Jeeps in Hawaii!

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Wow! Spending a week of vacation on Maui and had no idea the number of Jeeps here. I will venture to guess that 95% are rentals. Mostly 4dr Sports or Saharas. Nobody waves... probably first time experience for the renters.

Fairly easy to spot the locals... more 2drs, some mods and dirty.

Makes me miss mine.

 

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Wow! Spending a week of vacation on Maui and had no idea the number of Jeeps here. I will venture to guess that 95% are rentals. Mostly 4dr Sports or Saharas. Nobody waves... probably first time experience for the renters.

Fairly easy to spot the locals... more 2drs, some mods and dirty.

Makes me miss mine.
Enjoy paradise!
 

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Went to Maui and Kauai for my honeymoon in 2019 and had a rented JKU on Maui and enjoyed it but wasnt impressed overall. Rented a JLU on Kauai and loved it. Its wild how much better the JL is over the JK in every way. Bought my JLUR a few months later.
 

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I love Maui, I hope you have a great time!

We rent a Jeep every time we go to Hawaii. Given the current rental prices though, I might have to rent a Uhaul and pack the sawzall next time.
 


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We rented one last summer, and we’re going to the big island in a couple months and renting one again! Last time I forgot my tool kit to get the Jeep naked! Won’t make that mistake again! I bought a ratchet and torx sockets, but had to really search for the bigger torx.

Just had the thought right now that I should take my mirrors and foot pegs this time!

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^ Big Island is incredible… If I had the chance to live there, I’d move there in less than a heartbeat.

If you have a chance while there, do the sunset snorkel/scuba session with the Giant Manta Rays (if you haven’t already, of course)!

Cheers,
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^ Big Island is incredible… If I had the chance to live there, I’d move there in less than a heartbeat.

If you have a chance while there, do the sunset snorkel/scuba session with the Giant Manta Rays (if you haven’t already, of course)!

Cheers,
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Yup, we’re already booked for the night time manta ray snorkeling! People say it’s an amazing experience! We’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos and read articles on what to do. I’m a little hesitant about some of the off roading I’ve planned out in a rental though. It is some gnarly terrain there!
 

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Yup, we’re already booked for the night time manta ray snorkeling! People say it’s an amazing experience! We’ve watched a lot of YouTube videos and read articles on what to do. I’m a little hesitant about some of the off roading I’ve planned out in a rental though. It is some gnarly terrain there!
Woohoo! Yes, definitely gnarly terrain from the lava… there’s a good reason why the Iron Man is run there, lol. I always chuckle at the Hawaiian name of the one type of lava… “A’a”, because it would cut their feet when walking across it. 😛 :giggle:

I posted a video on my YT channel (Greyflash Productions) on the manta ray experience — totally epic, we had 14 show up the night I went.

It’s probably the easiest scuba dive ever: drop down 30 feet, sit on the bottomthen surface.:like::like:

(Apologies for the self-promotion, lol!)

Cheers,
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Wow! Spending a week of vacation on Maui and had no idea the number of Jeeps here. I will venture to guess that 95% are rentals. Mostly 4dr Sports or Saharas. Nobody waves... probably first time experience for the renters.

Fairly easy to spot the locals... more 2drs, some mods and dirty.

Makes me miss mine.
I remember 2 years ago on Maui they wanted me to pay for an upgrade to the unlimited... I declined and they gave it to me anyways. lol... I forget the rental company...thru Costco
 
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Probably the second most popular vehicle out here just below Toyota Tacomas… :like:

Wave from the airplane as you fly over Oahu!

Cheers,
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will do... Monday about 11pm. 🙁
 
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^ Big Island is incredible… If I had the chance to live there, I’d move there in less than a heartbeat.

If you have a chance while there, do the sunset snorkel/scuba session with the Giant Manta Rays (if you haven’t already, of course)!

Cheers,
-CM-
Did that... just before Covid in 2019. Awesome! My sister in law got seasick and the 'chum' made things even better at her expense! Crazy as we were plenty close enough to swim to shore.
 

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Have lots of family from Oahu. Tacoma love is real my goodness. Anyways, can't get myself to rent a Jeep when it's almost twice my monthly payment for my Jeep. But I sure thought about it lol. Having said that, besides the routine rain my soft top would live down. Island breeze just hits ya differently.
 

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Reminiscent of our first time in Maui.
My wife found a rental " special low price".
2005 sport.
For my first jeep experience, at highway speed the soft top was flapping like it was gonna rip off.
Me and the wife looked at each other and just laughed our ass"s off.
The black carpet for the most part was gone, the transmission tunnel was smokin hot with no carpet.
It actually drove really nice, with the radio on 11.
Just pulled into our resort, and waiting for our room keys.

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