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{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Buffalo
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|name = Buffalo
| front_image = Buffalo-TBOGT-front.jpg
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|front_image = Buffalo-GTAV-front.png
| image_size = 300
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|image_size = 300
| caption = The Buffalo in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]
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|caption = A '''Buffalo''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| rear_image = Buffalo-TBOGT-rear.jpg
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|rear_image = Buffalo-GTAV-rear.png
| manufacturer = [[Bravado]] (TBoGT)
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|manufacturer = [[Bravado]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
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|price = [[Money|$]]28,000 <small>([[GTA SA]])<br>([[Exports and Imports]])<br></small>$35,000 <small>([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])</small><small>([[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]])</small>
| body_style = 2-door muscle car ''(GTA: San Andreas)''
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|vehicle_type = Civilian car
4-door sedan ''(The Ballad of Gay Tony)''
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|vehicle_class = Sports
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger) ''(GTA: San Andreas)''
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|body_style = 2-door muscle car <small>(3D Universe)</small><br>4-door sedan <small>(HD Universe)</small>
4 (driver and three passengers) ''(The Ballad of Gay Tony)''
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|capacity = 2 <small>(driver and passenger) (3D Universe)</small><br>4 <small>(driver and three passengers) (HD Universe)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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|variants = [[Police Buffalo]]<br>[[FIB Buffalo]]<br>[[Buffalo S]]
 
}}
 
}}
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{{quote|The Bravado marketing department know just what we need - another resurrected 1960s muscle car for the over-muscled EDM generation. It's a vehicle with aggressive lines for aggressive drivers.|[[Southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] description.}}
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The '''Buffalo''' is a vehicle that appeared as a muscle car in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and a sports sedan in ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. It is manufactured by [[Bravado]] in the HD Universe.
   
The '''Buffalo''' is a muscle car and sports sedan which appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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==Design==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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The Buffalo in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] appears to be based on the [[wp:Chevrolet Camaro|third-generation Chevrolet Camaro]], but there are influences from other vehicles. The headlights are circular, similar to a [[wp:Opel Manta|Opel Manta B2]] and the third generation [[wp:Honda Integra|Honda Integra]]. A C-pillar has also been added, bearing a resemblance to a [[wp:Dodge Daytona|Dodge Daytona]]. The shape of the taillights looks closer to some [[wp:Pontiac Firebird|third-generation Pontiac Firebird]] models. The Buffalo also features a ram air hood.
   
==Description==
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
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The [[Bravado]] Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the 2006-2010 [[wp:Dodge Charger|Sixth generation Dodge Charger]] as well as the [[wp:Ford Mustang|Ford Mustang GT]] for the greenhouse area, front fascia and headlights. In both [[GTA IV]] and [[The Lost and Damned]], the rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer/civilian model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car. Rather, the vehicle is depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the [[Federal Investigation Bureau]], dubbed the [[FIB Buffalo]].
   
=== 3D Universe ===
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The Buffalo features a custom body kit that includes larger exhaust tips, chrome wheels, and ground effects, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model. Compared to the [[FIB Buffalo]]'s naturally-aspirated [[wp:V8 engine|V8 engine]], the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.
The Buffalo in GTA San Andreas appears to be based on the third-generation [[wp:Third-generation Chevrolet Camaro|Chevrolet Camaro]], but there are influences from other vehicles. The headlights are circular, similar to a [[wp:Opel Manta|Opel Manta B2]] and the third generation [[wp:Honda Integra|Honda Integra]]. A C-pillar has also been added, bearing a resemblance to a [[wp:Dodge Daytona|Dodge Daytona]]. The shape of the taillights looks closer to some third-generation [[wp:third-generation Pontiac Firebird|Pontiac Firebird]] models. The Buffalo also features a ram air hood.
 
