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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Buffalo
 
| name = Buffalo
| front_image = Buffalo-TBOGT-front.jpg
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| front_image = Buffalo-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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| caption = A '''Buffalo''' in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| rear_image = Buffalo-TBOGT-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Buffalo-GTAV-Rear.png
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] (TBoGT)
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| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = $28,000 <small>([[GTA SA]])<br>([[Exports and Imports]])<br></small>$35,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = 2-door muscle car ''(GTA: San Andreas)''
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| vehicle_class = Sports
4-door sedan ''(The Ballad of Gay Tony/Grand Theft Auto V)''
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| body_style = 2-door muscle car <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>4-door sedan <small>(HD Universe)</small>
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger) ''(GTA: San Andreas)''
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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger) (3D Universe)</small><br>4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers) (HD Universe)</small>
4 (driver and three passengers) ''(The Ballad of Gay Tony/Grand Theft Auto V)''
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
| 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]]
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|variants = [[Police Buffalo]]<br>[[FIB Buffalo]]<br>[[Buffalo S]]}}{{Disambiglink|For a similar vehicle, see [[Buffalo S]].}}
}}
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{{quote|The Bravado marketing department know just what we need - another resurrected 1960s muscle car for the over-muscled EDM generation. It's a vehicle with aggressive lines for aggressive drivers.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
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The '''Buffalo''' was a muscle car in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' that'' ''later became a sports sedan in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It also has a sportier variant known as the '''[[Buffalo S]].''' They are both manufactured by [[Bravado]] in the [[HD Universe]].
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]].
 
 
==Description==
 
   
=== 3D Universe ===
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==Design==
====GTA San Andreas====
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===3D Universe===
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.
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The Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] appears to be based on the [[wp: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 [[wp:Pontiac Firebird|third-generation 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 ===
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===HD Universe===
The Ballad of Gay Tony
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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]].
   
In TBoGT, the [[Bravado]] Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the LX Platform [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)#First generation|2006-2010 Dodge Charger]]. 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]].
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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]]'s naturally-aspirated [[wp:V8 engine|V8 engine]], the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.
   
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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The Buffalo returns in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', with the normal version having the same design as The Ballad of Gay Tony model. The Buffalo can be purchased in [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]] on [[southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] for $96,000.
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<gallery>
Grand Theft Auto V
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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.png|A Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] <small>([[:File:Buffalo-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
[[File:Buffalo-GTAV.jpg|thumb|187px|The 2nd Generation buffalo seen in the [[Franklin]] Trailer ([[:Image:Franklin_Buffalo.png|Rear quarter view]]).]]
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BuffaloComparison-GTAV.jpg|A comparison between the two versions.
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BuffaloComparison-GTAV-front.jpg|A comparison of the front fascia <small>([[:File:BuffaloComparison-GTAV-rear.jpg|A comparison of the rear]])</small>.
The Buffalo makes a return appearance in [[GTA V]] with a new 2nd Generation Variant and the 1st Generation Variant ([[TBOGT|TBoGT]]).
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Buffalo_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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The 2nd Generation Variant have headlights and front fascia updated to more closely resemble the  [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)#Second generation|Second generation Dodge Charger]]. The sides and fenders are nearly unchanged, with the exception of the front fenders now featuring large air intakes. The rims have also been updated. 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]].
 
   
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
<span style="font-size:16px;">3D Universe</span>
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===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.
 
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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===HD Universe===
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The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its supercharged 5.7 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&nbsp;and an excellent top speed of 201 mph (323 km/h) and a 5-speed semi-automatic 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]], the Buffalo backfires from its exhaust when shifting gears.
   
