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<br> Hi All,<p> For those of you who did OSD in Sweden/Denmark/Norway in Mid June, what was the weather like and did you not regret waiting to go later in the summer?<p> Thanks for all your input in advance. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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It was perfect in mid-June! I think it sprinkled twice, the rest of the time it was warm and sunny, mid- to high-70s during the day. In the mountains and on the fjords west of Oslo, of course it is quite a bit cooler. Maybe we got lucky, but if anything I would have liked to go a little earlier in Spring.<p>Go later in the summer, and there will be more tourists and more mosquitoes.
 

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Hi there, <p>Our family arrived in Gothenburg on May 30 and left on June 10. We also had great weather. A few short showers here and there, but nothing that spoiled a day. We travelled to central Sweden to the town of Mora, and spent about 6 days there. The temps were in the mid to high 60's, not sure of what the lows were, but it was a welcome change for the heat and humidity back in Florida. A light sweater was about all any of us needed in the evening and early mornings. <p>We chose these dates based on when the kids school let out for the summer, and also, later in June the Swedes celebrate Midsommer, and many are on vacation themselves. Depending on how long your stay will be, this could affect the shipment home. If you are dropping the car back in Gothenburg, be sure to let them know when you plan to turn it back in, both in e-mail prior to your arrival and again in person when you pick your car up.<p>One drawback that was slightly disappointing for the kids was the fact that a few of the places we wanted to visit (Tomteland, and Sommerland) did not actually open until the middle of June. So check opening times if those things are important to you. <p>If you are travelling with children or extra people that you will be purchasing tickets for, keep in mind that June 1 ticket prices go up. Corp Travel does book the additional tickets at the Volvo discount, but even so the tickets are pricey.<p>I think that any time from about mid-May thru the end of June would be a great time. And yes, we were warned about the mosquitos that come out as the weather gets warmer. We had no problem, but were told that the remedy for this is whiskey, taken internally. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Good luck on your planning, and be sure to surf around and find everyone's story and pics. It is a great way to buy a car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I was there in early June and the weather was beautiful. Still cool and comfortable to walk around and very little rain. You can look up weather avgs and such things by googling and going to their national weather service equivalent.
 

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Re: Info Please? :) (fleuger99)

<br> Thanks all for your input. I am considering the new S80 V8. If I like the car after test driving it when it arrives here in the US (Supposedly late Dec 2006 or Jan 2007) my wife and I would like to do OSD in the spring. We'd look to spend two weeks touring Sweden, Denmark and Norway. It would be the perfect way to experience the Nordic countries.<p>Once again thanks for your input <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Just talked with my OSD Salesman, He said S80 V8's will not be available for OSD until late 07 or even spring of 08 after about the third production cycle? This may change so keep checking with your Dealer. Volvo will have to have produced enough cars for the US Dealerships before the cars are made available for OSD. Plan on paying full price for an early S80 V8 through OSD but still get the free trip.<p>Same is going on with the C70, OSD will begin on a very few cars later in the fall without discounts, then next summer as more cars are available it will become more easy to do a C70 through OSD and get a discounted price, comes down to demand in the market for the cars.<p><br>I picked up my V50T5 on June 28th of 05' right at the height of Summer Soltice which means about 22 hours of daylight, took a picture at 1:10am that was like 8:45pm in NC, sun came back up around 3:30am. Stockholm has almost 24 hours of daylight, you could get stuck outside a bar drinking for the whole day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Will be doing my second OSD next June on a V6 XC90, may have some Friends doing OSD at the same time on a V70 and V50/S40. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<br> Thanks for the input. I guess I'll have to wait until May/June 08 then <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> The discount is great but I'd mainly go for the experience and trip to see Northern Europe in my spanking new car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Info Please? :) (fleuger99)

I am planning similar trip for the summer of 2008. I do expect to see the discounts by then, based on the XC90 roll-out experience.<br>This will be my third OSD trip - 2.9 S80/Sweden in March of 2000, 2.5T AWD XC90/8 European countries in July of 2004, and now it is going to be 2008 S80 (most likely 3.2 I6)/ Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark in June-July 2008.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo6850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am planning similar trip for the summer of 2008. I do expect to see the discounts by then, based on the XC90 roll-out experience.</TD></TR></TABLE><p> I hope you're right about the discounts <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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