   
<gallery>
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
Buffalo-GTASA-front.jpg|Front quarter view
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The Buffalo returns in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', with the normal version having the same design as The Ballad of Gay Tony model. The Buffalo can be purchased in [[Grand Theft Auto Online|GTA Online]] on [[southernsanandreassuperautos.com]] for $35,000.
Buffalo-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view
 
</gallery>
 
=== HD Universe ===
 
In TBoGT, the [[Bravado]] Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the LX Platform [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)|Dodge Charger SRT-8]]. The front fascia and headlight covers bear a subtle similarity to the fifth generation [[wikipedia:Ford Mustang (fifth generation)|Ford Mustang GT]]. In GTA IV, the game's rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car. Rather, the vehicle is depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the [[Federal Investigation Bureau]], dubbed the [[FIB Buffalo]].
 
   
In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the Buffalo features a custom body kit that includes larger exhaust tips, chrome wheels, and ground effects, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model. Compared to the [[FIB Buffalo|FIB Buffalo's]] engine, the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-FrontQuarter.jpg
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| Top_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-RearQuarter.jpg
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| Front_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Front2.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Side.jpg
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| Rear_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Rear.jpg
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Enginebay.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Underside.jpg
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| Inside_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Interior.jpg
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Badges.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = Buffalo-GTAV-Open.jpg
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Buffalo_GTAVe_Interior.jpg
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}}
   
[[File:Buffalo-GTAV.jpg|thumb|187px|The buffalo seen in the Franklin Trailer, GTA V.]]
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
The Buffalo makes a return appearance in GTA V. The headlights and front fascia have been updated to more closely resemble the second generation [[wp:Dodge Charger (LX)|Dodge Charger LX]]. The sides and fenders are nearly unchanged, with the exception of the front fenders now featuring large air intakes. The rear has also been updated, still resembling the second generation Charger LX, but with design cues and taillights from the [[wp:Nissan 300ZX|Z32 Nissan 300ZX]].
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Buffalo-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Buffalo-GTASA-rear.jpg
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| GTAIV_EFLC_Front_imagename = Buffalo-TBoGT-front.png
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| GTAIV_EFLC_Rear_imagename = Buffalo-TBoGT-rear.png
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}}
   
 
== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
<span style="font-size:16px;">3D Universe</span>
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
 
 
In GTA San Andreas, the car is laid out in an FR layout, and sports a high-performance V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of high rear end power, which may lead to loss of traction. Despite being a sports car, the Buffalo handles very well off road, making it a spectacular cross-country vehicle.
 
In GTA San Andreas, the car is laid out in an FR layout, and sports a high-performance V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of high rear end power, which may lead to loss of traction. Despite being a sports car, the Buffalo handles very well off road, making it a spectacular cross-country vehicle.
   
[[File:Buffalo-Engine-HD.png|thumb|160px|Engine of the Buffalo.]]
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
<span style="font-size:16px;">HD Universe</span>The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its supercharged V8 engine, and is superior to its law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration and an excellent top speed of 201mph (323km/h), mostly due to it being lighter than the FIB Buffalo. While the car is still prone to fishtailing, the car's grip on the road is equally excellent. And, like the [[Infernus]], [[Banshee]], [[F620]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet GT|Bullet GT,]] the Buffalo burns excess fuel from its exhaust when shifting gears.
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The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its apparent supercharged 5.7 liter V8 engine which is more superior than its law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration and an excellent top speed, with its powerful engine coupled up to a 5-speed gearbox in a FR layout, because it is being lighter than the FIB Buffalo. While the car is still prone to fishtailing, the car's grip on the road is equally excellent. Durability is great and like the [[Infernus]], [[Banshee]], [[F620]], [[Sultan RS]] and [[Bullet]], the Buffalo backfires from its exhaust when shifting gears.
   
