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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Benson
 
| name = Benson
| front_image = Benson_GTA_V.jpg
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| front_image = VapidBensonFridgit-Front-GTAV.png
| image_size = 300
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| image_size = 350
| caption = The Benson as a truck in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]
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| rear_image = VapidBensonFridgit-Rear-GTAV.png
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| caption = A Benson in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
 
| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</small>
 
| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</small>
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| vehicle_class = Commercial
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car/Industrial vehicle
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car/Industrial vehicle
| body_style = Sports car (GTA 2)<br>Industrial box truck (GTA III-GTA V)
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| body_style = Industrial box truck
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]
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| related = [[Yankee]]<br>[[Scrap Truck]]<br>[[Large Tow Truck]]<br>[[Prison Bus]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
The [[Vapid]] '''Benson''' is a sports car which first appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], and also a cube van/truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and later games.
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''Are you looking for the [[Benson (2D Universe)|Benson]] featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]?''
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The [[Vapid]] '''Benson''' is a cube van/truck in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and later games.
   
 
In all, the Benson has appeared in the following games:
 
In all, the Benson has appeared in the following games:
   
* [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]
 
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
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== Design ==
 
== Design ==
=== GTA 2 ===
 
[[Image:Benson-GTA2.png|thumb|180px|The Benson in GTA 2.]]
 
[[Image:Benson-GTA2-ingame.jpg|thumb|200px|A Benson with its lights on in GTA 2.]]
 
 
In [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], the Benson is a [[Vehicles in GTA 2|sports car]]. It is suggestively based on the [[wp:Mercedes-Benz 300SL|Mercedes-Benz 300SL]], evidenced by the Benson's similar body design, as well as its gull-wing doors and its name being similar to the Mercedes-Benz car brand. The only difference is the 300SL does not feature split frontal and rear windscreens, as the Benson has.
 
   
 
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van. This version of the Benson resembles a 1978 or 1979 [[wp:Ford E-Series|Ford (E-Series)]] cube van with a "[[wp:luton|luton]]" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van. This version of the Benson resembles a [[wp:Ford E-Series|1978 or 1979 Ford E-Series]] cube van with a "[[wp:luton|luton]]" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.
   
The Benson in GTA San Andreas has the wrong engine sound, as it makes a heavy truck sound but should make the light/medium truck sound, which the Yankee incorrectly has. In the PC version, this can be fixed by swapping the ID numbers of the Yankee and Benson in the vehicles.ide file. Unlike missing wheel in [[DFT-30]] and [[Beagle]] in [[Fort Carson]], it can't downloaded in Xbox version.
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The Benson in GTA San Andreas has the wrong engine sound, as it makes a heavy truck sound but should make the light/medium truck sound, which the Yankee incorrectly has. In the PC version, this can be fixed by swapping the ID numbers of the Yankee and Benson in the vehicles.ide file. Unlike missing wheel in [[DFT-30]] and [[Beagle]] in [[Fort Carson]], it cannot be downloaded on the Xbox version.
   
 
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In GTA IV same as Mule, Benson does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake which is rather odd for a heavy [[File:Benson_signs.png|thumb|Company liveries: Burger Shot, Post Op, Mr. Wong's Launderette, Sprunk, Cluckin' Bell, Truck You Removals.]]vehicle.
 
In GTA IV same as Mule, Benson does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake which is rather odd for a heavy [[File:Benson_signs.png|thumb|Company liveries: Burger Shot, Post Op, Mr. Wong's Launderette, Sprunk, Cluckin' Bell, Truck You Removals.]]vehicle.
   
== Performance ==
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This vehicle returns for GTA V, abscent accesories and the grille guard was upgraded, sporting a thick structure over the truck, making it easy to push cars.
=== GTA 2 ===
 
The Benson in GTA 2 is noted for its substantial top speed, but at the same time it suffers from delayed acceleration due to slow gear-shifting as the car speeds up. And while the car features good braking, the Benson suffers from occasional tailspins when cornering at high speeds.
 
