Done (it's a sticky, now).Here is the sticky. I don't know why it isn't a sticky at the top of this page but maybe one of the moderators can do it.
If your Overseas Delivery Volvo was driven in Europe it will not be wrapped in "the white plastic stuff" that regular new cars receive.Can anyone tell me if the cars previously driven through OSD get the same protective treatment that a 'new' car (not driven in Europe) gets? Do they get the white plastic stuff on the body panels, etc? Mine's just starting it's voyage across the pond.
That's correct. In addition at the ports where Volvo cars arrive in the US there is also a Volvo facility to process the vehicles.Cobalt, mine did the same thing; it was released in Baltimore, but the ship went on to Portsmouth, VA, which is only a few miles from where I live. I can only guess that certain ports don't have the facilities to take and store cars as they wait for customs to inspect them.
Cars do not just go off the ship and onto a truck to the retailers. They have to go through port processing (along with hundreds and/or thousands of other cars), customs clearance, quality check (for any upgrades that might have been posted during the time it was on the vessel), etc.Thanks William.
I have another question: My car was showing 'customs release' and 'liner release' on Monday morning. I expected it to be at the dealer by late Tuesday, at the latest, since the port is less than a half-day's drive from the dealer. I have heard nothing, and it's now four days later. What could be causing the delay? I assumed that 'liner release' meant that it had been put on a vehicle carrier...
Yes, this is the toughest part of Overseas Delivery.Thanks for the info. It had already been at the port for a week before it went through customs, so I thought it was almost here. It's more difficult waiting the final week than it was waiting for months!