Vehicular Scenes from Ghana - Taxis

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I'm not sure the best way to do this since there are a couple of topics to cover, perhaps a separate thread for each topic is in order.

We will start with taxis. I will post some pictures and then attempt to answer any questions that come up.

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posted by  theman352001

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posted by  theman352001

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posted by  theman352001

And here is a typical interior picture. Well typical for the taxis out in the smaller towns.

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a397/theman352001/GhanaVehicles/P1000176. jpg

posted by  theman352001

They look kind of small, and what's that bottle for next to the gas tank on one of them?

Nice pics though :thumbs:

posted by  chris_knows

bug spray :laughing:

posted by  windman

In general the taxis are not very big. They keep them small to keep expenses down. There are a couple of wagons out there however.

As for the bottle next to the gas tank......

I was going to joke that it is their version of NOS but in actuality it is a fire suppressant. They are required to cary some sort of fire extinguisher. They don't normally carry them outside of the vehicle however.

In the third picture (the red Mazda) you can see the extinguisher through the front windshield attached to the passenger side A pillar.

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posted by  theman352001

Wow...what away to combat Fire....with an Aerosol lol...jk

I love seeing other countries variations on things...I was suprised to see a Kia Pride saloon though....as for the Cavalier (Or Vectra as Opel calls early examples...it's complicated, dont get me sated lol) with the sniffing problem, we have alot of them in the UK

posted by  Cliffy

Seeing the Kias, Hyundais, and Daewoos also surprised me. Although after you think about it a bit there is no reason they shouldn't be there I guess. They are low cost vehicles and that would appeal to many people in Ghana who may not be able to afford anything else.

Those cars all came out after my last stay.

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posted by  theman352001

I actually meant the Saloon style Kia Prides, as we dont have them here in the UK :thumbs:

posted by  Cliffy

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