   
When [[crusher|crushed]], the vehicle awards the player [[ElectroFingers]].
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== Performance ==
   
 
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
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=== GTA V ===
 
=== GTA V ===
As not much has emerged yet, we have seen the Benson in Trailer 2 and in [[Franklin]]'s Trailer. The design has remained un-changed from [[GTA IV]].[[File:Images-bensonfront.v.jpg|thumb|Benson in [[GTAV]] with a Boys Pills livery on the side of the truck. ]][[File:Benson-GTAV-front.png|thumb|Benson in [[GTAV]] with a Logger Light livery.]]
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The Benson in GTA V is much better than its GTA IV variant. Its speed seems to to have improved since its last appearance, however acceleration still leaves much to be desired. Its brute strength can withstand a barrage of bullets, making it a highly durable vehicle.
   
== Trivia==
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==Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Benson_GTA_V.jpg|A Benson on [[Rockstar Social Club]].
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Images-bensonfront.v.jpg|Benson in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] with a [[Pop's Pills]] livery on the side of the truck.
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Benson-GTAV-front.png|Benson in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] with a Logger Light livery.
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</gallery>
   
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== Trivia==
 
* The Benson plays the following radio stations when entered:
 
* The Benson plays the following radio stations when entered:
 
**'''''GTA Vice City + GTA Vice City Stories''''': [[V-Rock]].
 
**'''''GTA Vice City + GTA Vice City Stories''''': [[V-Rock]].
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[K-Rose]].
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[K-Rose]].
 
**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Beat 102.7]] or [[The Classics 104.1]].
 
**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Beat 102.7]] or [[The Classics 104.1]].
**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Mirror Park]].
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[The Beat 102.7]].
* A [[w:c:manhunt:Benson|vehicle resembling the Benson]] can be found in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Los Santos Rock Radio]], [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]] or [[Radio Mirror Park]].
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* A [[w:c:manhunt:Benson|vehicle resembling the Benson]] can be found in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt]]. It has a unique blue and white Carcer-Move livery. This Benson has smaller wheels, a longer roof and container. It closer resembles the [[HD Universe]] Benson rather than the [[3D Universe]] Benson.
 
* If the player drives a Benson, [[Securicar]]s may eventually appear. This occurs most likely in Bohan.
 
* If the player drives a Benson, [[Securicar]]s may eventually appear. This occurs most likely in Bohan.
 
* In [[GTA IV]], there is a glitch where you can walk through the front wheels of the Benson.
 
* In [[GTA IV]], there is a glitch where you can walk through the front wheels of the Benson.
 
* In GTA Vice City, if the player finds a way to get up and stand on the hood of a Benson that is being driven by an NPC, and the Benson moves forward, Tommy will fall down into the cab. When he gets up, he will be stuck halfway inside the cab, with his head portruding from the roof. He will not be able to get out unless the Benson crashes, where he will pop out and appear standing on its roof.
 
* In GTA Vice City, if the player finds a way to get up and stand on the hood of a Benson that is being driven by an NPC, and the Benson moves forward, Tommy will fall down into the cab. When he gets up, he will be stuck halfway inside the cab, with his head portruding from the roof. He will not be able to get out unless the Benson crashes, where he will pop out and appear standing on its roof.
* In GTA IV, like the [[Bus]] and [[Yankee]], as well as the [[APC]] ([[TBOGT]]), it will fall into blue hell and spin for a while before landing back on the street when the [[Swingset Glitch]] is executed in a Benson.
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* In GTA IV, like the [[Bus]] and [[Yankee]], as well as the [[APC]] ([[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]]), it will fall into blue hell and spin for a while before landing back on the street when the [[Swingset Glitch]] is executed in a Benson.
* The change of the Benson from a sports car to a truck is similar to that of the [[Perennial]], which was a '60s station wagon in older games and a futuristic minivan in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]].
 
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
===GTA 2===
 
   
* Spawns only in the [[Residential District]] of [[Anywhere City]].
 
 
===GTA Vice City===
 
===GTA Vice City===
 
 
 
* Parked next to the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
 
* Parked next to the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
 
* Commonly spawns in Viceport and [[Escobar International Airport|Escobar International]].
 
