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      @scooterb Nice to see Lars settling in to his...

      @scooterb Nice to see Lars settling in to his new digs! And yes, denim blue was an unexpected color choice for me... but I really, really like it! Sometimes it looks slate grey, sometimes blue,...
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      Just closing the loop on my OSD shipping...

      Just closing the loop on my OSD shipping experience/timing from Gothenburg to Port Hueneme, CA via the Undine:

      10-01-2018 - Dropped XC40 at FDC
      10-18-2018 - Loaded at Gothenburg (17 days)...
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      Sticky: Congrats scooterb! #jealous My XC40 was on...

      Congrats scooterb! #jealous

      My XC40 was on the Undine too. Sadly, no email from IFF, no email from Barbara and no response from my dealer. (And I'm only 2 hours from the port). So... time...
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      Sticky: Wow... super exciting... congrats! (Can't type...

      Wow... super exciting... congrats! (Can't type more 'cause I'm too busy hitting refresh on my email).
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      Just FYI... I also ordered Polestar and the...

      Just FYI... I also ordered Polestar and the Exterior Styling Kit from the FDC (before I arrived), but they forgot to install them. They were able to get the Polestar upgrade taken care of while we...
    6. Wait, what?! My XC40 is in that shipment. ...

      Wait, what?! My XC40 is in that shipment. Wondering if that status means it's "cleared customs" or "released to customs for processing"?
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      Sticky: There's so much variability in the post FDC...

      There's so much variability in the post FDC drop-off process and I think there's a good opportunity for Volvo to improve that part of the experience. For example:

      FDC ESTIMATE: Paperwork...
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      Sticky: Did you try this? That's how I found my booking...

      Did you try this? That's how I found my booking number:
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      Sticky: Yeah, my car will be going through customs in...

      Yeah, my car will be going through customs in Port Hueneme (Nov 16th)... and that seems like the most unpredictable (and potentially frustrating) part.
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      Sticky: My XC40 is 1 of 24 on the UNDINE (Booking Number:...

      My XC40 is 1 of 24 on the UNDINE (Booking Number: SEGOT1724060) with an ETA of Nov 16 in Port Hueneme, CA.

      I just received an email today from IFF (customs broker) requesting confirmation of my...
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      Sticky: Woohoo! Thanks scooterb for checking with...

      Woohoo! Thanks scooterb for checking with Barbara & sharing the update!
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      Sticky: Yeah, I'm one of those 24 and I've been following...

      Yeah, I'm one of those 24 and I've been following that too! In fact, the UNDINE has now left Southhampton and is on its way to Baltimore. I'm thinking (perhaps wishfully) that only 1 of the 24 cars...
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      I have a question about this. My drop off was...

      I have a question about this. My drop off was Oct 1st and my ETA at Port Hueneme is Nov 16th. Did you receive the email from the person at IFF listed on your Auto Shipment Order? (I'm asking...
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      +1 on this recommendation. Recently back from...

      +1 on this recommendation. Recently back from our OSD trip and our XC40 is currently sailing across the Atlantic :-)
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      Sticky: I downloaded VesselFinder on my iPhone... you...

      I downloaded VesselFinder on my iPhone... you just enter the ship name and it shows the current position :-)
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      Sticky: Live in Seattle & Palm Springs... the XC40 is...

      Live in Seattle & Palm Springs... the XC40 is headed to Palm Springs :-)
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      Sticky: Yay, yay, yay! Mine just showed up too. My XC40...

      Yay, yay, yay! Mine just showed up too. My XC40 is on Booking Number: SEGOT1724060 along with 24 other VINs heading to Port Hueneme, CA! (MIGNON --> UNDINE... same boats as scooterb)
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      Pics from the Factory Delivery Centre

      It was a gorgeous day in Gothenburg (Sep 18th) to pick up our XC40! Volvo goes out of their way to make this a fantastic experience... down to the Swedish meatballs. :)

      (Ordered the Exterior...
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      Picked ours up today (Sep 18th). Experience was...

      Picked ours up today (Sep 18th). Experience was terrific! There was a miscommunication on their end and they didn't add Polestar, Exterior Styling Kit or the mudflaps to our order. BUT, they were...
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      We're leaving today for Gothenburg! Picking up...

      We're leaving today for Gothenburg! Picking up our XC40 on Tuesday (Sep 18th). I simply emailed the FDC and they added Polestar & Exterior Styling Kit to our order (same prices quoted above). ...
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      +1 Sadly, our XC40 OSD purchase experience at the...

      +1 Sadly, our XC40 OSD purchase experience at the dealership was really painful. Errors, mistakes, mis-information and the constant need to follow-up. :-(

      +1 For being super excited about the...
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      Enjoy! We'll be right behind you... landing in...

      Enjoy! We'll be right behind you... landing in Gothenburg 1 week from today! (XC40 Inscription through Palm Springs Volvo).
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      Nice! Looks better. (Also, like how denim blue...

      Nice! Looks better. (Also, like how denim blue changes color in each photo). Look forward to the driving review too.
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      Oh, awesome! I was wondering what the Polestar...

      Oh, awesome! I was wondering what the Polestar badging would look like. I'm planning to add that to my OSD order so look forward to your feedback. (PS: I have the same Inscription Denim Blue /...
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      Hi Ben. Placed an order and payment processed on...

      Hi Ben. Placed an order and payment processed on July 10th, but haven't heard anything since. Can you confirm it was received? (Order: TKRT04246) Thanks!
    26. Thread: New XC40

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      Fantastic, congrats! Picking up the exact same...

      Fantastic, congrats! Picking up the exact same Inscription config (interior/exterior color, wheels and options) mid Sep via OSD. Can't wait!
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      Our delivery date is Sep 18th! It's our first...

      Our delivery date is Sep 18th! It's our first trip to Scandinavia and decided to go with the, "spend as much time with the XC40 as possible" route. Main stays are in Gothenburg, Copenhagen,...
    28. Yikes! That is the one day our timelines are...

      Yikes! That is the one day our timelines are kinda tight, so will definitely look into that further.... thanks!
    29. Cool! Our drop off time is scheduled for 11AM on...

      Cool! Our drop off time is scheduled for 11AM on Oct 1st. Also, a number of friends have recommended the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen https://en.louisiana.dk
    30. We totally would have considered that... and...

      We totally would have considered that... and maybe we can still make that happen. Thanks!
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