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| front_image = Moonbeam-GTA4-front2.jpg
 
| front_image = Moonbeam-GTA4-front2.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Moonbeam in [[GTA IV]]
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| caption = A Moonbeam in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]].
 
| rear_image = Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg
 
| rear_image = Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg
| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
| vehicle_type = Civilian minivan<br>Law enforcement van (GTA V)
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| vehicle_type = Civilian van
| body_style = Minivan
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| body_style = Van
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''
 
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}}
   
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* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ==
 
== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ==
 
=== Design ===
 
=== Design ===
Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a [[Wikipedia:Chevrolet Astro|1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari]], but it has tall taillights. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.
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Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a [[Wikipedia:Chevrolet Astro|1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari]], but it has tall taillights. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.
   
 
During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "'''Aster'''", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
 
During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "'''Aster'''", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
 
Aster-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Aster", a beta Moonbeam as depicted prior to GTA III's release.
 
Aster-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Aster", a beta Moonbeam as depicted prior to GTA III's release.
 
Moonbeam-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Moonbeam-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
moonbeam.jpg|GTA San Andreas
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
=== Performance ===
 
=== Performance ===
Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the large but under-powered gas V6 engines (Strangely, they are listed as Diesel in the handling.cfg), rear-wheel drive layouts (Moonbeams in GTA III and GTA Vice City are exceptions being front-wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.
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Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the underpowered engines, front wheel drive layouts (Moonbeams in GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories are rear wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.
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== GTA San Andreas ==
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=== Modifications ===
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*The Moonbeam can only be modified in a [[TransFender]] garage.
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{| class="wikitable"
  +
!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
  +
|Color
  +
|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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|rowspan=2|Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
  +
|-
  +
|Medium Exhaust
  +
|$ 200
  +
|-
  +
|rowspan=3|Nitro
  +
|2x Nitrous
  +
|$ 200
  +
|-
  +
|5x Nitrous
  +
|$ 500
  +
|-
  +
|10x Nitrous
  +
|$ 1000
  +
|-
  +
|Roof
  +
|Roof Scoop
  +
|$ 80
  +
|-
  +
|rowspan=2|Spoilers
  +
|Drag
  +
|$ 200
  +
|-
  +
|Worx
  +
|$ 200
  +
|-
  +
|rowspan=10|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
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|Bass Boost
  +
|$ 100
  +
|-
  +
|Hydraulics
  +
|Hydraulics
  +
|$ 1500
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|}
   
 
== GTA IV ==
 
== GTA IV ==
 
=== Design ===
 
=== Design ===
In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a [[Declasse]] manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet [[File:Moonbeam_badges.png|thumb]]Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors.
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In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a [[Declasse]] manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet [[File:Moonbeam badges.png|thumb]]Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors. All Moonbeams are now camper conversion vans, and are based off cargo versions without rear quarter windows or passenger versions with rear quarter windows.
   
The Moonbeam can be found in several different conversion van configurations, with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder, elevated aero roof (featuring a "Super Streamline" badge), roof-mounted luggage bars, a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs. It also can be found with blanked out rear side windows. A Super Streamline badge is featured on all Moonbeams on the driver’s door, regardless of whether it has a "Super Streamline" roof or not.
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The Moonbeam can be found in several different configurations, with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder, elevated aero roof, roof-mounted luggage bars, a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs.
 
The Moonbeam appears to take cues from Japanese conversion vans based on the Astro.
 
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="181" captionalign="left">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="181" captionalign="left">
 
Moonbeam-GTA4-front1.jpg|A Moonbeam in GTA IV, with luggage bars on the roof and paneled rear quarter windows.
 
Moonbeam-GTA4-front1.jpg|A Moonbeam in GTA IV, with luggage bars on the roof and paneled rear quarter windows.
 
Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg|GTA IV rendition; rear quarter view depicting its optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder.
 
Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg|GTA IV rendition; rear quarter view depicting its optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder.
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=== Performance ===
 
=== Performance ===
The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a 3.5L (as the "3500LX" designation suggests) diesel V6, unlike the GTA III era Moonbeams which have gas engines, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; with a top speed 155 mph, the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from under-steer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.
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The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a diesel V6, unlike the GTA III era Moonbeams which have gas engines, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; with a top speed 155&nbsp;mph, the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from understeer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.
   
