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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Mule
 
| name = Mule
| front_image = Mule-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = MulePisswasser-Front-GTAV.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| rear_image = Mule-GTA4-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = MulePisswasser-Rear-GTAV.png
| caption = A Mule in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A '''Mule''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]''.
| manufacturer = [[Maibatsu]] (GTA IV)
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| front_image2 = Mule-GTAO-Front.png
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| image_size2 = 300
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| rear_image2 = Mule-GTAO-Rear.png
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| caption2 = A heist '''Mule''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]]''.
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| manufacturer = [[Maibatsu Corporation]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = $27,000 <small>(Civilian, [[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Warstock Cache & Carry|warstock-cache-and-carry.com]])</small><br/>$32,500 <small>(Armored, [[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Warstock Cache & Carry|warstock-cache-and-carry.com]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Commercial
 
| vehicle_type = Industrial/Commercial vehicle
 
| vehicle_type = Industrial/Commercial vehicle
 
| body_style = 2-door box truck
 
| body_style = 2-door box truck
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
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| variants = [[Mr. Wongs]]<br>[[Triad Fish Van]]<br>[[Spand Express]]
| 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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| capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger, GTA IV)</small><br />6 <small>(driver and front passenger, plus 4 rear passengers, GTA V) (Civilian)</small><br/>2 <small> driver and front passenger, GTAO) (Armored)
}}
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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]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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}}{{quote|The Classic commercial delivery truck. Inconspicuous, secure, reliable. What happens in the back, stays in the back.|Civilian Mule, [[Warstock Cache & Carry]] description.}}{{quote|Instead of being stuck behind one of these on a narrow road, why not be the one causing the traffic jam instead? Move everything from furniture to laboratory equipment or keep it empty and just enjoy the ride.|Heist Mule, [[Warstock Cache & Carry]] description.}}
   
The '''Mule''' is a box truck that has been featured in the following games:
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The '''Mule''' is a box truck that appeared in every game after ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' with the exception of ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]''. It is manufactured by [[Maibatsu]] in the [[HD Universe]].
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
The Mule can only support two occupants in the cab; the cargo hold does not normally open, but the cargo [[File:Mule_badges.png|thumb]]hold can be exposed when the door is removed - the truck will contain various items of cargo in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]].
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With the exception of ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the Mule can only support two occupants in the cab; the cargo hold does not normally open, but the cargo hold can be exposed when the door is removed - the truck will contain various items of cargo in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|San Andreas]], and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|Vice City Stories]]. In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the cargo hold allows 4 passengers to sit on the wheel wells (needs verification).
   
When introduced in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], the Mule served as a mid-size straight "[[wp:Luton body|luton]]" truck a step below the [[Yankee]], thus being smaller in size (in actuality being narrower) and lighter. As a result, the Mule fares better in speed and acceleration but still possess average-to-poor cornering. In addition, the truck's high center of gravity may also result in easier rollovers and an inability to return upright in many occasions. The small wheels on the Mule also relate to this problem. The GTA III era Mule most closely resembles a 1989 or 1990 [[wp:Ford E-Series|Ford E-350]] cube van.
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When introduced in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'', the Mule served as a mid-size straight "luton" truck a step below the [[Yankee]], thus being smaller in size (in actuality being narrower) and lighter. As a result, the Mule fares better in speed and acceleration but still possess average-to-poor cornering. In addition, the truck's high center of gravity may also result in easier rollovers and an inability to return upright in many occasions. The small wheels on the Mule also relate to this problem. The GTA III era Mule most closely resembles a [[wp:Ford E-Series|1989 or 1990 Ford E-350 cube van]].
   
