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:''"Blista" also refers to a compact city car in [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] which resembles the [[Blista Compact]] hatchback. The GTA Chinatown Wars Blista is covered under the Blista Compact article.''
 
 
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Blista
 
| name = Blista
| front_image = Blista-GTA3-front.jpg
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| front_image = Blista-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Blista in GTA III
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| caption = A Blista in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| rear_image = Blista-GTA3-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Blista-GTAV-Rear.png
| manufacturer =
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| manufacturer = [[Dinka]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
| vehicle_type = Civilian [[:Category:Vans|van]]
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| vehicle_class = Compacts
| body_style = 4-door minivan
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| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| capacity = 4
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| body_style = 4-door minivan <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>3-door hatchback <small>(HD Universe)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers) (3D Universe)</small><br>2 <small>(driver and passenger) (HD Universe)</small>
}}
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| variants =
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| related = [[Minivan]]<br>[[Blista Compact]]
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}}{{disambiglink|For a similarly-named vehicle, see [[Blista Compact]].}}
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The [[Dinka]] '''Blista''' is a minivan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' and a 3-door hatchback in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
   
The '''Blista''' is a modern minivan in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]. In both games, the vehicle is found on [[Staunton Island]] and [[Shoreside Vale]].
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== Design ==
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==== 3D Universe ====
== Description ==
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The Blista resembles a [[wp:Dodge_Caravan|third Generation Dodge Caravan]] in appearance, with the headlights and grille resembling a [[wp:Chrysler Voyager|fourth generation Chrysler Voyager]], depicted as a modern minivan in contrast to the older [[Moonbeam]]. Despite the Blista's minivan design, it can only accommodate three passengers and one driver, the same as any four-door vehicle. Its name, rather unpleasantly, sounds like a portmanteau of the words "blister" and possibly "Honda" (probably referring to the [[wp:Honda Odyssey (North America)|first generation Honda Odyssey]], even though it has a closer resemblance to the Dodge Caravan).
=== Design ===
 
The Blista resembles a [[wp:Dodge Caravan#Generation III (1996–2000)|third generation Dodge Caravan LE]] in appearance, with the headlights and grille resembling a [[wp:Chrysler Voyager|fourth generation Chrysler Voyager]], depicted as a modern minivan in contrast to the older [[Moonbeam]]. Despite the Blista's minivan design, it can only accommodate three passengers and one driver, the same as any four-door vehicle. Its name, rather unpleasantly, sounds like a portmanteau of the words "blister" and possibly "Honda" (probably referring to the [[wp:Honda Odyssey (North America)#First generation .281994.E2.80.931998.29|Honda Odyssey]], even though it has a closer resemblance to the Dodge Caravan).
 
 
Since most pre-[[GTA IV Era|GTA IV era]] vehicles have unknown manufacturers, it is still unclear what brand the Blista is. However, there are three possibilities:
 
 
*'''[[Dinka]]''' - There exists a vehicle in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] named the [[Blista Compact]], a small hatchback car (making it a "compact" version of the Blista). This car is made by Dinka, so it may follow that the larger Blista model would also be made by Dinka. The wheels also have Honda logos on them, but that is only because the texures are photos of a wheel from a [[wp:Honda Civic (third generation)|third generation Honda Civic]]. This wheel also appears on every other van.
 
 
*'''[[Bravado]]''' - The Blista itself is based on a Dodge Caravan, and Bravado is Dodge's counterpart in the GTA universe.
 
 
*'''[[Vapid]]''' - In GTA IV, the Blista is absent, but a very similar vehicle named the [[Minivan]] is present. This vehicle, also based on a Dodge Caravan, is manufactured by [[Vapid]].
 
   
 
During [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|development of GTA III]], the Blista was originally known as the "'''Space'''".
 
During [[Beta Releases#Grand Theft Auto III|development of GTA III]], the Blista was originally known as the "'''Space'''".
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Space-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Space", a beta Blista prior to the release of GTA III.
 
