Vehicle Category Archive: Vehicle Transport Cost

Toyota Van Vehicle Transport Cost

The Toyota Van was manufactured by Toyota and was offered worldwide in a multitude of versions. It featured a sharply sloped front, which was in contrast to the upright flat front common in other similar Japanese vans. The Toyota Van was the first mid-size van, such as the present day minivan, before the release of the Chevrolet Astro in 1985 and the thereafter-released Ford Aerostar in 1986. Further, the Van was released at the same time as the Dodge Caravan, which would prove to be tough competition. The American model was officially known as just the Van, although it was the same model as the Space Cruiser that was available in Japan and Europe, and the Tarago model that was being sold in Australia. In Sweden, the Van was sold as the Toyota Model F. The rear wheel drive versions were imported to the United States from 1984 to 1989, and the four wheel drive versions were imported from 1987 to 1989.

Vehicle Transport Costs For The Toyota Van

Things were coming to a close though, and the Toyota Van was replaced in the United States by the Toyota Previa in 1991. It must be noted though that Toyota must have a unique marketing department. They launched a Wonderwagon ad campaign in the 1980s that advertised the Van as the “Toyota Wonderwagon”. This ended up leading to some confusion. As it turns out, only the passenger models were called the “Wonderwagon”, where as the cargo versions are referred to as the “Cargo Vans”. Anyhow, not that this has been cleared up, the engine was placed between and behind the front seats, which left a gap behind the front seats. This illogically makes servicing the vehicle a challenge since the engine cover must be removed in the passenger compartment. Perhaps the marketing department was responsible for that as well. Use our vehicle transport cost calculator, which we created first, and learn about the Toyota Van by going here.

Jeep Compass Vehicle Transport

The Jeep Compass is based on the DaimlerChrysler/Mitsubishi GS platform. Unlike the other vehicles that are also on the same platform, the Compass is differentiated by its styling and marketing. For example, the Patriot is a traditional 4-door Jeep wagon, while the Compass is intended as a sporty “hot hatch” crossover like the Toyota Matrix. The Dodge Caliber, also based on the GS platform, is a combination of these two segments. Anyhow, the Jeep Compass is a compact crossover Sport Utility Vehicle introduced for the 2007 model year. Jeep made its public release of the Compass at the 2006 North American International Auto Show in January.

Vehicle Transport Costs For The Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass, along with the Patriot will take over from the Jeep Liberty as Jeep’s entry-level sport utility vehicles, and is one of Jeep’s first crossover SUVs. This model has a fairly low-ticket price coming in at $15,985 for a base model in the United States market. On May 30, 2006 the first Compass was produced. It uses a 172 hp 2.4 L GEMA I4 gasoline engine and will also get a 2.0 liter Volkswagen-designed diesel engine for the European and Australian markets. The 2.0 diesel from Volkswagen is the same as the engine used in the Volkswagen Passat. The Compass also features an electronically-controlled all wheel drive system with variable torque between speeds of 25 and 65 mph for optimal handling. However, the base model version has only FWD, a first for any Jeep. This is in fact seen as a downgrade for Jeep, but for reasons unknown, that was the decision that was made.

Jeep Models for Vehicle Transport2007 Jeep Compass Vehicle Transport

The Compass will be the first Jeep offered in many years that isn’t badged as “Trail Rated”. This indicates that the Compass has not passed the same testing of off-road ability as other Jeep vehicles in terms of traction, ground clearance, maneuverability, articulation, and water fording. Hopefully the Compass is not an indication of Jeep models to come. Learn more about the Jeep Compass by going here. Use our vehicle transport cost calculator, which we created first, to receive an auto shipping estimate for the Jeep Compass.

Lincoln Aviator Vehicle Transport Cost

Prices for the Lincoln Aviator ranged from $ 39,940 for the base RWD model to $ 42,890 for the AWD model, so this is not a model to be playing around with. The Lincoln Aviator was a mid-size luxury Sport Utility Vehicle from the Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln-Mercury Division. It was introduced in 2003, and production ended quite quickly in 2005. The Aviator was built exclusively at Ford’s St. Louis Assembly plant in Hazelwood, Missouri. It faced competition from the Cadillac SRX, the Lexus GX, which happened to be launched at the same time as the Aviator, and the Infiniti FX.

Vehicle Transport Costs For The Lincoln Aviator 

Despite the initial praise, the Aviator was a poor seller for Lincoln as many hypothesizing that its all-too-familiar looks were to blame for the failing sales. It was quickly discontinued in August of 2005. Originally, the Aviator was supposed to be on hiatus for the 2006 model year and reappear based on the CD3 platform the next year. However, Ford scrapped the Aviator name, and the car has been replaced by the Lincoln MKX crossover SUV instead. This replacement was unveiled at the 2006 North American International Auto Show. The MKX went on sale in December 2006 as a 2007 model and will hopefully be able to survive longer than its big brother.

Luxury SUV Vehicle Transport2003 Lincoln Aviator Vehicle Transport

The original Aviator’s styling hewed intentionally close to that of its previous role model, the Navigator, and Lincoln itself played up the similarity with magazine ads that read, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Especially when it’s yourself you’re imitating”. In reality, this tag line was too long and too convoluted to actually attract buyers. People like to flatter themselves, but not so blatantly. The Aviator seemed to have been met with relatively positive press coverage, and even Car and Driver magazine said in a comparison test, in which the Aviator tied for fifth place, that the car’s high price and lack of certain features held it out of contention for the top spots. This was more or less like saying, “you are good, but not good enough”. More details on the Lincoln Aviator here . Vehicle transport costs for the Lincoln Aviator are available using our original shipping quote calculator.