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:''For the hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, see [[Hearse]].''
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:''For the two-door sports car featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], see [[Romero (GTA 2)]].''
 
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Romero
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| name = Romero
| front_image = Romero-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = RomeroHearse-Front-GTAV.png
| image_size = 300
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| image_size = 300
| caption = A Romero in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
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| rear_image = RomeroHearse-Rear-GTAV.png
| vehicle_type = Civilian car, Funeral car
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| caption = A Romero Hearse in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| body_style = Two-door sports car, Hearse
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| aka = Romero's Hearse <small>(GTA VC)</small><br>Romero Hearse <small>(GTA V)</small>
| capacity = 2 (''GTA 2'')<br>4 (''GTA VC'', ''GTA SA'', ''GTA IV'')
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| vehicle_class = Sedans
| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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| vehicle_type = Funeral car
| manufacturer =
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| body_style = Four-door hearse
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| capacity = 4 <small>(Driver and 3 passengers)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Washington]]<br>[[Hearse]]
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| manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]], GTA IV)</small><br> [[Chariot]] <small>([[HD Universe]], GTA V)</small>
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
{{q|Funeral director's vehicle. Possibly used as cover.|GTA Vice City Website}}
 
{{q|Funeral director's vehicle. Possibly used as cover.|GTA Vice City Website}}
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The [[Albany]] & [[Chariot]] '''Romero''' is a vehicle that first appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''. Originally called '''Romero's Hearse''', the name was then shortened to '''Romero''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. In ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', it is called the '''Romero Hearse'''.
   
The '''Romero''' is a two-door sports car that first appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''. The name was then applied to a hearse in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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==Design==
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===3D Universe===
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The design of the Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' is as expected for a vehicle tailored to transport the deceased, appearing as a black station wagon-like car with a rear compartment designed to carry a coffin. It resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a [[wp:Buick Electra|1977–1984 Buick Electra]]). The car may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs). This version also resembles kind of a station wagon version of the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.
   
==Description==
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In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] possible [[Girlfriends in GTA San Andreas|girlfriends]], [[Katie Zhan]], owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval.
===''Grand Theft Auto 2''===
 
In its original appearance in ''Grand Theft Auto 2'', the Romero assumes the design of a two-door hardtop coupe, distinguished by its bubble-like windscreens and triangular windows in the rear. [[Ray Larabie]]'s original version exhibits a more original design.
 
   
Despite its somewhat sporty design, the ''Grand Theft Auto 2'' rendition's controls are delayed, resulting in sluggish cornering, and its acceleration and top speed may be regarded as below average. When [[Crusher|crushed]], the Romero will award the player [[Body Armor|armor]] when in the Downtown District, or [[Molotov Cocktail|Molotov cocktails]] in the Industrial District.
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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File:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-front.jpg|A Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' (<small>[[:Image:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear view]]</small>)
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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Romero-GTASA-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; all-gray body with coffin]]</small>).
Romero-GTA2-Larabie.png|An early [[Ray Larabie]] design of the Romero.
 
Romero-GTA2-ingame.jpg|A Romero in the form of a two-door coupe in ''Grand Theft Auto 2'', with lights on.
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' — ''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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===HD Universe===
====Name====
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[[File:Washington_badges.png|thumb]]The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' and ''V'' rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the [[Washington]] sedan, and as such, bears the [[Albany]] brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside from one mission [[Undertaker]]. In GTA IV, the hearse has whitewall tires.
''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' featured a hearse named '''Romero's Hearse''' and in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: IV'', this was shortened to '''Romero'''.
 
   
The Romero name was probably reused for hearses in reference to [[wp:George A. Romero|George A. Romero]], the director of the ''Night of the Living Dead'' series of zombie movies. Within ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', the car name is also associated with the [[Funeraria Romero]] funeral parlor, which features two Romero's Hearse parked out front in the mission [[Two Bit Hit]].
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In GTA V, the Romero always spawns with a coffin in the rear and normal tires.
   
