Specialist in Holiday Vehicles

Are you planning a holiday to New Zealand? Need a cheap vehicle to see the country? Let Happy Cars help you.

Happy Cars New Zealand help short-term visitors see the country without the expense of renting a car. We organise your vehicle purchase, insurance and air-port pick-up/drop-off.

We have cheap, reliable cars ranging from NZD $999 - $4,999. All our vehicles have a current Warrant of Fitness, registration license and are in good mechanical condition. And when you’ve finished your holiday, you can even take advantage of our exclusive buy back offer.

Why hire when you can buy?

At Happy Cars we have many vehicles to choose from such as hatchbacks, sedans, SUV's, people movers, and vans. Our vehicle inventory is always changing - not all available vehicles are listed immediately on our website. If we don't have what you’re looking for, tell us, and will do our best to find the vehicle for you.

How does it work?

We know you have better things to spend your money on than daily vehicle rental while you are in New Zealand. We help you find a cheap, reliable car to buy out-right and our customer service makes everything involved very easy. We can have you in a set of wheels within 1 hour of arriving in New Zealand. So, here's how it works...

  1. Contact us prior to arriving in New Zealand. At least 2 weeks prior to your arrival is ideal.
  2. Tell us your arrival date in New Zealand.
  3. Select a vehicle from our listings page or tell us the type of vehicle you are after and budget you have.
  4. A team member from Happy Cars will collect you when you arrive at Auckland Airport and bring you to our branch - we are only 5-10 minutes from the airport.
  5. View our vehicles and confirm which one you would like to purchase. We organise all the paperwork and third-party vehicle insurance for you.
  6. Easy as that - you are all sorted. We will even pass on some travel tips to enjoy while on your holiday in NZ.

Take advantage of our exclusive buy back offer!

At time of purchase, we will provide you a price that we will purchase the vehicle back from you once you have finished your holiday in New Zealand. As long as the vehicle is in similar condition to when you purchased, we will guarantee you a price. This removes the hassle of you trying to sell the vehicle when you leave New Zealand. Simply turn up to our branch on the day you are leaving, we will transfer the money into your account, and even drop you off at the airport.

To give you an idea of the buy back offer please see below a guideline of what to expect.

Price 2 Months 3 Months 4 Months
$1,500 $750 $500 $400
$2,000 $1,250 $1,000 $750
$2,500 $1,750 $1,250 $1,000
$3,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,250
$3,500 $2,250 $1,750 $1,500
$4,000 $2,500 $2,250 $2,000

For lengths greater than 4 months, the agreement will need to be discussed at time of purchase.


Getting vehicle insurance for a short period can be difficult. We work with insurance companies to get you the right plan for a reasonable price. Learn more about our insurance