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Car Database by CHalfpenny

Version: 1.75 | Updated: 08/05/02

                      GRAND THEFT AUTO 3 CAR DATABASE
Well,it was always going to happen wasn't it.Since I got GTA3 at Christmas I've
been itching to write a guide for it,and here it is.
 This game is,arguably,now just about at the top of my 'best games ever'
ladder.It's just so...BIG!Liberty City has all the elements of a real
metropolis;it's huge,it's full of people,cars,trains,buses and even
aircraft,but most of all places.It has a full realistic road system,with 2
cross island bridges and the large 'Porter Tunnel' underground network.It
is,from the first time I played it up to right now,just like cruising round a
real city,and it is jam packed full of things to do and find.If you're reading
this guide,you no doubt probably already know there are 3
islands;Portland(mostly Industrial),Staunton Island(mostly Commercial),and
Shoreside Vale(mostly Residential).Not all three are available straight
away,and you'll have to work through the missions to progress onto first
Portland,then Shoreside.Now,there are already many guides on GTA3,but I really
want to make mine the best,and as my other guides so far have been for GT2 and
GT3,as I write,this is to become a database of one of the most important and
interesting aspects of the game;cars.There are dozens of different cars teeming
through Liberty's streets,some as common as,well,a Taxi,and many much rarer
ones,some of which you'll never see being driven by anyone else at all.So this
is a list,review and info guide to all the Cars in Liberty,how, when and where
to get hold of them,as well as loads of additional info.That is as I write;I am
tempted to write a guide or include within this one,help on some of the
trickier missions,but maybe when I've beaten the remaining D-Ice phone

Before I start....
Grand Theft Auto 3 is developed by DMA Design and published by Rockstar
Games,2001.This guide is written by me,Craig Halfpenny,and is the property of
MY EXPRESS PERMISSION blah blah blah...

If you have any info,ideas,or questions about the guide or the game,email me at

Version History
7/2/02(7th February)Ver 1.0-Wrote intros and info for first three cars.
8/2/02(8th February)Ver 1.1-Split guide up into sections,and have now compiled
9 cars.In the game itself I have beaten all the main missions,and I only have
D-Ice's phone missions,the 4x4 challenges and the unique jumps among others to
complete.I'm 70% done and among a few cars in my garage I have my precious FBI
Car and hard fought Bulletproof Cheetah.
9/2/02(9th February)Ver 1.2-Added Ambulance,Barracks OL and FBI Car to EV
Section,added Boats/Aircraft Section and completed Taxi section.Have now beaten
all Phone missions on the game after finishing with D-Ice.
13/2/02(13th February)Ver 1.3-Finished Boats/Aircraft section for now,and added
loads to the other sections.With a bit more work on the main section,this
should soon be ready to submit.In the game I finally beat the 'Ride in the
Park' mission,and my total completion is now 76%,with all main and phone
missions done,both I-E garages done,6 unique jumps complete and Multistory
Mayhem also done.I'm about to start a second save so I can not only enjoy
playing through the missions again,but so that I can get hold of some of the
rarer cars I've heard about and put them in the guide.
18/2/02(18th February),Ver 1.4-Still making steady progress,I've finished the
Gang Cars section,and started my second game save.It's the first day of
half-term now though,so I should get much more done this week.
20/2/02(20th February),Ver 1.5-I've now made sithing progress thorugh my second
save,as I beat Bomb da Base at the first attempt,and made it to Staunton in 18
game days.Now there,I'm already half way through Ray's missions and I've picked
up the easy BP Barracks OL,and the not so easy BP Bobcat.
4/3/02(4th March),Ver 1.55-First update for a while;blame Lotus Challenge,Le
Mans 24hr,and Resident Evil:CV for that.I still plan to submit the guide
soon,but it has taken a bit longer than I thought to get it to a reasonable
level of completion.
11/3/02(11th March),Ver 1.6-Bit by bit updates,car colours now greatly expanded
and more machines added.On the game,my first save is now 89% done,with 85
packages,12 jumps and 72/73 missions done.As a side note,today is exactly six
months on from Sept 11th,and it's felt a bit surreal in that sense...
9/7/02(9th July),Ver 1.7-I assure you I have not been neglecting this guide,but
progress has been-and still is-slow thanks to a memory problem on Notepad.I
will finally publish what has been a big update now.In game terms I have taken
my original save to 94% with the completion of 'Gripped' and all 73
Missions(with 373 attempts).On a personal note,I'm off on holiday a week on
Wednesday,and after that the School year is over!6 Weeks of doing whatever the
hell I want!Whew...
5/7/02(5th August),Ver 1.75-I returned from holiday the other day,and I've made
a couple of small updates before I finally send this to GameFAQ's.I'm now at
97% on my main save.