Space-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Space", a beta Blista prior to the release of GTA III.
Blista-GTA3-front.jpg|A Blista in GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Blista-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Blista-GTA3-front.jpg|A Blista in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] (<small>[[:Image:Blista-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Blista-GTALCS-front.jpg|A Blista in GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Blista-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Blista-GTALCS-front.jpg|A Blista in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] (<small>[[:Image:Blista-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
=== Performance ===
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==== HD Universe ====
The Blista is considerably faster and more agile than its size and appearance would suggest. It is driven by a large V6 in a front wheel drive layout. This leads to a degree of understeer at higher speeds, but less than one would expect for a vehicle of its size. Remarkably, its handling statistics are very similar to the [[Kuruma]] and [[Taxi]], two agile, front-wheel drive full-size sedans. It is possible to [[Drifting|drift]] the Blista, even though it is FWD.
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The Blista returns in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]], which has been completely redesigned into a three-door hatchback (more specifically, a [[wp:B-segment|B-segment]]), but still retains traits reminiscent of its predecessor, the [[Blista Compact]], with sport coupé styling and elements such as dual exhaust pipes. The Blista can be modified at [[Los Santos Customs]] or [[Beeker's Garage]] with aesthetic modifications such as bumpers, colors, wheels, or performance improvements. The Blista is more suited to younger drivers of Los Santos due to its compact shape and its sporty design. The Blista is primarily based on the [[wp:Honda Civic Type R|second generation Honda Civic Type R hatchback]], with the front end is loosely derived from a [[wp:Honda Civic|2006-2011 US spec Civic sedan]] for its headlights, and the [http://www.themotorreport.com.au/content/image/2/0/2012_volkswagen_scirocco_r_review_08_1-0925.jpg 2009- Volkswagen Scirocco R] for its sides. The Blista also shares styling elements with the [[wp:Honda City|fifth generation Honda City]], [[wp:Honda CR-Z|Honda CR-Z]] and the [[wp:Mazda2|Mazda2]]. The rear mostly resembles the [[wp:Volkswagen Golf Mk6|Volkswagen Golf R]] and [[wp:Mitsubishi Colt|Mitsubishi Colt]] to a lesser extent. The overall shape and size of the car, resembles the [[wp:Toyota Yaris|2006-2013 Toyota Yaris/Vitz]] hatchback, judging by its rounded profile on the roof.
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{| align="center"
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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Blistav.jpg|A gray Blista in GTA V ([[:Image:Blistav2.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
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Blista-GTAV-Front.jpg|A red Blista in GTA V.
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Blista,Dinka.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V.
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</gallery>
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|}
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== Performance ==
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==== 3D Universe ====
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The Blista is considerably faster and more agile than its size and appearance would suggest. It is driven by a V6 in a front wheel drive layout. This leads to a degree of understeer at higher speeds, but less than one would expect for a vehicle of its size. Remarkably, its handling statistics are very similar to the [[Kuruma]] and [[Taxi]], two agile front wheel drive sedans. It is possible to get the Blista to slide with the handbrake to the point where it looks like drifting.
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==== HD Universe ====
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This car has a lot more power than its relatively small body shape would suggest, with a top speed close to that of the [[Buffalo]], and parring the [[Issi]] with handling performance. Its light body frame however doesn't cope with collisions as well as most vehicles, with 3 or 4 major crashes causing the car to blow up. The car's front engine, front wheel drive configuration causes the car to understeer at speed, which, in an unexperienced driver's hands, can be disasterous in a police chase or in a situation where manueverability is key at speeds. The car's suspension is also somewhat stiff, which, in urban areas creates responsive steering, but offroad, causes the car to rebound off of obstacles and variations in the road surface, making the car unsafe. The low ground clearance also causes an issue once you take the car out of it's comfort zone, and due to the compact size of the car, the wheels can become stuck in the wheel well after a few collisions or a bad landing after a jump. Due to all the weight of the car being situated in the front, the car also tend to nose dive after leaving the ground, so in situations like a jump, the driver must be very attentive, because if not- the car will hit the ground nose first and flip uncontrolably.  
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===== Overview =====
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{{Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 5.8 seconds
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|Top speed = 182 mph
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|Engine = 1.5 liter inline-4
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|Drivetrain = FWD
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|Gears = 5-speed auto
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|Mass = 1187 kg}}
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== Notable Owners ==
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*[[Kyle Chavis]]
   
==Locations==
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== Locations ==
'''GTA III'''
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=== GTA III ===
 
*[[Liberty City Memorial Stadium]] parking area in [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]].
 
*[[Liberty City Memorial Stadium]] parking area in [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]].
 
*[[Asuka Kasen|Asuka Kasen's]] [[Asuka Kasen's Condo|Condo]] in [[Newport]], Staunton Island.
 
*[[Asuka Kasen|Asuka Kasen's]] [[Asuka Kasen's Condo|Condo]] in [[Newport]], Staunton Island.
*Garage behind a high rise apartment in Newport, Staunton Island. Where you did the mission [[Silence The Sneak]]
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*Garage behind a high rise apartment in Newport, Staunton Island. Where you did the mission [[Silence The Sneak]].
 
*[[AMCo. Petroleum Company]] headquarters in [[Torrington]], Staunton Island.
 
*[[AMCo. Petroleum Company]] headquarters in [[Torrington]], Staunton Island.
 
*[[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] parking area in Shoreside Vale.
 
*[[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] parking area in Shoreside Vale.
 
*Apartment parking area in [[Wichita Gardens]], Shoreside Vale.
 
