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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:44 pm 
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I shouldn't say it but I think the Tacoma is a nice truck. A tad small to pull a 12,000# load but nice.

The Tundra is Butt Ugly. My last boss had one and it was nice inside but man the outside was ungly. Oh I already said that.

You know I didn't play the American made card right. I think we should do all we can to keep jobs here but honestly the UAW has done more to hurt that than you or I can fix.

The Toyota is an okay truck. All I wanted it for was to haul my garbage and my gun gear and go back and forth to work. So not such a heavy nor big payload. I also stayed with the 4 cylinder. I got 27mph on the BI with it. I get about 22 with it here on Oahu. Gotta run the AC more and there are more hills here. I would have preferred to get a full size Chevy or Ford. If I can ever afford to get another truck someday it will be a full size US made truck.

BTW, you think the Tnudra is ugly just check out the Nissan Frontier and Titan. And they now have a new van which is even uglier.



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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:15 am 
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Just plan on bringing over a 2004 Toyota Highlander. Its got a 150k miles on it and we plan on driving it until it dies.

We will be seriously downsizing our belongings and lifestyle. Our plan was to pack it with our clothing and other goods and ship it full of stuff instead of paying for a full shipping crate(which we don't need) and our car seperatly.

Anyone done this or heard ?


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:30 am 
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Just plan on bringing over a 2004 Toyota Highlander. Its got a 150k miles on it and we plan on driving it until it dies. We will be seriously downsizing our belongings and lifestyle. Our plan was to pack it with our clothing and other goods and ship it full of stuff instead of paying for a full shipping crate(which we don't need) and our car seperatly. Anyone done this or heard ?
none of the car shipping companies will let you stuff your car for shipping. The value of your Toyota is probably around $4,000 (KBB) so paying like $2,000 to ship it here makes no sense IMHO.



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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:31 pm 
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John S. Rabi wrote:
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Just plan on bringing over a 2004 Toyota Highlander. Its got a 150k miles on it and we plan on driving it until it dies. We will be seriously downsizing our belongings and lifestyle. Our plan was to pack it with our clothing and other goods and ship it full of stuff instead of paying for a full shipping crate(which we don't need) and our car seperatly. Anyone done this or heard ?
none of the car shipping companies will let you stuff your car for shipping. The value of your Toyota is probably around $4,000 (KBB) so paying like $2,000 to ship it here makes no sense IMHO.

Is it $2k now? It was $1k plus insurance if you wanted it 5 years ago. So about $1,200 with insurance. Man, prices sure went up a lot! :x :x :x

I don't agree with John on this one. I think you could probably get another 50k miles out that SUV. I think it would be worth bringing it over. When I moved over the shipping company would not let me load the vehicles up with my stuff. Now, if you ship your vehicle over in your container you can do what you want with it. It is smart that you are downsizing. You will find that you don't miss most of that stuff and living a more minimalistic lifestyle is much more fulfilling.



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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:57 pm 
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It's about $2,000 from the East Coast, I just shipped a car here from New Jersey and it was $2,200.00. It's about $1,200.00 from the West Coast.



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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:14 am 
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All good info, I didn't realize they would not allow you to stuff the car, I've done that here on the mainland when shipping cars from one state to the next, I didn't think it would be an issue.

Any ideas on the cost to ship a car via container, say from Cali ?


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:05 pm 
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All good info, I didn't realize they would not allow you to stuff the car, I've done that here on the mainland when shipping cars from one state to the next, I didn't think it would be an issue.

Any ideas on the cost to ship a car via container, say from Cali ?

Shipping a container is usually a flat cost. Though some places charge by the pound. Yes, when I first shipped my stuff over I didn't know what it was going to cost until after they weighed it. So if you can find a flat rate container and fit your vehicle in it then who cares if it is stuffed. :) :) :)



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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:28 pm 
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Interesting...How do you strap it in the box so it doesn't get damaged ?


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:26 pm 
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I have no idea. I just know that one friend that moved here and moved back after a year had to make ramps to get her car in the container. Which BTW may be against the shippers rules. I recall her telling me that.



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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:23 pm 
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hmm may not be worth it. Thanks for the feedback.


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:36 am 
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It's not always a good idea, depending on your situation. The cost alone can be a dealbreaker for some people. I've shipped one before (a car) and used A1 Auto Transport Kona, but it did cost an arm and a leg. The only reason I even did it is because someone that I have a special attachment to had a special attachment to the car but they were good about answering questions and explaining everything, including what sort of cost we would be looking at.


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 Post subject: Re: Shipping or buying a vehicle
PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:37 am 
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Sorry for reviving an old thread, didn't realize the date.


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