Introducing the chariots:
First, we have the workhorse: 2011 Kia 2700 double cabin. It's nicely equipped and does a lot of the heavy lifting. We mainly use it to haul water and construction materials around the airfield.
Second, we have the cruiser: 2005 Mitsubishi Pajero (third generation). We got it used for a great deal. Despite not having a radio or great air conditioning, the more powerful and functional SUV makes it the top choice when going into the city.
Over the past few weeks, I've been tossed in both of these guys and taught how to not only drive a manual, but how to drive in Ghana. Let me show you what I mean. In the US, the roads are actually paved, the drivers behave themselves (for the most part), and the pedestrians are taught from a young age that cars will not hesitate to run you over.
In Ghana, the roads are mostly dirt (although there are some decent paved ones around where we live), most of the drivers don't have licenses, the ones that do take the rules of the road more as suggestions if convenient (see right side of photo), and the pedestrians would prefer to stand in front of your car so they can sell you something.