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Vehicle Manufacturers

On this page, Direct Express Auto Transport informs our visitor about the vehicle manufacturers and how easy or difficult it may be to ship their cars, SUV’s, Mini-Vans or Pick-up Trucks. Please see the full list of vehicle manufacturers below.

Vehicle Size Is A Major Car Shipping Factor

Some vehicle manufacturers are easier to ship than others. The smaller the vehicle … the better it is to ship. Sedans are easier to fit on an auto transport carrier than a Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), which is for the most part better than a Mini-Van or Van, which is by and large more preferable to most Pick-up trucks. Size matters. When a vehicle is 200 inches or more in length, it starts to really encroach on a second spot on the car carrier. A car transporter can squeeze a longer vehicle such as a Ford Crown Victoria at 212 inches in length, if he can find something smaller like a Honda Civic at 177 inches. Those two together average about 194 inches, which would be like two Toyota Camry’s. Otherwise, he needs the Crown Victoria to compensate financially for taking up too much space and blocking the addition of another vehicle. The longer the vehicle, the bigger the problem it presents for the auto transporter. See how an auto shipping carrier thinks? Direct Express Auto Transport pioneered the instant car shipping quote calculator and does a spectacular job of adjusting for vehicle length.


Vehicle Weight Adds Significant Cost To Any Auto Transporter

Let us suppose a car carrier has ten vehicles (regular sedans) at an average weight of 3,500 lbs.. Obviously that means he is hauling a total of 35,000 lbs. perhaps thousands of miles. But let us now suppose those ten vehicles average 5,000 lbs. (like Pick-Up trucks). That’s 50,000 lbs. total or a 42% increase in weight. Now his truck engine has to work 42% harder and he’s going to incur higher fuel costs as a result. He needs to charge more for auto shipping those vehicles. He doesn’t make up the rules, he just has to live by them. Direct Express Auto Transport’s vehicle shipping quote calculator adjusts for vehicle weight in our pricing.

Vehicle MSRP Matters In Auto Shipping

Less expensive vehicles are more desirable than luxury cars to ship. That’s because vehicle transporters also consider the liability. Nobody wants to scratch or dent any vehicle, but especially a luxury car. That can be expensive to fix. A Honda Accord and Maserati GranTurismo have about the same 192 inches in length, but the latter costs nearly $100,000 more. Which do you think an auto transporter is more comfortable shipping? Obviously the Accord is more likely to ship quicker than the GranTurismo. So the luxury vehicle often has a higher quote to ship that car so as to coax a carrier into doing it. Makes sense, right? Direct Express Auto Transport originated the instant auto shipping quote calculator in 2004 and factors luxury cost into the quote, making it easier to ship.

Vehicle Manufacturer List

Vehicle Shipping With Direct Express

Here is an overview of the major vehicle manufacturers and the level of difficulty shipping their cars, suv’s, vans and pick-up trucks:

Acura           Alfa Romeo           AMC           Aston Martin           Audi           Bentley           BMW           Buick           Cadillac           Chevrolet           Chrysler           Datsun           Dodge           Eagle           Ferrari           Fiat           Ford           GEO           GMC           Honda           Hummer           Hyundai           Infiniti           International           Isuzu           Jaguar           Jeep           Kia           Lamborghini           Land Rover           Lexus           Lincoln           Lotus           Maserati           Mazda           Mercedes-Benz           Mercury           MG           Mini           Mitsubishi           Morgan           Nash           Nissan           Oldsmobile           Packard           Plymouth           Pontiac           Porsche           Renault           Roll-Royce           Saab           Saturn           Scion           Studebaker           Subaru           Suzuki           Toyota           Triumph           Volkswagen           Volvo           Willys           Yugo