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| front_image = Perennial-GTA4-front.jpg
 
| front_image = Perennial-GTA4-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Perennial in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A Perennial in ''Grand Theft Auto IV''.
 
| rear_image = Perennial-GTA4-rear.jpg
 
| rear_image = Perennial-GTA4-rear.jpg
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = 4-door station wagon (GTA III era, GTA Chinatown Wars)<br>4-door minivan (GTA IV, GTA Chinatown Wars PSP)
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| body_style = 4-door station wagon <small>(3D Universe, GTA Chinatown Wars)</small><br>4-door minivan <small>(GTA IV, GTA Chinatown Wars)</small>
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
| manufacturer = [[Dinka]] (GTA IV)
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| manufacturer = [[Dinka]] <small>'''('''[[HD Universe]]''')'''</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: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]
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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: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]''
 
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The [[Dinka]] '''Perennial''' is a station wagon and minivan featured in the following games:
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The [[Dinka]] '''Perennial''' is a station wagon and minivan in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|Chinatown Wars]]''.
 
* [[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: Chinatown Wars]]
 
   
 
The styling of the car has changed slightly throughout the games, but the performance has remained unchanged, until GTA IV.
 
The styling of the car has changed slightly throughout the games, but the performance has remained unchanged, until GTA IV.
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==Design==
 
==Design==
 
===GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories===
 
===GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories===
In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, the car´s design resembles a slightly modified and smaller 1962-69 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Chevy_II_/_Nova Chevrolet Chevy II] Wagon with a simpler side panel design, taller tail lights and a different grille, but it mostly resembles 1970-86 [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Wagoneer#The_AMC_years_/_ Jeep Grand Wagoneer] or a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_1100 Fiat 1100 R Familiare] and the grille for GTA Vice City was resembling Peugeot 504 wagon. The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas renditions of the Perennial come in two variations: with or without roof rack. While the GTA Vice City rendition features only solid body colours, the GTA San Andreas rendition commonly features a two tone colour scheme, but sometimes it comes with a totally dark blue paintjob. The roof colour cannot be changed at TransFender but visiting [[Pay 'n' Spray]] changes it. GTA San Andreas's Perennial has chromed side moldings in its upper body and apart from its tail lights, it looks more like its real-life counterpart when compared to the GTA III or GTA Vice City renditions of the vehicle.
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In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, the car´s design resembles a slightly modified and smaller [[wp:Chevrolet Chevy II|1962-69 Nova Chevrolet Chevy II Wagon]] with a simpler side panel design, taller tail lights and a different grille, but it mostly resembles [[wp:Jeep Wagoneer|1970-86 Jeep Grand Wagoneer]] or a [[wp:Fiat 1100|Fiat 1100 R Familiare]] and the grille for GTA Vice City was resembling [[wp:Peugeot 504|Peugeot 504 wagon]]. The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas renditions of the Perennial come in two variations: with or without roof rack. While the GTA Vice City rendition features only solid body colours, the GTA San Andreas rendition commonly features a two tone colour scheme, but sometimes it comes with a totally dark blue paintjob. The roof colour cannot be changed at TransFender but visiting [[Pay 'n' Spray]] changes it. GTA San Andreas's Perennial has chromed side moldings in its upper body and apart from its tail lights, it looks more like its real-life counterpart when compared to the GTA III or GTA Vice City renditions of the vehicle.
   
In GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the car assumes a slightly newer and leaner model that resembles a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oldsmobile_Custom_Cruiser Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser], based on the position of the side panels and grille, but retains elements of previous iterations of the car in the rear. The rendition of the car in these games also features two tone body colors and in GTA Vice City Stories, it can come with few one-color paintjobs.GTA Liberty City Stories´[[Hearse]] resembles the Perennial.
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In GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the car assumes a slightly newer and leaner model that resembles a [[wp:Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser|Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser]], based on the position of the side panels and grille, but retains elements of previous iterations of the car in the rear. The rendition of the car in these games also features two tone body colors and in GTA Vice City Stories, it can come with few one-color paintjobs. The [[Hearse]] from GTA LCS resembles the Perennial.
   
 
According to the [[Capital Autos]] website, the Perennial in GTA III was known as the "[[Maurice (car)|Maurice]]" early during development of the game.
 
According to the [[Capital Autos]] website, the Perennial in GTA III was known as the "[[Maurice (car)|Maurice]]" early during development of the game.
   
