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Elizabeth was very nice, great at communicating, on time and flexible. She made the rental process seamless. Much appreciated!
Had a great experience renting from Isaiah. Excellent communication and everything you would want. So much better than any of my previous rental from your typical car rental companies.
Always enjoy the Evoque, but read car reviews for that. Delia was an awesome host — responsive and timely. Even with traditional rental companies steps away, this was a better experience.
You guys are amazing. Mahalo ʻoukou. So good to know we rented from such a nice kanaka, you don’t get that from other rental companies. And then to also be invited for kanikapila? So maika’i! Mahalo nunui!
Chelsey was an amazing host! His car was really nice, spacious, clean, and it had great gas mileage which matters in Hawaii considering the gas prices. He was super responsive and polite, and he even left a few dollars to pay for airport parking when we went to pick the car up. I’d highly recommend anyone to use Chelsey if you’re looking for a great experience during your trip to the big island!
The car was very nice and clean and drove really well. TK was very helpful and accommodating when needing to change my pick up time at the last minute. I will be renting from TK again in the future!
Car was clean and ready for pick-up on time w/o any hassle. Would def rent from Nova again.
Seriously, I loved this vehicle rental! This was my first time using Turo. Nova was a great host and was EXTREMELY accommodating to several flight delays. I honestly recommend not only Nova, but Turo as well…the efficiency and ease cannot be matched to that of the commercial rental car companies. Mahalo!! 🤙
Nice clean car that was easy to drive! Pick up and drop off at the airport was quicker than renting from any of the big rental car companies.
We had a great trip with the vehicle and no complaints on our adventures throughout the island. Great gas mileage, super important as gas prices are definitely not cheap in Hawaii. I will say that we received the car pretty dirty. I assume there wasn’t enough time to clean the car after the previous renters dropped it off. The inside of the car was very dirty (dirt, sand, leaves, and fingerprints) and definitely wasn’t “Covid cleaned” but we wiped everything down. Had to pay $15 for parking despite it being advertised as “free pick up”however Allison assured me she would pay me back via Venmo. The images of the car are also not recent, we picked up the car with a lot of damage (scratches, dents, puncture holes) on the passenger side and the hood mainly. Just make sure you take good pictures prior to starting the trip as the images posted are not an accurate representation. All in all — have no complaints. Allison responded in a timely manner and like I said, assured to pay for the parking. Would recommend — Subarus are very reliable cars.
Great vehicle, ran excellent, clean, reasonably priced, bumps and scratches but aesthetics not priority, good value and good running performance, and safe. Definitely will book in the future.
Joyce was really accommodating to us. We were coming off a cruise at Port of Hilo and she was very flexible with picking us up right outside the port and meeting near the port to drive us in the port. She was also very communicative and provided us with towels and a cooler. We also ordered two snorkeling sets and was able to have a great day trip around the Hilo!
Great host. Provided an iPad app with the car to give us a super self guided trip through the Volcano’s National Park! Perfect vehicle for the trip. Pick-up and drop-off was really easy at Hilo airport. Will definitely seek out Joe next time we’re on the Big Island!!
Just wowww, just stop searching you have found the best rental ! Bonnie was perfect, great communication, easy going. The car was clean and as it was describe. We will rent again for sure ! Thank Bonnie 🤙🏼
This was a very nice and spacious vehicle that made things so comfortable for my BIG family and I. Pomai made things super convenient for us and worked with us on dropping off in Hilo & picking up in Kona. He also recommended places to eat and places to go! Thank you Pomai for making our experience in the island a better one!!
Super responsive. Within an hour of booking a last minute reservation, Natalie had us covered. So thankful.
Leland is a fantastic host and was always responsive with any questions our party had! 4Runner was clean and is a very capable vehicle for transporting up to 5 around the island + your gear. There are plenty of cigarette lighters for charging passenger devices, but beware you need to bring the adapters + cables as there are none in the vehicle. There is also a 400W wall outlet in the back for something like a plug-in cooler. Was a bit rough with the MPG so beware of that. I averaged about 18.5 MPG with several trips between Hilo and Kona, in maybe 350+ miles of driving we had to fill it up about twice. The vehicle has knobby off-road tires so it's a bit loud at speed. Another member of our party has an F150 that was practically silent inside in comparison.
Windell was very helpful for my first Turo rental. Car was very clean and was a nice ride. High gas mileage and good sound system!
