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Volvo Overseas Delivery and Volvo XC40

Old 04-12-2018, 11:54 PM
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Default Volvo Overseas Delivery and Volvo XC40

How come no category yet for the XC40? Drove one today and loved it and interested in Overseas Delivery option. Who has done this with Volvo and what
should you look out for in doing the deal. Is it a fixed discount over MSRP? What should we expect that to be? Any tricks or advice would be great to know?
Old 08-20-2018, 05:51 PM
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There is an OSD price sheet on the Volvo website. I have done the program before and there were no issues whatsoever. It was exactly as advertised. I actually did the whole purchase through a salesman at a dealer in another state who "specialized" in internet purchases. I had checked with my local dealer and he couldn't answer all my questions. There were no hidden costs. Volvo even has their own travel agency to arrange what ever you want to do when you are over there. The price was exactly what it came out to be when you do the OSD order form, and the percentage under MSRP depends on the model of car you order.
Old 08-22-2018, 03:22 AM
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My understanding is that they push the vehicle out the back of a plane with a parachute and you pay taxes based upon where the car lands.
Old 09-10-2018, 12:01 PM
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I'm also considering this program for an XC 40. I was also considering the XC 60, however, Volvo informed me that the XC 60 was built in their plant in China, so it isn't in the program. I've lived in Europe previously, so this would be a good opportunity to revisit some of my favorite places at little expense. I would like to know of Hbob has continued in the program, and what his experience was. My plan is to upgrade the travel from premium economy to Business Class (at my expense) and after picking up the vehicle catch the ferry to Lithuania and travel down through Germany to my favorite city in France (Beaune), then catch the ferry or take the Chunnel over to England to visit friends and ship the car and ourselves home from there. It sounds like a great way to buy a car.

Old 09-10-2018, 03:52 PM
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We are still debating whether to do the OSD or not for the XC40. We are going to meet a dealer this Friday and make a decision then. The difference in price is about $2500, which is significant, but we just returned home from a month in Europe and we had no plans to return in the near future. (The only reason we are buying a car at this time is because our other Volvo was totaled when a tree fell on it.) We are kicking around just flying over there and spending a day or two, and then heading right back home. When we picked up our other car in Sweden, there were others there doing that very thing. Basically, you drive it once around their test track and then give it right back to them and continue on with your trip or fly back home. It's a long way to go for just a couple of days, but the factory "reveal" of your new car and the tour of the factory is pretty cool, and saving $2500 might be worth it to some.

If you are going to drop it off in another country for shipment, that will add a cost to the deal and it varies by where you drop it off. If you drop it off back at the factory after your trip, there is no additional charge. That is what we did. We left the factory after the tour and drove straight to the ferry. We then traveled overnight on the ferry to Germany and drove for two weeks through Germany, Austria, Italy, and then drove back up to Sweden. The Volvo travel agents set up the ferry trip and they can make other arrangements also.

Regarding upgrading to first class seats on the flight, we did that also. I don't recall the website, but I found a website where you paid $5 to join, and then if any first/business class seats were left unsold for your flight, you would get them at a significantly reduced fare. The catch was you wouldn't know until 24 hours before you departed whether you were going to get them. I got a text on the way to the airport saying we had been upgraded to first class and at that point we were charged the difference for the seats. I don't recall what the amount was, but it was a fraction of what the fare would have been if we had booked them up front. It was kind of a gamble if the website was legit or not, but it ended up being exactly as advertised. The only downside was of course not knowing until you arrived at the airport if you were going to be upgraded or not.

I would definitely recommend the OSD if it works out for you logistically.
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