== Unique Variants ==
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==== GTA IV Overview ====
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time =
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|Top Speed Files=
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|Engine = 5.7L Supercharged V8
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|Drivetrain Files = RWD
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|Gears Files = 5
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|Mass (Files only) = 1700
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}}
   
Only found in the mission [[This Ain't Checkers]], Mori's red Buffalo, along with the other 3 cars available, is equipped with Nitrous to help the player win the [[Triathlon (TBOGT)|Triathlon]] set up by [[Mori]]. It is best to only use the nitrous on straightaways, as it provides an enormous amount of speed in a short amount of time, but makes it nearly impossible to take a corner or slow down. A pink canister icon is displayed on the hub next to the mini map during the race. It empties as you use the Nitrous and is refilled as the player drives.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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[[File:Buffalo-GTAV-RSCStats.png|thumb|200px|Performance statistics on [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].]]
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Returning to GTA V, the Buffalo retains its mostly-good performance, having an acceptable top-speed, and average acceleration. Thanks to its sturdy front structure, the Buffalo can cope with several head-on crashes before the wheels make an average negative-camber. The braking distance is among the best in the class, and still performs just as good in wet weather, thanks to its thick tires, and its firm brake disks. The engine powering the car is a what sounds to be a V10, yet modeled as twin-cam straight-4, being situated at the front, and having a RWD drivetrain, an average layout for sports-sedans.
   
At the start of the mission [[Bang Bang]], the player has the choice between [[Gay Tony|Tony's]] black [[Schafter]] or a unique blue Buffalo. This Buffalo is presumably [[Evan Moss]]' car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.
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The Buffalo's engine and RWD drivetrain works hard to propel it off the line, making for an impressive top speed and 0-60 time. As per mentioned, the engine sounds to be a low-revving V10 and the engine gives the car more get up and go, which makes the Buffalo a faster vehicle than one would assume. Its handling feels more sport-like, and combined with a firm suspension and good traction, the Buffalo can easily be thrown around curves and sharp turns at high speeds, and also makes the Buffalo a rather fun and exciting vehicle to drive. The Buffalo has good traction on and off road, and allows it to climb steep grades and enables it to go significantly off road, despite its RWD drivetrain and lower ride height. Braking feels strong and is excellent for a vehicle its size, enabling the Buffalo to come to a complete stop in a shorter amount of time compared to other vehicles in its class, and ABS is standard across the lineup. Crash deformation is also impressive, allowing the Buffalo to take multiple direct hits before the engine erupts in flames. Overall, the Buffalo is well rounded and balanced, making it an excellent choice for a getaway vehicle, especially during hot pursuit.
   
In the game file "carcols.dat" there is a car known, internally, as the "buffal2". It is a faster, more stable Buffalo that is found in Drug Wars as a drug transport. It is aesthetically identical to the Buffalo, but the "buffal2" has quicker acceleration, and the handling is much more firm.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 90 / 145 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined = Supercharged <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD <small>(Website)</small>
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|Gears defined = 5 <small>(Website)</small>
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|Mass defined = 1650 / 3638 <small>(Website)</small>
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 6.9 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 115 / 185
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front-engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V10 <small>(Sound)</small><br>{{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
   
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
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==Modifications==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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*The Buffalo can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
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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="2" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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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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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
The Buffalo can only be modified at [[TransFender]].
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*Note: The [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]] charges 20% more except for colors.
   
Colors:
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
*Car Color 1 ($150)
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{{Stub}}
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost (Story)
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!Cost ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Bumpers
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|Custom Front Splitter
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|$500
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|$1000
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|-
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|Custom Rear Bumper
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|$500
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|$1000
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|-
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| rowspan="1" |Exhaust
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|Titanium Tuner Exhaust
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|$375
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|$750
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|-
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| rowspan="1" |Skirts
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|Custom Skirts
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|$415
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|$830
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|-
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| rowspan="1" |Spoiler
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|Low Level Spoiler
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|$275
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|$550
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|}
   
Nitro:
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==Image Gallery==
*2x Nitrous ($200)
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<gallery position="center">
*10x Nitrous ($1000)
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Buffalo-GTA4-advertising.jpg|While absent in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]], a billboard advertises the stock model of the Buffalo. On closer inspection, the pictured Buffalo features grill-mounted lights from an [[FIB Buffalo]].
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MoriKibbutz's-RedBuffalo-TBOGT.jpg|[[Mori Kibbutz|Mori's]] Buffalo in TBoGT.
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Buffalo-GTAV-Front.png|Buffalo in GTA V. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-GTAV-Rear.png|rear quarter view]])</small>
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Buffalo-GTAV-GlitchedBumpers.png|Buffalo with no bumpers & side skirts by glitch or bug. <small>([[:File:Buffalo-bravado-glitched-bumperback-gtav.png|Rear quarter view]])</small>.
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Buffalo-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The Buffalo on [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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</gallery>
   