Due to the recurrence of hearses since ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', the differently named [[Hearse]] in ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'' may be confused with the Romero's Hearse.
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<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
====Design====
 
 
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', Romero's Hearse resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 [[wp:Buick Electra|Buick Electra]]). In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for [[File:Washington_badges.png|thumb]]the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] possible [[Girlfriends in GTA San Andreas|girlfriends]], [[Katie Zhan]], owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval. The Romero featured in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs).
 
 
The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the [[Washington]] sedan, and as such, bears the [[Albany]] brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside one mission ("[[Undertaker]]").
 
 
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
 
File:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' (<small>[[:Image:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear view]]</small>)
 
Romero-GTASA-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; all-gray body with coffin]]</small>).
 
 
Romero-GTA4-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' (during "[[Undertaker]]") (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Romero-GTA4-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' (during "[[Undertaker]]") (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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RomeroHearse-Front-GTAV.png|A Romero Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto V'' at [[Hill Valley Church]]. (<small>[[:Image:RomeroHearse-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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CAR.jpg|A wrecked Romero Hearse in [[Los Santos Customs]].
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Romero Hearse,Albany.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V.
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Romero-hearses-interior-gtav.png|Romero Hearse interior.
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Romero-trunk-rear-gtav.png|Romero Hearse's trunk with coffin in GTA V.
 
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====Performance====
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==Performance==
The Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes, though it does have a good side, as its excellent grip on all surfaces, (except sand) combined with its low braking, allow it to brake and drift around corners a lot more easily than other cars. This ability significantly improves its bad turning, while retaining continous high speeds, thus making it a somewhat desirable car, nevermind it's very rare. The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due of 138 mph to the added weight of the wagon body.
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===3D Universe===
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The Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes, though it does have a good side, as its excellent grip on all surfaces, (except sand) combined with its low braking, allow it to brake and drift around corners a lot more easily than other cars. This ability significantly improves its bad turning, while retaining continous high speeds, thus making it a somewhat desirable car.
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The performance of the Hearse in GTA Liberty City Stories is similar to the game's [[Perennial#GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories 2|Perennial]] as both cars share the same body construction, thus possessing mediocre-to-average acceleration and top speed but responsive steering and braking.
   
 
All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.
 
All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.
   
The Romero still retained to be fast.It's handling is the same as the [[Washington]] as it is based on.It is faster than The [[Washington]] which is up to 181 mph (290 km/h)
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===HD Universe===
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The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed of 138 mph due to the added weight of the wagon body.
===Availability and appearances in missions===
 
While the original Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto 2'' is commonly found in the Downtown and Industrial Districts of [[Anywhere City]], the vehicle in hearse form is not normally driven on the streets, and are more commonly seen parked or in specific missions.
 
   
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==Availability and appearances in missions==
 
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]" but it can be spawned through [[cheats]]. In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', however, the Romero can be found outside missions, for example at the [[Blackfield Chapel]] in [[Las Venturas]] or at the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]].
 
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]" but it can be spawned through [[cheats]]. In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', however, the Romero can be found outside missions, for example at the [[Blackfield Chapel]] in [[Las Venturas]] or at the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]].
   
The Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is only featured in the mission "[[Undertaker]]".It can be mostly found near the church located in [[Suffolk]] when the player is driving the car
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The Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is only featured in the mission "[[Undertaker]]". It can be mostly found near the church located in [[Suffolk]] when the player is driving the car.
   
 
==Modifications (''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'')==
 
==Modifications (''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'')==
The Romero can me modified at the [[TransFenders]].
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The Romero can be modified at the [[TransFenders]].
* Color (two areas)
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{| class="wikitable"
* Wheels (ten types)
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!Type
* Nitro (All)
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!Upgrade
* Bass Boost
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!Cost
* Hydraulics
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|-
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|rowspan=2|Colors
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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|Car Color 2 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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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=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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|}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* While the car appears to have four doors, only two can be seated, except for in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], where four people can fit.
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* The Romero name is a reference to [[wp:George A. Romero|George A. Romero]], the director of the ''[[wp:Night of the Living Dead|Night of the Living Dead]]'' series of zombie movies.
 
