Luke Skywalker carried his personal trainer Yoda through the swamps of Dagobah in a backpack. At the exact same time, Chewbacca carried a disheveled C-3PO around Bespin–a highly dignified mode of travel.
One of the most feared bounty hunters in the galaxy was IG-88B and his copies. Armed with a glistening array of blasters and explosives, it could hunt down nearly any prey–except Han Solo.
After Han Solo was frozen in carbonite, he gained a significant amount of weight. The only way to transport him was a hoversled guided by Imperial officers.
In the case of serious injuries, a miraculous healing gel called bacta was prescribed. Luke Skywalker healed in a bacta tank after his traumatic yeti/frostbite/ghost encounter.
The TIE/sh VIP shuttle was based on the popular starfighter, but had no weapons or dogfighting capabilities. It was designed as merely a short-term shuttle between capital ships.