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Old 12-14-2015, 11:01 PM
 
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Hi, I would like to move to Tampa bay from Long Island. I have an old car and really don't want to drive it down there. I was wondering if anyone has any cheap alternatives for me getting my car and me down there. I would be grateful for any advice. Thank You so much! PS..I don't like to fly.
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Old 12-14-2015, 11:26 PM
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If you don't want to fly, then I don't see another option. Unless you want to pay to have someone drive/tow your car down there, which would be much more expensive.
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Old 12-15-2015, 03:33 AM
 
Location: Central Mexico and Central Florida
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Auto train runs between Fairfax, VA (Lorton) and Sanford, FL. Not sure on cost.

Might be best to sell the clunker before you move.
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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P.S. Not cheap

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Old 12-15-2015, 09:08 AM
 
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if the car is old does it have ac you need it in florida.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:18 AM
 
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Why do you think the car wont make the trip?, its only a 20 hour run down I-95 then a short hop on I-4 to Tampa.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Tampa, Fl
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If you haven't researched how to get yourself and your car down here, have you researched the area?
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: So.Hills.Co.,FL
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If you don't want to fly and you don't want to drive the car that distance then the Auto Train is your only alternative.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:22 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. Yeah I might do the Auto Train. I am in a really tough bind. I don't have much money but I know I have to move down to Tampa bay for better job opportunities. I am a newly certified medical assistant but there are not a lot of these jobs on long island and no one is willing hire me with no experience. Its really been tough for me. I figure maybe I would have a better chance in Tampa. I have researched the area. I figure north Pinellas county would be my best to move. Even if I had to rent a cheap mobile home month to month until I can save money and get a better place. There are not a lot of good opportunities here for me on long island and its a very expensive place to live for an average person. Right now I just work Part time at Allstate doing Telemarketing for them. Trying to get leads for the insurance agents. Very tough job. Little pay.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:27 PM
 
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Thanks everyone. I need to leave long island. Not a lot of job opportunities here for a newly certified medical assistant. I am in a bind. I might have to just rough it and go down to Tampa bay. Take the auto train. Maybe I can rent a mobile home month to month in Northern Pinellas County until I save up enough money to get a better place to live. I know for my field I would probably be better off in Tampa bay than Suffolk county on long island. I work PT for Allstate doing telemarketing for them right now. Not making much money. So I am in a kind of desperate situation.
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