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The Doherty Garage is a derelict Xoomer gas station/garage in San Fierro, San Andreas that Carl Johnson wins in a street race after beating Claude and Catalina. It is a save point located in the industrial neighborhood of Doherty, across the street from Cranberry Station. A garage is operational so that the player can store up to four cars inside the garage. The garage can also be used even if the save point cannot yet be accessed.

Background

The garage was previously owned by Xoomer, until it was closed c.1987. Following closure, the petrol pumps were removed and garage stood derelict until it came into the ownership of Claude. After winning a street race against Claude and Catalina, Carl was awarded the deed to the garage in 1992.

Events of GTA San Andreas

After The Truth is found by the police and he and Carl flee to San Fierro. When they reach the garage, Carl realizes it is abandoned and in desperate need of repair. Before Carl sinks into his despair, Kendl convinces him to turn the situation around and make something of the place. With the help of The Truth, Carl employs Dwaine, Jethro, and Zero to work in the garage. With the additional help of Cesar Vialpando, Carl and the rest of the crew are able to turn the garage into a successful chop-shop. The group, along with Wu Zi Mu and the San Fierro Triads, also use the garage as a base of operation to hunt down the Loco Syndicate. Later on, Carl and Cesar work on delivering rare vehicles on the customers wish list to the Wang Cars showroom they have purchased earlier.

Description

The interior of the garage is seen during mission cutscenes, but is only accessible using modifications. It is big, and is mainly composed of a garage with a small office. On the outside, a faded Xoomer sign can be seen on the front of the garage.

Personnel

Mission String

Carl Johnson's Missions

Kendl Johnson's Missions

Wu Zi Mu's Missions

Jizzy B.'s Missions

Frank Tenpenny's Missions

Cesar Vialpando's Missions

Items

Features

Garages: 1 (4 cars)

Glitch

Trivia

  • Although Carl acquires the garage after "Farewell, My Love...", the garage is available from the game start.
  • The garage can hold a maximum of 4 vehicles; although more can be placed inside (i.e. 2 cars, 2 motorcycles, or 6 motorcycles) exceeding 4 vehicles may result in one or all of the vehicles parked inside disappearing after a period of time. The garage is larger than most available up to this point in the game, capable of holding 2 Monster trucks. Although there is a second garage immediately adjacent, it is not accessible.
  • Due to the garage's proximity to a busy pedestrian sidewalk, care must be taken when opening it that computer-controlled pedestrians don't wander into the garage as they have been known to attempt to drive away in vehicles parked inside (this is a particular concern if the player chooses to back vehicles into the garage or wants to avoid damaging vehicles).
  • A calendar inside the garage is open on the month of January, which shows that Thursday is the first day of the year. The last year prior to 1992 (the year of the events of GTA San Andreas) to begin on a Thursday was 1987, suggesting the garage has been derelict for at least five years.

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