Vehicle Category Archive: Car Transport

Ford Fusion Car Transport Estimates

The North American Ford Fusion, which is otherwise known by the code name CD338, is a mid-size car produced by the Ford Motor Company since the 2006 model year. It is built upon the Ford CD3 platform, of which the Mazda 6 is the best-known illustration. Manufacturing for the Fusion is taking place at Ford’s Hermosillo Stamping & Assembly plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, where the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln MKZ are also built. These three cars are all built at the same facility because they are all based on the same platform and were launched simultaneously into the market. Ford of course was long before planning their advertising strategy and they finally settled on a campaign for the United States and a different campaign for Canada. In the United States, the Fusion campaign is titled ‘Life in Drive’, while in Canada it is ‘Create a Reaction’.

Car Transport Estimates For The Ford Fusion

August 1, 2005 marks the first day of production for the first Ford Fusion. The launch of the Ford Fusion debuted Ford’s new three-bar grille design, which is expected to become the company’s trademark look for the rest of the decade. Production volume is projected at, more like hoped at, 160,000-200,000 per year. It turns out that these projections were not completely unrealistic as the U.S. sales in 2006 totaled 142,502 ‘ of course still shy of the low-end projection. Low sales may be partly due to tough competition. Fusion’s competitors are the Chevrolet Malibu, the larger Chevrolet Impala, the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, the Nissan Altima, the Mitsubishi Galant and the Pontiac G6. Perhaps the size of the car is not quite suited for the market. Car and Driver note that the car is actually similar in size to the first generation Ford Taurus rather than the Ford Tempo or the Ford Contour thus another example of car size inflation since the 1980s. Car Transport Estimates for the Ford Fusion are available on this page and to learn more about the Ford Fusion you can go here.

Volkswagen Beetle Car Transport

There are very few cars as well known as the Volkswagen Beetle. Children all over have grown up hitting their brothers and sisters as one goes passing by. A childhood without the Beetle was a deprived one at best. Anyhow, the Volkswagen Type 1, which is more commonly known as the Beetle, is an economy car that was produced by the German automaker Volkswagen from 1938 until 2003. Although the names “Beetle” and “Bug” were quickly adopted by the public, it was not until August of 1967 that VW themselves began using the name Beetle in their marketing literature. Previously, it had simply been known as either the Type I or as the 1200, the 1300 or the 1500. These were in fact the names under which the vehicle was marketed in Europe prior to 1967. The numbers indicate the vehicle’s engine size in cubic centimeters.

Car Transport Quotes For Volkswagen Beetle

In 1998, many years after the original model had been dropped from the lineup, VW launched the New Beetle, which was built on a Volkswagen Golf platform. This model was quickly taken up by anyone and everyone who had ever owned a Beetle before. The origins of the car date back to 1925, when Bela Barenyi gave his concepts to the Maschinenbauanstalt Wien. Other influences for the Beetle came from the 1931 Tatra and the 1931 Porsche Type 12, which was an experimental prototype that never reached the production stage. People just fell in love with the Bug even though it had unusual styling, weak power, a rough ride and was very loud. The Beetle was the benchmark for both generations of American compact cars such as the Chevrolet Corvair and subcompact cars such as the Ford Pinto and the Chevrolet Vega. In an international poll for the award of the world’s most influential car of the twentieth century the Beetle came fourth after the Ford Model T, the Mini and the Citroen DS. However, if there were a poll for most recognizable, the Beetle would win hands down. You can go here for more details on the Beetle. Car Transport Quotes for the Volkswagen Beetle are available here using our original auto transport calculator on our page.

Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph Car Transport Estimates

Most notably, all Seraphs were hand-built at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, England, which sadly stopped making Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley. The Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph, which was produced from 1998 to 2002, was first unveiled on March 3, 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show. The car had a base price of a whopping $220,695 in the United States. It was second in cost and exclusivity only to the Rolls-Royce Corniche. The Silver Seraph replaced the Silver Spur, which ended production in 1997. The body was 65 percent stiffer than that of its predecessor. The Seraph was powered by a 5.4 L aluminum alloy BMW V12 engine and was operated via a 5-speed automatic transmission, making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III.

Car Transport Estimates For The Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph 

The Rolls-Royce was identical on the outside to the contemporary Bentley Arnage,  Except for the radiator grille, badges and wheels. The Seraph was known for its relatively limited acceleration but comfortable handling, in comparison to the Arnage. The Arnage had a twin turbocharged BMW V8 and firmer suspension. Nevertheless, the Seraph still had a top speed of 140 mph. It shared both its platform and body shell with the model. Standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control and anti-lock brakes. Inside, the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage were similar but quite divergent from one another. However, in both cars, the seats and dashboard were upholstered in Connolly leather, with dashboard trim and folding picnic trays for rear passengers faced with glossy burl walnut veneer. Now that is the way to eat your drive food takeout. A total of 1,570 Silver Seraphs were produced before the car was dropped from production. It was indirectly replaced by the Rolls-Royce Phantom in 2003. As of 2006, the Bentley Arnage is still being produced by Bentley if you want to get your hands on those airplane styled trays.  Go here for more specs on the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph. You can also receive  instant car transport estimates for the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph.

