Help getting car from Miami to SF

BuildingConnected #harambe
Jul 20, 2017 17 Comments

My buddy has a car in Miami and wants to get it to SF. Other than driving it, are there any better ideas/ tech products that could help?

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  • Google smoothie
    I can drive it for you. How do the doors of your friend's car open? Like this 🔝🔝 or like this 🔛🔛?
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • New / Eng SCsH86
    Sell it. If he's living in SF a car is a hassle.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • New / Mgmt uNNd52
    I used glennsdrivingservice.com when uship flaked on me. He is a bit crazy, but awesome.
    Jul 20, 2017 2
    • New / Mgmt uNNd52
      Actually, if I had to do it over, I would have just sold my car before moving here and bought a used one upon arrival. (If I didn't have kids, I would have done with a car completely in SF)
      Jul 20, 2017
    • Workday EllisonSux
      This whole service is wild 😂
      Jul 20, 2017
  • Pinterest muRD20
    Get a job with Facebook and they'll pay for the shipment
    Jul 20, 2017 1
    • BuildingConnected #harambe
      OP
      Hahaha
      Jul 21, 2017
  • Expedia Jaq4d9
    You don't want a car in SF. It's way to expensive to park, if you can find a spot in the first place.

    But uship.com will ship anything.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    oKdndnrkf

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    oKdndnrkfmore
    Have you tried talking with the movers company. It normally takes them around a week.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • New ftw101
    Costs about $1000 to ship. Unless it is a lease you are better off selling locally. If you do ship acme auto shipping worked well for me.
    Jul 25, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Skyped
    Go to Carmax and see if you can trade it in.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • New bdali
    Uship.com or just call a transport broker.... it's a huge business...
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • New / Eng
    Ybzh51

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    Ybzh51more
    I've moved a car to the East Coast and back twice. Once with car movers, once by just driving it. The movers, recommended by movingscam.com and all, were pretty good to NY and abysmal on the return. I literally had to threaten them with reporting the car as stolen before they'd put it on a truck going west because I didn't pay extra for expedited shipping. Car sat for an extra month in winter weather. The second time I drove it myself both ways and it was both cheaper and faster. With two people driving, even with some sightseeing, it was still only about a week. Worth it.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • I'll drive it for you. I'm in Miami until August 10th
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • IXIA / Mgmt
    IxPadawan

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    You can rent a trailer and haul it behind a moving truck (Penske, U-haul & others offer the rental). Or pay for a flatbed service (National Transport, A-1 Auto Transport, Montway, etc...).
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • Apple alphaRomeo
    I moved it from Florida to Sf. Paid around 1000$ and arrived in 5days. Pretty smooth. I can give you the contact if this moving guy if needed. He can get you a cheaper deal if you are ok with more time.
    Jul 20, 2017 0
  • Intel / Eng YOlu71
    I did a similar drive (from SFL to Or) and found that ask the moving companies were really expensive. Not even including the cost of shipping my stuff a plane ticket. I ended up packing up my car and driving, but that might not be an option if you have a lot of things to pack. It was my first move, so I didn't have many things to pack.
    Jul 20, 2017 0