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Old 10-12-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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I've searched through all the previous threads and can't seem to find a clear answer to the question since most of the questions have personal spins on it such as whether or not to ship their current car.

Basically i'm looking to find an answer to the question

Would it be cheaper to buy the same car on the mainland than buying it on Oahu. Roughly what would be the difference in price? I'm looking to buy a new car either way but if I can save some money by buying it here first and spending the $1000 to ship it, then it might be worth it.

Thank you!
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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You should be able to look up car dealerships on Oahu, and then compare to your current location.

Don't forget that you also have to get a shipped vehicle registered and the emmissions tested on Oahu. That brings shipping and the extra's closer to $1,500.

I don't know your situation, but if I was going to buy one either way, I would wait till I was there. Less to deal with.
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Old 10-12-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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Thank you. So far what i've been seeing is roughly $3000 price difference listing on their MSRPs but I don't know what "options" these cars have vs the other ones. I did however notice a larger inventory here in Grand Rapids, MI. I also have to think about my cross country drive too!
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Hilo
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Thank you. So far what i've been seeing is roughly $3000 price difference listing on their MSRPs but I don't know what "options" these cars have vs the other ones. I did however notice a larger inventory here in Grand Rapids, MI. I also have to think about my cross country drive too!
Please note that if the car is three years young or less you will also have to pay Hawaii taxes when you bring it into Hawaii. Don't forget to calculate that into the equation as well.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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So basically, they get you one way or another?!?!?!?
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Old 10-13-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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So basically, they get you one way or another?!?!?!?
Haha...so true on many levels.
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