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| name = Dilettante
 
| name = Dilettante
| front_image = Dilettante-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = KarinDilettante-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Dilettante in GTA IV
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| caption = A Dilettante in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| rear_image = Dilettante-GTA4-rear.jpg
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| vehicle_class = Compacts
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| rear_image = KarinDilettante-GTAV-Rear.png
 
| manufacturer = [[Karin]]
 
| manufacturer = [[Karin]]
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| price = $25,000 <small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 4-door hatchback
 
| body_style = 4-door hatchback
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| related = [[Security Car]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
 
}}
 
}}
{{Quote|Chicks love electric gadgets.|GTA IV Website}}
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The [[Karin]] '''Dilettante''' is a hybrid vehicle which debuted in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and is supposed to appear in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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{{Quote|The best hybrid in its class. Includes a nifty dashboard screen with animations showing you how much gas you are saving, while completely ignoring the thousand pounds of toxic batteries on board. Go green!|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
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The [[Karin]] '''Dilettante''' is a hybrid electric four-door liftback featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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==Design==
 
==Design==
The Dilettante is depicted as a compact four-door liftback based on a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Prius#Second_generation_.28XW20.3B_2003.E2.80.932009.29 2003-2009 Toyota Prius] with headlights from a [[wp:Citroën C4|Citroën C4]], and a shape that's less based on the Prius, but more on the Honda Insight, with its lower roof line over the rear seat area. The taillights are very similar to that of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Rendezvous Buick Rendezvous]. According to advertisements in the game, the Dilettante is worth $39,999 brand new; reminiscent of how unconventionally over-priced electric and hybrid cars are, such as the Toyota Prius - which is about $22,000.
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{{quote|Bad plus good equals better for everyone.|Slogan for the Dilettante}}
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The Dilettante is a compact four-door liftback that is largely based on the second generation [[wp:Toyota Prius|Toyota Prius]] sold between 1997-2001 in Japan and 2000-2003 in European and American markets. However, it has headlights from a [[wp:Citroën C4|Citroën C4]], and a body shape that is more similar to the [[wp:Honda Insight|Honda Insight]], with its lower roofline over the rear seat area. The taillights are very similar to that of the [[wp:Buick Rendezvous|Buick Rendezvous]]. The Vehicle itself has a large windscreen which is at a similar angle as the hood. The styling is very uniform, with many straight lines flowing throughout the body of the car, uninterrupted. However, the flared wheel arches are very exaggerated which give the car depth. According to advertisements in the game, a new Dilettante starts at [[Money|$]]39,999.
   
==Gallery==
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==Performance==
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The Dilettante is powered by an electric motor and an internal combustion engine at the same time in with a 5 speed automatic in GTA IV, and an electric motor at very low speeds, and an internal combustion engine for most of the time with a CVT in GTA V. Despite having two sources of power, the Dilettante accelerates very slowly, and transmission choice doesn't make a difference. It has a top speed which is among the lowest in the game. The Dilettante, due to the dreadful turning radius, understeers at moderate-to-high speeds. The suspension is fairly soft, thus allowing the car to bounce around on rough roads. The engine in GTA V is noticeably quieter than that found in GTA IV.
   
<gallery captionalign="left">
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It has considerably weak bodywork, as even low speed crashes can result in major body deformation. It is also severely affected by bullets. It is noticeably more rigid in GTA V than its GTA IV counterpart. 
Dilettante-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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==Gallery==
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===GTA IV===
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<gallery>
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Dilettante-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Dilettante-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Dilettante-GTA4-advertising.png|Advertising of the Dilettante
 
Dilettante-GTA4-advertising.png|Advertising of the Dilettante
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
===GTA V===
 
===GTA V===
The Dilettante has received no visual changes, and as a result, looks exactly the same as the one in GTA IV.
 
