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{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Taxi
 
| name = Taxi
| front_image = Taxi-GTA4-Declasse-front.jpg
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| front_image = Taxi-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Taxi in [[GTA IV]]
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| aka = Taxi Car <br> Cab <br> Yellow Car
| rear_image = Taxi-GTA4-Declasse-rear.jpg
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| caption = A Taxi in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] and [[Declasse]] (GTA IV)
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| rear_image = Taxi-GTAV-Rear.png
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| manufacturer = [[Vapid]] and [[Declasse]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| related = [[Stanier]]<br>[[Merit]]
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| vehicle_class = Service
 
| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Taxicabs|Taxicab]]
 
| vehicle_type = [[:Category:Taxicabs|Taxicab]]
| body_style = 4-door sedan
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| body_style = [[:Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes|4-door sedan]]
| capacity = 4
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
| top_speed =
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''<br>''[[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 Advance|GTA Advance]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
| endurance =
 
| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1|GTA 1]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]<br>[[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 Advance|GTA Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
 
| based_on = See [[#Design]].
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
The '''Taxi''' is a four-door sedan-based taxi featured, in some form or other, in nearly all of the games in the [[Grand Theft Auto|Grand Theft Auto series]] (one exception being [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], where the [[Cabbie]] is the only taxi).
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{{quote|'''YELLOW CAR!!!'''| [[Niko Bellic]] calling a taxi while drunk, becoming one of the famous quotes in the series}}
   
Distinguishable by its yellow livery, it is often one of the most common [[vehicles]] on the road. Between [[GTA III Era|GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories]], the Taxi can be used to perform [[Taxi Driver|taxi side-missions]].
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The [[Vapid]] and [[Declasse]] '''Taxi''' is a four-door sedan-based taxicab featured, in some form or other, in every ''[[Grand Theft Auto]]'' game, with (with the exceptions of ''[[GTA London]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', where the [[London Cab]] and the [[Cabbie]] are the only present taxis respectively).
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Distinguishable by its yellow livery, it is often one of the most common [[vehicles]] on the road. In [[3D Universe]] and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', the Taxi can be used to perform [[Taxi Driver|taxi side-missions]].
   
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
 
=== GTA 1 — GTA 2 ===
 
=== GTA 1 — GTA 2 ===
In [[Grand Theft Auto 1]], there are three versions of the Taxi; the [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] version is based on the [[Portsmouth]], the [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] version is based on the [[Vulture]], and the [[Vice City in GTA 1|Vice City]] version is based on the [[Flamer]]. The Taxi in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] is similar to a rounded Checker Taxi. with the checkered stripe crossing the roof horizontally.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto 1]], there are three versions of the Taxi; the [[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] version is based on the [[Portsmouth]], the [[City of San Andreas|San Andreas]] version is based on the [[Vulture]], and the [[Vice City (2D Universe)|Vice City]] version is based on the [[Flamer]]. The Taxi in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] is similar to a rounded Checker Taxi. with the checkered stripe crossing the roof horizontally.
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{| align="center"
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="160">
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Taxi-GTA1-LibertyCity.png|[[Liberty City in GTA 1|Liberty City]] Taxi ([[Grand Theft Auto|GTA 1]]).
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Taxi-GTA1-SanAndreas.png|[[San Andreas in 2D Universe|San Andreas]] Taxi (GTA 1).
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Taxi-GTA1-ViceCity.png|[[Vice City in 2D Universe|Vice City]] Taxi (GTA 1).
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Taxi-GTA2-Larabie.jpg|[[Ray Larabie]]'s original design for GTA 2's Taxi.
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Taxi-GTA2.png|[[Anywhere City]] Taxi ([[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]]) (<small>[[:Image:Taxi-GTA2-ingame.jpg|In-game, with lights]]</small>).
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</gallery>
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|}
   
 
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
From [[Grand Theft Auto III]] onwards, the Taxi is usually based on the same model as the [[Police Car|police car]] from its respective game:
 
From [[Grand Theft Auto III]] onwards, the Taxi is usually based on the same model as the [[Police Car|police car]] from its respective game:
   
* In GTA III, the Taxi resembles a cross between a late model [[wikipedia:Chevrolet Caprice|Chevrolet Caprice]] and [[wikipedia:Ford Crown Victoria|Ford Crown Victoria]]. There are minor variants available, with darker bumpers, and different taxi lights.
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* In GTA III, the Taxi resembles a cross between a 4th generation [[wp:Chevrolet Caprice|Chevrolet Caprice]] and a 1st generation [[wp:Ford Crown Victoria|Ford Crown Victoria]] with overall body design from the [[wp:Toyota Corona|1987-1992 Toyota Corona]]. There are minor variants available, with darker bumpers, and different taxi lights.
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the Taxi is a [[wp:Ford LTD|Ford LTD]] look-alike.
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the Taxi is a [[wp:Ford LTD Crown Victoria|Ford LTD]] look-alike.
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] the Taxi is based on the [[Premier]], designed after the [[wp:Chevrolet_Caprice#1991-1996|1991-96 Chevrolet Caprice]] with boxy style
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] the Taxi is based on the [[Premier]], designed after the 4th generation [[wp:Chevrolet_Caprice#1991-1996|1991-96 Chevrolet Caprice]] with boxy style
 
* The Taxi in GTA Advance has little indication of which car it is based on, but is generally more boxy in design when compared to the game's [[Police Car|Police]] vehicle.
 
* The Taxi in GTA Advance has little indication of which car it is based on, but is generally more boxy in design when compared to the game's [[Police Car|Police]] vehicle.
 
