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| name = Buffalo
 
| name = Buffalo
| front_image = Buffalo-TBOGT-front.jpg
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| front_image = Buffalo-GTAV-Front-Franklin.png|thumb
| image_size = 300
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| image_size = 325
| caption = The Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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| caption = A Second Generation Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| rear_image = Buffalo-TBOGT-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Buffalo-GTAV-Rear-Franklin.png
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] (TBoGT)
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| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = 2-door muscle car ''(GTA: San Andreas)''
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| body_style = 2-door muscle car <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>4-door sedan <small>(HD Universe)</small>
4-door sedan ''(The Ballad of Gay Tony)''
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger) (3D Universe)</small><br>4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers) (HD Universe)</small>
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger) ''(GTA: San Andreas)''
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<small> ('''BETA''')</small><br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
4 (driver and three passengers) ''(The Ballad of Gay Tony)''
 
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
The '''Buffalo''' is a muscle car and sports sedan which appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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The [[Bravado]] '''Buffalo''' is a muscle car and sports sedan which appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
   
==Description==
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==Design==
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===3D Universe===
=== 3D Universe ===
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The Buffalo in GTA San Andreas appears to be based on the [[wp:Third-generation Chevrolet Camaro|third-generation Chevrolet Camaro]], but there are influences from other vehicles. The headlights are circular, similar to a [[wp:Opel Manta|Opel Manta B2]] and the third generation [[wp:Honda Integra|Honda Integra]]. A C-pillar has also been added, bearing a resemblance to a [[wp:Dodge Daytona|Dodge Daytona]]. The shape of the taillights looks closer to some third-generation [[wp:third-generation Pontiac Firebird|Pontiac Firebird]] models. The Buffalo also features a ram air hood.
The Buffalo in GTA San Andreas appears to be based on the third-generation [[wp:Third-generation Chevrolet Camaro|Chevrolet Camaro]], but there are influences from other vehicles. The headlights are circular, similar to a [[wp:Opel Manta|Opel Manta B2]] and the third generation [[wp:Honda Integra|Honda Integra]]. A C-pillar has also been added, bearing a resemblance to a [[wp:Dodge Daytona|Dodge Daytona]]. The shape of the taillights looks closer to some third-generation [[wp:third-generation Pontiac Firebird|Pontiac Firebird]] models. The Buffalo also features a ram air hood.
 
   
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Buffalo-GTASA-front.jpg|Front quarter view
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Buffalo-GTASA-front.jpg|A Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>
Buffalo-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
=== HD Universe ===
 
In TBoGT, the [[Bravado]] Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the LX Platform [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)|Dodge Charger SRT-8]]. The front fascia and headlight covers bear a subtle similarity to the fifth generation [[wikipedia:Ford Mustang (fifth generation)|Ford Mustang GT]]. In GTA IV, the game's rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car. Rather, the vehicle is depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the [[Federal Investigation Bureau]], dubbed the [[FIB Buffalo]].
 
   
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Buffalo features a custom body kit that includes larger exhaust tips, chrome wheels, and ground effects, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model. Compared to the [[FIB Buffalo|FIB Buffalo's]] engine, the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.
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===HD Universe===
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====TBOGT====
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In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the [[Bravado]] Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the [[wp:Dodge Charger|Sixth generation Dodge Charger]] as well as the [[wp:Ford Mustang|Ford Mustang GT]] for the greenhouse area, front fascia and headlights. In GTA IV, the game's rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car. Rather, the vehicle is depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the [[Federal Investigation Bureau]], dubbed the [[FIB Buffalo]].
   
[[File:Buffalo-GTAV.jpg|thumb|187px|The buffalo seen in the Franklin Trailer, GTA V.]]
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The Buffalo features a custom body kit that includes larger exhaust tips, chrome wheels, and ground effects, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model. Compared to the [[FIB Buffalo|FIB Buffalo's]] normally-aspirated V8 engine, the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.
   
