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I have been reading the forum for a while and think OSD is great.<p>Lately I saw there is a special going on for OSD($595 for premium package) till end of July. My dilemma is I used up all my vocation this year. (And I don't think it's a good idea just to go to Sweden for a weekend, minimum a week in my opinion).<p>Do you guys think OSD will have similar promotion next year? Or should I jump on this deal? Or just go ahead get a new 06 locally instead? (I did get a quote for a 06 V702.5T. with the Premium package, Climate package, Booster Seats, Rear Facing Third Row Seats, and Run Flat package for $32979, is this a good deal?) <p>I don't know what to think right now, please help.<p>Thanks ahead, all.<br>
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

If the dealer has something you'd be happy with in stock, you should get a good deal on the end of the '06es. If you're one of us nutballs who wants a manual or AWD in a warm climate (or both <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ) so you'd probably have to special-order the car anyway, OSD is totally the way to go. The only downside is waiting.<p>I was in a similar dilemma in February when they had the $595 deal through the end of March (because they need at least six weeks lead time to build the car). I ended up missing that window and waiting for them to extend the deal. I wouldn't be surprised if they kept extending the deal, but who knows?<p>You might also check with your dealer to see what OSD cars are "in stock" to see if any meet your needs. If I remember right, these don't require you to travel to Sweden if you don't have time.
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (vizsladriver)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vizsladriver</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>You might also check with your dealer to see what OSD cars are "in stock" to see if any meet your needs. If I remember right, these don't require you to travel to Sweden if you don't have time.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, this is incorrect. With the Tourist segment of the Overseas Delivery Program you are required to travel to Europe to take delivery of your Volvo whether it is pre-built or custom ordered.<p>William
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

zyr......<p><br>There is almost always some type of incentive going on in the car business...even via OSD. It has become "the way we market" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>A lot of those incentives will depend on which vehicle you want and how "flexible" you are on colors/options and timing.<br>If you are thinking sometime in the spring of 07....there will be "something" offerred on "in stock" units and perhaps a side trip pkg that is heavily discounted. <br>I have been fairly succesful in monitering the stock units and grabbing the right car for my customer ...the moment it hits the list <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> In doing that, I usually try to have all the paperwork done ahead of time, so all that is let is to process a credit card deposit and get the tds #...and it is done! From there, you can start making the travel plans and finish up the final $$ payment 30 days before travelling!<p>To answer your original question.................ANYTIME is a good time to do an OSD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thank you guys, you have been more than helpful. Now I have a better idea what I want to do... Have a good weekend.
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zyr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have been reading the forum for a while and think OSD is great.<p>Lately I saw there is a special going on for OSD($595 for premium package) till end of July. My dilemma is I used up all my vocation this year. (And I don't think it's a good idea just to go to Sweden for a weekend, minimum a week in my opinion).<p>Do you guys think OSD will have similar promotion next year? Or should I jump on this deal? Or just go ahead get a new 06 locally instead? (I did get a quote for a 06 V702.5T. with the Premium package, Climate package, Booster Seats, Rear Facing Third Row Seats, and Run Flat package for $32979, is this a good deal?) <p>I don't know what to think right now, please help.<p>Thanks ahead, all.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>We started planning about 5 months ahead of when we wanted the car. We ordered for a July delivery and were going to miss out on the $595 special that ended in June. The following day, our salesperson called and told us the $595 special had been extended, and we could take advantage of it. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> So yes, if you monitor the web site frequently, you will find some kind of special going on at almost anytime. The only down side I have had to OSD thus far, is waiting on my car. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> But then, I get the new car delivery experience again when it gets here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> !!
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (cmy4x4)

Thanks. I guess we need to start to plan ahead too. Hope Bob will find me a good deal. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

Bob found us a GREAT DEAL! probably still hurting from that one?, right Bob <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> If I could print the money faster, I'd have gone again this year, but i am already working on a OSD for next summer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (V50T5OSD)

