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June 2, 2009 - Volvo Cars of North America is offering the Best in Class Safe + Sound Coverage Plan. This offer is also available via the Overseas Delivery Program on remaining Model Year 2009 pre-built vehicles, for orders placed between June 2, 2009 and July 31, 2009.<p>Best in Class Coverage Plan from Volvo<p>5 Years of Maintenance<br>5 Years of Coverage on Wear Items<br>5 Years/60,000 Mile Warranty<br>5 Years of Roadside Assistance <p>With the Safe + Sound Coverage Plan, Volvo has you covered from bumper to bumper.<br> <br>The Safe + Sound Coverage Plan warranty provides comprehensive coverage for five years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. Additional warranties cover corrosion, seat belts, the supplemental restraint system, emission systems, genuine Volvo replacement parts and genuine Volvo accessories. <p>The Volvo Safe + Sound Coverage Plan is a U.S. specific program and is valid only when repairs are performed at an authorized U.S. Volvo Retailer subject to all applicable exclusions or limitations. It applies to eligible 2009 Model Year U.S. specification Volvo Overseas Delivery Program vehicles ordered between June 2, 2009 and June 30, 2009. For more details on the Safe + Sound Coverage Plan please visit: <A HREF="http://www.volvocars.us/safeandsound" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars.us/safeandsound</A><p>To find out about the available pre-built Overseas Delivery Program 2009 Model Year cars please email Bob Kennedy at University Volvo in North Carolina or myself at Lawrence Volvo in California.<p>William <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by William at 10:17 AM 7-1-2009</i>
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (William)

July 1, 2009 update. <p>The Safe + Sound Coverage Plan has been extended through July 31, 2009. I have updated my original post above.<p>William
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (VolvoD)

Does anybody know if this will eventually be extended to the 2010 models? Any hints as to what incentives are going to be offered after July 31st? My wife and I are about ready to place an OSD order for a C70 and don't want to miss out!
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (Hyperbola)

No guarantee but what has happened the last SEVERAL years ( I purchased last spring for a July pick up but watched the offers for three years before I pulled the trigger is this).<p>As the production run comes to a close (Feb.-March) they begin to offer more incentives for ordered units, with slightly better offers on pre built units. <p>Then as summer hits they up the discount offer one more time. <p>This offer is then upped some time near the end of the summer travel season or early in the fall.<p>But seldom is this offer extends to the next model years production till some time in the winter but usually that offer is more of a smaller discount (or some sort in travel discount).<p>Then as spring comes this whole cycle starts again. <p>Now that being said in the current economic there is NO guarantee that they will not change their pattern, as I am sure William & Bob will confirm the discounts have been larger this year and have occurred earlier than most other year.<p><br>
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (William)

Here's what I would like: Peace on Earth.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Munin at 3:17 PM 7-10-2009</i>
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's what I would like: A web site where we can inspect the current status of OSD prebuilt inventory.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Guys,<br>You are really vicious in your desire to eliminate the sales person. People like William or Bob can give you up-to-date info in minutes, hours at the most, if you IM or e-mail them.<p>Let them make their living... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Not to mention, that they can negotiate down on your behalf, if you ask them politely <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You are really vicious in your desire to eliminate the sales person. People like William or Bob can give you up-to-date info in minutes, hours at the most, if you IM or e-mail them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't see how one little wish can be judged as "vicious desire". How does seeing the inventory cut out the sales person? It's not like I can walk up to the lot in Gothenburg and bypass the dealer. For that matter, this wouldn't be very different than the CPO inventory search tool:<p><A HREF="http://volvocarspreowned.autotrader.com/dealerdirect/index.jsp?make=VOLVO&dd_brand=VOLVO&onlymake=VOLVO" TARGET="_blank">http://volvocarspreowned.autot...VOLVO</A><p>You still have to contact the dealer to make the sale, so chill out.<p>
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I don't see how one little wish can be judged as "vicious desire". How does seeing the inventory cut out the sales person? It's not like I can walk up to the lot in Gothenburg and bypass the dealer. For that matter, this wouldn't be very different than the CPO inventory search tool:<p><A HREF="http://volvocarspreowned.autotrader.com/dealerdirect/index.jsp?make=VOLVO&dd_brand=VOLVO&onlymake=VOLVO" TARGET="_blank">http://volvocarspreowned.autot...VOLVO</A><p>You still have to contact the dealer to make the sale, so chill out.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is very different. The CPO cars are located on each individual dealer's lot, while OSD pool is "one-for-all". You can easily play internet based and local reps against each other, if you would have an independent access to the inventory.<p>You could contact 25 dealers/on-line reps and go with the one who gives the best price...It seems advantageous, but in reality is very unfair...<p>Muzhik, sechesh'?<p>And do emoticons still mean anything?
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You could contact 25 dealers/on-line reps and go with the one who gives the best price...It seems advantageous, but in reality is very unfair...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If I was interested in doing that, I could just get the inventory from William, and then use the info to contact the 25 dealers.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And do emoticons still mean anything?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, they've been abused to the point that they carry no meaning.
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>If I was interested in doing that, I could just get the inventory from William, and then use the info to contact the 25 dealers.<p><B>And apparently, something does not sound right for you in this scenario, that is why you wanted to have independent access to the inventory...What it could be...? hmmm...? decency...? I think you know the answer to your question and just do not want to loose the argument...</B><br>No, they've been abused to the point that they carry no meaning.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (gascos80)

