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Autotransport.com?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by DarkHand, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. DarkHand

    DarkHand Senior Member VIP

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    I just bought a 1st gen CRX, no dents or rust, but the brakes supposedly don't work at all. I need to get this car from the Toledo, Ohio area to the Chicago, Illinois area. Believe me, I've checked with EVERYONE I know, and no one has a vehicle with a trailer hitch, so towing it myself is out.

    Autotransport.com quoted me only $250 with no deposit required to have the car shipped to me. Other places were asking in the range of $400-$600 with a deposit for the same service. I was wondering if anyone has dealt with them before? I don't want the CRX to be picked up from Ohio and suddenly disappear. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    have a buddy drive you down there, rent a u-haul van or truck, and a car carrier, and do it that way....it might be cheaper....
     
  3. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    It will not be cheaper. Uhaul trucks are cheap for going 50 miles or less. Teledo to the windy city will be probally 200-250 miles. Go check on the uhaul sites, it is a ton of money.
     
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    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    cheapest way, go to DMV get plates for vehicle that are for transport use only, they are good for like a day or two. drive to Ohio with a friend put plates on car and drive home.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    I guess you missed the detail of having like no brakes.
     
  6. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    two new brake rotor's (if needed) $40
    two front calipers(if needed) $100
    Pads up front (if needed) $10
    Rebuilt MC (if needed) $40
    booster is not nessesary....
    if the brake lines are bad..thats only hard to find or get part...but a local junkyard whould have something that will work..

    Only worry about the front brakes....replace what is nessesary, and drive it back...even if you replace all the nessesary parts...it still don't = $250, and everything on a first gen CRX is very accessable.. and only a basic tool kit can get you up and running.
     
  7. DarkHand

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    That's my other idea. :)

    My only problem then would be finding someone free on the weekend (90% of my friends work on the weekends) that's willing to drive me there (or drive WITH me there) and take up the entire day... Mapquest says it's a 4 hour drive one way.
     
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    Not sure if it's considered a non-op because of the brake issue, but that usually adds a little bit the cost because they have to use something (a winch, I think) to load the vehicle. $250 seems like a good price and I'd consider anything under $400 to be fairly reasonable. Depends if you're having shipped door to door too. I've used A-1 Auto Transport before and would again if the need came up. They've got offices in both places and will give you the cost upfront. Might be worth a look.
     
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    2003 ... nevermind.
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    Doesn't the forum say "WARNING YOU ARE ABOUT TO BRING A REALLY OLD THREAD BACK TO LIFE" now?
     
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