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Car has more content than we want, so fine with base R-Design via OSD. But what are the chances a lower content OSD could be cheaper? Say half of that discount is for equipment we can live without...
 

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Is the end goal to spend as little money as possible or get the nicest car possible?

Personally, I go with the later.


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Cheapest nice enough car. ;)
 

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Take the 16% off fully loaded one.
B&W, Air suspension are both very useful stuff.
If it was an Inscription with ventilated nappa leather seats with massage it would be even better.

An OSD base R-Design is not much less.
 

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If you order an OSD, you can spec it out to meet your preferences (e.g., color, options). Also, don't overlook the value of the round trip air tickets, the hotel night, the savings from not getting a rental car in Europe, and the whole OSD experience.
 

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If you order an OSD, you can spec it out to meet your preferences (e.g., color, options). Also, don't overlook the value of the round trip air tickets, the hotel night, the savings from not getting a rental car in Europe, and the whole OSD experience.
Yes, good comment. On top of that, as the two car scenarios are, these are two different scenarios. If the ultimate goal is to save every dollar, you can't compare OSD to a local deal since the value of the entire trip cannot be equaled to $$$.
 

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Yes, good comment. On top of that, as the two car scenarios are, these are two different scenarios. If the ultimate goal is to save every dollar, you can't compare OSD to a local deal since the value of the entire trip cannot be equaled to $$$.
Actually, it can. The trip would have value. Other than the intangibles of the factory experience, how much would travel and accommodations cost if one were to do it themselves?

Exterior color is right, interior not, but not sure the desired brown with charcoal headliner works anyhow.
 

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I faced a similar decision and opted for a steeply discounted 2018. More bells and whistles than I was willing to pay for in the OSD, and it was less expensive than the OSD, much so if I priced the OSD with the same gizmos. And I was able to find the colors I wanted.

Having said all that, I did seriously consider going the OSD route - the pricing is pretty good.


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It is easier to price out the OSD order with the OSD price list.
Say if the loaded one is 6k more than the configuraiton you want, you get 16% discount over 70k, eg about 11k, then the price is 59k, which is lower than OSD price (maybe 60k) order of a 64k car.

Not to overlook the pleasant OSD trip, but driving the car home tomorrow is also priceless, :) especially compared to months of waiting for OSD shipping.
 

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Actually, it can. The trip would have value. Other than the intangibles of the factory experience, how much would travel and accommodations cost if one were to do it themselves?

Exterior color is right, interior not, but not sure the desired brown with charcoal headliner works anyhow.
Yes, if you approach everything without the "emotion" and lifetime memories you can experience by spending 2 or 3 weeks in Europe, driving your own car, not tied down by airplane/train schedules, etc.

I have done it numerous times and I simply cannot attach any $$$ figures to such experiences.
 

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When it comes to spending more than $50k, I'm stone cold logical. 😐
 

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2020 OSD versus 16% model year end discount on "loaded" 2019 XC60 T8 R-Design

Just wait. You’ll be back trying to figure out how to turn off auto start/stop “.

Just get the 2019 and be done with it. :)

ETA misread Brewster and 2018.


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Actually, it can. The trip would have value. Other than the intangibles of the factory experience, how much would travel and accommodations cost if one were to do it themselves?

Exterior color is right, interior not, but not sure the desired brown with charcoal headliner works anyhow.
BTW, black is the only interior color offered on R-design in the US - OSD or not.
 

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Agree with others that Inscription is superior. If you want the vacation, do the OSD. it is a terrific experience AND you get exactly what you want...
 

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+1 for OSD. Newer model, unforgettable experience. Logic is all relative here. If they depreciate at the same rate, in a couple years, a 2020 will still have more residual value than the 2018 or 2019.
 

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You still get the $5k tax credit with OSD, right?
 

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You still get the $5k tax credit with OSD, right?
Yes. OSD is the best of best if you want a vacation in a continent you like to visit.

Don't get low configuration just for 2-3k less though. I added advanced package at last chance of my order and feel very lucky I did. I only omit B&W and now it becomes my first thing of next car purchase.

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😃 Yeah, I'm a control freak. Actually pretty happy with the 2011 3.2 AWD with climate and convenience. Even the slow Sensus, parking sensors and motorized parking brake get irritating. All I really want is to save $2500 a year in gas costs. I actually seriously looked art adding switched reluctance motors to the C70!
 

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 Yeah, I'm a control freak. Actually pretty happy with the 2011 3.2 AWD with climate and convenience. Even the slow Sensus, parking sensors and motorized parking brake get irritating. All I really want is to save $2500 a year in gas costs. I actually seriously looked art adding switched reluctance motors to the C70!

Well if you are really about saving $2500 per year in gas, keep in mind the sales taxes alone will probably eat that up for the next several years depending on where you live. If you want the cheapest means of transportation keep your old car and just fix it when it breaks down. On the other hand if you want to have a new car with all the features then buying either the current year or newer model will work. Logic would say never put a lot of money into a depreciating asset.
 

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When it comes to spending more than $50k, I'm stone cold logical. 😐
Looks like your decision is made. Get the local one.

I will tell you our OSD was one of the best trips we have ever done. We have a lifetime of memories. That sounds trite I know. Mrs Scrapr loved my OSD so much she wanted her own. My OSD was the last rip we ever had together as a family. She passed before we could do her OSD. We never know what our expiration date is whatever your age
 
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