* In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, when the Romero's left light is broken, it will still work, but the right (unbroken) light will not, and vice versa.
 
* In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, when the Romero's left light is broken, it will still work, but the right (unbroken) light will not, and vice versa.
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the [[Romero ]] is the least durable vehicle in the game, though it does have significantly softer suspensions than even a [[Monster]] . But the suspensions are very short, sometimes leading to the cars chassis scraping the ground from a fall. (This problem can be fixed by modifying it with [[Hydraulics]] at any [[Transfender]] shop, and locking the hydraulics on 'High' mode, making it an acceptable off-roader, especially when equipped with Off Road Wheels.)
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the [[Romero ]] is the least durable vehicle in the game, though it does have significantly softer suspensions than even a [[Monster]]. But the suspensions are very short, sometimes leading to the cars chassis scraping the ground from a fall. (This problem can be fixed by modifying it with [[Hydraulics]] at any [[Transfender]] shop, and locking the hydraulics on 'High' mode, making it an acceptable off-roader, especially when equipped with Off Road Wheels.)
 
* The vehicle can be sold in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] for $2,200 at [[S&M Auto Sales]] following completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
 
* The vehicle can be sold in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] for $2,200 at [[S&M Auto Sales]] following completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
 
* Despite its only regular Grand Theft Auto IV appearance being in the mission "[[Undertaker]]", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in [[Westdyke]].
 
* Despite its only regular Grand Theft Auto IV appearance being in the mission "[[Undertaker]]", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in [[Westdyke]].
 
* The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV, just like the [[Washington]], its base, features the [["Door Ajar" Chime|"door ajar" chime]] which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
 
* The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV, just like the [[Washington]], its base, features the [["Door Ajar" Chime|"door ajar" chime]] which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
 
* Romero is Spanish for "Rosemary."
 
* Romero is Spanish for "Rosemary."
* The name 'Romero' is likely a reference to the famous horror movie director, George Romero, due to it being a hearse in all but its [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] appearance.
 
 
* In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Romero is the only vehicle that start with Radio Off.
 
* In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Romero is the only vehicle that start with Radio Off.
* The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the four cars only to be called by their name in missions. The others are "The Silver [[Blista Compact|Blista]]" in [[Clean Getaway]], the "shitty beige [http://gta.wikia.com/Willard Willard]" from [http://gta.wikia.com/It%27s_Your_Call It's Your Call] and [[Gracie Ancelotti]]'s Pink [[Feltzer]].
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* The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the four cars only to be called by their name in missions. The others are "The Silver [[Blista Compact|Blista]]" in [[Clean Getaway]], the "shitty beige [[Willard]]" from [[It's Your Call]] and [[Gracie Ancelotti]]'s pink [[Feltzer]].
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* The default radio station is [[The Journey]] in GTA IV except the one used in the mission [[Undertaker]], which does not have a radio
The default radio station is [[The Journey]] in GTA IV except the one used in the mission [[Undertaker]], which does not have a radio
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* There is a wrecked Romero on a car jack in the [[La Mesa]] location of [[Los Santos Customs]].
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* The Romero in GTA V has a uniquely purple interior that is different to the Washington it is based on.
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* The Romero can be customized in GTA V with the basic upgrades such as respray, wheels, etc.
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* In GTA IV, the Romero is one of the rarest vehicles in the game.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
;''Grand Theft Auto 2''
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===GTA Vice City===
* Commonly spawned in the [[Downtown District|Downtown]] and [[Industrial District]]s of [[Anywhere City]].
 
 
;''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''
 
 
*It can only be obtained during the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]", by stealing it from the [[Haitians|Haitian]] funeral.
 
*It can only be obtained during the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]", by stealing it from the [[Haitians|Haitian]] funeral.
 
* Via cheat - PC: ''THELASTRIDE'', PS2 - down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.
 