Wheels:
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== Unique Colours ==
*Import ($820)
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===<span style="color:red">Red</span>===
*Atomic ($770)
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[[Mori Kibbutz]] owns a unique red Buffalo that can be found in [[Kibbutz Number One]]. To obtain it, the player can take it to the parking space in [[Niko Bellic|Niko]]'s [[South Bohan safehouse]] and kill Mori, this will cause to fail the mission but the car can be saved. Another method without failing the mission is to reach the destination in the map, let Mori get off and then the player can take the vehicle to the South Bohan safehouse and proceed with the mission.
*Ahab ($1000)
 
*Virtual ($620)
 
*Access ($1140)
 
*Off Road Wheel ($1000)
 
*Mega ($1030)
 
*Grove ($1230)
 
*Twist ($1200)
 
*Wires ($1560)
 
   
Hydraulics ($1500)
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It is also found in the mission [[This Ain't Checkers]], Mori's red Buffalo, along with the other 3 cars available, is equipped with [[Nitro]] to help the player win the [[Triathlon (TBOGT)|Triathlon]] set up by [[Mori Kibbutz|Mori]].
   
*Note: The Transfender in [[Las Venturas]] charges 20% more except for colors.
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===<span style="color:blue">Blue</span>===
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At the start of the mission [[Bang Bang]], the player has the choice between [[Gay Tony|Tony's]] black [[Schafter]] or a unique blue Buffalo. This Buffalo is presumably [[Evan Moss]]'s car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.
   
== Gallery ==
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==Variants==
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" orientation="none" columns="3" spacing="small" position="center" captionalign="center" captionsize="small" bordercolor="#8e8e8e">
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===Civilian===
Buffalo-GTA4-advertising.jpg|While absent in GTA IV, a billboard advertises the standard model of the Buffalo. On closer inspection, the pictured Buffalo features grill-mounted lights from an [[FIB Buffalo]]. First Generation.
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There is a sportier, higher performance edition, known as the [[Buffalo S]] found in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
Buffalo_in_the_buff.jpg|A common Buffalo in TBOGT.
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Mori Kibbutz Red Buffalo.jpg|[[Mori]]'s Buffalo in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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<gallery position="center">
Franklin_Buffalo.png|The rear of the third generation Buffalo in as seen in GTA V's trailer "Franklin".
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BuffaloS-GTAV-front.png|The [[Buffalo S]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
==Trivia==
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===Emergency Service Variants===
* The Buffalo plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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There are two emergency service equivalents featured in both ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'':
**[[Radio X]] in GTA San Andreas.
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*[[FIB Buffalo]] - An unmarked variant operated by the [[FIB]]. Also known as "'''FIB'''" in GTA V.
**[[San Juan Sounds]] in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
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*[[Police Buffalo]] - A police equivalent used by the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD ]] in TBOGT, and the [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|LSPD]] in GTA V. Also known as the "'''Police Cruiser'''" in GTA V.
* In GTA IV, the Buffalo shown in billboards has a large Bravado logo within its grille, unlike the FIB Buffalo or the civilian Buffalo which have a small logo above the grille. Interestingly, the billboard Buffalo also retains the police lights found on the FIB variant.
 
* In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], if the player takes a Buffalo to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] too many times, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its color palette. The exceptions are the [[Dukes (car)|Dukes]], the [[Infernus]], the and the [[PMP 600]], which all suffer from the glitch.
 
* The Buffalo appears in [[Drug Wars]] where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paintjobs.
 
*In [[GTA San Andreas]], the Buffalo shares its engine sound with the [[Alpha]].
 