The Buffalo makes a return appearance in GTA V. The headlights and front fascia have been updated to more closely resemble the second generation [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)|Dodge Charger LX]]. The sides and fenders are nearly unchanged, with the exception of the front fenders now featuring large air intakes. The rear has also been updated, still resembling the second generation Charger LX, but with design cues and taillights from the [[wp:Nissan 300ZX|Z32 Nissan 300ZX]].
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====GTA V====
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The Buffalo returns in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], with the normal version having the same design as The Ballad of Gay Tony model.
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Franklin owns a unique next-gen supercharged Buffalo, based on the [[wp:Dodge Charger|2011-2014 Dodge Charger]] but still retains the design of the previous generation and with the tailight design similar to the [http://carinnovative.com/2013/10/25/2015-acura-nsx-release-date/ Acura NSX concept]. 
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Franklin's Buffalo has a much more aggressive appearance, giving it the look of the modern American muscle car. The front fascia consists of one large grille that extends from the hood to the front bumper and two smaller grilles near the tyres. On the side, there are two small [[wp:Carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer|CFRP]] panels that give an even more aggressive look. Franklin's Buffalo also has unique rims that consist of ten spokes. The rear of the Buffalo remains largely the same except for the taillights. This version can only be obtained through him as it does not spawn anywhere else other than outside his house.
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Buffalo-TBOGT-front.jpg|A Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-TBOGT-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>
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Buffalo-GTAV-Front-FirstGeneration.png|A First Generation Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-GTAV-Rear-FirstGeneration.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>
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Buffalo-GTAV-Front-Franklin.png|A Second Generation Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-GTAV-Rear-Franklin.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>
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</gallery>
   
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
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In GTA San Andreas, the car is laid out in an FR layout, and sports a high-performance V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of high rear end power, which may lead to loss of traction. Despite being a sports car, the Buffalo handles very well off road, making it a spectacular cross-country vehicle.
 
In GTA San Andreas, the car is laid out in an FR layout, and sports a high-performance V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of high rear end power, which may lead to loss of traction. Despite being a sports car, the Buffalo handles very well off road, making it a spectacular cross-country vehicle.
   
[[File:Buffalo-Engine-HD.png|thumb|160px|Engine of the Buffalo.]]
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[[File:Buffalo-Engine-HD.png|thumb|160px|Engine of the Buffalo in [[GTA IV]].]]
<span style="font-size:16px;">HD Universe</span>The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its supercharged V8 engine, and is superior to its law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration and an excellent top speed of 201mph (323km/h), mostly due to it being lighter than the FIB Buffalo. While the car is still prone to fishtailing, the car's grip on the road is equally excellent. And, like the [[Infernus]], [[Banshee]], [[F620]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet GT|Bullet GT,]] the Buffalo burns excess fuel from its exhaust when shifting gears.
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<span style="font-size:16px;">HD Universe</span>
   
== Unique Variants ==
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The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its supercharged 6.5 liter V8 engine which is more superior than it's law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration which is 0-60&nbsp;mph in 3.9 seconds and an excellent top speed of 201&nbsp;mph (323&nbsp;km/h) and a 5-speed gearbox in a FR layout, because it is being lighter than the FIB Buffalo. While the car is still prone to fishtailing, the car's grip on the road is equally excellent. And like the [[Infernus]], [[Banshee]], [[F620]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet GT|Bullet GT,]] the Buffalo burns excess fuel from its exhaust when shifting gears.
   