* Commonly spawns in Viceport and [[Escobar International Airport|Escobar International]].
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===GTA San Andreas===
 
===GTA San Andreas===
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* Commonly spawns in the industrial areas of [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
   
 
* Commonly spawns in the industrial areas of [[Los Santos]].
 
 
===GTA Vice City Stories===
 
===GTA Vice City Stories===
 
 
 
* Parked next to the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
 
* Parked next to the [[Pay 'n' Spray]] in [[Viceport]].
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* Parked next to a heath pickup east of [[The Compound]] in [[Little Haiti]] .
 
* Three during [[Waking Up the Neighbors]].
 
* Three during [[Waking Up the Neighbors]].
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
* Found in the [[Acter Industrial Park]] and [[Tudor]] areas in [[Alderney]].
 
* Found in the [[Acter Industrial Park]] and [[Tudor]] areas in [[Alderney]].
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* Can be spotted in the Industrial area in [[Bohan]].
 
* Can be spotted in the Industrial area in [[Bohan]].
 
* A Benson is seen blocking the road at the end of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. The player is able to take it if he can get to it before the driver leaves.
 
* A Benson is seen blocking the road at the end of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. The player is able to take it if he can get to it before the driver leaves.
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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* Used during the mission [[The Jewel Store Job|The Jewel Store Job (smart)]], which involves [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] ramming it into [[Vapid Interceptor|Vapid Interceptors]].
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===GTA V===
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* Used during the mission [[The Jewel Store Job]], which involves [[Michael De Santa|Michael]] ramming it into [[Interceptor]]s.
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* Spawns on various highways in the city.
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===GTA Online===
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* Must be stolen during [[Stick Up the Stickup Crew]].
   
 
== Additional images ==
 
== Additional images ==
 
;Variations
 
;Variations
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="130">
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Bitch'n'DogFood-GTAVC-Benson.png|[[Bitch'n' Dog Food]], GTA Vice City.
 
Bitch'n'DogFood-GTAVC-Benson.png|[[Bitch'n' Dog Food]], GTA Vice City.
 
Benson-GTASA-DiscountFurniture-front.jpg|[[Discount Furniture]], GTA San Andreas.
 
Benson-GTASA-DiscountFurniture-front.jpg|[[Discount Furniture]], GTA San Andreas.
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ShadyIndustriesBenson.jpg|[[Shady Industries]], GTA San Andreas.
 
ShadyIndustriesBenson.jpg|[[Shady Industries]], GTA San Andreas.
 
Benson-GTASA-LosSantosDelivery-front.jpg|[[Los Santos Delivery]] (LSD), GTA San Andreas.
 
Benson-GTASA-LosSantosDelivery-front.jpg|[[Los Santos Delivery]] (LSD), GTA San Andreas.
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Benson GTA V.png|[[Logger Beer|Logger]] Light, GTA V.
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VapidBensonFridgit-Front-GTAV.png|[[Fridgit]], GTA V.
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VapidBenson-CoolBeans-Front-GTAV.png|[[Cool Beans]], GTA V.
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Benson-pops-pills-front-gtav.png|[[Pop's Pills]], GTA V.
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Benson-hoard-house-front-gtav.png|[[Los Santos Hoard House]], GTA V.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
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== See also ==
 
* [[Big Bends]], a car comparable to the GTA 2 rendition of the Benson.
 
   
 
==Navigation==
 
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Latest revision as of 19:01, August 22, 2014

Benson
VapidBensonFridgit-Front-GTAV
A Benson in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Commercial
Vehicle type Civilian car/Industrial vehicle
Body style Industrial box truck
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Vapid (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Yankee
Scrap Truck
Large Tow Truck
Prison Bus

Are you looking for the Benson featured in Grand Theft Auto 2?

The Vapid Benson is a cube van/truck in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and later games.

In all, the Benson has appeared in the following games:

Design Edit

GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van. This version of the Benson resembles a 1978 or 1979 Ford E-Series cube van with a "luton" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.

