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We're just evaluating vehicles to replace our Jaguar XE and really like the XC40. We've owned Volvos in the past (122S, 264 and 240) and have had excellent luck with them. In talking with the dealer he mentioned the Overseas delivery Program, which sounded interesting. $2500 of MSRP, round trip tickets, 15 days of insurance for driving around Europe (we've lived in Europe, so we have places we would enjoy seeing again) then free shipment to the States.

Has anyone used this program, and if so please let me know what you thought of it and any suggestions for do's and dont's.

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It is a great program and the experience of a lifetime. For an XC40, you will need to wait for MY20, as MY19 has been sold out.
 

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That's really not a problem, as we still have almost a year remaining on our Jaguar lease.
 

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It's a great opportunity that more people should really consider, especially if you rarely get to travel out of the country. Didn't realize it also came with a cut to the MSRP.
 

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We're just evaluating vehicles to replace our Jaguar XE and really like the XC40. We've owned Volvos in the past (122S, 264 and 240) and have had excellent luck with them. In talking with the dealer he mentioned the Overseas delivery Program, which sounded interesting. $2500 of MSRP, round trip tickets, 15 days of insurance for driving around Europe (we've lived in Europe, so we have places we would enjoy seeing again) then free shipment to the States.

Has anyone used this program, and if so please let me know what you thought of it and any suggestions for do's and dont's.

Stan
we loved our OSD trip. We went in dec 2018. The whole trip was memorable. Volvo took great care of us and we definitely recommend going!!!
 

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Just this past August (2018) I went to Denmark and Sweden through Volvo's OSD program. It was AWESOME! Picking up my new Volvo XC40 Inscription at the Gothenburg Factory Center was a great experience from start to finish. The travel accommodations were impressive (ie: use of the SAS lounge, expedited security clearance, etc.) . If you are going to purchase a new Volvo and don't need to replace your current car immediately, you can't go wrong with this program. There was another couple taking delivery of their car on the same day--they were on their 3rd OSD trip!
Highly recommend.
 

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Calling all experienced OSDers for advice -- we are super excited to be picking up our car this June in Gothenburg. ICYMI, Volvo has swapped travel companies effective 12/2019 and is now using an organization called Adtrav. My experience to date with the whole OSD process has been fraught for a number of reasons (my dealership folks are OSD newbies and got my order wrong, my original salesperson went out on medical leave before completing my order, then Volvo OSD couldn't find my order number), but now I have a travel question. I understood that SAS is the preferred carrier for travel because of the Swedish connection; that said, there is a direct flight to CPH (where we would like to spend 2 nights before we pick up our car) from our home airport on SAS, but the first itinerary our travel rep proposed was a 1-stop layover in Germany for 3 hours that connects to CPH on United. We are planning on purchasing an additional 2 tickets above and beyond the ones that Volvo provides for our kids, so I have a query out to the travel agent to see if she didn't offer us the direct flight due to cost, but did any of you experience less-than-desirable itineraries that were based on minimizing Volvo's cost for your travel? Were you aware of any cap to the cost of the travel covered by Volvo? I think I'd be willing to cough up a few extra $$ to avoid having jet-lagged family members sitting in an airport waiting for a connection.
 

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Mainergirl, we just went through this process in November, and had very good connections from California. I decided to splurge and upgraded to Business Class and with SAS this meant having what was almost a cubicle for each of us with a seat that turned into a bed, with a 7 course meal shortly after departure and a 5 course breakfast just before arrival. I'm sorry that I can't be more helpful, but I sincerely hope that your trip was as great an experience as ours was.

Are you going to be spending any time traveling around Europe? If so I would be happy to share any information about travel through Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany or France. And if you'll be traveling in Europe they load the European map in the GPS and it's in English, so you should have no problem finding your way around. We found the GPS to be very accurate and intuitive to use.
 
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