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Old 02-01-2017, 06:45 AM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I am working on collecting more quotes. I am not moving anything exotic or expensive, just possibly my S2000 (which to me is irreplaceable) and my Audi. I just want to make sure they are safe and taken care of.
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Old 02-01-2017, 06:48 AM
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Originally Posted by sam_spider View Post
I used a broker to get a car from WA to MI and it went very smooth.
When you use a broker, you have no control over the car or the terms of shipping once one of their broker takes the car. I have shipped several cars and the couple of times I use a broker it was painful. You have no idea who the broker is, what kind of equipment they use or even when they plan to deliver your car. If you read the contracts, they can take a week or two longer than promised and you are SOL and they have your money as well...

Use a service that does not broker you contract or even better deal directly with the person who is actually shipping your car.

I would also schedule a PDR tech for when the car arrives. Inevitably there is a small ding somewhere, either from the shipping or there before; so might as well make the car perfect after it arrives.
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Honestly if you're just shipping a s2k and audi I'd ship it open and save a grand. Just make sure they place it on the top of the carrier towards the back to avoid stone chips and cars leaking on top of them.
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Where you moving to Adam?
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Old 02-01-2017, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by CosmosMpower View Post
Honestly if you're just shipping a s2k and audi I'd ship it open and save a grand. Just make sure they place it on the top of the carrier towards the back to avoid stone chips and cars leaking on top of them.
I'd go with an open carrier as well for those two cars.
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I used Montway shipping. I had pretty good experience with them. I payed $1,060 from taxes to NJ on an enclosed trailer. I got my s2000 in 4 days with no issues and my car is lowered. they always updated me wherever the car was. i would definitively use again.
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by hector9899 View Post
I used Montway shipping. I had pretty good experience with them. I payed $1,060 from taxes to NJ on an enclosed trailer. I got my s2000 in 4 days with no issues and my car is lowered. they always updated me wherever the car was. i would definitively use again.
How long ago did you ship your s2000? How many miles was that?

are they a broker or do they have their own trucks?
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Old 03-31-2019, 05:26 PM
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Check out Uship.com

You tell them what you want to ship, from where to where and companies bid on it. Read the reviews and get a good deal. I shipped my S from Florida to NY for $750.00. It was an open trailer but it came clean enough and no damage. I didn't pick the cheapest company. I picked a low bidder with about 150 good reviews.
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Looking for recommendations for basic transport for my daily. I don't care much about it (open is fine) as long as it gets there on an insured transport in an efficient manner.
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Originally Posted by CosmosMpower View Post
Honestly if you're just shipping a s2k and audi I'd ship it open and save a grand. Just make sure they place it on the top of the carrier towards the back to avoid stone chips and cars leaking on top of them.
I did this a while ago (2004 i think) Portland to Houston. Car was filthy. Took me like 3 washes, but once i did that it was fine, no actual damages. If i were to do it again, I’d get an enclosed trailer. It was a pain to clean it and it easily could of gotten damaged. Also, I had a hard top on it and the car was freshly waxed so that made it easier, but it was still a lot of work to get it clean. A soft top probably would of sustained some sort of permanent damage, stains at least. In my case it was the trip “over” the Rockies, that really got it crazy dirty.
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