European Delivery programs allow people to buy new cars and take European trips at the same time. It's not just for the wealthy. In fact, many budget travelers take these offers. Some companies offer airfare and accommodations, as well as free use of the car to take a trip across Europe. At the end, the car is dropped off, shipped to the traveler's home country and delivered a second time.
It all sounds great, but this option simply doesn't work for every budget traveler. You might balk at the car model offered, and the procedure has drawbacks and plenty of fine print, which varies by the automaker.
But if you find a car you like and it is manufactured somewhere in Europe, check to see if the maker has a European Delivery program that could work for your travel budget.
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Take a look at how European Delivery works for budget travelers. These programs aren't always the best option. For example, you don't want to choose a new car solely because the model is eligible for a European Delivery program. If the car is wrong in every other way, you'll regret the purchase and your travel memories might sour. But if you'd buy the model in your home country regardless of the travel incentives, it's time to take a closer look at how this works. That also means looking at other potential fees and fine print.
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As the name of the company implies, Bavarian Motor Works always starts its European Delivery program in Munich. But there is an array of geographic options for drop-off and shipment: 20 locations in seven European nations (but please note that eight Italian locations require hefty drop-off fees).
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