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Lucky Rookie

59 Reviews

Lucky Rookie is a 2 Berth automatic Toyota Estima and is the cheapest and funkiest in our range. It is a smart car mixed with a hostel room so you can get anywhere you need to go and sleep in your comfortable double bed where ever you feel. Because you are Lucky we will even chuck in basic cooking equipment too.

  • x 2

  • Toyota Estima No Vehicle Age Guaranteed*

  • 2.4L

  • Automatic

Adults
2 Persons
Child Seats
 
Cannot be fitted
Water Tank
10L. It is recommended to fill this tank daily.
Sink
Yes (hand pump)
Hot & Cold Water
 
Cold water only
Fly screen
 
Window Blinds
Fire Extinguisher
Supplied
Seat Belts
2 on Drivers Cab
Kitchen
Chilly Bin (Esky)
1 Burner Gas Cooker
Cooking equipment
Cutlery & Crockery
Entertainment
CD Player & radio (iPod plug)
Storage
Storage under the bench seats
Sleeping Configuration
2 bench seats can be converted into a Double Bed: 1.9m x 1.3m
Transmission
Power Steering
Engine / Fuel
Petrol
Fuel Capacity
60 Liters
Fuel Consumption (approx)
10 L/100KM
10-14L per 100km. This may vary subject to the use of air conditioning, temperature, and terrain.
Power Supply
12V Battery. (can’t be plugged into a powered campsite)
Exterior Length
4.6m
Exterior Width
1.60m
Exterior Height
1.8m
Interior Height
1.20m

Additional Info

Please Note:
These details are indicative of the vehicle that will be supplied under your booking. Actual vehicles may vary according to year of manufacture and availability but your vehicle will be suitable for the required number of persons and have equivalent or better specifications to those listed in this website. Vehicles cannot be requested by make, model, year of manufacture or features.

Reviews 59 Reviews

Vehicle Comments

From:  paula m.

Posted

“WOULD CERTIANLY REBOOK WITH LUCKY AGAIN,CHEERS”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Maurice R.

Posted

“Although the vehicle was old it ran perfectly. The only problem we had was that the doona supplied was for a single bed so we were fighting for the covers. It would be good to have a little detergent under the sink and a tea towel so we didn't have to buy a large quantity that we did not use. Another suggestion would be to have the dishes in a little tub in the compartment to stop it rolling around when travelling. Overall the van was very comfortable and cosy. We enjoyed it.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  thibaut p.

Posted

“Your vehicle was just on the limit to be legal on the road. everything broke or was cover of rust. You didn't change anything for the last 20 years and we are just LUCKY to be alive and back to your place after 10 days. We did ask for another vehicle but the service was as poor as the car. We lost half a day because there was no car for us and then we ended up with this shitty vehicle.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  James B.

Posted

“Unfortunately we didn't use the Lucky Rookie. I wish we had. Instead we used Rockets because I was informed by Camper Travel that Lucky Rookie cannot be returned after hours. Our schedule requires this. Rockets was much more expensive, though I don't think I can really compare value.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Charlotte H.

Posted

“You basically get what you`re paying for, but it is no problem renting these campercars for driving and sleeping , just don`t expect to use the cooking equipment because it`s poor and very based on weather conditions. Because it`s an old car we had some small problems with the sliding door and so on but if you just use it very carefully it`s a great way to see New Zealand:) We had two weeks of fun in it.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Carys E.

Posted

“I loved the simplicity and functionality of this van. Perfect for touring around NZ, bike in tow! ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  IAN T.

Posted

“For the price it was great. Internal lights did not work and air con intermittent. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Elisabetta R.

Posted

“It was very expensive for a spacevan very very old, damaged and a little dirty.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Ian C.

Posted

“Older vehicle (reflected in price)well maintained and performed very well.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  gerald b.

Posted

“ VAN VALUE WAS OK! BUT THE VAN CUSIONS WAS BADLY STAINED. WE OPTED TO RENT THE KITCHEN UTENSILS , THE FRYING BACK WAS RUSTED AND THE HANDLE CAME OFF, THE REST WAS LESS THEN BASIC.WE BOUGHT EXTRA BUTANE FROM THE OFFICE FOR THE ONE BURNER STOVE INCLUDED IN THE VAN, AS WE NEVER NEEDED THEM WE ASKED FOR A REFUND WHEN WE RETURNED THE VAN, BUT THEY REFUSED. WE ASKED FOR A RECIET FOR THE PAYMENT AND THAT WE HAD RETURNED THE VAN IN GOOD ORDER, BUT THEY SAID, THAT THEY DONT SUPPLY ANY RECIET!! ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Jasmin P.