 
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Maurice-GTA3-front.jpg|An early form of the [[Grand Theft Auto III]] Perennial as the "[[Maurice (car)|Maurice]]", as depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
 
Maurice-GTA3-front.jpg|An early form of the [[Grand Theft Auto III]] Perennial as the "[[Maurice (car)|Maurice]]", as depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
 
Perennial-GTA3-front.jpg|Grand Theft Auto III (<small>[[:Image:Perennial-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Perennial-GTA3-front.jpg|Grand Theft Auto III (<small>[[:Image:Perennial-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
 
===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
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In GTA IV, likely as a joke given the Perennial's rustic station wagon appearance throughout the [[3D Universe|GTA III Era]] , [[File:Perennial_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Perennial.]]the Perennial is now based on the [[wp:Honda Stream|second generation Honda Stream]]. The model is mainly based on Honda models, mainly the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/2006_Honda_Stream_01.JPG Stream] and with details like windows from the [[wp:Honda CR-V|2007-2011 Honda CR-V]] and the [[wp:Honda Stream|Honda Stream]]. The rear of the sides and rear window are also similar to those [[wp:Mercedes-Benz R-Class|Mercedes-Benz R-Class]] and [[wp:Audi A4|Audi A4 B8 Avant]]. It is the only vehicle in GTA IV which has fully glassed roof, which is very reminiscent of the ill-fated [[wp:Renault Avantime|Renault Avantime]], though it was a coupe and not an MPV. The taillights seem invented but loosely resemble a [[wp:Toyota Previa|2006 - Present Toyota Previa]]. Instead of fog lights, the Perennial sports daytime running lights where the lights are always on regardless of time of day similar to those of [http://www.thesupercars.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Acura-MDX-.jpg second generation Acura MDX]. The interior seating is part leather and part cloth, just like the Honda CRV.
   
In GTA IV, likely as a joke given the Perennial's rustic station wagon appearance throughout the GTA III Era, [[File:Perennial_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Perennial.]]the Perennial is now based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Stream#Second_generation_.282007-present.29 Honda Stream]. The model is mainly based on Honda models, mainly the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/2006_Honda_Stream_01.JPG Stream]  and with details like windows from the [[wp:Honda_CR-V#Third_generation_.282007.E2.80.932011.29:|2007-2011 Honda CR-V]] and the [[wp:Honda Stream|Honda Stream]]. The rear of the sides and rear window are also similar to those [[wp:Mercedes-Benz R-Class|Mercedes-Benz R-Class]] and [[wikipedia:Audi A4#Avant|Audi A4 B8 Avant]]. It is the only vehicle in GTA IV which has fully glassed roof, which is very reminiscent of the ill-fated [[wp:Renault Avantime|Renault Avantime]], though it was a coupe and not an MPV. The taillights seem invented but loosely resemble a [[wp:Toyota Previa#Third generation (XR50; 2006-present)|2006 - Present Toyota Previa]]. Instead of fog lights, the Perennial sports daytime running lights where the lights are always on regardless of time of day similar to those of [http://www.thesupercars.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Acura-MDX-.jpg second generation Acura MDX]. The interior seating is part leather and part cloth.
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After several conclusions on what the original model of this parody is based on in GTA IV, the closest identification to be given to the Perennial (Parody) would be the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/2006_Honda_Stream_01.JPG Honda Stream] or [[wp:Mercedes-Benz R-Class|Mercedes-Benz R-Class]]. Before the R-Class/Stream combo was identified, many thought that it has been a parody of the [[wp:Toyota Wish|Toyota Wish]]. It aslo resembles a [[wp:Honda Odyssey (North America)|4th-Gen Honda Odyssey]], however the 4th generation started production in August [[2010]], almost 2 years after the release of GTA IV.
 
After several conclusions on what the original model of this parody is based on in GTA IV, the closest identification to be given to the Perennial (Parody) would be the [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/2006_Honda_Stream_01.JPG Honda Stream] or [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_R-Class Mercedes-Benz R-Class]. Before the R-Class/Stream combo was identified, many thought that it has been a parody of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_Wish Toyota Wish].
 
