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Stevie's Car Thefts
Game: Grand Theft Auto IV
For: Stevie
Unlocked by: opened up the Alderney Safehouse, Smackdown, No. 1

Car Thefts is a side mission in Grand Theft Auto IV involving the theft of 30 road vehicles for Stevie.


Missions Unlock

Stevie's Car Thefts are available after the player has opened up the Alderney Safehouse and completed Smackdown and No. 1Niko Bellic will first receive a call from Brucie and, shortly afterwards, a text message from Brucie's friend Stevie. He needs some cars (30 total) that Niko Bellic will need to find across Liberty City and deliver to S&M Auto Sales.

Search for Vehicle

This is a set of missions about searching specific vehicles and its locations. You don't need to remember what the vehicles looks like, just look for the locations of the cars.

Stevie provides some hints of the vehicle's location by his message, with the information in the text, and the pic attached is the exact view of where the vehicle is parked at. The range of searching is usually less than a block.

If the player finds and get in the right vehicle, the game shows a message saying, "You've found the vehicle Stevie is looking for." The player then needs to drive the car to Stevie's garage in Bohan; no message is given about this destination in-game, but the garage appears on the map so it may be manually entered into the GPS.

Comparing with Brucie's Exotic Exports

It is similar to Brucie's Exotic Exports (email cars), except the cars are always parked and are not indicated on the map or guarded by the owner. In addition, Stevie pays much more for these cars when they're in good condition than Brucie does. Just like stealing any car, if police witness a car theft, the player receives a one star wanted level. Occasionally, the cars have alarms.

Price & Condition of the vehicle

Even though you have to smash a window to steal a car, all vehicles still are in perfect condition, so it is not necessary to visit a Pay 'n' Spray if driven carefully enough. Even with some additional damages, if they are minor (barely noticeable scratches, etc.), the vehicle is considered as in perfect condition by the garage, so you will receive the maximum price. Only serious damages (broken headlights, deformations, etc) will significantly reduce your prize, so if you don't want to lose some time it's not necessary to repair the vehicle for every single scratch. Strangely, minor scratches will increase the value.

The condition of the vehicle determines how much money the player receives. Taking the car to a Pay 'n' Spray helps restore its value if the car is damaged. However, as there are no Pay 'n' Sprays in Bohan, it is difficult to reach the garage without damage, unless you are very careful.

Respawn of the vehicles

The player can have the vehicles destroyed or keep the vehicles at the parking spaces, as the vehicle will be respawned at the original location as long as the vehicle is not delivered; in addition, the vehicles Stevie wants will only appear between the first contact with him to the last, and will not appear outside that time.

The only incentive for storing the vehicles is their unique body colors, which are otherwise unavailable in other parts of the game; the vehicles are also otherwise similar in the range of accessories it may include; as is the case with the Rancher, Dukes and the DF8-90. Interestingly, the cars will not lose their unique colors even after resprays at Pay 'n' Spray, but motorbikes do lose their colors, which Stevie's garage might reject, in which case you'll have to retrieve another copy. Therefore, it is recommended that you carefully drive these bikes straight to the garage.


Once all 30 cars are delivered, the player can make some extra cash by bringing in any vehicle they want, at varying prices depending on model and condition, much like the original missions. In addition, these prices can reduce if the same model is regularly sold. Some of the most valuable cars that can be sold are the Infernus at $10,000, and the Super GT and Turismo at $11,000.

The player also earns the achievement You Got The Message for delivering all 30 vehicles.

Alternative Walkthrough

  • However, an easy and even cheaper alternative (if driving safe is not your strong suit) is to save the car and game at the South Bohan Safehouse which is about one block away from S&M Auto Sales. If you then load your latest savegame you'll have a repaired or new version of the car ready to be delivered and a much smaller distance to traverse.
  • PC users could use a compatible controller with triggers or a steering wheel/pedals, which gives the player more precise and variable control of the vehicle, which just using a keyboard only allows full speed and full steering, making the player have less control and increasing the risk of damage. Another way of repairing the vehicle is by parking the requested car in a safehouse parking space, then driving or running a block or two before returning.
  • If a player wishes to complete these thefts quickly, it is recommended either that they save the game repeatedly at the nearby safehouse in Bohan, or repeatedly use a Pay 'n' Spray until they receive a text. These methods advance the time, which means Stevie will send a text in a matter of minutes after delivering a vehicle, instead of hours. The player can view the amount of vehicles stolen under "Cars Sold to Stevie" in the Score section of the Stats in the pause menu.

