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Yosemite
Yosemite-GTASA-front
The Yosemite in GTA San Andreas.
(Rear quarter view)
Vehicle type Civilian truck
Body style 2-door pick-up truck
Capacity 2 (driver and passenger)
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Related vehicle(s) Bobcat
Monster Truck


The Yosemite is a full-size pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Description

Design

The Yosemite is evidently a full-size pickup truck larger in size than Bobcat, resembling a heavy-duty version of a 1988-1999 GMC Sierra full size pickup (but missing a pair of headlights). Its two-tone color schemes seem inspired by most early 1980s pickups. The vehicle is only capable of seating two. The truck is presumably named after the Yosemite National Park in California, probably as some link to the Sierra Nevada than the GMC Sierra. The PS2 and the mobile versions of the Yosemite have a twin-rear axle tire configuration, while the PC version does not. The Yosemite cannot be modified.

Performance

The Yosemite is powered by a longitudinally-mounted V6 engine with a 2-barrel carburetor.

Based on the vehicle's internal statistics, the Yosemite possess superior qualities over most other pickup trucks, (second only to the Picador in terms of performance) with good speed, acceleration, and handling; these attributes were also tested by Rockstar to ascertain the vehicle's performance.

In practice, however, the Yosemite is revealed to be one of the heaviest pickup trucks in the game, resulting in severe understeer, less responsive brakes and sluggish acceleration, but still manages to achieve above average top speeds at straightaways. The truck may be useful for off-roading due to its high ground clearance, but its stiff suspension may also prove to be a problem when traversing rough terrain. Even worse is the RWD configuration which is rubbish when in sand terrain.

Variant

The monsterb variant of the Monster in GTA San Andreas is based on the Yosemite.

Trivia

  • The default radio station in the Yosemite is K-DST.
    Landstalker-GTASA-front

    Landstalker. Note the resemblance to the image below.

  • The Landstalker and Yosemite are based on the same chassis, with slightly different headights.
  • The Landstalker is a SUV, while the latter is a pickup. They both suffer from heavy weight and very stiff suspensions, but have the 
    Yosemite-GTASA-front

    Yosemite.

    benefit of strong horsepower and high ground clearance. The SUV can seat 4, though.
  • The front end of the Yosemite apparently resembles the Cartel Cruiser.
  • On the original PS2 version of the game, the Yosemite had double rear wheels (commonly known as a dually configuration.) However, despite this, when the player skids or does burnouts with the vehicle, it only leaves single skid marks.
    • Because of this developer oversight, on subsequent releases of the game on PC and Xbox, the Yosemite has been modified so that it only has single rear wheels.

Locations

  • The Yosemite can be found almost anywhere in San Andreas.
  • Sometimes driving around the freeway near the Los Santos Airport will cause them to spawn in traffic.
  • Spawns more often when the beach theme cheat is activated.

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