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Manana
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A Manana in GTA V
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 2-door city car (3D Universe)
2-door convertible (GTA LCS)
2-door lowrider (GTA IV)
4-door sedan (GTA Chinatown Wars)
Capacity 2 (GTA III - GTA V)
4 (GTA Chinatown Wars)
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
Manufacturer Albany (HD Universe)

The Albany Manana was originally a compact two-door coupe/city car first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III. For much of its existence, the Manana has been designed as a low-end vehicle, combining poor performance with unappealing aesthetics. The Manana concept was significantly changed into a sports classic and lowrider in HD Universe, but retains its poor performance.

To date, the Manana has appeared in the following games:

Description

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

In its early appearances, the Manana is a small city car with little power and poor handling characteristics. In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the vehicle assumes a very boxy design, resembling coupe variants of a Dodge AriesPlymouth Reliant K, or a Ford Tempo. Its appearance remains "boxy" in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories — reflecting early 1980s automobile design trends. At one point during development of GTA III, the Manana was known on the Capital Autos website as the "Ariant", an evident portmanteau of the Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant names.

Additional redesigns for the Manana were made for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In GTA San Andreas, the Manana assumed a slightly different body design, resembling a Dodge Shadow or Plymouth Sundance or a 1990 Ford Escort from front angle (but with front turn signals like earlier renditions). The GTA Advance rendition of the car features an older design than any previous version, harking back to a 1970s model. In GTA Liberty City Stories, a rounder 1990s convertible body design was used, resembling a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier z24 convertible and comes with much improved performance compared to its predecessors.

In GTA San Andreas, the Manana can be seen driven by members of the Da Nang Boys around Easter Basin and Garver Bridge, both in San Fierro.

GTA IV — GTA V

The Albany Manana has a very different look in Grand Theft Auto IV compared to its namesake in the previous games - it is now a sharp '70s-style lowrider. The front detailing resembles that of a 1975 Buick LeSabre, but
Manana badges
the rest is unmistakably derived from a 1967 or '68 Cadillac Eldorado; the front bumper is derived from neither of these cars, having a late '70s look. The car is available as both a coupe and a convertible. The GTA IV rendition of the Manana does have one thing in common with the prior versions: it still has poor performance and mediocre handling, although it is far from the worst-handling car in the game. Its top speed is about 141 mph, but it takes a very long while to get there, given that it has acceleration figures identical to a Karin Dilettante. It has good crash deformation, probably owing to its heaviness and sturdy construction. It is able to withstand 3-4 direct front impacts before catching fire or becoming undriverable. Unlike most heavy, underpowered cars (such as the Moonbeam and Voodoo), the Manana is capable of doing a burnout. The car is not fitted for rolling over. When you crash, the car will most likely have much trouble flipping back wasting your car. The car can be sold for $1,200 at S&M Auto Sales after completion of Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV.

GTA Chinatown Wars

The Manana in exists exclusively as the gang car for the Yardies, appearing only with a green body color and a yellow landau, and a more compact 1960s design. Performance wise, the car is a significant improvement over its many preceding renditions, with moderate top speed and acceleration, good steering and acceptable brakes. For the first time in the series, it is a 4-door sedan, which can be compared to the third generation Ford zephyr in its appearance how ether its not certain whether Ford made a landau version of the car.

GTA V

The Manana makes its return in GTA V, but has not changed much since its last appearance in GTA IV, the only notable difference being the absence of white wall tires (which can be bought though). It is now highly customizable, and classed as a sports classic rather than a lowrider.

Performance

In the 3D Universe, Manana had a very sluggish acceleration and has a top speed around a mere 97 mph (156 kph), but the Manana is slow enough that its cornering abilities are quite good. It has ABS and strong bodywork, so it can hit a Mule to move out or avoid the roadblock with its outstanding cornering ability. The Manana is powered by a four cylinder engine, with the exception of Vice City Stories' three cylinder and Liberty City Stories' V6.

In GTA IV, the Manana has a larger engine, a V8, but due to its weight, it still suffers from sluggish speed and handling. It still has adequate brakes, but because of its higher curb weight, it takes longer to stop due to its larger mass.

