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Gaston
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New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
We ordered a new vehicle months ago...tracked it through production, across the ocean, and into port. It was released from port on the 6th of this month in Brunswick Georgia. Irma happened. Our delivery date was the 11th. Literally no word. We have a loaner, but we're getting nervous the car was damaged.

Neither the dealer nor the US corporate will give us any details. What can we do? Would you get the vehicle inspected before taking delivery? Is that even an option on a new vehicle?
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JetFuelTyga
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Delivery arranged with dealership or third party service?


ETA: this question does not effect the outcome of the OT baller answer.


Just don't worry about that one and buy a new one.
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mmonro3
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Need to know make and model before advice


Gaston
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Dealership. I say delivery, but we have to drive down to go get it.


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Gaston
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
2018 XC60.


LNCHBOX
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
I'd want to be there when it finally shows at your dealer and go over it very well before accepting the vehicle.


JetFuelTyga
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
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2018 XC60


That's where you fricked up. Never trust those pesky Swedes. Does Volvo still do the "buy a new car, get free vacation to Sweden" deal?
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not sure how it works on cars, but clearing customs with other products can take some time and there aren't ever any updates.


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Gaston
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
How does one check for water damage? What if there was paint work done?

We paid a $2k deposit, but I'm not sure what else we're roped into.


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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
OP and his Indian buddy in their new Fiat

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Does Volvo still do the "buy a new car, get free vacation to Sweden" deal?


I have debated buying a Volvo just for this.

Then I remember I would have to drive a volvo.


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Wtodd
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
So a dealer lied to you? Shocked I tell you, shocked


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AbitaFan08
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Years ago my dad ordered a car and while in transit across the Atlantic, the ship carrying his car and hundreds of others sank.

Sorry, that's all I've got.


LNCHBOX
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How does one check for water damage?


Not sure for exterior damage. But for interior, I'd think smell would give it away. It should smell exactly like any other new one on their lot.

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What if there was paint work done?


It most likely will be very obvious if anything like paint work has happened. They aren't gonna send it to some high end place that does impeccable work. Just be through when you look it over. Overspray will have gotten somewhere if they did work to it, and the paint won't perfectly match the rest of the vehicle.


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Wtodd
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
quote:

Years ago my dad ordered a car and while in transit across the Atlantic, the ship carrying his car and hundreds of others sank.

Sorry, that's all I've got.



That's enough


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athenslife101
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Having grown up in the Brunswickian area, I'd be worried for your car. They store the cars near the marsh and the marsh completely flooded from Irma.


Gaston
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
frick


Coomdaddy
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Just waiting on it to dry out. No problem, just a slight inconvenience.


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MardiGrasTexan
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Gaston,

What does "it was released from port" mean? Cleared Customs on the 6th or released from the ship on the 6th to Customs? Customs can take several weeks to release a vehicle.


Gaston
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re: New car not being delivered...nervous, advice?
Looks like it made it through customs, then delivered to Volvo on the 6th.

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