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Blista Compact
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The Blista Compact in GTA IV
(Rear quarter view).
Also known as Blista (GTA CW)
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door hatchback
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V (Wreck)
Manufacturer Dinka (HD Universe)

The Dinka Blista Compact is a two-door hatchback available in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and GTA Chinatown Wars. In GTA Chinatown Wars Blista Compact is simply named the Blista. In GTA V, Blista Compact wrecks appear. In the HD Universe, the Blista Compact is manufactured by Dinka.

The Blista Compact is a separate vehicle to the Blista in GTA III, GTA LCS, and GTA V.

Design

The Blista Compact is a common car in the games it appears in, and is generally considered to be a satisfactory car, particularly useful for quick getaways and general evasive purposes. Its above-average speed, acceleration and handling make it a useful car in almost any situation. It is also the only vehicle in the games with front wheel drive.

3D Universe

Unlike many other vehicles, the Blista Compact's design has remained almost exactly the same in all its appearances, apart from different engine sounds and minor cosmetic differences.

Like its design influence, the first generation Honda CR-X, the Blista Compact sports a hatchback design and a very small curb weight; in fact, the Blista Compact is easily the smallest and lightest passenger car in GTA Vice City. The car has a two-tone paint job in GTA Vice City, with an always-black bottom half, but in later games was remodeled to feature a variety of colors in all-over and two-tone styles.

HD Universe

In GTA IV the Blista Compact becomes the second lightest car, (the Uranus being the lightest in GTA IV). The Blista Compact may spawn with any combination of optional extras, including a spoiler (body colored or matte black), sunroof, side skirts, twin exhaust pipes, or a body colored windshield banner.

Performance

3D Universe

Since its introduction in GTA Vice City, the Blista Compact has usually been an impressive small sports car, capable of outrunning more rare and more expensive performance cars. In GTA Vice City Stories, however, the Blista Compact is slightly slower, and suffers from moderate oversteer. Blista Compacts all use front wheel drive, except in GTA Vice City Stories. This could be due to the fact that it is based on a 1984 model in GTA Vice City Stories, rather than a 1986 model. In GTA San Andreas, it is possible that the Blista Compact is turbocharged, as evidenced by its engine sound characteristics.

HD Universe

It is powered by a high revving, twin cam 1.4L four-cylinder engine in an FF drivetrain layout, giving it a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h). This makes the Blista Compact the seventh-fastest car in GTA IV. The smooth 5-speed transmission and light weight (weighing as much as an Air Tug at 1400 kg, but being beaten out by the Uranus) means it accelerates from 0–100 km/h in 7.4 seconds, tying it with the Cognoscenti. The stiff suspension gives it taut handling, and paired with the fast acceleration and top speed. Braking is relatively good, partly due to its light weight, but ABS is unavailable due to its age. Its turning radius is 35 degrees. Due to its small wheels, stiff suspension, and light body construction, the ride is that of which you'd expect in a sports car. It is very firm but still somewhat settled, but is somewhat unstable as it can roll over from obstructions easily. The body is relatively resistant to collisions, and for its size and age the engine is durable, however it still cannot sustain much gunfire or collisions before the engine dies out or catches fire. All in all, the Blista Compact is one of the best two door vehicles in the game due to its performance and accessibility. It is also very easy to park due to its high maneuverability, and can spin around with one rear wheel in place, while in reverse, and is able to execute the Spin and Go maneuver.
Blista badges

Badging on the Blista Compact.

In GTA IV, the Blista Compact is worth $1,500 at Stevie's garage, where Niko can bring the vehicle after completing all of his missions.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

The Blista Compact can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Race $ 220
Vents Oval Hood Vent $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Win $ 550
Drag $ 200
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Notable owners

  • Jimmy used to own a silver Blista Compact in GTA IV until it was stolen by Niko for Vlad in the mission Clean Getaway.
  • Jeff gives Niko the keys to a Blista Compact (with his dead wife's body laying in the rear seat) in his second random encounter. Jeff tells Niko to dump it in the Humboldt River.

Trivia

  • In GTA IV, half-built Blista Compacts appear as wrecked and undrivable props in a few garages, such as Brucie's Garage, Stevie's Garage, and inside an Auto workshop just north of the Sprunk warehouse in Bohan. They can also be found in junkyards and other abandoned places around Liberty City.
  • There is a glitch present with the Blista Compact, where you cannot shoot through the back hatch glass to kill the driver or passenger.
  • In GTA IV, on the back of the Blista Compact, there is a badging that says "Invariable Valve Timing".
  • The GTA VC rendition has the same engine sound as the Taxi. The GTA VCS rendition has the same engine sound as the Sentinel.

Locations

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA Chinatown Wars

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