Buying a Car in Europe

U.S. Military personnel stationed in Europe and Overseas have the opportunity to buy a new car at substantial rebates over prices in the United States. Benefits of military car sales programs include tax-free sales, fixed dollar prices and U.S specs.

Military sales program prices are fixed, so there is no time-wasting hassle, no need to bargain, no need to contact many different dealers to try to get the best price. No feeling that other customers might be getting a better price - everyone pays the same.

Staff working for the various military sales programs are specialists trained to give help and advice on all aspects of buying a U.S. spec car in Europe including help with home shipping and financing.

Military sales programs work with banks and credit unions that specialize in providing loans to military and civilian personnel. Many military sales programs offer free home shipping or if you are eligible, the military will ship your vehicle back to the states without charge.

In order to take advantage of these military sales programs you must be a member of the U.S. Military, or a DOD Civilian ID Card holder stationed outside the U.S. at the time you place your order.

Military sales programs available in Europe:



Military AutoSource (Auto Exchange)
, is part of the Overseas Military Sales Group (OMSG), offers military discounts, and tax-free sales on many brands of vehicle, including Audi, VW, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Infiniti and Kia - all U.S. specs.

If you are member of the U.S. Armed Forces, a DOD Civilian or a U.S. diplomat and you are deployed, stationed or TDY outside of Continental USA (OCONUS), you are almost certainly entitled to use Auto Exchange’s program. Auto Exchange's specialist sales representatives are fully trained in all aspects of purchasing a U.S. spec car.

Discounts and benefits
Significant savings off MSRP
Assistance in obtaining financing

You can custom build a new vehicle through Military AutoSource's Special Order Program. The vehicle can be delivered overseas or to any authorized Stateside dealer or you can select a vehicle from Auto Exchange’s Inventory of tax-free vehicles at any one time for immediate European delivery.

More information on  Military AutoSource: http://www.militaryautosource.com/(external link)


BMW
BMW Military Sales is a privilege program designed specifically for U.S. service personnel serving overseas. It is open to all active-duty military personnel, DoD Civilian ID Card holders and DoD contractors on temporary (TDY) or permanent (PCS) orders abroad at the time of purchase.

Benefits of BMW Military Sales
Significant savings thanks to military discounts
Fixed prices worldwide
Tax-free purchase
Extended warranty
Full support from authorized BMW Military Sales agents located close to you who understand your needs
Organization of official paperwork and help with home shipment

You can choose from a range of stock vehicles for immediate delivery or have your new BMW built to your personal specifications. Either way, you get a BMW that complies with U.S. import regulations and road laws.

Warranty cover
Every BMW sold through the Military Sales Program comes with a limited 24-month warranty. If you are based in Europe, you can arrange to extend your European warranty cover beyond the initial two-year period. Outside Europe, warranty options vary from country to country - talk to your local BMW Military Sales agent for more details.

Financing your new BMW
There are many banks and credit unions that specialize in finance for military personnel and your local BMW Military Sales agent can help you get the best package for your needs. The BMW Military Sales Program is not connected to any banks or credit unions which provide financing to U.S. Military servicemembers.

Delivery options
BMW can deliver to your local authorized Military Sales dealer or you can collect the car from the BMW Welt in Munich. BMW can also deliver your new vehicle straight to your local U.S. dealer, or BMW can also arrange for a BMW purchased in Europe to be shipped home once your overseas deployment comes to an end.

BMW Welt - the BMW automobile delivery centre
Wherever you are based, you can arrange to collect your vehicle from the BMW Welt, the home of the brand. Take the opportunity to explore Munich, or combine your trip with a tour of the BMW factory. Then get to know your new BMW on some of the wonderful Bavarian roads.

More information on the BMW Military Sales program from the following BMW Military Sales Agents:
Bavarian Motor Cars - locations in Ansbach, Ansbach/Katterbach, Bamberg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Garmisch, Grafenwöhr, Mannheim, Schweinfurt, Vilseck, Würzburg: www.bavarianmotorcars.de(external link)
Cars International in Stuttgart: www.cars-intl.com(external link)
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Exchange New Car Sales
Exchange New Car Sales is a worldwide organization that is the only on-base, factory-authorized distributor for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Ford, Lincoln and Harley-Davidson to military personnel stationed, or on TDY assignment, abroad for at least 30 days.

