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Anyone bought an RS sight unseen & had it shipped? If so, can you share your experience & stress level with doing it? The good & bad?

There are always deals out there Ford Dealerships but often times mileage & distance is the major issue.




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A new car shouldn't be a issue & shipping is non issue.
 

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But what if it鈥檚 pre-owned w/ under 5k miles? Would that be an issue? Also, any idea of the cost to ship a car from the east coast to CA.?



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From say NY to Calif, I'd say 700. to 1000. possibly less if not in a hurry as the transport company lines up others going the same way or dropping a vehicle or two off & picking up others up. I wouldn't think 5k would be. It'd still be under warranty as you know. Main thing I'd be concerned about is the h/g.
 

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From say NY to Calif, I'd say 700. to 1000. possibly less if not in a hurry as the transport company lines up others going the same way or dropping a vehicle or two off & picking up others up. I wouldn't think 5k would be. It'd still be under warranty as you know. Main thing I'd be concerned about is the h/g.



What I鈥檝e noticed on 鈥17 RS prices are this: Generally, once you get outside of California the prices are about 3-4K less, however unless you live in those states, then by the time you add up shipping costs & the headache of having to be available at a specific time & day, to take delivery of the car, it鈥檚 a washout. That 30k becomes almost 40k after shipping, so unfortunately the high prices in California is just supply & demand with the RS. Every 鈥17 RS that pops up for sale in LA is gone within 5 days.


I mean I guess I could just fly to FL & drive one back in sport mode? By the end of that 2,500 drive I鈥檇 need back surgery.



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What I鈥檝e noticed on 鈥17 RS prices are this: Generally, once you get outside of California the prices are about 3-4K less, however unless you live in those states, then by the time you add up shipping costs & the headache of having to be available at a specific time & day, to take delivery of the car, it鈥檚 a washout. That 30k becomes almost 40k after shipping, so unfortunately the high prices in California is just supply & demand with the RS. Every 鈥17 RS that pops up for sale in LA is gone within 5 days.


I mean I guess I could just fly to FL & drive one back in sport mode? By the end of that 2,500 drive I鈥檇 need back surgery.



For a street car, I'd except to go on a road trip w/o back issues. Its not like a race car that runs in close proximity of a tool box/cart w/ spares.
 

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Can you fit & drive a RS any distance? Or even a ST3?
 

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If not, I'd pass on one. I looked at a xrs yrs ago & found the steering wheel is to far away & close to the dash at least for me, so I'd didn't go any farther. To me shoes/boots are the same way, If they don't fit or feel good, I'm not buying them. I can fit in a st3, but I wouldn't buy one, same as a Miata or a few other vehicles.....
 
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