* The taxis in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] are largely identical to the GTA III and GTA Vice City renditions, respectively. The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition may appear with yellow, black or grey bumpers.
 
* The taxis in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] are largely identical to the GTA III and GTA Vice City renditions, respectively. The GTA Liberty City Stories rendition may appear with yellow, black or grey bumpers.
* Entering a taxi in any of these games will give the player $12.
 
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="160" captionalign="left">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="160">
 
Taxi-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Taxi-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; different bumper color and taxi sign]]</small>).
 
Taxi-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Taxi-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; different bumper color and taxi sign]]</small>).
Taxi_detail.png|Taxi textures, GTA III.
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Gtaiiitaxiwithoutsign.jpg|A very rare chance of taxi without a "taxi" sign.
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Taxi_detail.png|Taxi textures, GTA IV.
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Taxiwithoutsignvc.jpg|Another rare taxi without a sign in GTA Vice City.
 
Taxi-GTA3-comparison.jpg|Comparison of two differences available on Taxis in GTA III. Note that the Taxi on the right says "TAKI".
 
Taxi-GTA3-comparison.jpg|Comparison of two differences available on Taxis in GTA III. Note that the Taxi on the right says "TAKI".
 
Taxi-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Taxi-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Taxi-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Taxi-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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[[File:Taxi2_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Merit-based "Declasse Taxi Car".]]
 
[[File:Taxi2_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Merit-based "Declasse Taxi Car".]]
 
[[File:Taxi_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the "Vapid Taxi Car".]]
 
[[File:Taxi_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the "Vapid Taxi Car".]]
There are two different taxi sedans in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]; one built by [[Declasse]], based on the [[Merit]], which is the [[wp:Chevrolet Impala|2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala]], and the other built by [[Vapid]], influenced strongly by the [[wp:Ford Crown Victoria#First generation (1992–1997)|1992–1997 Ford Crown Victoria P72]], with frontal design cues more similar to a [[wp:Ford Crown Victoria#Second generation (1998–present)|1998–present model]]. The Vapid taxi shares the same body design as the [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] [[Police Cruiser|Police]] and [[NOOSE Cruiser|NOOSE]] Cruisers, and its chassis is not used in any non-fleet car. The taxis shares the same rim design as the LCPD cars and Noose trucks.
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There are two different taxi sedans in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]; one built by [[Declasse]], based on the [[Merit]], which is the [[wp:Chevrolet Impala|2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala]], and the other based on a [[Stanier]], built by [[Vapid]], influenced strongly by the second generation [[wp:Mercury Grand Marquis|Mercury Grand Marquis]], with frontal design cues more similar to a [[wp:Ford Crown Victoria#Second generation (1998–present)|1998–present model]]. The Vapid taxi shares the same body design as the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] [[Police Cruiser|Police]] and [[NOOSE Cruiser|NOOSE]] Cruisers, and its chassis is not used in any non-fleet car (only in GTA V it's civilian variant appears). The taxis shares the same rim design as the LCPD cars and Noose trucks.
   
While the Taxis come standard with regular taxi lights, some have rooftop advertisements for "[[WTF]]", "[[Banging Trash Can Lids for an Hour]]", Conjoined Twins, "[[The Science Of Crime]]", and [[Weazel News]], both of which can detach in collisions. Both models contain a [[wp:Taxicabs of New York City#Medallion taxicabs and livery taxicabs|medallion]] on the front hood, which is used to indicate that [[wp:New York City Taxi|New York City Taxi]] are licensed to pick up passengers; they also have a red marker on the back left. Vapid Taxis may also have yellow, grey or black bumpers.
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While the Taxis come standard with regular taxi lights, some have rooftop advertisements for "[[WTF]]", "[[Banging Trash Can Lids for an Hour]]", Conjoined Twins, "[[The Science Of Crime]]", and [[Weazel News]], both of which can detach in collisions. Both models contain a [[wp:Taxicabs of New York City|medallion]] on the front hood, which is used to indicate that [[wp:New York City Taxi|New York City Taxi]] are licensed to pick up passengers; they also have a red marker on the back left. Vapid Taxis may also have yellow, grey or black bumpers.
   
Players can enter Taxis in GTA IV and, for a fee, [[Taxi Rides|take taxi rides]] to destinations.
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Players can enter Taxis in GTA IV and, for a fee, [[Taxi Rides|take taxi rides]] to destinations.
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Liberty City taxi's are based off of older generation [http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/10/15/nyregion/15dunlaptaxi.span.jpg NYC Taxis] with the [https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5132/5505147724_848543e746_z.jpg minivan version] bearing the same markings.
   
 
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Taxi2 signs 1.png
 
Taxi2 signs 1.png
 
Rom stickers.png
 
Rom stickers.png
Taxi-GTA4-Vapid-rear.jpg|The Vapid taxi car with a yellow bumper.
 
Cabby-GTAIV.png|Two [[Cabby|Cabbies]] sitting at red light in [[Northwood]].
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
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|}
   
 
===GTA V===
 
===GTA V===
[[File:GTAVTAXI.png|thumb|254px|A yellow and blue taxi in GTA V.]]
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The [[Downtown Cab Co.]] taxis in [[Grand Theft Auto V]] are yellow and blue in color. The taxis are a second generation [[Stanier]].
   
