Cuba
Before the start of this year Cubans had to request authorization from the government to buy from state retailers, which sell new and second-hand vehicles, usually former rental cars.

Most of the sales this year appeared to be of the second-hand variety considering the average sale price of $US23,759 per vehicle, including the motorcycles.

A Havana Peugeot dealership was pricing its 2013 model 206 at $US91,000 when the new rules came into effect, and it wanted $US262,000 for the sportier 508.

Such prices drew howls of protest from the few Cubans who could even consider buying a car. Most state workers make around $US20 a month.

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