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      01-18-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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Shipping a car from Victoria/Vancouver to Toronto

Found a company, www.fasttracks.net which quoted me $870 + HST + Fuel Surcharge to ship from Vancouver to Toronto. Now, unless the Fuel Surcharge is like $600 this price seems extremely low....as in I won't see my car again low.

Anyone ever used Fasttracks.net (J Simons)?

Can anyone recommend a solid shipping company, preferably to ship from Victoria to Toronto, that is also not an arm and a leg to ship?
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      01-18-2013, 07:22 PM   #2
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Have you called TFX International? http://www.tfxinternational.com. I've used them before and was happy with their service. This was to move a car from Florida to Toronto (but they do Canada wide as well).
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      01-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #3
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Have you called TFX International? http://www.tfxinternational.com. I've used them before and was happy with their service. This was to move a car from Florida to Toronto (but they do Canada wide as well).
I have not, but did fill out their online quote form as per your referral. Thanks.
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      01-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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we just used: www.uship.com to ship an S6 from Toronto to Calgary and a Denali HD back from Calgary to Toronto and it was $1,500 - $1,700 each so your quote sounds very low.

we had no issues with the provider we used. i don't know the specifics but they delivered on time as stated this past week.
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      01-19-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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I know a few people that have also used TFX to ship cars up from the US to Canada. Sounds like a solid/trustworthy company. I also see them at least 2 to 3 times each summer unloading a lambo or ferrari outside of my office in Yorkville, they are a pretty popular option.

On a side note, I am part of an exotic car club, I will post up and ask the people there if they know anything about fasttracks or alternative options, and if the price sounds right.
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      01-19-2013, 12:13 AM   #6
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we just used: www.uship.com to ship an S6 from Toronto to Calgary and a Denali HD back from Calgary to Toronto and it was $1,500 - $1,700 each so your quote sounds very low.

we had no issues with the provider we used. i don't know the specifics but they delivered on time as stated this past week.

That quote is for rail transport which is not an ideal way to ship a vehicle that you care about and is much cheaper than shipping in an inclosed truck.
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      01-19-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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So fasttracks got back to me. Their $870 with tax and fuel comes to around $1200 from Vancouver and $1500 from Victoria.

First bid on uship it was $1900 uncovered and $2700 covered :S
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Maybe you'll get on shipping wars? Good luck. I would just drive it if I were you lol unless you're shipping to a buyer.
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      01-19-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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Maybe you'll get on shipping wars? Good luck. I would just drive it if I were you lol unless you're shipping to a buyer.
It's over 4000 km. I drove here from Toronto and not up for it again. Plus I don't really trust driving an out of warranty car for over 4K km straight.
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      01-22-2013, 12:01 PM   #10
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Here are some quotes from the guy at the Exotic Car Cruise Club that responded to you inquiry:

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Way too low!! Mtl-To is 500 min no way even with fullish load would be that cheap
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I used TFX to ship my car, they did an excellent job
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We use TFX to ship our Race Cars and they are Toronto based
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That is a good price but he can do better on www.uship.com where truckers bid on your shipment when they have room available for long hauls. Cars, cargo, whatever.
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Seems very cheap. I paid $1200 to ship a project vehicle from Sacramento to Port Huron last year and that was $1200+ and I got a really cheap deal on that.
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my parents shipped their car by rail from van->tor. cost about $1000.
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DONT USE THE TRAIN!!!!!!!! I had a car brought over from bc by train and when it got here the clutch was ruined and there were a few dings as well as 2 of my winter tires disappeared ...

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Thanks Havok.
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Have you tried Reliable Carriers? They do the Mecum and Barrett Jackson cars.
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Have you tried Reliable Carriers? They do the Mecum and Barrett Jackson cars.
TFX are on a level with Reliable and are based here in Toronto.I have used them many times with good results.
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You should drive it! It's an amazing experience
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      01-24-2013, 12:45 PM   #15
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You should drive it! It's an amazing experience
I drove here from Toronto a year and a half ago. It was definitely a great experience. This time around I just want to ship the car and fly over.
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Interesting discussion here. FYI, TFX is the only carrier that allows you to load up to 200 lbs of personal stuff in the car. That might help a bit for shipping stuff over the country.
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Found a company, www.fasttracks.net which quoted me $870 + HST + Fuel Surcharge to ship from Vancouver to Toronto. Now, unless the Fuel Surcharge is like $600 this price seems extremely low....as in I won't see my car again low.

Anyone ever used Fasttracks.net (J Simons)?

Can anyone recommend a solid shipping company, preferably to ship from Victoria to Toronto, that is also not an arm and a leg to ship?
In 2007 I wanted to ship both my cars from Edmonton to London, best cost at they time was $1,000- for each.

I ended up getting a good one way air fare to drive my second car from WestJet and drove both cars myself. Great fun it was and I knew at all times my cars were safe and in good hands

Now I understand not all of us have the time to do this ... Still what a wonderful road trip.

Good luck in finding the right shipper!
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Interesting discussion here. FYI, TFX is the only carrier that allows you to load up to 200 lbs of personal stuff in the car. That might help a bit for shipping stuff over the country.
Wow that's definitely a plus!
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+1 for TFX. They are a top notch operation!!! They shipped my 1994 Euro M3 from Toronto to Edmonton for $2095 Fully insured, and the car arrived in perfect condition. The driver of the Truck even called me personally to tell me he would be delayed due to a snow storm on the prairies. He then updated me of a new ETA as soon as he was able to get under way!

Member TTBear had his Gallardo shipped with them as well and was very happy with the service.

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