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4-wheel drive

do we need to rent this type of car for our trip to sight see the big island in? we are coming the beginning of December

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Healy, Alaska
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1. Re: 4-wheel drive

Nope - not at all. What ever car fits you & your passengers & luggage works just fine. :)

pzp
Kauai, Hawaii
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2. Re: 4-wheel drive

Definitely no need for 4WD. If you're somewhere where you need 4WD you're probably somewhere you ought not to be.

Oahu, Hawaii
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3. Re: 4-wheel drive

It's not necessary.

Reserve your car now, but keep checking for price drops. (Don't pre-pay.)

Do you know about DHCR, Costco, and AutoSlash?

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4. Re: 4-wheel drive

https://www.discounthawaiicarrental.com/

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5. Re: 4-wheel drive

thanks

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6. Re: 4-wheel drive

We just did the BI and had a 4 cylinder and it was fine but we stayed on the main highways and parks/sights beaches nothing crazy. it all depends on what you want to see and do and how much luggage you have.We spent very little on gas and only filled up 1 time and did and saw a ton. Now if you have a 4x4 you can do a little more and see a few more places.BTW get a Costco card , the gas there is really cheap and you will save alot + you can pick up your supplies if you are here for some time

Edited: 28 August 2017, 17:32
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7. Re: 4-wheel drive

Not really George. These rental Jeeps are not allowed off the pavement, and are not tricked out to handle off road driving on this island. You can see exactly the same things with either one (assuming one is obeying the rental contract).

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