According to a pre-release screenshot of the game in gaming magazine GameInformer's [[Grand Theft Auto V]] preview in their December 2012 issue, taxis in Los Santos appear to be yellow and blue in color, which are based on Checker Taxi company. There will probably be more than one variant of the taxi though, and the colors may differ between them. 
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Downtown Cab Company taxis have a very similar design to those of the [https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7057/6962881398_9355137e00_z.jpg Checkered Cab Company, Los Angeles].
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<gallery widths="160">
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Taxi-GTAV-Front.png|A Taxi in GTA V (<small>[[:Image:Taxi-GTAV-Rear.png|Rear quarter view; with roof-mounted advertising]]</small>).
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oddTaxi.jpg|The unique Taxi.
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Taxi.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V.
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</gallery>
   
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
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Although the appearance of the Taxi between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories varies drastically, the Taxi's performance in all the games of this era may be described as all-round average. With moderate speed, moderate acceleration, light construction, moderate endurance, capable steering and stable cornering (all traits which are helpful during [[Taxi Driver]] missions), the Taxi is generally an acceptable vehicle to drive. The vehicle is also front wheel drive, reducing the chances of tailspins when cornering and allowing the vehicle to perform 180-degree turns backwards or forward with ease.
 
Although the appearance of the Taxi between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories varies drastically, the Taxi's performance in all the games of this era may be described as all-round average. With moderate speed, moderate acceleration, light construction, moderate endurance, capable steering and stable cornering (all traits which are helpful during [[Taxi Driver]] missions), the Taxi is generally an acceptable vehicle to drive. The vehicle is also front wheel drive, reducing the chances of tailspins when cornering and allowing the vehicle to perform 180-degree turns backwards or forward with ease.
   
=== GTA IV ===
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=== GTA IV  ===
The [[Declasse]] [[Merit]]-based taxi in GTA IV is powered by a V6, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is very good, and the top speed is above average. The brakes have been upgraded over the regular Merit, requiring a shorter stopping distance. The suspension has also had an upgrade, making this vehicle corner more effectively at speed. Crash deformation is acceptable, and the cab can survive a few frontal hits before failing.
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The [[Declasse]] [[Merit]]-based taxi in GTA IV is powered by a [[wp:V6 engine|V6]], coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is very good, and the top speed is above average. The brakes have been upgraded over the regular Merit, requiring a shorter stopping distance. The suspension has also had an upgrade, making this vehicle corner more effectively at speed. Crash deformation is acceptable, and the cab can survive a few frontal hits before failing.
   
The [[Vapid]] [[Police Cruiser]]-based Taxi is powered by a 4.6L V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is good, and the top speed is above average. Its braking and suspension are very good, identical to that of the [[Police Cruiser]]; ABS is standard, and the suspension easily handles cornering and smooths out the bumpy roads of Liberty City. Crash deformation is good, and the vehicle can sustain multiple frontal impacts before failing.
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The [[Stanier]]-based Taxi is powered by a 4.6L [[wp:V8 engine|V8]], coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is good, and the top speed is above average. Its braking and suspension are very good, identical to that of the [[Police Cruiser]]; [[wp:Anti-lock braking system|ABS]] is standard, and the suspension easily handles cornering and smooths out the bumpy roads of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. Crash deformation is good, and the vehicle can sustain multiple frontal impacts before failing.
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===GTA V===
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The taxi in GTA V is the second-generation Vapid Stanier, and is powered by a 4.6L V8, coupled to 5 speed gearbox in RWD layout. Like the police cruiser, acceleration is good, engine durability is very good, top speed is above average, and braking is acceptable. The engine of the Taxi will emit a knocking noise at idle and when you let off of the throttle after revving it. This is probably to show the realism of real taxis being worn down from constantly being in use. 
   
 
== Taxi side missions ==
 
== Taxi side missions ==
 
{{main|Taxi Driver|Taxi (mission)}}
 
{{main|Taxi Driver|Taxi (mission)}}
   
==Modifications (GTA San Andreas)==
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==Modifications==
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===GTA San Andreas===
 
The Taxi is one of only a handful of public vehicles that could be customized at a modification workshop, specially, at [[Transfender]].
 
The Taxi is one of only a handful of public vehicles that could be customized at a modification workshop, specially, at [[Transfender]].
   
 
The modification options (see Transfender article for pricing) of the vehicle include:
 
The modification options (see Transfender article for pricing) of the vehicle include:
* 1 color: For the body.
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{| class="wikitable"
* 2 scoops: Champ and Fury.
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!Type
* 2 exhausts: Medium and Twin.
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!Upgrade
* 3 types of nitrous boasts: 2x, 5x and 10x.
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!Cost
* 2 spoilers: Win and Alpha.
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* 10 wheels: Import, Atomic, Ahab, Virtual, Access, Off Road Wheel, Mega, Grove, Twist and Wires.
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|Color
* Bass boost on car stereo.
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
* Hydraulics.
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|[[Money|$]] 150
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Hood
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|Fury Scoop
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|$ 150
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|-
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|Champ Scoop
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|$ 100
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Exhausts
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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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| 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="2" |Spoilers
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|Win
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|$ 550
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|-
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|Alpha
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|$ 250
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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==
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==Taxi companies==
 
==Taxi companies==
 
*[[Borgnine Taxis]]
 
*[[Borgnine Taxis]]
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*[[Downtown Cab Co]]
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*[[Express Car Service]]
 
*[[Kaufman Cabs]]
 
*[[Kaufman Cabs]]
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*[[L.C.C. Taxis]]
 
*[[Mean Street Taxis]]
 
*[[Mean Street Taxis]]
 
*[[Sunnyside Taxis]]
 
*[[Sunnyside Taxis]]
 