   
 
GTA IV's Perennial is also available as an airport shuttle vehicle, bearing [[FlyUS]] liveries and a strobe light, lacking a glass roof, and spawning at the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
 
GTA IV's Perennial is also available as an airport shuttle vehicle, bearing [[FlyUS]] liveries and a strobe light, lacking a glass roof, and spawning at the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
   
The GTA Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS rendition appears to revert to an older design, sporting a lean 1970s appearance more alike early renditions of the [[Regina]]. For the PSP and iOS renditions however, the Perennial resembles [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Space_Wagon Mitsubishi Space Wagon].
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The GTA Chinatown Wars [[Nintendo DS]] rendition appears to resemble a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Plymouth_Reliant_Station_Wagon_late.jpg K platform Station wagon]. while the [[PSP]] and [[iOS]] versions the Perennial is more modern and resembles [[wp:Mitsubishi Space Wagon|Mitsubishi Space Wagon]].
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Perennial-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Perennial-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Perennial-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] (<small>[[:Image:Perennial-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Perennial-GTA4-FlyUS-front.jpg|Grand Theft Auto IV; [[FlyUS]] variant.
 
Perennial-GTA4-FlyUS-front.jpg|Grand Theft Auto IV; [[FlyUS]] variant.
 
Perennial-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (DS version).
 
Perennial-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (DS version).
c_perennial.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (PSP Version)
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c_perennial.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]] (PSP Version).
 
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===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
 
===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
The [[Dinka]] Perennial "MPV AW" returns to the GTA lineup with a significant makeover, both in looks and performance. Gone is the horrendous FWD layout, ditched in favor of an AWD layout. The Perennial is more than likely powered by a mid-range V6, and is coupled to a 5 speed gearbox. Acceleration is now average, with a reasonable top speed of 161 mph. Handling is also upgraded significantly, as the Perennial no longer flops about on the road, but keeps steady. The suspension is quite firm for a vehicle of this size, and aides high-speed cornering. Braking is average, and the optional (but rare) ABS definitely helps (Note: ABS seems to be standard on the FlyUS variant). Crash deformation is below average, and as such the Perennial cannot sustain much damage before being un-drivable. However in a head on crash, minimal damage is suffered in the interior.
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The [[Dinka]] Perennial "MPV AW" returns to the GTA lineup with a significant makeover, both in looks and performance. Gone is the horrendous FWD layout, ditched in favor of an AWD layout. The Perennial is more than likely powered by a mid-range [[wp:V6 engine|V6]] and is coupled to a 5 speed gearbox. Acceleration is now average, with a reasonable top speed of 161 mph. Handling is also upgraded significantly, as the Perennial no longer flops about on the road, but keeps steady. The suspension is quite firm for a vehicle of this size, and aides high-speed cornering. Braking is average, and the optional (but rare) ABS definitely helps (Note: ABS seems to be standard on the FlyUS variant). Crash deformation is below average, and as such the Perennial cannot sustain much damage before being un-drivable. However in a head on crash, minimal damage is suffered in the interior.
   
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==Modifications==
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*The [[Perennial]] can only be modified in a [[TransFender]] garage.
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Color
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|[[Money|$]]150
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|-
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|rowspan=3|Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Medium Exhaust
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Twin Exhaust
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|$ 300
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|-
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|Lights
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|Round Fog Lamp
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|$ 100
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|-
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|rowspan=3|Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|rowspan=3|Spoilers
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|Drag
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Worx
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Pro
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|$ 400
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|-
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|Side skirts
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|Side Skirt
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|$ 500
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|-
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|rowspan=10|Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
* In GTA San Andreas, [[Big Smoke]] is originally depicted during "[[Big Smoke (mission)|Big Smoke]]" to own an all-black Perennial at the very beginning of the game, only to watch it blown up during a drive-by performed in a unique pink [[Voodoo]] by an [[Ballas|enemy gang]]. Smoke subsequently replaces it with a [[Glendale]]. There are two ways to obtain this Perennial.
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* In GTA San Andreas, [[Big Smoke]] is originally depicted during "[[Big Smoke (mission)|Big Smoke]]" to own an all-black Perennial at the very beginning of the game, only to watch it blown up during a drive-by performed in a unique pink [[Voodoo]] by an [[Ballas (3D Universe)|enemy gang]]. Smoke subsequently replaces it with a [[Glendale]]. 
   
===Method 1===
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==Notable Owners==
After the cutscene of the [[Ballas]] destroying Smoke's car, kill them with a weapon and push the Perennial to a garage.
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*[[Big Smoke]]
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*[[Marty Chonks]]
===Method 2===
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*[[Michelle Cannes]]
Enter the blow up all cars [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas|cheat]] during the cutscene where Carl and Smoke are about to enter the Perennial. You'll fail the mission for destroying Smoke's car, and he will walk off. Then push it to the garage next to you.
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*[[Phil Cassidy]]
 
==Trivia==
 
*The roof-mounted light on the FlyUS variant of the Perennial in GTA IV does not light up when the engine is running, unlike the FlyUS [[Feroci]].
 
