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The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories renditions resemble a 1979-1993 Dodge Ram Van, similar to the GTA III Rumpo (the Rumpo remained available in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, but took on a new design. The Burrito, unlike the Rumpo, is rear-wheel drive instead of front-wheel). The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas Burritos are available with or without a spoiler and roof-mounted lights; these features are standard on all Burritos in GTA Vice City Stories. The Burrito in GTA Vice City Stories features two-tone body colors, unlike the other renditions.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The Burrito is reintroduced in Grand Theft Auto IV in a redesigned form, bearing a Declasse brand. It is designed in the likeness of the 1996-2002 Chevrolet Express with a much taller, wider profile and smaller wheels. The van mostly resembles is base for the most part, but the rear and sides have been taken from the third-generation Chevrolet Van (the creases on the sides have been wrongly interpreted as seams) and taillights bear resemblance to those found on the Dodge Ram Van, giving the overall vehicle an anachronistic appearance. The standard Burrito no longer features the sporty accessories; in GTA IV, these are seen only on the Gang Burrito. Companies which use the Burrito include T. Watt and Sons Electricians, Spin on This Laundromat, LibEl and Pharte Gas.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
The Burrito in GTA Chinatown Wars appears to be based to an extent on the same Burrito in GTA IV, with a utilitarian appearance and a similarly poor performance. However, the van lacks a roof rack, and its color scheme appear more diverse, with some featuring company liveries encompassing the entire body of the vehicle, including FlyUS, Sprunk, Eris, Burger Shot, and Ranch.
Grand Theft Auto V
In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Burrito returns, this time in two different designs: The first one is the same model as the one in GTA IV and it's featured with new liveries and thanks to revised graphics, chrome finishes have been highlighted. The second one is a redesigned "second generation" Burrito. Much like the real-life Chevrolet Express, the second generation Burrito retains the previous generation's profile. The sides retain the first generation's 1996 Chevrolet Van - inspired creases, while black plastic cladding has been applied to the front and rear to make the van appear more in line with GM's current van offerings, more specifically, the GMC Savana, itself a badge-engineered version of the Express.
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The Burrito is widely considered to be the best van in the 3D Universe. Its powerful engine (A diesel inline six in every version except in Vice City Stories, which it seems to be a four-cylinder diesel, similar to Rumpo and in Vice City, which it seems to be a gas V8 [ ]) grants it moderately good speed and acceleration, its sporty suspension leads to stable handling, steering and braking, and its bulky body gives it good endurance. It can carry four people, making it useful when bringing allies to a fight, although it's large frame can make it any easy target for gunfire. It is also fun to drive, with independent rear suspension that makes drifting and power-sliding easy (although it is easy to spin out and crash) and often causes the rear inside wheel to lift off the ground for some stylish showboating. All versions are RWD.
The van has lower ground clearance in San Andreas and Vice City Stories than in Vice City.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The GTA IV Burrito has degraded performance; it is not as fast as previous renditions, and, although its extra mass allows it to withstand more damage, this gives it poor acceleration. Nonetheless, the Burrito is the fastest vehicle in the "Van" class.
GTA IV Overview
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Grand Theft Auto V
The first-gen Burrito in Grand Theft Auto V retains many of its qualities from GTA IV, with slight improvements to handling and speed. As an effect of GTA V's new driving physics system, steering has more than compensated for the vehicle's girth, and a marginally improved top speed has allowed the two generations of Burrito to remain the fastest vans in the game. The second-gen Burrito performs the same as its predecessor, but has slightly slower acceleration.
Durability of both generations remains excellent, as they can endure light collisions with ease.
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The Burrito is unique in that several variants were made over the course of the game:
The Burrito is adopted as a gang vehicle in both Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and The Lost and Damned. Known as the Gang Burrito, the variant features additional modifications, including unique accessories and custom paint-jobs. The TLAD Gang Burrito also reintroduces certain sporty accessories omitted during the development of the Burrito in GTA IV. A gang-less version of it is also featured in Grand Theft Auto Online.