*Apartment parking area in [[Wichita Gardens]], Shoreside Vale.
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*Spawns around Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale.
   
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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=== GTA Liberty City Stories ===
*Liberty City Memorial Stadium Parking Area in Belleville Park, Staunton Island, Liberty City
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*Liberty City Memorial Stadium Parking Area in Belleville Park, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
*Apartment parking area in Wichita Gardens, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City
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*Apartment parking area in Wichita Gardens, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City.
*Spawns frequently in Newport, [[Rockford]], [[Fort Staunton]] and [[Cedar Grove]]
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*Spawns frequently in Newport, [[Rockford]], [[Fort Staunton]], and [[Cedar Grove]].
   
==Trivia==
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=== GTA V ===
[[File:Blista-Manhunt-front.jpg|thumb|220px|A Blista in [[Manhunt 2]].]]
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*Often spawns around in [[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]].
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*A red Blista is driven by [[Kyle Chavis]] in the mission [[Marriage Counseling]]. 
   
* Due to what may be a coding error, the Blista cannot be picked up by the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard|crusher]] in GTA III; the game responds with “Crane cannot lift this vehicle.”, despite the crane having no trouble lifting a [[Coach]] into the crusher. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Blista is able to be crushed, although the crane cannot pick up larger vehicles. This, however, can be fixed on PC version by tweaking files.
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== Trivia ==
* A [[w:c:manhunt:Blista|vehicle resembling the Blista]] can be found in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt 2]], but the front end is now more reminiscent of a [[wp:Chrysler PT Cruiser|Chrysler PT Cruiser]].
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===General===
* In Serbian, “Blista” is translated as “It's shining”.
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[[File:Blista-Manhunt-front.jpg|thumb|220px|A Blista in [[Manhunt 2]]]]
* The GTA III rendition has the same engine noise as the [[Landstalker]], while in LCS, its engine noise is similar to low-performance cars like the [[Manana]], [[Idaho]], [[Perennial]], and the [[Esperanto]]
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*A [[w:c:manhunt:Blista|vehicle resembling the Blista]] can be found in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt 2]], but the front end is now more reminiscent of a [[wp:Chrysler PT Cruiser|Chrysler PT Cruiser]].
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*In Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian, "Blista" is translated as "It's shining."
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*The default radio station for the Blista is:
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Non Stop Pop FM]]
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===Grand Theft Auto III===
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*Due to what may be a coding error, the Blista cannot be picked up by the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard|crusher]] in GTA III; the game responds with "Crane cannot lift this vehicle.", despite the crane having no trouble lifting a [[Coach]] into the crusher. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Blista is able to be crushed, although the crane cannot pick up larger vehicles. This, however, can be fixed on PC version by tweaking files.
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*The GTA III rendition of the Blista has the same engine noise as the [[Landstalker]], suggesting it to have a large V6, while in LCS, its engine noise is similar to low-performance cars like the [[Manana]], [[Idaho]], [[Perennial]], and the [[Esperanto]], suggesting a smaller V6 or a 4 cylinder diesel.
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===Grand Theft Auto V===
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*The Blista in GTA V is featured in various '''[[JiffiRent]]''' adverts in the city, with the quote "See San Andreas in a Jiffi". Oddly, the Dinka logo cannot be seen on the grill of the car in the advertisement, implying that it was a beta model.
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* It is possible that the Blista is based off the Piranha, a car featured in ''[http://midnightclub.wikia.com/wiki/Midnight_Club:_Street_Racing Midnight Club: Street Racing]'', another Rockstar game.
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[[File:JiffiRentAd-GTAV.jpg|thumb]]
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Blista Compact]], a hatchback featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] (where it is manufactured by [[Dinka]]). This vehicle is similar (and superior) to the Blista in its handling capabilities.
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* [[Blista Compact]], a hatchback featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' (where it is manufactured by [[Dinka]]). This vehicle is similar (and superior) to the Blista in its handling capabilities.
* The [[Vapid]] [[Minivan]], a car that resembles the [[Wikipedia:Dodge Caravan|Dodge Caravan]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], filling for the absence of the Blista van.
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* The [[Vapid]] [[Minivan]], a car that resembles the [[wp:Dodge Caravan|Dodge Caravan]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', filling for the absence of the Blista van.
   
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== Navigation ==
 
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Latest revision as of 14:56, December 9, 2014

VEHICLE
Blista
Blista-GTAV-Front
A Blista in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Compacts
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door minivan (3D Universe)
3-door hatchback (HD Universe)
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers) (3D Universe)
2 (driver and passenger) (HD Universe)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Dinka (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Minivan
Blista Compact


For a similarly-named vehicle, see Blista Compact.

