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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-15-2006, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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I found my perfect car.
Brickyard, frost leather, touring, automatic, nav.

Only problem is it's over 500 miles away.

Anyone have experience shipping cars?

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Nice find...have someone drive you to pick her up, or fly.

Otherwise, it costs me $1.75 per mile to have my car transported via private carrier in an enclosed trailer.

DAS comes highly recommended, but I have never used their service. Complete the form on their web site with vehicle info and pick up/destination locations..they'll e-mail you a quote.

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Like Kenny said, flying out there or making a road trip out of it with a buddy and driving it back would be the ideal option. My Z was about 250 miles away and I picked it up. Not only does it save you on some cash but it gives you good chance to get aquainted with her on the way back.
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I just did a quote from DAS, and using the terminal-to-terminal option was only $504.00 from MN to CA. I think that's pretty freakin' good. It would cost about $300 in fuel and expenses just to drive out there. I feel the $200 difference is worth the wear and tear and milage. Thanks for posting that link, kshep.


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Thanks, guys.
DAS sounds like it's in the ballpark of what I was figuring.

Road trip would be the easiest thing, since I want to trade my Z for that one.
Just not a good time to go down right now.

I'll check with DAS.

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Yeah I would definitely go with DAS...I hear from others on this board, as was mentioned above, that they are reliable. My family had to ship several cars across the country when we moved from Wisconsin to Nevada, and the experience with the general moving company was terrible. I can't remember the name, but they have the orange moving trucks, if that helps. They scratched my dad's SC430 pretty bad since they put his car in the truck with everything else. Appearantly, someone thought it was a good idea to put an end table next to his door during the trip....and so it scratched it it really bad. They paid for that obviously, and offered to ship my old Grand Prix out there for free. But they ended up scratching my door too.

So I would recommend shipping only with a carrier that deals with cars and has minimal chance of damage. If you do ship, make sure they are liable for all damages.
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I have used DAS and like them. I believe you can 'track' the truck that your car is on.

Of course, 500 miles is a day trip for me. I would rather go get it than ship it. Maybe a bus trip is in order.

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You definitely want to do a google search for auto transport before you make your final decision. There are tons of companies out there that can offer a range of services and prices, so check around first!
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Yo, noob, this thread is more than 4 years old. I don't think this guy needs your advice anymore.


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