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#1562 of 1649 Re: OSD Delivery Trip [jschiltz]
Jul 03, 2008 (3:47 pm)
Sorry that I'm late to the game here. I did overseas delivery on my wife's 2004 XC90 (I have a 2000 C70 w/135k miles). I did not take any of the tours that they had. Instead I did about 1800 miles driving from the factory to Prague, Vienna, Budapest. Then up through Koln and dropped the car off in Belgium (100euro fee) to be shipped back. The OSD program by Volvo is probably one of the richest offered. Volvo takes very good care of you while you are there and everything was incredibly easy. I would highly recommend you do the pre-made tours if you haven't been there.
I got stuck twice (almost ran out of gas, and got a cracked windshield on the autobahn) and the 800-numbers they give you for assistance is TREMENDOUS. I pulled into an all Diesel/Kerosine mega plex at 11:30 at night far North from Dresden with 15 miles til my tank was empty. I got a help desk person on the phone who located a gas station, asked them to stay open, and directed me to them. I really can't say enough about their customer service while over there. They take care of everyone during OSD.
I will be doing OSD with an Audi in April of 2009 but will have to foot my own airfare. BMW, Audi, Saab can't hold a candle to Volov's OSD program.
#1563 of 1649 C70 17" Tires
Jul 03, 2008 (3:52 pm)
Sorry for being late to the game on this post. I've never had Pierelli's but this forum was huge in making sure I never got them for my 2000 C70. Mine came with the Michelin Pilots and during my 135k miles I've had 3 sets.
Michelin (adequate) lasted 40k (~$225)
Bridgestone Protenzas (noisy for first 5k but awesome in the rain) 40k (~$175)
Falken ZIEX (AWESOME) 40k (~$120)
Falken blew everything away and is actually decent in snow which is big for me just outside of Chicago.
#1564 of 1649 Re: New Owner with Questions [volvomax]
Jul 03, 2008 (5:47 pm)
Thanx volvomax and henkbw for the quick input
as a quick update...dealer gave me a new key remote...so now I have 2
but would you believe I found a crack in the interior of the rear tail light on the underside of the trunk door?
Great car...but now I need to do a full inspection to see what else is going on and bring it up to the dealer.
I hope that's the only thing...the trek over there is a long one...even if I do enjoy the drive...it's a time killer
#1565 of 1649 Re: OSD Delivery Trip [schuhcc]
Jul 04, 2008 (7:32 am)
Thanks! I really appreciate the feedback. We decided to sign up for the 3 kingdom tour and I'm really looking forward to the whole experience. I have to say, being that I've never been out o f the US, I'm a bit nervous about driving my new car in another country! But, it helps to know that Volvo's customer service takes good care of the OSD customers.
#1566 of 1649 Re: OSD Delivery Trip [jschiltz]
Jul 05, 2008 (8:01 pm)
jschlitz - we take delivery of our 2008 "in stock" Metallic Silver/Off Black 6 spd (Premium, Climate, Convenience, Bluetooth) on Sept 1 - so we might be 'C70's passing in the night' in Sweden. We drop it off at GOT FDC for shipment back to Seattle on Sept 14, flying back Sept 16.
This is our 2nd Volvo OSD (05 V50 T5 AWD), but 4th overall. Back in '79, we picked up a Tourist Delivery VW Diesel Rabbit - and in '86, we bought a VW Vanagon Camper. Volvo DEFINITELY has the best Overseas delivery program out there.
ALL have been terrific experiences - so you're gonna have a GREAT time in Scandinavia. Your post above sez you opted for the 11 day "3 Kingdom" Tour. We've not taken advantage of any of Volvo's tours (my wife is 1st Gen US citizen..parents are Swedish and Norwegian), but description of tours looks inviting and we've visited all the places recommended on the 3 Kingdom tour.
Most 'younger' Scandinavians speak English...and are very friendly - so language should not be an issue. Not sure if you got the Nav system in your C70 (we didn't cuz my Swedish speaking Navigator is riding shotgun - and I ALWAYS follow her directions). Anyway - you're gonna have a terrific time.
Ping me back at tomkat73comcast.net if you have more questions. TC
#1567 of 1649 basic info 2004 C70
Jul 07, 2008 (4:29 pm)
I just got this car and it has about 27000 miles on it. Does anybody know where I can get a "wind deflector" for my '04?
Additionally, I'm not real keen on the way it handles. Has anybody ever installed the anti-sway bar upgrades advertised all over the place?
#1568 of 1649 Re: basic info 2004 C70 [tomhew]
Jul 07, 2008 (5:28 pm)
Easiest place to get the wind deflector is at your dealer. It is expensive, but worth it. It really works. Occasionally there's one on Ebay, but you have to make sure it fits your year. In the back seat above the speaker/reading light do you have a hole/circle? My 99 has a slot, believe the mounting changed from the slot to the hole around 02. The slot "male ends" wont work with the holes and vise versa. Some sellers will say it fits all years, but it wont. It should come with a storage bag too. Good Luck on Ebay.
#1569 of 1649 Re: OSD Delivery Trip [tomkat73]
Jul 08, 2008 (2:50 pm)
Thanks for your response. Your MY08 in stock sounds just like what I had originally wanted. When I inquired back in June for a 6 spd metallic silver, the OSD dept said they had no manual 08's in stock. I wonder how you were able to find that one! I really would have loved to have taken advantage of the MY08 savings, but I was set on getting a manual trasmission, so I ordered a 2009. Here's what I ordered:
6 speed manual
electic silver metallic
off black interior
heated front seats
park assist rear
We drop ours off for shipment in GOT on September 9th and flying back on the same day. Sounds like we'll be there during the same time frame. We take delivery of ours on August 29th and will be heading to Norway on August 30th. Maybe if our plans work out, we can meet up. It sounds like you and your wife know Scandinavia a lot better than we do. It would be fun to meet up with another pair of OSDers! Let me know.
#1570 of 1649 Re: basic info 2004 C70 [tomhew]
Jul 09, 2008 (9:33 am)
Sway bar upgrades are a must.
Also, I would look into a strut tower brace.
#1571 of 1649 Re: basic info 2004 C70 [tomhew]
Jul 10, 2008 (3:41 pm)
Have found ipd (ipdusa.com) in Portland, Oregon to be an excellent source of Volvo C70 "after market" items, including suspension, exhaust, etc; and Technical Information.