Vehicle Category Archive: Car Transport Estimates

Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn Car Transport Estimates

The Silver Dawn is a highly limitedly available car. It shares the same body as the Bentley Mark VI, and only a mere 761 Rolls Royce Silver Dawn were produced between 1949 and 1955. Now compare that to the over 7500 Bentleys that were manufactured over the same time period. When the Silver Dawn first appeared in 1949 it was only intended for export and it was not before 1953 that this restriction was removed and home market customers were available to make purchases. This model was badge-engineered as the Bentley Mark VI to raise Rolls-Royce’s export sales. In terms of performance, only the later Rolls Royce models offered the automatic transmission, but it rendered the vehicle extremely sluggish.

Car Transport Estimates For Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn

The early models had a different dashboard than their Bentley counterpart, but the later models only differed by the entwined R-R logo on the gauges, hubcaps and engine covers. Additionally, there was a different hood on the standard steel sedan as well as a square radiator. As many changes were being made, the final revision of the Silver Spirit and Silver Spur was introduced late in 1995. However, a new Silver Dawn had appeared a year earlier in the American market. Further, another new name was also added, the Park Ward limousine. This was launched just as the Silver Spirit name was dropped. By 1997, the long wheelbase was standard on all models, with the limousine models offering the extra-long only. Further, one more major change that year was the launch of a Garrett turbocharger on all models. When the Bentley Mark VI (the rebadged model) was replaced by the Bentley R, the name was changed to the terms Silver Dawn. Not that it really mattered; big or small boot, this was a very nice Rolls-Royce. You can obtain more information going here and car transport estimates on our calculator for your Silver Dawn.

Mazda Navajo Car Transport Estimates

Well, the Navajo was plagued with a few problems. In May 2000, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contacted Ford and Firestone about the high frequency of tire failure on the Mazda Navajos, the Mercury Mountaineers and the Ford Explorers fitted with Firestone tires. Ford investigated and found that several models of 15 in Firestone tires had ridiculously high failure rates, particularly those made at Firestone’s Decatur, Illinois plant. Of course as many know, this lead to the rapid decline in value of at least the Explorer and probably the other models as well. The Mazda Navajo was a 2-door Sport Utility Vehicle that was launched in 1991. This was Mazda’s very first off-roader for the North American market, which was not so great considering the bad press. But anyway, it was available only as a four-wheel drive, two-door vehicle, and it was essentially a rebadged Ford Explorer Sport. It was marketed in the United States only, which was humorously because Mazda Canada did not want to market an SUV.

Car Transport Estimates For  Mazda Navajo

All Navajos were built in Louisville, Kentucky, the same place the Explorer was built. A rear-wheel drive Navajo was an option for 1992, gearing towards people who liked the sporty image of an SUV, but did not need four-wheel drive. These were the typical weekend warriors who would never go off road anyhow. Base models were now called the DX, more in keeping with the Japanese manufacturer’s typical way of referring to their base versions. Further, as expected, the 1993 Navajo picked up the same mechanical upgrades as the Explorer, such as augmented power for the V6 engine and four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Unlike the Explorer, however, the only other change was an optional CD player. This was not exactly much to draw in new buyers as a CD player could be had anyhow. Learn more about the Mazda Navajo by going here and receive an instant car transport estimate using our online rate calculator.

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.

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.

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

 

Kia Sedona Car Transport Estimates

Korean automaker Kia, with a solid reputation for providing consumers with quality vehicles at economical prices, made its endeavor onto the minivan sector in the 2002 model year with the Sedona. This family friendly van has proved to be an efficient and dependable automobile that is, perhaps surprisingly given a long list of impressive standard features, very accommodating to the family on a budget. Best of all, the Sedona provides cost effectiveness, without comprising on appearance and important amenities. You can get a car transport estimate for the Kia Sedona right here on this page.

A Car Transport Calculator For The Kia Sedona

The Kia Sedona boasts a long list of standard equipment, such as power controls, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo with compact disc in 2003 and later model years. Safety is of the highest caliber in the Sedona, and it has consistently earned high scores on both the National Highway Crash Safety Test as a result. Safety upgrades in 2006 led to antilock braking system and traction and stability control becoming standard features; they are optional in all prior years, and air bags and child safety locks can be found across the board. The Sedona is available in two trims, the LX and the EX. The EX version comes a higher price tag and includes more upscale standard equipment such as power seat controls and a variety of add on options like a sunroof and leather seats. The Sedona’s spacious interior provides roomy accommodations for up to seven passengers. Ample cargo space throughout the vehicle and a folding third row seat makes storage a snap, and provides the ultimate convenience when packing for camping and other getaways. In 2004, a DVD system became an optional feature available in both trims, for added entertainment that is sure to keep children occupied, even during long trips. The Kia Sedona is definitely worth is value and the perfect match for the family limited by a budget but desires a reliable, fully loaded, and above all, extremely safe vehicle to meet their transportation needs. Use our innovative car transport calculator to find your rate, or to learn more about the Kia Sedona go here.

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.

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. But you have to be careful to identify the proper model year, and model name in order for the car shipping quote calculator to produce a correct rate.

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 mode 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. There is so much more to learn about the Olds LSS and you can go here for that.