List of vehicle requests

Vehicle Image Location Highest value[1]
Keywords of the hints Location address
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BansheePhotoBanshee SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BansheeSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BansheeLocation
District: n/a
Street: Galveston Avenue
Landmark: near Middle Park
Pic: Randolf Art Center
Across the road from Randolf Art Center, Galveston Avenue, Middle Park West, Algonquin. $26,400
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BobcatPhotoBobcat SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BobcatSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BobcatLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: top floor of the airport car park
Pic: a large satellite dish
Rooftop of the multistory parking lot, Francis International Airport, Dukes. $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BuccaneerPhotoBuccaneer SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BuccaneerSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-BuccaneerLocation
District: Industrial District
Street: n/a
Landmark: n/a
Pic: a building with two large pillars below
Near the warehouse off Lompoc Avenue (the one from Hostile Negotiation), Industrial, Bohan. $5,940
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CavalcadePhotoCavalcade SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CavalcadeSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CavalcadeLocation
District: Leftwood
Street: n/a
Landmark: near the Westdyke Memorial Hospital
Pic: (The red neon sign of the hospital)
In a driveway north of the corner where Long John Ave meets Manzano Road (just north of the Westdyke Memorial Hospital), Leftwood, Alderney. $23,100
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CognoscentiPhotoCognoscenti SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CognoscentiSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CognoscentiLocation
District: Alderney City
Street: n/a
Landmark: n/a
Pic: Alderney Museum
In a corner alley where Boyden Avenue meets the east end of Lyndon Avenue, Alderney City, Alderney. $29,700
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CometPhotoComet SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CometSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CometLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: near the Swingers golf club
Pic: Burger Shot and the large parking lot at front
Golden Pier parking lot, Westminster, Algonquin. $19,800
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-ContenderPhotoContender SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-ContenderSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-ContenderLocation
District: Boabo
Street: n/a
Landmark: Twitchin's
Pic: part of the Twitchin's Sugar Factory's building
In the Twitchin's Sugar factory compound, Creek Street, BOABO, Broker. $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CoquettePhotoCoquette SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CoquetteSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-CoquetteLocation
District: Suffolk
Street: n/a
Landmark: Suffolk church (by "A fuckin' priest")
Pic: Suffolk Church
In front of the Suffolk church, Liberty Lane, Suffolk, Algonquin. $13,530
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DF8-90PhotoDF8-90 SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DF8-90SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DF8-90Location
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: car park under the station by the amusement park
Pic: under a building with amusement park as background
Underneath Hove Beach station, Crockett Avenue, Hove Beach, Broker. $5,940
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DilettantePhotoDilettante SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DilettanteSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DilettanteLocation
District: Willis
Street: n/a
Landmark: in front of the Canyon Megaplex (false info)
Pic: Big Willis Mall at the back
Across the street from Big Willis Mall, Carrollton Street and Saratoga Avenue, Willis, Dukes.

Actually it is not in front of the Canyon Megaplex.

SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DukesPhotoDukes SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DukesSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-DukesLocation
District: East Holland
Street: Vauxite Street
Landmark: n/a
Pic: Modo
Vauxite Street (across the intersection from Modo), East Holland, Algonquin. $7,260
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-FaggioPhotoFaggio SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-FaggioSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-FaggioLocation
District: Chinatown
Street: Diamond Street
Landmark: Dragon Heart Plaza
Pic: Dragon Heart Plaza
Across the street from Dragon Heart Plaza, Diamond Street, Chinatown, Algonquin. $2,310
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-FreewayPhotoFreeway SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-FreewaySteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-FreewayLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: Willis Wash and Lube
Pic: Willis Wash and Lube
In front of the Willis Wash and Lube, Saratoga Avenue, Willis, Dukes. $6,600
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-HuntleySportPhotoHuntley Sport SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-HuntleySportSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-HuntleySportLocation
District: Northern Gardens
Street: n/a
Landmark: LCPD station
Pic: parking lot of the Northern Gardens LCPD Station
Next to the Northern Gardens LCPD Station (attached to the Bohan Medical & Dental Center), Leavenworth Avenue, Northern Gardens, Bohan. $13,200
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-InfernusPhotoInfernus SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-InfernusSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-InfernusLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: near Outlook Park
Pic: the arch of Soldiers Plaza
On the corner of Montauk Ave and Earp Street (east), Downtown Broker. $33,000
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-IntruderPhotoIntruder SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-IntruderSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-IntruderLocation
District: Rotterdam Hill
Street: n/a
Landmark: near the Liberty Transport Authority building
Pic: the reversed "BETTA" sign
On the southern end of the pedestrian promenade, Asparagus Avenue, Rotterdam Hill, Broker. $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-MananaPhotoManana SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-MananaSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-MananaLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: (behind) old Burger Shot, Huntington St station
Pic: n/a
Car park next to a closed Burger Shot, Thornton Street, Cerveza Heights, Dukes. $3,960
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-MoonbeamPhotoMoonbeam SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-MoonbeamSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-MoonbeamLocation
District: Charge Island
Street: n/a
Landmark: n/a
Pic: a spherical storage tank behind a parking lot
Parking lot just north of the water treatment plant in Charge Island. $7,260
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-NRG900PhotoNRG 900 SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-NRG900SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-NRG900Location
District: Lancaster
Street: Bismarck Avenue and Topaz Street
Landmark: n/a
Pic: n/a
On the corner of Bismarck Avenue and Topaz Street, Lancaster, Algonquin. $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-PatriotPhotoPatriot SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-PatriotSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-PatriotLocation
District: Castle Gardens
Street: n/a
Landmark: two joined towers
Pic: two joined towers
In front of a glass clad tower (connected to another tower via a skyway), South Parkway, The Exchange, Algonquin. $16,500
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-PMP600PhotoPMP 600 SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-PMP600SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-PMP600Location
District: The Exchange
Street: n/a
Landmark: down a lane
Pic: n/a
Behind the Liberty City Stock Exchange (in an alley next to Bank of Liberty), Amsterdam Lane, The Exchange, Algonquin. $10,560
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-RancherPhotoRancher SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-RancherSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-RancherLocation
District: Port Tudor
Street: n/a
Landmark: Liberty State Delivery by the docks
Pic: several harbor cranes behind
Parked behind a trailer in Strower Avenue, Port Tudor, Alderney. $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-ReblaPhotoRebla SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-ReblaSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-ReblaLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: Fanny Crab's, Grand Easton station
Pic: Fanny Crab's
In front of the Colonnade Row replica (Fanny Crab's restaurant), Columbus Avenue, Easton, Algonquin. $11,550
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SabreGTPhotoSabre GT SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SabreGTSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SabreGTLocation
District: n/a
Street: n/a
Landmark: near the Meadows Park towers
Pic: Meadows Park towers
On a driveway of a house at Tudor Street, Meadow Hills, Dukes $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SentinelPhotoSentinel SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SentinelSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SentinelLocation
District: Normandy
Street: n/a
Landmark: docks
Pic: some cylindrical fuel storage tank behind a parking lot
In a car park outside the Port Tudor gated entrance, Roebuck Road, Normandy, Alderney $8,250
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SultanPhotoSultan SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SultanSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SultanLocation
District: Berchem
Street: n/a
Landmark: drive-way of a big green house
Pic: n/a
On the driveway of a house at Aspdin Drive, Berchem, Alderney. $11,550
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SuperGTPhotoSuperGT SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SuperGTSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-SuperGTLocation
District: n/a
Street: Calcium Street
Landmark: 69 Exchange
Pic: Bank of Liberty's sign
In front of 69 Exchange, Calcium Street, Chinatown, Algonquin. $36,300
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-TurismoPhotoTurismo SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-TurismoSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-TurismoLocation
District: Westdyke
Street: Owl Creek Ave
Landmark: large mansion (by "The rich fuck who owns this Turismo")
Pic: n/a
On a driveway of a mansion at Owl Creek Avenue, Westdyke, Alderney. $36,300
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-VoodooPhotoVoodoo SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-VoodooSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-VoodooLocation
District: East Island City
Street: n/a
Landmark: LC24 Tower
Pic: LC24 Tower
In front of the LC24 Tower at Bunker Hill Avenue, East Island City, Dukes. $6,600
SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-WashingtonPhotoWashington SteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-WashingtonSteviesCarThefts-GTAIV-WashingtonLocation
District: Steinway
Street: ___
Landmark: outdoor pool
Pic: the building of the outdoor pool
In front of Steinway Park, Franklin Street, Steinway, Dukes. $7,260

