California plate!

(Above: Our rental Altima) (Below: A neighbor’s rental Altima)

(Another rental Altima!)


Well, I’m four days into my trip to Maui, Hawaii. Going into it, I was unsure of what the automotive scene would be like. So without further ado:

  • Nissan Altima S’s seem to be everywhere. It seems to be the rental car of choice. Just in our development alone there are 3 including ours.
  • Teslas have made their way onto the Island. As far as I know, Tesla does not have a store here.
  • Nissan, overall seems to have a presence here.
  • Lots of LEAFs. In PA I see a LEAF everyday, but that is because it is my family’s. ;-)
  • I have seen one Range Rover here so far. A 3rd generation pre-facelift.
  • I saw a brand new Porsche Cayenne GTS in this green color. While not particularly rare back home, I was surprised to see one here!


  • Suburban/Yukon/Escalade seems to be the rental SUV of choice here.
  • Of course, the Wrangler is also very popular.
  • I saw a 2016 Lexus RX (the new generation) f-sport in blue at the Lexus dealer, it looks good!
  • I have seen a few cars from California here.

So yeah! I’ll see how it changes as I ascend into the Upcountry.