On Oahu for vacation

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    I've been here since Saturday and it seems like every other car is a 6th gen Mustang. At the rental agency, every other car was a Mustang convertible. Unfortunately, I there were 5 of us and luggage, so yay me, I got a Honda CR-V. Anyb else notice an over abundance of Mustangs on the island? Made me want my 16 even more.
     
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    Mustang convertible rentals have always been big on the islands. I've rented numerous over the years, but few, if any, V/8s. I imagine they're all Ecos now.
     
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    Vacationed on the Big Island last week and my son and I were joking about the abundance of 2018 Mustang rental 'Verts! Dang drop-top ponies were everywhere!!!
     
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    I rented an ecoboost convertible on the big island last fall. And yeah, there were a lot of them.
     
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    Get some malasadas from Leonard's Bakery. At night drinks and pupus at Side Street Inn.
     
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    Fuck that place. Lol
     
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    I was in Miami Beach two weeks ago and I saw many Eco Boost 2017-2018 Mustangs (Most verts and some fastbacks).
     
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    I was there in November, 2017 for a work trip, and had an Ecoboost 2017 coupe, which I rather liked around the island. Spooling up the turbo on Kamehameha Highway on the North Shore was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, National only keeps Ecoboost coupes and convertibles for their Executive Elite folks, and you need to reserve a GT in a higher class to get one. I did see a bunch of GTs, both 2015-2017 and 2018s, in the parking garage at the airport when I was there a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, I needed a bigger vehicle, so I ended up with a LOADED Ford Edge. Pity me.

    JR
     
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    I rented an ecoboost convertible last year and drove it to the top of Mauna Kea on the big island. Worked Great!
     
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    My wife and I were on the Big Island with two friends in April so we got a 4 door jeep which must be the second most popular vehicle to rent.

    So much fun! Can't wait to go back.
     
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    Is that really the name of the highway? As a Dragonball anime fan, all I can think of is the Kamehameha Wave.. I tried to add a good GIF of it, but I'm not computer smart, I could only insert links..
     
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    Yes,

    It was named after King Kamehameha by Akira because he figured it would be easily remembered that way. :cheers:
     
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    There are a ton where I live too. Every time I'm in downtown St. Augustine and see a silver non-GT Mustang convertible, I immediately know it's a rental and the drivers are tourists haha. I'm sure there are other colors but they mostly seem to be silver for some reason.

    I'm sure there are plenty of rental GT convertibles too, just harder to spot out. The only time I actually knew I was looking at one was when I was at the Enterprise next to my dealer waiting on a loaner while my car was getting worked on. An older foreign couple came in to pick up their rental and it ended up being a white '18 GT convertible. It was pretty cool to see how excited they were when they got in and drove away.
     
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    #14 jacknifetoaswan, Jun 15, 2018
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    When the 2015s first came out, and I mean, June of 2014, we were headed down to Cudjoe Key with some friends, and rented a 4Runner in Ft. Lauderdale (we lived in SC at the time). Nearly every other car coming up and down US 1 from Key West was an S550 convertible. I had seen maybe two or three in Charleston, at that time, but here I was, seeing dozens, maybe hundreds of them.

    Yup. King Kamehameha was a native Hawaiian that rose to overthrow all the other tribes on the Hawaiian islands and unite them as the Kingdom of Hawaii. Kamehameha Highway starts in Honolulu near the airprt, heads out towards Pearl Harbor and through Pearl City, then up through the middle of the island to Wahiawa, past Wheeler Army Airfield, Schofield Barracks, and the Dole Plantation, then up to Haleiwa, and around the North Shore to Kawela Bay. It then becomes HI-83, which heads back along the Windward side (eastern shore) of the island, back towards Kaneohe Bay. You can make most of a loop of the island using these two roads, plus HI-61 or H-3. Yes, there are 'Interstates' in Hawaii.

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    Yep. They are extremely popular in Hawaii. Especially for Japanese tourists (who frequent the 808 often) because its such a fun American novelty for them.

    I recently spent my honeymoon on Kauai and I was disgusted by how many of them were rolling around. One of them, surprisingly, had a black accent package.
     
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    I was in Maui almost 2 years ago. Agreed, everywhere!

    Too bad the majority of parking spots everywhere arethisclosetogether. I rented a small SUV since Johnny Bravo at the rental car place lied to me and told me I needed an SUV to make it up the road to Hana.
    Exact opposite! Smaller the better on that tight winding road.
     
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    The last time I was there, my coworkers all went to Maui for the weekend (I stayed back in Oahu), and drove the Road to Hana, all hungover, in a 15 passenger van. I've never been happier to be on a different island than people I'm generally friendly with.

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    If you really want a good laugh - try to see how many Toyota Tacomas you can count in between your hotel and wherever you're going. It is insane how many you will see.
     
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    Yeah, there were a lot of those as well. A lot of abandoned or stolen and stripped cars as well. .
     
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    Shithole. Hawaii in general is o.k. to visit but not live.
     
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