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Guest 27th March 2007 12:01 PM

maui rental cars
 
Anyone know of some cheap rental cars on Maui?

Guest 27th March 2007 12:46 PM

RE: maui rental cars
 
hallo, try al west windsurfvans...worked for me last time, and jost
booked them again for my next trip in may...
www.mauivans.com

aj

steveC 28th March 2007 12:28 AM

RE: maui rental cars
 
It has been a while since my last trip to Maui, but it's my past experience that you can rent almost any type of vehicle. The least expensive ones are very small and require you to use racks of some kind to haul your gear around. I've found that the standard car rental companies normally don't offer racks for rent, so it's best to bring your own soft racks.

If you anticipate driving a lot to sail, aj's recommendation is probably the best choice, as vans (or possibly station wagens) make the loading, unloading, storage and security concerns so much easier overall. However, going the van route isn't the cheapest, either from a rental cost or gas consumption standpoint.

Another thing to think about is the size of your party or family. If it's just you, that makes things a lot simpler, because you can load many smaller items (sails, booms, etc.) in the passenger compartment.

Lastly, there's one more thing to think about. Are you going to take your own gear or rent? In all but my first trip to Maui, I always brought my own gear. When you bring your own gear, you usually have a much greater volume of stuff to haul around, and the convenience of van makes the most sense. If you rent gear, the quantity of stuff is usually far less, and you can be more flexible and go with a small car.


rob m 28th March 2007 06:05 AM

RE: maui rental cars
 
I just got back from Maui last week. We rented a car at the Kahalui airport, our full size car and mini van cost as much as the compact or mid size car (thrifty car rental). If you want to rent gear check out the Kanaha surf shop. They wanted $49 for a full set up for the day and would provide roof racks at no extra cost. Kanaha beach is only 2 minutes away.

Have a blast, Rob.

Guest 29th March 2007 03:31 PM

RE: cheap rental cars on maui
 
Aloha ,

try "Word of Mouth Rental Cars" they have all
kinds of cars but used and old cars and they are
one of the cheapest and you dont have to care
about sand in the car or other thinks will happen
when you put your gear in and out day by day
or when you driving the dirt road to sprecksville !

greatings Uwe

ThierryP 30th March 2007 04:24 AM

RE: maui rental cars
 
If you're an "alien" (i.e. non US resident) and cannot use your own car insurance to cover the rental car, don't forget that the cost of insurance exceeds that of car rental itself, so don't look at the rental rate only, otherwise you'll have a big shock.
Al West's windsurf vans are definitely expensive to rent, even the cheaper ones. All winsurfing rental companies will supply roof racks foc if you rent gear from them.
Good luck!
Thierry

Guest 30th March 2007 10:28 AM

RE: maui rental cars
 
Pacific Rent a Car. They have Maui cruisers. 986-1700.

Guest 30th March 2007 10:31 AM

RE: maui rental cars
 
Pacific Rent a Car. They have Maui cruisers. 986-1700.
SIN 909


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