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started by: jamwell57-643156 · last update: 1508942421 · posted: 1508942421

Can anybody recommend a good body repair shop near 53 / 61 border (Domfront /Gorron)Need replacement wing fitted to van

started by: Gemma-Pell-854551 · last update: 1507307670 · posted: 1506370593

I'm trying to source a pair of LHD headlamps for our Freelander Series 1 prior to registering it here. I've been told that there's a German website that supplies parts cheaper than here in France, however I've not been able to find it so far. Can anyone help - or does anyone know where I can buy some s/hand for a sensible price?

started by: stevelogan · last update: 1506092782 · posted: 1506008539

Just having a browse through Autotrader at what was available LHD and it appears that the prices are over and above the equivalent RHD vehicles. It seems a bit ludicrous, I'm told that loads of Brits are returning to the UK, so not much of a market, me thinks, for anyone coming over here, what with Brexit and the state of the exchange rate. Surely it must reflect the same way that RHD vehicles are worth substantially less over here in France??

started by: spitfire-182482 · last update: 1505115660 · posted: 1504728149

Who would you recommend for car insurance over here, looking for fully comp policy and are there any major differences between the UK and France on policy wording ans what is covered.?

started by: David-Ap Gwillam-909100 · last update: 1505042939 · posted: 1505030166

I'm about to get our car CT'd prior to re-registering it here. It was MOT'd in the UK a few months ago - are there any major differences between an MOT and a CT?  Better forewarned and forearmed!!

started by: muminfrance53 · last update: 1499289723 · posted: 1499289722

Does anyone know if there are still problems on the periphique from Caen to the Alencon exit. Travelling from Villaines la Juhel to Caen ferry on Friday?

started by: jamwell57-643156 · last update: 1497995682 · posted: 1497526151

HiBeen discussed numerous times, but i cannot access it through new AI format.I want to register my UK Volvo over here.On my V5, I have a serial number in Section 'K' and  the variant numbers in Section: D2.Am I correct in 'assuming' that this negates me having to pay the exorbitant sum of 169euro for a CoC.

started by: Maison Mimosa · last update: 1497336292 · posted: 1496833094

Hi All, we are going to move to France in September - can you advise who / how to insure our cars there? We will be selling up here so we need to insure with French insurers. Thank you!Jane 

started by: Cobretti350 · last update: 1491566627 · posted: 1491494346

There is a guy selling a 1969 Jaguar Series 1 locally but it has no carte grise. It's a worthwhile restorationmproject but I am not sure of the implications of buying a car without a CG and whether it can be registered in the future without one. I am not sure if it has ever been registered in his name.

started by: Le Emigrie · last update: 1488804978 · posted: 1486241259

Hi we need to change our UK headlights for French so if you have a pair not being used or your returning to the UK and need English ones it seems there is a cartel over here for pricing cant afford a great deal so if anyone knows of a pair available can you please get in touch thank you in advance for your time

started by: ladd32 · last update: 1488279003 · posted: 1488279003

Can anybody help me please. I have a trailer here in France. It is a large twin axle with 2.400Kg capacity. I realise that i need a CT for the trailer, but am I also required to take a test?

started by: LauraH-881900 · last update: 1486241970 · posted: 1455621382

I exchanged my UK driving licence for a French one in 2013. I have just come to UK to stay with family after the death of my husband. Looked at my licence as I was thinking of hiring a car and was horrified to see that the licence was only valid for 2years. I was under the impression it was valid until I was 75! I have been driving illegally but totally unaware.  I am now in UK so can't do anything from here. Has anyone on here had the same problem?

started by: lolla-92437 · last update: 1480517633 · posted: 1406578853

I am trying to register a 2009 Nissan, I read somewhere that as it has just had a Uk MOT it doesnt need a Ct...I cant now find this link so any direction gratefully recieved...anyway in view of this- asked at my locat Ct station where they have no idea and told me I would still need a CoC to get a Ct to register the car, even thought it is only 5 years old and has a K number...has anyone done this recently are they right ? Or are there any links that I could show them.... Sorry to bring this topic up again but i am so confused....