Posted

“Vehicle was safe and clean. It was all we needed. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Michelle F.

Posted

“We were supposed to have air conditioning in our vehicle but when we got our van there was none and when we enquired they said this was only van they had left We got camper with one bald tyre and spent three hours replacing It Doors on van didn't lock with central liking and had to b locked individually Duvet we got was filthy but overall we had a reasonable experience Staff in christchurch were very helpful. Unfortunately we got very little advice or support in Auckland”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Doni K.

Posted

“It was below expectation to be frank. I knew it was an early 90's model but had uncountable scratches, chips and damages on it. Old kitchen facilities, dirty pillows, etc.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Doni K.

Posted

“It was below expectation to be frank. I knew it was an early 90's model but had uncountable scratches, chips and damages on it. Old kitchen facilities, dirty pillows, etc.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Lisa W.

Posted

“We were happy with our Lucky Rookie, only the radio and aux cable we rented did not work and we had to change the car battery only two hours after pick up.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Thomas K.

Posted

“I cannot put all of the problems , I had with the vehicle into such a small space. I would appreciate, someone letting me have an email address to send my comments too. But overall, it was badly maintained, in my opinion not totally roadworthy and was damp and mouldy inside. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Jaime M.

Posted

“Unfortunately we ran into several problems throughout our trip. The water container had a hole, which leaked and made the vehicle smell like mold. We got a flat after the first night and found out the tire had been patched three times and the hole in it was huge. Then our stove started shooting flames up the back of it! We were able to swap out the water container and stove about halfway through the trip, but it was unfortunate we had so many things happen that inconvenienced us. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  amy w.

Posted

“The plates, cups, chopping board etc were smelly and mouldy, we had to buy our own. Only plastic cups provided anyway which aren't great for tea and coffee. Doona and pillows had mite, so after two sleepless nights we bought new bedding as well. Felt like vehicle was on its last legs, lots of little breakages such as curtains. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Guus M.

Posted

“Very convenient car for travelling/camping wit 2. It's acceleration is not imrpessive but that's ok. The main weaker point is the car's excessive fuel consumption, even when driving moderately (highway cruising speed 90km/h, not forcing uphill).”

Vehicle Comments

From:  tom h.

Posted

“although the vehicle was dated, it ran well and served the purpose nicely, some minor concerns; the back screen is attached to moulding that falls out of it's attachment and the back outside mirror is missing. the vehicle ran well and has reasonable power on hills. I was quite pleased.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Martin S.

Posted

“Really good valle for money. Sadly moon Window didnt work, but that was a minor issue. ”

Vehicle Comments

From:  simona v.

Posted

“Quite old van but ok for 4 days! We enjoyed it!”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Eamon R.

Posted

“Very reliable started first time every time. Drove well and must have been well maintained, given the age of the vehicle. The wash basin space might have been better utilized as I never used it.Very happy with my experience.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Renske O.

Posted

“Good car, too bad the side door couldn't be opened from the inside.”

Vehicle Comments

From:  Yvonne M.

Posted

“bed linen inadequate for 2 people, better to have 2 duvees for 2 people. drove well, no problems with the van. we drove a lot and it was working well.”

Vehicle and Service Rating

From:  Aileen S.

Posted

“Just the pick up was a bit chaotic because there was no car yet. Unfortunately gas cartridge was empty and we had assumed that it was full... So first night with no dinner.”

Vehicle and Service Rating

From:  Aleksander G.

Posted

“All in all very satisfied!”

Vehicle and Service Rating

From:  Fooi L.

Posted

“Superb experience! Pick up and drop off service was prompt and smooth. Campervan tho a little old and loose, it was a tough car. Missing it now. Depot service was friendly and helpful. Booking service was simple and friendly. Value for money! ”

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From:  Albert T.

Posted

“Cheap but old”

do the math before booking this car.

From:  Kristian K.

Posted

“This was a budget camper van, so you cannot expect luxury. But there were many problems with our campervan, and it guzzled gas! Would not recommend this car.”

satisfied

From:  Laura O.

Posted

“The van itself was amazing for value and drove like a dream. Great value for money as well as economic to run”

very good holidays

From:  Bruno B.

Posted

“It was very usefull, exactly what we needed !”

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From:  Aline S.

Posted

“Car a bit rusty but going good.”

A GOOD CAMPER BUT A LACK OF CUSTOMER SERVICE.

From:  EMILLY R.