* Via cheat - PC: ''THELASTRIDE'', PS2 - down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.
   
;''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''
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===GTA San Andreas===
 
* In the driveway of [[Drive-Thru Confessions Church]], [[Palomino Creek]], [[Red County]].
 
* In the driveway of [[Drive-Thru Confessions Church]], [[Palomino Creek]], [[Red County]].
* Outside [[Katie Zhan]]'s home in [[Juniper Hollow]], [[San Fierro]]. (only when dating her, and locked until certain progress is made with her)
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* Outside [[Katie Zhan]]'s home in [[Juniper Hollow]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]]. (only when dating her, and locked until certain progress is made with her)
 
* Near [[Fort Carson Medical Center]], [[Fort Carson]], [[Bone County]]
 
* Near [[Fort Carson Medical Center]], [[Fort Carson]], [[Bone County]]
* Two are located in [[Blackfield Chapel]], [[Las Venturas]].
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* Two are located in [[Blackfield Chapel]], [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]].
 
* Next to the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]], [[Angel Pine]], [[Whetstone]].
 
* Next to the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]], [[Angel Pine]], [[Whetstone]].
 
* Via cheat (PC): ''WHERESTHEFUNERAL''
 
* Via cheat (PC): ''WHERESTHEFUNERAL''
   
;''Grand Theft Auto IV''
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===GTA IV===
 
It can be obtained during "[[Undertaker]]", where you have to take the corpse of [[Derrick McReary|Derrick]] or [[Francis McReary|Francis]] to [[Steinway]] or [[Colony Island]].
 
It can be obtained during "[[Undertaker]]", where you have to take the corpse of [[Derrick McReary|Derrick]] or [[Francis McReary|Francis]] to [[Steinway]] or [[Colony Island]].
 
* Can also be obtained after the mission if you are lucky enough to find it in traffic.
 
* Can also be obtained after the mission if you are lucky enough to find it in traffic.
* Rarely Spawns in [[Colony Island]], at the Cemetary's parking lot.
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* Rarely spawns in [[Colony Island]], at the [[Colony Island cemetery|cemetery]]'s parking lot.
 
* Some many spawn in traffic if already in one. Appearing in [[Steinway]] and [[Colony Island]].   
 
* Some many spawn in traffic if already in one. Appearing in [[Steinway]] and [[Colony Island]].   
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* After mission Undertaker the Romero will drive past but if you luckily shoot driver's head the Romero will stop and you can obtain the car
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===GTA V===
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*Seen parked at [[Paleto Bay]], near [[The Hen House|the Hen House]] property in the parking lot of [[St. Brigid Baptist Church]].
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*Seen parked in front of the mortuary on [[Innocence Boulevard]] in [[Rancho]].
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*Seen parked in the graveyard parking lot of the [[Hill Valley Church]] in [[Pacific Bluffs]].
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*Seen parked in front of a small church near [[Central Los Santos Hospital|Central Los Santos Medical Center]] in [[Strawberry]].
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*Parked at [[Strawberry Mortuary]] on [[Davis Ave]]nue in Strawberry, [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Hearse]], ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'' equivalents.
 
* [[Hearse]], ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'' equivalents.
   
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Latest revision as of 10:55, August 8, 2014

For the two-door sports car featured in Grand Theft Auto 2, see Romero (GTA 2).
Romero
RomeroHearse-Front-GTAV
A Romero Hearse in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
Also known as Romero's Hearse (GTA VC)
Romero Hearse (GTA V)
Vehicle class (GTA V) Sedans
Vehicle type Funeral car
Body style Four-door hearse
Capacity 4 (Driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Albany (HD Universe, GTA IV)
Chariot (HD Universe, GTA V)
Related vehicle(s) Washington
Hearse
"Funeral director's vehicle. Possibly used as cover."
— GTA Vice City Website

The Albany & Chariot Romero is a vehicle that first appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Originally called Romero's Hearse, the name was then shortened to Romero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV. In Grand Theft Auto V, it is called the Romero Hearse.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The design of the Romero's Hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is as expected for a vehicle tailored to transport the deceased, appearing as a black station wagon-like car with a rear compartment designed to carry a coffin. It resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 Buick Electra). The car may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs). This version also resembles kind of a station wagon version of the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of Carl Johnson's possible girlfriends, Katie Zhan, owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval.

