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Car rental price good or bad?

baltimore
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Car rental price good or bad?

I will be visting Maui May 8-19 and I have a car rental reserved through Costco but it just seems the price is high. I have looked around a little bit and cant seem to find higher prices. Maybe I am not looking in the right places.

The price I have reserved is $420 total for a full size car. It does not matter what size car as long as we get a 4 door and it seems the car rental company can only guarantee a 4 door if I reserve a full size.

Does this rate seem high? Any suggestions on a website to find a better price?

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1. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

Check the post: some car rental prices are just nuts

It's the most current update on car pricing.

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2. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

Run your dates on this site http://discounthawaiicarrental.com/ see if they have any better numbers.

baltimore
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3. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

I will check out those suggestions. I have seen some people get prices for $400 for two weeks and thats during high season. I was hoping since we are going during low season it would not be so high.

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4. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

jiffer21225

I will be visting Maui May 8-19 and I have a car rental reserved through Costco but it just seems the price is high. I have looked around a little bit and cant seem to find higher prices. >>>

why do you want a higher price for your rental

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5. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

I find your quote high. Car rentals prices change day-by-day almost hour-by-hour. I have been reasearching car rental prices for 5-6 months now for our trip leaving on January 14th-24th. If you have the time (or make the time), check frquently. I typically check hotwire, priceline, expedia, and orbitz. I ended up booking w/ hotwire.

baltimore
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6. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

So typo. I ment to say a lower price. :)

Beaverton, Oregon
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7. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

totally confused -- i keep checking all the other sites--priceline-expedia-orbitz-hotwire car rental hawaii -- discount hawaii car rental and a bunch more and i have never found a price equal to or cheaper then what i find dealing direct with a car rental site ---- wondering if the people who book cars from those sites check direct with car rental companies

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8. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

We have a convertible for 341 through alamo for may 5-12. yours seems high.

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9. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

txtravlin mom

your rental is 7 days jiffers is 11 days

in reality, her price is marginal.

yours is looking a bit high, imo

those dates may 8-19 are high now everywhere

keep your original ressie and keep checking for specials and deals.

ive never had a problem using priceline or hotwire anywhere in the 50 states.

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10. Re: Car rental price good or bad?

Hold on to your current reservation and then when you are about 10 days out from leaving, give the Name Your Price option on Priceline a shot. The only downside is that it is prepaid and non-cancelable. If you are good with that, you should be able to get a rate that is anywhere from 40% to 60% less than the published rates at that time. Things are a bit slower in May so there is generally inventory. And available inventory translates to deeper discounts.