Audi 200 Car Transport

Audi continues to push the envelope in term of attractiveness of their vehicles and in terms of performance. In 1980, Audi launched the Audi 200, a more luxurious version, which included a turbocharged model of 170 bhp. It was available in 200 5E or 200 5T for the UK market only. Drivers could indulge in a number of driving conveniences in this new model. The 5T or turbocharged model and the 5E model featured heated seats for those chilly nights, an electric sunroof for the beach goers, opening front quarter windows to feel the wind in your hair, cruise control for seamless driving, ski bag, green heat insulated glass and electric heated mirrors to ensure driving visibility was always top notch. The Audi 200 was available standard in three speed automatic and the only options listed in the brochure were a 5 speed manual transmission at no extra cost, air conditioning and leather seating.

Car Transport Estimates For The Audi 200

Drivers in the United States may recognize this vehicle as the 5000 Turbo. The C3 platform model succeeded the aforementioned Audi 200 in 1983. The 200 however continued in production as the up market variant with several versions of the 2.2l turbo 5 cylinder available in various markets over its life. It ranged in power outputs from 121kW (165 Bhp) MC engine, through the 136kW (180 Bhp) and 147kW (200 Bhp) versions. The final 162kW (220 Bhp) 20-valve 3B engine was available in 1990. The 200 20V was distinguishable by its flared front and rounded rear wheel arches as opposed to the flat type used for the rest of the 100-200 ranges. The MC turbo engine was thankfully available in the 100 as well for some markets. Nevertheless, the 200 is fun to drive and commands a second glance from passer by-errs. Audi once again upheld their standard of quality with this particular model. To learn more on the Audi  go here. Use our car transport calculator to receive an estimate on the Audi 200.

Lexus GS 450 Car Transport Rate

Well, only Lexus would place a car in a Neiman Marcus catalog. In fact, 75 Neiman Marcus Edition GS 450h sedans were offered as the annual holiday catalog car at a price of $65,000. All were sold in less than three hours on October 19, 2005 and were delivered around April 2006. The GS 450h went on sale in Japan on March 16, 2006. Unveiled at the 2005 New York International Auto Show, the hybrid GS 450h joined the GS line for the 2007 model year. It is the first mass-production rear-wheel drive luxury hybrid car. The hybrid market is up and coming and it is important that Lexus make a name for itself now. The GS 450h has a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle emissions rating and a retail price of $55,595. In some markets, however, the car can only be purchased with at least one option package, which raises the price by several thousand dollars. On the downside, the rear-mounted battery also consumes significant trunk space.

Car Transport Rates For The Lexus GS 450

The GS 450h is among the first Lexus vehicles to receive the Driver Monitoring System in some markets. This safety system features an infrared steering wheel-mounted camera which monitors driver attentiveness, sounding an alarm if danger ahead is detected and the driver is not paying attention. The Lexus GS 450 really contains some amazing new technology and is just the beginning of an exciting road ahead for Lexus (no pun intended). The GS 450h weighs 4134 lbs, but the combined hybrid engine produces 339 hp, allowing the GS to accelerate to 60 mph in a mere 5.2 seconds, compared to the GS 430′s 5.7 seconds. This is a delightful advancement in the hybrid car segment. Further, EPA-rated highway fuel economy is 28 mpg (8.4 l/100 km), while the city fuel economy is rated at 25 mpg, which is slightly unusual for hybrid vehicles of this type. Most normally have higher city fuel economy ratings than highway. You can go here for more details on the GS 450. Car Transport Rates for the Lexus GS 450 are available here using our original auto transport calculator on our page.

Mazda CX-7 suv Car Transport Estimates

The CX-7 features fully independent suspension, four-wheel ventilated disc brakes with standard anti-lock brakes, stability control and traction control. A choice is available of either front wheel drive or Mazda’s Active Torque-Split all wheel drive system. With the Active Torque-Split system, two computer-controlled magnetic clutches feed up to 50% of the engine’s torque to the rear wheels. The Mazda CX-7 is estimated to deliver over 23 mpg in combined driving, which is all right for a performance type SUV. The CX-7 is a mid-size crossover SUV model from Mazda, and is the production version of the MX-Crossport concept car. The CX-7 is being built in Hiroshima, Japan, which started in early 2006.The CX-7 was shown openly for the first time at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show in January and it didn’t take long for production to begin. Production officially started on February 20. It also quickly made it to the showrooms, as the CX-7 went on sale in spring 2006 as a 2007 model. It competes against the redesigned Honda CR-V, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Mitsubishi Outlander, as well as newcomers such as the Acura RDX and the Ford Edge. Although, the Acura is really a little out of its reach.

