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| name = Washington
 
| name = Washington
| front_image = Washington-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = AlbanyWashington-GTAV-Front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Washington in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A Washington in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]''.
| manufacturer = [[Albany]] (GTA IV)
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| rear_image = AlbanyWashington-GTAV-Rear.png
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| manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| price = $15,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><br><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
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| vehicle_class = Sedans
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan
| capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| related = [[Admiral]]<br>[[Stretch]]<br>[[Romero|Romero Hearse]]<br>[[Primo]]<br>[[Presidente]]<br>[[FBI Washington]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
{{q|Rich man's sedan, import from UK.|GTA Vice City Website}}
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{{quote|Is there a more iconic town car than the Washington? Own a piece of livery history! (Just don't loiter for too long at traffic lights or someone will get in the back and ask you to take them to the airport)|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
   
The '''Washington''' is a 4-door sedan found in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. It can be found fairly widely throughout cities and in mostly the residental area in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, and is available in many colors throughout the games such except black and white, which are reserved for the [[FBI Washington]] in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.[[File:6906.jpg|thumb|A washington from GTA V]]
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The [[Albany]] '''Washington''' is a range of executive sedans found in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. It can be found fairly widely throughout cities and in mostly the residential area in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, and is available in many colors throughout the games, and black and white versions are reserved for the [[FBI Washington]] in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.
 
The name is mostly always meant to be a parody of a full-size luxury [[wp:Lincoln (automobile)|Lincoln]] sedan ([[wp:Abraham Lincoln|Abraham Lincoln]] and [[wp:George Washington|George Washington]] having both been Presidents of the United States).
 
   
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
====GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories====
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=== 3D Universe ===
Depictions of the Washington prior to GTA IV bear a similarity to a [[wp:Lincoln Continental#1982 - 1987|1984-1987 Lincoln Continental]], with the rear more alike a [[wp:Lincoln Continental Mark VII|Lincoln Mark VII]].
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Depictions of the Washington prior to GTA IV bear a similarity to a [[wp:Lincoln Continental|1984-1987 Lincoln Continental]], while also shares styling elements with [[wp:Cadillac Seville|1984-1987 Cadillac Seville]], [[wp:BMW 7 Series (E23)|BMW E23]], and [[wp:Cadillac Cimarron|Cadillac Cimarron]].
   
The Washington features a generally boxy but then contemporary design resulting in the car being one of the newest cars at the time of GTA Vice City's and GTA Vice City Stories's 1980s settings. For GTA San Andreas, the car remains largely similar, with the exception of wider headlight clusters, a modified front grille and rear light clusters that light up as a whole at night. While similar to the GTA Vice City rendition, the GTA Vice City Stories Washington sports additional side trims derived from the [[FBI Washington]], implying the FBI Washington's vehicle model was used in place of GTA Vice City's original Washington model. The Vice City Stories version of the washington also spawns in white, which it does not in GTA Vice City.
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The Washington features a generally boxy but then contemporary design resulting in the car being one of the newest cars at the time of GTA Vice City's and GTA Vice City Stories's 1980s settings. For GTA San Andreas, the car remains largely similar, with the exception of wider headlight clusters, a modified front grille and rear light clusters that light up as a whole at night. While similar to the GTA Vice City rendition, the GTA Vice City Stories Washington sports additional side trims derived from the [[FBI Washington]], implying the FBI Washington's vehicle model was used in place of GTA Vice City's original Washington model. The Vice City Stories version of the Washington also spawns in white, which it does not in GTA Vice City.
   
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Its class is definitely positioned above the [[Sentinel]].
 