* The car's name may be a reference to the Ford Taurus. Both names are a reference to cattle (in the Buffalo's case, a type of [[wp:Bison|Bison]]).
 
* The Buffalo in TBoGT features the same wheels as the [[Rebla]].
 
* The Buffalo is featured in GTAV as a civilian vehicle as well as a [[Police Buffalo|police vehicle]], shown in a screenshot.
 
   
==Locations==
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<gallery position="center">
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FIB-GTAV-front.png|The FIB variant in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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PoliceBuffalo-TBOGT-front.png|The Police variant in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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PoliceCruiser2-GTAV-front.png|Police variant in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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</gallery>
   
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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== Notable Owners ==
*[[Catalina]] owns a Buffalo, located beside [[Catalina's Hideout|her hideout]] in [[Fern Ridge]], [[Red County]], even after she has left for [[Liberty City]] with [[Claude]].
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*[[Catalina]] has a Buffalo at her [[Catalina's Hideout|hideout]].
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*[[Dom Beasley]] owns an orange Buffalo as seen in the mission [[Targeted Risk]].
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*[[Eddie Pulaski]] owns a white Buffalo as seen only in the mission [[High Noon]].
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*[[Evan Moss]] owns a blue Buffalo.
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*[[Mori Kibbutz]] owns a red/pink Buffalo.
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==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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*[[Catalina]] owns a Buffalo, located beside [[Catalina's Hideout|her hideout]] in [[Fern Ridge]], [[Red County]], even after she has left for [[Liberty City (3D Universe)|Liberty City]] with [[Claude]].
 
*Will spawn at the [[Xoomer]] [[Gas Station]] in [[Easter Basin]] when wanted for export.
 
*Will spawn at the [[Xoomer]] [[Gas Station]] in [[Easter Basin]] when wanted for export.
*Available for export for $28000 at the [[Exports and Imports|Import/Export]] dock in Easter Basin, [[San Fierro]] every Friday after completing all 3 export lists.
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*Available for export for $28,000 at the [[Exports and Imports|Import/Export]] dock in Easter Basin, [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] every Friday after completing all 3 export lists.
*A white Buffalo with a license plate reading "PULASKI" is driven by [[Eddie Pulaski]] in the mission [[High Noon]]. If the player destroys it during the mission, it respawns when they get the "Mission Passed" notification, undamaged and available to be driven away.
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*A white Buffalo with a [[Vehicle Features/Custom Vehicle License Plates|license plate]] reading "PULASKI" is driven by [[Eddie Pulaski]] in the mission [[High Noon]]. If the player destroys it during the mission, it re-spawns when they get the "Mission Passed" notification, undamaged and available to be driven away.
*Sometimes spawns in [[Juniper Hill]], [[San Fierro]].
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*Occasionally spawns in a pink painted parking lot in [[Queens]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] (sometimes locked).
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*Sometimes spawns in [[Juniper Hill]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]].
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*Can be found with [[Special Vehicles|full immune]] in the mission [[Misappropriation]] and [[High Noon]].
   
'''The Ballad of Gay Tony'''
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===''The Ballad of Gay Tony''===
*If the player is hijacking a boat or helicopter during a [[Drug Wars|Drug War]], they will be required to bring it to the docks in [[Northwood]]. The Buffalo will be right in front of the player after the ending cutscene.
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*Very uncommon unless the player drives one.
*Commonly spawns in north [[Algonquin]].
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*If the player is hijacking a boat or [[Maverick|helicopter]] during a [[Drug Wars|Drug War]], they will be required to bring it to the docks in [[Northwood]]. The Buffalo will be right in front of the player after the ending cut-scene, and it can be taken freely.
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*Commonly spawns in north [[Algonquin]] in multiplayer.
 
*[[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] will deliver one to the player if called.
 
*[[Henrique Bardas|Henrique]] will deliver one to the player if called.
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*Uniquely colored examples can be found during Drug Wars as a target vehicle for convoy missions.
   
