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New Cars - A Reality Check Kapaa HI

There is a common misconception that new-car dealers finance the cars they sell or lease. Not true. Dealers don't make loans or finance leases. A dealer may run a preliminary credit check on you prior to completing your paperwork, but this should not be interpreted as approval of your loan or lease application.

Hertz - ResortQuest Kauai Beach at Makaiwa
(808) 245-3356
650 Aleka Loop
Kapaa - Kauai, HI
Hours
0900-1700 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only

Hertz - Air Service Hawaii
(808) 245-3356
3901 Mokulele Loop
Lihue - Kauai, HI
Hours
0600-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flights only.

Hertz - Lihue Airport
(808) 245-3356
3250 Hoolimalima Place
Lihue - Kauai, HI
Hours
0500-2230 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Gold Canopy , Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System
Additional Information
After Hours - After hour returns are allowed. Park vehicle in the Hertz area. Place keys and rental record in the drop box located outside or the mail slot located in the door behind the counter. Pier - Approximately 2.5 miles from the pier. Service is available 0600-2100. Please call 808-245-3356 after ship docks to arrange for pickup service.

Hertz - Hilton Hawaiian Village
(808) 973-3637
2005 Kalia Road
Waikiki Beach - Oahu, HI
Hours
0600-1300 7 Days.
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
Pier - Approximately 4 mile from the Superferry terminal. Cab fare will be reimbursed up to $10.00 with receipt.

Hertz - Four Seasons Hualali
(808) 329-3567
100 Kaupulehu Drive
Kona - Hawaii, HI
Hours
24 Hours
7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only
Additional Information
This location is for Hotel Guests only.

Hertz - 3250 Hoolimalima Place HLE
(808) 241-7188
3250 Hoolimalima Place
Lihue - Kauai, HI
Hours
0700-2100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
This location is for Insurance Replacement rentals only.

Hertz - Bradley Pacific Aviation
(808) 245-3356
3 3901 Mokulele Loop
Lihue - Kauai, HI
Hours
0600-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only In-Car Navigation System , Gold Counter Service
Additional Information
This location is for Private Flight only.

Hertz - Marriott Waohai
(808) 241-7188
2249 Poipu Road
Poipu - Kauai, HI
Hours
0500-2200 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only

Enterprise Auto Rental
(808) 879-9979
280 S Kihei Rd
Kihei, HI
 
Hertz - 3250 Hoolimalima Place HLE
(808) 241-7188
3250 Hoolimalima Place
Lihue - Kauai, HI
Hours
0700-2100 7 Days
Special Services
Child Seats, Hand Controls for Disabled Drivers Only , Replacement Rentals When your car is in the shop for repairs.Insurance/Body Shop and Dealership/Service Center replacement rentals available at this location.for replacement rental reservations., Pickup/Return Service:Available with a one hour advance notice and within 15 minutes from the Hertz Local Edition location. Contact the location to arrange for Pick Up service.
Additional Information
This location is for Insurance Replacement rentals only.

New Cars - A Reality Check

In the years we've been in the automotive advice business we’ve received thousands of emails with questions about buying and leasing new cars.

Although each reader's situation is different, there seem to be general issues that show up over and over again that represent some common misunderstandings and misconceptions about new car buying and leasing. Let's address some of them now.

New cars are not financed by dealers
There is a common misconception that new-car dealers finance the cars they sell or lease. Not true. Dealers don't make loans or finance leases. A dealer may run a preliminary credit check on you prior to completing your paperwork, but this should not be interpreted as approval of your loan or lease application. He just wants to make sure he's not wasting his time on someone with serious credit problems.

A new-car purchase or lease deal is contingent on the dealer being able to find a finance company or bank who will agree to finance your deal, based on your credit history and debt load. The finance company pays the dealer for the car (which means the finance company owns the car), and arranges for the customer to pay them back the money for that car, plus interest. See for more details.

Dealers can ask you to return your new car
A dealer will allow you to drive away in his new car immediately after you've signed your loan or lease papers. This does not mean your credit has been approved or that your loan (or lease) ...

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