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Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

snichols16
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Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

I'll be in Maui for a week after Christmas through the New Year. I am trying to book a rental car right now but all of the major companies say they are "sold out." If I book it through one of the tour operators they have availability and then they book it through one of the majors but at a heavily inflated rate. Does anyone know any way around this? Or perhaps know of a good, local company or person that I can rent a car or small truck from for this period?

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1. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

Welcome to the world of reduced fleets! I had the same problem for Feb/March....finally found an almost resonable rental at www.discounthawaiicarrental.com... but good luck for the week after Christmas! This is an on going problem for late bookers! Thought I'd be OK 3 months out! Nope! Used to be the car was the last thing booked...now think it is the first!

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2. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

Aloha,

Many people here have been using/recommending:

http://hawaiicarrentaldiscount.com/

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3. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

thanks sw! I HATE typing web sites...sheesh..sorry!

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4. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

Hey, Mamma,

I cheated.........googled it and cut and pasted........'cause I am a CRUMMY typist!!

LOL@ SW.....

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5. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

Try Priceline.com,

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6. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

Two more sites, both companies are in Kihei. We have used them both. They rent older cars.

www.kiheirentacar.com

www.allsavecarrental.com

Kihei Rent picks up at the airport. don't know if Allsave. we just picked an extra car for our group at their office.

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7. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

try kihei rent a car

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9. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

Try Priceline. And keep trying Priceline.

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10. Re: Need to find a rental car, but everyone is "sold out"

I just booked a car yesterday for the partial week of Thanksgiving. I had already had a reservation through Alamo, but I figured I would try Priceline to get the price reduced and was able to save $100 over 4 days. I realize it's not for the same time period, but if I was able to find a car over the Thanksgiving holiday a mere week prior to my trip, I'm sure you'll be able to find something for Christmas/New Year if you are persistent.

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