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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Washington
 
| name = Washington
| front_image = Washington-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = AlbanyWashington-Front-GTAV.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-Rear-GTAV.png
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| manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
 
| 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>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''
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| related = [[Admiral]] <br> [[Stretch]] <br> [[Oracle]] <br> [[Presidente]]
 
}}
 
}}
   
{{q|Rich man's sedan, import from UK.|GTA Vice City Website}}
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{{Quote|Rich man's sedan, import from UK.|GTA Vice City Website}}
   
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 full-size executive 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 residential 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.
   
 
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).
 
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]], with the rear more alike a [[wp:Lincoln Continental Mark VII|Lincoln Continental Mark VII]].
   
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.
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
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.
   
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In GTA V, the design of the Washington remains unchanged from GTA IV.
   
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{| align="center"
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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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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</gallery>
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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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=== GTA San Andreas — GTA Vice City Stories ===
==Performance==
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Pre-GTA IV Washington's are generally regarded as having only moderate performance, being a V6 with RWD powertrain, it 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 diesel engine.
====GTA San Andreas — GTA Vice City Stories====
 
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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=== GTA IV ===
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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The Washington in GTA IV is powered by a 5.0L V8 derived from the [[Admiral]], 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 setting ablaze.
   
==Variants==
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== Variants ==
;GTA Vice City
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=== 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).
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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.
   
 
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.
   
;GTA IV
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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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{{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.}}
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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. 
   
 
{| align="center"
 
{| align="center"
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
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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ajmwashingtonsideview.jpg|Side view of the Washington in GTA V.
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AlbanyWashington-Side-GTAV.png|A blue Washington in GTA V.
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Stretch-GTAV-Front.png|The Washington-based [[Stretch]] in GTA V.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
|}
   
 
== 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:
 
* In its appearances in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, 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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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Vinewood Boulevard Radio]] or [[Los Santos Rock Radio]].
 
*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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*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]], 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 [[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]].
* 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 Stories]] it has the same engine sound 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 [http://www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington America's capital city Washington], as the car is an executive vehicle.
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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.
* 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 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 version is the one and only diesel-powered sedan in the whole series.
   
==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.
 
*Found in the parking lot behind [[Lance Vance|Lance Vance's]] hotel in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]], Vice City.
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*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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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
 
 
[[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]]
 
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[[Category:Vehicles requested by Stevie]]
 
[[Category:Vehicles requested by Stevie]]

Latest revision as of 02:59, April 16, 2014

Washington
AlbanyWashington-Front-GTAV
A Washington in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view).
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
Grand Theft Auto V
Manufacturer Albany (HD Universe)
Related vehicle(s) Admiral
Stretch
Oracle
Presidente
"Rich man's sedan, import from UK."
―GTA Vice City Website

The Albany Washington is a full-size executive 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 residential 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.

The name is mostly always meant to be a parody of a full-size luxury Lincoln sedan (Abraham Lincoln and George Washington having both been Presidents of the United States).

Design Edit

3D Universe Edit

Depictions of the Washington prior to GTA IV bear a similarity to a 1984-1987 Lincoln Continental, with the rear more alike a Lincoln Continental Mark VII.

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.

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.

In GTA V, the design of the Washington remains unchanged from GTA IV.

Performance Edit

GTA San Andreas — GTA Vice City Stories Edit

Pre-GTA IV Washington's are generally regarded as having only moderate performance, being a V6 with RWD powertrain, it 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 diesel engine.

GTA IV Edit

The Washington in GTA IV is powered by a 5.0L V8 derived from the Admiral, 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 setting 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.

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

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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. 

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

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Trivia Edit

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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