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Washington-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Washington-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Washington-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Washington-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Washington-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Washington-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Washington-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Washington-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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====GTA IV====
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=== HD Universe ===
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In GTA IV, the [[Albany]] Washington is based on the [[wp:Lincoln Town Car|2003-2011 Lincoln Town Car]], and shares styling elements with the [[wp:Cadillac Catera|Cadillac Catera]] and [[wp:Ford Fusion (Americas)|2006-2009 Ford Fusion]]. It features "Executive" badging, much like some Town Cars. The rear portion of the greenhouse has an unusually round shape, similar to an [[wp:Chrysler New Yorker|fourteenth generation Chrysler New Yorker]], the rest of the rear also bears a subtle resemblance to it. It also bears a very subtle resemblance to a [[wp:Cadillac DTS|2006-2011 Cadillac DTS]].
   
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In GTA V, aside from brighter rear LED strips, the overall design of the Washington remains unchanged from GTA IV.
   
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Washington-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Washington-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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AlbanyWashington-Front-GTAV.png|GTA V (<small>[[:Image:AlbanyWashington-Rear-GTAV.png|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Washington,Albany.jpg|Engine close-up in GTA V
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Washington_GTAVe_Interior.jpg|[[Vehicle Features#Working Dashboards|Interior]] [[first person view]] in the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Next-Gen & PC Versions|enhanced version of GTA V]].
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In GTA IV, the [[Albany]] Washington is based on the [[wp:Lincoln_Town_Car#2003.E2.80.932011|2003-2011 Lincoln Town Car]], while the headlights and grille have a slight resemblance to a [[wp:Volkswagen_Phaeton|VW Phaeton]] and [[wp:Ford Fusion (Americas)|2006-2009 Ford Fusion]]. It features "Executive" badging, much like some Town Cars. The rear portion of the greenhouse has an unusually round shape, similar to an [[wp:Chrysler New Yorker#Thirteenth generation|thirteenth generation Chrysler New Yorker]], the rest of the rear also bears a subtle resemblance to it.
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== Performance ==
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=== 3D Universe ===
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Pre-GTA IV Washington's are generally regarded as having only moderate performance, being a V6 with RWD powertrain, which is largely attributed to its bulky design. Its longer wheelbase and weight often results in under-steer and poor cornering, while its size may also be a factor in its moderate acceleration, and its top speed is also estimated to be moderate. So getting it to top speed and good acceleration takes longer than sports cars. Nevertheless, its superior size and weight allows the Washington to ram aside other sedans more easily. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Washington has a V8 engine same with the [[Sentinel XS]].
   
==Performance==
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=== HD Universe ===
====GTA San Andreas GTA Vice City Stories====
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The HD-era Washington shares its 4.6L V8 with the [[Admiral]] and [[Stanier]], coupled to a 5 speed automatic gearbox in an FR drive-train layout. Acceleration is slightly below average, also top speed is slightly below average at 136 mph (218 km/h). Braking is very good, and ABS is standard across the line up. The suspension is very soft, designed to flatten out bumps in a road, not for high speed cornering, leaving the Washington fishtailing and spinning out of control when cornering at speed. Accident deformation is superb, making the Washington ideal for ramming vehicles. The engine build quality is also above average, and will sustain multiple direct impacts before smoking, or being set ablaze.
Pre-GTA IV Washington's are generally regarded as having only moderate performance, being RWD, it is largely attributed to its bulky design. Its longer wheelbase and weight, often results in understeer and poor cornering, while its size may also be a factor in its moderate acceleration, and its top speed is also estimated to be moderate. So getting it to top speed and good acceleration takes longer than sports cars. Nevertheless, its superior size and weight allows the Washington to ram aside other sedans more easily.
 