Cars in Liberty City
Now,although GTA3 is mainly about crime,you don't always have to run around on
killing sprees,or perform missions.Infact.Liberty City is so big,it is an
experience in itself,and great fun at any time to just stop and cruise around
the city,seeing the sights.There are also loads of other criminal and
non-criminal things you can take part in,from collecting checkpoints in a time
limit in certain vehicles,or pulling unique insane stunts,to moonlighting as a
Taxi driver or Paramedic.

Below is the car list,containing name,colours(most often seen and rarer
ones),ratings and of course a description.Cars will be listed in sections and
then alphabetical order,and rarer ones marked with these-

Exclusive-Means this car can only be found parked;you won't see anyone else in
Liberty driving one of these
Needed for I/E Garage(Portland/Shoreside Vale)-Means the car is on the list of
required vehicles for the Import-Export garage on one of the islands,meaning
you'll need to deliver this model if you want the whole set.
Rarer Cars or those that appear in only one or two places will have a 'Found'
box above them.
Ratings are out of 5,and are the opinion of me.A low rating dosen't necessarily
mean a car is really bad,or I really don't like it,just that it isn't really a

UPDATE-Someone on the GameFAQ's GTA3 board recently discovered that if you put
two different cars in a garage,for example a Manana and a Cheetah,then blow
them up before letting the garage door close,fixing them,their stats become
merged,thus the Manana gains great speed,which is bizzare,and could sort of
mess up my ratings below,but is still pretty cool.

1.General Cars
3.Emergency Vehicles
4.Gang Cars
6.Exclusives/Rare Machines

7.Cool Stuff to do in Liberty

General Cars
These drive around various parts of Liberty,and make up most of the game's
vehicles.They range from sports cars to bin trucks,and are driven by,for want
of a better word,the games' 'civilians'.

Found-In the more affluent areas of the second and third islands,and parked
inside Easy Credit Autos in Portland.


Blistering acceleration and some of the best speed in the game are the big plus
points to this small curvy open convertable,available from the very start of
the game if you know where to look.It's pretty distinctive,and has a large
white stripe up the middle,in all of it's numerous colours.Acceleration is
incredible,top speed is a slight dissapointment,but still amazing compared to
most.Only the Stinger,Infernus,Cheetah and BF Injection can keep up with this
Colours-Light Blue,Red,Green among others,all with a White stripe up the
Required for I-E-Shoreside Vale



An Espace style people carrier,at first glance this looks pretty average,but
once you're inside,you'll find you have one of the sportiest machines in the
game at your disposal.It is actually a a rear wheel drive,and has great
acceleration,and nifty speed,but perhaps it's greatest attribute is it's
handling.Using the handbrake,this machine becomes a brilliant 'drifting' tool
for taking corners(when the car drifts through the first part of the
corner,often sideways,but then accelerates away when the traction kicks
in),which is great fun.They are found only on Staunton and Shoreside,and come
in plenty of colours.
Colours-Most often a cool Orange or Blue,there's also Red,Burgundy and Goldish
Required for I-E-Portland



An open-backed pick up truck,this is found all over the game and is pretty
average to drive.It is however,great for getting on the back of if you want a
lift through rival gang terrotory,as you can stand on the back and take out as
many as you want like something from a movie!It also has great suspension and
handles off road terriotory with the best of them.Oh,and there's a BP version
that's almost bombproof...

Found-Along the North Side of Staunton Island


An old style fifties or sixties bus,these are actually quite hard to find and
not as common as you'd think.They don't unfortunately pick up passengers,and
there's no vigilante mode for them,but whether that's a loss to you or not it's
still a pretty cool looking thing to see powering past.
Colours-Light BLue,Light Red,Bague
Required for I-E-Portland

Found-Almost exclusively on Staunton and Shoreside,lots appear around the
airport and affluent districts like the commercial and residential areas.


A small,sleek low sports car,which looks like a Ferrari or TommyKaira ZZII,it
is one of the fastest cars in the game and a great excitment when you first see
one.Also comes in a rare Bullet Proof version(see BP Cars section for more
Extra Features-Comes in BP version.
Colours-Loads;mostly red and blue,but black and green versions,among others,
can be found.
Required for I-E-Shoreside Vale



What do you expect?It's a coach,and it's very heavy,so it's pace was never
going to set the World alight.Lack of a 'Bus driver mode' will render this
pretty useless in terms of the game,but as a touch of added realism it's pretty
good I guess.It dosen't show up often,but can be found at the Bus depot near
Joey's in Portland,and comes in several colours and advertising schemes.
Colours-Red,Blue,Silver,Bague,and loads of others,all with different ads on the
Required for I-E-Portland



