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GPS for a rental car-need advice.

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GPS for a rental car-need advice.

Hi All,

We will be staying in Waikiki for a week at the end of this month. I'm wondering if I need a GPS with the rental car. We want to see the whole island and are avid hikers. Is a GPS worth getting? I will have my guide book maps but I'm not sure if the GPS will help find the natural beauty spots. Thanks!!!

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1. Re: GPS for a rental car-need advice.

We made good use of our gps, especially around Honolulu. There are lots of one-way streets and the signs can be difficult to read, especially while night driving.

If you can make use of a gps back home, perhaps buy one before coming...I wouldn't rent one from the rental company. For the money, you'll probably be able to buy one and use it on other holidays.

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I don't know if would be worth it to rent one or buy one

I find my way around just fine

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I live here and I love the peace of mind I get from having one. With one way streets and all the possible issues with road closures I love being able to push the "home" button and find my way back, especially at night, with little or no issue.

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We used the map on our iphone and it worked just fine but if I didn't have that, either a paper map or GPS is a must. The roads around Honolulu can be very confusing and often they don't give you much warning on their signs as far as when exits are coming up.

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We rented one at the car rental agency and were very very glad we did. Not only did it get us to where we wanted to go, but it also told us about the places we were driving through/by. Sort of a little history lesson. Kept us very entertained. We would have missed alot had we not had the GPS.

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do you know what rental company you used with this type of GPS?


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