   
====GTA IV====
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== Variants ==
The Washington in GTA IV is powered by a V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in an FR drivetrain layout. Acceleration is slightly below average, also top speed is slightly below average at 136 mph (218 km/h). Braking is very good, and ABS is standard across the line up. The suspension is very soft, designed to flatten out bumps in a road, not for high speed cornering, leaving the Washington fishtailing and spinning out of control when cornering at speed. Accident deformation is superb, making the Washington ideal for ramming vehicles. The engine build quality is also above average, and will sustain multiple direct impacts before smoking, or setting ablaze.
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=== GTA Vice City ===
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The [[FBI Washington]] is a specialized version of this vehicle (only appearing in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories), which has side body moldings not found on regular Washingtons. Its acceleration is quite impressive, which becomes useful for catching up to distant criminals when on a [[vigilante]] mission. In GTA Vice City, it is dark gray and found parked behind a music store in [[Downtown Vice City]]; though the FBI instead use the [[FBI Rancher]] at the five star wanted level. In Vice City Stories, the [[FBI Washington]] is used by the FBI at the five star wanted level (replacing the FBI Rancher), isn't parked anywhere, and is white, sometimes black.
==Variants==
 
;GTA Vice City
 
The [[FBI Washington]] is a specialized version of this vehicle (only appearing in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories), which has side body moldings not found on regular Washingtons. Its acceleration is quite impressive, which becomes useful for catching up to distant criminals when on a [[vigilante]] mission. In GTA Vice City, it is dark gray and found parked behind a music store in [[Downtown Vice City]]; though the FBI instead use the [[FBI Rancher]] at the five star wanted level. In Vice City Stories the FBI Washington is used by the FBI at the five star wanted level (replacing the FBI Rancher), isn't parked anywhere, and is white (there are also regular Washingtons in white as well).
 
   
 
Similarly, two uniquely black Washingtons may be seen driven by the [[GIGN and DGSE|French]] in GTA Vice City during "[[All Hands On Deck]]" in GTA Vice City. While it is possible to reach the cars and enter them, it is impossible to drive them (as the mission immediately ends and the car is lost). It is also impossible to push the cars to a garage as an alternative, as the player is only given a brief window of time before [[Juan Cortez]] is killed, leading to mission failure which warps the player back to the nearby mission trigger with the cars vanished.
 
Similarly, two uniquely black Washingtons may be seen driven by the [[GIGN and DGSE|French]] in GTA Vice City during "[[All Hands On Deck]]" in GTA Vice City. While it is possible to reach the cars and enter them, it is impossible to drive them (as the mission immediately ends and the car is lost). It is also impossible to push the cars to a garage as an alternative, as the player is only given a brief window of time before [[Juan Cortez]] is killed, leading to mission failure which warps the player back to the nearby mission trigger with the cars vanished.
   
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=== GTA IV ===
A special wagon version of the Washington is used for the game's rendition of the [[Romero]] hearse. A Washington is also requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]]; unlike most vehicles in the side mission, the Washington appears with a black body color that is not unique, as many black Washingtons can be seen around Algonquin.
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A special wagon version of the Washington is used for the game's rendition of the [[Romero]] hearse. A Washington is also requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]]; unlike most vehicles in the side mission, the Washington appears with a black body color that is not unique, as many black Washington's can be seen around Algonquin.
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=== GTA V ===
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The [[Albany]] Washington returns in GTA V with a civilian version and a stretched version of the Washington used for the game's rendition of the [[Stretch]] limo. 
   
 
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Washington-GTAVC-GIGN-front.jpg|One of two black Washingtons featured during "[[All Hands On Deck]]" in GTA Vice City. It is impossible to drive the vehicles.
 
Washington-GTAVC-GIGN-front.jpg|One of two black Washingtons featured during "[[All Hands On Deck]]" in GTA Vice City. It is impossible to drive the vehicles.
 
Washington-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The requested Washington in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.
 
Washington-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|The requested Washington in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.
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Stretch-GTAV-Front.png|The Washington-based [[Stretch]] in GTA V.
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RomeroHearse-Front-GTAV.png|A Romero Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto V''.
 
