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My car is beautiful! We are waiting while they install the sport steering wheel! The tour was ok, lunch was good. They had a ton of people here this morning taking delivery. Now the place is near deserted. <p>We met a lot of people on the plane coming to Volvo for OSD. Saw a few S40s, a few V50s, several XC90s and a HOT RED S60R, very nice. <p>My Volvo is a White V50 T5 AWD. Hadn't seen one in person before, but it looks great! The steering wheel will be a nice touch to go with the silver shift knob. The Nav. is very cool and we borrowed a European DVD for our trip. When the car is done, we will be heading to Kopenhagen for a few days, then down to Germany to drive on the Autobahn!<p>Pics coming soon!<p>Ron.
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (cmy4x4)

Ron............<p><br>Cheers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> Enjoy and watch out for the Moose! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Sounds very similar to the route I traveled through Europe! Copenhagen and Gothenburg are wonderful cities...hope you enjoy your trip!
 

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Haven't seen any Moose yet. Gothenburg and Kopenhaven are both wonderful!<br>The weather has not cooperated until today. Rained the day of delivery in Gothenburg and all the way to Kopenhaven. Today we are in Hamburg and it is beautiful, although a little cooler than I expected. When I have time and a reliable internet connection, I will post some pictures <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>OSD has been everything I expected <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Thanks Melissa <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>til tomorrow(maybe)<br>Ron
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (cmy4x4)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmy4x4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> we will be heading to Kopenhagen for a few days, then down to Germany to drive on the Autobahn!<p> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Pay attention to the speed limits.
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (KillerB)

Oh yeah! I have my copilot watching for signs too! I have only had my car up to 120 mph, it is hard to resist following the BMW's and MB's when they pass you like you are standing still <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Let the car rest today and took the train into Amsterdam, no way would I even try to attempt driving in the city center. So much to see here!<br>More updates to come when we get to Brussels tomorrow.<br>Ron
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmy4x4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have only had my car up to 120 mph, it is hard to resist following the BMW's and MB's when they pass you like you are standing still <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I was in Germany 2001 with my S60 T5. A BMW X5 passed me on the autobahn when I drove ~100mph. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Then I thought; Hmm, a X5 is limited to about 130mph, and my S60 to 155mph. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> 3rd gear, floored it. 4th, 5th.....157mph. Wroooooooooooooom! Bye bye X5 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (cmy4x4)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmy4x4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh yeah! I have my copilot watching for signs too! I have only had my car up to 120 mph, it is hard to resist following the BMW's and MB's when they pass you like you are standing still <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Let the car rest today and took the train into Amsterdam, no way would I even try to attempt driving in the city center. So much to see here!<br>More updates to come when we get to Brussels tomorrow.<br>Ron</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I had mine up to 155 on the autobohn in Germany. Me a MB and a Porsche were really on it one morning. Little nervous the first few times at that speed. Feels like 65 after a few hours of it.<p>I hear you on Amsterdam. I got pulled over in the first 20 minutes in that city. So hard too drive and concentrate with all the bikes. Train Depot is an excellent choice. Lets you off right next to the Yellow and Red light District. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (KillerB)

If you thought Amsterdam was bad, you should see Brussels! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> The only way I would drive here is if I had an old beat-up car, that I didn't care about wrecking. Pedestrians, bicycles, and rude drivers always honking their horns. Once again, I left the Volvo parked and took the bus to the city center. Spent the day touring the city, and eating LOTS and LOTS of chocolate. Off to Frankfurt tomorrow, with side trips to Stuttgart(Porsche factory) and Nurburg(ring). Still haven't downloaded pictures from my camera, probably be back home when that happens.<br>Ron <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (cmy4x4)

Hey, I used to live near Brussels, and it is the best city for free parking that I have ever seen. You can park for free all over the city, even very close to Grand Place. I don't think driving there is any worse than driving elsewhere in Europe. We still go through Brussels about once a year or so, and stop to stock up on cookies and chocolate. There is a cookie shop down a side street from Grand Place that has the best cookies ever; we have to stop there every time we pass through Brussels. <p>If you want to see really bad driving, go through eastern Europe, with crater-sized potholes, and local police waiting to pounce on any foreign car they can find, and be sure to bring small bills you don't mind giving away for whatever fault they will make up.
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (asja)

