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It was a wonderful trip and Volvo did a great job making it so. I will keep it brief so as not to bore anyone. Volvo picked us up at the airport as promised and took us to the Radisson. The room was nice, it was listed as a business class room. The next day, breakfast was great, we were picked up and transported to the factory and took delivery. The staff were really nice. I was lucky because I caught the last day before the factory shut down for the Juky Break so there was still a tour worth taking. Lunch was provided and I was able to meet some fellow OSDers, it was good also. Then we drove to Oslo. Next Day we drove to Molde, Norway, it is a beautiful place. Next day, drove to Bud, did the Atlantic road and started to make our way back to Oslo. We stayed in a small town, it was pretty nice. Next day, Olso (again), we did two days there. I recommend the Radisson, it was great. I really enjoyed the city and the people, so much so we added another day. Then back to Gothenberg for two more days, great city, great people.<p>I would highly recommend taking a trip to see the Fjords and as much of that part of Norway as you can. It is Beautiful. <p>For those folks that are tight with their money, it is pretty expensive and a weak dollar doesn't help. I feel it was worth every penny.<p>The car, 2006 S60R-MT, climate-premium-atacama-magic blue, drove extremely well. One thing I would note, the turning radius is very poor and can pose a real challenge in the tight parking garages. I managed to find the world's smallest/tighest underground parking garage, it was an unpleasant experience to say the least. <p>I cannot say enough good about the OSD volvo folks or the people of Sweden and Norway. I will be doing it again soon to replace my 2004 XC90. Thanks for reading.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sboll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I cannot say enough good about the OSD volvo folks or the people of Sweden and Norway. I will be doing it again soon to replace my 2004 XC90. Thanks for reading.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>DITTO!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: OSD completed. (sboll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sboll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I cannot say enough good about the OSD volvo folks or the people of Sweden and Norway. I will be doing it again soon to replace my 2004 XC90. Thanks for reading.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Total agreement. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I haven't been to Norway yet (that's for my next OSD trip) but I've met some of their people already who left a wonderful impression on me.<p>Regarding the swedish people, their warmth and their willingness to help, even when the questions were dumb [*], just won us over.<p>Our next car, when it comes time to replace our XC90, it will be another OSD trip. I can't think of any other way that I'd prefer.<p>[*] And for the dumb question of the month award: we were lost, looking for the hotel we were supposed to go to when we found this library in this very tiny town (the library, a bar, 2 minimarkets, and a few houses). We went inside and asked the librarian for help and directions to get to our hotel. When it became clear to her that we couldn't comprehend her directions (we _understood_ her perfect english alright, we just didn't get it), she walked to the window and pointed "there: that's where you are going -- to that yellow building across the highway"... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Conratulations on the car & trip.<br>Turning radiius is not great but you'll get used to it.<br>Next time we do OSD we're planning on going to Oslo- glad to hear you had a great time.<p>06 S60R (OSD Aug 15, 2005) Magic Blue + Nordkap<br>03 325ci
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sboll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>The car, 2006 S60R-MT, climate-premium-atacama-magic blue, drove extremely well. One thing I would note, the turning radius is very poor and can pose a real challenge in the tight parking garages. I managed to find the world's smallest/tighest underground parking garage, it was an unpleasant experience to say the least. <p> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I hear you brotha, I had the same difficulty with an underground parking garage in Amsterdam that decended and spiraled down at the same time. The path way was made for a Miata with walls on both sides. I think it was the most difficult thing that I had to deal with.<p>Glad to see your another R fan. Congrats and glad you had a great time.
 

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I challenge your smallest garage title. My entrant is the only parking garage in the tiny town of Portofino Italy, negotiated in an S80T6 which of course has an even bigger turning radius than your S60. Going down the spiraling ramp, my wife was hanging out one window and I was hanging out the other. "I've got three inches on this side, how about you?" "Yep, 'bout three over here too..", and that's how we inched our way down four levels. <p>Sounds like you had a great trip.
 

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<p> Thanks for sharing. Your trip sounds great and only motivates me more to also do OSD if we buy the new S80 V8. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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