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== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
 
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
*Color
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It can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
*Exhausts
 
*Nitro (all)
 
*Spoilers
 
*Wheels
 
*Car Stereo
 
*Hydraulics
 
   
==Trivia==
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{|class="wikitable" style="vertical-align:top;" valign="top"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Colors
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|Car Color 1
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|$ 150
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|-
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|rowspan=4|Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Medium Exhaust
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Twin Exhaust
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|$ 300
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|-
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|Upswept Exhaust
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|$ 400
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|-
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|rowspan=4|Spoilers
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|Champ
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|$ 400
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|-
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|Fury
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|$ 350
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|-
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|Worx
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Pro
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|$ 400
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|-
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|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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|}
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Mike Toreno]]
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== Trivia ==
 
* The GTA IV rendition of the Washington will make an audible "door ajar" dinging noise if the player exits the vehicle but leaves the door open. It can be heard clearly in quiet areas with the volume turned up.
 
* The GTA IV rendition of the Washington will make an audible "door ajar" dinging noise if the player exits the vehicle but leaves the door open. It can be heard clearly in quiet areas with the volume turned up.
* In its appearances in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, the Washington plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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* In all its appearances, the Washington plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[WCTR]] in GTA San Andreas.
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[WCTR]].
** [[Paradise FM]] in GTA Vice City Stories.
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**'''''GTA Vice City Stories''''': [[Paradise FM]].
** [[The Journey]] in GTA IV.
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Journey]].
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[Self-Actualization FM]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Los Santos Rock Radio]], [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]] or [[Radio Mirror Park]].
 
*The GTA IV version of the [[Esperanto]] faintly resembles the original Washington.
 
*The GTA IV version of the [[Esperanto]] faintly resembles the original Washington.
*[[Mike Toreno]] drives a Washington in San Andreas; while the car that spawns next to his ranch varies in color, Toreno's Washington is seen in a pale red color during cutscenes.
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*The car's [[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description references the Lincoln Town Car's popularity with buisnesses such as airport taxi and limo services.  
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the Washington's engine sound has that of a mid-speed car. However, in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], it receives the engine sound of the slower cars.
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*In GTA San Andreas, a randomly colored Washington spawns by [[Mike Toreno's Ranch]] , however in cutscenes is seen in a pale red color.
* In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] it has the same engine sound as the [[Sentinel XS]]
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*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], it has the same engine sound as the [[Sentinel]]. However, in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], it receives the engine sound of the slower cars like the [[Perennial]] and the [[Romero]].
* The Washington's name can be a reference to [http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington America's capital city Washington], as the car is an executive vehicle.
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* The [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] website mentions that the Washington is an import from the United Kingdom, which would contradict its similarities to Lincoln vehicles as Lincolns are made in America.
* In the mission [[Badlands]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the number plate of the snitch's Washington reads "assman"
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* In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], it has the same engine sound & horn as the [[Sentinel XS]] and GTA LCS rendition of the [[Mafia Sentinel]], despite having a diesel engine.
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* The Washington's name can be a reference to [[wp:Washington|America's capital city Washington]], as the car is an executive vehicle, and to [[wp:George Washington|George Washington]], the first President of the United States. The vehicle's similarities to the Lincoln Town Car is a reference to [[wp:Abraham Lincoln|Abraham Lincoln]], the 16th President of the United States.
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* The Washington is one of the four cars to be named after US Presidents, the other three being the [[Jefferson]], the [[Monroe]] and the [[Roosevelt]].
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* In the mission [[Badlands]] in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the number plate of the snitch's Washington reads "Assman"
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* Strangely, on the Xbox port of [[Grand Theft Auto Vice City]], the Washington only spawns in white.
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* The GTA VCS rendition of the Washington is the first and one of only two sedans in the GTA series to have a diesel engine, the other being the HD universe rendition of the [[Glendale]].  
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* [[Mike Toreno]]'s Washington is the only supporting character's vehicle in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] not to be driven by the player during a mission. During [[Vertical Bird]], Toreno drives Carl to the mission starting point (though the BETA files show that Carl was the original driver). In every other mission involving a supporting character's vehicle, Carl has been the driver and the owner has sat in the passenger seat.
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* The HD Universe Washington possibly shares the same platform with the [[Admiral]] and [[Stanier]], like their real life counterparts do. (Lincoln Town Car, Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis).
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* It is likely the predcessor of the [[Kuruma]] in the [[3D Universe]], as both cars have the same engine noise (only in Vice City), both cars have similiar performance stats and both cars have [[FBI]] [[FBI Car|var]][[FBI Washington|iants]].
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* Strangely, even though the GTA V Stretch is based of the Washington, isn't made by the same brand, the Stretch is made by Dundreary, while the Washington is made by Albany. This might be a mistake, when developing.
   
