flybyguy
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How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:12 pm

I may be moving to Pasadena, California after graduation, but would not want to drive from New York. Can anyone tell me roughly how much it would cost to ship a Honda Accord Coup via ground transport?

The reason why I would not want to drive is for personal safety. There are a lot of murderers and thieves on that 3,000 mile journey. I'm not going to chance getting lost, robbed and murdered somewhere between the east and west coasts.

Plus I don't want to put 3,000 miles on my baby's odometer.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:30 pm

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
There are a lot of murderers and thieves on that 3,000 mile journey.

LMAO

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
I'm not going to chance getting lost, robbed and murdered somewhere between the east and west coasts.

Stay on the big roads you big pussy.

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
Plus I don't want to put 3,000 miles on my baby's odometer.

Its a Honda, it can take it.

Just not wanting to drive that far is a perfectly valid excuse, when you come up with these other BS reasons I just have to laugh.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:38 pm

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
The reason why I would not want to drive is for personal safety. There are a lot of murderers and thieves on that 3,000 mile journey. I'm not going to chance getting lost, robbed and murdered somewhere between the east and west coasts.

Are you for real? Its all interstate driving. Its fast, easy and safe. I've driven from Rochester to Los Angeles up to Sacramento and a couple years later drove back to Rochester. Never a problem. Even slept at a rest stop in Utah and Wyoming on the return trip (and before anyone says it...no, there was no homosexual activity going on nor was I looking for any). The drives are great and it gives you a great chance to see the countryside. Wash the sand out of your private slit, sack up and make the drive.
 
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:41 pm

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
There are a lot of murderers and thieves on that 3,000 mile journey.

And there aren't in California ??

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
Plus I don't want to put 3,000 miles on my baby's odometer.

That's what a cars for - to put miles on it. Besides its Japanese - it won't even notice.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:47 pm

If you get a dedicated car hauler for your specific trip, it's a small fortune. You need to find an independent hauler who can "tag" onto a current load that has extra space for a deal. I recently contracted to have my Pantera delivered from Mich to Tenn for $260. (I have some transaxle issues so I don't trust driving it down here).

There are also contractors who will have a party drive your car cross-country; just make sure they are licensed and bonded. That suggested as alternatives, I'd consider the previous answers...drive it yourself. No big deal, and you'll probably have a hell of an enjoyable experience. I've done it coast-to-coast some six times and have never tired of it. Regards...Jack
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:53 pm

Holy cow! A coast-to-coast drive? By yourself? And you don't wanna do it? That sounds like Nirvana to me! A couple of days of great road, peace and quiet, and a chance to see the USA on your own terms! Grab some "books on tape", set the cruise at 70, and enjoy the drive!
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:58 pm

Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 5):
Grab some "books on tape", set the cruise at 70, and enjoy the drive!

Sattelite radio is your friend. Look into it if you do decide to suck it up and do this yourself.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:23 am

Cptkrell --- You own a Pantera??! Man you lucky S.O.B.


A third alternate is just sell your car and fly out to LA and buy a new one there. Otherwise suck it up and drive. Or ask a buddy or two to join you so you aren't doing all the driving.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:32 am

There is NOTHING dangerous about a coast-to-coast drive at all.

That being said, I shipped my ML55 from Denver to DC for about $1200 once. I needed to be here right away and didn't have time to drive.

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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:36 am

Check with Amtrak. I'm not sure, but I think I recall hearing that you can ship a car that way. And like others said, try piggy-backing with a OTR trucker, if you know one.

I agree with everyone else. Stop being a skirt and just drive. Nothing beats a good road trip. Find out what's along the way and make some stops at places of interest, like battlefields or national parks. Find someone to go with you.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:40 am

Drive yourself. Take some pictures. Make a trip report. Share it with us. And enjoy the chance at seeing your country coast to coast (just like the Griswald family)!

cheers,
Patrick
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:17 am

Maybe I was over-reacting. I guess I've been watching too much CourtTV.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:14 am

I think you've been listening to GWB too much with his terrorists lurking around every corner... duck 

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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:39 am

Wow, sounds like an adventure.

If I can get a cheap flight to NY I'll join you for the drive to CA!  bigthumbsup  Lol!

