I'm looking to buy a used car that is somewhat uncommon in the combination of year, make, model, trim package, etc. I found a car that I would like to buy but it is a 17-hour car ride away (one way). Is there any safe way for me to purchase the car and have it freighted to me so I don't have to spend the time and money to drive that far? It is for sale by a dealer in the faraway place.
My primary concerns are: * How can I be assured I will actually get the car? Escrow service? * Is the car exactly as described? I have have the local dealer inspect it. How can I be assured they will actually inspect it, or do a thorough inspection?
I found some companies that will handle shipping the car itself, so I think I'm ok on that issue. I could fly one-way to get the car, but if the car is not as advertised, I have to buy a return ticket, which would be more expensive than driving both ways.
I recognize these tags don't really fit, but I can't create new tags.