HD UniverseEdit

Washington badges
The Grand Theft Auto IV and V rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the Washington sedan, and as such, bears the Albany brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside from one mission Undertaker. In GTA IV, the hearse has whitewall tires.

In GTA V, the Romero always spawns with a coffin in the rear and normal tires.

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Romero's Hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes, though it does have a good side, as its excellent grip on all surfaces, (except sand) combined with its low braking, allow it to brake and drift around corners a lot more easily than other cars. This ability significantly improves its bad turning, while retaining continous high speeds, thus making it a somewhat desirable car.

The performance of the Hearse in GTA Liberty City Stories is similar to the game's Perennial as both cars share the same body construction, thus possessing mediocre-to-average acceleration and top speed but responsive steering and braking.

All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.

HD UniverseEdit

The Grand Theft Auto IV Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed of 138 mph due to the added weight of the wagon body.

Availability and appearances in missionsEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "Two Bit Hit" but it can be spawned through cheats. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, however, the Romero can be found outside missions, for example at the Blackfield Chapel in Las Venturas or at the Angel Pine Medical Center.

The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV is only featured in the mission "Undertaker". It can be mostly found near the church located in Suffolk when the player is driving the car.

Modifications (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)Edit

The Romero can be modified at the TransFenders.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
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

TriviaEdit

  • The Romero name is a reference to George A. Romero, the director of the Night of the Living Dead series of zombie movies.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, when the Romero's left light is broken, it will still work, but the right (unbroken) light will not, and vice versa.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Romero is the least durable vehicle in the game, though it does have significantly softer suspensions than even a Monster. But the suspensions are very short, sometimes leading to the cars chassis scraping the ground from a fall. (This problem can be fixed by modifying it with Hydraulics at any Transfender shop, and locking the hydraulics on 'High' mode, making it an acceptable off-roader, especially when equipped with Off Road Wheels.)
  • The vehicle can be sold in Grand Theft Auto IV for $2,200 at S&M Auto Sales following completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.
  • Despite its only regular Grand Theft Auto IV appearance being in the mission "Undertaker", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in Westdyke.
  • The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV, just like the Washington, its base, features the "door ajar" chime which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
  • Romero is Spanish for "Rosemary."
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Romero is the only vehicle that start with Radio Off.
  • The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV is one of the four cars only to be called by their name in missions. The others are "The Silver Blista" in Clean Getaway, the "shitty beige Willard" from It's Your Call and Gracie Ancelotti's pink Feltzer.
  • The default radio station is The Journey in GTA IV except the one used in the mission Undertaker, which does not have a radio
  • There is a wrecked Romero on a car jack in the La Mesa location of Los Santos Customs.
  • The Romero in GTA V has a uniquely purple interior that is different to the Washington it is based on.
  • The Romero can be customized in GTA V with the basic upgrades such as respray, wheels, etc.
  • In GTA IV, the Romero is one of the rarest vehicles in the game.

LocationsEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

  • It can only be obtained during the mission "Two Bit Hit", by stealing it from the Haitian funeral.
  • Via cheat - PC: THELASTRIDE, PS2 - down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.

GTA San AndreasEdit

GTA IVEdit

It can be obtained during "Undertaker", where you have to take the corpse of Derrick or Francis to Steinway or Colony Island.

  • Can also be obtained after the mission if you are lucky enough to find it in traffic.
  • Rarely spawns in Colony Island, at the cemetery's parking lot.
  • Some many spawn in traffic if already in one. Appearing in Steinway and Colony Island.   
  • After mission Undertaker the Romero will drive past but if you luckily shoot driver's head the Romero will stop and you can obtain the car

GTA VEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Hearse, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars equivalents.

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