In GTA IV, it resembles a mid 1990's Mitsubishi Fuso FM series. It doesn't tip over as easily as previous games' renditions of the Mule, but is still slow, at 97 mph. The GTA IV Mule is manufactured by [[Maibatsu]], and has a 3 litre diesel engine, according to the badging. ABS braking is standard. The Mule comes with various company names painted on the sides, as well as a version with no markings.
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In GTA IV, it resembles a mid [http://www.google.ca/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=3mXhrxdZ6HfB5M&tbnid=d3tP7F_6P7hZ1M:&ved=0CAMQjhw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wantai.net%2Fmitsubishi__fuso_trucks.htm&ei=3q9qUq7PHMejkQfxnYGQAQ&psig=AFQjCNHiXlYXVm4dXIFd8LO-pCfS8fGfxA&ust=1382809942504328 1990's Mitsubishi Fuso FM] series and the [[wp:Isuzu Elf|fifth generation Isuzu Elf N-Series]]. It doesn't tip over as easily as previous games' renditions of the Mule, but is still slow, at 97 mph. The GTA IV Mule is manufactured by [[Maibatsu]], and has a 3 litre diesel engine, according to the badging. ABS braking is standard. The Mule comes with various company names painted on the sides, as well as a version with no markings.
   
In GTA IV same as Benson, Mule does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake which is rather odd for a heavy vehicle.
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In GTA IV, like the [[Benson]], the Mule does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake.
   
{| align="center"
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the Mule allows rear passengers to stand in the back or on the roof, in addition to 4 passengers sitting on the rear wheel wells. To sit on the rear wheel wells, both front seats must be filled. Once the front seats are filled, a player can press the enter vehicle button and they will "pop" onto one of the rear wheel wells. Pressing the shoot or buttons while seated on a wheel well will open the rear door allowing other players to stand in the back.
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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<gallery position="center">
 
Mule-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Mule-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Mule-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Mule-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Mule-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Mule-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Mule-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, without graffiti and company logo]]</small>).
 
Mule-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Mule-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, without graffiti and company logo]]</small>).
MULE.jpg|An upper left quarter veiw.
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MulePisswasser-Front-GTAV.png|GTA V (<small>[[:Image:MulePisswasser-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Mule_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
   
==Companies==
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==Performance==
[[Image:Mule-GTAVC-newspaperload.jpg|thumb|250px|A "Vice Voice" Mule in GTA Vice City, with stacks of newspapers visible in the back.]][[File:III_Mule_signs.png|thumb|238px|Company liveries: The Mars Gas Corporation, Turtle Head Fishing Company, Sparki, Yo-Ma's Frozen Fish Products.]][[File:Mule_sign_4.png|thumb|Graffiti tags.]][[File:Mule_sign_1.png|thumb|Graffiti tags.]][[File:Mule_signs.png|thumb|Company liveries: Betta Pharmaceuticals, Bean Machine Coffee, Alpha Mail Couriers, Easy Lay Carpet, Candybox, Cherenkov Vodka.]]
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=== 3D Universe ===
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Overall, the Mule has a good durability, but not as good as any other truck, however, the truck has a good top speed, and an acceptable acceleration, capable of getting to a decent speed with causing too much over steer. The truck's brakes are its main downside, they seem to take a while to make the Mule come to a complete stop, and when it does, it usually results in a crash, or the truck taking a while to regain speed, making it a bad choice for a getaway vehicle.
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=== HD Universe ===
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Returning to GTA IV and V, the truck returns as a much more durable and acceptable vehicle, it can now reach high speeds at a better time, and its top speed is also higher. Over steer isn't as common, but can still happen, and, if steering is performed to quickly, it will result in the vehicle to tipple over, but usually doesn't fall onto its side, strangely.
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====GTA V Overview====
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{{Vehicle Stats2
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 100 / 161
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|Engine defined =
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 5500 / 12125
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed =
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|Top speed observed =
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|Engine observed =
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5}}
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== Companies ==
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[[Image:Mule-GTAVC-newspaperload.jpg|thumb|250px|A [[Vice Voice]] Mule in GTA Vice City, with stacks of newspapers visible in the back.]][[File:III_Mule_signs.png|thumb|238px|Company liveries: [[The Mars Gas Corporation]], [[Turtle Head Fishing Company]], [[Sparki]], [[Yo-Ma's Frozen Fish Products]].]][[File:Mule_sign_4.png|thumb|Graffiti tags.]][[File:Mule_sign_1.png|thumb|Graffiti tags.]][[File:Mule_signs.png|thumb|GTA IV Company liveries: [[Betta Pharmaceuticals]], [[Bean Machine]] Coffee, [[Alpha Mail]] Couriers, [[Easy Lay Carpet]], [[Candy Box|Candybox]], [[Cherenkov Vodka]].]]
   