*[[Vice City Cabs]]
 
*[[Vice City Cabs]]
*[[Express Car Service]]
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*[[L.C.C. Taxis]]
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==Locations==
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===GTA III===
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*Parked in the parking lot of [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]].
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*Parked in an alley north-west from the entrace of [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club]].
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===GTA Vice City===
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*Occasionally spawns in the parking lot next to the [[North Point Mall]].
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*Spawns occasionally in the parking lot near the [[Washington Mall]].
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===GTA San Andreas===
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*Spawns always around the main cities and sometimes in some parts of the [[San Andreas (3D Universe)|state]], as the Taxi is one of the most seen Public Service vehicle.
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
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*At the [[Mean Street Taxis]] depot.
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*Occasionally spawns at the top level of the [[Newport Multistory Car Park]]
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*Frequently spawns in front of the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]]. When on the road headed there, instead of turning right towards the parking lot, continue going straight towards the roundabout. It should be parked next to a [[Freeway]] beside some steps. It may not always spawn
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===GTA Vice City Stories===
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*Sometimes spawns in the North Point Mall parking garage.
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*Rarely spawns behind the [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]].
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===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
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* A [[Declasse Taxi|Declasse]] [[Merit]] Taxi may occasionally be parked on [[Asparagus Avenue]] in front of the [[LTA]] Headquarters,
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* A [[Vapid Taxi]] can be found parked in an alley near [[Manganese Street]] and Burlesque in [[Star Junction]], [[Algonquin]].
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* Taxis are the most commonly spawning vehicles in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]], and are particularly common in [[Downtown Broker]], [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] and throughout [[Algonquin]], especially [[The Triangle]] and [[Star Junction |Star Junction]] where Taxis make up the majority of road traffic. Taxis are less common in peripheral, industrial and suburban areas of the city; notably, taxis will rarely spawn in eastern [[Dukes]] and northern [[Alderney]] and never spawn in [[Acter Industrial Park]] (Alderney), and in parts of [[Bohan]].
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* A [[Vapid]] taxi is seen parked near the construction barrier in the mission [[Bang Bang]].
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===GTA V + Online===
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*Can be called to come to the player's current location. NOTE: It's best to face the camera away from the road as facing the road seems to make taxis not spawn.
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*Can be found at the [[Downtown Cab Co.]] depot, parked in the front lot.
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*Taxis can be found with moderate frequency around most areas of [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*Can be found at the [[Oriental Theater]], parked in the front spots.
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*Taxis spawn most commonly in the [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]] district, where they can often be seen pulling away from the curb outside the terminal buildings with newly arrived passengers.
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*Taxis also spawn commonly in [[Downtown Los Santos (HD Universe)|Downtown Los Santos]].
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*Taxis spawn fairly commonly across wealthy parts of [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] to the North and West of the city but are rarer in the poorer districts. Taxis will never spawn in the port areas in the far south of the city, and very rarely outside of the city itself.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], despite the [[Premier]] and [[Police Car]] being rear wheel drive, the Taxi is front wheel drive.
 
*In some of the games in the series, Taxis' radios default to certain stations. They are as follows:
 
