February 18, 2015 at 1:42AM


Best type of car for Freelance?

Hi guys,

Just curious to see if any one could shed light on types of cars I should look at/avoid for Freelancing. I'm living in Wellington, NZ, with a relative low population (300k-ish), but one that's fairly dense and full of hills. I cover a fairly broad range of jobs, so could find myself traveling out of town a bit. I figure I'll need something with enough room for a reasonable load of gear, as well as something fuel efficient. The only thing is my budget is pretty low, around $4000 NZD (Just over $3000 USD). Any thoughts? I know this is possibly stretching it as far as Film related topics go...



I often rent mini-vans for my larger shoots to haul people and gear around. Any used mini-vans in your price range ?

February 18, 2015 at 8:31AM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Yeah I'd say there should be, cheers! I was also looking into a small 4x4 like a Toyota Rav4, mainly for it's versatility, but I'll do a little more research.

Finn OConnor

February 18, 2015 at 5:21PM

If this is useful, Rock N Roller carts are an outstanding value, great for moving gear from truck/car to specific shoot location in urban areas… they get the job done and cost a fraction of a Magliner.

February 18, 2015 at 12:43PM

Jaan Shenberger
designer/animator & live-action director/DP

get a subaru. hatchback. legacy or outback. it's cheap, reliable and roomy enough but comfortable.
sometimes you need actually put people in the car and it looks and feels a lot better to have a clean car for production.

February 20, 2015 at 10:37AM

Kazu Okuda

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