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car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

sask.canada
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car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

We are looking for a van rental in mid January but they are ridiculously high IMO. Is there a reason why so high from last year. Dear sis went last year and the price was a lot less than 1400.00 Seems no coupons etc for 2018 most expire 12/31/2017.

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1. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

Have you checked Costco, Autoslash, and DHCR? It doesn't sound like it if you're looking at "coupons".

Agencies tend to keep prices higher until they need to move some inventory.

Use one of the sites above and you don't have to prepay and can also change the rez if you find a cheaper price.

You are hitting the winter time near the Kapalua Golf Tournament and also some foreign travelers who come in the winter and need vans for their families.......so larger vehicles can be more $$.

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Kapalua
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2. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

Use the tips mentioned by SW - you could also consider renting 2 smaller vehicles

sask.canada
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3. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

I did Costco, DHCR and will look at autoslash.......... I will keeping looking. Look at renting something smaller, too; accommodate 4 adults plus luggage.

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4. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

<Look at renting something smaller, too; accommodate 4 adults plus luggage.> Now I'm confused. How many people do you have in total? Adults - 4? Any kids?

One thing about having two cars is that you have the flexibility to split up.

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5. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

They have been going up and down for the past 10 months. We originally booked a Nissan Quest for $1,100 last November. Since then I have seen it go up to as high as $2,200, and down as low as $737 which is where I am booked at now. It pays to check daily if you have a second every day to do that. We are going in January and that is a pretty busy time.

Edited: 23 September 2017, 02:35
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6. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

Sorry, should have mentioned that the $737 for the Nissan Quest is for 12 days.

sask.canada
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7. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

We are four adults and my husband is the driver and will be the driver. The BIL cant drive due to health restriction. We are travelling together. So to clear the info 4 adults in one vehicle with luggage to carry to condo on arrival and leaving to airport leaving maui.

What happen to all those wonderful corporate codes.

Vroom Vroom is gone! I never ever used but some have.

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pzp
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8. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

Have you looked at an SUV rather than a van? Or, cut your packing in half and rent a full-size sedan?

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9. Re: car rentals .......so high.......WHY?!

How much are you packing?

If you can get by with one suitcase per couple you should be fine with a standard car.

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