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Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

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Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

Hello,

I was reading some forum topics and got confused [ not unusual lol] on the car rental.

Are there areas I can not drive a rental car? I was thinking to drive the Hana road, which I think will not be a problem.

Go to Haleakala National Park and drive to summit to see the sunrise, other than that just drive around the island and go place to place.

Do you see a problem with it?

Thanks for alerting me and helping me again.

Kapaa, Hawaii
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1. Re: Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

There are only 2 "portions" of roads that the rental car companies don't want you to take their cars. The portion of the Hana Hwy past Kipahulu which is the south/east flank of Haleakala, and a portion of Kahekili Hwy, that is in west Maui past the blow hole.

You can drive the Hana Hwy in your rental, just not past Kipahulu and there is no problem with driving it up to the summit of Haleakala.

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2. Re: Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

When in doubt -- check with the car rental company. As msfuzz says .... those two areas are the "stand-outs."

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3. Re: Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

I rented from Budget in Maui and Kauai a few weeks ago. In Kauai they presented a seperate agreement listing 3 specific roads I would not drive on. This had to be signed

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I was told that type of agreement is going to follow in Maui soon.

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4. Re: Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

Thanks for helping me again.

I will double check with the car rental once I get there.

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5. Re: Car Rental - Where is Prohibited to go

Also best to have them highlight the roads on a map. The roads in question either are one way with shear drop-offs or they are severely pot-holed with large loose boulders looming above. Hope the descriptions translate. If you get a "wild hair", msfuzz will drive over from Oahu in her car and take you over the top of the west Maui lobe. She is all over this.

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