The Benson in GTA San Andreas has the wrong engine sound, as it makes a heavy truck sound but should make the light/medium truck sound, which the Yankee incorrectly has. In the PC version, this can be fixed by swapping the ID numbers of the Yankee and Benson in the vehicles.ide file. Unlike missing wheel in DFT-30 and Beagle in Fort Carson, it cannot be downloaded on the Xbox version.

GTA IV Edit

Benson-GTA4-front

A Benson in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

Manufactured by Vapid in Grand Theft Auto IV, the Benson is much larger (the heaviest car in the game, according to the game files). The GTA IV version also has less tendency to roll over. It has a bottler truck body-style, though certain versions (such as the mail truck) don't emphasize its function. The cab resembles an 1989-2001 International 4000 Series; the design, however, is much different than the Brute Securicar, which is based on the same truck series. The Benson's engine is an intercooled V8. Unlike previous versions, the
Benson badges

Badging on the Benson.

GTA IV Benson has a massive grille guard. Company logos appearing on the Benson include those of Burger Shot, Cluckin' Bell, Sprunk, Mr. Wong's Laundrette, Post Op, and Truck You!. In GTA IV same as Mule, Benson does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake which is rather odd for a heavy
Benson signs

Company liveries: Burger Shot, Post Op, Mr. Wong's Launderette, Sprunk, Cluckin' Bell, Truck You Removals.

vehicle.

This vehicle returns for GTA V, abscent accesories and the grille guard was upgraded, sporting a thick structure over the truck, making it easy to push cars.

Performance Edit

GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

Being the smallest cube van between GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Benson has a decent top speed and quick acceleration, and has room for 2 people including the driver and is the in the GTA III era games. However, it is prone to flipping over easily on rough terrain and when turning around corners at high speeds. It has no special features. The Benson is quite vulnerable to bullet damage in GTA San Andreas although it can withstand a lot of damage before catching fire.

Players can even do doughnuts in it by steering it in the slightest possible angle (almost straight) and, naturally, putting the virtual foot to the floor. This can be done on the PC by using an analog controller (such as a PS2 controller through a USB converter), but not with the keyboard due to a cap on the number of simultaneous key strokes that can be accepted.

GTA IV Edit

Being an enlarged truck in GTA IV, the Benson obviously suffers from poor steering, as well as a slow acceleration, but far from the worst in the game. However, the truck can achieve fairly moderate top speeds at 126 mph, but it will take ages to get there due to the poor acceleration. In addition, its weight does not help when the player needs to stop the vehicle while it is going high speeds. Also it's ability to soak up bullets is an advantage for when the player is attempting to escape gang members or police. Being extremely heavy, the Benson can shove traffic out of its way and keep going with ease.

GTA V Edit

The Benson in GTA V is much better than its GTA IV variant. Its speed seems to to have improved since its last appearance, however acceleration still leaves much to be desired. Its brute strength can withstand a barrage of bullets, making it a highly durable vehicle.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The Benson plays the following radio stations when entered:
  • A vehicle resembling the Benson can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt. It has a unique blue and white Carcer-Move livery. This Benson has smaller wheels, a longer roof and container. It closer resembles the HD Universe Benson rather than the 3D Universe Benson.
  • If the player drives a Benson, Securicars may eventually appear. This occurs most likely in Bohan.
  • In GTA IV, there is a glitch where you can walk through the front wheels of the Benson.
  • In GTA Vice City, if the player finds a way to get up and stand on the hood of a Benson that is being driven by an NPC, and the Benson moves forward, Tommy will fall down into the cab. When he gets up, he will be stuck halfway inside the cab, with his head portruding from the roof. He will not be able to get out unless the Benson crashes, where he will pop out and appear standing on its roof.
  • In GTA IV, like the Bus and Yankee, as well as the APC (TBoGT), it will fall into blue hell and spin for a while before landing back on the street when the Swingset Glitch is executed in a Benson.

Locations Edit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • Commonly spawns in the industrial areas of Los Santos.

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

GTA OnlineEdit

Additional images Edit

Variations

NavigationEdit

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