Like the obscure 'European Language' created by scientists in the '20's with
which it shares it's the name,many would say the Esperanto is best forgotten
about.In some aspects,it is one of the poorest cars available,acceleration is
below average,and it's heavy tailfinned average US car looks aren't much to
shout about,but it absolutely excels with it's terrible braking.At any kind of
speed it takes several hours to get the Esperanto back to zero.However,I had a
change of heart when I saw it's speed and handling,speed is at least above
average,and handling at when you are hurtling towards a tight corner is
actually very smooth.
Colours-Silver,Cream,Red,Orange,Light Blue,Light Green,Dark Green






One of only a few select vehicles in the game which are really great all
round,the Infernus is the even less common than the Cheetah,and easily up there
with it on Speed.With a generally more streamlined shape,and rear spoiler it
looks like a Lamborghini or a Ferrari F50.Stunningly fast and cool,but in a
controlled manner,the Infernus is the supercar with a touch of class...



GTA3's answer to the average family car,an American manufacturer style 4 door,5
seater,this is one of the cars you'll encounter most commonly in the game.It's
no sports car,but it's not bad in any particular area,and is very effective
when you want to blend in to the city,as opposed to driving a tank down the
coast...It has quite a distinctive rear,an certainly dosen't look too bad.A
decent all rounder,it's the car you'll begin the game with.

Found-All over Staunton and Shoreside Vale.


Based on the Land Rover-hence the name-this is what the Americans would call
and SUV.A big 4WD off roader,you'll nevertheless see plenty cruising Liberty's
inner city streets and suburbs.It's actually not a dull heavy thing,and can
actually pull a decent turn of speed.It's another good all-rounder,with
particularly good handling.As a note,this is NOT the Maibatsu Monstrosity;it is
not in the game.The radio adverts,etc,were just a spoof of how much Americans
rely on oversized vehicles like this one.
Colours-Orange,Deep Red,Black,Dark Blue,Light Blue,Bague-Gold

Found-Greasy Joe's Cafe and at the Docks in Portland,as well as occasionally
roaming the city.


A large truck cab,you'd have to be pretty oblivious to Liberty not to notice
one of these.They never appear actually attatched to a Truck,but they're heavy
and bulky enough as it is.If you're looking to smash another car up,this might
be the ticket,but that's about all it's useful for.They don't show up too
often,but you can find them parked at a couple of points through the city.











A classy high performance saloon,this is the equivalent of a Mercedes
AMG;smooth,cool,fast,but with bags of style.The Mafia version may be
stunning,but the Sentinel itself is still a fantastic car.Smooth
acceleration,smooth handling,smooth braking,one word;smooth...



They don't come much better than this.The Stinger is a two-seater with
incredible speed,unshakable handling and undeniable cool.The smooth,aerodynamic
chassis reminds me of the Dodge Concept car from Gran Turismo 1 and 2 with it's
sleek style,and it comes in 3 variants:Hard Top,Soft Top,and Open Top.



I would make a joke about this being a load of rubbish,but I'm not going to
bother.This is the Bin Truck of Liberty City,pure and simple,and is nothing you
wouldn't expect from a big,heavy,cumbersome machine like that.It is however
pretty rare,but they seem to show up in groups-doing the rounds?-,so if you
miss one there's probably another one around the corner.I don't think there are
actually any bin men in them,and don't even think about a Vigilante Mode...
Required for I-E Portland


You can't walk along any street in Liberty without seeing some sort of cab,the
place is teeming with them,and the standard Ford-style taxi is the most common
thing in the game.Use them as either cars in their own right,or try your hand
as a cabbie in Taxi driver mode in any of the three models.

Found-Outside Bornine Taxis in Harwood,Portland after 100 Taxi missions.


Description-An old style cab,identical to the game's 'second' Taxi,the Cabbie
except for it's burgandy colour and slightly improved performance.Becomes
available after 100 taxi missions are completed,it looks very cool and is,along
with the Cabbie,definetely my preferable taxi.
Extra Features-This is a Taxi,so press R3 once in the vehicle to activate Taxi
Driver mode
Colours-Burgundy only


Description-An old style cab,much rarer than the more common modern Taxis and
much more classy.This version is in the game straight from the beginning and is
all over the city.It appears in traditional Yellow with Black and White
chequers up the side.
Extra Features-This is a taxi,so press R3 to activate taxi driver mode.
Colours-Traditional Yellow only
Required for I-E-Shoreside Vale