== See also ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
*[[Ruiner]], a similar car that fills the 1980's sports car slot of the GTA San Andreas Buffalo.
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*The Buffalo can be found mostly across [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
*[[FIB Buffalo]], the law enforcement model of the Buffalo.
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*It can also be found on the highways around Los Santos and [[Blaine County]].
*[[Police Buffalo]] a law enforcement vehicle found exclusively in TBoGT's multiplayer.
 
   
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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*Can be bought on [[Southern San Andreas Super Autos]] for $35,000.
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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*The default radio stations for the Buffalo are:
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Radio X]].
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**'''''The Ballad of Gay Tony''''': [[San Juan Sounds]].
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**'''''GTA V''''': [[Radio Los Santos]], [[The Lab]] (PC only) or [[West Coast Classics]].
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*The way that the Buffalo in the 3D Universe is a 2-door and the variant in the HD Universe is a 4-door is similar to how the Dodge Charger, the basis of the HD Universe variant, went from its early production as a 2-door to a 4-door from [[2006]] until its present day counterpart.
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* The original San Andreas car's name may be a reference to the Ford Taurus. Both names are a reference to forms of cattle (in the Buffalo's case, a type of [[wp:Bison|bison]]).
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** Another possible name association is that the primary method of defense of a buffalo (bison) is to charge at a threat with its horns. As the later versions of the vehicle were modeled after the Dodge Charger, this may be the reason the name was used in the HD games.
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* For any player who views their [[Online]] garage and owns a Buffalo or [[Buffalo S]], will be displayed as the car itself. Player's upgrades remain unless changed.
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*The Buffalo shares its engine sound with the [[Alpha]] and the [[Infernus]].
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*Sometimes, the Buffalo at Catalina's hideout will have rain particles coming off of the rear trunk that are only visible by looking at it through the camera. This is more likely to occur during foggy weather or in the late day and sunrise.
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*The Buffalo shown in billboards has a large [[Bravado]] logo within its grille, unlike the [[FIB Buffalo]] or the civilian Buffalo which have a small logo above the grille. Interestingly, the billboard Buffalo also retains the police lights found on the FIB variant.
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*The Buffalo is equipped with a [[GPS]] system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
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*In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]], if the player takes a Buffalo to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] too many times, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its color palette. The exceptions are the [[Dukes (car)|Dukes]], the [[Infernus]] and the [[PMP 600]], which all suffer from the glitch.
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*Though the paintjob of Mori's Buffalo is regarded as unique in-game, Buffalo's with the same color can be found, driven by [[pedestrians]].
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*The Buffalo appears in [[Drug Wars]] where it is used to escort [[drugs]]. These sometimes have unique paintjobs.
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*The Buffalo features the same wheels as the [[Rebla]].
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*In [[Los Santos Customs]], there is a glitch that lets the player remove the bumpers and skirts from the regular Buffalo.
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==See Also==
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*[[Buffalo S]] - Sportier version.
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*[[Ruiner]], a similar car in GTA IV that fills the 1980s sports car slot of the [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'s Buffalo.
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*[[FIB Buffalo]], a law enforcement variant of the Buffalo found in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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*[[Police Buffalo]], a law enforcement variant of the Buffalo found in [[TBoGT|TBoGT's]] multiplayer and occasionally in [[GTA V]].
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"The Bravado marketing department know just what we need - another resurrected 1960s muscle car for the over-muscled EDM generation. It's a vehicle with aggressive lines for aggressive drivers."
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Buffalo is a vehicle that appeared as a muscle car in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and a sports sedan in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Bravado in the HD Universe.

DesignEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Buffalo in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas appears to be based on the third-generation Chevrolet Camaro, but there are influences from other vehicles. The headlights are circular, similar to a Opel Manta B2 and the third generation Honda Integra. A C-pillar has also been added, bearing a resemblance to a Dodge Daytona. The shape of the taillights looks closer to some third-generation Pontiac Firebird models. The Buffalo also features a ram air hood.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

The Bravado Buffalo is a sports sedan based on the 2006-2010 Sixth generation Dodge Charger as well as the Ford Mustang GT for the greenhouse area, front fascia and headlights. In both GTA IV and The Lost and Damned, the rendition of the Buffalo had not been made available as a consumer/civilian model, despite numerous billboards advertising the car. Rather, the vehicle is depicted as a law enforcement vehicle for the Federal Investigation Bureau, dubbed the FIB Buffalo.

