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Auto Train - FLA to Washington DC/NYC

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My senior citizen mother is considering using the auto train from the Orlando area to Washington DC and then driving to Ohio. She normally pays between $5-600 to tranport her car. It is a 2 day drive if she does it straight, which has gotten too strenuous for her, especially alone. Has anyone ever used the Auto Train? Your advice? She does not work, so time is not a constraint. Her issue is that she would like to save a few $$. She is a 3 hour drive to Orlando from South Florida and about 7-8 hours from Washington DC to Ohio. She will be here for 4 months. Any comments, advice, alternative suggestions? Thanks!

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