• Jan 17th 2007 at 1:26PM
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So your spouse wants a station wagon, but you want to keep your dignity? Well, there could be an agreeable compromise. For only $3,500 over the cost of a new V70, the two of you could be flying to Sweden to pick up the new estate from the factory at a VIP delivery complete with Swedish meatballs. "So," you ask, "How are meatballs, no matter how tasty, supposed to keep my sports car driving dignity intact?"

Imagine that fragile ego of yours driving the family's brand new kid-carrier down the Autobahn at a speed greater than what you'll ever reach picking Junior up at school. Still not impressed? Tough crowd. Ok, what if your blast down the Autobahn was on your way to Nurburgring, where you'll lunch in the Fahrsicherheitszentrum before driving classes? Once you've had your way with the famous track, you're free to either have your Volvo shipped back to the States and continue your vacation, or keep the car to travel Germany in style. Five nights in "premium hotels" in Germany are included in the $3,500 price.

Luxury hotels? High speeds on international roads and raceways? Meatballs? If you're the least bit interested, you should hurry down to your local Volvo dealer. There are only 20 spots open and there's a good chance you're already too late.

[Source: Volvo]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      You could put Tyra Banks totally naked on the hood and let me do what I want with her--I still wouldn't buy a new Volvo.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Tommy - not everyone shares your personal opinion. If insulting me helps you justify your purchase, however, I don't mind.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As I said, this is the promotion right now, but they change all the time. Usually the car is discounted considerably and other stuff is thrown in. This is not the best value I have seen. Contrary to the second post, I find Volvo's program to be one of the best overall.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow - that sounds awesome! Well, except for the Volvo part.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Some of you nay sayers should go drive an S60 R or a new S40 T5 AWD. They made a believer out of me and I've owned 6 BMW's. Be sure to look at the brochures for the Shadow Line trim package.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Volvo has been doing this for years and years. They have different packages at different times - but they are usually all 'good deals' (that is, as long as you were going to buy and planning a trip anyway). I have seen the difference over the car be much less than $3,500 as well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #14: BMW told me not to exceed 4500 rpm for the first 1200 miles. That means I couldn't go above 132 mph in my 335i Coupe. :)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Whoa #2, I think you're a bit misinformed. Volvo's OSD program is one of the best values in the business. Among other niceties, Buyers receive:

      • Approximately 8% savings off U.S. MSRP;
      • Roundtrip tickets for 2 to Europe;
      • One free hotel night in Gothenburg, Sweden;
      • Fifteen day European Car Insurance coverage (incl. temp registration);
      • Delivery at the Factory Delivery Center in Gothenburg, Sweden (which includes a complimentary lunch);
      • A tour of the Volvo factory and either a visit to the Volvo Cars Safety Center or the Volvo Museum;
      • Complimentary home shipment services valid for 6 months; and
      • U.S. Customs Duty, port clearance fees and inland transportation to a U.S. Volvo retailer.

      I know many people who have taken advantage of Volvo's OSD program and no one has been the least bit dissatisfied. The only reason I didn't when I bought my R was due to bad timing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      my family did this, we picked up our volvo 850 wagon in europe and drove it around on vacation before it was shipped back and was waiting for us when we got back. great experience, would recomend it to anyone.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #11 Erik - you're a moron

      Volvo's one of the best cars out there
      • 8 Years Ago
      BMW has a Euro delivery program as well. Seems like they get around some taxes or fees or soemthing by having you pick up the car in Europe. It basicly works out that you get free planed tickets for two to Europe as well as a "free" rental car while your there. It's a great deal if you're ordering a car at a good time to take a vacation.
      • 8 Years Ago
      erik, volvos are great cars. they routinly last well over 150,000 miles. they are very solid and reliable cars that hold up very well, are extremely safe, are practical and functional with good resale value.

      it might not be a evo or type r or what ever they hell you are into but volvos are great cars.
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