Only found in the mission [[This Ain't Checkers]], Mori's red Buffalo, along with the other 3 cars available, is equipped with Nitrous to help the player win the [[Triathlon (TBOGT)|Triathlon]] set up by [[Mori]]. It is best to only use the nitrous on straightaways, as it provides an enormous amount of speed in a short amount of time, but makes it nearly impossible to take a corner or slow down. A pink canister icon is displayed on the hub next to the mini map during the race. It empties as you use the Nitrous and is refilled as the player drives.
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In GTA V, Franklin's supercharged Buffalo has a slightly better performance than the regular Buffalo, due to the stronger engine. The acceleration is now much more quicker, while the steering has been improved.
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===Overview===
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{{Template:Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time = 4.3 seconds
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|Top speed = 201 mph (323 km/h)
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|Engine = 6.4 liter supercharged V8
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|Drivetrain = Rear wheel drive
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|Gears = 6 speed manual (5-speed auto first generation)
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|Mass = n/a
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}}
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== Unique variants ==
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Only found in the mission [[This Ain't Checkers]], Mori's red Buffalo, along with the other 3 cars available, is equipped with [[Nitro]]us to help the player win the [[Triathlon (TBOGT)|Triathlon]] set up by [[Mori Kibbutz|Mori]]. It is best to only use the nitrous on straightaways, as it provides an enormous amount of speed in a short amount of time, but makes it nearly impossible to take a corner or slow down. A pink canister icon is displayed on the hub next to the mini map during the race. It empties as you use the Nitrous and is refilled as the player drives.
   
 
At the start of the mission [[Bang Bang]], the player has the choice between [[Gay Tony|Tony's]] black [[Schafter]] or a unique blue Buffalo. This Buffalo is presumably [[Evan Moss]]' car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.
 
At the start of the mission [[Bang Bang]], the player has the choice between [[Gay Tony|Tony's]] black [[Schafter]] or a unique blue Buffalo. This Buffalo is presumably [[Evan Moss]]' car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.
   
 
In the game file "carcols.dat" there is a car known, internally, as the "buffal2". It is a faster, more stable Buffalo that is found in Drug Wars as a drug transport. It is aesthetically identical to the Buffalo, but the "buffal2" has quicker acceleration, and the handling is much more firm.
 
In the game file "carcols.dat" there is a car known, internally, as the "buffal2". It is a faster, more stable Buffalo that is found in Drug Wars as a drug transport. It is aesthetically identical to the Buffalo, but the "buffal2" has quicker acceleration, and the handling is much more firm.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], a unique supercharged Buffalo which cannot be found anywhere else, appears at [[Franklin]]'s house with a unique plate reading FC1988. Despite the stock version being white, this car can be modified and will respawn outside [[Franklin]]'s house in its modified state.
   
 
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
 
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
   
 
The Buffalo can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
 
The Buffalo can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
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{|class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;" valign="top"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Colors
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|Car Color 1
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|$ 150
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|-
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|rowspan=2|Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|rowspan=10|Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
Colors:
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*Note: The [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas]] charges 20% more except for colors.
*Car Color 1 ($150)
 
 
Nitro:
 
*2x Nitrous ($200)
 
*10x Nitrous ($1000)
 
 
Wheels:
 
*Import ($820)
 
*Atomic ($770)
 
*Ahab ($1000)
 
*Virtual ($620)
 
*Access ($1140)
 
*Off Road Wheel ($1000)
 
*Mega ($1030)
 
*Grove ($1230)
 
*Twist ($1200)
 
*Wires ($1560)
 
 
Hydraulics ($1500)
 
 
*Note: The Transfender in [[Las Venturas]] charges 20% more except for colors.
 
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" orientation="none" columns="3" spacing="small" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordercolor="#8e8e8e">
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" orientation="none" columns="3" spacing="small" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordercolor="#8e8e8e">
Buffalo-GTA4-advertising.jpg|While absent in GTA IV, a billboard advertises the standard model of the Buffalo. On closer inspection, the pictured Buffalo features grill-mounted lights from an [[FIB Buffalo]]. First Generation.
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Buffalo-GTA4-advertising.jpg|While absent in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], a billboard advertises the stock model of the Buffalo. On closer inspection, the pictured Buffalo features grill-mounted lights from an [[FIB Buffalo]].
Buffalo_in_the_buff.jpg|A common Buffalo in TBOGT.
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Buffalo_in_the_buff.jpg|A common Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBOGT]].
Mori Kibbutz Red Buffalo.jpg|[[Mori]]'s Buffalo in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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Mori Kibbutz Red Buffalo.jpg|[[Mori Kibbutz|Mori's]] Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBOGT]].
Franklin_Buffalo.png|The rear of the third generation Buffalo in as seen in GTA V's trailer "Franklin".
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Buffalo-GTAV-front.jpg|A First Generation Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]<br>([[:file:Buffalo-GTAV-rearview.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
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Franklin_Buffalo.png|The rear of the unique Buffalo owned by Franklin as seen in [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailer|his character trailer]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
==Trivia==
 
