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Old 2nd February 2010, 11:42   #1
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Hi all,

I have a Honda accord fairly new one 2008 model, hardly run around 9000 km only.

Since I am leaving India for a long time and dont want to sell it (since I am sure I wont get a good price) am donating the car to my parents.

Can you advice of a good car moving service? What would the rates be like?
I have comprehensive insurance so would it cover in the event of any transit damage?

Kindly advice.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 2nd February 2010, 15:08   #2
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Agarwal Packers and movers are considered to be the best. Try contacting them.
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Old 2nd February 2010, 15:51   #3
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check the price of flying the vehicle down - it is not very much more than sending it by train as far as I ve been told.

You will any way need to take out transit insurance for the car if it is being transported either by road, rail or air when not under its own power.
it becomes a goods item when it is not being driven. Plus before it gets loaded you will have to completely empty the tank.

in my opinion the best way is to make a leisurely drive down to Kerala and take the opportunity of a nice driving holiday as well.

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Hi all,

I have a Honda accord fairly new one 2008 model, hardly run around 9000 km only.

Since I am leaving India for a long time and dont want to sell it (since I am sure I wont get a good price) am donating the car to my parents.

Can you advice of a good car moving service? What would the rates be like?
I have comprehensive insurance so would it cover in the event of any transit damage?

Kindly advice.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 2nd February 2010, 17:14   #4
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Why not drive it down? Did you consider that option?
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Old 2nd February 2010, 17:24   #5
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cost should be approx 10-12k by road

delhi to chennai for an OHC cost me 10k
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Its not that long a drive if you look at it. I would strongly suggest that you drive it or get someone you know to drive it down for you.

It would probably cost the same for Petrol and you get to see your parents. Also there are a lot of chances that your car can get scratched, dented during the transit. Why take that risk?
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A while back, I suggested a friend to transport his Swift from Siliguri to Delhi on the Maruti trailer (that returns back to Haryana). He followed my advice. In the end, both of us regretted it. His car was in bad shape when it got there. I suggest you drive/get it driven.
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In my opinion, you can drive from Mumbai to Kerala. If you're little hesitant about the long drive, then you can hire a driver from Mumbai to assist you during the journey. Pay him a train fare back to Mumbai after reaching Kerala.

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A while back, I suggested a friend to transport his Swift from Siliguri to Delhi on the Maruti trailer (that returns back to Haryana). He followed my advice. In the end, both of us regretted it. His car was in bad shape when it got there. I suggest you drive/get it driven.
+1 to that. When you transport, its a business & its not their posession. When you drive, its your posession & you know the preciousness.

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In my opinion, you can drive from Mumbai to Kerala. If you're little hesitant about the long drive, then you can hire a driver from Mumbai to assist you during the journey. Pay him a train fare back to Mumbai after reaching Kerala.


+1 to that. When you transport, its a business & its not their posession. When you drive, its your posession & you know the preciousness.
Quite true. Its always better to keep one's car to oneself.
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in my opinion the best way is to make a leisurely drive down to Kerala and take the opportunity of a nice driving holiday as well.
Was considering a drive down myself but I am a bit worried about the long drive of approx 1300+ km (according to Google Maps).
Nor do I know any of the roads outside Mumbai.

Also where would I find hotels and places to stay on the villages or small towns en route?

These are some of my concerns.

Agrawal movers asked for 21,000 rupees to move the damn thing!
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Was considering a drive down myself but I am a bit worried about the long drive of approx 1300+ km (according to Google Maps).
Nor do I know any of the roads outside Mumbai.

Also where would I find hotels and places to stay on the villages or small towns en route?

These are some of my concerns.

Agrawal movers asked for 21,000 rupees to move the damn thing!
1300 km is not a long distance IMO. If you can start early in the morning, say around 5 am or so, I am sure you would be able to reach the same day.
21k is a bit too high.
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Nothing much bro, just check out some HVK sir's topic or send him a PM. He would be happy to help
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Hi all,

I have a Honda accord fairly new one 2008 model, hardly run around 9000 km only.

Since I am leaving India for a long time and dont want to sell it (since I am sure I wont get a good price) am donating the car to my parents.
Donating the car ?? to your parents!

I trust it is a typo.

BTW to whom are you donating your Beemer, SLK & the Jeep

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1300 km is not a long distance IMO. If you can start early in the morning, say around 5 am or so, I am sure you would be able to reach the same day.
Wow so technically it should be possible to do this as a single day trip heh?
What about traffic conditions etc? Could I encounter a lot of it on NH4 and NH17?

Any idea on approximate driving hours?

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Nothing much bro, just check out some HVK sir's topic or send him a PM. He would be happy to help
Nice I should search for those posts. Hoping it has some info on a KL road trip.
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Driving down will be the easiest thing which you can do, If you are worried about driving yourself, ask a driver from Kerala to comedown to your place and go along with him.

if you need any driving direction you can always ask HVKumar, a living GPS.
Have a look at this thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...sted-live.html (DRIVOBLOG® |Maiden Drive with HVK (too tempestuous to be Telecasted LIVE!))

A "small" trip by HVK has done recently.
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