Perfect car to cruise up the coast of Oahu. It is an awesome high-performance turbo charged rear-wheel drive convertible. It is the GXP edition which is their track ready model with a "competition mode" that adds even more
If you would like me to fill up the car with gas at the end of your trip so you don't have to bother with it it will be a flat rate of $40 added after the trip is over.
Have fun but please no smoking.
2007 Pontiac SolsticeBrian's Pontiac15555
Brian was extremely laid back and easy to work with. The issue comes with the car. Upon picking up the car, the check engine light was on. Aware that this could mean various things, not necessarily an issue, I overlooked it as the car was driving fine. Just an hour or so into our trip, the car began to overheat. Already across the island, we had to wait for a tow and head back to Honolulu. It ruined our plans for the day as the entire tow experience took up about 3-4 hours and by the time we were back in Honolulu, traffic was too bad to head back up North. I have yet to hear back from Turo regarding the mechanics report, but from what I currently know, the car is not safe to drive.
The car was fun and handled well as a little sports car would. Me and my wife took it for a cruise around Oahu and enjoyed the convertible until I got sun burnt and put the top up. Other than that it was ok. The interior was dirty not gross just sand on the seats and floors and like it needed a very good wipe down. It also has a plastic piece hanging down in front because of what looks like a crash that always scrapes. If that were taken care of it wouldn't scape any more as other reviews stated but it doesn't effect how it drives. The Biggest issue though is the front tires. It was maybe 10 minutes into our trip when we stopped first and I noticed the front left tire wasn't in great shape with small gashes and stuff , but as a car guy wasn't really too worried about. But half way through our trip I checked on it again and I noticed a big slice in the tire all the way around and it was low on pressure. If these couple things were fixed it would be an amazing car. Other than the tire thing it gets the job done and it was enjoyable until I noticed that the little crack I though was there originally was actually a big slice that was opening up I was nervous about having a blow out. Thankfully made it back ok though.
The car got the job done. Oil change was needed, the inside wasn't cleaned, and the car has hanging underparts (car is already low) which scraped the ground very often. Brian was great with communication and made the entire process enjoyable and easy.
Brian was easy to work with. Met Brian at 9am and agreed to drop car off at 9pm in agreed location. He cleaned the outside of the car and the car got us around the entire island. Brian just ask that we take care of the vehicle and that we bring it back with half a tank of fuel. Recommend working with Brian if you need a car on the island of Oahu. Price was good and unlimited miles unlike some people who allow 200 miles maximum.
It was really fun driving Brian's Pontiac convertible! I now know that convertible is the best way to travel about the Hawaiian islands (the only way!). It was my first experience renting through Turo and Brian made the process easy and painless. The car had something wrong with the underside that made some awful noises scraping against the ground at points while driving, but at least he warned me prior so I wasn't quite as startled when I heard it and didn't feel responsible for the issue. It could have also used a vacuuming prior to rental, but it didn't take away from my experience.
Great first experience with turo and Brian's Solstice! Good fun car to cruise the scenic roads of Oahu with the roof down (just don't forget the sunscreen!). The car itself is quite low so a bit of care is needed on the rough stuff. All on all a great experience, and definitely a great host and car!
We arrive late to take the Brian's car but everything was ready to go,
Even if we didn't get an internet connection and a mobile phone Brian manage it to be perfect!
Very good car, which appears to be better than a Mustang! Ahah! Highly recommand to drive around Waikiki
Brian was very easy going and accommodating with pick up and drop off times. Had it full of gas when he handed it over. The car runs great and was fun to drive around the island. Easy to put on and off the top too.
Easy and fast contact with Brian, uncomplicated to find the location. He was waiting for us and explained everything we needed to know for a cool open rooftop experience around the coastal streets. We highly recommend this car and its owner ;-)
I made the last minute reservation but Brain made this reservation so easy for me. He responded my message very quick and communicated very well about my concern. The car is good. Just a reminder to whom is interested. The trunk can only fit 1-2 backpacks if you open the top.
Brian was extremely flexible with regards to last minute changes to our itinerary. Our flight was delayed 14 hours and Brian was easy to get a hold of when we had to notify him of the change. The car was clean, fast and fun! Pick up and drop off was straightforward and easy. I would definitely book with Brian again!