* The Buffalo plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
**[[Radio X]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
**[[San Juan Sounds]] in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
 
* In GTA IV, the Buffalo shown in billboards has a large Bravado logo within its grille, unlike the FIB Buffalo or the civilian Buffalo which have a small logo above the grille. Interestingly, the billboard Buffalo also retains the police lights found on the FIB variant.
 
* In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], if the player takes a Buffalo to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] too many times, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its color palette. The exceptions are the [[Dukes (car)|Dukes]], the [[Infernus]], the and the [[PMP 600]], which all suffer from the glitch.
 
* The Buffalo appears in [[Drug Wars]] where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paintjobs.
 
*In [[GTA San Andreas]], the Buffalo shares its engine sound with the [[Alpha]].
 
* The car's name may be a reference to the Ford Taurus. Both names are a reference to cattle (in the Buffalo's case, a type of [[wp:Bison|Bison]]).
 
* The Buffalo in TBoGT features the same wheels as the [[Rebla]].
 
* The Buffalo is featured in GTAV as a civilian vehicle as well as a [[Police Buffalo|police vehicle]], shown in a screenshot.
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
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===GTA San Andreas===
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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*[[Catalina]] owns a Buffalo, located beside [[Catalina's Hideout|her hideout]] in [[Fern Ridge]], [[Red County]], even after she has left for [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] with [[Claude]].
*[[Catalina]] owns a Buffalo, located beside [[Catalina's Hideout|her hideout]] in [[Fern Ridge]], [[Red County]], even after she has left for [[Liberty City]] with [[Claude]].
 
 
*Will spawn at the [[Xoomer]] [[Gas Station]] in [[Easter Basin]] when wanted for export.
 
*Will spawn at the [[Xoomer]] [[Gas Station]] in [[Easter Basin]] when wanted for export.
 
*Available for export for $28000 at the [[Exports and Imports|Import/Export]] dock in Easter Basin, [[San Fierro]] every Friday after completing all 3 export lists.
 
*Available for export for $28000 at the [[Exports and Imports|Import/Export]] dock in Easter Basin, [[San Fierro]] every Friday after completing all 3 export lists.
*A white Buffalo with a license plate reading "PULASKI" is driven by [[Eddie Pulaski]] in the mission [[High Noon]]. If the player destroys it during the mission, it respawns when they get the "Mission Passed" notification, undamaged and available to be driven away.
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*A white Buffalo with a license plate reading "PULASKI" is driven by [[Eddie Pulaski]] in the mission [[High Noon]]. If the player destroys it during the mission, it re-spawn's when they get the "Mission Passed" notification, undamaged and available to be driven away.
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*Occasionally spawns in a pink painted parking lot in [[Queens]], [[San Fierro]] (sometimes locked).
 
*Sometimes spawns in [[Juniper Hill]], [[San Fierro]].
 
*Sometimes spawns in [[Juniper Hill]], [[San Fierro]].
   
'''The Ballad of Gay Tony'''
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
*If the player is hijacking a boat or helicopter during a [[Drug Wars|Drug War]], they will be required to bring it to the docks in [[Northwood]]. The Buffalo will be right in front of the player after the ending cutscene.
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*Practically uncommon unless the player drives one.
*Commonly spawns in north [[Algonquin]].
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*If the player is hijacking a boat or helicopter during a [[Drug Wars|Drug War]], they will be required to bring it to the docks in [[Northwood]]. The Buffalo will be right in front of the player after the ending cut-scene.
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*Commonly spawns in north [[Algonquin]] in multiplayer.
 
*[[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] will deliver one to the player if called.
 