== Unique Variants ==
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==== GTA IV Overview ====
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{{Template:Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time =
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|Top speed =
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|Engine = 5.7L supercharged V8
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|Drivetrain = RWD
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|Gears = 5
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|Mass = 1700
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time stated = n/a|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time speedometer = |Top speed stated = n/a|Top speed speedometer = }}
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Returning to [[GTA V]], the Buffalo retains its mostly-good performance, having an acceptable top-speed, and average acceleration. Thanks to its sturdy front structure, the Buffalo can cope with several head-on crashes before the wheels make an average negative-camber. The braking distance is among the best in the class, and still performs just as good in wet weather, thanks to its thick tires, and its firm brake disks. The engine powering the car is a V8, being situated at the front, and having a RWD drivetrain, an average layout for sports-sedans.
   
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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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{Vehicle Stats2|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = n/a|Top speed defined = 145 / 233|Engine defined = |Drivetrain defined = RWD|Gears defined = 5|Mass defined = 1650 / 3638|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 6.9 Seconds|Top speed observed = 115 / 185|Engine observed = FR Supercharged V8|Drivetrain observed = RWD|Gears observed = 5|Mass observed = n/a}}
   
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.
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==Modifications==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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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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|}
   
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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*Note: The [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] charges 20% more except for colors.
   
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
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===GTA V===
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost (Story)
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!Cost ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Bumpers
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|Custom Front Splitter
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|$500
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|$1000
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|-
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|Custom Rear Bumper
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|$500
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|$1000
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|-
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| rowspan="1" |Exhaust
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|Titanium Tuner Exhaust
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|$375
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|$750
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|-
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| rowspan="1" |Skirts
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|Custom Skirts
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|$415
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|$830
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|-
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| rowspan="1" |Spoiler
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|Low Level Spoiler
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|$275
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|$550
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|}
   
The Buffalo can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
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==Unique Variants==
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===Red Buffalo===
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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.
   
Colors:
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===Blue Buffalo===
*Car Color 1 ($150)
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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]]'s car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.
   
Nitro:
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==Notable Owners==
*2x Nitrous ($200)
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*[[Catalina]] has a Buffalo at her [[Catalina's Hideout|hideout]].
*10x Nitrous ($1000)
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*[[Dom Beasley]] owns a orange Buffalo as seen in the mission [[Targeted Risk]].
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*[[Eddie Pulaski]] owns a white Buffalo as seen only in the mission [[High Noon]].
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*[[Evan Moss]] owns a blue Buffalo.
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*[[Mori Kibbutz]] owns a red/pink Buffalo.
   
Wheels:
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==Gallery==
*Import ($820)
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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">
*Atomic ($770)
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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]].
*Ahab ($1000)
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Mori Kibbutz Red Buffalo.jpg|[[Mori Kibbutz|Mori's]] Buffalo in TBoGT.
*Virtual ($620)
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Buffalo-bravado-glitched-bumper-frontgtav.png|Buffalo with no bumpers & side skirts by glitch or bug. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-bravado-glitched-bumperback-gtav.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
*Access ($1140)
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</gallery>
*Off Road Wheel ($1000)
 
*Mega ($1030)
 
*Grove ($1230)
 
*Twist ($1200)
 
*Wires ($1560)
 
   
Hydraulics ($1500)
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==Locations==
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===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]].
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*Will spawn at the [[Xoomer]] [[Gas Station]] in [[Easter Basin]] when wanted for export.
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*Available for export for $28,000 at the [[Exports and Imports|Import/Export]] dock in Easter Basin, [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] every Friday after completing all 3 export lists.
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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 (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] (sometimes locked).
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*Sometimes spawns in [[Juniper Hill]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]].
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*Can be found with '''full immune''' in the mission [[Misappropriation]] and [[High Noon]].
   
*Note: The Transfender in [[Las Venturas]] charges 20% more except for colors.
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===The Ballad of Gay Tony===
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*Very uncommon unless the player drives one.
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*If the player is hijacking a boat or [[Maverick|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, and it can be taken freely.
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*Commonly spawns in north [[Algonquin]] in multiplayer.
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*[[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.
   
