We bought a pick-up truck today. It's a Mitsubishi L200 which is very similar to the Toyota Hilux. Most of these pickups in Peru are sold as a work truck. Many of the oil, gas and mining companies buy them. In a comparison of the two brands here, the Mitsubishi had more of what we wanted for a better price. It will be sooooo nice to have our own transportation and not have to depend on mototaxies!
Once we decided to buy the truck, we went to the bank and transfered the money directly into the account of the dealership. We then took this receipt to the dealership and gave them copies of our passports. They will take care of all the paperwork, file the right forms with the ministry of transportation, get the license plate, everything. Once the paperwork is done (in 5 to 7 days), we'll be able to head back up north.