The Buffalo features a custom body kit that includes larger exhaust tips, chrome wheels, and ground effects, suggesting that it is based on the Charger's SRT-8 model. Compared to the FIB Buffalo's naturally-aspirated V8 engine, the civilian Buffalo has a supercharged, high-displacement V8 engine.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

The Buffalo returns in Grand Theft Auto V, with the normal version having the same design as The Ballad of Gay Tony model. The Buffalo can be purchased in GTA Online on southernsanandreassuperautos.com for $35,000.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

In GTA San Andreas, the car is laid out in an FR layout, and sports a high-performance V8 engine that delivers great acceleration and speed, but comes at the cost of high rear end power, which may lead to loss of traction. Despite being a sports car, the Buffalo handles very well off road, making it a spectacular cross-country vehicle.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

The Buffalo's performance in TBoGT is very good for a four-door sedan, courtesy of its apparent supercharged 5.7 liter V8 engine which is more superior than its law enforcement variants. As expected, the car is capable of good acceleration and an excellent top speed, with its powerful engine coupled up to a 5-speed gearbox in a FR layout, because it is being lighter than the FIB Buffalo. While the car is still prone to fishtailing, the car's grip on the road is equally excellent. Durability is great and like the Infernus, Banshee, F620, Sultan RS and Bullet, the Buffalo backfires from its exhaust when shifting gears.

GTA IV Overview Edit

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
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5.7L Supercharged V8

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
RWD
Drivetrain (Tested)
n/a

Gears (Handling.dat)
5
Gears (Tested)
n/a

1700


Grand Theft Auto VEdit

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Performance statistics on Rockstar Games Social Club.

Returning to GTA V, the Buffalo retains its mostly-good performance, having an acceptable top-speed, and average acceleration. Thanks to its sturdy front structure, the Buffalo can cope with several head-on crashes before the wheels make an average negative-camber. The braking distance is among the best in the class, and still performs just as good in wet weather, thanks to its thick tires, and its firm brake disks. The engine powering the car is a what sounds to be a V10, yet modeled as twin-cam straight-4, being situated at the front, and having a RWD drivetrain, an average layout for sports-sedans.

The Buffalo's engine and RWD drivetrain works hard to propel it off the line, making for an impressive top speed and 0-60 time. As per mentioned, the engine sounds to be a low-revving V10 and the engine gives the car more get up and go, which makes the Buffalo a faster vehicle than one would assume. Its handling feels more sport-like, and combined with a firm suspension and good traction, the Buffalo can easily be thrown around curves and sharp turns at high speeds, and also makes the Buffalo a rather fun and exciting vehicle to drive. The Buffalo has good traction on and off road, and allows it to climb steep grades and enables it to go significantly off road, despite its RWD drivetrain and lower ride height. Braking feels strong and is excellent for a vehicle its size, enabling the Buffalo to come to a complete stop in a shorter amount of time compared to other vehicles in its class, and ABS is standard across the lineup. Crash deformation is also impressive, allowing the Buffalo to take multiple direct hits before the engine erupts in flames. Overall, the Buffalo is well rounded and balanced, making it an excellent choice for a getaway vehicle, especially during hot pursuit.

GTA V Overview Edit

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Number + Type
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Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 90 / 145 (Handling.dat)

Supercharged (Badging)

RWD (Website)

5 (Website)

1650 / 3638 (Website)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

6.9 Seconds 115 / 185

FR V10 (Sound)
DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)

RWD

5

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ModificationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

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Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Bumpers Custom Front Splitter $500 $1000
Custom Rear Bumper $500 $1000
Exhaust Titanium Tuner Exhaust $375 $750
Skirts Custom Skirts $415 $830
Spoiler Low Level Spoiler $275 $550

Image GalleryEdit

Unique Colours Edit

RedEdit

Mori Kibbutz owns a unique red Buffalo that can be found in Kibbutz Number One. To obtain it, the player can take it to the parking space in Niko's South Bohan safehouse and kill Mori, this will cause to fail the mission but the car can be saved. Another method without failing the mission is to reach the destination in the map, let Mori get off and then the player can take the vehicle to the South Bohan safehouse and proceed with the mission.