Description-A pretty standard,modern Ford style yellow taxi,it appears
everywhere and is more plentiful than any other car in the game.If you're
looking for a car quick,this is often what you'll end up with,especially around
the Hospitals and Police Stations,where there is nothing but them.Having said
that,they are certainly not a bad car;they are the same vehicle as the Police
Cars,and so are actually pretty fast.Decent acceleration,great speed and
excellent handling mean it is a good all rounder,and nowhere near as mundane as
it may appear.They appear in three forms,with only the light on top
differing;the two most common are either the long yellow sign with,not
suprisingly,'Taxi' on the side in Black lettering,or a smaller Black and Orange
sign,bearing same the word.There is also a glitch which means that occasionally
Taxis will appear without any light on top,but I have no proof of this myself.
-17/3/02-Today I found,and can confirm the Lightless Taxi's existence
Extra Features-This is a taxi,so press R3 to activate taxi driver mode.
Needed for I-E-Shoreside Vale

Emergency Vehicles
When occupied,these are the transport of the cities' authorities,who'll chase
you down when you step onto the wrong side of the law or clean up after your
mess,paramedics magically healing victims while whistling to songs from the
radio...You can help the city out by doing vigilante missions in Police
cars,Ambulances and Fire Engines,as well as any of the less common vehicles you
can tempt to show up.
All vehicles are required for the EV crane at Portland docks,and can be picked
up from there at any time once you've collected all 6.

Found-Outside the Cities' 3 hositals at certain opportunities,or when there has
been an accident and they're responding to it.


Big and heavy,the Ambulance isn't exactly designed to be a race car,but it's
obviously adequate for the game's Paramedic missions,and can actually be
reasonably quick at times.Be careful on tight corners though,as it tips
dangerously towards toppling when you take a turn at speed.Out of interest,when
an ambulance is called to an incident,you can often hear the uniformed
paramedics whistling songs from the radio while they magically heal someone
who's just been shotgunned,or hit by an armoured van at speed...Well,who ever
said everything was as it seems in Liberty City...
Extra Features-Press R3 to activate Paramedic mode,where you have to ferry
patients to hospital,first one,then two etc as the mission levels progress.

Barracks OL
Found-In Phil Cassidy's army surplus store complex.


A large open army backed troop carrier,much like a Flatbed but with supports
which look like there is room for a roof to be added on.Why is it in this
section?Hmmmm.Well,it's sort of an emergency vehicle,but only officially.It has
no vigilante mode,but it is required for the EV crane,so it must be listed as
an EV.It can only be found normally at Phil Cassidy's army surplus on
Staunton,or if you're brave enough to call upon the army it'll turn up. It's
huge,and is useful for when driving through rival gang areas where you're
getting nailed by machine guns,or on missions where there'll be a large Police
presence on you,because it can take large amounts of damage.It also has a BP
version,which only shows up once,just after the 'Arms Shortage' mission within
the Army Surplus complex.
Colour-Army Green
Extra Features-No vigilante mode.Comes in rare BP version

Found-Inside the Staunton police station private parking area,and as a tool of
the SWAT team when you have a wanted level of four.


A large Police Truck-Van style vehicle,used to transport SWAT teams,and you'll
see them most often chasing you...As for driving it,well,it's heavy and
bulky,which is reflected

Found-Only shows up when you have a wanted level of 5 and the special agents
are after you,it is normally very hard to obtain.


A very cool and rare car,it has a body which is used exclusively for this
vehicle,unlike say the standard Police car which shares the Taxi body.This will
only show up when you have a wanted level of 5,and is very hard to obtain as
there are 4 FBI agents with M-16's pointed at you as soon as you get near
it.There is only one reasonably easy way to get it,and thanks to this method I
have two taking pride of place in my garage.First,you need to have done enough
Vigilante Police missions to have,at least 2,but preferably 3 or more police
bribes outside your hideout.Then,use whatever weapons arsenal you have there to
wreak havoc around your Shoreide hideout;grenading cars should get you
noticed.When you have a level or 3 or 4,run into your garage,where they can't
get you and,because of a glitch,if you walk right up to the middle door from
the inside you can shoot through it.You should hit some officers and get your
level up to 5.If not,grenade some Police cars through the open door.Then,you'll
have to go outside for a few seconds to get the FBI cars to spot you,but as
soon as they drive near to your garage,run around the side and take all the
bribe stars you have.In my case,I had five so this got mine down to zero,but
you should be OK with 1 or 2.As all the FBI officers are now out of their
juristiction level,they should leave.Wait for them to go hiding in the garage
again and then walk up and take their unnattended vehicles.The FBI car is also
a car in it's own right,as unlike other EV's,it comes in more than one
colour.While it always shows in jet black,if you take it to Pay and Spray,it
becomes a dark grey colour,a bit of a collectors item.The car itself has great
handling,looks very cool and is pretty fast too.I'm too scared to scratch mine
to use it for Vigilante mode...
Extra Features-Press R3	to activate Vigilante mode.Holding the horn will
activate the siren and FBI in-car blue light

Fire Truck-
Found-3 guesses....Outside the fire stations,no suprise...As well as when
they're called out to burning vehicles across the city.


