Questions about Shipping your car...

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Questions about Shipping your car...

bayosgirl bayosgirl
So, after clinging to the hope that I/we would be able to move back to WA soon, I finally decided to bring my car back. My husband and I are sharing a car, and not a reliable one at that. So, I felt like it was the best option. It's not doing any good sitting there, and I'll be saving the $45 a month storage fee by bringing it here. I decided to have it transported via open carrier rather than driving the 2800 miles by myself (husband can't fly.) And for those who say, "no big deal!" I have anxiety issues, no WAY would a 5-day road trip work.

My question is, who has had a car shipped before? Was it a good experience?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I have had a car shipped, and....
deltalima , Rossie
2
It was an OK/good experience :)
Rossie
1
It was a bad experience :(
deltalima
1
I haven't had a car shipped, but I would do it (rather than driving)
GirlOnGirl , js250 , dv8
3
I haven't, and would always drive if I needed to move a car
LilLostLenore , Ice1 , AnotherPrettyFace , justme23 , Gone (LD29) , Allstars316
6
Total votes: 13 (11 voters)
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Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Suggestion: Ask a responsible friend if they would like to visit you meanwhile to take your car to you and you'll offer them a free vacation to see some sites and paid flight to return back home. It might even be cheaper than a shipping service.
09/17/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
So, after clinging to the hope that I/we would be able to move back to WA soon, I finally decided to bring my car back. My husband and I are sharing a car, and not a reliable one at that. So, I felt like it was the best option. It's not doing any ...
I would just drive.
09/17/2012
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by bayosgirl
So, after clinging to the hope that I/we would be able to move back to WA soon, I finally decided to bring my car back. My husband and I are sharing a car, and not a reliable one at that. So, I felt like it was the best option. It's not doing any ...
It depends where you're shipping from. Landlocked areas wouldn't benefit. I've shipped across continents and though it wasn't pleasant, I had no choice.
09/17/2012
GirlOnGirl GirlOnGirl
I've never had to have a car shipped but I might consider it if there weren't any other options.
09/17/2012
Rossie Rossie
We've had one of our cars shipped from California to Oregon - it was a short trip and everything went smoothly.
09/17/2012
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
Suggestion: Ask a responsible friend if they would like to visit you meanwhile to take your car to you and you'll offer them a free vacation to see some sites and paid flight to return back home. It might even be cheaper than a shipping service.
Great idea!!

I have had motorcycles shipped throughout the US and to Australia and France. The drivers were wonderful and the price--even though it was not my bill, but the purchasers, was not too bad.
09/17/2012
justme23 justme23
I would.
09/17/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I've not had a car shipped, but my husband did tow a car behind the moving truck when we moved. I'm not sure what I would do if the need presented itself again.
09/17/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I have never done it. But my sister did. She sent her car from Hawaii to back to her hometown. It wasn't touched at all.
09/18/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Well, I now already regret doing this. I thought I found a broker I trusted so I went ahead with the plans for my trip without bothering to check the carrier they located. Never mind that the trip was super stressful, having to go through all my things in storage and decide what to shove in my trunk and what to give away. When I got home today, I checked out the carrier information. They have an "F" rating with the BBB! Several people said they were rude, damaged their car, or delivered it very late. How does it happen that a highly rated (on TransportReviews.com) broker deals with such a terrible company?!

It's not even like I saved money doing this. Between the plane tickets, rental car, food, and the transport itself, I am set back over $1300. It would have cost me less than half that to just drive the damn thing home--yes, including a couple nights in hotels. Also I lost hundreds of dollars in stuff that I couldn't pack in either my trunk or my suitcases--I would have had a lot more room for stuff had I been able to fill the car with boxes. All because I was afraid to take a 2800-mile, 4-day road trip. I'm sure it would have been just fine! If I could take it all back, I would. I need to spend money to fix my car (new tires, timing belt, body damage) and I could've used that extra money that I wasted. Completely stupid and idiotic.
09/28/2012
Total posts: 11
Unique posters: 10