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Mauritania: where old Mercedes go to die…

Street Scene in Nouakchott, Mauritania

Up to 2/3 of the cars in circulation in the capital Nouakchott are 1980’s Mercedes 190! This is also verified in other main Mauritanian cities and gives the country’s car traffic a very particular aspect.

As far as (the rare) new cars, the Toyota Hilux should take the lead as in many other African countries, with the Mitsubishi L200, Nissan Frontier, Toyota Prado and Corolla also successful.

More commentaries, street scenes and street videos below.

The rest of the older cars in circulation are mainly previous gen Toyota Hilux, Peugeot 205, Renault 21 and old gen Toyota Carina/Avensis. The videos below are a great way to get an understanding of the stranglehold that Mercedes has on the Mauritanian car structure:

Nouakchott Street Video 1

Nouakchott Street Video 2

Nouakchott Street Video 3

Street Scenes in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Pictures: http://www.flickr.com, http://www.youtube.com

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