Description-Unmistakable large red vehicle,and very bulky obviously.There isn't
too much to say about it's performance other than it's speed isn't too bad once
you get going.The vigilante mode is pretty fun,and a good way to pick up cars
that don't appear often.When activated,you drive around the city using the hose
to put put burning vehicles.Often you'll be called to a burning Mr Whoopee Ice
Cream van or a rare vehicle you might need,and you can pick it up once you've
put it out.Putting out a certain number of fires over the city activates the
flamthrower outside your hideout,but I'm not quite sure how many it is exactly.
Extra Features-Press R3 to activate Fire Fighter mode,aim the hose using one of
the analogue sticks and press circle to release the jet of water at the
vehicle.You are awarded increasing amounts as you save more vehicles.

Police Car-
Found-Outside any of the City's three Police stations,or when cops come after
you.You cannot get in their vehicles while they're in there,and only sometimes
are the cars outside the Police stations unlocked.


Description-The same standard vehicle as the Taxi,this shares it's impressive
atributes,with decent acceleration,and excellent Handling and
Braking,However,they are most often locked,so it might take you a while to get
hold of one.If you're just looking for a vehicle quick,a Taxi is probably a
much better bet.Anyway,holding the horn will activate the siren,with which you
can force traffic ahead to move.Vigilante mode is great fun,and you can often
pick up some useful weapons from the criminals you are dispatched to remove.
Extra Features-Press R3 to activate Vigilante mode,and hold L3 to activate

Gang Cars
Each gang in the game has it's own flagship machine,driven by their members
they are always tuned up versions of some of the game's road cars,and nearly
all are impressively fast or cool.

Cartel Cruiser
(Columbian Cartel)
Found-You'll see them cruising around any Colombian terriotory,first around the
abandoned Les Cargo ship in Portland-before you sink it-but mainly around the
Pan Lantic construction area in Staunton and the residential strip east of the
dam and north of the Jacks and Nines terriotory in Shoreside.


Description-Not hard to find once you're in Staunton or Shoreside,these are one
of the better gang cars.They're large blue jeep-like machines and you'll see
them cruising particularly round their stronghold at the construction
site,where there are initially two or three parked up,and around the Cartel
mansion.You can also pick one up after the 'Bomb da base' mission on
Portland,and this was where I first got hold of one.Acceleration is suprisingly
impressive,and the engine really sounds quite throaty and powerful as the speed
kicks in.Handling is not too bad,and it's pretty manouverable across rough
terrain,but not quite up there with the Patriot and the Landstalker for
off-road performance.

Diablo Stallion
Found-In the Diablos one terriotory sandwiched between the Triads and the Mafia
in North West Portland.


Description-The Stallion itself is a pretty cool roadster,with great handling
and nice looks,and runs at a nice pace.This Diablo incarnation makes it's
intentions clear right from the outset;the flames leaping up the black side
mask it's power.The deep,throaty sounding engine powers one of the most
powerful vehicles in Portland and in the game,and it's really quite a complete
change from the sedate Stallion roadster

Hoods Rumpo XL
(Southside Hoods-Red Jacks and Purple Nines)
Found-West Shoreside,around Wichita Gardens when the Southside hoods(Jacks and


A rather scruffy,dirty looking graffitied Rumpo van,this looks at first like an
unnatractive prospect,but it is a tuned up version,and the Speed is actually
pretty impressive.Acceleration is average,but handling and braking are poor,and
it's certainly far from the best Gang machine.However,it is definetely the best
van in the game,and is useful for the mission on which you have to collect lots
of heavy Platinum,where it's power pulls it through.

Mafia Sentinel
(Italian Mafia)
Found-East Portland,especially around St Marks where Salvatore's mansion-the
Mafia HQ-is located.You can always find two parked outside his hilltop retreat.


A classy sporty vehicle,this is undoubtedly one of my favourites.The Mafia do
make a good job of their vehicles,and this is undoubtedly the most complete
transformation of any in the game.The high perfomance,Mercedes sedan-like
Sentinel suddenly takes on a whole new rear end,with spoiler and a grille like
mesh replacing the rear windscreen;suddenly it's a mid-90's BMW!Great in all
departments,this is undoubtedly one of the best vehicles in the game.That is,if
you can get safely back into St Marks to get one...

