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For the Checker Cab-based taxi from previous GTA games, see Cabbie.
Cabby
Cabby-GTA4-front
Cabby in GTA IV (Rear quarter view)
Vehicle type Public taxi
Body style 4-minivan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA IV
Manufacturer Schyster
Vapid


The Schyster Cabby is one of three yellow taxi models in Grand Theft Auto IV, based on the in-game non-commercial Vapid Minivan.

Design

Like the Minivan, the Cabby resembles a fourth generation Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Voyager; for comparison,

Cabby badges

Badging on the Cabby.

most real-life New York City Taxi minivans use the Honda Odyssey most commonly, and also the Chevrolet Venture, Ford Freestar, and Toyota Sienna as their base. However, with NYC Taxi, the Caravan and Voyager are still occasionally used. While the vehicle bears a Schyster badge, rather than that of Vapid, the rear of the vehicle reads on the left side Minivan Cabby, and on the right side Limited Vapid designed. The Cabby
Rom stickers

Taxi stickers on the Cabby.

differs from the Minivan only in braking and suspension, as described below, and in its taxi fleet markings. There is some minor cosmetic variation among Cabbys, including a variety of roof-mounted taxi signs, and the presence or absence of stickers, scuff bars, and black trimming above the sideskirts. The Cabby also features a wheelchair accessibility ramp at the rear bumper; however, it is non-functional.
Rom stickers spec

Taxi stickers on the Cabby (dirty version).

Taxi detail

Players can enter Cabby's and take taxi rides to destinations.

Performance

The Cabby, based on the Minivan, retains the same 24V V6, 4 speed gearbox and RWD layout, leading to slow acceleration and a poor top speed. The suspension has been slightly upgraded to cope with Algonquin's rough roads, and, accordingly, the Cabby handles much better than the Minivan. The brakes have also had a slight upgrade, giving the Cabby a shorter stopping distance. ABS brakes are still standard. Accident deformation and engine build quality are sub-standard, as a direct collision from a Sultan RS travelling at speed can cause the engine and driver to be set alight..

Trivia

  • The three default radio stations in the Cabby are Integrity 2.0, WKTT Radio and PLR.
  • The Cabby shares a very similar rim design as the Vauxhall version of the Opel Corsa Mk5 & 6. However, this is probably a coincidence, as the Cabby bears no other similar features to the Corsa, but similar to Vauxhall Zafira A

Locations

Unlike the two other Taxi models in GTA IV, the Schyster Cabby is only seen driving throughout Algonquin and is rarely found in Broker, Dukes, Bohan, or Alderney.

See also

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