Originally Posted by CHEESE_WAGON
Actually, a good amount of the older gassers with manual transmissions and hydraulic brakes wind up south of the border. They are used for a great many things.
That's true, I've seen this (in Mexico, Guatemala, & Nicaragua), I love the busses of Guatemala especially, many are a great size for mountains and narrow streets and a lot of style
. But Peru is south of many borders (10 to be exact if we start in the US) and one nearly uncrossable jungle
(look up the "Darien Gap"
for some crazy stories).
Not sure if Peru's busses are similar to those of central America or completely different, I have not been to Peru but from what I recall the modern busses in nearby Argentina and Chile--Two of Peru's southern neighbors--were similar to what you would see in Europe or Turkey. Peru is mountainous which in my experience breeds some pretty cool vehicles.