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07-08-2002, 12:58 PM
weekend in CT.Yippeee!!!!It has been a long wait, as some of you guys already know....Since, I am still in Philly this month and I can't wait to drive my new M3, I will be driving it for the next 2-3 weeks before shipping it back to SF Bay Area since I will be leaving Philly on August 10th...I was wondering if it owuld be a better idea to drive back to CT for pickup for the shipping company, or should I just ship it from my doorstep in Philly? By the way, I will be using DAS and they told me that they will be picking up my car using a flatbed and transporting it to the terminal in NJ,right before it gets transported across the country..Is this bad for the car?

Any suggestions or input is very welcome!!!


07-08-2002, 01:10 PM
Your 'beauty' is with Lawrence. Do you trust him with it? ;-)

07-08-2002, 01:12 PM
If it is a reputable company, shipping it via flatbed from your door to the cross-country shipping company shouldn't be a problem. Just make sure they are appropriately insured in case something unforeseen happens.

Of course, you could always decide to take a few days and drive it across country yourself. Yes, that would be extra miles on the car, but it would also be extra smiles on your face! :-)

07-08-2002, 01:31 PM
If they secure the car to the truck improperly, damage could result. Make sure you have specific instructions for them if you go through with this, but personally, I wouldn't.

I'd not want my car shipped to a terminal then consolidated on who knows who's trailer to be transferred however many times at other terminals. Sure, DAS is insured, but do you want to hassle with a suspension repair that could have been avoided on your new car? The terminal to terminal thing is not a great idea unless you are delivering it to the terminal yourself and DAS guarantees (in writing) it won't be tranferred enroute.

You might want to call Intercity Lines. They offer a higher level of service, and if they have a load going there, they may be able to meet the DAS price. Intercity is a covered door to door carrier, which also means you won't have to clay the car after arrival.

Good luck.


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