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Apex Car Rentals

Apex Car Rentals

3.3 from 356 reviews

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  • Value for Money
    3.5 (40)
  • Transparency
    3.0 (28)
  • Customer Service
    3.0 (40)
  • Booking Process
    3.8 (38)
  • Vehicle Condition
    3.5 (39)
  • Received Booked Vehicle
    • Yes (23)
    • No, I received a worse vehicle (9)
    • No, I received a better vehicle (6)
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Best car hire experience I've ever had.

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Booked an Outlander SUV from Apex car rental in Sydney. Car was only 2 years old and in good working order.
Staff were really good and took no time at all to get me on the road.
Price was really competitive with no charge for 2nd driver and no charge for different drop off location. The staff did not try bullying me to buy extra insurance or palm me off with a different car to what I had booked.
Dropping off was just as easy in Brisbane and very quick once they had checked for any damage. I would thoroughly reccomend Apex after my experience in Australia.

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Vehicle TypeMitsubishi Outlander
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Chuck

ChuckMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Free Cancellation - Coronavirus

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We have always used APEX car rentals in OZ and NZ and have had excellent service at very cheap rates. We were flying to Sydney on Tuesday 17/3/20 (in 4 days) and renting a car. We are having 2nd thoughts about getting stuck in Sydney with the fluid Coronavirus alert. Rang APEX to see what the cancelation policy was as I was aware there could be a 50% fee. Paul at APEX advised they are waiving all cancelation fees. What a fantastic result!! APEX, you guys rock!!

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Vehicle TypeKia Optima
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Sabrina

SabrinaSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

No worries at all

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Customer service in Wellington not the friendliest but Napier was great & very helpful.
Payment handled with ease, signed paper, swipe my card & given the keys. I extended my hire twice, easy as over the phone & they emailed the new contract.
Loved the 2018 Rav4 i hired, i travelled from Wellington to Gisborne & up to Kaitaia with no issues at all.
Would definitely hire with apex again. I did pay the full cover insurance so no deposit was required.

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Vehicle TypeToyota RAV4
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Tami E

Tami ESouth East Queensland, QLD

Local Brisbane Hirer Beware!!!

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Vehicle TypeHyundai Tucson
Received Booked Vehicle No, I received a worse vehicle
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Booked a vehicle and charged cancellation fee

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I hire vehicles over 50 times which translates to over 150 days rental per year and thought I would try Apex. Drrrr.....I booked a vehicle but within 1 hour I tried to cancel as partner has already organised a vehicle.
I was charged 20% cancellation fee which I consider shocking given I only booked the vehicle 1 hour prior. Very poor customer service and will never use again.

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Absolutely Shockingly Bad Service

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So arrived at Auckland Airport Apex office. The moment I had literally swiped my eftpos card for payment, I was told that my 2019 Toyota Corolla was not available.....because I had arrived late?! I was offered an upgrade to a 2017 Camry (2 year older model than I had booked). My partner found a 2019 Corolla in their lot but they had “lost the keys”. An hour later we drove out with the same 2019 Corolla after much arguing and high blood pressure moments. Incidentally there was another customer having exactly the same runaround. A little dodgy to say the least.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Corolla
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Chris M.

Chris M.Sydney, NSW

Car with Sat nav standard, card removed and extra fee to hire

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I have never experienced this before renting an I30 Active which has built in sat nav. But Apex want more money and pulled out the card that makes it work so they can rent out nav systems. Possibly the card put back. I have used them many times but this disgusted me. Typical in this day and age when people and companies gouge money from you at every opportunity. Would I use again? Yes as it was a price based choice. Loyalty means nothing nowadays.
Car great despite huge rattles in rear tailgate.

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Vehicle TypeHyundai i30
Received Booked Vehicle No, I received a better vehicle
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Pete

PetePerth, WA

NZ holiday

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We used Apex twice whilst on holidays in NZ. The first car in Tauranga wasn’t the cleanest with cobwebs on the numberplate and side mirror but we didn’t care as the car did what it had to for us and we were happy with the price we paid.
Second car was out of Picton but returned to Queenstown, we got lucky and got a better car than what we chose.
We chose Apex as it doesn’t charge a fee for a second driver nor for not returning it to the same place you picked it up as well as it priced reasonably. Would highly recommend Apex

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Anonymous

AnonymousSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 2 reviews

Poor customer service

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Christchurch City Apex was awesome and we are happy with our car for the price it is.
However, the Christchurch Airport Apex had awful customer service. We witnessed a gentleman attempt to make a complaint about the car he was hiring, yet he didn’t get that far as the customer service employee raised her voice at him and only escalated the situation. She repeatedly told him to let her speak, yet when he tried to speak after her, she kept interrupting him. When the gentleman left, the staff then proceeded to gossip and slander the gentleman’s accent. We were horrified by the lack of professionalism shown.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Corolla
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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TM traveler

TM traveler

  • 2 reviews

Not really satisfied...

