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I understand that 2013 will be the last year for the C70:confused:

1. So what is the latest that you can order a 2013 for OSD?
I talked to a very nice lady at Volvo corporate today and she said that the factory was closed until Aug 20, and to call her back then for an answer.

2. In terms of OSD does it make any difference what dealer you work with (price,options etc) or at that point are they just taking the order?
With some of the local dealers I have ended up educating them on Volvo stuff so I am a bit reluctant to depend on them to answer question #1.

3. Engine break in, I have searched but have not found a good answer, so you finally get your pride and joy in Sweden and want to drive to France, when I purchased my 855 way back in 95 I think I had to keep it under 55 mph for the first 1.5k or so.
What is the procedure now?

I am on old timer a Volvospeed and when I started to look for info on C70 and OSD I was told to head here and I am glad that I did.

Thanks Chris28
 

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Cannot speak for #1 - I am not in privity with VCC, but the VCC will build the car for you, when it is ordered, and delivery can be taken a few month later...typically - the question is how soon can you get a car after the order - I would say - 3 month, 10-12 weeks for some models. And there is a limited pre-built inventory available for the OSD that can be delivered with 2-3 week notice. The list is available to the dealers, and cars might have some freebies, like free metallic paint or a free package or two on a top of the typical OSD discount. But do not expect a wide variety. Truly a few cars at any given moment.

2. Price, options, etc. are set by the program, there is no difference what dealer do you use from this standpoint...however...not all dealers are equally educated about the program, and since there is not much for the dealer in the deal, not all dealers are equally enthusiastic about the OSD.
From the 3-time experience, I suggest working with the resident Swedespeed OSD specialists - Bob Kennedy - Universal Volvo (sponsor of this forum) - East Coast, or William Marks - West Coast.

3. No break-in for the modern engines to speak of. Do not redline on the first day...use your common sense...OSD is a great opportunity to stretch your car's legs on the speed limitless European highways...and with the built-in speed limiter of 130 MPH you are not going to redline the engine anyway...

Go for it...Scandinavia is great in summer...but anything south of Germany - May and September...July-August could be scorching in France...


William Marks maintains the Encyclopedia Britannica of OSD...

http://flyvolvo.com/

and Volvo official website has a pretty complete and accurate OSD part

http://www.volvocars.com/us/sales-services/sales/volvo_overseas_delivery/pages/default.aspx
 

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Based on my experience with OSD S60T5 in April, there is no break-in period. I even asked at the FDC. I had a few hundred KM on the car before I hit the Autobahn and eventually got up to the speed-limiter-maximum of 130MPH (210KPH). Note that I didn't just hit the ramp from a stop and floor it to the maximum speed; I used normal highway-merge-speed, increased speed as the speed limit increased, and once in the /// zone eventually got up to 130.

The car seemed to handle that speed with no problems but I was more likely to cruise 100-120 MPH (where the limit allowed).
 
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