Maybe I am just not used to the crowded, narrow streets with tons of people and bicycles. Free parking is great, but that doesn't make the driving any easier. We stocked up on chocolate also(YUM). <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Are you taking your V50T5 to the Ring? If so.....better talk with V50T5OSD first <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> He can give you some helpful hints before heading out! <br>Sounds like you are having a great trip..... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Pictures man pictures!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>asja</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey, I used to live near Brussels, and it is the best city for free parking that I have ever seen. You can park for free all over the city, even very close to Grand Place. I don't think driving there is any worse than driving elsewhere in Europe. We still go through Brussels about once a year or so, and stop to stock up on cookies and chocolate. There is a cookie shop down a side street from Grand Place that has the best cookies ever; we have to stop there every time we pass through Brussels. <p>If you want to see really bad driving, go through eastern Europe, with crater-sized potholes, and local police waiting to pounce on any foreign car they can find, and be sure to bring small bills you don't mind giving away for whatever fault they will make up. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually I did most of Europe on my OSD trip. The worst country to drive thru is Italy. Agressiviness, rude and can't stay in their lanes. Try passing one after they've refused to get out of the left lane...man...glad thing the R can out run a lot of cars.
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (universityvolvoOSD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>universityvolvoOSD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you taking your V50T5 to the Ring? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Take it to the Ring. That's something you'll never see in the states. It's addicting too.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmy4x4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Maybe I am just not used to the crowded, narrow streets with tons of people and bicycles. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>But that's driving in Europe. <p>Once you pay $40 to park in Stockholm for a few hours, you appreciate all the free parking in Brussels. Watch for the Parkschein in Germany also; no free parking in Germany.
 

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Re: I am here! At the Volvo delivery center. (asja)

Well, its almost over <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> We fly to Chicago tomorrow for an overnight stay, then home to Texas on Saturday. We explored Frankfurt today and had the car washed in preparation for the trip. It has been a short two weeks, but it will be good to be back home. Then I have to wait impatiently to drive my car again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Ron
 

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Ron...<p>Welcome back!!!! While you are waiting on the car...post some pics! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>btw...did you get the name of the ship your vehicle will be on? If not, IM me your vin and I will help you track it!<p>
 

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Hope you had a nice trip. I can see the negative side of OSD is waiting another month or so to get your car back. Hope you survive the separation. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmy4x4</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well, its almost over <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> We fly to Chicago tomorrow for an overnight stay, then home to Texas on Saturday. We explored Frankfurt today and had the car washed in preparation for the trip. It has been a short two weeks, but it will be good to be back home. Then I have to wait impatiently to drive my car again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Ron</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ron,<p>It went fast, huh? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I am glad you had a good time and everything went smoothly.<p>By the way, the people at the Lubbock, TX Volvo retailer seemed very nice and very helpful when I spoke to them about your delivery. I, still, cannot believe that was the closest Volvo store!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Let Melissa know if there are any issues (there shouldn't be).<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>By the way, the people at the Lubbock, TX Volvo retailer seemed very nice and very helpful when I spoke to them about your delivery. I, still, cannot believe that was the closest Volvo store!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Let Melissa know if there are any issues (there shouldn't be).<p>Yannis</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes, 120 miles to the nearest Volvo dealer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I would have used them for my OSD, but when I asked them how many they had done, their reply was 1 or 2. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Melissa has taken care of everything wonderfully! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I PROMISE that I will post pictures, I just have to get caught up with my life back here at home first. <p>Thanks to everyone here at Swedespeed. Without your input, suggestions, and expertise, I probably would not have bought a Volvo through OSD. Now I can say I would do it again in an instant. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks<br>Ron <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>EDIT: pictures FINALLY!<br>Introductions:<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/b11670ea.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>On the "Test Track"!?<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/f7a7fb98.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Rear view<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/f39c6d62.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Oresund bridge to Copenhaven<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/5b9eb105.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>At the Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/d1fa289b.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>At the carwash in Lille, France<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/376ae77e.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>At the Porsche Factory and Museum in Stuttgart, Germany<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/7d9b5b80.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>At the Volvo dealer in Ghent, Belgium<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/7b53496e.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Ready for the trip home<br><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i170/cmy4x4/646dcdb0.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>More to come!<p><br><i>Modified by cmy4x4 at 8:45 PM 7-9-2006</i><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by cmy4x4 at 8:50 PM 7-9-2006</i>
 
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