Cool. Thats what I was kind of thinking as well, but I'm sure I read somewhere that shuttles in TOS/Movie era weren't capable of warp. It does seem a little pointless for them not to be.
Commander Austin Harris, First Officer, Deep Space Nine (by FltCpt. Bossco)
8.01 - Darkest Before Dawn
(Chapter 8 added, 12/09/2015)