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      03-27-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

Looking to ship a M3 from California to Texas.

Any good shipping companies anyone can recommend?

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      03-27-2014, 11:50 AM   #2
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I recommend the JabbersZA shipping company, they guarantee behind-the-wheel satisfaction.
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      03-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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Intercity. I have used twice now coast to coast and never an issue.
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      03-27-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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There are many threads about this already. Intercity Lines is consistently the front runner on the recommendations. They offer open and enclosed shipping options I believe. Maybe try a quick search, like entering "shipping company site:m3post.com" into Google.
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+1 for Intercity. I used them to ship my car and was very happy. Reasonable pricing and great service.
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      03-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #6
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Intercity. My car is currently being transported from Long Island to california. Nothing but top notch.
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      03-27-2014, 04:19 PM   #7
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Intercity gets my vote! I've shipped many cars, many places and Intercity has been the only one that has delivered and picked up my car when they said they would. Great communication from the drivers. I will only use them from now on.
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      03-27-2014, 10:38 PM   #8
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      03-28-2014, 07:00 AM   #9
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i've heard great things about JP.
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      03-28-2014, 07:56 AM   #10
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Intercity is the best.
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      03-28-2014, 10:26 AM   #12
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Thanks guys.

Any suggestions wrt Closed or open shipment. Of course im thinking closed shipment, but i wonder if there are any horror stories with open shipments..
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      03-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #13
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Have used Plycar twice and intercity once for enclosed carrier transport across the US. Both did an excellent job. Plycar is a bit cheaper but the service between both is the same.
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Have used Plycar twice and intercity once for enclosed carrier transport across the US. Both did an excellent job. Plycar is a bit cheaper but the service between both is the same.
My experience with intercity was less than stellar. Firstly, I had a driver who was blaming me for the fact that he couldn't get his truck turned around in the place we arranged to meet. Is it my job to vet the pickup site? What do I care about his truck's turn radius?

Secondly, I literally got 2 hours notice before drop-off of my car at its destination.

Lastly, drop-off was several miles from my home on the interstate because -- again -- the driver was wary about driving his truck onto smaller roads.

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Thanks guys.

Any suggestions wrt Closed or open shipment. Of course im thinking closed shipment, but i wonder if there are any horror stories with open shipments..
Brand new cars are shipped to dealerships open. Enclosed is typically used only for vintage, classic, or exotic cars, but if you're willing to spend the cash, by all means. Otherwise, your car will certainly need a wash when it arrives, but it should otherwise be fine. Road debris shouldn't be an issue given that it will have a semi cab and/or another car in front of it the whole way.
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      03-29-2014, 01:57 PM   #16
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Go hear and get bids....California to Texas probably 1k.

http://www.uship.com/

I have used montway with good success of course I shipped crappy 15k tuner cars...lol

I wonder how much Intercity is...if everyone thinks they are the best must be expensive??
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      04-22-2014, 03:10 PM   #17
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It's crazy how these guys at Intercity get so much business even though they are crazy expensive. Check out Envision Auto http://wp.me/P2nhxm-4t

Cheaper and just as good!

Uship is ok also...but they charge their own fees, and you should definitely do your own research beyond their site alone for whatever company you pick...
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      04-22-2014, 03:45 PM   #18
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Update:

have taken delivery of my red devil. Had it shipped with Montway. Open carrier, top load guarantee...LA to Texas...$650.

On time with pickup and delivery. Cant complain - good experience.
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      04-27-2014, 08:23 PM   #19
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Question, do you guys tip the drivers when you receive the car?

Just wondering

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