*When dating [[Carl Johnson]], [[Michelle Cannes]] will sometimes mention that her first car was a Perennial.
 
*When selecting a vehicle in GTA IV [[Multiplayer in GTA IV#Race Modes|multiplayer races]], it is only possible to select the [[FlyUS]] version of the Perennial, rather than the civilian version, whereas the [[Feroci]] is available as civilian only.
 
*The Perennial plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
 
** [[K-JAH West]] in GTA San Andreas.
 
** [[Fresh FM]] in GTA Vice City Stories.
 
** [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] or [[Fusion FM]] in GTA IV.
 
* In GTA IV, the police radio refers to the Perennial as an "MPV".
 
* In GTA IV, breaking the top window will unlock the car
 
* In GTA Vice City Stories, during the mission [[Truck Stop]], a fireproof Perennial is available.
 
* When dating in GTA IV with [[Kiki Jenkins]], she will compliment Niko for his choice of vehicle if a Perennial is driven.
 
* When you take the FlyUS Perennial to the [[Pay 'N' Spray]], it does not change the color for it, only repairing it.
 
* It is quite possible it is called a Perennial because it is one of the older cars in the series and is still commonly found in good condition. It may also be because it has made an appearance in almost every GTA game.
 
*The word "Perennial" means lasting or continuing throughout the entire year.
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
'''GTA III'''
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===GTA III===
*[[Portland Harbor]], [[Portland]].
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*In the parking lot inside [[Portland Harbor]], [[Portland]].
 
*Alley beside [[XXX Mags]], [[Red Light District]], Portland.
 
*Alley beside [[XXX Mags]], [[Red Light District]], Portland.
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*Across from the [[LCPD in 3D Universe|Police Department]] in [[Portland View]], at south. 
   
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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===GTA San Andreas===
*Spawns alot around the poorer areas of [[Los Santos]]
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*Spawns often around the poorer areas of [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
*Can also be found in any of the metropolitan areas of the state.
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*Can also be found in any of the metropolitan areas of the [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|state]] .
 
*Importable from [[Easter Basin]], [[San Fierro]] after you unlock importing/exporting. Import cost: $8,000 (Tuesday and Thursday only).
 
*Importable from [[Easter Basin]], [[San Fierro]] after you unlock importing/exporting. Import cost: $8,000 (Tuesday and Thursday only).
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*Parked outside [[Coutt and Schutz]] in [[Jefferson, Los Santos]].
   
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
*[[Capital Autos]] parking area, [[Harwood]], Portland.
 
*[[Capital Autos]] parking area, [[Harwood]], Portland.
 
*The construction site in [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland.
 
*The construction site in [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland.
*The flophouse in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]] in where [[Donald Love]] lived after being bankrupt
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*The [[Holy rev. Joe's Flophouse|flophouse]] in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]] in where [[Donald Love]] lived after being [[Love on the Rocks|bankrupt]].
 
*At the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
 
*At the [[Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard]].
   
'''GTA Vice City Stories'''
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
 
*By [[Phil Cassidy]]'s depot in [[Viceport]].
 
*By [[Phil Cassidy]]'s depot in [[Viceport]].
 
*Northeast of the [[hospital]] in [[Little Havana]], across from a basketball court.
 
*Northeast of the [[hospital]] in [[Little Havana]], across from a basketball court.
*Parked in front of [[Sunshine Autos]]&nbsp;along with the [[Blista Compact]]&nbsp;and the [[Admiral]].
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*Parked in front of [[Sunshine Autos]]&nbsp;along with the [[Blista Compact]] and the [[Admiral]].
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*The mission [[Truck Stop]] will grant the player a unique pink explosion and fireproof Perennial that the player can keep after the mission.
   
'''GTA IV'''
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
 
*In the whole city, but mostly in [[Algonquin]].
 
*In the whole city, but mostly in [[Algonquin]].
*The FlyUS version is only available in [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
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*The [[FlyUS]] version is only available in [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
 
*A Perennial can be seen blocking the road in the ending of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. It has no driver, so the player is able to easily take it.
 
