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Old 04-25-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: SD, VA, West Texas--staying awhile
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We need to move a car from SW Virginia to W. Texas (no hurry) . We got a quote from a car carrier for $1400--thought that was kind of high. Is there another way to move a car that's more affordable? My Mom told me she heard of some kind of service where people will drive your car for you for a fee? Does anyone know how this works and are they places reputable?


Thanks!!!!

Pam
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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www.autodriveaway.com. Done.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Yes, can not remember the name; however my dad did this some years ago. It worked out very well. He was able to enjoy a trip across country and deliver the vehicle unscathed. If it were my car, I wouldn't do it.

Depending on the value of the car and your schedule, etc. couldn't you move the vehicle yourself via Uhaul?
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Miami
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I wouldn't either. Take a nice road trip.
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:37 AM
 
Location: VA
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Put an Ad on Craigs List and someone would likely drive it for a very low cost if you let them take their time and offer them a one wayAirline ticket back home.
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I'd be scared sh*tless if someone I didn't know drove either of my cars ANYWHERE! Maybe you could ask a good friend and see if they'd do it and offer to pay them plus the cost of an airline ticket. I just wouldn't trust someone I didn't know.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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Check out a few car haulers, you could try this & have it put on a trailer

http://www.uship.com/search/category/Vehicles/Autos+-+Trailer+Only/ (broken link)
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:55 PM
 
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SW Virginia to W Texas is a liesurely 3-day trip. Book a day off work, make the trip over a weekend, fill the tank with gas, head out on the road, and save $1400 less the cost of a flight home.

When all is said and done you'll have seen some countryside, had the comfort of knowing your vehicle wasn't being abused, and you'll have money in your pocket.
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Old 04-26-2007, 09:18 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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When I first moved to FL from PA I drove my car down and hopped a late plane back up so I could then drive a moving truck back down,if you're doing that you could also take a bus or train.
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Old 04-27-2007, 06:17 AM
 
Location: SD, VA, West Texas--staying awhile
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Thanks for all your replies. Have three very small children so don't want to drive!! We will fly and dh will just come back twice and drive the cars one way. It is much, much cheaper to do this especially if he can fly SouthWest airlines (closest airport is BWI but worth it)

I think the car driving services would be a great job for a College Student! What a great way to make money! I wouldn't really worry about someone trashing my car, afterall they have to meet you on the other end to get paid don't they?

Thanks for all the ideas!!

Pam
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