The Bandito is sand-rail in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
The Bandito is designed as a single occupant sand rail with a relatively simple construction. The Bandito's body and chassis consists of formed and welded metal tubing. Its driver compartment, engine and other mechanical components are exposed; lights and windscreen are also added. Being stripped down to the bare essentials, the Bandito also lacks a radio.
The performance of the Bandito is comparably better than that of a BF Injection, a similar dune buggy, as the Bandito is not susceptible to spinouts due to a more balanced chassis and longer length. Its soft suspensions and off-road tires allow the vehicle to traverse rough terrain and sand with no problem, and its speed is considerably above average. On the bad side, the Bandito can't hold that much damage and will catch on fire in about 3 full-speed smashes to a wall. The vehicle is also bottom-heavy and wider at the bottom, reducing the risk of the vehicle resting on its top. Oddly enough, it sounds just like an FCR-900.
Prominent Appearances in Missions
- Interdiction - In Las Brujas, Carl has to choose between a Bandito, a Quad or a Sanchez to climb the hill and protect the helicopter.
- Spawns in front of Helena Wankstein's home in Flint Range, Flint County if you date her.
- Found at a beach west of the San Fierro City Hall in San Fierro.
- May be used in the mission Interdiction for Mike Toreno
- Used in the chase to kill Eddie Pulaski during High Noon.
- Used in one of the San Fierro Street Races, namely "Bandito Country".
- Importable from the Exports and Imports dock at Easter Basin, San Fierro every Tuesday after completing export lists. Cost: $12,000.
- Bandito is Italian for "Bandit".
- During the San Fierro Street Race "Bandito Country", the Bandito driven by Carl actually has a radio equipped; even though it is not present visually. This may be the only Bandito in the game to ever have a radio equipped.
- The Bandito looks like the cars from the Smuggler's Run series developed by Angel Studios (now known as Rockstar San Diego).
- If the player activates the health cheat while driving a Bandito, the belt wheel on the engine will become perpendicular with its normal rotation position. This will also occur of the player drives the vehicle into a Pay 'n' Spray.
- There are no steering arms attached to the front wheels of the buggy, which in theory means that it is impossible for the Bandito to steer. This logic is, however, ignored in-game.