==Locations==
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== Locations ==
====GTA Vice City====
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=== GTA Vice City ===
 
* Can be seen around the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]] and [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
 
* Can be seen around the [[Escobar International Airport|airport]] and [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]].
 
* Normally can appear around [[Washington Beach]] and [[Ocean Beach]].
 
* Normally can appear around [[Washington Beach]] and [[Ocean Beach]].
 
* Seen occasionally around the [[North Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]].
 
* Seen occasionally around the [[North Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]].
   
====GTA San Andreas====
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=== GTA San Andreas ===
 
* Spawns next to the [[Mike Toreno's Ranch]] ([[Save Point|save point]]) in [[Tierra Robada]].
 
* Spawns next to the [[Mike Toreno's Ranch]] ([[Save Point|save point]]) in [[Tierra Robada]].
* Spawns around [[Easter Basin]] in [[San Fierro]]
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* Spawns around [[Easter Basin]] in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]]
* Spawns in [[Market]] and [[Rodeo]] in [[Los Santos]]
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* Spawns in [[Market]] and [[Rodeo]] in [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]
   
====GTA Vice City Stories====
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=== GTA Vice City Stories ===
 
*Occasionally found in the parking lot of [[Vice Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
 
*Occasionally found in the parking lot of [[Vice Point Mall]] in [[Vice Point]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]].
*Found in the parking lot behind [[Lance Vance|Lance Vance's]] hotel in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]], Vice City.
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*Found in the parking lot behind [[Lance Vance|Lance Vance's]] [[1412 Hotel|hotel]] in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]], Vice City.
 
*Found at the car park on the left side of [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]] in Downtown
 
*Found at the car park on the left side of [[Hyman Memorial Stadium]] in Downtown
 
*Spawns regularly around [[Ocean Beach]], [[Little Havana]], and [[Escobar International Airport]]
 
*Spawns regularly around [[Ocean Beach]], [[Little Havana]], and [[Escobar International Airport]]
 
*It is found regularly at the car park near the VIP terminal at Escobar International Airport.
 
*It is found regularly at the car park near the VIP terminal at Escobar International Airport.
   
====GTA IV====
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=== GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City ===
* Usually in central [[Algonquin]], [[Outlook]] in [[Broker]], and also in [[Alderney]].
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*Usually in central [[Algonquin]], [[Outlook]] in [[Broker]], and also in [[Alderney]].
* It rarely spawns at Broker, [[Dukes]], or [[Bohan]].
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*It rarely spawns at [[Broker]], [[Dukes]], or [[Bohan]].
* Parked on Franklin Ave, [[Steinway]], opposite [[Steinway Park]] for [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
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*Parked on [[Franklin Street]] in [[Steinway]], opposite [[Steinway Park]] for [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
*Commonly spawns when driving a [[Stretch]] around Broker, Dukes, and Bohan
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*Commonly spawns when driving a [[Stretch]] around [[Broker]], [[Dukes]], and [[Bohan]].
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*Spawns in [[Berchem]].
   
;Grand Theft Auto V
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===GTA V===
*'''TBA'''
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* Seen driving around randomly in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]] and along the western coast of [[Blaine County]] to [[Paleto Bay]].
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* Can be found in a random encounter in which you have to untie a wedding groom from a telephone pole, after dropping the groom and his friend off, a unique blue Washington can be found near the player which is avalaible to be taken.
   