Triad Fish Van
Found-South Portland,all across Chinatown and down towards the Basketball


The Triads are my least favourite gang on GTA3 and maybe this is partly why.A
fish truck as a gang car?!Oh,these lot look super cool cruising round Liberty's
streets in those don't they....Seriously though,the Fish business may be a
front for the group's other activities,but surely there were other vehicles
available.The fish van just sums up the Triads in GTA3;slow,inherrently
annoying and extremely unpopular...Oh yeah,and it stinks....Poor
acceleration,poor handling,poor speed,terrible looks...Must I go on?...

Yakuza Stinger
Most of the South East coast of Staunton,from Yazuka's place to Kenji's casino
they patrol their terriotory.Later they also take the Construction site,and
there are two parked there.


At first it appears that the Yakuza's have actually taken the brilliant Stinger
and de-tuned it in their race car like version,as acceleration is undoubtedly
worse.But it redeems itself with possibly slightly improved speed and
smooth,solid handling.The whole car feels heavier than the road version though.

Yardie Lobo
Central and West Staunton,they control most vigorously around the Stadium,and
in the area between the Pan Lantic building and Asuka's place.


A very cool car;why?Because it has something that no other in the game has,and
it's the reason why handling is 'variable'.Jump in one for the first time and
it looks like a pretty average car.There is no Lobo road car-maybe it was cut
from the final version-so it's cool in that sense,and it has some very 'groovy'
Leopardskin trim.But neither of those are the reason it's so cool.Take it off
down the road,and maybe you'll find out.Ear blistering acceleration?No,it's
pretty average.Incredible speed suddenly kicks in then?No,it's nothing to shout
about.Stunning braking ability?Nope.Can it shoot missiles?No.Oh,er,well maybe
it has a funny sounding horn...So you press L3,and....What the?Did I just run
over a branch of Supa Save?!No,you activated the vehicle's hydraulics
system;when the car is up and the suspension is soft and bouncy,handling is
very loose,but the car could run over a 16 wheeler and you wouldn't know,so far
off the ground is it.
Colours-Red only
Extra Features-Press L3 to change the car's suspension system

The alternate modes of transport around the city,they add a new dimension to
the game,and provide a new view of Liberty city,from sea or in the air.

Found-Shoreside Vale,at the airport in various hangers,and in the Import-Export
garage in Portland once all cars are collected.


Description-A small aircraft with it's wings stripped,the only vehicle in the
game flyable,and found only at the airport in Shoreside.It has only small
wings,so can pick up enough lift to be flown,but with difficulty.There are many
guides on this subject,but the best basic tactic is to push down when taxiing
out,and not lift off by pressing up,but by releasing down and letting the
aircraft drift up.Then just keep the nose level with the wings,and if it
dips,don't try to press up.The aircraft will just hit another air current and
drift up again,so just level the nose when it does.I got to the Ghost Town by
doing this,and with just a little practice you can easily make huge flights.The
only restriction is the many tall buildings around Liberty,so be careful to
avoid them when you're trying to set a new time.Flying really adds a whole new
dimension to the game,and there are dozens of places you can only get to by
air,some of which are really interesting and some used in the cut scenes.See my
'intersting places to see with the Dodo' section for more info.
Handling on the ground is relatively poor because of course it has only one
wheel and isn't designed for roads.A full winged Dodo flies around Portland and
Staunton,and can be shot down with the Rocket Launcher,but can't be obtained
anywhere in the game.
Extra Features-Is an aircraft,and the only flyable machine in the game.Needed
for Portland I-E garage
Colours-Red and White only

Found-Docks on the east side of Staunton


Description-With greater bumph even than the Speeder,this is the Police' potent
waterborne weapon and the fastest thing on water in Liberty.Although it's
slightly chunky,square looks may decieve,be afraid;you can expect to meet it in
any boat mission where your wanted level is going to go sky high.You can also
find and pilot one yourself at the docks on the East side of Staunton,and it's
great speed and control,as well as built in machine guns make it one of the
most attractive machines to jump into.Unfortunately,it's one detraction is the
lack of what would have been undoubtedly great fun,a vigilante Police mode.

Found-Docks on east side of Staunton,and used in mission while 'escaping'


Description-A small private cruiser,this is perfectly adequate for crossing
between Portland and Stanuton,but not very good for Police chases etc.It is in
effect,the Kuruma of the boat world,solid,reliable and reasonable fun to
control.They are found only at the docks on the east of Staunton Island,and are
Asuka's machine of choice,as demonstrated when she helps you escape from
Portland in one.

Found-Docks on east side of Portland and alongside the runway that heads out to
the sea at Francis International.


Description-If the Reefer was the Kuruma of boats,then this is the equivalent
of the Cheetah;streamlined bullet-like looks,very sporty,very fast.The fastest
private boat on the game,it is one of the best and quickest machines to use for
missions such as Donald Love's package collecting from the light aircraft etc.

