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Ford Excursion Auto Transport Rates

In the spirit of the increasing size of Sport Utility Vehicles in the beginning of the 21st century, the Ford Excursion was launched. This was a massive beast classified only as a full-size sport utility vehicle, but really it should have been in a size league of its own. The Ford Excursion was produced by the Ford Motor Company between 2000 and 2005 and during that time it was the largest SUV in the lineup. The model came to fruition based on the Super Duty pickup truck platform. As such, it offered two large V8 engines, both gasoline and diesel, and a gasoline V10 engine. This massive vehicle could seat an impressive 9 passengers, which with the exception of commercial passenger vans is unheard of. It was designed to slot above the Ford Expedition and the Ford Explorer in the company’s SUV lineup. It was also fashioned to be classified as a heavy-duty vehicle that was suitable for commercial or rural use. This obviously exempted the vehicle from CAFE fuel economy regulations.

Auto Transport Rates For The Ford Excursion

Perhaps due to the rapidly rising price of oil, the last Excursion was produced on September 30, 2005, at Ford’s Louisville plant. Production was perceptibly cancelled after sales slumped below targets. To no surprise, the Ford Excursion was initially criticized for being too large to fit in most home garages and its poor fuel mileage of 16 mpg with the diesel and 12 with the gas V-8 was a disgrace. Opponents also complained about its large weight, which logically hampered handling. Initially consumers must not have minded the astronomical cost of running the vehicle, but that seemed to end fairy quickly as month after month drivers were shelling out hundreds of dollars for fuel. The end was obviously in sight, it was just a matter of time and that time came in 2005. Auto transport rates for the Ford Excursion are available here using our original shipping quote calculator. Also learn more here about the Ford Excursion.

Buick Skyhawk Auto Transport Rates

There have been two small automobiles offered by Buick called the Skyhawk. The first which was offered from 1975 until 1980 was the RWD Chevrolet Monza clone. This model was available as a 3-door hatchback. The second was offered from 1982 until 1989 as the FWD Chevrolet Cavalier clone. This model was available as a 2-door sedan, a 4-door sedan or a 4-door station wagon. The Chevrolet Monza replaced the Chevrolet Vega, with three years of overlap. The Monza was based on the same GM H platform as the Vega making it interesting that both models were available at the same time. The Monza name might sound familiar because Chevrolet previously used it as a separate model name within the Corvair lineup. As it turns out, the Chevy Monza and the many other models on the market just like it were not designed to replace the Vega. It seems that rather, they were to be the platform for GM’s Wankel engine. The project however never made it from conception to actually being offered in the marketplace so the Chevrolet Monza can be found with traditional I4 and V8 engines instead.

Auto Transport Rates For The Buick Skyhawk

On the other hand, the Chevrolet Cavalier is really not an original automobile and in fact it is just Chevrolet’s version of the compact GM J platform. It seems that the Cavalier was released with the intent of competing with quality imports such as the Honda Accord. Oddly enough, considering the tough competition, it was one of the most popular cars in the United States and Canada from its release in early 1981. This left the Cavalier, which was available as a 2-door coupe, 4-door sedan and 4-door station wagon, to fill in the gap in the mid-sized car segment. The Cavalier was welcomed as a car that the entire family could fit in and not be crammed packed, and yet, not be excessively large. Additionally, the Cavalier faced very few mechanical problems in its early days, which really helped to build a solid and loyal customer base. Auto transport rates for the Buick Skyhawk are available here using our original shipping quote calculator. Also learn more on this page about the Buick Skyhawk.

Mercedes-Benz R 500 Auto Transport Rates

The R-Class is a Sport Utility Vehicle crossover automobile released by DaimlerChrysler in the 2006 model year under the Mercedes-Benz brand. A concept car of this type was first seen at the 2001 Detroit Auto Show as the Vision GST, which stood for Grand Sports Tourer. A final production model was later premiered at the 2005 New York International Auto Show. DaimlerChrysler manufactures the R-Class vehicles for the United States, and possibly other countries as well, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The R-Class is based upon the V251 chassis and slots between the ML-Class and the GL-Class in the Mercedes line of cars. It is not however, despite much talk, related to the older boxier G Class 4X4.

Auto Transport Rates For The Mercedes-Benz R 500

The new Mercedes R 500, part of the R Class being mentioned, enters into the SUV and crossover market as the latest vehicle that is neither clearly identified as an SUV or as a station wagon. This crossover though has an advantage over many of the other models in the segment and that is that it is instantly cool because it is a Mercedes. Granted, many describe this model as a Sports Cruiser however many other sources and casual observers have noted that the vehicle is oddly similar to a minivan in form, as well as its DaimlerChrysler sister model, the Chrysler Pacifica. The R 500 does though have an edge over its less expensive and similarly less powerful sibling, the R 350. The 5.0-liter V8 in the R 500 is a powerful one producing 302 horsepower and 339 lb/ft of torque. Further, safety is excellent in the R500, as it is in most of Mercedes’ cars. Airbags are ample and standards and come at the driver, passenger, and everybody’s sides. In terms of power, the R 500 has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 6.67 seconds, which is not bad for a mom mobile.For more information on the Mercedes-Benz R 500 you can go here. Auto transport rates are easy on this page, use our auto shipping calculator on this page.