According to the shipping company i selected (crossover auto transport, quoted me at $1075) my cruiser was supposed to be picked up in RI over 3 days ago. Called them today and was like WTF and they said it could be a few more WEEKS until they locate a truck. I've got my jetta so its not like i'm out a ride but the dealer in RI is getting anxious to move this car. Called another company and they said cruisers are not popular vehicles to move due to their large mass and it would take a higher price for a truck to even consider picking one up, $1500+. I'm a college kid w/ limited funds so forget that. Plus, i have a free southwest airlines ticket and southwest flies out of san diego (where i am currently) to providence RI. I figure the drive will be 3000 miles, so if i average 14mpg thats 215 gallons of gas x (average cost of 2.50) = about $536 worth of gas. Food will be less than $50, and I have no problem sleeping in super8 motels for $29.99 a night. My estimate of the entire trip is <$700, way less than $1075 and a hell of a lot cheaper than $1500+. I figure 1500-700= $800 worth of instant mods that i earn from doing this. The only downside is i have to do this during thanksgiving break (can't miss school). Timewise if i average 65mph thats 46 hours of constant driving. I can easily pull this off in 3 days. Now, the question is... is it worth the risk to assume the cruiser will make it the whole way? Yeah its only got 111000 miles but i have no idea on past maintanence history, and i would be beyond screwed to break down in some dump in the middle of nowhere. I have until monday to decide to pay the extra $$ to a shipper or go forth with this plan.. Advice? Opinions? Am i just plain stupid for contemplating this?