*[[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] will deliver one to the player if called.
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*Uniquely colored examples can be found during Drug Wars as a target vehicle for convoy missions.
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===GTA V===
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*[[Franklin Clinton]] owns a unique white Buffalo that can be modified with more variations and has some unique features and spawns outside his safehouse.
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*When switching to Franklin from Michael or Trevor, either Franklin is driving his Buffalo, or if he is on foot, it will be parked nearby.
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*When driving [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]]'s Buffalo, the TBoGT variant spawns more easily, particularly in [[Strawberry]].
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*The first generation Buffalo can be found mostly in [[Vinewood Hills]].
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*The First Generation Buffalo can also be found on the highways in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[Blaine County]].
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===GTA Online===
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*Found at the same locations as Singleplayer.
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== Trivia ==
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*The default radio stations for the Buffalo are:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
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**'''''The Ballad of Gay Tony''''': [[San Juan Sounds]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Los Santos]].
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*In [[GTA San Andreas]], the Buffalo shares its engine sound with the [[Alpha]].
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*In GTA IV, the Buffalo shown in billboards has a large [[Bravado]] logo within its grille, unlike the [[FIB Buffalo]] or the civilian Buffalo which have a small logo above the grille. Interestingly, the billboard Buffalo also retains the police lights found on the FIB variant.
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*In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], if the player takes a Buffalo to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] too many times, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its color palette. The exceptions are the [[Dukes (car)|Dukes]], the [[Infernus]] and the [[PMP 600]], which all suffer from the glitch.
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*Though the paint-job of Mori's Buffalo is regarded as unique in-game, Buffalo's with the same color can be found, driven by [[Pedestrians|pedestrians.]]
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*The Buffalo appears in [[Drug Wars]] where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paint-jobs.
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*The original San Andreas car's name may be a reference to the Ford Taurus. Both names are a reference to forms of cattle (in the Buffalo's case, a type of [[wp:Bison|bison]]).
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*Another possible name association is that the primary method of defense of a buffalo (bison) is to charge at a threat with its horns. As the later versions of the vehicle were modeled after the Dodge Charger this may be the reason the name was used in the HD games.
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*The Buffalo in TBoGT features the same wheels as the [[Rebla]].
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*The Buffalo is one of the vehicles to feature more than one generation in one game. The others are the [[Schafter]] and the [[Faggio]] from TBoGT, the [[Baller]], the [[Cavalcade]] and the [[Oracle]] in GTA V.
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*If you abandon [[Franklin]]'s Buffalo, it will respawn at his safehouse. It will spawn on the west side of Aunt Denise's house in front of the garage, and just outside the front door of Franklin's safehouse when it is acquired.
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*If the player modifies Franklin's Buffalo, it will respawn in the same modified state. This also works with Franklin's [[Bagger]], [[Michael]]'s [[Tailgater]], [[Trevor]]'s [[Bodhi]], [[Tracey]]'s [[Issi]], and [[Amanda]]'s [[Sentinel]].
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*Despite the front part of the 2nd Generation version shown in the artwork of [[Dave Norton]] (possibly another variant of the FIB Buffalo), [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]] is the only one who owns that version. This may reveal that the 2nd Generation Buffalo was also to be a law enforcement vehicle, or that it would serve as a replacement of Dave's [[Oracle]].
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*Interestingly, both generations of the Buffalo are shown in the GTA Online vehicle list on Social Club, despite story-only vehicles, such as the [[Jet]], not being on the Online list.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
*[[Ruiner]], a similar car that fills the 1980's sports car slot of the GTA San Andreas Buffalo.
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*[[Ruiner]], a similar car in GTA IV that fills the 1980s sports car slot of the [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]'s Buffalo.
*[[FIB Buffalo]], the law enforcement model of the Buffalo.
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*[[FIB Buffalo]], the law enforcement vehicle of the Buffalo found in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
*[[Police Buffalo]] a law enforcement vehicle found exclusively in TBoGT's multiplayer.
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*[[Police Buffalo]], the law enforcement vehicle of the Buffalo found in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]]'s multiplayer and [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
   
