There’s no such thing as a free lunch, unless it’s Swedish meatballs at the Volvo factory in Gothenburg. For a limited time, buying a brand-new Volvo through the company’s relatively unknown Overseas Delivery Program will get you two free airline tickets to pick up your car in Sweden, limousine service from the airport, one night in a luxury hotel, a test-drive on a mini-test track, a tour of the high-tech factory, and a free meal. Then, when you’re done sightseeing, Volvo ships your car back home at no extra charge. If you’ve no interest in visiting your car’s homeland, for a small additional fee you can even pick it up or drop it off at numerous locations throughout Europe including Amsterdam, London, or Paris. The best part is, you’ll actually save money on the car. Sound too good to be true? If you’ve got money to blow on a new ride, we swear, it isn’t. It’s simply a car and a European vacation rolled into one large, but reasonable, price tag. Get the details at McKevitt Volvo in Berkeley, the country’s oldest Volvo dealer, who has been selling the safe, boxy cars for sixty years. Best thing about it is the cars aren’t even boxy anymore.
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