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2013 Audi overseas delivery - Bavaria to Barcelona

Jul 26th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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2013 Audi overseas delivery - Bavaria to Barcelona

We did Volvo overseas delivery in 2010 and enjoyed it tremendously. We have friends in Barcelona who also have a vacation flat in Costa Brava. We are thinking of going to Spain in 2013 already but now i wonder if we should do an Audi European delivery and fly into Munich. Unlike Volvo, Audi doesn't pay airfare. However, we will get to drive through Switzerland. Our kid will be 6 then.

What do you think? Is it too crazy?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Do you need a new car? Is it worth the cost? Can the car be shipped from Barcelona? Does your child get car sick easily? If so, I would rule out mountain driving. What is the child going to get out of such a trip?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 10:18 AM
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The car can be shipped from Barcelona. The convenience of having a car with a child is that we don't have to catch trains and can travel at our own pace. I recognize the difficulties of driving in Europe, including parking. The more i think about it, the more i see the downside.

We don't really need a new car.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 10:25 AM
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What time of year would you do this? Switzerland is best seen in the winter or the summer. Stuff closes between seasons. And Switzerland is best seen by the superb public transportation. Some of the cutest small towns are off-limits to cars.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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And if you do not purchase a car, what is your itinerary?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Just Spain. We would go in the summer because of the school schedules. We realize it is hot in Spain in the summer but we cannot travel during the shoulder season.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Then stick to Spain and rent a car for greater time efficiency.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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We will probably do Audi European delivery some day, just not in 2013.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 01:21 PM
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With Volvo paying the airfare, did you come close to breaking even on the exchange rate?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 01:25 PM
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What? I was paying for the car in US $.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Not crazy at all...How much of a discount off sticker do you receive?
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Jul 26th, 2012, 01:33 PM
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There is a large difference, you travelled to Sweden to collect an incredibly well made, reliable, well designed and safe car.

After owning 3 Audis, the same will not be said for your next trip.

Go back to Sweden, in short.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Correction: the drop-off is in Madrid. I am just so hooked on European delivery concept. I am dreaming about another ED experience with either Audi or BMW.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Audi discount is 3-5%off of MSRP, i.e. not much. BMW discount is 7% plus they offer a buy one get one free deal on Lufthansa.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Thats more than fair Tentek. When we bought our XC70, we got a huge discount off MSRP but when our A6 was like pulling teeth to get any discount. From somebody who knows harsh winters, an Audi is worth the price

If I ever get like a month plus to drive around Europe, thats the way I would go
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Jul 26th, 2012, 03:56 PM
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FrankS, thanks for your encouragement. It is wise for us to wait a bit. I was mostly daydreaming. But I will definitely make it happen in not so distant future.
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Jul 26th, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Thanks Tentek. I've always thought it would be fun to do that but I'm not sure how it's done.

belted_galloway, you forgot to add comfortable in your attribute list for the Volvo XC70. It's a great road trip car.
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Jul 27th, 2012, 07:39 AM
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Upon further review, our next car will have to be a Prius. It is just such a practical car in the city for schlepping a kid around. 51 mpg and better rear seats than Volvo.
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Jul 27th, 2012, 08:52 AM
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XC70

Along with all the other attributes detailed above it does ..... 52 mpg.

GO TO SWEDEN!!!!!!
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Jul 27th, 2012, 08:54 AM
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I have just been to the dealer to pick up all the extras which make ours look identical to this one.

http://www.volvoxc.com/forums/showth...9277#post89277

World tour to rival The Rolling Stones, here we come!
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