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==Navigation==
 
{{Navboxes
 
{{Navboxes
 
|title= Navigation
 
|title= Navigation
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Buffalo
Buffalo-GTAV-Front-Franklin
A Second Generation Buffalo in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door muscle car (3D Universe)
4-door sedan (HD Universe)
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger) (3D Universe)
4 (driver and 3 passengers) (HD Universe)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV (BETA)
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Bravado (HD Universe)

The Bravado Buffalo is a muscle car and sports sedan which appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, The Ballad of Gay Tony and Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Buffalo in GTA San Andreas appears to be based on the third-generation Chevrolet Camaro, but there are influences from other vehicles. The headlights are circular, similar to a Opel Manta B2 and the third generation Honda Integra. A C-pillar has also been added, bearing a resemblance to a Dodge Daytona. The shape of the taillights looks closer to some third-generation Pontiac Firebird models. The Buffalo also features a ram air hood.

HD UniverseEdit

TBOGTEdit

In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Bravado Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the Sixth generation Dodge Charger as well as the Ford Mustang GT for the greenhouse area, front fascia and headlights. In GTA IV, the game's rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car. Rather, the vehicle is depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the Federal Investigation Bureau, dubbed the FIB Buffalo.

The Buffalo features a custom body kit that includes larger exhaust tips, chrome wheels, and ground effects, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model. Compared to the FIB Buffalo's normally-aspirated V8 engine, the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.

GTA VEdit

The Buffalo returns in Grand Theft Auto V, with the normal version having the same design as The Ballad of Gay Tony model.

Franklin owns a unique next-gen supercharged Buffalo, based on the 2011-2014 Dodge Charger but still retains the design of the previous generation and with the tailight design similar to the Acura NSX concept

Franklin's Buffalo has a much more aggressive appearance, giving it the look of the modern American muscle car. The front fascia consists of one large grille that extends from the hood to the front bumper and two smaller grilles near the tyres. On the side, there are two small CFRP panels that give an even more aggressive look. Franklin's Buffalo also has unique rims that consist of ten spokes. The rear of the Buffalo remains largely the same except for the taillights. This version can only be obtained through him as it does not spawn anywhere else other than outside his house.

Performance Edit

3D Universe

In GTA San Andreas, the car is laid out in an FR layout, and sports a high-performance V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of high rear end power, which may lead to loss of traction. Despite being a sports car, the Buffalo handles very well off road, making it a spectacular cross-country vehicle.

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Engine of the Buffalo in GTA IV.
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HD Universe

The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its supercharged 6.5 liter V8 engine which is more superior than it's law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration which is 0-60 mph in 3.9 seconds and an excellent top speed of 201 mph (323 km/h) and a 5-speed gearbox in a FR layout, because it is being lighter than the FIB Buffalo. While the car is still prone to fishtailing, the car's grip on the road is equally excellent. And like the Infernus, Banshee, F620, Sultan RS and Bullet GT, the Buffalo burns excess fuel from its exhaust when shifting gears.

In GTA V, Franklin's supercharged Buffalo has a slightly better performance than the regular Buffalo, due to the stronger engine. The acceleration is now much more quicker, while the steering has been improved.

OverviewEdit

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / kph)

Engine Drivetrain Gears Mass

(Kg)

4.3 seconds

201 mph (323 km/h)

6.4 liter supercharged V8

Rear wheel drive

6 speed manual (5-speed auto first generation)

n/a

Unique variants Edit

Only found in the mission This Ain't Checkers, Mori's red Buffalo, along with the other 3 cars available, is equipped with Nitrous to help the player win the Triathlon set up by Mori. It is best to only use the nitrous on straightaways, as it provides an enormous amount of speed in a short amount of time, but makes it nearly impossible to take a corner or slow down. A pink canister icon is displayed on the hub next to the mini map during the race. It empties as you use the Nitrous and is refilled as the player drives.

