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Old 02-06-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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Default Sold the S2000, Need car shipping advice.

So the S2000 officially has a new owner in Irvine CA and now I'm trying to weed through the good and the bad when it comes to shipping company's.

The guy who bought the car talked with a friend and he said http://www.autotransportdirect.com are good but hasn't used them in nearly 2 years so who knows how they are now. The quote from them is 725 MD-->Socal. Has anyone used one of these service recently? Is there anything special I need to do to the car before it travels 3k+ miles on a open trailer? Thanks!

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Old 02-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #2
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Damn man...that was QUICK!

What's next?
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:32 PM   #3
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http://www.wiseautoshipping.com/Welcome.html

I used these guys to transport my M3 from MN. It only took 1.5 days
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Old 02-06-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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Yeah you sold it pretty ****in quick dude.

My bros s2k is in the garage right now lol. It was hard enough trying to bring it into the garage, it LITERALLY did not move when it touched a little bit of snow. its gonna be in the garage until the snow melts.

I always wanted an s2k but after my bro got one i dont think i want one anymore.


What car are you getting now?
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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I always wanted an s2k but after my bro got one i dont think i want one anymore.
It's love or hate. I just can't wait for the weather to get back to normal. Mine's so buried in snow, I can't even tell it's a car. They have zero utility but, can be made to drift at the drop of a hat.
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:01 PM   #6
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Damn man...that was QUICK!

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Haha it was about average for me. I had my WRX over 2 years longest ownership for me. I think that means something

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http://www.wiseautoshipping.com/Welcome.html

I used these guys to transport my M3 from MN. It only took 1.5 days
Nice thanks. How did they do? Did you treat the car well, any extra joy ride miles, scratches or door dings?

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Yeah you sold it pretty ****in quick dude.

My bros s2k is in the garage right now lol. It was hard enough trying to bring it into the garage, it LITERALLY did not move when it touched a little bit of snow. its gonna be in the garage until the snow melts.

I always wanted an s2k but after my bro got one i dont think i want one anymore.


What car are you getting now?
Haha not so much a year round car, I don't even take mine out in the rain

Not really looking for a replacement right now if something pops up that I like I will take it but for now I'm
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:05 PM   #7
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It's love or hate. I just can't wait for the weather to get back to normal. Mine's so buried in snow, I can't even tell it's a car. They have zero utility but, can be made to drift at the drop of a hat.
That is why mine didn't really do it for me. I loved it during sunny summer afternoons but beyond that it was really a waste of space and $$$. I need something fun and be able to haul my bike or kayak or even both.........Outback XT?
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:46 PM   #8
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AA Automovers is coming to get my car next week to be shipped up to Agile for $360. Ill let you know after I deal with them...
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:13 PM   #9
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Just the double boxing technique and tape every seam twice.

Oh yeah, and those air bladders are pointless... Just use regular peanuts.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:14 PM   #10
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Nice thanks. How did they do? Did you treat the car well, any extra joy ride miles, scratches or door dings?
Im guessing you meant, did THEY treat the car well?

No the car was fine and it was an open 3 car trailer. They def didn't take it for a joyride because the entire time it was being transported to me, they drove through a snow storm. The transport came with insurance included so if it did get messed up, its covered so I wasn't really too worried about it
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:42 PM   #11
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Congrats, Nick. Although, I was hoping you would keep your car until I could buy it :P

I used Angels Moving Autos when I had my car shipped to me. They had a lot of trouble getting the car on and off the trailer- even at stock ride height. Plus, I waited two hours for them at the agreed upon location. They had the lowest quote, but I would probably choose a different company second time around.

Do your research and read reviews... Good luck.
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Old 02-06-2010, 10:50 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2010, 11:50 PM   #13
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Im guessing you meant, did THEY treat the car well?