 
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* [[Bo-Bella|Bo-Bella Boutique]]
 
* [[Bo-Bella|Bo-Bella Boutique]]
* [[Signora Grande Italian Boutique]]
 
* [[Liberty Sex]]
 
* [[ZIP]]
 
 
* [[Clench]]
 
* [[Clench]]
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* [[Liberty Sex]]
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* [[Signora Grande Italian Boutique]]
 
* [[Sprunk]]
 
* [[Sprunk]]
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* [[ZIP]]
 
|-
 
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|GTA Vice City Stories
 
|GTA Vice City Stories
 
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* [[Hermit Clothing]]
 
* [[Hermit Clothing]]
* [[Man at Ease]]
 
 
* [[Kronos]]
 
* [[Kronos]]
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* [[Man at Ease]]
 
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|GTA IV
 
|GTA IV
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* [[Cherenkov Vodka]]
 
* [[Cherenkov Vodka]]
 
* [[Easy Lay Carpet|The Easy Lay Carpet Store]]
 
* [[Easy Lay Carpet|The Easy Lay Carpet Store]]
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|GTA V
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* Deals & Dollars
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* [[eCola]]
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* [[Good Aids Pharmacy]]
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* [[Meteorite Bar]]
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* [[Pißwasser]]
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* [[Post Op]]
 
|}
 
|}
 
</div>
 
</div>
   
 
== Variants ==
 
== Variants ==
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=== [[3D Universe]] ===
 
* [[Triad Fish Van]]
 
* [[Triad Fish Van]]
 
* [[Mr. Wongs]]
 
* [[Mr. Wongs]]
 
* [[Spand Express]]
 
* [[Spand Express]]
   
== Trivia==
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=== [[HD Universe]] ===
* The [[w:c:manhunt:Mule|Mule]] appears in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt 2]].
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* An all black Mule appears in the missions [[Master Data]] and [[Truck Off]] in [[GTA Online|''GTA Online'']].
* Due to its height, the Mule in GTA IV is unsellable at [[Stevie|Stevie's]] garage, as it will not fit inside.
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* A unique armored version is available as part of the [[Heists Update]]. It's distinguished from the civilian version by having a protective bullbar and side barriers, looking like a "mini-[[Benson]]" from [[GTA V|''GTA V'']].
* The Mule plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
**[[K Rose]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
**[[Vladivostok FM]] in GTA IV.
 
*The name Mule is possibly a reference to "''drug mule'''", the term for someone that smuggles drugs for someone else.
 
*There is a vehicle in [[GTA Clone|Saints Row 2]] named the Mule. Coincidently, the Mule in Saints Row 2 is a big truck, almost the same as GTA's.
 
 
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
==='''GTA III'''===
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===GTA III===
 
* Garage 7 in [[Portland Harbor]], [[Portland]]
 
* Garage 7 in [[Portland Harbor]], [[Portland]]
 
* Parking area of Portland Harbor, Portland
 
* Parking area of Portland Harbor, Portland
 
* [[Liberty City Memorial Stadium]] in [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]]
 
* [[Liberty City Memorial Stadium]] in [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]]
   
==='''GTA Vice City'''===
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===GTA Vice City===
* [[Viceport]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]
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* Spawns in [[Viceport]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]]
   
==='''GTA San Andreas'''===
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===GTA San Andreas===
* [[Los Santos International Airport]], [[Los Santos]]
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* [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]
 
* [[Ocean Docks]], Los Santos
 
* [[Ocean Docks]], Los Santos
 
* [[Dillimore]], [[Red County]]
 
* [[Dillimore]], [[Red County]]
* Appears in [[Downtown (SF)|Downtown]] during the mission [[Test Drive]] as an obstacle that the player must avoid during the chase.
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* Appears in [[Downtown San Fierro|Downtown]] during the mission [[Test Drive]] as an obstacle that the player must avoid during the chase.
* During [[Robbing Uncle Sam]].
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* During [[Robbing Uncle Sam]] with '''Explosion-proof'''.
   
