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Is Oahu a terrible place to own a sports car?

Discussion in 'Hawaii' started by Shotgun Styles, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. Kevin Rev'n

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    I know! It was like a transfer area with railroad cars and tanker trucks, no signs to indicate what the facility was supposed to be! The only other time I experienced something like that was when I hiked, heading into in the wind, for 1/2 hour to see a volcanic vent and the sulphuric acid mixed with rain droplets burned off the coating from my new Oakley sunglasses! But this was just one 50 yrd run through a cloud on the ground! Less than 10 seconds of exposure!!!!
     
  2. Shotgun Styles

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    Yes, yes I know. He's a menace and all that. I get it. But it still looks like fun though...

     
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  3. sampelligrino

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    I'm living in LA right now temporarily, but Honolulu is home for me and has been for the past 16 years. Had my .2 GT3 up here in LA, and plan on moving back home later this year. I just sold my GT3 & ordered a 488 GTB. The plan is to bring it back home with me :)

    I only have experience on Oahu where I didn't spend as much time as I should have trying to find new roads to cruise and enjoy (or just get out of town), but it is a very compromised place for a high end sports car or anything fast. Cops everywhere (not necessarily a bad thing), roads are absolutely terrible for the most part, speed limits lower than the rest of the country, with a more slow/family & ohana/be kind to your fellow motorists approach to driving (also not a bad thing). I'm setting my own expectations very very low with how my 488 will be used back home, versus here in LA.

    That being said, I miss home, I miss the food, I miss the people and that is why I'll accept the cons with the pros to having my Fcar with me in Honolulu rather than LA (where I have yet to experience better driving roads, car culture, and car weather/climate for that matter anywhere else in my entire life)
     
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  4. Bob in Makiki

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    It will be great to have you and your 488 here on Oahu! The Ferrari Club is doing well and having monthly outings here. I think you will enjoy both your car and the car culture in Honolulu, even if it is not LA!
     
  5. Kevin Rev'n

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    Nice vid buddy!
     
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  6. Bob in Makiki

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    What amazingly beautiful weather we are having! It makes me forget all the disadvantages to driving in Oahu. I hope everyone here has a chance to get out and enjoy the island this weekend. I can't imagine a more beautiful place to be driving (particularly a convertible) than Oahu today.
     
  7. WPOZZZ

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    Bob, it is rather warm today.
     
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  8. Bob in Makiki

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    Funny! I grew up in Texas, so "rather warm" starts at about 100 F for me!
     
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  9. nmcclure

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    are there any car storage boutiques on island? I want to bring an aperta over, but with all the salt on the windward side I'm a little concerned about it, and would prefer it stay in town or west side.....well maybe just in town, and not west side on second thought haha.
     
  10. spicedriver

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    There is a place in Kapolei that stores cars. They ship cars as well.

    https://www.pashahawaii.com/services/hawaii-storage/overview


    I would get a house with a fully enclosed garage.
     
  11. nmcclure

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    Yea, I want to buy one in Hawaii Kai for the dock space. We are in Kailua now, on the beach and water table is at 7ft.
     
  12. WPOZZZ

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    There is Auto Perfection in Kakaako. They are a detailing shop with storage racks. The last I heard, they charge $700 a month for storage. Other storage places offer car storage, but it is $500+ per month.
     
  13. ChipG

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    I can, I own a condo there and it's a ****-h@le with homeless people everywhere, bad roads, bad traffic, bad food... If I didn;t make money on my condo rental I'd never own or live there
     
  14. Bob in Makiki

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    Were you in Oahu today, Chip? Like I said, the weather was beautiful and made me forget the disadvantages of driving in Oahu. I’m sorry you don’t like the place; there are others that agree with you and leave. That’s fine. To me, it remains an extraordinary place, both physically beautiful and culturally remarkable.

    But it is obviously not the right place for you. Aloha.
     
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  17. Hannibal308

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    Ran away from this thread a while back...revisited and saw these videos of people driving Ferrari’s, bikes, etc, fast for a couple of minutes at a time on some tiny roads, many of which I have driven. I think it’s just silly, never mind dangerous. The idea of living in Hawai’i to drive a Ferrari fast on Tantalus is the epitome of waste. When I’m home, the LAST thing I want to do is drive. There’s so much to this place. Cars and fun driving just aren’t part of it...at least on O’ahu.
     
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