Brad's new Volvo S60,
2011 Volvo Factory delivery trip!
Here are a number of interesting photos of Brad and his family's European Delivery Experience. If you have any questions on the joy of this experience for your self feel free to contact Brad @ 808.521.5151.
Too good to be
true, that's what owners who have purchased their Volvo through Volvo's
Over Seas Delivery program say. Buy a Volvo, get a trip of a
lifetime for two to
Once checked into our room, we enjoyed the clean and comfortable beds and crashed for a while, which we needed after such a long journey.
The next day, we explored more of Gothenburg by walking some more. We went to a museum called Universeum ( kind of like the San Francisco Academy of Sciences) , a historic area called Haga and everything in between. There's a lot more to see but after a nice dinner we were ready to picking up our new S60 the next day!
Following a great buffet breakfast (included), our driver promptly picked us up at 10 AM and off were to the Volvo Factory Delivery center. It took about 15 minutes to reach our destination and was greeted by the receptionist who knew our names! We were told to relax and enjoy the amenities provided before it was our turn to take delivery. It was a busy day that day (as most days are, they say). We checked out the displays, had some cappuccino, wrote out some postcards to friends and family (free, with free postage!) and looked around the Volvo store.
Soon it was our turn, and there it was our new Saville Gray T5 S60! Leif, our Volvo Representative, went over all the features and functions of the S60 with us and then handed us the keys. Love that new car smell!
Next, Volvo invited us to have lunch with all the other owners (about 6-7 families). They served Swedish meatballs, of course! It was very good.
After lunch we had some time to test drive our S60 right outside the delivery center and then we loaded onto a small tram to take a tour of the factory itself where the Volvo's are built. It's an amazing facility, where Volvo's are put together from ground up. We saw the raw materials being stamped into actual body and frame parts, painting of parts, assembly of electrical and interior parts, drive train, wheels; everything coming together in the end with a completed Volvo. We saw XC90's, S80's, S60's, V60's (not available in US) all being built on the same assembly line. It was very interesting to see how our car was put together at that very factory and how efficient the process is.
Next, we were now venturing into unknown territory,
Once off the ferry, were in
We stayed two nights in
Besides getting lost a couple of times (missed turn offs, wrong turns, etc) it WAS a trip of a lifetime, and really too good to be true! We and all the Volvo owners were treated like VIP's throughout the process.
Check it out, maybe we'll be going on another trip of a lifetime in the future!