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Quick Q

afurtick22
May 03, 2016 04:14PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 5

I have yet to start calling the different companies for shipping my car over to STT but I wanted to ask everyone first what their experience has been with shipping a car. I will most likely drive to south FL to save a couple $100 as I have heard through this post that some of you have. I have a Volkswagon Jetta but will be looking to sell it and find something more island appropriate and cheaper to fix if something happens.

Who did you find to be the cheapest? Seems like most have spent $1500-$2000.

OR is anyone moving from the island that has a decent car that's looking to sell?? Yes I've been looking on craigslist and the classifieds here.

Thanks all!!

Re: Quick Q

STTsailor
May 03, 2016 04:22PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 481

Blue Ocean was lowest from JAX. That was last June. With El Faro gone things may have changed.

Re: Quick Q

Donnasculpts
May 04, 2016 07:56AM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 40

I just read where CaribTrans is shipping cars to STT from Miami for 1200 and SUVs for 1250. This is not including customs for non US made vehicles and the VI fees upon arrival.

Re: Quick Q

afurtick22
May 04, 2016 09:53AM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 5

Thanks! Donnasculpts, do you mean VI fees like registration and tags? Or they charge fees just for touching down on the island?

Re: Quick Q

Alana33
May 04, 2016 01:40PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,792

Don't forget customs duty if car or any parts, thereof, are foreign made.
The VIN will give you that info.
You pay road tax, registration and license plate fees.
Make sureyou you have multiple original docs for your paperwork as it seems no one wants a copy.

Re: Quick Q

CaptainMalibu
May 04, 2016 09:04PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 90

Quote
STTsailor
Blue Ocean was lowest from JAX. That was last June. With El Faro gone things may have changed.

We are shipping our Jeep Wrangler out of Jacksonville on the 20th at a cost of $1450 to STX. It's now a 10 day transit, before El Fargo it was a 6 day transit.

Re: Quick Q

CaptainMalibu
May 04, 2016 09:08PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 90

Quote
Alana33
Don't forget customs duty if car or any parts, thereof, are foreign made.
The VIN will give you that info.
You pay road tax, registration and license plate fees.
Make sureyou you have multiple original docs for your paperwork as it seems no one wants a copy.

We are using an agent, Ferrol Trucking, to handle all of the registration process. My Jeep is scheduled to arrive on Monday (Memorial Day) and I have been told it will be ready by Friday, registered, tagged and detailed...ok, I'm kidding about the detailed part. We'll see how that goes.

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