Tuesday, 28 April 2009

French cars in North America

The French are fiercely patriotic in their car-buying habits, particularly in rural areas. The same is true of Americans. Interesting, then, to come across the islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon, sixteen miles from the coast of Newfoundland - the only place north of the Rio Grande where you can walk into a dealership and buy a Renault or Peugeot. Indeed, Pannier Frères Renault sell around fifty news cars a year.

Despite being just 800 miles from Boston, the islanders pay for their Clios and 207s in Euros, vote in French elections and celebrate Bastille day, and the state & government offices will only buy French cars. They even have French number plates...

Via Wired


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