Buying and registering a second hand car

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Buying and registering a second hand car

Post by Mike » Fri 28 Jun 2013 10:20

When stopped at a traffic island recently, I was cannoned into by a negligent driver and projected into the car in front . Fortunately no one was injured but my beautifully maintained car was a write-off, as I formed the meat in the sandwich! Negotiating the insurance claim and buying a replacement car was a nightmare - insurance companies are tricky customers when one makes a claim as opposed to paying a premium.

Should anyone finds themselves in a similar position I can recommend Susie Hughes' article on this site "Buying a second hand car in France". Very helpful, sound advice on buying and re-registering a car.

The links are out of date. Use http://lannuaire.service-public.fr/ and navigate through the 'Transport' tab to 'Certificat d'immatriculation (ex-carte grise)'. The notes explicative are very useful too - in French.

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