Communication with Cherish was easy via text. The car location was just right outside the airport. We paid only $11 Uber to get to it. The car was clean and in good condition. We were glad we pick the SUV instead of a car because it is much more convenience and easy getting in n out. Returning to the same location and easy rush to the airport. Will rent from her again. Oh you have a choice to request the car to be dropped in the airport parking lot. you will need to pay for parking fee tho - about $40. For us it was easier to just jump in an Uber to pick it up.
It’s a great car for the road trip in the Big Island! This car is gas saving with comfortable seats, nice interior, and smooth to drive! Highly recommend to rent Monique’s Toyota Highlander for your road trip in the Big Island! We had a fun time of the road trip with this Toyota Highlander!
Natalie's vehicle ran great. Would highly recommend her vehicle to anyone visiting Hilo side. Mahalo.
Stetson was super nice and easy to work with when reserving my rental and making updates before my trip. Car was clean and smooth drive. Will be renting during future trips to Hilo. 🤙
This was the perfect car for exploring the Big Island! It was a super smooth ride with car play and great AC. Just amount enough room for luggage and a few friends. Fely was a great host and super responsive. We will definitely try to rent again on our next trip! Mahalo!
Car was clean and in perfect condition. Fits 4 people with their luggage. Would be too small for 5. The car pick-up was done in-person with Alex at the cell phone lot at the airport. Worked great going up Mauna Kea. Smooth and quiet. Be sure to have close to full charge before leaving Hilo area. The checkpoint rangers needed a little explanation of how EV regen breaks work (they were curious), but then they allowed it to go up. They were impressed when we came back down and checked the break temp. Was in the 50s compared to the 4x4s with temps 200-900! :)
Such and easy time - from booking, to pickup & drop off. Richard responded quickly and was also very accommodating. I made a few changes from the time I booked up until the day of pickup, and he was quick to respond & accept the changes made. The vehicle was clean, ran very well! I would definitely recommend to friends & family and look forward to renting again. THANK YOU!
Owners of my Turo were very accommodating and helpful! Awesome service and quick response time. Really cool people 🤙🏽 Mahalo for allowing me your rental🤙🏽
PERFECT car to use during our trip in Big Island! Raines jeep is exactly what we needed to fully explore the Mauna Kea since it was a 4WD! Thank you Raine!! We will definitely recommend your car to others!! Mahalo!
Car was clean and it was perfect for our trip. Very spacious. Joseph was responsive and polite.
Awesome car to drive around the island. Best decision to get a jeep to use in the island, as some of the spot that we went to needed all wheel drive vehicle. This jeep is reasonably priced for the car your getting. It’s beautiful. Also, it’s nice that this car is easy to find, the color stands out. Got a lot of 🤙🏼🤙🏼 from locals. My family and I loved it!! Raine is very accommodating on my whole trip. She was very understanding when I needed an extension on my trip. She always reply on my questions. Thank you Raine.
Douglas was extremely professional & accommodating! The bronco is a beautiful vehicle to drive. I highly recommend renting the car & working with Douglas. 🙏
Wonderful ride! The Equinox was in perfect condition, drove really well, and was very comfortable. Isaiah was prompt with replies and the car was easy to find, and he even provided us with water and sanitizing amenities. Highly recommend and would definitely rent from him again! Mahalo for your friendliness and hospitality Isaiah!
Joe was the most responsive vehicle owner I've rented from. I needed to make multiple changes and he was able to accommodate without hesitation. Reasonable price, too, for a luxury/specialty vehicle.
It was so easy to book it .the car is easy drive .my first time driving hybrid car.gas efficient.mana was so nice ,I needed the car for 5 more a hour and I can’t extend on Turo ,but mana let me use the car for 5 more hours and razonable price .He is about 8-10 minutes from airport.I’ll rent from him again and I recomend it .
Second time to rent from Heather! Again she was so accommodating. Thanks again Heather! Would recommend her without reservation!
Chelsey was extremely responsive and easy to deal with. His vehicle was in excellent condition and probably the cleanest vehicle we have ever rented. Thanks Chelsey, we had a great week in the Volcano/Hilo area!!
An amazing rental car experience, flawless from booking to vehicle return! Upon booking, Thanh immediately reached out to see if we had any needs or additional questions. He picked us up from the airport and check in was quick. The vehicle was very clean and he provided bottled waters, disinfecting wipes, flashlights, and an umbrella. He was very accommodating and made my first turo experience amazing!! I’ll def be using turo again thanks to him, and whenever I’m back in Hilo, I’ll surely be renting his vehicle!
