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    what is the most economical way of moving a car from Sydney to Adelaide

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    it is registered and driveable - however, i am in Adelaide and want to get the car over here at as few $$$ as possible

    truck?
    train?
    plane?
    ferry driver?

    ideas and costs appreciated...

    JR

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    Truck - TNT or similar $500 - 700 odd bucks - must be a drivable car

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    all

    what is the most economical way of moving a car from Sydney to Adelaide

    it is registered and driveable - however, i am in Adelaide and want to get the car over here at as few $$$ as possible

    truck?
    train?
    plane?
    ferry driver?

    ideas and costs appreciated...

    JR
    $100 flight then drive back in one day

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    knew somebody would say that

    the question then becomes - could i be bothered ? (rhetorical)

    at about 12 L / 100 KM fuel and about 1400km - would be 170 L which at $1.50 / L comes to

    $250

    is cheaper so long as i don't stay overnight anywhere that costs

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    knew somebody would say that

    the question then becomes - could i be bothered ? (rhetorical)

    at about 12 L / 100 KM fuel and about 1400km - would be 170 L which at $1.50 / L comes to

    $250

    is cheaper so long as i don't stay overnight anywhere that costs

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    I can recommend driving a car back. I bought a 504 in Syndey circa 2007. The bloke I bought it off was kind enough to pick me up at the Airport and after an extended test drive I left at about 2:00p.m. and stopped in Hay at around 10:30p.m. A motel cost around $100 and I was back in Adelaide by 2:00p.m. the next day.

    Big pluses were a drive through the Blue Mountains and a lap around Bathurst on the way home.

    After a taxi driver kindly wrote off that car I flew to Canberra and bought my 505 GTD turbo and drove that back to Adelaide.
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    thanks Uffee - the car would be a 505 wagon so could sleep in the back too i guess

    (thinking ..)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert View Post
    thanks Uffie - the car would be a 505 wagon so could sleep in the back too i guess

    (thinking ..)
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    he he he

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    Fly and drive. Ive done the Melb to Syd twice now. Pretty much know the car by the time you get back for any things that need sorting...

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    The road trip to bring home a new acquisition adds to the fun. Do it.

    If you're worried about the cost, stay in a pub in a small town like Balranald. The Homebush Hotel, 22km north of Balranald, is only $10 a night!

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    will see what the wife says ... car would want to be reliable tho

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    Yeah, do the drive.
    Bought a 505 Wagon in Melbourne a few years ago. Drove it home to Atherton Tablelands inland from Cairns. Revisited a lot of old roads I used to travel. Passed through Wiseman's Ferry just one week after the running of the Hawkesburry Canoe Classic, an event I competed in twice. The car was having problems with its auto box , only problem was getting moving from start, otherwise ok, but it was a great excuse to take the back roads. That "Buckets Way" near the Hunter Valley was magical. Might have only been a three speed but that lever got a workout.
    Car ran hot, caught fire from a leak in power steering pipe squirting onto exhaust, and blew a rear tyre too so was an eventful trip. Got within 30 km of home late at night, low on fuel, so decided to camp at servo until it opened in morning. Had just settled down when the place lit up like morning. Ambulances and police cars everywhere. Ambulances had been on a call out and it was std procedure to fill up before leaving the vehicles back at base. So I managed to join the que and made it home that night after all. Never did get that wagon on the road. Was a great trip though.

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    yeah the romance seems to be catching - my wife is planning a road trip holiday with (me and) the wagon now

    the enthusiastic volunteering of my brother-in-law to help with driving seemed to galvanize her somewhat

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    If buget is a pressing issue, can I recomend the Garison hotel in albury.
    Crappy motel style where you park out the front (and can sneak the dog into the room) and $35 per night. being a pub, they are open until about midnight.
    Some froggers have noted how crappy the hotel is, but I have never had an issue.
    Maybe that says as much about me as it does the hotel.


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    gr8 ta - that's Albury and Balranald with cheap hotel options ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    If buget is a pressing issue, can I recomend the Garison hotel in albury.
    Crappy motel style where you park out the front (and can sneak the dog into the room) and $35 per night. being a pub, they are open until about midnight.
    Some froggers have noted how crappy the hotel is, but I have never had an issue.
    Maybe that says as much about me as it does the hotel.


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    I just realise what i wrote.

    The dog reference was pertaining to my travel mode, which is with dog as company.
    I was not inferring your travel companion, the wife, was a dog.

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    that's quite funny in retrospect - but had not occurred to me

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    You just need to find someone looking to move a car from Adelaide to Sydney, and the trip gets even cheaper!

    For my two cents worth, driving a new car that distance is one heck of an unknown quantity. Hire a trailer from Coates or Kennards, drive over, get the car, come back. I do it all the time.
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    I bought my 406 5 years ago in Sydney from a private seller.

    • Flew up from Hobart, getting up about 4.30 am to catch the 6.00 am flight.
    • Caught the train from the airport into the city
    • Met the seller, test drove the car, and then gave him the cheque.
    • Drove south, temperature was 36DegC in Sydney. with bush fires everywhere. The temperature dropped a degree about every 100 km as I went south.
    • Ended up staying in a motel in Kangaroo Flats just outside of Bendigo (needed to go there for work the next day) at about 8.00 pm, and I was absolutely buggered!!
    • Caught the boat to Tassie the next evening.
    • Overall, flights, fuel and travle, the cost was about $1000, but I was abloe to claim the last part of the trip as a business expense, so it wasn't so bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demannu View Post
    For my two cents worth, driving a new car that distance is one heck of an unknown quantity. Hire a trailer from Coates or Kennards, drive over, get the car, come back. I do it all the time.


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    got a pretty good quote on line for train transport Syd - Ad

    depot to depot - about $400

    although quote page was confusing ... listing "company A .. B C and D" WTF?

    JR

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    got a pretty good quote on line for train transport Syd - Ad

    depot to depot - about $400

    although quote page was confusing ... listing "company A .. B C and D" WTF?

    JR
    Impressive, that's certainly ballpark with the DIY approach. Does that include any insurance?
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    not sure about insurance .. will check

    anyway - i've bought the car so this forum is no longer an academic exercise

    a 1988 505 GTI manual wagon with a good second hand engine, timing belt done, resprayed body with no rust, a bit shabby on the trim but mechanically sound

    how much would you expect to pay?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjer View Post
    not sure about insurance .. will check

    anyway - i've bought the car so this forum is no longer an academic exercise

    a 1988 505 GTI manual wagon with a good second hand engine, timing belt done, resprayed body with no rust, a bit shabby on the trim but mechanically sound

    how much would you expect to pay?

    J
    i was looking around for a while but could never find the right car but i would expect that a mid to high km wagon would be fetching around $2700-3500

    i'm not looking anymore as i had something better land in my lap although a wagon would be a very handy vehicle even if under powered
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo View Post
    i was looking around for a while but could never find the right car but i would expect that a mid to high km wagon would be fetching around $2700-3500

    i'm not looking anymore as i had something better land in my lap although a wagon would be a very handy vehicle even if under powered
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