I think you should be overly pleased your wait is as short as it is. My average wait time with more than a dozen special orders from Japan, US, Germany and now Sweden is more like 5-6 months.
Originally Posted by 2020XC90T8
Just so you know what waiting can be:
It took more than 1.5 years for me to get a preordered 2002 SC430 when the backlog after General Availability became so bad, Lexus went to 3-shift days for months in a factory dedicated to the single model trying to catch-up. I was living in Georgia at the time, just hoping each time my home phone rang it would be my local dealer saying a car with my specs had arrived -- and then I'd have 24 hours to pick it up or loose my spot in line
-- when one of my employees paged me (remember that?) while I was in-transit waiting for a flight home from Honolulu, that she saw an SC430 in my color combo arriving off a truck at a dealership next to her dentist while she was sitting in the chair... She went over there when she was done, found the car was an unexpected and unspoken-for "bonus car" the dealership received; I called the dealership from an airport pay phone (they had those too, back in the dark ages), gave them a credit card to hold the car as I was boarding my plane in HNL, arrived home in GA, faxed some paperwork back to the California dealership, flew back to Los Angeles the following day, saw the car, took it for a quick test drive, paid for it (at MSRP which I was pleased with then, as many dealers were tacking on premiums above MSRP because they could in a hot market), flew back home to GA that same afternoon, called my original dealership in GA and cancelled my preorder with them; my SC430 was shipped to me back in Marietta GA, and I was a happy camper once it finally arrived 3 weeks later (except for the two scratches the shipper caused from tie-down chains, which I had to get repaired). Odd thing was, I was transferred with work back to the West Coast, not 70 miles from that dealership within 6 months. Net: Your less than 4-month wait, with a targeted delivery date just a month away is nothing. Be happy.
My suggestion for you is twofold: 1) Ask your dealership for the build week of your car, if they know the name of the ship it's on (they may or may not), and confirm the port your car should arrive at. 2) With that info, start the game of which ship your XC90 may be on, then tracking from Goteburg across the Atlantic. It will keep you busy looking at stats, when it leaves, arrives, the weather, etc. You can see daily and minute-by-minute progress as the ship crosses if you're so inclined, but ***WARNING*** what will drive you nuts is once it hits the East Coast port, you must then just flat-out wait until it finally hits your dealership -- you'll have no visibility until the VPC informs your dealership the car has arrived and is on the way to them ...and time in the VPC can vary, as can additional transit time from there to your dealership. Good luck on your wait.
I'm a West Coast guy, so don't have a lot of facts on "the other coast". I was told elsewhere there are two drop-off points in the US -- one west (Port Hueneme, which handles 11 States on this side, and my dealership confirmed that is the only West Coast VPC for Volvo) and one east -- but I don't know the latter for fact ...I mean really, who trusts anonymous posters on forums and social media with statements being fact anyway? AHAHAHA. The ship carrying my XC60 last month came across the Atlantic to Savannah where it made a drop-off, before heading to Panama and back up this side of the USA. If Volvo has enough volume to use multiple VPCs on the East Coast like the bigger guys, that's great news and makes tremendous sense reducing rail/land transit time to the Northeast.
Originally Posted by Gary-16-Xc90