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Old 01-31-2017, 06:50 AM
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Hey guys, I might be shipping one or two cars across country and wanted to see if I missed any companies. I want to do it in an enclosed carrier.

So far I've gotten quotes from the following in order of highest to lowest cost ($1,800 - $1,600 per car).
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Has anyone had experience with Montway? Is there any other carriers I should reach out to?

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Hey guys, I might be shipping one or two cars across country and wanted to see if I missed any companies.

So far I've gotten quotes from the following in order of highest to lowest cost ($1,800 - $1,600 per car).
Reliable
Horseless Carriage
PlyCar

Has anyone had experience with Montway? Is there any other carriers I should reach out to?
Whatever you do, do not go with a company called Simple Transport LLC.They are a bunch of liars.

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I used Direct Express Auto Transport, and they were cheaper and faster than Ready Logistics, who I cancelled when they had not picked up my car after a couple of days and I was in a hurry. Car arrived early and in good shape (I used an open carrier). The price was only $1,020 from Chicago to San Jose, CA despite ordering rush service - was only 6 days between ordering and receiving the car.
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Don't use a broker, whatever you do.
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I shipped a s2000 from Vegas to an hour south of Atlanta. I used a broker, cost me $650 back in 2008? It was an open trailer and the truck went thru a storm on it's trip over. The car was fiiillthy and I had some blemishes on my hardtop that I didn't notice until after I washed the car.

I shipped another car from Nebraska to Vegas. I used an enclosed truck and it cost me $1600 from Elite Auto Shipping. The trailer they used looked a bit beat up, but the car came perfect.


I'd only ship on an open trailer again if I didn't care about the car.
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Your initial quotes aren't to bad.
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Make sure you get a condition statement before the shipper leave with your car. Have the seller scan and send you it. Shippers will complete/alter the form after they load the car and imply any damage they did was already there.
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Sounds right for cross country, maybe even a bit low. Typically about a buck a mile enclosed with a flat lift gate is reasonable. Call Exotic Transport of Orlando also.
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Don't use a broker, whatever you do.
I used a broker to get a car from WA to MI and it went very smooth.
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