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Customer Service was ok:

- Staff was friendly and nil issues for the most part but the process was very slow.
- There wasn't much staff when we picked up our vehicle in Wellington and therefore contributed to the slow process.
- First car Ford focus (Red) given to us smelt like urine, but they were happy to replace it.
- The replacement we got had the cruise control stuffing up.
- First GPS given was not working properly. The GPS that we were provided as a replacement was not accurate and took us to a dead end at one point, so we decided not to use it and only as a back up if needed.

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Vehicle TypeFord Focus
Received Booked Vehicle No, I received a worse vehicle
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Great service-As usual.

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We hired a car at Hobart Airport for a week long hire. This was our third time hiring Apex cars. We were not disappointed. The young man who looked after us was prompt and got through all the paperwork very efficiently. He even gave me a lift back to the Airport hotel when we dropped off the car.
The car was top class and did not miss a beat on the whole journey.
Apex do not try and upsell extras. Its plain old fashioned service without the nonsense.
Disclaimer - I am a Gold member of Hertz, and have not used them since discovering Apex.

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Very poor customer service

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Vehicle TypeHonda CR-V
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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JL-Melbourne

JL-MelbourneGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Renter beware - take photos of everything!!

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Vehicle TypeToyota Yaris
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Mark

MarkPerth, WA

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Not very satisfied with customer service!

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Vehicle TypeHyundai Accent
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Appalling check in Cairns

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Had to ring four times before someone answered, had to wait over 10 minutes at the collection point, had to wait 20 minutes at the office just to get acknowledged/looked after, took 20 minutes to deal with their unbelievable paperwork. All in all, 50 minutes to get the car and get going. The worst rental car check in service ever. On the upside, the car was as expected.

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Vehicle TypeHyandai
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Worst Ever Customer Service

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Worst ever customer service, would never go back. I explained that I am from overseas with young kids and due to some emergency my flights were modified and now I have to drop car after hours but they didn’t allow even though they have arrangement in place, The company do to not support their clients even in emergency does not deserve continued business. Slightly less prices have been a worst ever experience in new country with small kids. Will never use again.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Corolla
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Squiggles

SquigglesCentral Queensland, QLD

  • 7 reviews

Great service and great price

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Leong

LeongHunter Region, NSW

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Unethical and borderline criminal

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Be careful renting from Apex car rental at brisbane city location. They gave me a vehicle with mechanical fault and extorted me of the full excess by claiming i damaged the vehicle!

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Vehicle TypeHyundai i30
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Greg B

Greg BSouth East Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Very Good service in Cairns

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Only about a 5 minute wait for their shuttle bus at the airport in Cairns and then another 5 minutes to their base. Very friendly and efficient staff. Booked a Hyundai but received a Toyota Corolla which was just 12 months old with 20k on the clock and spotlessly clean and faultless. On return checkout took a bit longer due to an influx of incoming passengers but we were still back at the airport within 30 minutes. The rates are much cheaper than on airport operators and the service is very good so would definitely use them again.

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Vehicle TypeToyota Corolla
Received Booked Vehicle No, I received a better vehicle
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Jayd

JaydSoutheast, SA

  • 4 reviews

No worries Cairns

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Hired a small car online from the Cairns outlet. The wait for the shuttle bus from the airport was not long at all. The wait to be given our car was quite long, the que was out of the building, but to be fair quit a few flights had arrived from New Zealand and various parts of Australia. There were lots of staff, which were rushed off their feet! This didn't detract their effieciently and helpfullness. The car we received was clean and as we had requested.We had no problems at all with the car when returning it after two weeks.It was early morning we were on our way to the airport within ten minutes of returning the car.This is our second time we have hired a car from Apex it definately will not be our last.

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Vehicle TypeKia Sorento
Received Booked Vehicle Yes
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Questions & Answers

Ann C.

Ann C.asked

Can I rent a car from brisbane airport and drive to Barcaldine are there any restrictions

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Glenn

Glennasked

Hi. With zero excess insurance provided by Apex , in the event of a claim do you have to pay any monies at the time of the claim ie pay up front for the excess then have to claim it back ? Like rental cover etc
Thanks

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Amrita

Amritaasked

Is there any holding deposti?

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Mfinn028
Mfinn028

No holding deposit but I suggest taking photos before driving off and if you do early morning drop they charge 30 dollars I highly recommend and always get insurance as well

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