Customizations (GTA San Andreas)

The Manana can only be modified in a TransFender garage.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Lights Round Fog Lamp $ 100
Square Fog Lamp $ 50
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Spoilers Win $ 550
Fury $ 350
Alpha $ 250
Side skirts Side Skirt $ 500
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

NOTE: Las Venturas Transfender will charge 20% more (except for colors)

Variants

The Manana is featured prominently in the GTA III mission "Dead Skunk in the Trunk" for Joey Leone. Claude is charged with taking the car from Greasy Joe's to Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard, whilst avoiding the Forelli Brothers. A special version of the car is used, featuring blood smeared at the tail of the vehicle, and, if the trunk lid is bumped loose, revealing the corpse of a Forelli Family gang member which is in the trunk. After disposing of the Forelli Brothers' Sentinels, the corpse-carrying Manana can be taken back to the player's safehouse and blown up in the garage. While this will fail the mission, after the garage closes and re-opens, this unique Manana can be saved and kept. Internal files reveal this design of the Manana as Corpse. This Manana has also a different horn sound, identical to the one of the Landstalker.

In the mission Twisted Metal in GTA Advance, a unique dark cherry red Manana is used to exterminate Vinnie's body, the colour is much darker than the normal red Manana.

A unique maroon red Manana is featured in the Ran Fa Li mission in GTA San Andreas where CJ has to take the Manana to a garage, you have to blow it up to fail the mission. Then after, your Manana will be saved.

In GTA IV, a Manana is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing with a uniquely white top (if it appears with a top) and grey body. As a new Manana will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.

In TBoGT, there is a chance to steal a unique maroon and gold Manana. During Arnaud's second encounter, he drives this Manana to chase after a pimp, who stole his wallet and beat him up after a rather odd night of opium and prostitutes. After you drop off Arnaud, you keep the car.

Trivia

  • The handling in GTA IV is known for it's boaty-like characteristics, as if you are in a heavy, long and wide vehicle (even when in a small car), and this handling is fitting in the GTA IV Manana, as the car is a long and heavy looking vehicle.
  • "Mañana" is Spanish for "morning" and "tomorrow", possibly a reference to the car's markedly unimpressive speed and handling (i.e. "You'll get there tomorrow").
  • At one point during the development of GTA III, the Manana (Ariant) had a similar front end to the Taxi.
  • In GTA IV, despite there being no "ñ" in its name, the police chatter pronounce its name ("man - yah - nuh").
  • In GTA IV, the car emits a "door ajar" chime when one of its doors is opened, unusual considering the lack of the feature in real-life cars from the 1960s and 1970s.
  • The Manana plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In GTA San Andreas, there is a glitch where if you damage the Manana extensively and exit the vehicle, it sometimes suddenly turns white and lacks a sheen. If you reenter the vehicle, it remains like that until it is either repaired or destroyed.
  • The GTA San Andreas rendition fairly resembles a shortened Toyota AE86, making it look like the Futo.
  • The GTA III beta Manana was the civilian variant of the taxi and the police car.
  • It's strange that in GTA III the car looks old, but in GTA Liberty City stories it looks modern, despite Liberty City Stories passing in 1998 and III in 2001. This was probably an attempt to introduce a new model of the Manana, following the trend of San Andreas, ignoring GTA III's model.
  • It may possibly be a gang car for the Families, as seen in some screenshots.
  • It shares the rim design with the Admiral.
  • Due to its round design in GTA LCS, one may consider Manana as the coupe version of the Kuruma.
  • The LCS variant of the Manana is somewhat similiar to the Issi in GTA V.
  • In the beta of GTA3, the car had a different rear design (see gallery).

Locations

GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Commonly seen in Little Haiti and Little Havana.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA Chinatown Wars

  • Spawns commonly in Jamaican gang territory, primarily in Beechwood City, Broker.

GTA V

  • Spawns around the Families gang territory, as the Manana is one of their gang vehicles.
  • Yellow Mananas serve as a Vagos gang vehicle and can be found in Rancho.
  • Often spawns on Grove Street. Customized with anything that can be done at Los Santos Customs, which is very useful if you don't have enough money to customize a car. It spawns purple, but this can be changed at Los Santos Customs for $400.

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