==='''GTA Liberty City Stories'''===
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
* Parking area of Portland Harbor, Portland, Liberty City
 
* Parking area of Portland Harbor, Portland, Liberty City
   
==='''GTA Vice City Stories'''===
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
* Opposite [[Umberto Robina|Umberto Robina's]] house in Little Havana, Vice City
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* Opposite [[Umberto Robina's Home|Umberto Robina's house]] in [[Little Havana]].
* Commmonly seen driving around Viceport.
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* Commmon seen driving around in Viceport.
   
==='''GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City'''===
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
* Located near a terminal on the tarmac at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
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* Located near a terminal on the tarmac at [[Francis International Airport, Dukes]].
 
* In the driveway of a run-down house on [[Aspdin Drive]], [[Berchem]], [[Alderney]].
 
* In the driveway of a run-down house on [[Aspdin Drive]], [[Berchem]], [[Alderney]].
 
* In [[Fulcrum Avenue]], [[Tudor]], Alderney.
 
* In [[Fulcrum Avenue]], [[Tudor]], Alderney.
* In Hardtack Avenue, [[Acter]], Alderney.
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* In [[Hardtrack Avenue]], [[Acter]], Alderney.
 
* It can be seen driving in [[Bohan Industrial]], [[Bohan]].
 
* It can be seen driving in [[Bohan Industrial]], [[Bohan]].
   
==='''Grand Theft Auto V'''===
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===GTA V===
* Seen driving around [[Michael (GTA V)|Michael's]] mansion.
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*In [[Strawberry]], outside Foreign & Domestic Warehouse (near [[Vanilla Unicorn]])
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*Seen driving around the [[Port of Los Santos]].
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*Parked behind [[Franklin]]'s [[Grove Street Garage|garage]] on [[Grove Street (HD Universe)|Grove Street]] in [[Davis]].
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*Parking area of the [[Davis Mega Mall]].
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*Parked at a loading bay at the [[GoPostal]] building in [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]]. Oddly, it can still spawn in a [[Post Op]] livery.
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*Like most commercial and industrial vehicles, it is commonly seen on the highways throughout the state.
   
== Additional images ==
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===GTA Online===
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*Can be bought in GTA Online from the [[Warstock Cache & Carry]] website. When bought, it can be delivered by [[Pegasus Lifestyle Management]] to a drop-off location for a $200 fee.
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== Trivia ==
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===General===
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* The Mule plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** [[K Rose]] in GTA San Andreas.
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** [[Vladivostok FM]] in GTA IV.
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* In the Saints Row series, there is also a truck named Mule. However, it is larger and shaped more like a moving truck. 
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* The name Mule is a reference to "''<nowiki>drug mule'</nowiki>''", the term for someone that smuggles drugs for someone else. This is strengthened by the GTA V Warstock Cache and Carry Description of the Mule.
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* To enter the back of the Mule, shoot the back doors lightly and then climb onto the roof of the Mule.
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* It is the third vehicle and also the first box truck to appear in the entire series. (For a brief moment). The second being [[Banshee]] and the first being [[Securicar]].
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=== GTA IV===
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* Due to its height, the Mule in GTA IV is unsellable at [[Stevie|Stevie's]] garage, as it will not fit inside.
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=== GTA V===
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto V]], the Mule's jacking animation cannot be interrupted by any input. So, when you hit someone else's car and he tries to pull you out to attack you, he instead enters your Mule and drives off.
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* In GTA V, Mules from a distance will appear to have bright white wheels, this is most likely a texture glitch. This is most effective at night.
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** This is fixed in the enhanced version of the game (PS4/XB1).
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== Additional images ==
 
