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      12-06-2006, 06:56 PM   #1
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How much is it to transport a car across the country?

How much from NY to Cali?
And is it very risky to do it in terms of damage?
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      12-07-2006, 12:45 AM   #2
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I paid $2200 from SC to HI.
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      12-07-2006, 08:08 AM   #3
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I paid $2200 from SC to HI.
ouch. But that's because it had to go on a truck then from a shipping port in LA...

Im guessing its prob cheaper to just LA?

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      12-07-2006, 12:14 PM   #4
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i shipped my car from chicago to Norcal. I think it was around 1500.

and my car lowered with fat lips. i didnt see any scratches on the body or wheels. it was dirty when i recieved it tho. DIRTY.
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      12-07-2006, 01:18 PM   #5
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why not drive it there? fun road trip! tape it up like those s4 guys!
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      12-07-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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why not drive it there? fun road trip! tape it up like those s4 guys!
Tape it up? What do you mean?
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      12-07-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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I will transport it!! Just pay me for the gas, hotels, and food, and flight back. It will be in good hands..
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+1 on the roadtrip unless you can get corporate relo. I was lucky when I moved from NJ to SoCal 2 years ago, they sent a truck, packed my house and unpacked everything at the other end. It really is the only way to move. Sorry I've no idea what it cost though.

I was amazed that they packed my entire house, then loaded the 2 cars! Then when I spoke with the driver, he told me that the truck was still 1/3 empty and that they were loading ANOTHER guys stuff behind mine before driving across to Cali!!! These trucks are enormous.
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I shipped a car from Petersburg, VA to Seattle last spring for ~$1150.

When you go thru a service, you are actually dealing with a broker who contacts trucking firms. My price was for 'door-to-door' service, although the truckers idea of what that means is probably not what most of us think. For starters, they do need a place large enough to manuever the truck loaded with cars ... which is probably a large parking lot somewhere close to your home. I actually live about 2 hours from Petersburg and I-85 -- I had to drive there to meet them at a truck stop; they were unwilling to make a 4+ hour detour off their route and I had been waiting for months to ship the vehicle.

That said, it only took 7 days to make the trip, and the vehicle was in great shape when it arrived.

(I think it would have been cheaper to drive out and fly back, but that wasn't possible.)
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      12-07-2006, 04:42 PM   #11
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this is a picture of my car right after i recieved it. my company was too cheap so they didnt allow me to ship with enclosed carrier

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      12-07-2006, 10:40 PM   #12
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thats amazing..
One more... Freakin' massive and sat outside our house for two days. The neighbors were pissed.
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ouch. But that's because it had to go on a truck then from a shipping port in LA...

Im guessing its prob cheaper to just LA?

That would reduce it to about $1000-$1200 but be careful. I had about $6k of damages from trucking across the country. Do a search. Someone did theirs and had no problems. I think it was Citylines. They only seem to ship high end cars. Good Luck!
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Tape it up? What do you mean?
Remember one member used painters tape?
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      12-08-2006, 12:30 AM   #15
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Fly me to NY.......and I'll drive it back to Cali for you!

Just give me a couple of hundred dollars for room/food along the way!

I'm available 12/18-12/23.............

Oh yeah....and gas money!
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      12-08-2006, 09:33 AM   #18
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+1 on the roadtrip unless you can get corporate relo. I was lucky when I moved from NJ to SoCal 2 years ago, they sent a truck, packed my house and unpacked everything at the other end. It really is the only way to move. Sorry I've no idea what it cost though.

I was amazed that they packed my entire house, then loaded the 2 cars! Then when I spoke with the driver, he told me that the truck was still 1/3 empty and that they were loading ANOTHER guys stuff behind mine before driving across to Cali!!! These trucks are enormous.
Yes, this would be ideal. One truck to transport everything. However, if the something happens to the truck, all your worldly possessions are completely screwed.
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Yes, this would be ideal. One truck to transport everything. However, if the something happens to the truck, all your worldly possessions are completely screwed.
The truck was not so bad. When I relocated from the UK in 1999, everything was a shipping container for 6 weeks. Now that caused a lot of anxiety.
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The truck was not so bad. When I relocated from the UK in 1999, everything was a shipping container for 6 weeks. Now that caused a lot of anxiety.
I can imagine. Now you said for your transport in the US, you dont remember the pricing at all?
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      12-08-2006, 11:03 AM   #22
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moved from michigan to california for about 1000 bucks last summer. wasn't the e90, but gives you the $ range. open vehicle transport ...didn't mind cause of the vehicle that was transported, but if i had to with my e90, i might look into something covered...which was more moolah....which i don't have...which would mean, i'd end up with the open vehicle transport anyways...
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