 
== Variant ==
 
== Variant ==
 
[[Image:Moonbeam-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The requested Moonbeam in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
 
[[Image:Moonbeam-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The requested Moonbeam in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
   
In GTA IV, a Moonbeam is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], appearing with a uniquely black and red body. As a new Moonbeam 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.
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===GTA IV===
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a Moonbeam is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], appearing with a uniquely black and red body. As a new Moonbeam 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.
   
== GTA V ==
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===GTA Vice City===
=== Design ===
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*the Moonbeam originally had sliding rear doors.
In GTA V, a police van seen in a screenshot appears to be based on Moonbeam, however redesigned, being based no longer on the 1985-1994 Astro/Safari but the 1995-2005 version instead. It is also no longer a conversion van, reverting to a standard minivan. It also appears to have rear sliding doors, although its main rival, the [[Minivan]], does not.
 
 
[[File:Gta-5-police-moonbeam.png|thumb|Police Moonbeam in GTA V.]]
 
 
== Trivia ==
 
*The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's [[Bobcat]], is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to [[Vehicle Details#Model badge|physically depict its name]]; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
 
*The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam has the record for highest number of variations per vehicle.
 
*Driving a Moonbeam into the [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas]] will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
 
*After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
 
*In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
 
*In GTA IV it is impossible to do a burnout with the Moonbeam, possibly due to the excessively heavy weight, or the highly-under-powered engine.
 
*The Moonbeam is strangely not classified as a "people carrier" in Race Mode, but instead paired with the [[Speedo]], [[Burrito]] and [[Pony]] in the "vans" class. This may be due to the Moonbeam being based on the truck-based Astro. This also implies there may be a cargo van variant. The Moonbeam was referred to as a van by police chatter in GTA III, but so was the [[Blista]], which became the Minivan for GTA IV and fell under "people carrier" category.
 
*In the beta version of GTA IV, the moonbeam was going to have the "MOONBEAM" decal applied to it's back hatch, similar to the Vice City rendition.
 
 
*In GTA Vice City the Moonbeam originally had sliding rear doors, but due to limitations, were cut.
 
 
*The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
*The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
** [[West Coast Talk Radio]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
** [[West Coast Talk Radio]] in GTA San Andreas.
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==Locations==
 
==Locations==
 
===GTA III===
 
===GTA III===
*Garage 30 north of [[Momma's Restaurante]], [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island]]
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*Garage 30 north of [[Momma's Restaurante]], [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]].
*In the departments of [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland Island
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*In the departments of [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland.
*In [[Callahan Point]], Portland Island
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*In [[Callahan Point]], Portland.
*In the [[Carson General Hospital]] in [[Rockford]], [[Staunton Island]]
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*In the [[Carson General Hospital]] in [[Rockford]], [[Staunton Island]].
*And in the [[Liberty Tree]] offices on [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island
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*In the [[Liberty Tree]] offices in [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island.
   
 
===GTA Vice City===
 
===GTA Vice City===
*Usually found driving around [[Little Havana]].
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*Commmonly driving around [[Vice Point]].
   
 
===GTA San Andreas===
 
===GTA San Andreas===
*Commonly seen driving around [[Los Santos]] especially [[Idlewood]].
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*Commonly seen driving around [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] especially [[Idlewood]].
*Parked outside [[The Pig Pen]] in [[East Los Santos]], Los Santos.
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*Parked outside [[The Pig Pen]] in [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]], Los Santos.
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
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*Found driving around in [[Saint Mark's]].
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*In the parking lot of the [[Harwood Ferry Terminal|Ferry Terminal]] in [[Harwood]], [[Portland]].
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*In the underground parking lot of [[AMCo. Headquarters]] in [[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]].
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
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*Seen driving around at the [[Escobar International Airport]].
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*Commmonly driving around in [[Little Haiti]].
   
 
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
*Commonly found in [[Broker]], [[Bohan]], and the [[Berchem|west end]] of [[Alderney]].
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*Commonly found in [[Broker]], [[Bohan]], and the west end of [[Alderney]].
 
*Commonly seen in [[Middle Park East]].
 
*Commonly seen in [[Middle Park East]].
 
*Very common on [[Charge Island]], [[Bohan Industrial]], and [[Colony Island]].
 