== Gallery ==
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===GTA V + Online===
<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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*The Buffalo can be found mostly across Los Santos.
Buffalo-GTA4-advertising.jpg|While absent in [[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]].
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**It can also be found on the highways around [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and [[Blaine County]].
Buffalo_in_the_buff.jpg|A common Buffalo in [[TBOGT]].
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*Can be bought on [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] for $35,000. (Online only)
Mori Kibbutz Red Buffalo.jpg|[[Mori]]'s Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
 
Franklin_Buffalo.png|The rear of the 2nd generation Buffalo as seen in GTA V's trailer "[[Franklin]]".
 
</gallery>
 
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*The Buffalo plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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===General===
**[[Radio X]] in GTA San Andreas.
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*The default radio stations for the Buffalo are:
**[[San Juan Sounds]] in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
*In [[GTA San Andreas]], the Buffalo shares its engine sound with the [[Alpha]].
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**'''''The Ballad of Gay Tony''''': [[San Juan Sounds]].
*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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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Los Santos]], [[The Lab FM]] (PC only) or [[West Coast Classics]].
*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.
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*The way that the Buffalo in the 3D Universe is a 2-door and the variant in the HD Universe is a 4-door is similar to how the Dodge Charger, the basis of the HD Universe variant, went from its early production as a 2-door to a 4-door from [[2006]] until its present day counterpart.
*Though the paintjob of Mori's Buffalo is regarded as unique in-game, Buffalo's with the same colour can be found, driven by [[Pedestrians|pedestrians]]
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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]]).
*The Buffalo appears in [[Drug Wars]] where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paintjobs.
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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.
*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]]).
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* For any player who views their [[Online]] garage and owns a Buffalo or [[Buffalo S]], will be displayed as the car itself. Player's upgrades remain unless changed.
*The Buffalo in [[TBoGT]] features the same wheels as the [[Rebla]].
 
*In [[GTA V]], the Buffalo appears in 2 different designs, the [[TBOGT|TBoGT]] version and the new [[GTA V]] version.
 
   
==Locations==
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===GTA San Andreas===
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*The Buffalo shares its engine sound with the [[Alpha]] and the Infernus.
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*Sometimes, the Buffalo at Catalina's hideout will have rain particles coming off of the rear trunk that are only visible by looking at it through the camera. This is more likely to occur during foggy weather or in the late day and sunrise.
   
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
*[[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]].
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*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.
*Will spawn at the [[Xoomer]] [[Gas Station]] in [[Easter Basin]] when wanted for export.
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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.
*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.
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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]].
*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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*The Buffalo appears in [[Drug Wars]] where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paint-jobs.
*Sometimes spawns in [[Juniper Hill]], [[San Fierro]].
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*The Buffalo features the same wheels as the [[Rebla]].
   
'''The Ballad of Gay Tony'''
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===GTA V===
*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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[[File:Buffalo-bravado-glitched-bumper-frontgtav.png|thumb|Buffalo with removed bumpers and side skirts through a glitch.]]
*Commonly spawns in north [[Algonquin]].
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*In [[Los Santos Customs]], there's a glitch that lets you remove the bumpers and skirts from the regular Buffalo.
*[[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] will deliver one to the player if called.
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* In GTA V the Buffalo is incorrectly classified as a sports car, as in real life, it is a muscle car.
'''Grand Theft Auto V'''
 
*[[Lamar]] may possibly own a white Buffalo, however, it is unknown at the moment.
 
   
== See also ==
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==See Also==
*[[Ruiner]], a similar car in GTA IV 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]]'s Buffalo.
*[[FIB Buffalo]], the law enforcement vehicle of the Buffalo found in [[GTA IV]].
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*[[FIB Buffalo]], a law enforcement variant of the Buffalo found in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
*[[Police Buffalo]], the law enforcement vehicle of the Buffalo found in TBoGT's multiplayer and [[GTA V]].
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*[[Police Buffalo]], a law enforcement variant of the Buffalo found in [[TBoGT|TBoGT's]] multiplayer and occasionally in [[GTA V]].
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Latest revision as of 17:38, May 6, 2015