At the start of the mission Bang Bang, the player has the choice between Tony's black Schafter or a unique blue Buffalo. This Buffalo is presumably Evan Moss' car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.

In the game file "carcols.dat" there is a car known, internally, as the "buffal2". It is a faster, more stable Buffalo that is found in Drug Wars as a drug transport. It is aesthetically identical to the Buffalo, but the "buffal2" has quicker acceleration, and the handling is much more firm.

In Grand Theft Auto V, a unique supercharged Buffalo which cannot be found anywhere else, appears at Franklin's house with a unique plate reading FC1988. Despite the stock version being white, this car can be modified and will respawn outside Franklin's house in its modified state.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas) Edit

The Buffalo can only be modified at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Gallery Edit

LocationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • Practically uncommon unless the player drives one.
  • If the player is hijacking a boat or helicopter during a Drug War, they will be required to bring it to the docks in Northwood. The Buffalo will be right in front of the player after the ending cut-scene.
  • Commonly spawns in north Algonquin in multiplayer.
  • Henrique will deliver one to the player if called.
  • Uniquely colored examples can be found during Drug Wars as a target vehicle for convoy missions.

GTA VEdit

  • Franklin Clinton owns a unique white Buffalo that can be modified with more variations and has some unique features and spawns outside his safehouse.
  • When switching to Franklin from Michael or Trevor, either Franklin is driving his Buffalo, or if he is on foot, it will be parked nearby.
  • When driving Franklin's Buffalo, the TBoGT variant spawns more easily, particularly in Strawberry.
  • The first generation Buffalo can be found mostly in Vinewood Hills.
  • The First Generation Buffalo can also be found on the highways in Los Santos and Blaine County.

GTA OnlineEdit

  • Found at the same locations as Singleplayer.

Trivia Edit

  • The default radio stations for the Buffalo are:
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Buffalo shares its engine sound with the Alpha.
  • In GTA IV, the Buffalo shown in billboards has a large Bravado logo within its grille, unlike the FIB Buffalo or the civilian Buffalo which have a small logo above the grille. Interestingly, the billboard Buffalo also retains the police lights found on the FIB variant.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, if the player takes a Buffalo to a Pay 'n' Spray too many times, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its color palette. The exceptions are the Dukes, the Infernus and the PMP 600, which all suffer from the glitch.
  • Though the paint-job of Mori's Buffalo is regarded as unique in-game, Buffalo's with the same color can be found, driven by pedestrians.
  • The Buffalo appears in Drug Wars where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paint-jobs.
  • The original San Andreas car's name may be a reference to the Ford Taurus. Both names are a reference to forms of cattle (in the Buffalo's case, a type of bison).
  • Another possible name association is that the primary method of defense of a buffalo (bison) is to charge at a threat with its horns. As the later versions of the vehicle were modeled after the Dodge Charger this may be the reason the name was used in the HD games.
  • The Buffalo in TBoGT features the same wheels as the Rebla.
  • The Buffalo is one of the vehicles to feature more than one generation in one game. The others are the Schafter and the Faggio from TBoGT, the Baller, the Cavalcade and the Oracle in GTA V.
  • If you abandon Franklin's Buffalo, it will respawn at his safehouse. It will spawn on the west side of Aunt Denise's house in front of the garage, and just outside the front door of Franklin's safehouse when it is acquired.
  • If the player modifies Franklin's Buffalo, it will respawn in the same modified state. This also works with Franklin's Bagger, Michael's Tailgater, Trevor's Bodhi, Tracey's Issi, and Amanda's Sentinel.
  • Despite the front part of the 2nd Generation version shown in the artwork of Dave Norton (possibly another variant of the FIB Buffalo), Franklin is the only one who owns that version. This may reveal that the 2nd Generation Buffalo was also to be a law enforcement vehicle, or that it would serve as a replacement of Dave's Oracle.
  • Interestingly, both generations of the Buffalo are shown in the GTA Online vehicle list on Social Club, despite story-only vehicles, such as the Jet, not being on the Online list.

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