My white Prius is a charm to drive around Hawaii, the white color keeps it nice and cool. Also the AC blows ice cold. It's incredibly fuel efficient, I average 40 - 50mpg, sometimes I get up to 60mpg! The car is quiet, clean, comfortable and just the right size for the city! It's a hatchback and the back seats go down for more room, just in case you need to store golf clubs or a surfboard or so!
This is the premium version so it has leather seats, keyless entry and Bluetooth. It also has a regular AUX jack so you can hook up your iPhone or whatever music player you have and be ready to go. I kept it in pretty good shape for the few years I've had it, and it's definitely my favorite car so far!
If you are renting it for a week or more and are coming in from the Airport, I might even be able to come and pick you up!
Otherwise the car will be waiting for you in the carport by my house in Kahala, close to Diamond Head.
2007 Toyota PriusHonolulu Prius - 50+mpg15532
Car is as advertised. Gas mileage was great. Only used a half tank to drive around the entire island of Oahu. Laurens was very responsive and helpful.
I couldn't have been more happy with my decision to rent Laurens's prius. He was very accommodating and the car was perfect for what I needed, fuel efficient for exploring the whole island and all the necessary plugs to charge my phone and play my music. I will definitely contact Laurens again when I return to O'ahu.
Awesome rental experience! Laurens was great and very prompt with communication. The Prius was very gas efficient and clean -- a great car to get around on the island (especially with high gas $$). I would definitely rent from him again!
The gas mileage on this car was absolutely amazing. We were on the island for a week and drove all over and had to stop at a gas station only once. Lauren was super chill but very professional. We will definitely try to work through him again next time we visit Oahu. We Highly Recommended this service.
Laurens is polite, responsive, and best of all, he follows through on what he says he will do. Coordinating with him for drop off and his pick up of my husband at the airport made our visit to Honolulu smooth, enjoyable, never sapped by the hassle factor that defines travel usually. His car itself has the 'green' pleasure of a hybrid. Loved the iPhone chargers!
I'm local but I don't own a car. I had a friend visiting from the mainland so I decided to give Turo a try. Lauren's Prius was pretty close to me and you can't beat the gas mileage so I decided to rent his car. This was my first time driving a Prius so it was little different but fairly intuitive so I didn't have a hard time operating it. Lauren was really cool, he did a good job communicating with me via text message. He even gave me a ride home when I dropped off his car. I would definitely recommend renting his car to anybody that is looking for a reliable, fuel efficient, and clean automobile.
Laurens' Prius was a perfect car to drive around Oahu for a week. It's easy to drive, handles well, and the engine shuts off when you're waiting a long time for a light to change (happens often in and around Honolulu). I would just sit there and listen to the cars around me drink gasoline, knowing that I wasn't wasting gas while standing still. Plenty of room in the back to throw gear in and head for the North Shore, and there's a cover that can be pulled over the hatchback's storage area if you have to leave anything in the car (though it's still not a great idea).
It's a car with a lot of miles on it but Laurens has clearly kept it up very well. And Laurens himself is a great guy, very communicative and helpful, even gave us a ride to the airport after we returned the car.
I contacted Laurens the day before I left for Hawaii because I was notified by the original renter the day before I left that his car was stolen. I was in a panic and Laurens was the first to generously accept my request on such short notice. His house is near Diamond head, which isn't closest or far away from the airport and I luckily had a friend pick me up from the airport and drop me off at his place to pick up the car. If you don't have a friend to pick/drop off, then I would suggest calling a cab but everything evens out since you save so much on gas anyway. Laurens had told me that the Prius rear light was cracked before but by the time I met with him to pick up the car, he had already ordered and repaired the light. And even though I didn't have a local phone, Laurens was in close and quick communication via email. His car was perfect for getting around the island. I literally spent less than $50 on gas for the whole 10 days I had his car. The windows were tinted and he had iphone charger and android charger and the aux plug. Laurens had prepared everything you could possibly need in the car. He was also just delightful to communicate with. He actually drove me to the airport very early morning on Sunday and he was such an interesting person to talk to. This was my very first time visiting Hawaii and renting his car while I was here was definitely the best choice I have made. I would recommend renting from Laurens if you are ever in Oahu. Thanks Laurens!
Laurens's was a pleasure to rent from. He did my friend and I the favor of picking us up from the airport when we received the car and dropped us off at our hostel when we returned it. His Prius was perfect for exploring the island and helped us save on gas. He was easy to work with and I loved my first experience with Turo. Thanks!
This listing says the location is at the Honolulu Airport, but this is not accurate. His detailed description says it is at his house in Diamond Head. I messaged him about this confusion and he said usually people pick it up from his house, but he could probably get us from airport. He did leave the car at the airport, but when we left we had to drop it off at his house and take a $50 taxi to the airport. This was not convenient because Honolulu has bad traffic. He is a nice guy, but I wish he could have worked something out where we could have left the car at the airport as well. We still filled the tank and vacuumed the sand from his car.
I would not have rented his car had I known we definitely would not be able to leave the car at the airport. We only had 4 days in Honolulu (extra time to go to his house) and a budget for car rental (extra $50 for cab).
This trip to Hawaii was incredible because of our vehicle. Laurens was very helpful when he picked us up and dropped us off at the airport.
The car was great and runs perfectly. We were able to see the ENTIRE island and we loved every moment in the car. The gas mileage on this car was fantastic and we only paid $30 to fill it back to full at the end of the week.
Laurens is an awesome guy who told us of many good restaurants and local places to hit up. We thank him and his vehicle for making our Honeymoon so special and convenient. Thanks again!
Laurens is cool! perfect to explore the island! and very much worth the affordable price! plus great fuel efficiency!
It was little bit hard to contact laurens at first but picking up and returning was all good. also Laurens gave us airport pick up!!! super convinient for us. tons of thanks tp Laurens.
Would definitely re-book!!
Laurens rocks! He did everything he said he would, was punctual and a pleasure to do business with. More than that, he was friendly and proved helpful to this first timer on Oahu. His car is great. My girlfriend and I drove all over the Island for 9 days and only filled the tank ($25-30) twice! I highly recommend renting this car.
Laurens is a great guy--super friendly and he went out of his way to help us with the reservation. The car is very good, too. It's in great condition, is very clean and comfortable, and the good mileage comes in handy in Hawaii where the gas is expensive. Definitely want to rent it again the next time we're in Oahu. Mahalo!
Hands down best car rental experience. Laurens was awesome. If you plan on driving on the island and not being contained to just Waikiki rent this car! Budget or Enterprise would have cost more than 2x what we paid for and on top of that this Prius gets excellent gas mileage, only paid around $25 for 4 days of driving. Thanks again Laurens, hopefully we will be back soon, feel free to look us up next time you're in SF. Mahalo!