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      11-03-2018, 08:25 PM   #133
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Reliable was super expensive when I checked w/them in 2015 on a quote to ship my Z06.
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Reliable was super expensive when I checked w/them in 2015 on a quote to ship my Z06.
I think you get what you pay for, shipped MANY cars with them and never any surprises!
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Look for a recommendation also shipping from Indy to NJ. Enclosed preferred but i could also do an open trailer.
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I've heard many people have had luck with Reliable Carriers. Some friends of mine as well. Honest prices and I've never heard of someone I know having a car damaged by them.

Now, are we talking M3 or a Ferrari.
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Reliable, period. Don’t call a general trucking place online, you’ll be getting calls hourly for weeks. Spend a titch more and go Reliable.
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I shipped my car enclosed from North Florida to North New Jersey in Jan 18 with JAVO Auto Group for $800. There were multiple reschedules for pickup, but after the car was picked up, everything was smooth. I will likely be using them again next month.

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Javo Auto Group - reviews don't look too good. Glad you had good service with them - robg_f36
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      01-14-2019, 03:10 PM   #143
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Well, $1148 quote online went to $3500 when I called. Talk about bait & switch. Guy is supposed to call me back after he looks into things.

All the quotes I have are around $1k so far.

I will probably just use the broker I used last time I shipped a car. That went seamless.
Curious to hear what the Reliable guy comes back this. That's a ridiculous number. I'm shipping next month and while I did have a fine experience with the company I shipped with last time, everyone around here seems to say Reliable.
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      01-15-2019, 08:52 PM   #144
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I am an owner of car transport company. I'll be glad to help with any car transport needs. My company transports cars for multiple BMW dealerships in California and we transported every model of BMW hundreds of times. I'll be glad to give a quote for open transport or enclosed, nationwide in any direction.
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      01-18-2019, 04:08 PM   #145
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Mr Car Shipper. I bought my M3 in FL and I got it in NC in 4 days. I used my CC and I was charged only by the time the M3 was loaded on the trailer. $575 open trailer. Driver was in constant communication with me.
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      01-18-2019, 06:54 PM   #146
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Just about all the people listed on this threads are simply brokers.

They type the details into their Central Dispatch account and find out what the recent prices are between destinations. They then jack up the price and give you a quote. If you give the go ahead, they list on Central Dispatch for pickup in a specified window and wait for Drivers to contact them for the load.

One person could have a great experience with a Broker and another a shifty exoerience as the Broker really has no control over the actual trucks transporting your vehicle.

The only difference are the few Companies that own everything and Drivers are their Employees. Those are Companies like Wagoneers and the Company that delivers all the Bugattis,Rolls Royces etc in enclosed trailers.

Of course, they are also the most expensive.

Also, there are major differences in prices depending on region and dates. Same routes can vary upward of 300% or more depending on the time of year.

That’s why the Brokers check Central Dispatch to see what was listed and accepted in the past several weeks....and what the accepted price was
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      01-22-2019, 04:08 PM   #147
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All the haulers are over the road truckers who just bid through a central dispatch board. Everyone sees the same bids. In my experience, though never guaranteed, try to get single truck single driver with minimal load/unload cycles.

MY QUESTION: I am buying a 335i xDrive, 2015. Any suggestions for properly securing or strapping it on a hauler? I am not sure the drivers are experts in the AWD system and curious if I need to be aware of anything. I once had an S60R (awd sedans, what can I say), and it was fragile. I'm excited about my 335, just want to make sure it arrives without complications.
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I need to ship a car from West Virginia to So Cal. Any recommendations? Thanks in advance.
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Smart way transport if you are looking for enclosed. They shipped my 3RS recently
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in this thread they discuss a shipping company multiple forum members have used with great results

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24522203
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in this thread they discuss a shipping company multiple forum members have used with great results

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24522203
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in this thread they discuss a shipping company multiple forum members have used with great results

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24522203
Thanks for sharing but what is the mystery behind that shipper? No one shares the company's name or contact info in that thread.
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Thanks for sharing but what is the mystery behind that shipper? No one shares the company's name or contact info in that thread.
I don't know them and haven't used them, but multiple people in the thread have had good experiences so it's worth sharing
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      05-09-2019, 05:45 PM   #154
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recommend me a car shipper

I need to ship one of my BMW over 2000 miles (don't have time to drive it).
After a few calls, seems this has become a complex broker driven business, where they behave almost like Uber/Lift, by matching customers with available truckers going on a certain route.
You'd think that with such optimization, one could ship a car across country cheap. Not the case, as they also try to maximize their profit by knowing which brokers you called and giving you the same quote.
Are there still companies out there that operate their own trucks? What's your experience been? Any company that you recommend?
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