Budget Travel Traveling and Buying a New Car at the Same Time-European Car Delivery Program

Published on December 26th, 2012 | by admin

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Traveling and Buying a New Car at the Same Time-European Car Delivery Program


European Car Delivery Programs

Some major automakers in Europe provide a car delivery program allowing people to buy a new car and take a European trip at the same time. For example, Audi started the delivery program in 2006. Audi allows you to pick up your car in its factory and end your European trip in one of 14 cities, including six drop-off points in Germany and additional options in eight Europe countries (Belgium, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). Besides covering the cost for shipping the car, the Audi’s program also provides one free night stay in a four-star hotel; a VIP tour at the factory, and 15 days of travel insurance.

Traveling and Buying a New Car at the Same Time-European Car Delivery Program

The #7 Audi R15 TDI was driven by Tom Kristensen, Dindo Capello and Allan McNish and finished third in the race of Le Mans 2010 Audi Coverage ©Flickr

In addition to Audi, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche, Saab and Volvo all have their Overseas Delivery Programs. However, their programs are not always the same. If you want to use the European Delivery programs to buy a car, please read all the documents carefully and understand how the program works before you place your order.

How does the European Delivery Programs work?

To do so, first purchase an eligible model at your home dealership, then you travel to the factory with the necessary documents to get your car. Now have a fun trip in Europe! You return your car to one of the factory’s car drop-off locations. A few weeks later, the car will arrive at your home dealership for you to pick up.

Traveling and Buying a New Car in a Same Time-European Car Delivery Program

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The automakers also offer steeply discounted lengthier European vacations, choosing from a variety of planned scenic and historical road trips. For example, Volvo’s delivery program offers golf at St. Andrews in Scotland, and a “Culture and History” expedition throughout Sweden and Denmark; Mercedes’s program offers a four-day “Black Forest-Alps Rally Package.”

If you are a person who loves travel, compared to the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) at a domestic dealership, the Europe Car Delivery program could save you several thousand dollars. If you used frequent flier miles to get there and back, you could save even more.

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