Hiring an auto transport company going to be cost effective.
It can take several days to drive across the country. That means staying in a hotel and paying for meals and of course gas and oil. There’s also the wear and tear on each car driven including the brakes and engine. Tolls on interstate highways are getting more expensive each year. Locals have the computerized passes that let them zip through, while outsiders have to patiently sit in the long line to pay their toll.
There’s also the possibility of costly speeding tickets. On the very depressing side, a family might start to think about the possibility of a car accident and the injuries it would involve. At this point in the thought process, paying car shipping rates becomes a more attractive idea.