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Old 26th October 2006, 13:44   #16
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Nigeria and South Africa - you dont want to travel in cabs, but they're usually old (VERY OLD) 2nd hand Japanese imports of dubious parenthood (Front Grill = Nissan, Rear = Toyota). Okay South Africa is better than that but you still dont want to travel in a Taxi!
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Can you elaborate a bit ? . How does a visitor unfamiliar with the city get around?

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Union? Most cabbies in NYC and Chicago are immigrants...fresh off the boat. Russians, Africans, South Americans....I am yet to see one white american. The taxi companies are privately held.

Now on the other hand, the cops....they'll never buy Toyotas.
I am sorry, I confused what I had read about rental car companies with taxi companies (though the term can be used interchangeably in our country).
Ford even builds a LWB Crown Victoria (as if it needs to be any bigger) for the Taxi markets since last year.
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Can you elaborate a bit ? . How does a visitor unfamiliar with the city get around?
Magic Bus from Jo'burg International. The only way.

Private Pickup - preferably in a bulletproof van - from a company driver carrying an ID and verifiable with his telephone number that has been given to you before you start your journey, from Murtala Muhammad International, Lagos.
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Old 26th October 2006, 21:38   #18
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sir, you have forgotten the city taxis in many cities -Maruti OMNI vans.
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Old 26th October 2006, 23:47   #19
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Kuwait is in love with all things American,
Mainly because its a US base,ain't it??
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Old 27th October 2006, 02:53   #20
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Mainly because its a US base,ain't it??
Kuwait had a love affair with American automobiles since the seventies, when I was there, & the US base thingy may have reinforced it.

For us they were always Chevrolet Caprice Classics, either sedans or station wagons, in orange with a thick white stripe painted around the base of the pillars.

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Old 4th November 2006, 14:49   #21
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Argentina:

1. Peugeot Partner / Citroen Berlingo / Renault Kangoo (all the same cars)

2. VW Polo Sedan

3. Opel Corsa Station Wagon

4. Renault 19

5. Old Peugeot 504s

6. For our irrepressible Fiat boys:




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Old 10th November 2006, 11:53   #22
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In Kathmandu they use our very own Maruti 800 and is fun sitting in those toy cars.
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Toyota Cressidas' used to be very popular as private cabs in the UAE, before they began to be replaced by the Camrys'. In places like Sharjah, Corollas were/are quite popular.
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Japan, atleast when I was there:

Nissan Crew/Cedric
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These are Taxis i boarded abroad:

1.Australia : Holden Commodore & Ford Falcon (firce competition as Jaques Nasser was from Melbourne).Sydney-WaterTaxis with Yamaha outboards.
2.UK : TTL , Mercedes Benz E Class,Ford Taurus
3.Singapore : Toyota Corolla (possibly 80s model)
4.France : Volkswagen Polo,Renault Megane,Peugeot 504,Citroen Xsara,Skoda octavia
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In Jakarta they use mainly toyota altius, which is the same as the corolla and they also use some mini vans, like toyota and mitsubishi, but dont know which models.
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In Singapore, I see a lot of Sonatas making an appearance and also Skoda Superbs although relabelled as something else
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Of late I am seeing Toyota Prius and Dodge Chargers being run by Discount Taxi company and marketed as Green Taxi's (complete with Green color).

added later: The above is in US
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