Exclusives/Rare Machines
Some of the vehicles in the game either only show up once,are only found in one
place or are incredibly rare.This section will detail those,some of which will
also be in above sections and some of which are completely individual to this
one because they are so rare.Exclusives are cars that only show up in one or
two places and are only driveable by you.So you'll never see anyone else in
Liberty driving one,except during some special missions.Also listed are the
Bullet Proof cars which show up only in certain missions,and one-off cars which
also appear only during one or two missions,and are never to be seen again if
you don't grab them there and then.It is many of these cars that have forced me
to create a second save game,purely to get hold of them.

Bullet Proof Vehicles
Probably the most sought after vehicles in the game,and certainly for me anyway
as I've started a second save partly to get the ones I missed.They show up only
once or twice in certain missions and that's it.Never to be seen again,until
you start another save of course...Some are just bullet proof,some are also
'explosion proof' and one can even survive being totally flipped!It is great
fun taking one of these vehicles through Mafia or Cartel terriotory and
watching them desperately trying to take you out...and having no effect at
all...They range from a Cheetah sports car to a Barracks OL troop carrier,but
all are incredibly sought after;here's how to get them...

BP Barracks OL


Difficulty getting hold of-*

Barracks OL's are pretty tough vehicles in the first place,but a BP one,when
it's this easy to get is practically a gift.The only trouble you may have
getting it is the mission beforehand,the aptly named 'Arms Shortage',where you
have to see off a lot of Colombians with Ray's old army friend Phil Cassidy at
his Army Surplus place.The mission should be a piece of cake if you
first,before starting it,park a tall vehicle next to the big containers in the
Army complex,so you can climb up onto it and get the Rocket launcher once the
mission starts.When you do trigger it off,quickly grab the weapons just behind
Phil,then jump up on the vehicle to the container to get the Rocket
Launcher.Then,just wait for them to turn up.Once they do,just destroy all 3 of
their Cartel Cruisers with the RL,then turn round and take out the guy on the
ground behind you with the M-16 and there should be only one guy left,right
below your container.Just drop a grenade over the edge,stand well back and say
goodbye.Once you've checked on Phil,grab the now,and only now BP Barracks OL.

BP Bobcat


Difficulty getting hold of-****

The most damage resistant car in the game is deservedly one of the hardest to
get hold of.The second of three BP vehicles you can pick up from Ray's
missions-rich picking grounds for BP machines-this one is found on the
'Evidence Dash' where you have to chase a speeding Bobcat,holding some vital
evidence and ram it until you have all six pieces.Well,if you want to get that
Bobcat,that plan is gonna have to go out of the window.You'll still have to
chase it,with that annoying two star wanted level attracting difficulty- adding
Police attention.The object now is to ignore the evidence and try to flip the
vehicle.When you finally manage it,you'll notice it won't explode.So,avoiding
the Police,get out and try and open it's door.The game will now say 'This
Vehicle is a Decoy' and the driver should disembark.Now you have to push the
car,upside down,back to your hideout garage,with all those Police trying to
stop you.It was a miracle I got there,just keeping up enough speed not to get
busted.I was actually doing well,and I'd got the Bobcat-inverted-back to my
hideout,when a Cop car followed me in,and tried to push it back out
again!Anyway,I eventually pushed it into the garage,and after allowing the door
to close,then reopen you should have a perfect,Bullet Proof,Explosion Proof,and
Fire Proof Bobcat,doors unlocked.I recommend you keep it in your Portland
garage,as the SI one isn't very reliable,and often 'eats' cars-particularly
rare ones...

BP Cheetah


Difficulty getting hold of-****

This car is incredibly hard to get hold of at first,but there is a method,and
you should be able to pick one up reasonably easily if you have a Tank.It is
undoubtedly the hardest to get,and it may take dozens of tries to get hold
of.Basically,get in a tank-there's one at Phil's army Surplus after the game's
completed-and drive to El Burro's phone in Portland.Trigger the 'Turismo'
mission-which repeats even after you''ve beaten it,so this may be your last
chance to get a BP car if you missed all the other opportunities-and then drive
to the start line in the tank.Trigger the race and then dash back to your
hideout.Park in front of the entrance to your hideout,so as to block traffic
coming South and send them into your complex.At around 100 seconds the leaders
will race down the main road from Harwood and-hopefully-deflect off the tank
and into your hideout.Quickly try to destroy the Cheetah using whatever means
possible,and then push the burnt out wreck into your empty garage.Open it up
again after the mission's over and ta da!A perfect BP Cheetah,doors unlocked.

