We would personally recommend Apex Car Rentals. We hired using the internet fromt the 2nd Feb until the 1st March. We chose a Ford Focus hatchback which by checking on the video I could see was adequate for our two large cases. It stated that the car was 4 to 5 years old and when we picked it up at Christchurch airport that is exactly what it was but still had only 45000 on the clock. The Supervisor who dealt with us, was extremely thorough and helpful. Ten days into our trip travelling on the main highway out of Dunedin a stone came off the back of a lorry and straight into the windscreen, which although not shattered was a very nasty chip. I phoned to advise Apex of the incident and was advised to take it to the Queenstown office when we were there two days later. Much as expected we were told that the windscreen would need to be replaced but they were able to give us another Focus from the Queenstown airport 6km away - it was in a very poor state paintwise but had only 35000km on the clock (of course it might have been around the clock), but we had no problems with it at all. I was charged for the cost of the windscreen £170 because we had our own insurance to cover any excess on rental cars. We delivered the 2nd car back to Auckland airport and I asked that it be checked properly as it was in such a poor state and I did not want any surprises when I got home. It was checked and signed off and we were shuttled to the airport. I would definitely use them again.