*A Perennial can be seen blocking the road in the ending of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. It has no driver, so the player is able to easily take it.
   
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==Trivia==
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*The roof-mounted light on the FlyUS variant of the Perennial in GTA IV does not light up when the engine is running, unlike the FlyUS [[Feroci]].
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*In GTA SA, on the [[Big Smoke (Mission)|Big Smoke]] mission, the cutscene where it shows [[Big Smoke]]'s Perennial gets blown up by the [[Ballas (3D Universe)|Ballas]]. If you notices the gas tank on the car was on the drivers side, but the Ballas where shooting at the passenger side. Oddly, it still explodes as it was scripted in the game.
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*When dating [[Carl Johnson]], [[Michelle Cannes]] will sometimes mention that her first car was a Perennial.
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*When selecting a vehicle in GTA IV [[Multiplayer in GTA IV#Race Modes|multiplayer races]], it is only possible to select the [[FlyUS]] version of the Perennial, rather than the civilian version, whereas the [[Feroci]] is available as civilian only.
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*The Perennial plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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**[[K-JAH West]] in GTA San Andreas.
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**[[Fresh FM]] in GTA Vice City Stories.
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**[[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] or [[Fusion FM]] in GTA IV.
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*In GTA IV, the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|police]] radio refers to the Perennial as an "MPV".
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*In GTA IV, breaking the top window will unlock the car.
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*In GTA Vice City Stories, during the mission [[Truck Stop]], a [[Special Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories|fireproof and explosion proof Perennial]] is available.
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*When dating [[Kiki Jenkins]] in GTA IV, she will compliment Niko for his choice of vehicle if a Perennial is driven.
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*When you take the FlyUS Perennial to the [[Pay 'N' Spray]], it does not change the color for it, only repairing it.
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*It is quite possible it is called a Perennial because it is one of the older cars in the series and is still commonly found in good condition. It may also be because it has made an appearance in almost every GTA game.
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*The word "Perennial" means lasting or continuing throughout the entire year.
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==Navigation==
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Chinatown Wars]]
[[Category:Station Wagons]]
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[[Category:Station wagons]]
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[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Dinka]]
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[[Category:FlyUS Vehicles]]

Latest revision as of 03:41, July 28, 2014

Perennial
Perennial-GTA4-front
A Perennial in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view).
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door station wagon (3D Universe, GTA Chinatown Wars)
4-door minivan (GTA IV, GTA Chinatown Wars)
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
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GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Manufacturer Dinka (HD Universe)

The Dinka Perennial is a station wagon and minivan in Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, San Andreas, Liberty City Stories, Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Chinatown Wars.

The styling of the car has changed slightly throughout the games, but the performance has remained unchanged, until GTA IV.

DesignEdit

GTA III — GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

In GTA III, GTA Vice City, and GTA San Andreas, the car´s design resembles a slightly modified and smaller 1962-69 Nova Chevrolet Chevy II Wagon with a simpler side panel design, taller tail lights and a different grille, but it mostly resembles 1970-86 Jeep Grand Wagoneer or a Fiat 1100 R Familiare and the grille for GTA Vice City was resembling Peugeot 504 wagon. The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas renditions of the Perennial come in two variations: with or without roof rack. While the GTA Vice City rendition features only solid body colours, the GTA San Andreas rendition commonly features a two tone colour scheme, but sometimes it comes with a totally dark blue paintjob. The roof colour cannot be changed at TransFender but visiting Pay 'n' Spray changes it. GTA San Andreas's Perennial has chromed side moldings in its upper body and apart from its tail lights, it looks more like its real-life counterpart when compared to the GTA III or GTA Vice City renditions of the vehicle.

In GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the car assumes a slightly newer and leaner model that resembles a Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, based on the position of the side panels and grille, but retains elements of previous iterations of the car in the rear. The rendition of the car in these games also features two tone body colors and in GTA Vice City Stories, it can come with few one-color paintjobs. The Hearse from GTA LCS resembles the Perennial.