BP Patriot

Difficulty getting hold of-*

This car is a gift to pick up.No really;it is a gift,from Ray once you've
beaten the 'Marked Man' mission,got him to the airport,and beaten all his
missions.In the mission you have to get Ray to the airport so he can catch his
flight to Miami,but the CIA have the bridge under surveillance and crossing
them is a serious risk.The easiest way is to take the tunnel to Francis
Intl,and once you arrive he'll give you the key to his lock up in
Staunton,containing the stuff he stashed 'in case things got tight' before he
dashes for his flight.Now make your way to his garage opposite the Tw@ internet
cafe and get ready to thank that little but highly aggresive man for the most
generous and interesting bounty you'll recieve in the game.Drive up to the lock
up,and you'll get a Pager Message from Ray,along the lines of 'look after my
Bullet Proof Patriot for me,see you in Miami(will Ray be in the GTA3
Prequel,GTA:Vice City at the end of this year?).Ray'.Once the door opens you'll
find a Rocket Launcher with 25 Rockets,a Flamethrower,M-16,and Sniper
Rifle,loads of cash,and most importantly a pristine Bullet Proof Patriot.Drive
it straight to your SSV Garage and save.Then enjoy the easiest BP car to get in
the entire game...

BP Securicar

Exclusives and Single Appearances

BF Injection
(Exclusive,Mission Triggered)


Remember that Beach Buggy Joey was always working on?Well it's not just a nice
prop;it's a real,and very cool car.Once you've completed the-Possible Spoiler
here-'Sayanora Salvatore' mission,it becomes available outside the building
opposite Misty's appartment,every day between 7pm-6am there is one parked in
variating colours.It's a really cool car to have,very fast,and as you might
expect it's pretty mean off-roader.The front has an open rollcage,the wheels
sit in mighty flared arches,and the V8 engine sits loud and proud behind the
Required for I-E Shoreside Vale
Colours-Light Blue,Red,Yellow

Mafia Rumpo
(Single appearance)

Like a couple of other vehicles in the game,this is a cool one off Mafia
version of a normal vehicle.Exactly the same as the normal Rumpo in
performance,this is nevertheless a very cool car to have.This Jet Black Rumpo
appears only on the Asuka mission where you must take out the Mafia spies.You
do this by following the pink dots on the map,to the three locations where the
spies are hiding.At one(alongside or around the courthouse I believe)you will
find a Black Rumpo parked at the side of the side of the road.When you approach
it,Mafia men with M-16's will emerge and blow you to pieces if you're not
prepared.The best idea is to get up high,shoot the van so they get out then
snipe them.Failing that,just keep running once they get out,then hide down the
nearby alley.When they approach,be ready and take them out.Then walk over,get
in the Van and take it to a garage(Portland if possible,as Staunton tends to
eat them),beware that you might not be able to get back in time to beat the

Mafia Stretch
(Two Appearances)

Ghost Missing
(One Appearance)

Mr Wong's


RC Toyz
Found-Inside 'Toyz'n the Hood' Vans across the City.

Braking-Never really thought to...

One of the most bizzare vehicles in the game,this is a quite unmistakeable
explosive remote control car,used to blow up gang cars in the four Toy Van
challenges.Even if you do want to take it across the city,you can't because it
blows up after 2 minutes automatically.Still,you can have fun with it;try
driving one to the crusher in Portland,and notice how people still shout
'Maniac!' as if there's someone actually inside the RC machine...Your
charachter(well,he dosen't have a name does he?)stays stood on the spot while
you drive away,so it's the furthest away you can get from him in the game...If
you really like big bangs,drive one-or any explosive vehicle for that matter-to
the main Dodo hanger at the airport and park it in the cluster of red barrels
at the back,then press circle...
Special Features-Press circle to detonate.Part of 'Toy Van' gang car
missions,comes with Toyz van.



Just a normal Pony van at the outset,painted with a 'Toyz'n the Hood' logo,this
is actually great fun.Inside are the explosive RC Cars(see above).Other than
that,it's a pretty average Pony Van...

6.Cool stuff to do in Liberty City
-Take an off-roader or 4x4 up to the highest land point in the game,the
mountains in North Shoreside Vale for an incredible view of the whole
city,especially at Sunrise or Sunset.It's roughly 300ft up and you can also see
the inaccesable Observatory.
-Use the Dodo to get an incredible new perspective and see the city from the
air;no traffic jams up here.Try to land on top of the Casino roof,wedge the
plane into the construction site tower,and fly into the Stadium to see just
some of the places only the Dodo can take you.
-Take revenge on the Carjackers;rig a nice car with a bomb(preferrably the type
that goes of when the engine is started,from 8-Ball's in Portland,but any type
will do),then hang out around your Shoreside hideout at night,just kerbcrawl
until you think you're about to get 'jacked,then equip the bomb as he gets
in,or if it's a remote bomb wait until he's driving off,then laugh like crazy
as the little rat's latest catch gets blown to smitherines.Mr

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