No the car was fine and it was an open 3 car trailer. They def didn't take it for a joyride because the entire time it was being transported to me, they drove through a snow storm. The transport came with insurance included so if it did get messed up, its covered so I wasn't really too worried about it
Cool I'm waiting on the quote from them now.

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Congrats, Nick. Although, I was hoping you would keep your car until I could buy it :P

I used Angels Moving Autos when I had my car shipped to me. They had a lot of trouble getting the car on and off the trailer- even at stock ride height. Plus, I waited two hours for them at the agreed upon location. They had the lowest quote, but I would probably choose a different company second time around.

Do your research and read reviews... Good luck.
Damn Chelsea you should have told me you wanted it in time. The current ride height is kinda worrying me maybe I will get lucky and a careful "car guy" will be the driver.

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Sweet I will look into those I'm sure they deal with much lower cars than mine.

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AA Automovers is coming to get my car next week to be shipped up to Agile for $360. Ill let you know after I deal with them...
Wow that seems like a lot, My first quote was 725 for a 3k+ mile trip.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #14
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Wow that seems like a lot, My first quote was 725 for a 3k+ mile trip.

I got a quote from 4 different companies and they were all around the same price. Plus too my car isn't running.....they charge an extra fee for that.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:33 AM   #15
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I got a quote from 4 different companies and they were all around the same price. Plus too my car isn't running.....they charge an extra fee for that.
Oh ya they rape you if you're car doesn't run.

Kcook: Thanks for the tip I'm going with the place you used they said 800 driveway to driveway but the estimate is 8 days for delivery
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:58 AM   #16
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^ Not bad. I paid around 500 for not even half that distance.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:06 PM   #17
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I'd offer to drive it, but I know that's not the best idea. 1) I'm not insured for commercial transport. 2) You likely don't want that kind of car driving long distances. 3) The reaction you likely had to reading this "who the hell are you". 4)It would likely cost more for me to drive the car (gas, lodging, return flight) to deliver the car than what your finding from various companies.

I just need a 'paid' excuse for a road trip right now.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:04 PM   #18
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I'd offer to drive it, but I know that's not the best idea. 1) I'm not insured for commercial transport. 2) You likely don't want that kind of car driving long distances. 3) The reaction you likely had to reading this "who the hell are you". 4)It would likely cost more for me to drive the car (gas, lodging, return flight) to deliver the car than what your finding from various companies.

I just need a 'paid' excuse for a road trip right now.

I would almost do this for you Nick. Almost. If I didn't have a dog, haha
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:30 PM   #19
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I would almost do this for you Nick. Almost. If I didn't have a dog, haha
If you lived closer, I'd cobeh-sit
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:26 PM   #20
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I actually thought it would be a fun road trip to drive it out there but didn't want to put and extra 3k miles and possible rock chips all over the thing. Pick-up is tomorrow I hope she can make it up on the trailer.
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I actually thought it would be a fun road trip to drive it out there but didn't want to put and extra 3k miles and possible rock chips all over the thing. Pick-up is tomorrow I hope she can make it up on the trailer.
Yeah, rock chips would be killer. Plus I'm sure there would be a ticket or two
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:56 PM   #22
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i used dependible auto shippers, got my wrx down from dallas in 2 days!!!!!! not sure if they have any stations in md, ide give it a shot though!
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:10 PM   #23
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I've driven cars cross-country for people before. I drove a Miata from Portland, OR to Chantilly, VA for a guy who was planning to drop an LS1 into the car. I have a pretty exemplary record for driving cross-country multiple times, but I can only do it during the summer (when I have off work).
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:57 PM   #24
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<- got the new M3 from Utah to Philadelphia. But I have no interest in doing that again. Maybe for a mint '93 RX7 R1.

My research led me to Reliable Carriers, but since it was kind of an obscure location it took them a week to get a truck in the area and he couldn't be there when the seller was available. So I said F* it, I'll just fly out there and drive it back.

Iowa is really wide.
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I'll bet the polygamists were tearing it up in the back seat of that M3.
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