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# 258538 8-Oct-2019 20:03
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Hi

I bought an almost new 2018 Honda CRV 7 Seater, private sale in Auckland.
From looking online it looks to cost around $5-600 to transport Auck -> Wgtn.
Someone recommend picture vehicles

A bit worried of it getting scratched on the transport as it's essentially a brand new car.

These are the options from google, has anyone used any of the below companies or have a different recommendation?

- Mike

PTS Auto (Open transport) - $490
https://ptsl.co.nz/get-your-instant-quote/

The Car Distribution Group (Open transport) - $510
http://www.carhaul.co.nz/retail.aspx

Dolphin Cart (Open transport) - $650
https://www.dolphincartage.co.nz/

Picture vehicles (Closed transport) - $ ???
https://www.picturevehicles.co.nz/

Allied pickford - $ ???
https://www.alliedpickfords.co.nz/services/vehicle

 

Someone else???





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  # 2333023 8-Oct-2019 20:38
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Carr and Haslam are the other major company running car transporters up and down the country. Wouldn't be surprised if Allied Pickford just outsource it.

I wouldnt worry about open vs closed - all brand new cars are sent out on open trailers - they just have good procedures/practice not scratching them

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  # 2333071 8-Oct-2019 20:56
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fly and drive not an option? its only a day trip.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2333144 9-Oct-2019 07:31
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Fly and drive. Great weekend road trip and probably cheaper. How on earth people drop money on a second hand car sight unseen is beyond me.




Sold a car probably 3 years ago now and buyer arranged C&H to pick it up. Turned up as planned and that was the last I saw or heard anything. Mind you as the buyer organised it if there were any issues I expect I might not hear about them anyway.




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  # 2333149 9-Oct-2019 07:42
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PTS would be fine, theyre well established and been in the game for quite some time.

 

 

 

But I'd agree with the others, a flight down and drive back would be cheapest and fun.

 

 





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  # 2333160 9-Oct-2019 08:06
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Fly and Drive. 

 

I was recently looking at moving a car from Auckland to Nelson and quotes ranged from 800-1000 (by truck). I thought dolphin shipping would be more affordable as the Transfuture ships stop in Nelson after Auckland before going back to Japan - they wanted $750 for only driving the car on at Auckland and off in Nelson.


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  # 2333165 9-Oct-2019 08:20
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I'd back the fly and drive suggestions; at a minimum it's a great chance to get to know your new car.

 

I've bought nearly all my cars in Akld and done this (drive down to PN); with my wife's previous car the dealer even paid for the airfare for me to get up there (and picked me up from the airport), and that was with just a Honda Jazz!

 

Only time I've not done it was with our current Leaf - I'm not a fan of having to charge every 100kms or so, so that came down on a trailer. And got a ding in a door on the way. The dealer was fine about getting it repaired, but it was still a hassle...


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  # 2333171 9-Oct-2019 08:29
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scuwp: How on earth people drop money on a second hand car sight unseen is beyond me.

 

Given buying in Akld expands the options and typically reduces the price of buying from the lower NI, I think it's a no-brainer provided one is careful - things like:

 

* buying from a dealer, so CGA coverage

 

* buying while the car is still under the manufacturer's warranty

 

* having knowledgeable friends and/or a decent mechanic check out the car

 

* having an inspection done (though the value of that is doubtful...)

 

* buying on condition of an inspection upon arrival...

 

I know some people will travel to a large city like Auckland to search for and buy a car say over a weekend; personally that sounds like a nightmare, and I think one is more likely to make rash decisions to justify the time/expense of making the trip so as to not go home empty-handed.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2333172 9-Oct-2019 08:30
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jonathan18:

 

scuwp: How on earth people drop money on a second hand car sight unseen is beyond me.

 

Given buying in Akld expands the options and typically reduces the price of buying from the lower NI, I think it's a no-brainer provided one is careful - things like:

 

* buying from a dealer, so CGA coverage

 

* buying while the car is still under the manufacturer's warranty

 

* having knowledgeable friends and/or a decent mechanic check out the car

 

* having an inspection done (though the value of that is doubtful...)

 

* buying on condition of a personal inspection and test drive upon arrival...

 

I know some people will travel to a large city like Auckland to search for and buy a car say over a weekend; personally that sounds like a nightmare, and I think one is more likely to make rash decisions to justify the time/expense of making the trip so as to not go home empty-handed.

 


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  # 2333204 9-Oct-2019 09:40
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jonathan18:

 

jonathan18:

 

scuwp: How on earth people drop money on a second hand car sight unseen is beyond me.

 

Given buying in Akld expands the options and typically reduces the price of buying from the lower NI, I think it's a no-brainer provided one is careful - things like:

 

* buying from a dealer, so CGA coverage

 

* buying while the car is still under the manufacturer's warranty

 

* having knowledgeable friends and/or a decent mechanic check out the car

 

* having an inspection done (though the value of that is doubtful...)

 

* buying on condition of a personal inspection and test drive upon arrival...

 

I know some people will travel to a large city like Auckland to search for and buy a car say over a weekend; personally that sounds like a nightmare, and I think one is more likely to make rash decisions to justify the time/expense of making the trip so as to not go home empty-handed.

 

 

 

I like how confident you are in your opinion that you quoted yourself for emphasis!

 

 

 

But yeah, fly and drive. Plane ticket, airport taxi, and a tank of gas on the open road and snacks plus a day of your time; it might even break even with shipping, but you get to give the car a good shake-down run and you know that it reaches you safely. It might even be a bit of an adventure! Well, maybe less so after 5-6 hrs on the road with a couple to go.

 

If you do go for the shipped route, make sure you have insurance on the car, or if the policy doesn't cover it, the transporter does. Or both. Definitely not neither.




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  # 2333210 9-Oct-2019 09:49
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With insurance generally speaking you check your regular insurance has cover. The transporter has cover for only $1-2k which just covers your excess or covers minor damage.




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