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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:01 am

There might be thieves and murderers lurking around Manhatten or Jersey but the rest of the trip should be a piece of cake. You're probably looking at a four day drive from NYC to Pasadena. Nothing but interstate highway and fine people from the Virginias on across to the Golden State. More likely it would be cheaper to ship a car that size compared to fuel, food and motel costs. The one who's likely to pick your pocket the most is the oil company, not a mugger.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:07 am

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 8):
from Denver to DC for about $1200 once

Hey Neil, what company did you use for that Denver-DC shipment...and are they Denver-based?

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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:35 am

Quoting AGC525 (Reply 9):
Check with Amtrak. I'm not sure, but I think I recall hearing that you can ship a car that way.

You're thinking of the Autotrain. The only problem is that is only runs from DC to Florida.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:12 am

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
Can anyone tell me roughly how much it would cost to ship a Honda Accord Coup via ground transport?

Depends on who you go with. $800-$1500 is the range

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
The reason why I would not want to drive is for personal safety. There are a lot of murderers and thieves on that 3,000 mile journey. I'm not going to chance getting lost, robbed and murdered somewhere between the east and west coasts.

Dude, it is an incredibly safe drive. I drove from LAX to MSY with a friend and we had a great time (except West Texas) and I am here typing this.

Quoting Flybyguy (Thread starter):
Plus I don't want to put 3,000 miles on my baby's odometer.

It is the best 3000 miles you can put on her. That long haul interstate driving at high speed is the workout your car needs to clean out all the crap it has gotten from city traffic

Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 4):
I recently contracted to have my Pantera delivered from Mich to Tenn for $260.

Niiiiiiiice car

Quoting Gigneil (Reply 8):
That being said, I shipped my ML55 from Denver to DC for about $1200 once. I needed to be here right away and didn't have time to drive.

Well, I guess you opened the Piggy bank on that one Big grin
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:19 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
Dude, it is an incredibly safe drive. I drove from LAX to MSY with a friend and we had a great time (except West Texas) and I am here typing this

How do we know this is true? Maybe you killed the real N1120A and somehow found out about A.net and stole his password and are now trying to lure us all into some sort of trap?  crazy 

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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:23 am

I shipped a car from North Carolina to California for $900 a few years back. It wasn't cheap, but I really had no other option. The tax deduction for moving expenses softened the blow.

The shipment took about a week, and the only tricky thing was finding a place to meet the truck, since they couldn't get a big rig anywhere near my apartment.

I've done the coast-to-coast drive and, while it's a good thing to do once, don't feel like a wuss for flying. Depending on the kind of job you have, your time might be too valuable to spend 4-5 days sitting in your car.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:45 am

Just get an iPod and FM transmitter. Load it up with music/audiobooks and your set. Break it up over a few days if you feel more comfortable. If it's going to cost $500+ to ship you can use that money for gas/hotels and make rest stops.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:48 am

Flybyguy:
I used to live in Pasadena. That's where I spend my teenage years. It's a great city for Southern California .
Where about in Pasadena will you live?


I'm not going to chance getting lost, robbed and murdered somewhere between the east and west coasts.

You're kidding us, right?

How can you get lost?
Just take I-80 to Salt Lake City, Utah then go south on I-15 to San Bernadino then west on the new I-210 extension. It's that simple. You don't even need a map.


Transporting your car will cost a lot of money. You're better off driving it especially sinse your car gets excellent gas milage.
Plus the experience is great. Not many people have the time to take a long road trip.
My best advice is bring as many cassette tapes and/or CDs of your favorite music.
3,000 miles is nothing for a car. It's city stop & go traffic that wears on your car anyway.

My sister has a 1998 Honda Accord Coupe that she shipped from Chicago to LA. It's cost her almost $800.00. She got robbed!
I offered to drive but she didn't want to listen to her little brother.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:07 am

I did the trip between Toronto and Seattle three times. We had to fight off bloody attacks by zombies and we nearly starved - we got lost in the desert for two weeks - but we made it.  Wow!

Just drive, dude. If you're worried take a cell phone. It'll be an adventure.
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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:11 am

Will it fit in the hold of a B6 A320?  sly 

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RE: How Much To Ship A Car Transcontinental?

Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:14 am

Flybyguy:
I forgot to mention, the Boogyman likes to hide out in Nebraska!

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