Today marks another big step in the whole "relocating-across-the-big-pond" process:
The car got picked up!
There was no doubt we wanted to take the car to the US. M bought it brand new when he got out of the Army. It's a 2011 Ford Fusion, and we just love it. Plus it is US specs, so it would have been hard to sell it over here in Germany, since only Military personnel and/or civilians working for the US military over here would have been allowed to drive it.
After a whole lot of debating, researching, and pricing, we decided to go with CFR Rinkens. We had to go for a door-to-door car shipping service. So far I am very happy with them! Connie, our contact, is nice and quick. She replies to every e-mail right away.
The guy who picked up the car with this HUGE truck this morning was awesome, too! He called 1 hour before he got to Fürth, so I had enough time to get ready and meet him at the parking garage.
The best thing so far: Even though our Ford wouldn't start, the car was back running, stored in the truck, and ready to be shipped 30 only minutes later!!
Connie told us the car should arrive in El Dorado, AR, in no more than 45 days. Fingers crossed everything goes smooth and fast from now on as well!
Now the Ford should be on its way to Bremerhaven, and will be shipped to NYC as soon as possible. I think it's really exciting!