*In some of the games in the series, Taxis' radios default to certain stations. They are as follows:
** [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]: [[Espantoso]] or [[Vice City Public Radio|VCPR]]
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**'''''GTA 1''''': [[Head Radio]].
** [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]: [[CSR 103.9]]
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**'''''GTA Vice City''''' and '''''GTA Vice City Stories''''': [[Espantoso]] or [[Vice City Public Radio|VCPR]].
** [[GTA Liberty City Stories]]: [[Radio Del Mundo]]
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[CSR 103.9]].
** [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]: [[San Juan Sounds]],The Beat 102.7 (Declasse Taxi); [[WKTT]], [[PLR]], [[Integrity 2.0]],The Beat 102.7 (Vapid Taxi).
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**'''''GTA Liberty City Stories''''': [[Radio Del Mundo]].
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[San Juan Sounds]], [[The Beat 102.7]] (Declasse Taxi); [[WKTT]], [[PLR]], [[Integrity 2.0]], [[The Beat 102.7]] (Vapid Taxi).
* In GTA Vice City, Taxis have white spots on the windshield due to an error in applying the vehicle's reflection map.
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT]], [[The Beat 102.7]] (Vapid Taxi); [[San Juan Sounds]], [[The Beat 102.7]] (Declasse Taxi).
* In GTA III and GTA Vice City, Taxis may spawn without their lights on top. In GTA IV, the taxi light can be broken off by impacts.
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[East Los FM 106.2|East Los FM]] and when hotwired, [[West Coast Talk Radio]].
* In GTA III, if you look carefully to the front grille of Taxi, you will see a manufacturer badge, which resembles the one that real-life car company Ford uses.
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*In GTA Vice City, Taxis have white spots on the windshield due to an error in applying the vehicle's reflection map.
* Taxi drivers tend to be vengeful, exiting their vehicle and assaulting the player if he or she damages their vehicle; they may pull the player out of their own vehicles, or throw punches if they meet the player on foot. In GTA IV, they hold onto the player's car door while he or she attempts to escape, until the gaining speed forces them to let go or they get knocked off by an object.
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*In GTA III and GTA Vice City, Taxis may spawn without their lights on top. The roof will still glow as if there was a light there when Taxi missions are activated. In GTA IV, the taxi light can be broken off by impacts. The sign can fly off of the front like when the player hits something on a motorcylce; It goes fllying straight. this can hurt and even kill civilians without granting a wanted level.
* The GTA IV rendition of the Taxi originally had a black variant, as seen in the [[Vladimir Glebov]] trailer. The reason for removing that texture was probably for one of Niko's lines for calling taxis while drunk;''Yellow Car!''.
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* In GTA IV, most taxi drivers are men, however, you can usually find a woman taxi driver in [[Hove Beach]]. This is probably a glitch, as the female taxi drivers have no taxi driver dialogue.
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*In GTA V, when switching to [[Franklin Clinton|Franklin]], he will be seen being dropped off by a Taxi in front of [[3671 Whispymound Drive|his house]] while saying goodbye to a young woman in the back seat. The taxi is missing a roof sign and has no license plate text. It can be obtained by killing the driver and attempting to open the locked door, in which this taxi will respawn next to Frankin's home the next time he's there. The lady runs away and Franklin can't shoot her for some reason. It is also mention that it has bulletproof tires.
* In Grand Theft Auto IV, the [[Vapid]] and [[Declasse]] Taxis have six different horns, differing in pitch with some with a high pitched, medium pitched, and lower pitched horns. The pitch determines how well and strong the horn sounds. The higher ranges usually are weak, mid-ranges usually have a somewhat over-blown or out of tune horn, while the lower pitches have healthy and loud horns. Five of the horns used can be traced back to civilian vehicles of different brands (such as [[Intruder]], [[PMP 600]], [[DF8-90]], [[Primo]], [[Patriot]], etc).
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*Taxi drivers tend to be vengeful, exiting their vehicle and assaulting the player if he or she damages their vehicle; they may pull the player out of their own vehicles, or throw punches if they meet the player on foot. In GTA IV, they hold onto the player's car door while he or she attempts to escape, until the gaining speed forces them to let go or they get knocked off by an object.
* In Grand Theft Auto IV, the lighted advertisment/"TAXI" signs on the roof of the taxis are very fragile as a minor collision is most cases is all it takes to dislodge the sign and have it break off the vehicle's roof.
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*The GTA IV rendition of the Taxi originally had a black variant, as seen in the [[Vladimir Glebov]] trailer. The [[File:CabInEarlierVerisons-GTAIV.png|thumb|274px|The black cab that was going to be in the game, but removed later on.]]reason for removing that texture was probably for one of Niko's lines for calling taxis while drunk;''Yellow Car!''.
*In Grand Theft Auto IV, most of the taxi drivers are Greek. If a gun is pointed to them, they will say "I'm Greek, you know". They also can be heard cursing traffic in front of them with the Greek phrase "malaka", which is slang for numerous derogatory remarks.
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*In Grand Theft Auto IV, the [[Vapid]] and [[Declasse]] Taxis have six different horns, differing in pitch with some with a high pitched, medium pitched, and lower pitched horns. The pitch determines how well and strong the horn sounds. The higher ranges usually are weak, mid-ranges usually have a somewhat over-blown or out of tune horn, while the lower pitches have healthy and loud horns. Five of the horns used can be traced back to civilian vehicles of different brands (such as [[Intruder]], [[PMP 600]], [[DF8-90]], [[Primo]], [[Patriot]], etc.).
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*In Grand Theft Auto IV, all Taxis (including [[Roman's Taxi|Roman's]]) carry the registration insignia LC2708.
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*In Grand Theft Auto IV, the lighted advertisement/"TAXI" signs on the roof of the taxis are very fragile as a minor collision is most cases is all it takes to dislodge the sign and have it break off the vehicle's roof.
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*In Grand Theft Auto IV, most of the taxi drivers are [[wp:Greece|Greek]]. If a gun is pointed to them, they will say "I'm Greek, you know". They also can be heard cursing traffic in front of them with the Greek phrase "malaka", which is slang for numerous derogatory remarks.
 
*Oddly if you slam into the rear of a taxi with a passenger in the backseat and kill the driver in the front seat, the passenger will climb out of the backseat and flee unharmed.
 
*Oddly if you slam into the rear of a taxi with a passenger in the backseat and kill the driver in the front seat, the passenger will climb out of the backseat and flee unharmed.
 
*The turn signal in the Vapid Taxi is combined with the brake light, making it the only car in the game with a red turning light.
 
*The turn signal in the Vapid Taxi is combined with the brake light, making it the only car in the game with a red turning light.
 
*If you're taking a taxi ride in GTA IV and shoot outside the car, the driver will stop the car, make a comment and then run away, leaving Niko in the back seat of the stationary vehicle. This will also happen if the [[LCPD (GTA IV)|LCPD]] are [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|chasing]] the player. 
 