Great car for our quick trip to Volcanoes National Park! It comfortably fit 4 large adults (my husband is 6'4 and 260) and our luggage. Smooth pickup and drop-off. Thanks so much!!
Fun jeep to explore the island in! Katherine was great and very responsive to any questions I had about the Jeep before and during my trip. Only negative was having to take an Uber to and from the airport to get the Jeep, but that’s due to the airport regulations right now. Definitely recommend!!
Tina was very clear and responsive. Simple transfer. The car was very clean and ran well. It suited our family of four's needs for a week!
Clean car and excellent communication! Will definitely rent from Richard again. We appreciated the pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
Kahea was easy to communicate with and pickup and drop off was just as easy! The Infinity was perfect for our family of 5. It ran smooth and saved on gas and was safe. It’s well maintained luxury SUV for a good price. As we’ve learned, for traveling on the Big Island, it’s much needed to have a reliable car as transportation, especially since it can rain a lot. Highly recommend renting from Kahea.
BEST TRIP EVER!!! And it was ALL thanks to Ron’s Hyundai getting us from Hilo airport, to Volcanoes National Park (we stayed at KMC), to Mauna Kea Visitor Center (amazing short hike & view), to waterfalls & black sand beach! Ron was so kind & responsive. My family of 4 were huge fans of his Hyundai. Both my husband & I wish we owned one. The kids loved the back captain seats, AC & seat warmers. It was so smooth & easy! Also plenty of room in the back for our coolers, gear, luggage, etc. Ron made the drop off at the airport super easy & is even adding a nice Ford Pick up, a Ford Shelby Mustang and a Honda Civic to his fleet. We will definitely rent from Ron again especially because now his Turo vehicles will be easily accessible from the airport. This was our first Turo rental and first trip to the Big Island…I’m so grateful we came upon Ron!
Ana is an excellent host, and met us at the Hilo airport just outside baggage claim after getting our bags! So convenient and easy!! She gave us some great tips to get groceries, and explore the island. The car was very fuel efficient and great for getting around with plenty of storage for adventure gear! Communicating with Ana was easy and pleasant, and drop off was just as convenient, even when we had to change our plans last minute. I would highly recommend Ana’s car to anyone! We’ll definitely use her car again if we need another rental.
Great car! Smells good ☺️ Great host! Highly recommend. Hope to rent again next time my family comes to Hilo!!
The car was super safe and easy to drive around the Big Island. Even better: our host, Zhen, was incredibly communicative, helpful and happy to share tips for our family. Don’t waste your time elsewhere — book this vehicle!
Very nice and very clean car. Richard was very helpful to make our trip as easy as possible.
So much of this comes down to customer service! Always a quick reply and pretty convenient to pick up and drop off. We loved the huge sunroof. Plenty of space! Nice to have a top rack. We rented for quite a long time, so there were hiccups along the way but Richard was very responsive.
Great to rent Caleb’s highlander! So happy with the vehicle and Caleb’s communication
Ben was super easy to work with and very responsive to any kind of questions. The vehicle was clean and worked great for our trip.
Lovina’s vehicle was so awesome, we were able to do a lot in her vehicle. It was clean and such a comfortable car for my family of 4. Lovina communicated very well with me and the car was there on time. Thank you so much for your car services!
Carrie's Kia Sportage was just what my spouse and our friends needed while we worked remotely for a month on the Big Island of Hawaii. I'd originally chosen it just because it was well priced and big enough for all four of us and our luggage, but really, Carrie went above and beyond providing us with helpful add-ons that we hadn't even had the foresight to think about (but she already had!) as well as in-depth local knowledge and recommendations that you just can't get from anyone. Honestly, the car was already perfect, but Carrie's hospitality and generosity improved on it, making her an invaluable part of our trip--that's the spirit of aloha that people come to Hawaii for, and Carrie definitely has that in spades. We'll be going with Carrie again when we go back to the Big Island, no questions there, and you totally should if you're headed there too! Mahalo nui loa, Carrie!
At the time I rented the car it had visible cosmetic damage. Allan contacted me in advance and it showed me that the car is running smoothly. The car did run smoothly it was a pleasure driving it and Allan was very responsive when I contacted him. So good price, good host and a car that runs smoothly, I couldn't ask for more.
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