started by: JulieL-967524 · last update: 1478935998 · posted: 1476789333

Please can anyone advise the following:Which documents do I need to take with me?Where do I get the paperwork from that needs to be completed - Mairie?I know I have to take it to a Prefecture, I live near La Fleche, but have no idea where I have to go?The car is a new left hand drive that we brought to France so am not anticipating any problems as it should conform to requirements.We have insured it in France but have to re-register the car or prove we are in the process of doing so within 3 months so need to get it sorted asap. In terms of the caravan, I am assuming the paperwork will be similar or the same?Any help or advice would be appreciated.

started by: godstar-628599 · last update: 1475680405 · posted: 1475680405

Renault Master Tipper  Double cabin  French vehicle and French reg  - CR-995-LS VIN-- VF1HDCCK520094053 Stolen the last week in  Sept 2016 At Villaines La Juhel (53700) Route de Trans ...(near to Galvamaine factory ) Information from neighbour leads me to believe it was towed away All information will be completely confidential . Either contact me directly  by PM or if you prefer contacter the Gendarmerie - Brigade du Villaines La Juhel on  02 43 30 10 08

started by: Jules christian-Siassia-865123 · last update: 1470042647 · posted: 1469791208

Hi, Following the nightmare I am currently enduring with the Frenchsystem (Prefecture), I am losing the will to live hence I am coming over hereto check if anyone has any a spare oxygen bottle to save me!Basically, I recently moved here to live with my Frenchpartner and I am unable to get my car insured here.  It appears that insurance companies in Franceare no longer allowed to insure foreign (especially Brit) unless the vehiclehas a French V5 ( carte grise). To have the latter, I visited my localprefecture in Le Mans (I live in Sille Le Guillaume).  After a 2hrs wait in the queue, I was onlygiven this piece of paper containing what I must do first.  I went to Audi to try and get a certificate ofconformity and to be told I must pay 150 euros for a piece of paper.  This isn’t all, I am also expected to get avisite technique on the car, change all my headlights, get all 4 tyres to beidentical.  Just when I thought I wasn’t gettingenough (I am being sarcastic here), I must also get this paper called Quitisfiscal from la commune de Sille (Impots dept) though I’ve only moved.I guess you might be able to understand why I said aboutlosing the will to live.  I have sparedyou of the hurdles I encountered just to be given the infos how to get a Frenchreg.To be honest, I would like to keep my English reg and get aninsurance here in France. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.PS: my current insurance in the UK only cover me for 90 daysper year.  Not good for me.

started by: eurajohn-628064 · last update: 1468929811 · posted: 1468914088

My wife has just obtained her French driving licence, which was exchanged  from a UK one.All of the forms were filled out correctly, when she received it (plastic credit card style similar to UK one) it has her maiden name on as the owners title but her married name has been used as the signature.We've asked a few people both English and French, unfortunately we've not found anyone with or with knowledge of the newest licence.Before we go back to the Laval Prefecture, (never the easiest place to deal with) and try to get an answer hoping someone on here (if anyone else left) has similar and if now the norm..

started by: Anna Seed-806802 · last update: 1467189086 · posted: 1444143964

Looking for a mobile mechanic, Fougerolles/Gorron/Buais area

started by: Sam-Ridgett-857823 · last update: 1461939742 · posted: 1461863479

Hi all, i'm kinda new on here and i'm a massive petrol head. I'm just wondering who on here is into there cars and bikes and if some of you guys&girls have classics, retros, sports cars or bikes we could organise some sort of meet?Any way cheers allSam

started by: N-J-853856 · last update: 1460650861 · posted: 1460628455

Does anyone have a B&B or chambre d'hote vacancies for a father & son on the night of Saturday 7th of May 2016 ?  Within 20 mins of the Circuit Du Mans if poss.PayPal cheque or cash.  Single rooms, shared, suite.. Very flexible.All emails answered .Thanks in advance.

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