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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    Driving an E60 M5 1,700 miles to sell it would result in the most stressful, most agonizing 1,700 drive of your life. Pay the $850 for the peace of mind.
     
  2. poena

    poena Well-Known Member

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    i've shipped a car twice from coast to coast for between 800-900. open trailer
     
  3. jbarwick

    jbarwick Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking the same thing since he has had some minor accidents that have been way more than $850.
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    $850 is cheap - I'm thinking pricing more in line with mbaum's post
     
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  5. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    I'm not driving it to sell it. I'm moving to Mass for a job change :satisfied:.
     
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  6. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    My family has shipped a bunch of cars and have had 2 damaged cars. One was enclosed and another was open. The enclosed car had a deep scratch put in that was the length of the hood and the fin on the roof broken (~$1500 in damages). The other one ran through a tree and scratched the entire car (~$15000 in damages).

    One thing to know is that they're very shady. They try to load up as many cars as they can, so they will make up stories about why the shipment is delayed. Don't expect an accurate pickup or delivery date.
     
  7. mbaum

    mbaum Well-Known Member

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    Not true: While no name/ low cost guys can indeed be a bit questionable, there are very reputable carriers out there who are dilligent and, should something happen, cover it. Check their insurance policy before you hire them. Check out references, online ratings, etc. However, those are usually 20 - 30% more expensive. But with everything in life, you get what you pay for. I gladly pay for peace of mind!
     
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  8. Superfluous

    Superfluous Well-Known Member

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    No, they both covered the damages... but their timing issues are sketchy.
     
  9. GreenFrog

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    The neurotic side of me worries that my car could get scratched / damaged during transit, which would be a PITA and infuriating. The quote I got for enclosed transport was $1650.. ridiculous. At that rate, I'd rather drive it myself and make a mini-roadtrip out of it (trying to put a positive spin on having to drive for 23 hours).
     
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  10. Find Finn

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  11. JayJay

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    New job? Congrats! :cheers:
     
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  12. jbarwick

    jbarwick Well-Known Member

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    I almost recommended them as well but knowing they transport exotics and hyper cars regularly, I decided not to mention them as I assume the price is pretty high.
     
  13. bawlin

    bawlin Well-Known Member

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    edit: already sold :(
     
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  14. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Thank you!
     
  15. Beckwith

    Beckwith Well-Known Member

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    PLYCAR is the high end carrier based out of New England. Not sure of costs, but have heard good things.
     
  16. gomestar

    gomestar Well-Known Member

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    Ferrari of Manhattan uses Horseless Carriage.
     
  17. Rumpelstiltskin

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  18. dopeitsjosh

    dopeitsjosh Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a '09 STS-V, pretty excited to drive it around for the summer.
     
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  19. akatsuki

    akatsuki Well-Known Member

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    I've used Sunday Auto Transport for moving my car across the US twice and they did a good job.
     
  20. size 38R

    size 38R Well-Known Member

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    hey, sorry i'm in these pics. but i stumbled on this lot full of S-classes and Rolls Royce's while taking fit pics. not the norm for me. but thought the cars belong here. i would grab one if they were RHD. to rock as is.
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    some nice rides, rusting away. sad. next time. just the cars.
     

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