A Burrito with a unique yellow paint-job can be acquired in GTA San Andreas. To obtain it, start the mission "Mike Toreno" and get to the point where T-Bone and Mike start shooting at the van. Their bullets will not damage the van, allowing the player time to acquire a Tow Truck/Tractor. Once the player obtains one, they can kill T-Bone or Mike, failing the mission, and leaving the vehicle free to be towed to the nearest garage.
This vehicle is scripted to have this yellow color, as even when the "all cars are black" cheat is active, this vehicle will maintain its color (tested on PC version).
A special model of the Burrito in GTA IV, dubbed Laundromat, is used by the Laundromat owner, who attempts to escape from Niko in Vlad's mission, "Hung Out to Dry" and "Meltdown". In the first one, if the player goes around the back of the Laundromat during the mission, it can be stolen and saved at a safehouse. It is merely a Burrito without the standard roof rack, and with "Monthly Cycle Laundromat" markings.
A few Laundromats will appear in the The Lost and Damned mission End of Chapter, where Johnny Klebitz and his associates are facing a renegade faction of The Lost Motorcycle Club lead by Brian Jeremy. It can be stored and saved after the mission.
Drug Dealer's Burritos
The Burrito in GTA Chinatown Wars may also appear in the form of gang-owned drug vans, known simply as "Burritos," which appear on the streets of respectable gang territories (except the Triads) upon completion of "Carpe Dime." Four types of the vans may also appear during "Excess Delivery" submissions.
These Burritos are closely associated with the Drug Dealing side quest in the game, being used as transport to smuggle drugs hidden in cubby-holes on the door; after "Carpe Dime," players may steal one from the streets, drive to a secluded safehouse, and check for drugs, before they are finally allowed to store the van in a garage. The vans are actually similar in performance to a conventional Burrito, but they can do burnouts and appear with unique gang colors and accessories, similar to those seen on their other gang cars; the Midtown Gang's Burrito is the only Burrito which is smaller than other forms of Burritos. There is also a pink-and-white Algonquin Triads variant of the Burrito, but the van is unavailable normally, and must be spawned using a garage editor. The Triads Burrito features unique lower cladding, under-body lighting, and a high roof.
Of interesting note is the Angels of Death's Burrito: if the player manages to hijack one, it will be called "Angel", rather than "Burrito". This is most likely a programming error. It was previously thought to be a glitch, but the Angels of Death vans are called Angel in all versions and copies of the game, and there have never been any reports of hijacking one with the name "Burrito". It implies that these are their real names, even despite there's a different vehicle with the same name.
There is a bulletproof, explosion-proof, fireproof, and damage-proof Spanish Lords Burrito located at the Spanish Lords' warehouse which Huang raids during the mission Kenny Strikes Back. Note that this Burrito only spawns when the player finishes Kenny Strikes Back. In order to get it, the player must park a bike very next to the gate and jump diagonally so the player can jump into the warehouse without playing the side-mission. Inside the warehouse, the Spanish Lords will not shoot you even if you attack. Unlike when the mission is normally played, the van is started by a screwdriver instead of disabling an immobilizer. However, if you do the mission while the Burrito is being used, the Burrito lose all its armor. If put it in the garage, it will lose the damage-proof, fireproof, and explosion-proof effects, only the bulletproof effect is retained. The only way to destroy it is to drive into the water or turn it upside-down, or store it in a garage (to make it lose some armor) and destroy it by damaging, burning, or exploding it.
Brown and Yellow
A snow covered Burrito will appear in the mission Bury the Hatchet, in GTA V. Just like any vehicle in North Yankton, it features snow chains on its tires and snow on its upper surfaces (including the windshield). This variant can be obtained, but cannot be removed from the intimidate vicinity.
A Bugstars variant, called Bugstars Van, appears in GTA V and features a baby-blue paintjob with the Bugstars logo on its sides. It can be found at their depot on Elysian Island. The van is also used during the mission, "The Jewel Store Job."