*If you're taking a taxi ride in GTA IV and shoot outside the car, the driver will stop the car, make a comment and then run away, leaving Niko in the back seat of the stationary vehicle. This will also happen if the [[LCPD (GTA IV)|LCPD]] are [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|chasing]] the player. 
*A Taxi can be seen in several screenshots and in Franklin's trailer for [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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*A Taxi can be seen in several screenshots and in [[Grand Theft Auto V/Trailers|Franklin's trailer]] for [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
*Oddly, The Taxi is FWD, unlike its counterpart, the [[Police]], which is RWD. However, in GTA 4, it's changed to RWD.
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*In GTA IV, when Niko takes an [[NPC]] out of the backseat of a cab (If already in), they would sometimes say, "That's my wife's car, take it!" or tell Niko it's their car.
*There is a [[Glitches|glitch]] in GTA 4 when you read an email after exiting a taxi, the taxi drives off and the taxi driver disappears, the camera will follow the taxi as if you were driving it.
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*In the 3D Universe, the Taxi's engine sound is similar to that of SUVs and pickup trucks (excluding GTA San Andreas where it sounds more like a higher end cars).
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*In Grand Theft Auto V, Taxis are harder to come by than in previous games, probably reflecting the real life western [[United States|USA]], which sees a low demand for taxi use relative to denser East Coast cities such as [[wp:New York City|New York]].
==Locations==
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*The GTA V taxi's backseat has a lot of stickers. Among these stickers is the old 255 for Liberty City Government Services sticker from the IV Taxi.
'''GTA III'''
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*While the logo on the trunk of the GTA V taxi says "Taxi Cab", looking at it closer at an angle shows the writing "Police Cruiser" embossed under it. This is because while the Taxi model uses a different texture for the logo, its normal map is still that of the Police Cruiser.
*Parked in the parking lot of [[Francis International Airport]].
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**Despite this, both logo are appear randomised when call for taxi.
*Parked in an alley north-west from the entrace of [[Salvatore's Gentlemen's Club]].
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*In GTA V on both backseat passengers doors there warning that says "Driver carries a firearm and will use it in defence". Note that no taxi drivers in GTA V are actually armed. This may refer to the fact that you're able to do [[Taxi Driver|taxi missions]] and all three characters are armed.
'''GTA Vice City'''
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*When entering a cab as a passenger in GTA V, the character may say one of the lines they normally say while carjacking someone.
*Occasionally spawns in the parking lot next to the North Point Mall.
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*While riding as a passenger in a taxi in GTA V;
*Spawns Occasionally in the Parking lot near the Washington Mall.
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**It is possible for the driver to become "stuck" behind an automatic gate due to approaching it from the wrong side. The driver will stay waiting for the gate to open until the player tells the driver to hurry up, or leaves the cab.
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**The player can bail out of a moving taxi, skipping out on paying the driver his fee. This will likely result in a one star [[wanted level]].
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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***The driver can respond to this; "Really?"
*At the Mean Street Taxis' depot
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**If the player doesn't tell the driver to hurry, the cab driver will drive much slower than other NPCs (especially on highways).
'''GTA Vice City Stories'''
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**If the player obtains a wanted level, the driver will pull over, and the player will exit. Attempts to get back in as a passenger will result in the player carjacking the cab driver.
*Sometimes spawns in the [[North Point Mall]] parking garage.
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**If the player is spotted by members of a gang that are hostile towards them (i.e. if [[Trevor Phillips|Trevor]] is spotted by members of [[The Lost MC]]), they will not confront or attack the player. Instead, they will flee as if they were scared.
'''GTA IV'''
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**If passing a [[Random Encounter|random encounter]] involving a hitchhiker, the player can tell the cab driver to stop, allowing the hitchhiker to enter.
* A Declasse Merit Taxi may occasionally be parked on Asparagus Avenue in front of the [[LTA]] Headquarters,
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**If the player replays a mission, they will no longer be riding in the cab upon returning to the restore point.
* A Vapid Taxi can be found parked in an alley near Manganese Street and Burlesque in [[Star Junction]], [[Algonquin]].
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**In GTA V, if the player tries to pick up a passenger in a damaged taxi missing a wheel, the passenger will not enter the car, and eventually wander off. This is most likely due to the fact that the taxi is continuously leaning over onto the ground and back off, thus simulating movement, and obviously pedestrians cannot enter the "moving" vehicle.
* Taxis are the the most commonly spawning vehicles in [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]], and are particularly common in [[Downtown Broker|Downtown]], [[Broker]], [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]] and throughout [[Algonquin]], especially [[The Triangle]] and [[Star Junction]] where Taxis make up the majority of road traffic. Taxis are less common in peripheral, industrial and suburban areas of the city; notably, taxis will rarely spawn in eastern [[Dukes]] and northern [[Alderney]] and never spawn in [[Acter Industrial Park]] ([[Alderney]]), and in parts of [[Bohan]].
 
* A Vapid taxi is seen parked near the construction barrier in the mission Bang Bang.
 
'''GTA San Andreas'''
 
*Commonly Spawn near [[Las Venturas Airport]], [[Los Santos International Airport]], and [[Easter Bay International Airport]].
 
*Spawn in areas of [[Bone County]], like [[The Strip]] and around the [[Verdant Meadows]] area.
 
*Can be seen driving all over in [[Los Santos]], [[Las Venturas]], and [[San Fierro]].
 
*Can be found around [[Verona Beach]]. The [[Taxi]] is one of the most seen Public Service vehicles.
 
 
   
 
==See also==
 
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*[[Cavalcade]], another taxi used by Express Car Service.
 
*[[Cavalcade]], another taxi used by Express Car Service.
 
*[[Bickle 76]], A Modified Variant of the Taxi featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
 
*[[Bickle 76]], A Modified Variant of the Taxi featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
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*[[Premier]], the civilian version of the Taxi in GTA San Andreas.
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*[[Stanier]], the civilian version of the GTA IV's Taxi, which appears in GTA V.
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Taxi
Taxi-GTAV-Front
A Taxi in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Also known as Taxi Car
Cab
Yellow Car
Vehicle class (GTA V) Service
Vehicle type Taxicab
Body style 4-door sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto 1
Grand Theft Auto 2
Grand Theft Auto III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Vapid and Declasse (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Stanier
Merit


"YELLOW CAR!!!"
Niko Bellic calling a taxi while drunk, becoming one of the famous quotes in the series

The Vapid and Declasse Taxi is a four-door sedan-based taxicab featured, in some form or other, in every Grand Theft Auto game, with (with the exceptions of GTA London and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, where the London Cab and the Cabbie are the only present taxis respectively).

