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Kihei, Hawaii Car Insurance


With a population of just under 17,000, Kihei is the second most populous community on the island of Maui and the tenth largest in the state of Hawaii. Sitting on the south side of the island, it is not a tropical area, but is instead quite arid. Kihei is best known for as a center for scientific research facilities. Maui Research and Technology Park is the home of the Maui High Performance Computing Center and is overseen by the U.S. Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing observatory (AMOS). Kihei is also home base for the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and several large biotech companies also maintain research facilities there.

Kihei has little to offer outside of what you would find in any small town and is fairly spread out, so owning a car there might be a good idea depending on your needs. That being said, expect to pay quite a bit to own and operate a car in Kihei, as with anywhere else in Hawaii. All cars and trucks, as well as the related parts and accessories and the fuel have to be imported to Hawaii by sea and these shipping costs are directly passed on to the consumer. Further, subsidiary costs - like taxes, licensing, and maintenance - are also more expensive in Hawaii than elsewhere. These additional expenses are what led Forbes magazine to declare Hawaii to be the worst state in the country to be a car owner.

Despite the high costs related to almost every aspect of car ownership in Hawaii, getting basic insurance is not too outrageous. In 2007 Hawaii was the sixteenth most expensive state in the country to compare car insurance in, so the prices are roughly average. However, Hawaii mandates that drivers have minimum standards of liability insurance, but also personal injury protection. Luckily for consumers, the auto insurance market in Hawaii is very competitive and this has helped keep prices lower than would otherwise be the case.

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