Posted

“Cheap, reliable and fairly comfy. The service from lucky rentals Christchurch depot was awful. Wait of over 3 hours. would not book with them again.”

great time

From:  brett l.

Posted

“drove well, comfortable, good on fuel. aircond and gps didn't work. great way to travel and will definitely hire again when we return. thanks”

Thank You....

From:  Moana B.

Posted

“She may have been an old girl but she never let me down. It was the perfect thing to take to when everyone else had a tent, I had EEN2. ”

Good value camper, spoilt by poor customer service

From:  Beth M.

Posted

“I cannot write a review in 160 characters”

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From:  Edurne C.

Posted

“Everyhing OK, we are missing our little van”

Excellent

From:  Kate C.

Posted

“Simple, no issues, would use this company again :)”

NZ South Island is GORGEOUS

From:  Maria B.

Posted

“LONG wait at the depot to get van. Little things should have been fixed to make trip easier + more enjoyable (curtain ties, middle bed board). BUT It WAS great!”

Unreliable vehicle

From:  Kate S.

Posted

“There were so many problems i cant possibly fit them in 160 characters (perhaps your plan?) but this vehicle was the most stressful/unreliable part of our trip.”

very happy with the vehicle and service

From:  kevin f.

Posted

“except I would have thought 24hr aa roadside assistance would have covered a flat battery which I had to pay for on top of the full insurance”

You get what you pay for

From:  Aaron C.

Posted

“Cheapest van you'll get however we had some problems with it which were not dealt with by Lucky suitably. Very cheap van, very poor customer service.”

Misunderstanding

From:  DAUFES L.

Posted

“we didnt have the full tank on the depart and they have charge us in more when we give it back. Beware on the translation if you are a foreigner”

Brill Lucky rental

From:  Adam H.

Posted

“fantastic car, service, would of being nice to still get an airport transfer at 730am tho - instead of doing a 2km walk - but it was a great service still ”

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From:  Milada Č.

Posted

“unexpected health Reasons- return the car and Early-not get any moneyback!Definitely NO travel with this company never more! Very disappointed for this experi.”

Practical, looked after, value for money.

From:  guy c.

Posted

“Practical set up and easy to use, oil clear and full, tyres close to full tread, started first time every time. I had a great holiday in NZ, thanks all!”

Great stuff!

From:  Max S.

Posted

“Yeah, no complaints at all really. For the price it was definitely a good experience. No issues what so ever.”

Understanding that we rented the cheapest camper

From:  Daghild R.

Posted

“BUT do the seats and coushions have to be so filthy? NO PAN, BENT CUTLERY, RUSTY 1 1/2 qt pot, stove mounted very uneven. $45 got us new utensils, dishes pan.”

Unsatisifactory

From:  Natalia C.

Posted

“The bed kept collapsing every night not strong enough we're regular sized people too, the cushions were also very thin. I'd go for better quality next time. ”

7/10

From:  Jocelyne D.

Posted

“The water supply jug, with all the windy roads here even with the jug at 2/3 full it goes over and wet wathever is in the compartment. ”

Renter

From:  Jocelyne D.

Posted

“The water supply jug, with all the windy roads here even with the jug at 2/3 full it goes over and wet wathever is in the compartment. ”

Great value! We loved our campervan.

From:  Melissa F.

Posted

“The only concern was that the GPS didn't work properly. We couldn't get it to find our correct position.”

Brilliant!!

From:  Chelsie B.

Posted

“Thank You Lucky, great experience from picking up the vehicle, to dropping vehicle off. We will be choosing lucky again in the near future. ”

Cheap, what you need, nothing fancy

From:  Hannah K.

Posted

“Good: Cheap and great value, fairly clean, reliable vehicle, nice staff in CC Bad: unfriendly staff girl in Auckland, thin duvet and pillows (bring your own!) ”

Good holiday, wrong company.

From:  Michael M.

Posted

“Lucky overpriced - better prices/values elsewhere. Infested with bedbugs, couldn't sleep. Counter girl more interested in counter boy - not helpful at all. ”

You get what you pay for.

From:  Christopher W.

Posted

“ wiper snapped off.Tires were over&under inflated. Side door stuck. Bedding sucked. Spiders inside car. Part-time staff=zombies. Get what u pay 4.”

We didn´t got the Crip, we got shit on wheels!

From:  Julia S.

Posted

“The campervan was SHIT on Wheels!It was shabby and old!the passenger seat broke and we had to pay for the inadvertently upgrade. Never again!Fuck Lucky Rentals!”

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