VEHICLE
Buffalo
Buffalo-GTAV-Front
A Buffalo in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sports
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
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Bravado (HD Universe)
Price $28,000 (GTA SA)
(Exports and Imports)
$35,000 (Online)(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Variant(s) Police Buffalo
FIB Buffalo
Buffalo S


For a similar vehicle, see Buffalo S.
"The Bravado marketing department know just what we need - another resurrected 1960s muscle car for the over-muscled EDM generation. It's a vehicle with aggressive lines for aggressive drivers."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Buffalo was a muscle car in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that later became a sports sedan in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It also has a sportier variant known as the Buffalo S. They are both manufactured by Bravado in the HD Universe.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Buffalo in Grand Theft Auto: 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

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 naturally-aspirated V8 engine, the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.

The Buffalo returns in Grand Theft Auto V, with the normal version having the same design as The Ballad of Gay Tony model. The Buffalo can be purchased in GTA Online on southernsanandreassuperautos.com for $96,000.

Performance Edit

3D UniverseEdit

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.

Buffalo-Engine-HD

Engine of the Buffalo in GTA IV.

HD UniverseEdit

The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its supercharged 5.7 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 semi-automatic 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, the Buffalo backfires from its exhaust when shifting gears.

GTA IV Overview Edit

Acceleration

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

Top Speed

(mph / km/h)

Engine
Stated Engines,
Game File Engines
Or In-game Engines
Drivetrain
AWD = All Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
Gears Mass

(Kg)

Stated
In game Website: n/a
Actual
Speedometer:
Game files: {{{0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time files}}}
Stated
In game Website: n/a
Actual
Speedometer:
Game files: {{{Top speed files}}}

5.7L supercharged V8

RWD

5

1700

Returning to GTA V, the Buffalo retains its mostly-good performance, having an acceptable top-speed, and average acceleration. Thanks to its sturdy front structure, the Buffalo can cope with several head-on crashes before the wheels make an average negative-camber. The braking distance is among the best in the class, and still performs just as good in wet weather, thanks to its thick tires, and its firm brake disks. The engine powering the car is a V8, being situated at the front, and having a RWD drivetrain, an average layout for sports-sedans.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kph)
Engine
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Drivetrain
AWD / FWD / RWD
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 145 / 233

n/a

RWD

5

1650 / 3638

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Speedometer)

6.9 Seconds 115 / 185

FR Supercharged V8

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

ModificationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

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

GTA VEdit

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $1000
Custom Rear Bumper $500 $1000
Exhaust Titanium Tuner Exhaust $375 $750
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $830
Spoiler Low Level Spoiler $275 $550

Unique VariantsEdit

Red BuffaloEdit

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.

Blue BuffaloEdit

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's car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.

Notable OwnersEdit

GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • Very 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, and it can be taken freely.
  • 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 V + OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The default radio stations for the Buffalo are:
  • The way that the Buffalo in the 3D Universe is a 2-door and the variant in the HD Universe is a 4-door is similar to how the Dodge Charger, the basis of the HD Universe variant, went from its early production as a 2-door to a 4-door from 2006 until its present day counterpart.
  • 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.
  • For any player who views their Online garage and owns a Buffalo or Buffalo S, will be displayed as the car itself. Player's upgrades remain unless changed.

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • The Buffalo shares its engine sound with the Alpha and the Infernus.
  • Sometimes, the Buffalo at Catalina's hideout will have rain particles coming off of the rear trunk that are only visible by looking at it through the camera. This is more likely to occur during foggy weather or in the late day and sunrise.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

  • 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 Buffalo features the same wheels as the Rebla.

GTA VEdit

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Buffalo with removed bumpers and side skirts through a glitch.

  • In Los Santos Customs, there's a glitch that lets you remove the bumpers and skirts from the regular Buffalo.
  • In GTA V the Buffalo is incorrectly classified as a sports car, as in real life, it is a muscle car.

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