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
Dilettante-GTAV-trailer.png|Dilettante seen in GTA V Trailer 2
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KarinDilettante-Front-GTAV.png|[[Grand Theft Auto V]] (<small>[[:Image:KarinDilettante-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Dilettante-crush-GTAV-trailer.png|Dilettante being crushed in between 2 trucks in second trailer.
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KarinSecurityCar-Front-GTAV.png|A [[Merryweather]] Security variant of the Dilettante (<small>[[:Image:KarinSecurityCar-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Dilettante-blue-GTAV-trailer.png|A blue Dilettante seen in the same scene in the trailer.
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Ss.jpg|Lazlow's Damaged Dilettante
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Dilettante,Karin.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Performance==
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==Variants==
The Dilettante is powered by an electric motor at very low speeds, and an internal combustion engine for most of the time. Despite having two sources of power, the Dilettante accelerates very slowly and has a top speed which is among the lowest in the game. The Dilettante, due to the dreadful FWD system, understeers at moderate-to-high speeds. The suspension is fairly soft, thus allowing the car to bounce around on rough roads.
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*In GTA V, [[Merryweather Security]] personnel drive Dilettantes with unique white paint jobs and the word Security painted on the sides. This variant cannot be modified at a Los Santos Customs shop, for the only option available is to repair the vehicle.
   
However, the absolute worst aspect of the Dilettante is the weak bodywork. Even low speed crashes can result in almost unrealistic body deformation. It is also severely affected by bullets.
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==Locations==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* The word ''dilettante'' means a dabbler in fine arts, or a connoisseur. It can also mean amateurish or superficial, the latter meaning playing into the stereotype of hybrid owners as caring more about being perceived as eco-friendly than actually trying to help the environment (as is suggested in the advertisement for the car).
 
* Unlike [[Monstrosity|other]] [[Thunder|vehicles]] [[Womb|advertised]] [[Insurrection|on the radio]], the Dilettante is the first advertised vehicle to be made available to the player.
 
* The two default radio stations in the Dilettante are [[IF99 - International Funk]] and [[K109 The Studio]].
 
* At the end of the Dilettante advertisement on the Rockstar website the car is caved in at the front despite it being "new"
 
* A green Dilettante identical to the billboard one can ocasionally spawn in front of the [[Leftwood Police Station|Leftwood police station]] in the mission [[To Live and Die in Alderney]].
 
*On the [[CNT]] TV station the Dilettante is advertised in a commercial after [[I'm Rich]].
 
 
== Locations ==
 
 
[[Image:Dilettante-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|The Dilettante requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].]]
 
[[Image:Dilettante-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|The Dilettante requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].]]
   
* A uniquely brown Dilettante is requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie's car requests]], located accross the road from [[Big Willis Mall]] in [[Willis]], [[Dukes]].
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
* It mostly spawns in [[Easton]], [[Algonquin]].
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* A uniquely brown Dilettante is requested in [[Stevie's Car Thefts|Stevie's car requests]], located across the road from [[Big Willis Mall]] in [[Willis]], [[Dukes]].
* It usually can spawn anywhere in [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] (especially if seen), but most commonly in Algonquin.
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* It mostly spawns in [[Easton]] and [[Star Junction]] , but can spawn anywhere in [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]] (especially if seen), but is most commonly seen in Algonquin and around [[Leftwood]] and [[Westdyke]].
 
* Commonly spawns at [[Auto Eroticar]] in [[Alderney]].
 
