Car advice

Hi everyone. Looking for some advice here: student from east coast working in an office on the west coast in the summer where I'll need a car. Is it worth it to ship my car cross country(around $1000) or do I bite the bullet and drive the whole way and pay for hotels during stops, which would definitely be ass having to drive around 12 hours per day.

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track_day_bro, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Run the numbers.

See how much it would cost you in gas, hotel stays, tire wear, addition of miles (depreciation), sanity of driving that long, etc. 

If you do plan on driving, I recommend you at least take a fun route once you get out towards the Rockies. Make some stops to see national parks and enjoy what you can.  

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Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

If you can spare the time - take it and drive across the country. Stop at some places you might not otherwise. Visit friends on the way. Not many times you can simply wander across the country, turning it into a vacation. Make it fun. 

Otherwise just ship the damn thing. 

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jarstar1, what's your opinion? Comment below:

100% drive. I've done the cross-country road trip 4 times now, absolutely love it. One time I had to do it in 5 days and had a few long drives, but if you take your time and limit yourself to 6-8 hour drive days you can see a lot of the country, and it really is incredible. Lots of great cultural places to visit and some of the nature in America is second to none. Go to Shenandoah, Churchill Downs, Chicago Institute of Art, the Gateway Arch, Zion, Grand Canyon, etc. Take a tour of Fallingwater in Pennsylvania or a riverboat down the Mississippi or the observation deck at the Willis Tower. If there is *anything* that you are interested in I guarantee you can find it on a roadtrip. Interested in architecture? Go to Columbus, Indiana and take a tour. Love food? Go to Kansas City, MO and get the best BBQ there is (don't @ me) Museums? Nature? Presidential Libraries? Casinos? You name it, we got it. 

There is so much to see, I was driving through Kansas once and stopped in Abilene, Kansas (pop. 6,000 on a good day) because I saw a sign for Eisenhower's presidential library and I respect the hell out of Eisenhower. Right next to it is the Greyhound Racing Hall of Fame with a few rescue greyhounds just walking around. One of the coolest experiences of my life. Take the trip, you won't be able to when you're older. 

st1ckout, what's your opinion? Comment below:

When I read that you will have to drive 12 hours a day, I already feel bad about this. I think this is not a good idea.

blackl1st, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Car transportation can cost you $ 500-700. Personally, this is what I paid when I transported my car to a neighboring state. I used closed transport and obviously overpaid, but I was calm. Of course, you decide how to be.

Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Drive - you will reflect life 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

ATX77, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Did this a bunch of times moving around, shipping for $1k is absolutely cheaper, but if you have the time make the drive and hit some sights along the way. Particularly some national parks. It's not nearly as shitty as you'd expect if you're not holding yourself to 12-15 hours per day for multiple days

JSmithRE2010, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is a year old thread revived by a bot promoting a moving company. No need to respond 


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bug-me-not, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Here are the standard steps you need to follow to prepare your vehicle for being transported:

  • The car owner must clean the car before the company picks it up for transportation (this requirement is determined by the specifics of working with a car in the process of fixing it and not only);
  • The fuel tank must be partially emptied: the permitted fuel level for the summer period is no more than five liters, for the winter period - no more than ten;
  • Full battery charge;
  • The security alarm must be disabled;
  • All mountings, antennas, and roof racks must be removed from the vehicle roof.
  • The suspension of cars equipped with a control function should be adjusted for transportation.
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