A law enforcement variant of the Burrito in Grand Theft Auto V. It is used to transport police units and as a road block by the LSPD. The van features various upgrades and is armored. It also features a higher ride height.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Seen driving around in Viceport.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Often found in industrial areas, such as Easter Basin, and Ocean Docks.
- Sometimes found near Los Santos International Airport.
- Parked before a Kakagawa depot loading bay in LVA Freight Depot.
- The Special Yellow Burrito can be obtained in Mike Toreno.
- As with the Rumpo it can sometimes be spawned in Hunter Quarry.
- Often seen driving on the roads around Fort Carson and El Quebrados.
- Can always be found parked at the Fallen Tree.
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
- Parked next to a row of buildings across InterGlobal Films. Near it is an alley which has a Flamethrower pickup in it.
- Sometimes it is seen in the Ocean Beach area.
Grand Theft Auto IV
- Found parked near the Multistory carpark in Westdyke, Alderney.
- Parked in an alley between Franklin St and Plumbers Skyway, Leftwood, Alderney. Where the "safehouse" for Gracie was.
- Parked by the side of the Leftwood Community Hall in Leftwood, Alderney.
Grand Theft Auto V
- First Generation
- The first generation (IV) Burrito is often found in industrial areas, but can also be found around the area near Lester's house and rarely in Sandy Shores.
- The first rendition of the van can also be found at the construction site near Hawick.
- The Atomic livery Burrito can spawn in Cypress Flats.
- The Los Santos Department of Water and Power livery Burrito can spawn at the power station, near El Burro Heights and Cypress Flats.
- A unique first generation Burrito spawns during the car chase in "Father/Son." It spawns in white regardless of the livery, so for example one can get a Pharte Gas Burrito with a white background instead of the usual red. It can be obtained by jacking it when it appears on the highway, failing the mission, and then not retrying the mission.
- Second Generation
- The second generation Burrito can commonly be found parked in dirt roads/parking lots while traveling on the Great Ocean Highway.
- Can spawn parked on Route 68 near Bolingbroke Penitentiary.
- Can spawn parked at the gas station near Sandy Shores Airfield.
- Can spawn parked on Baytree Canyon Road on the edge of the Grand Senora Desert.
- Two black Burritos spawns at the far right at Chumash Plaza in Chumash, Los Santos County.
- A white Burrito can be found parked next to the satellites in Grand Senora Desert with FIB agents and scientists between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Often two spawn (enhanced version only).
- Bugstars Van
- The Bugstars version is used in the mission, "Bugstars Equipment," where Michael needs to steal one.
- More Bugstars Burritos can be seen in the Bugstars depot in Elysian Island.
- A Burrito with a unique unobtainable Remote Sniper appears in the mission Caida Libre. This vehicle can not be kept and has to be destroyed in the mission.
Grand Theft Auto Online
- Extremely rare. It spawns more frequently in the enhanced version however.
- Occasionally spawns in Cypress Flats.
- Sometimes spawns in Pacific Bluffs.
- Spawns on the streets in La Mesa near to the diner.
- Now made unstorable by Rockstar, due to it not being able to be insured.
- "Burrito" literally means "small donkey" in Spanish and Portuguese, referring to its type of utility vehicle, compared to the Pony.
- It might also be named after the food item of the same name.
- In the international Traditional Chinese release, the Burrito is called the 屌客 or Dick-Master.
- The Burrito plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
- A vehicle resembling the Burrito can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt and Manhunt 2. The Bloodhounds from said game also uses a military-like van based on the same vehicle.
- With the roof lights and spoiler installed, the Burrito bears a strong resemblance to the van used in the 1980s TV show The A-Team.
- Beta Burritos appear as wrecks in GTA IV with a different grille and headlight design. They are found outside Colony Island's old hospital and in Bohan at the car scrapyard, however it's not drivable. These beta Burrito wrecks also appear in multiple Scrap Yards in Grand Theft Auto:V.
- The Bugstars Van is represented in a key-chain version of the van, to be offered in a collectibles giveaway in the 4th of October. It will possibly be available in the Warehouse (Rockstar's online store) sometime later.
- Neither generations of Burrito can be modified at Los Santos Customs.