Originally Posted by Technic
For the ultimate savings, ED could be done in about two days or so (east coast)... fly there, pick up next morning, fly back that afternoon.
No hotels, eat in the outgoing plane, at the Welt and at the returning flight for close to free as well.
For somebody not interested at all in the ED experience and in driving in Europe or simply not having a longer time to spend, this could be it.
There's also the additional payments you make on the car while not in possession. You need to pay minimum 15 days in advance of pick-up date, plus a minimum 4 weeks for the car to make it back (which can easily be 6 weeks).
So that's approx. 2 months you either are making payments (or paid in full) for a non-existent car
. Math can still favor ED even after considering this, all I'm saying is that margins can be a little smaller than anticipated.
Me? I went full hog and put some 4000 miles on mine while in Europe (Alps, Ring, Spain, France). It was worth every damn penny.