I don't understand why such a high percentage of people on this board always see the glass half empty instead of half full. Definitely not everyone but a much higher percentage of posters then in other forums that I frequent.
ChanelCinq, I am only trying to help you avoid making a bad decision. You are assuming that the .16 per pound is for the weight of stuff you are shipping in your car, and you have been told it isn't. It's the road tax on your vehicle which is based on gross vehicle weight, not putting the car on a scale. The shipping company you spoke to has not quoted you any price on how much it will cost to ship your car.
I have suggested -- in a positive manner -- that you should call and clarify this information because it conflicts with everything I am finding in my research on how best to ship my Scion XB (yes, I have the same car as you!). I don't know you but I don't want you to get a bill for $800 for shipping when you could have spent $500 to ship some other way.
I am sorry that you see helpful warnings as negative. I wish you luck and hope you stop hearing negative things where there is only help.