Exchange New Car Sales aims to ensure that, as a member of U.S. Armed Forces stationed overseas, you are able to purchase a North American-built car, truck or motorcycle that meets your needs and specifications, easily and conveniently, at a price that represents outstanding value. The program includes a lowest price guarantee, exclusive military rebates and much more.

In order to be eligible to purchase a vehicle from Exchange New Car Sales at excellent prices with guarantees of satisfaction available nowhere else in the world, you must be:
- A member of the U.S. Military, National Guard, Reserve or civilian component (including DOD contractors) who are authorized to purchase through the Army and Air Force Exchange / Navy Exchange System.
- On active status and stationed overseas outside of the 50 United States on either PCS, TDY or other assignment orders of 30 consecutive days or more.

More information on Exchange New Car Sales: www.encs.com(external link)


Jaguar U.S. Military Sales
The Jaguar US Military Sales Program is open to all U.S. military personnel stationed outside the USA. It offers you the chance to save money on a new U.S.-specification Jaguar when compared to the U.S. M.S.R.P.

Benefits
Factory direct U.S. Military pricing offering significant savings compare to stateside prices
U.S. Specifications to meet legal requirements in all 50 U.S. states
U.S. 4-year / 50,000 miles factory limited warranty
European Roadside Assistance at no extra cost
Home Shipment Program
Network of dedicated Jaguar U.S. Military Sales specialists across Europe providing assistance with all legal formalities and paperwork

Delivery options
U.S. Military Sales locations close to all major U.S. bases in Europe. Alternatively, you may choose to take delivery from the Jaguar factory in Birmingham, England that also includes a factory tour. Jaguar can also arrange delivery straight to your nominated Jaguar retailer in the USA.

Delivery lead-time
The current U.S. Military lead-time for a new build order is 12-14 weeks from receipt of the firm order. These build lead-times may vary due to product demand and also upon your chosen delivery location. A limited number of pipeline vehicles are available for quick delivery. Your sales specialist will be able to discuss availability.

More information on the Jaguar Military Sales program from:
Auto Pieper - Bavaria and Stuttgart: www.www.autopieper.com(external link)
A.V.U.S.-Automobile - Heidelberg, Mannheim, Mainz-Kastel: www.avus-automobile.com(external link)


Land Rover U.S. Military Sales
Land Rover offers all U.S. military personnel stationed overseas the opportunity to purchase a Land Rover vehicle at a substantial savings over the normal Retailer MSRP. U.S. military members, including D.O.D. civilians holding an active duty ID card and stationed outside the U.S.A. may qualify for the U.S. Military Sales Program.

For those military personnel with longer or indefinite tours of duty, Land Rover offers U.K. or European specification Land Rovers at a special Visiting Forces rate.

More information on the Land Rover U.S. Military Sales Program from:
Auto Pieper - Bavaria and Stuttgart: www.www.autopieper.com(external link)
A.V.U.S.-Automobile - Heidelberg and Mannheim: www.avus-automobile.com(external link)


Mercedes Military Sales

Taunus-Auto Mercedes Military Car Sales in Wiesbaden operate a Mercedes Tax-Free Military Sales program as well as offering financing and after-sales service.

More information: www.mcs-taunus-auto.com(external link)


MINI
The MINI Military Sales Program offers unbeatable price advantages for active-duty U.S. forces, DoD Civilian ID Card holders and DoD contractors stationed outside the U.S. All vehicles meet U.S. legal and technical requirements and can be delivered to your local MINI Military Sales dealer or shipped home to the U.S.

