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      06-03-2016, 09:33 AM   #1
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Recommended shipping companies for car transport?

Hi all, did a quick search but didn't find any threads about what shipping companies you guys use to transport a car you're buying from out of state. I'm down in South Florida in the process of buying a M3 from Virginia and need to find a reputable and reliable shipping company to transport the car. Anyone have a good shipper they've used and can recommend? Thanks!
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These guys delivered my M3 from Florida to Virginia and were very professional and priced very reasonably, it was uncovered transport though.
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Put this into Google "car shipping site:m3post.com"

Most common answers are Intercity Lines, Reliable Transport, and JP Logistics.
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I would recommend http://www.intercitylines.com/

I've used them a couple times over the years.....once for a shipment from Michigan to Calif....and another time for my M3 ...shipping from NC to Calif. Drivers own their trucks and are all fully covered and door to door pickup/drop-off. No complaints on their excellent service.
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Thanks for the replies guys! Yes IntercityLines was one I was looking at and another called UnitedRoutes. Both look good, IntercityLines seems better since they're enclosed and seem to deal with more high end and classic cars. I got a quote from UnitedRoutes promptly for $795 door to door non-enclosed, tried to get one with IntercityLines but I think somethings wrong with their website as it wont submit my quote request so haven't been able to get one.

Has anyone heard of UnitedRoutes and tried them?
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A lot of these "shipping" companies are really just brokers. The transport itself is often bid out.

I told the driver I would give him an extra hundred if the car showed up without a scratch on it. That made him take extra ramps getting it on and off, put it on the safest part of the truck, etc.
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A lot of these "shipping" companies are really just brokers. The transport itself is often bid out.

I told the driver I would give him an extra hundred if the car showed up without a scratch on it. That made him take extra ramps getting it on and off, put it on the safest part of the truck, etc.
That would make me reconsider using that company in the first place. If the driver felt the extra measures were necessary to prevent scratches, then I apparently have to pay extra not to risk my car arriving scratched?
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FWIW....

From Florida to Virginia I paid $350 with Black Mustang and they were great. Took all the extra precautions due to the low clearance of the car. I have shipped 4 cars and these guys were superb! But then again, I haven't had a bad shipping experience. These guys own their truck and trailer and are not brokers so you don't pay broker fees.

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Hi all, did a quick search but didn't find any threads about what shipping companies you guys use to transport a car you're buying from out of state. I'm down in South Florida in the process of buying a M3 from Virginia and need to find a reputable and reliable shipping company to transport the car. Anyone have a good shipper they've used and can recommend? Thanks!
Who ever you use make sure you stipulate a closed carrier. My M3 was FROM Miami. The person who sold it to me had it shipped in a closed carrier. Did a very good job. Very happy with it.
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I had my car shipped from a dealer in Maryland to MA. The dealer used a broker. The transporter they used was http://www.joncyntransport.com/

Enclosed shipping was $650. Would have been cheaper if I had gone through the shipper directly and avoided the broker but I just went with the people the dealer used.

$795 non-enclosed from VA to FL sounds high.
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FWIW....

From Florida to Virginia I paid $350 with Black Mustang and they were great. Took all the extra precautions due to the low clearance of the car. I have shipped 4 cars and these guys were superb! But then again, I haven't had a bad shipping experience. These guys own their truck and trailer and are not brokers so you don't pay broker fees.
$350 sounds like a steal, do you they have a website? I had googled them but I only found them on a shipping broker site called uShip that wanted me to sign up just to get a quote for Black Mustang

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I had my car shipped from a dealer in Maryland to MA. The dealer used a broker. The transporter they used was http://www.joncyntransport.com/

Enclosed shipping was $650. Would have been cheaper if I had gone through the shipper directly and avoided the broker but I just went with the people the dealer used.

$795 non-enclosed from VA to FL sounds high.
Yeah I'm starting to think $795 is high too, I'm going to check out Joncyn thanks. I wonder if UnitedRoutes is a broker too. I was under the impression they're the shippers themselves and seem very reputable from my research on them.

Also got a quote from Intercity Lines...for $1,295.
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Ok getting close to finalizing the purchase of the car. So far UnitedRoutes is my first choice at $795 but for open carrier. Black Mustang doesnt go down to Miami and Joncyn's quote was a slight bit more than UnitedRoutes. I also tried a quote from Bear Transport but they havent responded. Any others I should check out? Trying to at least get enclosed carrier for a little more than the $795 open quote from United Routes. Thanks!
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