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started by: Colin -Penn -972617 · last update: 1601045768 · posted: 1600870942

Hi there,  new to this site. We live in castillonnès,  lot et garonne and we have brought our car over from the UK. Our house does not have a garage so we need to find one urgently. Does anyone know how to go about getting one in this area please?

started by: mensignac-95856 · last update: 1599566963 · posted: 1599566963

I have a Rolls Royce Shadow 11 RHD French registered and a 1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spur RHD French registered for sale.They are both from my private collection. I have owned the Shadow 11 for 34 years and the Spur for 20 years.They are both in stunning condition throughout and have been maintained to a very high standard. Both cars are show cars. They are both priced to sell at just 30,000 euros each.The cars are situated in 24350.If interested in either then please contact me for further details. Thank you.Mark.email address; grenville@free.fr

started by: DILYS-FOREMAN-966079 · last update: 1594805086 · posted: 1594748518

Does anyone know the scrap metal merchant near Bergerac airport to tow away an old car?

started by: keith-rawlinson-957684 · last update: 1585157092 · posted: 1584227255

hii should be returning to france in nine days time to get my french registered car CT renewed required 26/03/20. however its looking unlikely due to brittany ferries cancelling my sailing and Mr Macron slowly but surely closing down France. could i get an mot on it in britain then either transfer it or get a new CT once the virus is over and i can get back into france.                         many thanks                                      keith

started by: Robert-Dawson-941700 · last update: 1582630016 · posted: 1582543736

Does anybody know a mechanic who can fit my new tow bar to an Audi estate car with full instructions, I am in 47800 Miramont de Guyenne

started by: Fontenelliers · last update: 1581543393 · posted: 1570257966

Following the process through ANTS to get a carte grise for my UK car I have now been asked to get a ‘Reception de Titre Isole at DREAL. I seem to be going round in circles as the only info I can find on their site refers to a car that has been modified. Mine hasn’t?Has anybody else had to do this and if so could someone point me in the right direction please?

started by: Adrian-Dewey-946171 · last update: 1570533571 · posted: 1570533571

Hiya does anyone know where I can get my newish mini serviced? Live in 24240 between Eymet and Duras?

started by: davidcox2906 · last update: 1564726873 · posted: 1564726873

Hello all, I'm wondering if someone out there is a whizz at applying for a new Carte Grise on the online ANTs system? I have a car from the UK that I need a new French log book for but I can't do it myself online. I'm in the Domme area. 

started by: Jill-Drury-852416 · last update: 1555392530 · posted: 1555392530

We're coming out to the Dordogne for almost 6 months and want to bring our British car.  Can anyone recommend a UK insurance company which will cover this, we are having trouble finding one.

started by: lawrence1-97709 · last update: 1555149610 · posted: 1532785405

Has anyone any news on the situation with changing and waiting for their French driving licence ????

started by: canda-107050 · last update: 1552661329 · posted: 1518810017

Has anyone got a contact and for cheapest COC for a Renault CheersC

started by: canda-107050 · last update: 1550962919 · posted: 1518810026

Has anyone got a contact and for cheapest COC for a Renault CheersC

started by: Ironbridge-10049573 · last update: 1521898277 · posted: 1521277267

Have just finalised on line my application for immatriculation and today received my carte grise. Yes!To re-cap - may not help you but perhaps will help others:1) Apply for and obtain certificate of conformity (to EU standards).2) Go to D'impot office (tax office) with all your documents - passport, proof of ownership i.e. proof of purchase invoice and your DVLA reg doc. and MOT cert from UK (if under 6 months from last test or have a CT done here in France, and your certificate of conformity, and utility bills in your name as proof of residence or a copy of your last tax return - and ask for a Quitas Fiscal certificate(cerfa). We did not have to pay any money due to age of the car.  3) The car was insured by our insurance agent during all this once we were able to demonstrate we were actively trying to get immatriculation.4) Create an account on ANTS site.5) when account created and you have your MOT de Passe (password) you can access the on-line system ANTS.fr and fill in the on-line application form. You then need to scan, save, and then upload (pdf format) to this application form the documents the form requests. and then submit the application on-line (We crossed our fingers and pressed the envoyer button!). We then received a dossier number - keep this with your car in case stopped by police. The system is very new and we have had several days where we thought we had done something wrong and it turned out it was a problem with the site. Hopefully it will improve once they have caught up with the backlog of applications I keep reading about and the site stops crashing. Anyway you will eventually get e-mails into your hotmail or whatever e-mail you use and you then need to go back to the ANTS site (with your e-mail and Mot de Passe and up-load any further documents it wants or reply in the dialogue box accordingly. Finally you will be re-directed to the secure SIVS site to pay the requested sum. AND THEN you get an e-mail in a day or so saying that your provisional certificate is your space in the ANTS site and available to print off.  Within 7 days after this (YES honestly) you will receive by recorded post your Certificate d'Immatriculation as I did today.I found google translate very useful as the forms and e-mails are obviously in French. Bon courage.  .