Distinguishable by its yellow livery, it is often one of the most common vehicles on the road. In 3D Universe and Grand Theft Auto V, the Taxi can be used to perform taxi side-missions.

Design Edit

GTA 1 — GTA 2 Edit

In Grand Theft Auto 1, there are three versions of the Taxi; the Liberty City version is based on the Portsmouth, the San Andreas version is based on the Vulture, and the Vice City version is based on the Flamer. The Taxi in Grand Theft Auto 2 is similar to a rounded Checker Taxi. with the checkered stripe crossing the roof horizontally.

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

From Grand Theft Auto III onwards, the Taxi is usually based on the same model as the police car from its respective game:

GTA IV Edit

Taxi2 badges

Badging on the Merit-based "Declasse Taxi Car".

Taxi badges

Badging on the "Vapid Taxi Car".

There are two different taxi sedans in Grand Theft Auto IV; one built by Declasse, based on the Merit, which is the 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala, and the other based on a Stanier, built by Vapid, influenced strongly by the second generation Mercury Grand Marquis, with frontal design cues more similar to a 1998–present model. The Vapid taxi shares the same body design as the LCPD Police and NOOSE Cruisers, and its chassis is not used in any non-fleet car (only in GTA V it's civilian variant appears). The taxis shares the same rim design as the LCPD cars and Noose trucks.

While the Taxis come standard with regular taxi lights, some have rooftop advertisements for "WTF", "Banging Trash Can Lids for an Hour", Conjoined Twins, "The Science Of Crime", and Weazel News, both of which can detach in collisions. Both models contain a medallion on the front hood, which is used to indicate that New York City Taxi are licensed to pick up passengers; they also have a red marker on the back left. Vapid Taxis may also have yellow, grey or black bumpers.

Players can enter Taxis in GTA IV and, for a fee, take taxi rides to destinations.

Liberty City taxi's are based off of older generation NYC Taxis with the minivan version bearing the same markings.

GTA VEdit

The Downtown Cab Co. taxis in Grand Theft Auto V are yellow and blue in color. The taxis are a second generation Stanier.

Downtown Cab Company taxis have a very similar design to those of the Checkered Cab Company, Los Angeles.

Performance Edit

GTA 1 — GTA 2 Edit

Early renditions of the Taxi are generally undesirable due to their mediocre performance. While differing between cities and partially based on muscle vehicles, GTA 1's taxis are generally slow, but compensate with good steering. In GTA 2 the opposite is the case, with moderate speed but sluggish controls, inferior to the Taxi Xpress. Both games' renditions have moderate crash endurance.

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

Although the appearance of the Taxi between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories varies drastically, the Taxi's performance in all the games of this era may be described as all-round average. With moderate speed, moderate acceleration, light construction, moderate endurance, capable steering and stable cornering (all traits which are helpful during Taxi Driver missions), the Taxi is generally an acceptable vehicle to drive. The vehicle is also front wheel drive, reducing the chances of tailspins when cornering and allowing the vehicle to perform 180-degree turns backwards or forward with ease.

GTA IV  Edit

The Declasse Merit-based taxi in GTA IV is powered by a V6, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is very good, and the top speed is above average. The brakes have been upgraded over the regular Merit, requiring a shorter stopping distance. The suspension has also had an upgrade, making this vehicle corner more effectively at speed. Crash deformation is acceptable, and the cab can survive a few frontal hits before failing.

The Stanier-based Taxi is powered by a 4.6L V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD layout. Acceleration is good, and the top speed is above average. Its braking and suspension are very good, identical to that of the Police Cruiser; ABS is standard, and the suspension easily handles cornering and smooths out the bumpy roads of Liberty City. Crash deformation is good, and the vehicle can sustain multiple frontal impacts before failing.

GTA VEdit

The taxi in GTA V is the second-generation Vapid Stanier, and is powered by a 4.6L V8, coupled to 5 speed gearbox in RWD layout. Like the police cruiser, acceleration is good, engine durability is very good, top speed is above average, and braking is acceptable. The engine of the Taxi will emit a knocking noise at idle and when you let off of the throttle after revving it. This is probably to show the realism of real taxis being worn down from constantly being in use. 

Taxi side missions Edit

Main articles: Taxi Driver and Taxi (mission)

ModificationsEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

The Taxi is one of only a handful of public vehicles that could be customized at a modification workshop, specially, at Transfender.

The modification options (see Transfender article for pricing) of the vehicle include:

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Fury Scoop $ 150
Champ Scoop $ 100
Exhausts Medium Exhaust $ 200
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Spoilers Win $ 550
Alpha $ 250
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

Taxi companiesEdit

LocationsEdit

GTA IIIEdit

GTA Vice CityEdit

GTA San AndreasEdit

  • Spawns always around the main cities and sometimes in some parts of the state, as the Taxi is one of the most seen Public Service vehicle.

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

GTA Vice City StoriesEdit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

GTA V + OnlineEdit

  • Can be called to come to the player's current location. NOTE: It's best to face the camera away from the road as facing the road seems to make taxis not spawn.
  • Can be found at the Downtown Cab Co. depot, parked in the front lot.
  • Taxis can be found with moderate frequency around most areas of Los Santos.
  • Can be found at the Oriental Theater, parked in the front spots.
  • Taxis spawn most commonly in the Los Santos International Airport district, where they can often be seen pulling away from the curb outside the terminal buildings with newly arrived passengers.
  • Taxis also spawn commonly in Downtown Los Santos.
  • Taxis spawn fairly commonly across wealthy parts of Los Santos to the North and West of the city but are rarer in the poorer districts. Taxis will never spawn in the port areas in the far south of the city, and very rarely outside of the city itself.