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==Navigation==
 
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Latest revision as of 04:28, December 18, 2014

VEHICLE
Washington
AlbanyWashington-GTAV-Front
A Washington in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Sedans
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 4-door sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and three passengers)
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
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 Albany (HD Universe)
Price $15,000 (Online)
(Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Related vehicle(s) Admiral
Stretch
Romero Hearse
Primo
Presidente
FBI Washington


"Is there a more iconic town car than the Washington? Own a piece of livery history! (Just don't loiter for too long at traffic lights or someone will get in the back and ask you to take them to the airport)"
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Albany Washington is a range of executive sedans found in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Grand Theft Auto V. It can be found fairly widely throughout cities and in mostly the residential area in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, and is available in many colors throughout the games, and black and white versions are reserved for the FBI Washington in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.

Design Edit

3D Universe Edit

Depictions of the Washington prior to GTA IV bear a similarity to a 1984-1987 Lincoln Continental, while also shares styling elements with 1984-1987 Cadillac Seville, BMW E23, and Cadillac Cimarron.

The Washington features a generally boxy but then contemporary design resulting in the car being one of the newest cars at the time of GTA Vice City's and GTA Vice City Stories's 1980s settings. For GTA San Andreas, the car remains largely similar, with the exception of wider headlight clusters, a modified front grille and rear light clusters that light up as a whole at night. While similar to the GTA Vice City rendition, the GTA Vice City Stories Washington sports additional side trims derived from the FBI Washington, implying the FBI Washington's vehicle model was used in place of GTA Vice City's original Washington model. The Vice City Stories version of the Washington also spawns in white, which it does not in GTA Vice City.

Its class is definitely positioned above the Sentinel.

HD Universe Edit

In GTA IV, the Albany Washington is based on the 2003-2011 Lincoln Town Car, and shares styling elements with the Cadillac Catera and 2006-2009 Ford Fusion. It features "Executive" badging, much like some Town Cars. The rear portion of the greenhouse has an unusually round shape, similar to an fourteenth generation Chrysler New Yorker, the rest of the rear also bears a subtle resemblance to it. It also bears a very subtle resemblance to a 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS.

In GTA V, aside from brighter rear LED strips, the overall design of the Washington remains unchanged from GTA IV.

Performance Edit

3D Universe Edit

Pre-GTA IV Washington's are generally regarded as having only moderate performance, being a V6 with RWD powertrain, which is largely attributed to its bulky design. Its longer wheelbase and weight often results in under-steer and poor cornering, while its size may also be a factor in its moderate acceleration, and its top speed is also estimated to be moderate. So getting it to top speed and good acceleration takes longer than sports cars. Nevertheless, its superior size and weight allows the Washington to ram aside other sedans more easily. In GTA Vice City Stories, the Washington has a V8 engine same with the Sentinel XS.

HD Universe Edit

The HD-era Washington shares its 4.6L V8 with the Admiral and Stanier, coupled to a 5 speed automatic gearbox in an FR drive-train layout. Acceleration is slightly below average, also top speed is slightly below average at 136 mph (218 km/h). Braking is very good, and ABS is standard across the line up. The suspension is very soft, designed to flatten out bumps in a road, not for high speed cornering, leaving the Washington fishtailing and spinning out of control when cornering at speed. Accident deformation is superb, making the Washington ideal for ramming vehicles. The engine build quality is also above average, and will sustain multiple direct impacts before smoking, or being set ablaze.

Variants Edit

GTA Vice City Edit

The FBI Washington is a specialized version of this vehicle (only appearing in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories), which has side body moldings not found on regular Washingtons. Its acceleration is quite impressive, which becomes useful for catching up to distant criminals when on a vigilante mission. In GTA Vice City, it is dark gray and found parked behind a music store in Downtown Vice City; though the FBI instead use the FBI Rancher at the five star wanted level. In Vice City Stories, the FBI Washington is used by the FBI at the five star wanted level (replacing the FBI Rancher), isn't parked anywhere, and is white, sometimes black.