Benefits
Great savings thanks to exclusive military rebates
Professional advice and assistance from experienced MINI Military Sales agents
Tax-free sales
Prices fixed in US$ to eliminate any risk of price fluctuations
U.S. spec vehicles that meet all U.S. legal requirements
Comfortable and quick delivery to a MINI Military Sales dealership close to you
No import duty if you take delivery overseas
Optional home shipping package
Several drop-off points across Europe
Optional marine insurance
Warranty coverage in any country where MINI is represented
Warranty coverage, Full Maintenance and Roadside Assistance if you take your vehicle back to the U.S.

Financing
Special offers at credit unions are available. Certain institutions deal exclusively with military personnel and government employees. The MINI Military Sales Program is not connected to any of these banks or credit unions.

Buying a MINI through the Military Sales Program is easy and convenient. Just contact your nearest MINI Military Sales agent. Your MINI Military Sales agent will give you professional advice and support throughout and will assist with financing, registration and any other paperwork.

More information on the MINI Military Sales program from:
Bavarian Motor Cars - locations in Ansbach, Ansbach/Katterbach, Bamberg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Garmisch, Grafenwöhr, Mannheim, Schweinfurt, Vilseck, Würzburg: www.bavarianmotorcars.de(external link)
Cars International in Stuttgart: www.cars-intl.com(external link)


Porsche
Cars International in Stuttart offer a Porsche Military Sales program. The Cars International showroom is located in Stuttgart-Vaihingen 100 yards from the main gate at Patch Barracks.

Pam Ewell at Cars International told us that customers who buy Porsches through the Cars International Porsche Military Sales program come from all over Europe, mainly Germany but some from further afield, for instance Belgium.

Test drives take place in Stuttgart. When you're in Stuttgart, Cars International can help organize a visit to the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, where world-famous, iconic vehicles such as the Porsche 356, 550, 911 and 917 are on display. And, with some advance warning, Cars International can also organize a tour of the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen where you can watch Porsches being built.

Benefits
Test-drives so you can “Try before you buy" any vehicle presently available from the Porsche range
U.S. military prices
U.S. specs
Fixed dollar prices

More on the Cars International Porsche Military Sales program: www.cars-intl.com(external link)


Volvo
Volvo Cars Military Sales has been serving the U.S. military community since the mid-1950's and has sold hundreds of thousands of Volvos to military customers deployed outside the U.S. The Volvo Military Sales Program is one of the most comprehensive in the market, designed to make your purchase safe and convenient. Volvo Military retailers are located near most U.S. military bases overseas.

Benefits
Factory pricing - save thousands over U.S. MSRP
Special military offers with additional savings on equipment
Custom build your Volvo: Choose options and colors
Free shipping from Europe to the U.S.
4-year warranty world-wide (or 50,000 miles)
3 years roadside assistance
3 years servicing (36,000 miles)
"Safe + Secure" plan
No U.S. import duty with PCS orders, when taking delivery overseas
Marine insurance and customs clearance included at no extra cost
Option of VIP delivery at the Volvo Factory in Gothenburg, Sweden
Simple and stress-free purchase process
Professional assistance with the legal formalities and paperwork
Global Volvo organization dedicated to military sales

Several Delivery Options
Local delivery to where you bought your new Volvo
U.S. delivery (free shipment!)
Overseas Delivery (Korea, Japan, Guam)
VIP delivery at the Volvo Factory Delivery Center

VIP delivery at the Volvo Factory Delivery Center in Gothenburg, Sweden
This VIP experience includes a host of benefits including lunch at the Volvo restaurant and a tour of the Volvo plant or the Volvo Brand Experience Center. At the Volvo Factory Delivery Center, English-speaking staff provide all the assistance you need to become familiar with your new Volvo before taking it out on the road. Göteborg is the ideal starting point for a tour of beautiful Scandinavia.

More information on the Volvo Military Sales program from: 
Auto Pieper - Bavaria and Stuttgart: www.www.autopieper.com(external link)
A.V.U.S.-Automobile - Heidelberg, Mannheim, Mainz-Kastel: www.avus-automobile.com(external link)
Auto Kallen - The Netherlands: www.autokallen.nl(external link)
or from www.volvocars.com/military
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