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The car

Mazda CX-9 2008

Grand Touring
6 trips
19 MPG
Gas (Regular)
4 doors
8 seats

Hosted by

James Daniel
10 tripsJoined Apr 2018
Typically responds in 2 hours


Drive around the Big Island in this sporty AWD Mazda CX-9 SUV—fondly called "Sexy 9" around our house—on your next trip. The Sexy 9 comes complete with roof racks for all your island adventures and is super fun to drive! The CX-9 is a spacious SUV that seats up to 8 comfortably with its 3rd-row seating, and it's very well maintained and super reliable. The AC blows cold for those hot island beach days, and it also has an AUX input for external audio devices, Bluetooth functionality, a sunroof, nice Bose system, and other features of comfort. There is a reason why the 2008 Mazda CX-9 won Motor Trend's SUV of the Year award, as well as the North American Truck of the Year Award. It's an absolute blast to drive and has that Mazda ZOOM ZOOM spirit, for sure. You'll enjoy using this vehicle. Suitable for families, and small groups. Great for longterm renters. ***While the CX-9 is AWD, it is not a true 4WD vehicle and is not permitted to travel to certain locations around the island, including up MAUNA KEA, and down into WAIPIO VALLEY.


Automatic transmission
Long-term car
Roof Racks


Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.
Post-trip cleaning
Return the car hassle free, without worrying about cleaning up after your trip. Does not cover upholstery cleaning, spills, stains, pet hair, or smoke removal.
Beach gear
We have two Tommy Bahama beach chairs available with your rental. Price includes both chairs
$20/trip2 available
Igloo cooler
$10/trip1 available
8" Costco Wavestorm surfboard. Great all around knock around surfboard for the Big Island. You see a lot of them in use here.
$5/day1 available
Child safety seat
This rear-facing Chicco child seat is perfect for children who weigh between 4 and 30 pounds (2 and 13.5 kg) and whose height is 30 inches (76 cm) or less.
$5/day1 available


Thank you for choosing the Mazda CX9 for your Turo trip rental here on the Big Island. This car is being rented as a used, casual, family style vehicle. I kindly ask that you keep that in mind. The following are some guidelines that will make your Turo rental more pleasant: 1) Please contact me at least 1 to 2 days upon arrival so that we may arrange the pickup and drop off details. The pickup options are: a) the car will be at the airport in a designated stall or b) I can arrange for the car to be delivered to your location. It will be on a situational, case-by-case basis. Drop off will be the same. 2) I ask that you please respect the rules of the road and be mindful of NO PARKING, TOW ZONE areas, times, and the SPEED LIMIT. If you receive tickets you must pay them IMMEDIATELY!!! If not, you will incur additional court and collection fees. If the car is towed. Please contact me ASAP, because I will need to go and get the car and a fee of $50 (in addition to the towing fee) will be charged to you. 3) Please call Turo's roadside assistance number at 1-866-735-2901 for towing, jump start service, tire changes, etc. If a mechanical issue happens that will interfere with the safety or driveability of the car, there may be a possibility for me to give you a replacement vehicle (if available). If I am unable to do so, your Turo reservation will be immediately canceled, and the rest of your rental/trip fee will be refunded. 4) The gas level should be at the same level as when the car was picked up. 5) Some destinations are not allowed for this car. There is a good amount of rough terrain on the island, and there are some places this car cannot go. This vehicle is NOT to be used for any OFF-ROADING (e.g.- driving up Mauna Kea or down into Waipio Valley, both of which require four-wheel drive vehicles). It is strictly for casual, and leisure driving. 6) All drivers must be registered Turo users to be covered by the Turo insurance. 7) Please limit excessive eating, drinking, and leaving trash in the car. Certain areas on the Big Island are very humid, and ROACHES will come out of the woodwork quickly. Thhe car will be given to you clean and should be returned in the same condition. A cleaning fee (depending on the damage) will be charged to you if the car is returned with excessive trash, sand, or dirty. 8) The Turo rental can only be picked up at the DESIGNATED time. It will not be released earlier due to contractual, and insurance stipulations. If the Turo rental is returned late, you will be charged an additional fee of $50 per hour by Turo. It is best to try and book another day with Turo if you know that you will be late more than 10 minutes. Please contact me if you think that you might need to return the car late. 9) NO PETS are allowed in the car. You will be charged an additional damage fee if pets are found to be transported in the vehicle. 10) Lastly, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING is allowed in the vehicle at ANY TIME! This is a smoke-free vehicle. You will be charged an additional cleaning fee by Turo if you smoke in the car. Thank you for reading these guidelines. Please email or text me when you book your Turo trip to let me know that you have read, and agree to these guidelines. Please enjoy the MAZDA CX9 for your Turo trip.


5 ratings

Great guy to deal with. Recommended for sure. Mahalo

Quentin L.-Feb 28, 2019

Danny made this trip perfect. He checked in multiple times to make sure everything was perfect. Car was great easy to drive and more space than we needed. Highly recommend him. Thanks Dan

Christopher H.-Jun 21, 2018

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