* Commonly spawns at [[Auto Eroticar]] in [[Alderney]].
* Frequently spawns in and around [[Star Junction]].
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* Can spawn while driving a [[Patriot]] around Alderney.
*Can rarely be found in an abandoned lot near the train yard in [[Broker]].
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* Lots of them may spawn in [[Northwood]] while driving a [[Super GT]] at late hours.  
*Can spawn while driving a [[Patriot]] around Alderney.
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*Lots of them may spawn at [[Northwood]] while driving a [[Super GT]] at late hours.
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===GTA V===
*Very common around [[Leftwood]] and [[Westdyke]].
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* Can be bought for [[Money|$]]25,000 from [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]].
*It may be seen in [[Bohan]].  
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* The [[Merryweather Security]] version can be found patrolling various areas, such as [[Elysian Island]] and [[Vinewood Hills]], sometimes near [[3671 Whispymound Drive]], any time of the day.
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* Rarely can be seen driving around [[Marlowe Vineyards]]
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* Very common when driving an [[Asterope]].
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* Rarely spawns around [[Rockford Hills]], [[Vinewood]] and [[Alta]].
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* Sometimes found around [[Grand Senora Desert]] and [[Harmony]].
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==Trivia==
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* The word ''dilettante'' means a dabbler in fine arts, or a connoisseur. It can also mean amateurish or superficial, the latter meaning playing into the stereotype of hybrid owners as caring more about being perceived as eco-friendly than actually trying to help the environment (as is suggested in the advertisement for the car).
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* Unlike [[Monstrosity|other]] [[Thunder|vehicles]] [[Womb|advertised]] [[Insurrection|on the radio]], the Dilettante is the first advertised vehicle to be made available to the player.
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* The two default radio stations in the Dilettante are:
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[IF99 - International Funk]] or [[K109 The Studio]].
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[K109 The Studio]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Lowdown FM]] or [[Space 103.2]].
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* At the end of the Dilettante advertisement on the Rockstar website the car is caved in at the front despite it being "new".
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* A green Dilettante identical to the billboard one can occasionally spawn in front of the [[Leftwood Police Station|Leftwood police station]] in the mission [[To Live and Die in Alderney]].
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* On the [[CNT]] TV station the Dilettante is advertised in a commercial after [[I'm Rich]].
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* The Dilettante in GTA V, is an electric car, until you accelerate faster, and its gasoline engine will rev up.
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* In GTA V, there is a Merryweather variant of the Dilettante that can appear around Los Santos. In multiplayer, it cannot be insured, or stored in the player's garage. It can only be repaired, and the only modifications for it are explosives. It can be sold to Los Santos Customs for up to $2,500.
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* In GTA V, the Dilettante can go quite fast when in reverse.
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* At night, the Merryweather variant can be found in Vinewood Hills.
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* It is the first hybrid in the series, along with the [[Surge]], and the [[Khamelion]].
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* According to a sponsor on [[Fame or Shame]], the Dilettante has a range of 10 miles. This fact is ignored in-game, however, as the vehicle may be driven indefinitely.
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* If painted silver, the car will resemble the Toyota Prius driven by Brian Griffin, the anthropomorthic dog from Family Guy. 
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* It is the largest car in the Compacts class.
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===Notable Owners===
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* [[Lazlow Jones]] owns a red Dilettante seen in the mission [[Fame or Shame (mission)|Fame or Shame]]. Although its engine was supposedly overheated and running out of battery, if Michael gets into the car, you switch into another protagonist and switch back, the Dilettante will suddenly be back to normal and drivable.
   
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
*[http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/#?page=dilettante&content=video0 Dilettante on Rockstar's site]
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* [http://www.rockstargames.com/IV/#?page=dilettante&content=video0 Dilettante on Rockstar's site]
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2010_Toyota_Prius_V_--_04-20-2010.jpg 2010-2011 Toyota Prius]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2010_Toyota_Prius_V_--_04-20-2010.jpg 2010-2011 Toyota Prius]
   
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Latest revision as of 15:56, August 15, 2014

Dilettante
KarinDilettante-GTAV-Front
A Dilettante in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle class (GTA V) Compacts
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door hatchback
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Karin
Price $25,000 (Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Related vehicle(s) Security Car
"The best hybrid in its class. Includes a nifty dashboard screen with animations showing you how much gas you are saving, while completely ignoring the thousand pounds of toxic batteries on board. Go green!"
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Karin Dilettante is a hybrid electric four-door liftback featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

