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Old 09-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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http://www.subaruforester.org/vbulle...-43k-mi-80185/

just thinking about it. plane ticket there would run me $350 and i will probably spend $400ish on gas on the way back.

so is it worth it?
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:37 PM   #2
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Ehhh... rule #1 is never buy a modded car. But that one looks to be in good shape with pretty low miles.

If you want to get serious about it see if the owner would be willing to take it to a reputable shop and have it checked out, then you can talk to the mechanic and see what he thinks.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:40 PM   #3
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^ i know that rule, but the mods done to it seem to be pretty safe. i mean nothing to crazy and he has all recipts for parts and the shop that did the work. thats how come im ok with it. and what would you reccomend? im here in utah and i dont really know of any shops in the new jersey area?
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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Well, if the shop that did the work originally is local I would say have him take it there. You may have to foot the bill for him to do it... but shelling out an hour's shop labor rate for a mechanic to look it over could save you thousands down the road if they find a problem.

Also, get the VIN and run a carfax... see if there is anything suspicious.

I drove NC to UT back in March... it's not a terrible drive, took 4 days. You could probably do it in 2 if you pushed it, but that stretch from Kansas City to Denver is a killer.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:55 PM   #5
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ya if i was to do it i would only have 2 days or so. i will. i will do some research on the shop the work was done at tonight, and the the carfax i will run a little later im not sure if he is even that intrested in my offer before all this complexity comes into play.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:01 PM   #6
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I purchased a 01 RS with leather in PA, flew my wife (girlfriend at the time) out and drove it back. I could have had it shipped for about 400, but decided on taking 4 days would be more fun.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:04 PM   #7
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how long does shipping normaly take? ive been carless a week so far and im dying! im also running out of favors ha
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #8
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it depends. They will pick it up when the get a full trailer. There are tons of options cheapest is open trailer and wait it out. I have had it take as little as 5 days and as long as a month. I have shipped probably 5 cars now I think.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:10 PM   #9
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would you reccomend it in this situation?
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:15 PM   #10
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Haha i was checking that one out to. Little to modded for me tho.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:16 PM   #11
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well just googled shipping and clicked on the first one, got a quote of $1000! they say they price match? so i guess ill keep looking aroung but itd be cheaper and easier for me to go pick it up if itll cost that much to ship
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:19 PM   #12
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Haha i was checking that one out to. Little to modded for me tho.
ya ive given up trying to find a lower miles FXT manual that hasnt been modded for a decent price. i figure if the shops reputable im ok with it. i mean im just going to end up modding it anyway.
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Old 09-10-2010, 04:55 PM   #13
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its probaly cheaper to have it shipped
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:04 PM   #14
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You only live once. GO FOR IT!


then again it isnt my $12,000 just my .02 cents
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:36 PM   #15
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that drive really isn't that bad. i would suggest going with two people though. i just drove from tampa florida to utah a week ago with a friend. we did it in 3 days with a 24 hour stop in nashville. just rotate every 3-4 hours and keep talking to each other haha.
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Old 09-10-2010, 05:47 PM   #16
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ha im just waiting on him getting back to me now. and i would be going alone. prob 36 hours straight driving so itll take me 48 hours with stopping for gas and some rest. i can stay up just fine, ipod in and blast some techno with some red bull and your good. ha
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:11 PM   #17
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If its during a weekend I might be willing to drive with ya, driving that much alone without enough rest might be dangerous. And techno plus redbull is always a good combo (I prefer house/trance myself)
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #18
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Dont drive it home, just ship it.

1. Driving that far sucks. In all reality you are looking at a 40 hour drive, regardless of what mapquest says. I did it alone from PA in 3 days and 11 hours a day driving + 400-500 in gas is a lot of money. Plus food for 3 days and 2 nights of hotels which are at least 60 bucks, and about 40 in tolls.

2. More of my opinion but id be scared to take a brand new used car on a 2500 mile drive. Looks dependable enough tho.

3. What if you get there and somethin goes wrong or it ends up being dented and keyed and everything. (happened to be once when i went to NJ to look at an integra when i lived in PA--NYC cars are ****ty)
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #19
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id be flying out thats the thing. its 350 a ticket it looks like so try to pinch pennies every where i can. (broke college student) - well will be as soon as i buy a car. ha
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:15 PM   #20
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Ehhh... rule #1 is never buy a modded car. But that one looks to be in good shape with pretty low miles.

If you want to get serious about it see if the owner would be willing to take it to a reputable shop and have it checked out, then you can talk to the mechanic and see what he thinks.
Are your posts stuck on repeat?
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:20 PM   #21
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Dont drive it home, just ship it.

1. Driving that far sucks. In all reality you are looking at a 40 hour drive, regardless of what mapquest says. I did it alone from PA in 3 days and 11 hours a day driving + 400-500 in gas is a lot of money. Plus food for 3 days and 2 nights of hotels which are at least 60 bucks, and about 40 in tolls.

2. More of my opinion but id be scared to take a brand new used car on a 2500 mile drive. Looks dependable enough tho.

3. What if you get there and somethin goes wrong or it ends up being dented and keyed and everything. (happened to be once when i went to NJ to look at an integra when i lived in PA--NYC cars are ****ty)

ive asked for tons and tons of pics so i hope it isnt messed up. thats whyd id rather fly then pay for it and it gets here and im 12k out. you know? rather be out 700 bucks for plane tickets. i used google maps and is said a day 11 hours. thats straight driving which i plan on doing so i figure 48 hours. like you said stopping and all that jazz.

if it was 100k mile car i wouldnt be so excited about it but a 44k mile car. its like to cali and back. hell i did that in my outback when it was pusing 120k miles.

and ya im not excited for the drive. ive done cali alone straight no stops except for gas and that wasnt too fun. so this would be we'll say and "experience" watch me get back and never want to drive the car again.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:21 PM   #22
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two more people = 2 more plane tickets.

if you want a long ass road trip then drive it back yourself.
If you dont want to be commited to be in that car for that long have it shipped.

Trust me you aren't going to come ahead monetarily speaking by doing it yourself and be comforatble: Plane tickets, gas, food, snacks, lodging, your personal health/comfort and also the wear on the vehicle and the risk of breaking down in some remote area.

I have hotshotted professionally a few years ago and these are the factors you need to understand.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:09 PM   #23
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Trust me you aren't going to come ahead monetarily speaking by doing it yourself and be comforatble: Plane tickets, gas, food, snacks, lodging, your personal health/comfort and also the wear on the vehicle and the risk of breaking down in some remote area.
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Hell you might be able to fly out and back, and then ship it back for the same price as driving it back. Round trip to BWI is about 350. last time i checked. Plus you wont be gone for about a week.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:21 PM   #24
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DOOOOO IT and then slam it
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:40 PM   #25
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well just googled shipping and clicked on the first one, got a quote of $1000! they say they price match? so i guess ill keep looking aroung but itd be cheaper and easier for me to go pick it up if itll cost that much to ship
I've looked a bunch of places and been quoted 900-1200 to ship a car from virginia. If you find one that's cheaper let me know
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