Cheapo is exactly as it sounds – cheap! But, cheap in price doesn’t mean cheap in quality.
Imagine the stories your El Cheapo could tell! They’ve certainly clocked up the miles (and the stories) as they have travelled around New Zealand. But, ask your Mum - age is just a number - so, with careful maintenance checks and some TLC, we know our El Cheapos still have a lot of life left in them.
This is the most affordable way to make your dream Kiwi road trip happen.
As our cheapest rental car, the El Cheapo is lacking the fancy features of some of our newer models – but that doesn’t mean it’s missing the essential comforts you need for your road trip.
All the cars in our El Cheapo range are 4- or 5-door, with air conditioning, ABS brakes, central locking, and power steering. You can also bang out some classic Kiwi tunes (Fat Freddy’s Drop, anyone?) on the FM radio.
Driving past New Zealand’s stunning scenery while singing along to the radio? Don’t mind if we do!
|Vehicle:||Nissan Tiida or Similar|
|Body style:||4-door sedan or 5-door hatch|
|Luggage:||1 large, 1 small|
|Engine size:||1.2-1.6 litre|
|Fuel usage:||+/- 7L / 100km|
|STRESS FREE PLUS||STRESS FREE||RISK TAKER|
|AA 24/7 breakdown assistance||✔||✔||✔|
|Glass and tyre cover||✔||✔||✘|
|Front/back/side panel damage||✔||✔||✘|
|Single vehicle rollover damage||✔||✘||✘|
|Claims administration fee||$0||$0||$75|
*If using a debit card, a $300 security bond is required even with Stress Free & Stress Free Plus.
If you’ve been living on baked beans and toast to save up for your travels, you’ll be relieved to learn that our El Cheapo cars are not only affordable but also reliable.
Unlike home brand baked beans, we’re not going to give you an inferior product. Our El Cheapos are simply older, with a fair few kilometres on the clock. We love our El Cheapos so much, our maintenance crew are regularly spotted giving them the TLC they have earned in service.
As there are five seatbelts, you can decide if you want to share your El Cheapo adventures with your mates or enjoy the space (and control of the radio) for yourself. Our low-cost pricing means both options are available. Yay!
There’s A/C, power steering, and ABS brakes, too. That means you can handle our roads with ease.
Whether you’re exploring New Zealand’s hip cities, tiniest towns, or the mountains, lakes, and attractions in-between, your trusty El Cheapo vehicle will be with you every wheel-turn of the way.