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      07-10-2015, 10:43 PM   #23
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Looking into Intercity lines. May be worth it for the extra money to make sure everything is safe. I just need to make sure I can get somebody to come the 20th or 21st of July...
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Intercity wanted over $2k. There are good open carrier options for 1k-1300 and I think that might be the better route. I'm sure intercity is top notch, but my M3 isn't an exotic... As long as the carrier has insurance, I'm not really worried
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Intercity wanted over $2k. There are good open carrier options for 1k-1300 and I think that might be the better route. I'm sure intercity is top notch, but my M3 isn't an exotic... As long as the carrier has insurance, I'm not really worried
Try Uship, it provides a list of shippers and quotes. All the different shippers will have numerous reviews and listing of their insurance. You can also try DAS shipping. You are probably looking at a minimum $1200.
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I went with PDQ. $1200, $200 charged to card after pickup, $1000 to driver on delivery in cash/cashiers check.

They have an A+ rating from the BBB and all 5* reviews online. Plus they could guarantee the pick up day that I needed.

I'll update the thread once I have the car back in LA to let everyone know how it went!
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In my experience the best on the business are Intercity Lines, they only use closed carriers but of course is a lot more that 900. I just ship my M4 from LA to Atlanta for 1850.
Shipped multiple Porsche's using Intercity Lines, no problems. Had issues with open trans using other carriers. Just hope that your car is not beneath a car that is leaking fluids..
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Appreciate the humor... but this is pretty time sensitive as I'll only be in Baltimore from July 17-22 and if I don't get my car shipped to LA at that time, I'll need to book another flight to Baltimore and back just to ship the car..

Law School and Job plans in DC both fell through in the same week, so moving back to sunny Los Angeles for a year at least.

Bummer dude, sorry to see a F80 enthusiast leaving the DMV.

You won't be able to wash her as much as you did in LA
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      07-12-2015, 12:09 PM   #29
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Appreciate the humor... but this is pretty time sensitive as I'll only be in Baltimore from July 17-22 and if I don't get my car shipped to LA at that time, I'll need to book another flight to Baltimore and back just to ship the car..

Law School and Job plans in DC both fell through in the same week, so moving back to sunny Los Angeles for a year at least.

Bummer dude, sorry to see a F80 enthusiast leaving the DMV.

You won't be able to wash her as much as you did in LA
I might be back in a year! I do want to be back on the east coast eventually!
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If you need your car shipped just PM me because I have my own shipping company and I can save you at least some$$$
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If you need your car shipped just PM me because I have my own shipping company and I can save you at least some$$$
Where in Bucks Country are you?
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Where in Bucks Country are you?
Because you want to find him for bumping a two year old thread just to promote his business?
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Because you want to find him for bumping a two year old thread just to promote his business?
Honestly, it's not promoting. It's helping out people like you. I have plenty of business as-is. A forum wouldn't be the best place to advertise...even though this is done all the time on here.

To answer the other question, I'm located in Warminster
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Honestly, it's not promoting. It's helping out people like you. I have plenty of business as-is. A forum wouldn't be the best place to advertise...even though this is done all the time on here.

To answer the other question, I'm located in Warminster

okay close by I'm in Doylestown
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Bad idea, you car becomes the target of any thing flying through air and over the front of the truck. Also, do not even think about put any sort of car cover on your car while it is being transported in open air it will beat the hell out of your pain job. If you can get your hands on the removable vinyl they put on new cars that is your best bet.
You mean not nearly as bad as driving your car? What is flying over the truck 9' off the ground?

I agree about the car cover but at the same time I think all new Audi's come with some type of cover on them during transport.
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Anyone ever use an auto transport company to ship their car?

I'd like to ship my car from Louisville, KY to Phoenix, AZ.

Can anyone recommend a transport company/broker?

I've already found Intercity Lines and have asked for a quote, but am open to others as well. So hard to tell the good ones from the bad ones.
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I've done it multiple times. A broker is going to find a company for you based on locations and date of transport. From there, you can do some only research and that company should have reviews. I have had actually better luck with smaller companies and more problems with the bigger transport companies.

Also have had brokers promise me one thing, book a company and then after my car is on the transport, the company refuses to deliver the car per the contract (i.e. a lot farther away for the pickup vice local). That had taken multiple angry phone calls to get fixed. But again, the larger companies tend not to give a shit about you as they have more moving parts to deal with.
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I used JS Transportation on my M3 and Macan from Cleveland to Las Vegas. She is a broker but knows and uses the same drivers all the time. Went with the enclosed trailer and took 5 days. Cars were dusty but in perfect condition. Would use them again.
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I would prefer to not go through a broker as they are essentially subcontracting it out and may promise things they don't have any control over. Then, if there are issues, they may try to pass the issue to the company that did the actual work and this company may or may not care what you have to say as you weren't paying the bill and won't be back either way.
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I ended up using the broker that the dealer uses. I paid $950 for approx 1800 miles. The nice thing is that the dealer held onto the car and released it to the driver so I could just go about my travel plans without having to worry about that. They signed off on the inspection sheet and everything was great at delivery. I ended up meeting the driver at a Target just to make things easier. It took 4 days to pick up from the time I committed to the broker. They picked up Friday morning and delivered Sunday night (Labor Day weekend).

BTW... just for cost comparison, Intercity wanted $2400. But that was covered transport.
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Vehicle Transportation Recommendations

Needing to arrange transport of my vehicle from the east coast to Texas. Any of you have recommendations?

I saw BMWCCA has a discount with vehiport, not sure how good they are or if anyone has had experiences.

Specifically needing enclosed transportation.
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LOL, I may need transport from Texas to CA.
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Needing to arrange transport of my vehicle from the east coast to Texas. Any of you have recommendations?

I saw BMWCCA has a discount with vehiport, not sure how good they are or if anyone has had experiences.

Specifically needing enclosed transportation.
There are several posts in the M3 forums you can check. Check the links below for starters:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...ight=transport

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...+car+transport

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...+car+transport
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Awesome, I was searching through Bimmerpost and the general consensus is Intercity Lines, I'll see what the dealership is setting up and decide whether or not I'll use my own transport.
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