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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Dilettante
 
| name = Dilettante
| front_image = Dilettante-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = KarinDilettante-Front-GTAV.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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| rear_image = KarinDilettante-Rear-GTAV.png
| manufacturer = [[Karin]]
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| manufacturer = [[Karin]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</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>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
}}
 
}}
{{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 [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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{{Quote|The best hyrbid 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 mid-size hatchback 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 $22,000.
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The Dilettante is a compact four-door liftback that is based on a [[wp:Toyota Prius#Second generation .28XW20.3B 2003.E2.80.932009.29|2003-2009 Toyota Prius]], with headlights from a [[wp:Citroën C4|Citroën C4]], and a body shape that is more similar to the [[wp:Honda Insight|Honda Insight]], with its lower roofline over the rear seat area. The taillights are very similar to that of the [[wp:Buick Rendezvous|Buick Rendezvous]]. The Vehicle itself has a large windscreen which is at a similar angle as the hood. The styling is very uniform, with many straight lines flowing throughout the body of the car, uninterrupted. However, the flared wheel arches are very exaggerated which give the car depth. According to advertisements in the game, a new Dilettante starts at [[Money|$]]39,999.
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
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===GTA IV===
<gallery captionalign="left">
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<gallery>
Dilettante-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
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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.
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The Dilettante has received no visual changes, and as a result, looks exactly the same as the one in GTA IV. In fact, the only change was to the transmission (automatic to CVT).
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
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Car-dilettante-compact-gta5.jpg|Dilettante in [[GTA V]].
 
Dilettante-GTAV-trailer.png|Dilettante seen in GTA V Trailer 2
 
Dilettante-GTAV-trailer.png|Dilettante seen in GTA V Trailer 2
 
Dilettante-crush-GTAV-trailer.png|Dilettante being crushed in between 2 trucks in second trailer.
 
Dilettante-crush-GTAV-trailer.png|Dilettante being crushed in between 2 trucks in second trailer.
 
Dilettante-blue-GTAV-trailer.png|A blue Dilettante seen in the same scene in the trailer.
 
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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KarinSecurityCar-Front-GTAV.png|A [[Merryweather]] Security variant of the Dilettante (<small>[[:Image:KarinSecurityCar-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Performance==
 
==Performance==
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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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, regardless of transmission. That means if it has the 5-speed automatic in GTA IV or the CVT in GTA V, it accelerates slowly and 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, most likely due to the CVT. Also in GTA V, the
   
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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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. In GTA V, despite the car's bodywork retaining its vulnerable nature, it is noticeably more rigid than in GTA IV.
   
== Trivia ==
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==Variants==
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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.
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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 it's batteries have supposedly ran out, if Michael gets into the car, you swap into another protagonist and swap back, the Dilettante will suddenly be back to normal and drivable.
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==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).
 
* 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.
 
* 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]].
 
* 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"
 
* 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]].
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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]].
*On the [[CNT]] TV station the Dilettante is advertised in a commercial after [[I'm Rich]].
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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 rev it up to the max, and its combustion engine turns on.
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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.
   
== Locations ==
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==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]].
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* Rarely can be seen driving around [[Marlowe Vineyards]]
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* Very rarely spawns on the street south of [[3671 Whispymound Drive]] while driving west in the night by a security officer
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* Very common when driving an [[Asterope]].
   
 
==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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== Navigation ==
 
{{Navboxes
 
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Latest revision as of 10:17, April 15, 2014

Dilettante
KarinDilettante-Front-GTAV
A Dilettante in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door hatchback
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Karin (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Security Car
"The best hyrbid 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 mid-size hatchback featured in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

DesignEdit

The Dilettante is a compact four-door liftback that is based on a 2003-2009 Toyota Prius, with 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.

GalleryEdit

GTA IVEdit

GTA VEdit

The Dilettante has received no visual changes, and as a result, looks exactly the same as the one in GTA IV. In fact, the only change was to the transmission (automatic to CVT).

PerformanceEdit

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, regardless of transmission. That means if it has the 5-speed automatic in GTA IV or the CVT in GTA V, it accelerates slowly and 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, most likely due to the CVT. Also in GTA V, the

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. In GTA V, despite the car's bodywork retaining its vulnerable nature, it is noticeably more rigid than in GTA IV.

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.

Notable OwnersEdit

  • Lazlow Jones owns a red Dilettante seen in the mission Fame or Shame. Although it's batteries have supposedly ran out, if Michael gets into the car, you swap into another protagonist and swap back, the Dilettante will suddenly be back to normal and drivable.

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 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 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 rev it up to the max, and its combustion engine turns on.
  • 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.

LocationsEdit

Dilettante-GTA4-Stevie-front
The Dilettante requested in Stevie's Car Thefts.
ZSAdded by ZS

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

External linksEdit

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