Gasco, you and I realize the importance of the dealer when wanting the OSD experience. One of the things the "pre-built" list does is save time and money for those people that want custom features and are willing to wait for it. <p>It is a "fluid" list, and if open to the public, without the benefit of the dealer, there would be no way to actually hold the car you want. Okay, I guess you could put your down payment on a credit card, but I think that you would see the same cars go on and off the list multiple times, by people that are not really interested.<p>Your car still needs to be delivered - by a dealer. Can you imagine having individuals that don't deal with customs brokers, getting the vehicle thru customs and arrange trucking from port to house? Then what to do if there is damage, etc. <p>Maybe Munin doesn't understand the extra service you DO get by using a dealer. Yannis treated you like family and made your trip an "<B>experience</B>" just as Bob did for ours. I wouldn't do an OSD any other way. <p> <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"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> to our resident OSD guys!!!
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (momscar)

momscar, I enthusiastically agree with you, and want to make just one comment on "pre-built" list. I think, that this information is not public but for the internal use. It can give some marketing advantage to a specific sales person, who gets hold on a desirable car for a specific client. Opening this to public would hurt those OSD reps who care to use the list and promote the program.<p>I might be wrong on the data clearance and our OSD reps can correct me.
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (gascos80)

Absolutely!! My brain was working without the benefit of a full cup of coffee and I couldn't think of the right words. Thank you. <p>I remember when we were considering our S60, Bob was continuosly looking at the list to see if anything matched what we wanted. The one thing that made us order custom were the seats. Hubby wanted the Sport seats, and at the time, they weren't coming off the line like that, in the color(s) we wanted.<p>In many ways, the OSD guys work much harder (and over a longer period of time) than the average sales person. But in the end, it's much more rewarding.
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (momscar)

The OSD stock list is meant to assist the OSD co-ordinaters at the dealership evel to offer (as Momscars said) a vehicle with perhaps a little more price advantage and certainly a quicker time frame than a custom ordered unit. <br>The OSD Corp office allows us to hold a vehicle for @ 48 hrs so we can finalize our paperwork, collect deposits and submit orders with completed forms and ready for processing. The people that work there are administrators, not salespeople. We (OSD mgrs) lean heavily on our Corp partners to help us keep orders moving through the system and to assist us in tracking the status of orders. <br>They are not staffed for dealing with anyone but OSD co-ordinators. They do a great job and there is no way you could expect them to open the inventory list up to anyone other than those of us who deal with OSD daily.<br>That is not being arrogant or elietist...just realistic.
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (universityvolvoOSD)

+1 on momscar and gascos80's comments about using the sponsors of this forum as a valuable OSD resource....if not as a purchasing 'agent'. <p>Not sure how a thread on "2009's Safe + Sound Coverage Plan for OSD" morphed into a discussion about the OSD Pre-Built list...but there you are.<p>Bob, William and Yannis have been most generous with their time and advice to SS members - regardless of whether we take advantage of their expertise and experience or not.<p>Tom Schroeder (now with Sandberg) worked the Pre-Built list for us last spring and found a very rare, pre-built MY 08 6spd Manual C70...saving us $2000 on the OSD deposit (vs custom order) - and thousands more on incentives (Premium, Climate and Metallic Paint).<p>I doubt (in fact, I KNOW from 1st hand experience) that other dealers' so-called "OSD Specialists" would be as diligent and conscientious in making our 2nd OSD purchase as enjoyable.<p>That said - when it comes time for Mrs. Tomkat to replace her beloved, loaded Barents Blue MY 05 V50 T5 AWD with another OSD Volvo - we will take full advantage of the sponsors of this Forum. I (for one) have had more than my share of poor 'new car buying/shopping experiences' (and 2 VW Tourist Deliveries) in my lifetime...and can't imagine 'going this alone'.
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">And apparently, something does not sound right for you in this scenario, that is why you wanted to have independent access to the inventory...What it could be...? hmmm...? decency...? I think you know the answer to your question and just do not want to loose the argument...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am just curious to see what is on it. Given your reaction, I regret even mentioning the point.
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I am just curious to see what is on it. Given your reaction, I regret even mentioning the point.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Munin,<br>You probably had too much of Absolute, while on vacation...(Smiley face, Thumbs up)...<p>I thought I complemented you assuming that you are a decent person... (Confused, Rolleyes)<p><br>I've seen that list, while working on my OSD's. Nothing special, typical "for internal use" heavily discounted inventory "stash" list, designed to <p>a) Move that inventory, while<br>b) Give OSD reps the "teasers"<p>Neither qualifies it for the Internet publishing, and both purposes make it different from the CPO inventory at specific dealership.<p>
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (gascos80)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gascos80</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought I complemented you assuming that you are a decent person... (Confused, Rolleyes)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>By "your reaction" I am referring to "you are really vicious in your desire to eliminate the sales person."
 

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Re: Safe + Sound Coverage Plan - Model Year 2009 (Munin)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Munin</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>By "your reaction" I am referring to "you are really vicious in your desire to eliminate the sales person."</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That was a joke (Sad/Frown), apparently unsuccessful one, since I have to explain it (Sad/Frown)
 
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