Originally Posted by rynd2it
Ok - search this forum for a thread called "Bringing your car to France" - started by me and represents about a year of research. Don't assume because you have a European car you can import it easily - the taxes and duties are the same as for household goods (i.e. zero) but registering it is another story altogether.
Quick example - it would have been easier to register my Lexus than my wife's Mercedes, go figure!
Thanks, David. I will look up registering a car when the time comes (this forum has been really useful).
I have no assumptions about the MINI being easier to register in France because it's built in the UK by BMW <s>. I know that registering the car will be a process. Fortunately, the staff at the mairie in our village is really great and we have a super insurance agent in our village, as well.