;GTA San Andreas variations
 
;GTA San Andreas variations
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="6" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="120">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-Binco-front.jpg|Binco<br>Motto: ''More trash for less cash!''
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-Binco-front.jpg|Binco<br>Motto: ''More trash for less cash!''
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-Semi-front.jpg|SEMI
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-Semi-front.jpg|SEMI
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-ToyCorner-front.jpg|Toy Corner
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-ToyCorner-front.jpg|Toy Corner
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-ShaftedAppliances-front.jpg|Shafted Appliances
 
Image:Mule-GTASA-ShaftedAppliances-front.jpg|Shafted Appliances
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</gallery>
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|}
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'''GTA V variations'''
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{| align="center"
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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Image:BlankMule GTA V.png|Blank Mule
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Black-mule-truck-front-unqie-gtav.png|The unique all black Mule used in [[Master Data]], and [[Truck Off]].
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Image:ECola Mule GTA V.png|[[ECola]]
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Image:PostOpMule GTA V.png|[[Post Op]]
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Image:MulePisswasser-Front-GTAV.png|[[Pißwasser]]
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Image:MuleDealsDollars-Front-GTAV.png|Deals & Dollars
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Image:MuleGoodAids-Front-GTAV.png|[[Good Aids Pharmacy]]
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Image:MeteoriteMule GTA V.png|[[Meteorite Bar]]
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[Luton]]
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* [[Luton]], a beta model from [[GTA III]] based on Ford Transit.
   
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
[[Category:Industrial Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Industrial Vehicles]]
 
[[Category:Trucks]]
 
[[Category:Trucks]]
 
[[Category:Vans]]
 
[[Category:Vans]]
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Latest revision as of 18:48, March 26, 2015

VEHICLE
Mule
MulePisswasser-Front-GTAV
A Mule in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Mule-GTAO-Front
A heist Mule in GTA Online.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Commercial
Vehicle type Industrial/Commercial vehicle
Body style 2-door box truck
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger, GTA IV)
6 (driver and front passenger, plus 4 rear passengers, GTA V) (Civilian)
2 driver and front passenger, GTAO) (Armored)
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
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Maibatsu Corporation (HD Universe)
Price $27,000 (Civilian, Online)
(warstock-cache-and-carry.com)
$32,500 (Armored, Online)
(warstock-cache-and-carry.com)
Variant(s) Mr. Wongs
Triad Fish Van
Spand Express
"The Classic commercial delivery truck. Inconspicuous, secure, reliable. What happens in the back, stays in the back."
―Civilian Mule, Warstock Cache & Carry description.
"Instead of being stuck behind one of these on a narrow road, why not be the one causing the traffic jam instead? Move everything from furniture to laboratory equipment or keep it empty and just enjoy the ride."
―Heist Mule, Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Mule is a box truck that appeared in every game after Grand Theft Auto III with the exception of Grand Theft Auto Advance. It is manufactured by Maibatsu in the HD Universe.

Description Edit

With the exception of Grand Theft Auto V, the Mule can only support two occupants in the cab; the cargo hold does not normally open, but the cargo hold can be exposed when the door is removed - the truck will contain various items of cargo in Vice City, San Andreas, and Vice City Stories. In Grand Theft Auto V, the cargo hold allows 4 passengers to sit on the wheel wells (needs verification).

When introduced in Grand Theft Auto III, the Mule served as a mid-size straight "luton" truck a step below the Yankee, thus being smaller in size (in actuality being narrower) and lighter. As a result, the Mule fares better in speed and acceleration but still possess average-to-poor cornering. In addition, the truck's high center of gravity may also result in easier rollovers and an inability to return upright in many occasions. The small wheels on the Mule also relate to this problem. The GTA III era Mule most closely resembles a 1989 or 1990 Ford E-350 cube van.

