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Old 05-08-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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I am moving to Honolulu next month to a great job (federal). My moving costs are paid for, but I have a question. I have 2 cars and plan on selling them both (2000 Jetta & 2002 Ford Focus) before I get there. Should I buy a new car here or wait till I get to Honolulu?

I am looking at buying a new minivan or SUV. Just afraid I won't find much of a selection in Hawaii.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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If you ship, use Pasha. They put the cars INSIDE a ship that's made for transporting cars. Matson (I think) puts some cars on deck, with no protection. One of my coworkers shipped his truck with them and it was rusted by the time it got to Maui
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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I'm sure there are a lot of dealers on Oahu though. I don't think you'll have trouble finding a vehicle.

Also, you'd probably want to buy a vehicle you can have serviced properly there anyway, so less selection may not be a bad thing. Better to contribute to the Hawaii economy also... $20k or whatever spent on a little island or small town actually affects the economy
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Was in Western New York but now in Hilo Hawaii
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I just finished shipping 2 cars on Matson was covered and no rust. Only took 2 weeks from Long Beach to Hilo I canʻt see a car rust in that time unless it already had rust. All the shippers are the same price unless you know someone that can get you a disc. (I found one) but it will save you only $100 bucks
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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If you ship, use Pasha. They put the cars INSIDE a ship that's made for transporting cars. Matson (I think) puts some cars on deck, with no protection. One of my coworkers shipped his truck with them and it was rusted by the time it got to Maui
Your coworker is pulling your leg. Even if on the deck for the less than 7 day trip, it wont rust that quick. This is a common tale, repeated over and over again.
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Old 05-08-2010, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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I am moving to Honolulu next month to a great job (federal). My moving costs are paid for, but I have a question. I have 2 cars and plan on selling them both (2000 Jetta & 2002 Ford Focus) before I get there. Should I buy a new car here or wait till I get to Honolulu?

I am looking at buying a new minivan or SUV. Just afraid I won't find much of a selection in Hawaii.

Any help would be appreciated.
Wait until you get there before buying new. Otherwise, you will essentially pay double taxes due to the laws here.
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Old 05-09-2010, 07:19 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! Great advice.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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Your coworker is pulling your leg. Even if on the deck for the less than 7 day trip, it wont rust that quick. This is a common tale, repeated over and over again.
It was probably on docks for a while in California, then waiting on Oahu for the transfer to Maui
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Was in Western New York but now in Hilo Hawaii
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It was probably on docks for a while in California, then waiting on Oahu for the transfer to Maui

Understanding it was on the docks according to Matsons schedule if you turn in your car on Monday thru wed it will go out on Fri. boat if you turn in in on Thurs. to Sat it will go out on the next Fri so the max time it sits in port is 8 days. Now back to my and Pacificʻs statement a car cant rust in that time span. Unless that said car was already infested with rust. I donʻt want to make you look bad but as Pacific says a urban myth.

Now back the the news of what should I do sell me cars by here or buy in Hawaii? Hawaii has a tax on autos purchased on the mainland in a year of moving to Hawaii I donʻt know if this is ew only or with used cars. I would go online and see whar the prices of the cars I own now to see if its worth shipping them . You would know what their worth as to if you need to replace the motor or not miles ect. compare costs then look at what you want to buy in Hawaii.

Good luck and welcome to Hawaii
Koa
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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I am moving to Honolulu next month to a great job (federal). My moving costs are paid for, but I have a question. I have 2 cars and plan on selling them both (2000 Jetta & 2002 Ford Focus) before I get there. Should I buy a new car here or wait till I get to Honolulu?

I am looking at buying a new minivan or SUV. Just afraid I won't find much of a selection in Hawaii.

Any help would be appreciated.
I checked recently on a Tundra Pickup and it was just a little over a Grand to ship it. Seems like a bargain compared to selling, and buying anew, with new car premium, sales tax etc.
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