How do you like your V50? I was thinking about a V70, but now start to lean toward a V50, maybe I don't need such a big wagon? Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

It's actually my Mother's car, but registered in my name because she didn't want to drive it in Europe <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>We love the car, I put 3200mi on the car in 4wks in Europe including 4 laps of the Nurburgring with Mom riding shotgun, car has yet to let us down. The car now has 5300mi on it in 10mo of ownership, my Mother doesn't really drive it enough.<p>I drive a 04 Audi S4 which when parked side by side with the V50T5 is incrementally smaller in most measurements <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> There is plenty of room for running to the Home Depot, the car remains amazingly level even with 600lbs of sand in back. The Audi costing almost twice as much hasn't been so reliable, new tranny/clutch at 18kmi, is a blast to drive though.<p>We were looking at ordering a Silver or Green V50 2.4i with light cloth interior, ended up with a prebuilt V50T5 in Passion Red with black cloth which cost us $2600 less than the 2.4i, Bob really worked a great deal and was and still is available at any time to answer any questions we may have, truly a good and trustworthy salesman <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I had an 850T wagon loved it, was just time for something new, the V50T5 surpasses it in all respects, getting the V70 gives you some extra room at the expense of some performance as the 2.5T is the same engine as in the V50T5. I am 6'4" and 250lbs yet still have room in the V50 and the seats are comfortable even for long days of driving as I did many 6hr+ days on the Autobahn at speeds around 120mph on cruise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>In the end either the V50 or V70 is a good choice, both are more practicle than the sedans, look good are safe and well equipt for the price. Only you can choose based upon your needs which one to get.
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

zyr -- <p>I hope you don't mind if I offer an unsolicited opinion about the V50 vs. V70. Our 70 is the XC version and our V50 is the T5 AWD so it may not be exactly what you would consider in GA. Here in Colorado AWD can be very nice to have. That said I think you really need to drive both back to back and make a decision based on your priorities. <p>We've only driven the V50 1,800 miles during two weeks of European driving, but I feel that the V50 is more engaging to drive, the 70 is more the luxury cruiser. The 50 feels more connected to the road and driver, but as you would expect the ride isn't as damped as in the 70.<p>We really like both cars, but honestly after driving for two weeks through Europe in the V50 my XC70 felt like a boat when I drove it home from the airport! OTOH, its been a month since we dropped the V50 in Brussels, I drive the XC70 every day, and almost daily it occurs to me how much I like driving it!
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (jackf)

Thanks V50T5OSD and jackf, you guys are great. I will go to the dealer this weekend to test drive again to make the final decision, will let you know. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

How'd the test drive go? What was your decision?<br>We formerly had a '80 245DL we purchased through Military Sales and two minivans later, were ready to downsize a bit.<p>We figured the current V70 more the size of the 245 we had and the smaller V50 T5 AWD is perfect size for our needs and cramped garage space. With rear seats down, it's going to get another workout next month transporting our girls stuff to college.<p>No regrets on the car but I will echo other sentiments, it has had a few niggling issues our dealer has been very responsive to remedy...just don't expect issues when $30k plus changes hands. Guess our trouble free 3 Mazda, 1 Subaru and 1 Totota experience tainted my expectations a wee bit.<p>The OSD experience is great....you'll never forget and if like many of us, will soon after delivery, be dreaming of your next one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (miata13)

Miata13:<p>We did the test drive, before we went, I was almost sure we wanted the V50, but guess what, the test drive changed our mind. <p>We test drove both V70 2.5T and a V50 2.4i, the V50 almost felt too light and very small, I don't know why. And since we have two kids, 9 and 6, I guess we don't mind having some extra room for our junk <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . So I think we will go with the V70 2.5T. Thank you guys for all your input though.
 

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Re: Is right now a good time to do OSD? (zyr)

They have various deals all the time, patience is king($) when buying a car
 
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