Similarly, two uniquely black Washingtons may be seen driven by the French in GTA Vice City during "All Hands On Deck" in GTA Vice City. While it is possible to reach the cars and enter them, it is impossible to drive them (as the mission immediately ends and the car is lost). It is also impossible to push the cars to a garage as an alternative, as the player is only given a brief window of time before Juan Cortez is killed, leading to mission failure which warps the player back to the nearby mission trigger with the cars vanished.

GTA IV Edit

A special wagon version of the Washington is used for the game's rendition of the Romero hearse. A Washington is also requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts; unlike most vehicles in the side mission, the Washington appears with a black body color that is not unique, as many black Washington's can be seen around Algonquin.

GTA V Edit

The Albany Washington returns in GTA V with a civilian version and a stretched version of the Washington used for the game's rendition of the Stretch limo. 

Modifications (GTA San Andreas) Edit

It can only be modified at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Spoilers Champ $ 400
Fury $ 350
Worx $ 200
Pro $ 400
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

Notable OwnersEdit

Trivia Edit

  • The GTA IV rendition of the Washington will make an audible "door ajar" dinging noise if the player exits the vehicle but leaves the door open. It can be heard clearly in quiet areas with the volume turned up.
  • In all its appearances, the Washington plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The GTA IV version of the Esperanto faintly resembles the original Washington.
  • The car's Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description references the Lincoln Town Car's popularity with buisnesses such as airport taxi and limo services.  
  • In GTA San Andreas, a randomly colored Washington spawns by Mike Toreno's Ranch , however in cutscenes is seen in a pale red color.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, it has the same engine sound as the Sentinel. However, in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it receives the engine sound of the slower cars like the Perennial and the Romero.
  • The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City website mentions that the Washington is an import from the United Kingdom, which would contradict its similarities to Lincoln vehicles as Lincolns are made in America.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, it has the same engine sound & horn as the Sentinel XS and GTA LCS rendition of the Mafia Sentinel, despite having a diesel engine.
  • The Washington's name can be a reference to America's capital city Washington, as the car is an executive vehicle, and to George Washington, the first President of the United States. The vehicle's similarities to the Lincoln Town Car is a reference to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States.
  • The Washington is one of the four cars to be named after US Presidents, the other three being the Jefferson, the Monroe and the Roosevelt.
  • In the mission Badlands in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the number plate of the snitch's Washington reads "Assman"
  • Strangely, on the Xbox port of Grand Theft Auto Vice City, the Washington only spawns in white.
  • The GTA VCS rendition of the Washington is the first and one of only two sedans in the GTA series to have a diesel engine, the other being the HD universe rendition of the Glendale.  
  • Mike Toreno's Washington is the only supporting character's vehicle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas not to be driven by the player during a mission. During Vertical Bird, Toreno drives Carl to the mission starting point (though the BETA files show that Carl was the original driver). In every other mission involving a supporting character's vehicle, Carl has been the driver and the owner has sat in the passenger seat.
  • The HD Universe Washington possibly shares the same platform with the Admiral and Stanier, like their real life counterparts do. (Lincoln Town Car, Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis).
  • It is likely the predcessor of the Kuruma in the 3D Universe, as both cars have the same engine noise (only in Vice City), both cars have similiar performance stats and both cars have FBI variants.
  • Strangely, even though the GTA V Stretch is based of the Washington, isn't made by the same brand, the Stretch is made by Dundreary, while the Washington is made by Albany. This might be a mistake, when developing.

Locations Edit

GTA Vice City Edit

GTA San Andreas Edit

GTA Vice City Stories Edit

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City Edit

GTA VEdit

  • Seen driving around randomly in Los Santos and along the western coast of Blaine County to Paleto Bay.
  • Can be found in a random encounter in which you have to untie a wedding groom from a telephone pole, after dropping the groom and his friend off, a unique blue Washington can be found near the player which is avalaible to be taken.

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