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See Rome – And Save $642!

See Rome – And Save $642!

Don’t see Rome and Die – with Citroën DriveEurope, see Rome and save up to $642 because for a limited time Citroën is waiving the fee on collecting a DriveEurope car in Rome and that means a saving of up to $642.

“There could be few better places to start a European holiday or business trip than Rome,” says Lawrie Malatios, General Manager for Citroën in New Zealand. “The food, the people, and the sights all combine to make Rome unforgettable. Adding to the attraction for a limited time is the fact that DriveEurope is waiving the additional fee for collecting or returning a DriveEurope car which means, even more than before, all road lead to – and from – Rome!”

DriveEurope is, simply, the best way to get a car to travel around Europe for these reasons:

  • Cost: From just $29 a day, all paid in New Zealand dollars before travel, with no hidden charges

  • Flexibility: Use your car in 40 different countries across Europe including North Africa and eastern Europe.

  • Choice: 40 different models and versions including 7 sizes of people mover.

  • Confidence: A brand new car built to your specific specification.

  • Security: Full insurance included with no excess, 24 hour roadside assistance.

  • Ease of booking: Through leading travel agents or direct with Citroën New Zealand.

  • Ease of collection: 40 points in France, plus other major European countries.

The DriveEurope Rome offer, which is additional to Earlybird and owner free day offers, is available through DTN Drive Holidays and its agents, whose organizational efficiency means that while Rome may not have been built in a day, organizing a Citroën DriveEurope car from Rome is easily done in a day’s work!

Citroën Drive Europe – The Details

Citroën’s DriveEurope programme does away with all the traditional problems of renting a car in Europe and, as an added bonus, it is offering up to 12 free days on selected models booked from is newly launched 2008 catalogue.

For most people the biggest single problem with renting a car in Europe is the cost. But Citroën’s DriveEurope programme starts from as little as $29 per day. And this is an all-inclusive price, covering insurance with no excess, unlimited mileage and with no hidden costs. As an extra bonus, it is paid in New Zealand, in New Zealand dollars, so there is no worry about exchange rates and hidden credit card exchange charges.

The entire transaction is completed in New Zealand before travel All you do on arrival in Europe is collect your car and set off on your holiday.

The beauty of a holiday in Europe is the ability to travel freely from country to country, seeing thousands of different sights and experiencing many different cultures. Except car rental companies do not like their cars to be driving across Europe out of the country in which they were rented.

Not Citroën DriveEurope.

From Ireland and Portugal in the West to Turkey and Israel in the East, from Morocco and Tunisia in the South to Finland and Norway in the North, as well as including countries like the Ukraine and Belarus, the user of Citroën DriveEurope car is free to road where they want, to a total of 40 countries. Across all of these countries, support is provided by 15,000 Citroën dealers and the assurance of 24 hour roadside assistance.

With a car rental company, while you can request a particular size of car, until you arrive to collect it, you do not know what you are going to get.

Not with Citroën DriveEurope.

The car you order is the car you get because Citroën will build a car specifically to your order. This means that not only do you get the car you need, but it can also be specified as diesel or petrol, manual or automatic and with specific equipment, such as SatNav, child safety seats, roof racks or snow chains.

Citroën’s range of cars also beats most car rental fleets.

It opens with the compact Citroën C3 five door hatch, includes the medium size Citroën C4 hatch and its sporty brother, the C4 Coupe. There is the C3 Pluriel Convertible, the full size Citroën C5 sedan and estate and the car range is topped – new for 2008 – by the prestige and luxury of the Citroën C6.

The range also includes no less than seven different people movers, from the compact Berlingo Multispace, through the Xsara and C4 Picasso models with a choice of five and seven seats, the full size C8 people mover and for people who need maximum people and luggage space, to the Jumpy eight and nine seat minibuses. All models have air conditioning, ABS brakes and CD audio systems.

For maximum flexibility, a Citroën DriveEurope car may be picked up in no less than 30 different places in France at no extra cost and for a small fee in other countries, including Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Car rental companies are not renowned for giving things away for free, but again Citroën DriveEurope beats them. On selected models in the 2008 programme Citroën is offering up to 12 days free – that’s nearly two weeks free driving in Europe.

Booking a Citroën DriveEurope car could not be easier, either through leading travel agents or with Citroën New Zealand direct via its dealers or Indeed, Citroën Australia and New Zealand provides more cars through the DriveEurope programme than any other country and, therefore, has unrivalled expertise in assisting customers to choose the right car for their European adventure.

“For a holiday or an extended business trip in Europe, Citroën DriveEurope is simply the best way to get behind the wheel of a brand new car,” explains Laurie Malatios, General Manager for Citroën in New Zealand. “Citroën has the best prices, vehicle selection and convenience, and we add the peace of mind that comes with completing the entire transaction in New Zealand, before travel and we eliminate hidden costs. Given these features and how Kiwis love to roam across Europe, it’s no surprise that more New Zealanders choose Citroën DriveEurope every year!”


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