Moving to Maui? Find Out if You Should Bring Your Current Vehicle!

By Product Expert | Posted in Hawaii Living, Tips and Tricks on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 9:25 pm
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Should I Ship My Vehicle to Maui?

Are you currently living in the contiguous United States and want to give Hawaii a try? The island of Maui is a great place to live because we have gorgeous scenery and lots of outdoor activities. And if you are sick of the cold and snowy weather that plagues the northern portion of the Lower 48, you will forget all of that once you move to Maui, where we have plenty of sunshine! You might be no stranger to relocating, but Hawaii is considered a BIG move. Not only that, but Hawaiians tend to be a little more minimal with their lifestyle and prefer being outside rather than inside surrounded by “things”. When you are getting ready to make the move to Maui, you might need to pick and choose which of your possessions you want to bring along. But what about your current vehicle?

Do I Need a Car on Maui?

Maui measures approximately 727 square miles and boasts 120 miles of coastline, so you definitely need a car! Any kind of car can work for Maui living – it just depends on how many people and gear you want to bring along for the ride.

How Much Will It Cost to Ship My Car to Maui?

Family in their new houseOn average, you can expect to pay approximately $1,000 to $1,500 to ship your vehicle to Maui. However, that price may vary depending on where you are coming from. You can expect to pay more if you are moving from Massachusetts than you would if you were coming from California.

Should I Bring My Current Vehicle to Maui or Replace It?

There is no definitive answer – it really depends on what your current vehicle is like, what its value is, and what your relocation budget is. If you are the proud owner of a 1957 Thunderbird that you put your heart and soul into restoring, absolutely bring it to Maui! If you currently own a 2015 Acura MDX and don’t have the budget to replace it on top of the moving expenses, you’re probably better off paying to have it shipped over. On the other hand, if your current vehicle is a rust bucket and valued at $300, definitely sell it before you relocate and purchase a replacement once you reach Maui!

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Want to Replace Your Vehicle? Shop at Acura of Maui!

If you decided to leave your current vehicle behind and plan to replace it once you relocate to Maui, we’ve got you covered! Here at Acura of Maui, we offer a great selection of new Acura vehicles, along with many models from other brands! Check out our inventory today!

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