According to the Capital Autos website, the Perennial in GTA III was known as the "Maurice" early during development of the game.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars Edit

In GTA IV, likely as a joke given the Perennial's rustic station wagon appearance throughout the GTA III Era ,
Perennial badges

Badging on the Perennial.

the Perennial is now based on the second generation Honda Stream. The model is mainly based on Honda models, mainly the Stream and with details like windows from the 2007-2011 Honda CR-V and the Honda Stream. The rear of the sides and rear window are also similar to those Mercedes-Benz R-Class and Audi A4 B8 Avant. It is the only vehicle in GTA IV which has fully glassed roof, which is very reminiscent of the ill-fated Renault Avantime, though it was a coupe and not an MPV. The taillights seem invented but loosely resemble a 2006 - Present Toyota Previa. Instead of fog lights, the Perennial sports daytime running lights where the lights are always on regardless of time of day similar to those of second generation Acura MDX. The interior seating is part leather and part cloth, just like the Honda CRV.

After several conclusions on what the original model of this parody is based on in GTA IV, the closest identification to be given to the Perennial (Parody) would be the Honda Stream or Mercedes-Benz R-Class. Before the R-Class/Stream combo was identified, many thought that it has been a parody of the Toyota Wish. It aslo resembles a 4th-Gen Honda Odyssey, however the 4th generation started production in August 2010, almost 2 years after the release of GTA IV.

GTA IV's Perennial is also available as an airport shuttle vehicle, bearing FlyUS liveries and a strobe light, lacking a glass roof, and spawning at the Francis International Airport.

The GTA Chinatown Wars Nintendo DS rendition appears to resemble a K platform Station wagon. while the PSP and iOS versions the Perennial is more modern and resembles a Mitsubishi Space Wagon.

PerformanceEdit

GTA III — GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

The underpowered, front-wheel drive Perennial is quite sluggish. Acceleration is highly lacking, as is speed, but the handling is responsive, but quite heavy, and is prone to oversteer and rolling. It is, however, quite sturdy, and can withstand significant damage before bursting into flames and exploding. The Perennial is also easy to ram off roads, especially with large, fast vehicles such as the Fire Truck and the Barracks OL.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars Edit

The Dinka Perennial "MPV AW" returns to the GTA lineup with a significant makeover, both in looks and performance. Gone is the horrendous FWD layout, ditched in favor of an AWD layout. The Perennial is more than likely powered by a mid-range V6 and is coupled to a 5 speed gearbox. Acceleration is now average, with a reasonable top speed of 161 mph. Handling is also upgraded significantly, as the Perennial no longer flops about on the road, but keeps steady. The suspension is quite firm for a vehicle of this size, and aides high-speed cornering. Braking is average, and the optional (but rare) ABS definitely helps (Note: ABS seems to be standard on the FlyUS variant). Crash deformation is below average, and as such the Perennial cannot sustain much damage before being un-drivable. However in a head on crash, minimal damage is suffered in the interior.

ModificationsEdit

  • The Perennial 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
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Lights Round Fog Lamp $ 100
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Spoilers Drag $ 200
Worx $ 200
Pro $ 400
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

VariantsEdit

  • In GTA San Andreas, Big Smoke is originally depicted during "Big Smoke" to own an all-black Perennial at the very beginning of the game, only to watch it blown up during a drive-by performed in a unique pink Voodoo by an enemy gang. Smoke subsequently replaces it with a Glendale

Notable OwnersEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The roof-mounted light on the FlyUS variant of the Perennial in GTA IV does not light up when the engine is running, unlike the FlyUS Feroci.
  • In GTA SA, on the Big Smoke mission, the cutscene where it shows Big Smoke's Perennial gets blown up by the Ballas. If you notices the gas tank on the car was on the drivers side, but the Ballas where shooting at the passenger side. Oddly, it still explodes as it was scripted in the game.
  • When dating Carl Johnson, Michelle Cannes will sometimes mention that her first car was a Perennial.
  • When selecting a vehicle in GTA IV multiplayer races, it is only possible to select the FlyUS version of the Perennial, rather than the civilian version, whereas the Feroci is available as civilian only.
  • The Perennial plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • In GTA IV, the police radio refers to the Perennial as an "MPV".
  • In GTA IV, breaking the top window will unlock the car.
  • In GTA Vice City Stories, during the mission Truck Stop, a fireproof and explosion proof Perennial is available.
  • When dating Kiki Jenkins in GTA IV, she will compliment Niko for his choice of vehicle if a Perennial is driven.
  • When you take the FlyUS Perennial to the Pay 'N' Spray, it does not change the color for it, only repairing it.
  • It is quite possible it is called a Perennial because it is one of the older cars in the series and is still commonly found in good condition. It may also be because it has made an appearance in almost every GTA game.
  • The word "Perennial" means lasting or continuing throughout the entire year.

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