Car Transport Estimates For The Mazda CX-7 suv

Nevertheless, the CX-7  is Mazda’s first mid-size SUV since the Navajo was discontinued in 1994 making this a pretty big deal and a case of sink or swim for the company. The CX-7 did receive an all-new platform instead of sharing the Ford platform used by the larger Mazda CX-9 crossovers as well as the Mazda6. It uses the front suspension of the Mazda MPV minivan, with the rear suspension from the Mazda5. Many of the all wheel drive components come from another Mazda model. Further, it shares its turbocharged engine with the Mazdaspeed6. Power for the CX-7 comes from the same 2.3 L straight-4 MZR engine used in the Mazdaspeed 3 and Mazdaspeed 6. It is tuned to produce 244 hp at 5000 RPM and 350 N•m of torque at a low 2500 rpm. Impressively, 99% of the maximum torque is available to 5000 rpm. For more details on the Mazda CX-7 go here. Use our auto shipping calculator to receive car transport estimates on the Mazda CX-7

 

Buick Regal Car Transport Quotes

With a name like the Buick Regal, it is hard to expect anything except the very best. This car was a mid-size vehicle produced by General Motors’ Buick division from 1973 through 2004. During many of these years, Buick also used the Century name on mid-size models and the two often shared bodies and power trains. The Regal was named for the NASCAR Grand National racing series. It incorporated a 4.1 L V6 with 125 hp or an optional 180 hp turbocharged 3.8 L V6. Needless to say it had quite a reputation to live up to. There was no Grand National released in 1983, but thankfully it returned in 1984 at which time it was painted all black. In 1987 it reached a whopping 245 hp (182 kW). For those that were looking for the true and rare, in 1987 a lightweight WE4 (Turbo T) option was offered which is extremely rare today.

Car Transport Quotes For The Buick Regal 

Only 1,547 of these models were produced and are very hard to come by in the marketplace. These beauties were painted all black and came with the same blackout package as the Grand National. This option included bumpers, grille, headlight and taillight trim. The only differences between a WE4 and the base Grand National were with the interior trim package. Sporty drivers had to make quite an effort to grab the rear spoiler, which was only available as a dealer installed option. Muscles cars are and were the center of conversation among some car enthusiast. By 1985, the Grand National had acquired quite a reputation as a modern muscle car. However, the days of the G-body were numbered. The Buick engineers admitted that what they were designing simply couldn’t deliver what drivers were expecting. In fact, it was a very sad time for fans of the Regal who saw the model lose its place in the racing community. So now its considered more of a family ride, and you can get a Buick Regal car transport quote using our innovative calculator.

Oldsmobile LSS Car Transport Estimates

A large number of variations in this model name were seen over the long haul. It has been known as the Delmont, the Delta, the Dynamic, the Jetstar, the Starfire, the Super, the Holiday, the L/S, the LSS, the Celebrity and the Royale. This model is certainly dealing with a case of mistaken identity, but regardless, this page is where you can get car transport estimates to ship the Oldsmobile LSS.

Car Transport Estimates For The Oldsmobile LSS

The model, under the LSS nomenclature was available from 1996 until 1999. This was a sports sedan that was oddly particularly aimed at male European car buyers. It came available with a supercharged V6 and a floor mounted gear shifter. It is worth noting that early LSS models, prior to 1995, were rarely equipped with the 3800 Supercharged engine. The LSS was part of the Oldsmobile 88 line, which was a full-size car series sold by the Oldsmobile division of General Motors. It was produced for a very long time from 1949 until 1999. Between 1950 and 1974 the 88 was the company’s top-selling model, with the entry-level models such as the 88 and the Dynamic 88 being the biggest hits.

Are Car Transport Estimates Sometimes Confusing For The LSS?

You bet. Because of all the model name changes, the customers and the car transport companies are unsure just what is being shipped. Therefore, you need to be careful. Identify the proper model year, model name and vehicle specs beforehand. By having all of the Olds LSS’ information ahead of time, you ensure receiving an accurate price using our car shipping quote calculator.

The 88 series was also a leader for Oldsmobile, particularly in the early years when it was one of the best performing automobiles thanks to its relatively small size, light weight and advanced overhead-valve high-compression V8 engine. The engine was originally engineered for the larger and more luxurious 98 series but was instead dropped into the smaller six-cylinder Oldsmobile 76 body. This created what was considered the poppa of the 1960s muscle cars. This model was produced in Wentzville, Missouri; Flint, Michigan; and Lake Orion, Michigan. The LSS was part of a valiant group of cars that sadly could not hold up in the ruthless and competitive industry. It had only three short years on the market, and was frankly not given an opportunity to shine.

Luckily, the Oldsmobile LSS’ specifications make it a great car for transport. The Direct Express Auto Transport one of a kind car shipping quote calculator is just as great.