started by: Elly-Barnes-925392 · last update: 1521451758 · posted: 1521451758

Morning everyone !Is anyone able to recommend a mechanic , English speaking, who has a knowledge of gear box repairs please ...We have a Fiat Ducato 2.3 van , which jumps out of 6th gear and would like to get it repaired rather than replaced ...We understand that this is an option , but are struggling to find someone to do it...We're situated in Brantome , but can travel ..Cheers all 

started by: lindypops · last update: 1521236655 · posted: 1520613538

Husband and I are newbies here having moved here from Turkey. Trying to import our Turkish registered vehicle and getting nowhere. To obtain a certificate des import we were sent to the Prefecture at Periguex as Riberac only deals with cars from the EU. My schoolgirl French was good enough to be understood by a Moroccan lady waiting to be seen but not apparently by the receptionist. We were told we had to go to CPAM to create an account in France Connect - Impot or Ameli. Off we went but found we need to wait for an Attestation giving us a temporary number. Luckily we submitted forms S1 as soon as we arrived so at least are somewhere in the system but not received as yet. If we do manage to create an account do we request the certificat online or go back to the Prefecture? Went to DREAL to see about a COC but given a number to call as they no longer deal with personal visits. My French is not up to telephone calls so failed again. As yet we know no-one we could ask to help us and are concerned that our green card insurance will expire. Is there a Mr Fix it we can go to?  Any advice other than shouldn't have brought the car would be appreciated.  Any mistakes down to predictive text!

started by: bena stutchbury · last update: 1520753942 · posted: 1520673077

Can anyone tell me what options I have  regarding the following:I bought a car from a mechanic (it used to belong to him for his own use) and he put it through the CT for me. Since then, after some 3,000 miles, there was a suspected head gasket blown. We took it back to the mechanic and he took it to pieces and then told us it would be around €1,100 to fix. That is pretty much what we paid for it in the first place, making it a very expensive 'banger'.  It is an old car only used to take the trailer to the dump, so we asked him to reassemble it 'as is', so we could drive it home and either scrap it ourselves or wait till we could afford to fix it. He refused to do so and words were said, for we owe him nearly €400 for having disassembled it. At first, he agreed to scrap the car to get some money out of it by way of payment (the tyres are nearly new, as is the catalytic converter) but now he refuses to do so and even though I have offered to pay the full amount, will not organise scrapping it (he lives some 40km away, so it is hard for us to arrange this) but is going to charge us €70 a week for having the car on site ad infinitum. Is this legal? Do we have any redress? We have his offer to scrap the car in an email. Would this be a contract? I have offered to make up any shortfall so that he is fully reimbursed. Thanks for listening.

started by: Fullyfashioned · last update: 1519714851 · posted: 1440695446

This might be useful to know for some considering importing a car. I bought a French registered car from a UK dealer in May. It was serviced and had a few things done as well as them putting on a UK MOT as the French CT had expired in January. I was happy with this in case I was stopped by the Police on my return. I brought the car back last week and went to get a CT. The Technician told me that it wasn't required as legislation came in earlier in the year validating MOT's for use on French vehicles as long as they were under 6 months old. I went to the Mairie with the relevant papers. I was asked for the CT and told them what I had been told. They wrote Controle Technique on the English receipt for the MOT and sent off the dossier last Saturday. I fully expected it to come back! My new Certificate d'Immatraculation arrived by recorded delivery this afternoon. I went to the CT station to ask what would happen if stopped as I have no vignette for the windscreen. He told me 'Not a problem as the date of the next CT is marked on the Certificate. Tell the Gendarmes to 'phone me if they have a problem!' It is still only valid for a year, but saved me €60.

started by: itinerant child-414831 · last update: 1519377202 · posted: 1518882157

I made the mistake of trusting the detour signs today when getting into Le Bugue coming in from the direction of les eyzies. The road was open upto the aquarium,but as I wanted to get fuel at intermarche I backtracked and made the mistake.My advice would be to take an atlas with you and check out alternate routes as the detour must of been not far short of 40kms.  Looking back afterwards at the map,there were much shorter ways around.I believe it said that the road will be closed until the 24th , so I thought that I would warn you good people.Bonne weekend a tousJamie xx

started by: Ironbridge-10049573 · last update: 1519212444 · posted: 1519136136

Have (with help from my friends) applied on line for immatriculation and uploaded documents to application form. Have a dossier number for this application but my question is - what happens next? How do I know if my application is accepted and how do I pay if it is OK. Hoping someone out there has been through this and can let me know.My Mon espace site (under my dossier number) just keeps showing 'analyse par le service instructeur'. Been 2 weeks now. Do I need to go back into the actual application form to view it?? Or does it routinely take a long time to be looked at by the ANTS site.Thank you for any and all help. Going grey with this!

started by: redhot-fan · last update: 1518965274 · posted: 1518965274

We live near Bergerac but have an English registered Citroen Picasso 2006 with only 74500 miles on the clock.. The car is still in UK and we are considering shipping it out here. We know all the requirements to conform with French registration, but wonder whether there is anyone here in France with a similar French registered car, who is planning to return to UK. It could be of mutual benefit to do a swop?

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