Hi there I have an 2007 Astra 1.8 twin top that I'm trying to register in France and have one last issue to overcome before I go to the expense of paying for a CoC (even though vauxhall have told me I don't need one!) The D2 "type" field on the carte gris doesn't seem to have an equivalent entry on the V5 (It's blank) and I'm hoping that someone who might already have one registered can share that code with me from your carte grise?Thanks in advanceBob
A question for our itinerant Jamie and/or anyone else who has knowledge in this area. I am thinking of lining a van. Not to live in but to reduce noise. I use the van to deliver to clients and I need more quiet, so that I can listen to Dinah Washington and the like, while doing my rounds. However, I have been told that lining a van can cause condensation and that would not work for me. I have no experience of doing this and, therefore, I would appreciate any advice. Thanks all.
Bonjour mes amis (good day may friends), Are any of you good people out there mechanically minded enough and have the equipment to change over my Kingpin sets on an ldv convoy? I am told that they do not need reaming but a powerful press would be in order. If so,would you be interested in swapping what could be anything from an hour to possibly four hours (worst case scenario) work for a full days gardening? I am a landscape gardener of over twenty years experience and I specialize in drt stone walling and would be happy to swap work with you so that we both get a bargain in the world of good economising! I shall be back in burgundy from the end of march,so from then on would be great. I hope that you are all well and look forward to being back in the area with you again soon. Luvnstuff Jamie x
Still no sign of my French Driving Licence from Dijon prefecture. It will be one year in November since I went there with all my forms and photos. Was issued with a temporary 6 month one and had to return in May for it to be re-stamped for another 6 months with the official Prefecture Franking. To make matters worse I keep reading on other angloinfo area forums of people receiving their new licences "within days". I asked last time if there was a problem and received the reply non, accompanied by a shrug when I tentatively enquired how much longer it might take. It certainly was of interest to the gendarme who stopped me on one of their Sunday afternoon roadside checks, he had never seen or heard of such a thing before. Luckily for me he was really nice and when I mentioned Dijon Prefecture taking a long time he nodded knowingly, and wished me luck getting my new licence soon!!
Bonjour mes amis (good evening my friends),I ask this question for both personal reasons and for others who I have heard asking the same question in the expat community. I spend two or three months in burgundy every year and often have a thing or to that needs doing on my ldv campervan and would happily pay the right person to do any works that are too complicated for me. Another option would be to swap trades ! I am an experienced landscape gardener who builds and repairs dry stone walls,and would be willing to do work for work done,therefore saving us both a few of our hard earned euros!! As a fluent(ish) french speaker,it is no problem for me to go to a local garage,though it is not always easy to find a decent one,or at least one that you trust. I have currently got play in my kingpin (shut up before you start simon and tigger,I am referring to the van) and would like to get that sorted out sometime this autumn. I will be in burgundy for the next 2-3 weeks (currently near saulieu) then have got to nip down to a regular 3 week gardening job in savoie,but then will be back up here for the end of october,so if anyone knows of anyone available at these times please let me know. If you are a good and reasonably priced mechanic,do let me know your whereabouts and I could always pass on your contact details to anyone else who asks me. Thanks in advance Luv'n'stuff Jamie xx
Hi al, I have had our car tested but it failed on a few minor points (most of which I have had repaired asap) but I am waiting for one more part to arrive and be fitted before I take it back to garage for re-test. Can I still use my car? I know you have 2 months to repair everything so in that time is it okay to drive it? Thanks for any help!
I've just received a speeding fine for doing 99km/h in a 90 zone on the peage North of Dijon. No complaints, I was stupid because I thought I was in a normal 130km/h area of the motorway. Am I correct in thinking that I receive one penalty point on my licence and also that I do not have to return my French driving licence to the authorities but that the point is registered on a central data base? Also does anyone know how long points stay on your licence before being removed? Thanks for any info.