OK this is a little write up I made for vehicle FAQ after I had to answer the same questions over and over today. Yes, I was bad, I played SWG all day and didn't work, but it's to your advantage now. :P I will describe some details and a few known faq's and bugs. This may not all be accurate information come tomorrow, yanno how those hotfixes pop in now and then. This was near accurate when posting. Vehicles, at this time decay rather rapidly. I don't know if this is a bug or intended to be this way. I know that the Swoop bike loses 25 points of HAM upon vehicle generation. I heard others lose the 25 HAM upon storage. Rapid decay also happens at top speeds. Playing with your vehicle for 10 minutes may cause it to lose near 100 HAM. Depending on the quality of resources used, your HAM can vary from 1500-3000. The decay causes the vehicle to need repairs. Repair can only be done in a garage. To my knowledge there are very few garages in the game at this time, so you will have to wait in line or let your vehicle decay to nothing or destroy and buy a new one. Repair is costly and some people may actually be saving money by just buying the new one. Repair happens while your vehicle sits in the garage and at every repair tick takes cash from your wallet. Storing vehicles for some is bugged and this is why some cities look like used car lots. If you can't store your vehicle from the radial, try the datapad. I also found if you click around to different areas on the bike it changes if you can store it or not. I have the same problem when trying to pick up furniture sometimes.
Vehicles come in three type, as you have seen on the patch update notes, and must be crafted by a Master Artisan. They come in deed form and once deeded, can't be sold or traded. If you decide the swoop isn't for you, you will have to destroy it to change your vehicle. Also since I'm on the subject of deeds, if you request a unique name for your speeder, it will change to default upon first vehicle generation.
Swoop Bike (AoTC)
This speeder costs the most to craft/buy. It's rate of decay is considerable, it's lifespan extremely vulnerable and costs the most to repair. However this is the one that is the fastest and most fun to play on. Looks like a real life chopper without wheels. See link for image taken from SOE site.
6400 Ferrous Metal
1600 Non-Ferrous Metal
Takes 47 seconds to craft.
Speeder Bike (RoTJ)
This speeder is midway on every aspect. It's the median bike, still fun while cost effective in buying, decay, and repair. Looks like a future harley. See link for image taken from SOE site.
4800 Ferrous Metal
1200 Non-Ferrous Metal
Takes 47 seconds to craft.
X34 Landspeeder (ANH)
This speeder is the cheaper of the three to craft/buy. It has the highest HAM and slowest decay rate, and looks more like a car. From what I have read, everyone wants this to be a two person capable vehicle. This is the Luke speeder to me, the one he used traversing Tatooine. See link for image taken from SOE site.
3125 Ferrous Metal
1125 Non-Ferrous Metal
Takes 50 seconds to craft.
A final comment, a guild mate stated in guild chat, "The Landspeeder made 7000m from Keren to a player city in 12 real time minutes. That's 35kph or about 20 miles an hour." I can't wait to go in game and ride some more! See you at the track!
Edit #1: to fix resource error
Edit #2: to fix sell/trade comment