It is also found in the mission This Ain't Checkers, Mori's red Buffalo, along with the other 3 cars available, is equipped with Nitro to help the player win the Triathlon set up by Mori.

BlueEdit

At the start of the mission Bang Bang, the player has the choice between Tony's black Schafter or a unique blue Buffalo. This Buffalo is presumably Evan Moss's car as he is the only person in the apartment other than Tony and this is the only time the Buffalo is seen.

VariantsEdit

CivilianEdit

There is a sportier, higher performance edition, known as the Buffalo S found in Grand Theft Auto V.

Emergency Service VariantsEdit

There are two emergency service equivalents featured in both Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V:

  • FIB Buffalo - An unmarked variant operated by the FIB. Also known as "FIB" in GTA V.
  • Police Buffalo - A police equivalent used by the LCPD in TBOGT, and the LSPD in GTA V. Also known as the "Police Cruiser" in GTA V.

Notable Owners Edit

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • Very uncommon unless the player drives one.
  • If the player is hijacking a boat or helicopter during a Drug War, they will be required to bring it to the docks in Northwood. The Buffalo will be right in front of the player after the ending cut-scene, and it can be taken freely.
  • Commonly spawns in north Algonquin in multiplayer.
  • Henrique will deliver one to the player if called.
  • Uniquely colored examples can be found during Drug Wars as a target vehicle for convoy missions.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • The Buffalo can be found mostly across Los Santos.
  • It can also be found on the highways around Los Santos and Blaine County.

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The default radio stations for the Buffalo are:
  • The way that the Buffalo in the 3D Universe is a 2-door and the variant in the HD Universe is a 4-door is similar to how the Dodge Charger, the basis of the HD Universe variant, went from its early production as a 2-door to a 4-door from 2006 until its present day counterpart.
  • The original San Andreas car's name may be a reference to the Ford Taurus. Both names are a reference to forms of cattle (in the Buffalo's case, a type of bison).
    • Another possible name association is that the primary method of defense of a buffalo (bison) is to charge at a threat with its horns. As the later versions of the vehicle were modeled after the Dodge Charger, this may be the reason the name was used in the HD games.
  • For any player who views their Online garage and owns a Buffalo or Buffalo S, will be displayed as the car itself. Player's upgrades remain unless changed.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • The Buffalo shares its engine sound with the Alpha and the Infernus.
  • Sometimes, the Buffalo at Catalina's hideout will have rain particles coming off of the rear trunk that are only visible by looking at it through the camera. This is more likely to occur during foggy weather or in the late day and sunrise.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • The Buffalo shown in billboards has a large Bravado logo within its grille, unlike the FIB Buffalo or the civilian Buffalo which have a small logo above the grille. Interestingly, the billboard Buffalo also retains the police lights found on the FIB variant.

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

  • The Buffalo is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, if the player takes a Buffalo to a Pay 'n' Spray too many times, it will turn a unique, dark green color. This color will then be permanent, and no amount of subsequent resprays will change it. This is most likely a glitch, as almost every other car in the game will continually cycle through its color palette. The exceptions are the Dukes, the Infernus and the PMP 600, which all suffer from the glitch.
  • Though the paintjob of Mori's Buffalo is regarded as unique in-game, Buffalo's with the same color can be found, driven by pedestrians.
  • The Buffalo appears in Drug Wars where it is used to escort drugs. These sometimes have unique paintjobs.
  • The Buffalo features the same wheels as the Rebla.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • In Los Santos Customs, there is a glitch that lets the player remove the bumpers and skirts from the regular Buffalo.

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