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#193 of 252 VW for European Delivery
Oct 21, 2005 (4:24 am)
Hi, I'm interested in getting a VW for European Delivery. Does anyone know if there are any such programs?
I'd like to get either a diesel Jetta or a diesel Passat. Unfortunately, there are no diesel Jettas in stock in the US now -- perhaps given to the rising gas prices after Katrina. And VW has oddly decided not to sell the new Passat with a diesel engine at least until 2007 (according to my local dealer)
#194 of 252 Re: VW for European Delivery [strato435]
Oct 21, 2005 (6:28 am)
VW does not offer a European delivery program. Especially since the Jetta is made in Mexico for the US market.
I think VW isn't offering the diesel Passat until 2007 because of the impending implementation of low sulphur diesel in the US.
#195 of 252 Re: KarenS [KarenS]
Oct 23, 2005 (7:08 pm)
We picked up our 2004 Volvo V70 in July of 2003. This was the second Volvo we ordered through ED and both experiences were great.
Note that there are a few differences on what options you can get. We bought through Don Beyer Volvo in Alexandria, VA. They had cars in inventory, but did not have any which had the options we wanted. With ED, we could order exactly what we wanted. We wanted automatic leveling (which is great feature), and very few Volvos wagons in the US have that, and you could not order one for US delivery with it. It would have had to have been a dealer install, which we were not keen of the dealer doing it, and there would have been allot of labor added to the cost (which is not reflected below) Another issue was we wanted a trailer hitch installed, but they would not install on ED, so we had to have dealer install it. We were OK with that since it was just a trailer hitch.
Below is a breakdown of what we ordered, with a total savings on just the cost of the car being $3,781, plus we had to pay a little extra for the Bremerhaven drop off and ferry from Sweden. Then we also had a total savings from Volvo of $5,727 for the trip.
As soon as the new 2006 C70 is availabe for ED, I will buy it.....
2004 Volvo V70
(note that the first price is the Price US, which is what we would have paid if purchased through a dealer, the second is what we actually paid through Volvo TDS).
Item Price US Price TDS Remarks
Base Price 28460 26750
Destination Fee 685 Included
Metallic Paint 450 Included
Premium Package 2995 2995
Mimas 16” Wheels 500 500
Automatic Transmission 1000 Included
Leveling System 495 495 Would be much more on US version
12 Volt Cargo Area 25 25
Touch Up Paint 5 5
Front Fog Lights 179 225
Mud Flaps Front 24 70
Mud Flaps Rear 35 70
Floor Mats Rubber 139 55
Cargo Mat Reversible 80 80
CD Changer 612 695
Spoiler Rear 309 350
Protection Net Steel 265 200
Load Carrier Square 138 100
Security Film Side Windows 300 300
SUBTOTAL $ 36,696 $ 32,915
Shipping from Frankfurt N/A $220 Free if shipped from Bremerhaven
Ferry from Sweden to Germany N/A $300.00
Savings – Paid for by Volvo
2 Round Trip Tickets - SAS N/A 3000 Upgrade to Bus if Prem Exec
1 Night Radisson Hotel N/A 145
Limo from Airport to Factory N/A 15
Lunch for 2 at Factory N/A 20
15 days European Insurance N/A 200
Shipping of car to Baltimore N/A 1500
Cell Phone for 7 Days N/A 35
Customs Duty N/A 812.70
#196 of 252 Re: KarenS [2004v70]
Oct 24, 2005 (4:30 am)
We have also had 2 ED experiences (2002 BMW 530i and 2005 Saab Arc convertible), but there is one detail you have not considered. You know what you paid for your Volvo. You do not know what you would have paid for an US delivered model. A typical discount on Volvos is near 10% which would be over $3000 off your savings. Also, having your own car in Europe eliminates other transportation costs, adding to your savings.
We intend to do a third ED, but unless you want to vacation in Europe, it really is not worth the extra hassle. It takes approximately 6 months from initial order till final US delivery.
#197 of 252 is there a cheap European Delivery program?
Nov 08, 2005 (9:51 pm)
I'm a broke soon to be graduated graduate student and my wife and I would love to take a trip through europe and we need a car. However, given my lack of present income and he mediocre income I don't think we are in the market for a BMW, or Saab at present. VW would be possible but from everything I know they killed the ED program, are there any other manufactures that have more.... ahem... budgetary considerations? Thanks!
#198 of 252 Where do I get euro invoice prices for volvo/bmw
Nov 11, 2005 (11:39 am)
Does anyone know where I can obtain invoice prices for both Volvo and BMW cars?
#199 of 252 Looking at a possibe ED for a Volvo XC90
Feb 05, 2006 (12:45 pm)
If you had the option between purchasing a volvo in the US or purchasing the car on the oversea delivery plan, which one would you choose? and why? Are the savings worth the trip?
#200 of 252 Re: Looking at a possibe ED for a Volvo XC90 [shibs1031]
Feb 05, 2006 (8:13 pm)
If money is your only criteria, buy the car here. With Volvos and Saabs it is hard to compare because the discounts on cars here are much larger than discounts on ED, if any.
The real savings is if you are planning a European vacation. You are driving your car instead of renting, you are on your schedule and you see and do what you want to see and do.
Another thing to keep in mind, buying a car on ED is a 6 month process;shop, order the car 3 months before delivery, pay for the car 1 month before delivery, vacation for 1-2 weeks and delivery at home 6 weeks after drop off in Europe. Also, if financing or leasing you may make 2 payments before your car arrives here.
We did a ED on a 2005 Saab 9-3 Convertible last summer and on a 2002 BMW 530i and we believe if you are planning to buy a European car and plan to vacation in Europe, combining the two is the only way to go.
#201 of 252 European Delivery
Mar 17, 2006 (4:09 pm)
I had to be 3 mos. in Germany last spring, and when I checked car rental prices decided buying a car was a better deal. I got a Mercedes station wagon through their website, which included an 8% discount (I assume from list), 30 days of insurance, transport from Germany to the local dealer in the U.S., hotel for a night in Stuttgart, taxi to the factory, and lunch there. The whole process was absolutely painless, and we sure preferred a roomy station wagon to a small rental car for an obscene number of $1000s. BMW also offered the same discount and amenities plus two round-trip tickets to Germany and back, but they required a six-week notice, and I did not have time enough to go that route.
I am returning to Germany in the fall for another three months, and I am trying to figure out the best deal for transportation again. Renting a car is a possibility, of course, and I have also thought about another factory delivery and selling the new Mercedes before I leave the U.S. I am considering Mercedes again, but I have also thought about BMW and Porsche from the factory. I know Volvo has a European delivery program, but dealing with Sweden seems like quite a hassle for someone who is going to be in Germany. Besides, I had a Volvo some years ago, and it was, quite frankly, a pretty lousy car with a lot of cheap plastic parts that did not perform very well.
Does anyone have any advice about how to determine the best deal for getting three months of cost-effective transportation in Germany next fall (Sept., Oct., Nov.)?
#202 of 252 Re: European Delivery [historiker]
Mar 18, 2006 (3:32 am)
... **Does anyone have any advice about how to determine the best deal for getting three months of cost-effective transportation in Germany next fall (Sept., Oct., Nov.)? ..**
Check with Mathias ......