*Very common on [[Charge Island]], [[Bohan Industrial]], and [[Colony Island]].
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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== Trivia ==
*TBA
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*The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's [[Bobcat]], is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to [[Vehicle Details#Model badge|physically depict its name]]; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
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*The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam has the record for highest number of variations per vehicle.
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*Driving a Moonbeam into the [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas]] will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
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*After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
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* In the [[Beta Releases|beta]] for GTA Vice City, the Moonbeam was originally, implied, to have sliding rear doors.
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*In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
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*In GTA IV it is impossible to do a burnout with the Moonbeam, possibly due to the excessively heavy weight, or the highly-underpowered engine.
  +
*The Moonbeam is strangely not classified as a "people carrier" in Race Mode, but instead paired with the [[Speedo]], [[Burrito]] and [[Pony]] in the "vans" class. All Moonbeams are conversion vans, and some are based on cargo van versions, notable by the lack of rear quarter windows. This therefore technically makes the Moonbeam a van, even though its physical and mechanical aspects make it a minivan.
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*In the beta version of GTA IV, the moonbeam was going to have the "MOONBEAM" decal applied to its back hatch, similar to the Vice City rendition.
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*The Moonbeam was one of the [[Beta Vehicles]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] but was removed and replaced with the [[Paradise]], another camper conversion van based on the [[Rumpo]].
   
==Navigation==
 
 
{{Navboxes
 
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[[Category:Vans]]
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:People Carriers]]
 
[[Category:Declasse Vehicles]]
 

Latest revision as of 11:02, October 11, 2014

Moonbeam
Moonbeam-GTA4-front2
A Moonbeam in GTA IV.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle type Civilian van
Body style Van
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV

The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Manufacturer Declasse (HD Universe)


"Good for big families. Or large gang of criminals."
— GTA Vice City Website

The Declasse Moonbeam is a large four-door minivan featured in:

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

Design Edit

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a 1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari, but it has tall taillights. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.

During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "Aster", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the Capital Autos website.

Performance Edit

Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the underpowered engines, front wheel drive layouts (Moonbeams in GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories are rear wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.

GTA San Andreas Edit

Modifications Edit

  • The Moonbeam can only be modified in a TransFender garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Drag $ 200
Worx $ 200
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

GTA IV Edit

Design Edit

In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a Declasse manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet
Moonbeam badges
Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors. All Moonbeams are now camper conversion vans, and are based off cargo versions without rear quarter windows or passenger versions with rear quarter windows.

The Moonbeam can be found in several different configurations, with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder, elevated aero roof, roof-mounted luggage bars, a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs.

Performance Edit

The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a diesel V6, unlike the GTA III era Moonbeams which have gas engines, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; with a top speed 155 mph, the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from understeer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.

Variant Edit

Moonbeam-GTA4-Stevie-front

The requested Moonbeam in Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV.

GTA IVEdit

a Moonbeam is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing with a uniquely black and red body. As a new Moonbeam 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.

GTA Vice CityEdit

  • the Moonbeam originally had sliding rear doors.
  • The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Moonbeam may get its name due to the real-life variant Chevrolet Astro, as they both share names with astronomical themes. This is also further proven by the beta name, the Aster.

LocationsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

Trivia Edit

  • The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's Bobcat, is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to physically depict its name; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
  • The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam has the record for highest number of variations per vehicle.
  • Driving a Moonbeam into the TransFender in Las Venturas will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
  • In the beta for GTA Vice City, the Moonbeam was originally, implied, to have sliding rear doors.
  • In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
  • In GTA IV it is impossible to do a burnout with the Moonbeam, possibly due to the excessively heavy weight, or the highly-underpowered engine.
  • The Moonbeam is strangely not classified as a "people carrier" in Race Mode, but instead paired with the Speedo, Burrito and Pony in the "vans" class. All Moonbeams are conversion vans, and some are based on cargo van versions, notable by the lack of rear quarter windows. This therefore technically makes the Moonbeam a van, even though its physical and mechanical aspects make it a minivan.
  • In the beta version of GTA IV, the moonbeam was going to have the "MOONBEAM" decal applied to its back hatch, similar to the Vice City rendition.
  • The Moonbeam was one of the Beta Vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V but was removed and replaced with the Paradise, another camper conversion van based on the Rumpo.

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