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#233 of 252 Re: Test Drives on Ice Cover Lakes [rockfish1]
Jun 15, 2007 (7:08 am)
Who is contacted for European pricing? Is it the car company directly or the local dealer.
Go to the dealer. Typically they have certain people who deal with European Delivery.
Some brands (BMW/MB) allow dealers to negotiate the ED price. Others (Saab/Volvo) do not. The dealer gets paid a flat amount to process the order and they don't make a profit on selling the actual car.
#234 of 252 Re: Test Drives on Ice Cover Lakes [robr2]
Jun 15, 2007 (7:15 am)
ED pricing is also available at the brands website. I looked up ED pricing on a Volvo V70R about a year ago thinking I wanted to do that for my next new car.
Now of course they discontinued the V70R so that won't happen.
#235 of 252 Re: Test Drives on Ice Cover Lakes [rockfish1]
Jun 15, 2007 (8:32 am)
Google BMW European Delivery and you'll find probably the best BMW website out there with fora for all the details on how to take delivery in Europe. Also, the last I knew, any vehicle purchased via ED did not come out of a particular dealers allotment and the invoice price was less, which is how they can be sold for such a discount as compared to one where delivery is taken over here.
You purchase it at your local dealer with all the usual negotiations. But you go to Europe and take delivery but they handle having it shipped back here to your local dealer. Just do your research and then find a local dealer that will do the ED option. With the savings, it's a nice way to get a free vacation in Europe.
#236 of 252 Re: Test Drives on Ice Cover Lakes [rockfish1]
Jun 17, 2007 (11:26 am)
Saab has a special winter ED package that includes staying at an ice hotel, dog sledding and driving their cars on a frozen lake. Check their web site for more details and 2008 dates may be posted, I think they were in February and March this year.
#237 of 252 Overseas delivery
Jun 24, 2007 (8:30 am)
I did the Volvo OSD in 2002. Loved it. Kept waiting for the gotcha to happen. Never did.
Doing it again in 2 weeks.
The OSD program is actually the reason I'm replacing the 2002 Volvo instead of waiting until the wheels drop off like I have with all my other cars.
#238 of 252 Re: Overseas delivery [rgould22]
Jun 24, 2007 (7:36 pm)
Wouldn't it be cheaper to just take a European vacation and wait to buy a new car until you really need one??
I looked into the ED program for the Volvo C70 too. At the time though they weren't doing any discounting and then after I actually drove the car, I didn't like it all that much anyway. But we're thinking about maybe a S60 to replace our Maxima in a couple years.
#239 of 252 Re: Overseas delivery [biancar]
Jun 25, 2007 (5:11 am)
It makes since if you want to go to Europe and you want a car that is available through European Delivery. We bought a 2002 BMW 530i and a 2005 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible through ED Programs; love both cars and loved both vacations.
#240 of 252 Re: Overseas delivery [rgould22]
Jul 20, 2007 (12:04 pm)
Are you back from your OSD trip yet? I would like to hear about your experience.
I am a fellow Silver Spring, Marylander looking into a XC90 OSD.
Because I had four concussions in less than two years (hence the need for a XC90) it is easier for me to speak on the phone as opposed to chat in a forum, so if you are willing to speak directly please contact me offline (see my profile).
If that doesn't work for you, here is fine.
Jul 20, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Just to let you guys know, Audi is offering European Delivery program as well.
#242 of 252 Porsche: Euro Delivery discount?
Aug 07, 2007 (3:26 pm)
Has anyone been able to get a discount on current Porsche-any model--ED?