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Shortages chip away at Hawaii’s auto industry

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM 
                                BMW of Honolulu General Manager Tim Palms hopes supply levels will normalize so “people can have fair deals and fair prices on cars and get the car that they want.” Palms stood Thursday by an X3, a popular BMW model, at the dealership’s showroom on Kapiolani Boulevard.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    BMW of Honolulu General Manager Tim Palms hopes supply levels will normalize so “people can have fair deals and fair prices on cars and get the car that they want.” Palms stood Thursday by an X3, a popular BMW model, at the dealership’s showroom on Kapiolani Boulevard.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                ”<strong>Dealers see the pent-up demand at our dealerships every day as our supply does not meet the demand.”</strong>
                                <strong>Heather Cutter</strong>
                                <em>President, Cutter Management Co.</em>

    CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Dealers see the pent-up demand at our dealerships every day as our supply does not meet the demand.”

    Heather Cutter

    President, Cutter Management Co.

Hawaii auto dealers and consumers have been forced to change gears amid a global microchip shortage that has transformed the vehicle shopping experience. Read more

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