Most everyone who flies to Hawaii rents a car. With it being a popular destination, I have found that prices for car rentals can be very expensive.
With our recent trip to Maui, we needed a car to drive from the airport to our hotel and around the island, particularly the Road to Hana. I had checked prices with Auto Slash and had booked a car with them. I did get updates if they found a less expensive price. Then I remember what we did a few years ago when we were last there. We went through Discount Hawaii Car Rental. We had a mid size car for 4 days for $123. I thought that was a great price and we made our reservation. Like Expedia, Orbitz they are third party intermediaries and our car rental actually was with Thrifty. When I checked a few weeks before our trip at Costco, the same car was about $450 which reinforced the idea that I got a good rate. I did book it about two months prior to our arrival.
Where do you rent a car from when in Hawaii? Do you have a special strategy?