information on mauritania second-hand car trade
I am no Sahara veteran, having only made one trip down the Atlantic Route in the summer of 2000. Knowing at work that Mauritania wasn't Mauritius, however, has got me the brief to write an article about Mauritania -- and I thought I would write about the overland traffic entering the country from the north, and specifically about the trade in second-hand cars coming from Europe.
So... what I am after at the moment is up-to-date information about the whole affair of selling motors in Mauritania (we kept hold of ours until Dakar), any funny tales of good/bad sales etc etc, you can imagine the score.
Is there a dedicated trade, or is it mostly people covering the costs of a holiday? What kind of money is involved? What are the practicalities?
Any help would be hugely appreciated.