I had a crash in Lyon at the end of September in my right hand drive Hyundai i10 (small car). I still haven't got it back from the garage and talking to the garage it might be ready next week (but I don't trust them) which would have taken 3 months in total. I'm insured by the MAIF because they (sort of) have an English service. They have been terrible. They have promised to phone me back many times, even getting them to promise personally, but they have only called back once! Now my french isn't great but it seemed that the information that I get from the insurance, the expert and the garage all conflict. I feel like I've been treated really badly, and the problem is that my French isn't nearly good enough to have a go at them.The garage keeps putting back the date they think the car will be finished, always blaming someone else. "We are waiting for the Expert to view the car", "There is more damage than we originally estimated, need to wait for the expert to come back", "The parts are going to take ages", "Hyundai didn't send the parts this week, until next week". I get the impression that they are discriminating against us because we are British.The back end of the car was totally replaced a year before and that only took about a month in Britain.Do you think I have any rights to get any money back for them taking too long and being incompetent or somewhere I might be able to get some advice from?
Hi, I was driving around France a week ago, but unfortunately the head gasket blew. I've had to leave the car in the street in the Bron area of Lyon (free parking area) and fly back to the UK. Does anyone know of a mechanic in that area - preferably honest and cheap? I could scrap the car but would prefer not to. Unfortunately it's a right hand drive Rover. Hope you can help, Thanks, Will
I'm leaving France and need to get rid of my car, a 1997 Renault Megane with 171000 km.Unfortunately, just yesterday, a problem developed, and the car barely moves when going uphill.I'll take what I can get, but since it will be hard just to find a buyer, can someone recommend a garage or even a junk yard that would buy it?Thanks for your help.Sorry for the double post, but it's urgent.
Hi were finally moving this weekend into the 6th District and are looking for places to keep our two cars. Ive just been on this website where an unlimited ticket costs around €150. Does anyone use this service and is this price for a year as it sounds pretty reasonable for Lyon. Thanks for any help.