Post-completion vehicle values

This table shows the maximum value of any vehicle delivered after completing all requests.

Vehicle Max Value ($)
Admiral 2500
Airtug 1500
Banshee 8000
Benson 4000
Biff 4000
Blista Compact 1500
Bobcat 2500
Boxville 1800
Buccaneer 1800
Burrito 2200
Bus 4000
Cavalcade 7000
Cavalcade FXT 5500
Cavalcade (Roman's Taxi) 7000
Cavalcade (Spanish Lords) 7000
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Chavos 2000
Cognoscenti 9000
Comet 6000
Contender 2500
Contender (Irish Mob) 2500
Coquette 4100
DF8-90 1800
DF8-90 (Sport) 1800
DF8-90 (Turbo) 1800
Dilettante 2000
Dukes 2200
Dukes (Highway Reaper) 2200
Emperor 2500
Enforcer 4000
Esperanto 1800
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Esperanto (Roman's Taxi) 2000
Faction 1800
Faggio 700
Feltzer 3000
Feroci 1800
Feroci (flyUS) 1800
Feroci (Triads) 1800
Flatbed* 4000^
Forklift 2500
Fortune 1600
Freeway 2000
Futo 1400
Futo GT 1400
Habanero 3200
Hakumai 1500
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Hellfury 2500
Huntley Sport 4000
Huntley Sport (Jamaican Yardies) 4000
Infernus 10000
Ingot 1000
Intruder 2500
Landstalker 3000
Laundromat 2200
Lokus 1300
Manana 1200
Marbelle 1500
Merit 1800
Minivan 2000
Moonbeam 2200
Mr. Tasty 2200
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Mule* 2500
NRG-900 F 2500
NRG-900 RR 2500
Oracle 2500
Packer* 4000
Patriot 5000
PCJ 600 2000
Perennial 2200
Perennial (flyUS) 2200
Peyote 2500
Phantom 4000
Pinnacle 2000
PMP 600 3200
Pony 1800
Premier 1800
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Presidente 2500
Primo 1800
Primo (Spanish Lords) 1800
Rancher 2500
Rebla 3500
Ripley 2500
Romero 2200
Ruiner 1900
Sabre 2000
Sabre GT 2500
Sanchez 1200
Schafter 2500
Securicar 4000
Sentinel 2500
Sentinel XS 2500
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Solair 2000
Speedo 2000
Stallion 2200
Steed 2200
Stratum 1800
Stratum TT 1800
Stretch 2500
Sultan 3500
Sultan RS 2500
Sultan TT 2500
SuperGT 11000
Trashmaster 2200
Turismo 11000
Uranus 1500
Vincent 2000
Vehicle Max Value ($)
Vigero 1800
Virgo 1800
Voodoo 2000
Voodoo (Jamaican Yardies) 2000
Washington 2200
Willard 1800
Yankee* 3000^
Zombie 2500


If the player puts their phone on sleep mode at any point after completing Brucie's Exotic Exports, they may never receive Stevie's first text.
Stevie's garage will appear on the map, but he will not contact you, and none of the cars will be in the listed locations. This glitch effectively prevents the player from being able to achieve 100% Completion.

Video walkthrough

GTA 4 - Stevie's Car Thefts You Got The Message Achievement Trophy (1080p)44:07

GTA 4 - Stevie's Car Thefts You Got The Message Achievement Trophy (1080p)


See also


  1. BradyGames' Grand Theft Auto IV Signature Series Guide

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