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Old 08-25-2014   #1
Fred91GTA
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Looking for a shipping company

Hi all, it's been a long while since I posted in here. I used to have a 91 GTA, but unfortunately, due to an accident the car had to be totaled out. Thankfully, everybody involved was OK. I'm now looking at getting a second GTA which I've found. Trouble is, the car is all the way out in the Midwest and I'm located in New York. I've been looking at a few shipping companies and can't believe some of the horror stories I'm reading about.

Does anybody know any good auto transport companies that I could possibly use? And how did the pick-up process work? I could also drive the 900 miles home too...

Anyway, any help/opinions/comments would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-25-2014   #2
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Re: Looking for a shipping company

If you have the time, it may be worth checking on renting a truck/trailer and picking it up yourself. Nothing will be more careful than you transporting your 'new GTA'...Congrats on the '91-I've got a soft spot for that year!
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Old 08-25-2014   #3
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Re: Looking for a shipping company

I've only used one once. They made me pay up front and then when they delivered it here they told me I still owed $500. I had to pay to get my car. I checked the paperwork and it did not say paid in full. Even though they told me it was. Should have checked.

On top of that, I don't know who to blame, it ran terribly. Popping the hood I immediately saw a wire to a sensor broke off at the connector. After fixing that it ran fine. I just don't know who did it.
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Old 08-26-2014   #4
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Re: Looking for a shipping company

Welcome back to the GTA world fred. I would either trailer it home, or fly there and drive it home.
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Old 09-04-2014   #5
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Re: Looking for a shipping company

I know guys that fly down south, then drive the car home. And that is back to Ontario, Canada. Lol I don't think it can be any harder than that. Depends on the condition of the GTA. If it's licensed and insured, can't you put the car in your name and have your insurance cover you. We can get temporary permits for 10 days here. As long as it is currently on the road legally.
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