TriviaEdit

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  • In GTA V, when switching to Franklin, he will be seen being dropped off by a Taxi in front of his house while saying goodbye to a young woman in the back seat. The taxi is missing a roof sign and has no license plate text. It can be obtained by killing the driver and attempting to open the locked door, in which this taxi will respawn next to Frankin's home the next time he's there. The lady runs away and Franklin can't shoot her for some reason. It is also mention that it has bulletproof tires.
  • Taxi drivers tend to be vengeful, exiting their vehicle and assaulting the player if he or she damages their vehicle; they may pull the player out of their own vehicles, or throw punches if they meet the player on foot. In GTA IV, they hold onto the player's car door while he or she attempts to escape, until the gaining speed forces them to let go or they get knocked off by an object.
  • The GTA IV rendition of the Taxi originally had a black variant, as seen in the Vladimir Glebov trailer. The
    CabInEarlierVerisons-GTAIV

    The black cab that was going to be in the game, but removed later on.

    reason for removing that texture was probably for one of Niko's lines for calling taxis while drunk;Yellow Car!.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Vapid and Declasse Taxis have six different horns, differing in pitch with some with a high pitched, medium pitched, and lower pitched horns. The pitch determines how well and strong the horn sounds. The higher ranges usually are weak, mid-ranges usually have a somewhat over-blown or out of tune horn, while the lower pitches have healthy and loud horns. Five of the horns used can be traced back to civilian vehicles of different brands (such as Intruder, PMP 600, DF8-90, Primo, Patriot, etc.).
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, all Taxis (including Roman's) carry the registration insignia LC2708.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, the lighted advertisement/"TAXI" signs on the roof of the taxis are very fragile as a minor collision is most cases is all it takes to dislodge the sign and have it break off the vehicle's roof.
  • In Grand Theft Auto IV, most of the taxi drivers are Greek. If a gun is pointed to them, they will say "I'm Greek, you know". They also can be heard cursing traffic in front of them with the Greek phrase "malaka", which is slang for numerous derogatory remarks.
  • Oddly if you slam into the rear of a taxi with a passenger in the backseat and kill the driver in the front seat, the passenger will climb out of the backseat and flee unharmed.
  • The turn signal in the Vapid Taxi is combined with the brake light, making it the only car in the game with a red turning light.
  • If you're taking a taxi ride in GTA IV and shoot outside the car, the driver will stop the car, make a comment and then run away, leaving Niko in the back seat of the stationary vehicle. This will also happen if the LCPD are chasing the player. 
  • A Taxi can be seen in several screenshots and in Franklin's trailer for Grand Theft Auto V.
  • In GTA IV, when Niko takes an NPC out of the backseat of a cab (If already in), they would sometimes say, "That's my wife's car, take it!" or tell Niko it's their car.
  • In the 3D Universe, the Taxi's engine sound is similar to that of SUVs and pickup trucks (excluding GTA San Andreas where it sounds more like a higher end cars).
  • In Grand Theft Auto V, Taxis are harder to come by than in previous games, probably reflecting the real life western USA, which sees a low demand for taxi use relative to denser East Coast cities such as New York.
  • The GTA V taxi's backseat has a lot of stickers. Among these stickers is the old 255 for Liberty City Government Services sticker from the IV Taxi.
  • While the logo on the trunk of the GTA V taxi says "Taxi Cab", looking at it closer at an angle shows the writing "Police Cruiser" embossed under it. This is because while the Taxi model uses a different texture for the logo, its normal map is still that of the Police Cruiser.
    • Despite this, both logo are appear randomised when call for taxi.
  • In GTA V on both backseat passengers doors there warning that says "Driver carries a firearm and will use it in defence". Note that no taxi drivers in GTA V are actually armed. This may refer to the fact that you're able to do taxi missions and all three characters are armed.
  • When entering a cab as a passenger in GTA V, the character may say one of the lines they normally say while carjacking someone.
  • While riding as a passenger in a taxi in GTA V;
    • It is possible for the driver to become "stuck" behind an automatic gate due to approaching it from the wrong side. The driver will stay waiting for the gate to open until the player tells the driver to hurry up, or leaves the cab.
    • The player can bail out of a moving taxi, skipping out on paying the driver his fee. This will likely result in a one star wanted level.
      • The driver can respond to this; "Really?"
    • If the player doesn't tell the driver to hurry, the cab driver will drive much slower than other NPCs (especially on highways).
    • If the player obtains a wanted level, the driver will pull over, and the player will exit. Attempts to get back in as a passenger will result in the player carjacking the cab driver.
    • If the player is spotted by members of a gang that are hostile towards them (i.e. if Trevor is spotted by members of The Lost MC), they will not confront or attack the player. Instead, they will flee as if they were scared.
    • If passing a random encounter involving a hitchhiker, the player can tell the cab driver to stop, allowing the hitchhiker to enter.
    • If the player replays a mission, they will no longer be riding in the cab upon returning to the restore point.
    • In GTA V, if the player tries to pick up a passenger in a damaged taxi missing a wheel, the passenger will not enter the car, and eventually wander off. This is most likely due to the fact that the taxi is continuously leaning over onto the ground and back off, thus simulating movement, and obviously pedestrians cannot enter the "moving" vehicle.

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