"Bad plus good equals better for everyone."
―Slogan for the Dilettante

The Dilettante is a compact four-door liftback that is largely based on the second generation Toyota Prius sold between 1997-2001 in Japan and 2000-2003 in European and American markets. However, it has headlights from a Citroën C4, and a body shape that is more similar to the Honda Insight, with its lower roofline over the rear seat area. The taillights are very similar to that of the Buick Rendezvous. The Vehicle itself has a large windscreen which is at a similar angle as the hood. The styling is very uniform, with many straight lines flowing throughout the body of the car, uninterrupted. However, the flared wheel arches are very exaggerated which give the car depth. According to advertisements in the game, a new Dilettante starts at $39,999.

PerformanceEdit

The Dilettante is powered by an electric motor and an internal combustion engine at the same time in with a 5 speed automatic in GTA IV, and an electric motor at very low speeds, and an internal combustion engine for most of the time with a CVT in GTA V. Despite having two sources of power, the Dilettante accelerates very slowly, and transmission choice doesn't make a difference. It has a top speed which is among the lowest in the game. The Dilettante, due to the dreadful turning radius, understeers at moderate-to-high speeds. The suspension is fairly soft, thus allowing the car to bounce around on rough roads. The engine in GTA V is noticeably quieter than that found in GTA IV.

It has considerably weak bodywork, as even low speed crashes can result in major body deformation. It is also severely affected by bullets. It is noticeably more rigid in GTA V than its GTA IV counterpart. 

GalleryEdit

GTA IVEdit

GTA VEdit

VariantsEdit

  • In GTA V, Merryweather Security personnel drive Dilettantes with unique white paint jobs and the word Security painted on the sides. This variant cannot be modified at a Los Santos Customs shop, for the only option available is to repair the vehicle.

LocationsEdit

Dilettante-GTA4-Stevie-front

The Dilettante requested in Stevie's Car Thefts.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The word dilettante means a dabbler in fine arts, or a connoisseur. It can also mean amateurish or superficial, the latter meaning playing into the stereotype of hybrid owners as caring more about being perceived as eco-friendly than actually trying to help the environment (as is suggested in the advertisement for the car).
  • Unlike other vehicles advertised on the radio, the Dilettante is the first advertised vehicle to be made available to the player.
  • The two default radio stations in the Dilettante are:
  • At the end of the Dilettante advertisement on the Rockstar website the car is caved in at the front despite it being "new".
  • A green Dilettante identical to the billboard one can occasionally spawn in front of the Leftwood police station in the mission To Live and Die in Alderney.
  • On the CNT TV station the Dilettante is advertised in a commercial after I'm Rich.
  • The Dilettante in GTA V, is an electric car, until you accelerate faster, and its gasoline engine will rev up.
  • In GTA V, there is a Merryweather variant of the Dilettante that can appear around Los Santos. In multiplayer, it cannot be insured, or stored in the player's garage. It can only be repaired, and the only modifications for it are explosives. It can be sold to Los Santos Customs for up to $2,500.
  • In GTA V, the Dilettante can go quite fast when in reverse.
  • At night, the Merryweather variant can be found in Vinewood Hills.
  • It is the first hybrid in the series, along with the Surge, and the Khamelion.
  • According to a sponsor on Fame or Shame, the Dilettante has a range of 10 miles. This fact is ignored in-game, however, as the vehicle may be driven indefinitely.
  • If painted silver, the car will resemble the Toyota Prius driven by Brian Griffin, the anthropomorthic dog from Family Guy. 
  • It is the largest car in the Compacts class.

Notable OwnersEdit

  • Lazlow Jones owns a red Dilettante seen in the mission Fame or Shame. Although its engine was supposedly overheated and running out of battery, if Michael gets into the car, you switch into another protagonist and switch back, the Dilettante will suddenly be back to normal and drivable.

External linksEdit

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