In GTA IV, it resembles a mid 1990's Mitsubishi Fuso FM series and the fifth generation Isuzu Elf N-Series. It doesn't tip over as easily as previous games' renditions of the Mule, but is still slow, at 97 mph. The GTA IV Mule is manufactured by Maibatsu, and has a 3 litre diesel engine, according to the badging. ABS braking is standard. The Mule comes with various company names painted on the sides, as well as a version with no markings.

In GTA IV, like the Benson, the Mule does not power with air-brake but instead, it powers with disc/disk-brake and/or drum brake.

In Grand Theft Auto V, the Mule allows rear passengers to stand in the back or on the roof, in addition to 4 passengers sitting on the rear wheel wells. To sit on the rear wheel wells, both front seats must be filled. Once the front seats are filled, a player can press the enter vehicle button and they will "pop" onto one of the rear wheel wells. Pressing the shoot or buttons while seated on a wheel well will open the rear door allowing other players to stand in the back.

PerformanceEdit

3D Universe Edit

Overall, the Mule has a good durability, but not as good as any other truck, however, the truck has a good top speed, and an acceptable acceleration, capable of getting to a decent speed with causing too much over steer. The truck's brakes are its main downside, they seem to take a while to make the Mule come to a complete stop, and when it does, it usually results in a crash, or the truck taking a while to regain speed, making it a bad choice for a getaway vehicle.

HD Universe Edit

Returning to GTA IV and V, the truck returns as a much more durable and acceptable vehicle, it can now reach high speeds at a better time, and its top speed is also higher. Over steer isn't as common, but can still happen, and, if steering is performed to quickly, it will result in the vehicle to tipple over, but usually doesn't fall onto its side, strangely.

GTA V OverviewEdit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / kph)
Engine
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
Drivetrain
AWD / FWD / RWD
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.)

n/a 100 / 161

n/a

RWD

5

5500 / 12125

Observed/Tested
(i.e recorded on Speedometer)

n/a n/a

n/a

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.

Companies Edit

Mule-GTAVC-newspaperload

A Vice Voice Mule in GTA Vice City, with stacks of newspapers visible in the back.

III Mule signs

Company liveries: The Mars Gas Corporation, Turtle Head Fishing Company, Sparki, Yo-Ma's Frozen Fish Products.

Mule sign 4

Graffiti tags.

Mule sign 1

Graffiti tags.

Mule signs

GTA IV Company liveries: Betta Pharmaceuticals, Bean Machine Coffee, Alpha Mail Couriers, Easy Lay Carpet, Candybox, Cherenkov Vodka.

Variants Edit

3D Universe Edit

HD Universe Edit

  • An all black Mule appears in the missions Master Data and Truck Off in GTA Online.
  • A unique armored version is available as part of the Heists Update. It's distinguished from the civilian version by having a protective bullbar and side barriers, looking like a "mini-Benson" from GTA V.

LocationsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

  • Parking area of Portland Harbor, Portland, Liberty City

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA VEdit

GTA OnlineEdit

Trivia Edit

GeneralEdit

  • The Mule plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In the Saints Row series, there is also a truck named Mule. However, it is larger and shaped more like a moving truck. 
  • The name Mule is a reference to "drug mule'", the term for someone that smuggles drugs for someone else. This is strengthened by the GTA V Warstock Cache and Carry Description of the Mule.
  • To enter the back of the Mule, shoot the back doors lightly and then climb onto the roof of the Mule.
  • It is the third vehicle and also the first box truck to appear in the entire series. (For a brief moment). The second being Banshee and the first being Securicar.

GTA IVEdit

  • Due to its height, the Mule in GTA IV is unsellable at Stevie's garage, as it will not fit inside.

GTA VEdit

  • In Grand Theft Auto V, the Mule's jacking animation cannot be interrupted by any input. So, when you hit someone else's car and he tries to pull you out to attack you, he instead enters your Mule and drives off.
  • In GTA V, Mules from a distance will appear to have bright white wheels, this is most likely a texture glitch. This is most effective at night.
    • This is fixed in the enhanced version of the game (PS4/XB1).

Additional images Edit

GTA San Andreas variations

GTA V variations

See also Edit

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