Mavis Travel Blog | 7 Countries in 7 Days – Part 2

I bought a new car.  I know, I know, the more thrifty thing to do would have been to buy a used  car, but I didn’t. I’m not into fancy clothes, spending boatloads on groceries, and I like to shop thrift stores and garage sales.  So for me, buying a new car is obviously one heck of a splurge.

Back in 2000 I bought a new Volvo wagon, which I loved.  I drove it for 9 years straight until the HH decided to sell it one day because he thought it was on the verge of dying {which it wasn’t}.  I was so ticked off.  I was even more ticked off when THE VERY NEXT DAY I spotted the man who bought my car, wearing Teva sandals with black socks and smoking in it.  In fact, he is still driving my old {perfectly running} car around town.

Anyway, to make a long story short, it was time to get a new car.  So I bought the same car.  And this time, I took advantage of the overseas delivery program.

Did you know that when you buy a new Volvo they give you the option of picking it up in Sweden?  Yep.  They sure do. Buy a Volvo and get 2 free plane tickets to Europe, 15 days car insurance, 1 night hotel accommodations, a free factory tour and a Swedish meatball lunch.  Plus, they ship the car back to the US for you at no additional cost.  How crazy is that?

So here we go.  We are off on another crazy adventure!

~ Mavis

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  1. Tali says

    I remember the commercial with the cute girl saying ‘my daddy loves me so much he bought me a Volvo!’

    Good for you……enjoy!

  2. Sophie says

    I am a Volvo driver for life! I love mine. My mom had the same Volvo wagon for almost 30 years before she replaced it with a newer version.

  3. Heather S. says

    Yay for you guys! You save in some areas to splurge in others – sounds like a perfect balance to me :) Have a great trip – can’t wait to see more updates!

  4. says

    I am on my second Volvo and I love love them. My mom was considering getting one soon and that program sounded like such a great deal. Have fun.

  5. Kate says

    Congratulations! This sounds like an incredible opportunity! I only have one question, what was the process like for getting the car back to your house? I googled this and found the volvo site that says everything about the process, other than the getting the car home part. Since they left that part out I figured it could be interesting to hear your experience. Thanks!

    • Mavis says

      The car is shipped to the store you ordered it from {your local volvo dealer}. When it arrives, you simply go pick it up at the dealership. Super easy, and the process was very smooth. :)

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