The Dinka Blista is a minivan featured in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and a 3-door hatchback in Grand Theft Auto V.

Design Edit

3D Universe Edit

The Blista resembles a third Generation Dodge Caravan in appearance, with the headlights and grille resembling a fourth generation Chrysler Voyager, depicted as a modern minivan in contrast to the older Moonbeam. Despite the Blista's minivan design, it can only accommodate three passengers and one driver, the same as any four-door vehicle. Its name, rather unpleasantly, sounds like a portmanteau of the words "blister" and possibly "Honda" (probably referring to the first generation Honda Odyssey, even though it has a closer resemblance to the Dodge Caravan).

During development of GTA III, the Blista was originally known as the "Space".

HD Universe Edit

The Blista returns in GTA V, which has been completely redesigned into a three-door hatchback (more specifically, a B-segment), but still retains traits reminiscent of its predecessor, the Blista Compact, with sport coupé styling and elements such as dual exhaust pipes. The Blista can be modified at Los Santos Customs or Beeker's Garage with aesthetic modifications such as bumpers, colors, wheels, or performance improvements. The Blista is more suited to younger drivers of Los Santos due to its compact shape and its sporty design. The Blista is primarily based on the second generation Honda Civic Type R hatchback, with the front end is loosely derived from a 2006-2011 US spec Civic sedan for its headlights, and the 2009- Volkswagen Scirocco R for its sides. The Blista also shares styling elements with the fifth generation Honda City, Honda CR-Z and the Mazda2. The rear mostly resembles the Volkswagen Golf R and Mitsubishi Colt to a lesser extent. The overall shape and size of the car, resembles the 2006-2013 Toyota Yaris/Vitz hatchback, judging by its rounded profile on the roof.

Performance Edit

3D Universe Edit

The Blista is considerably faster and more agile than its size and appearance would suggest. It is driven by a V6 in a front wheel drive layout. This leads to a degree of understeer at higher speeds, but less than one would expect for a vehicle of its size. Remarkably, its handling statistics are very similar to the Kuruma and Taxi, two agile front wheel drive sedans. It is possible to get the Blista to slide with the handbrake to the point where it looks like drifting.

HD Universe Edit

This car has a lot more power than its relatively small body shape would suggest, with a top speed close to that of the Buffalo, and parring the Issi with handling performance. Its light body frame however doesn't cope with collisions as well as most vehicles, with 3 or 4 major crashes causing the car to blow up. The car's front engine, front wheel drive configuration causes the car to understeer at speed, which, in an unexperienced driver's hands, can be disasterous in a police chase or in a situation where manueverability is key at speeds. The car's suspension is also somewhat stiff, which, in urban areas creates responsive steering, but offroad, causes the car to rebound off of obstacles and variations in the road surface, making the car unsafe. The low ground clearance also causes an issue once you take the car out of it's comfort zone, and due to the compact size of the car, the wheels can become stuck in the wheel well after a few collisions or a bad landing after a jump. Due to all the weight of the car being situated in the front, the car also tend to nose dive after leaving the ground, so in situations like a jump, the driver must be very attentive, because if not- the car will hit the ground nose first and flip uncontrolably.  

Overview Edit
Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

5.8 seconds

182 mph

1.5 liter inline-4

FWD

5-speed auto

1187 kg

Notable Owners Edit

Locations Edit

GTA III Edit

GTA Liberty City Stories Edit

  • Liberty City Memorial Stadium Parking Area in Belleville Park, Staunton Island, Liberty City.
  • Apartment parking area in Wichita Gardens, Shoreside Vale, Liberty City.
  • Spawns frequently in Newport, Rockford, Fort Staunton, and Cedar Grove.

GTA V Edit

Trivia Edit

GeneralEdit

Blista-Manhunt-front

A Blista in Manhunt 2

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

  • Due to what may be a coding error, the Blista cannot be picked up by the crusher in GTA III; the game responds with "Crane cannot lift this vehicle.", despite the crane having no trouble lifting a Coach into the crusher. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Blista is able to be crushed, although the crane cannot pick up larger vehicles. This, however, can be fixed on PC version by tweaking files.
  • The GTA III rendition of the Blista has the same engine noise as the Landstalker, suggesting it to have a large V6, while in LCS, its engine noise is similar to low-performance cars like the Manana, Idaho, Perennial, and the Esperanto, suggesting a smaller V6 or a 4 cylinder diesel.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • The Blista in GTA V is featured in various JiffiRent adverts in the city, with the quote "See San Andreas in a Jiffi". Oddly, the Dinka logo cannot be seen on the grill of the car in the advertisement, implying that it was a beta model.
  • It is possible that the Blista is based off the Piranha, a car featured in Midnight Club: Street Racing, another Rockstar game.
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See also Edit

Navigation Edit

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