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''You may be looking for [[Cabby]], a minivan taxi in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
 
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Cabbie
 
| name = Cabbie
| front_image = Cabbie-GTASA-front.jpg
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| front_image = Cabbie-GTACW.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Cabbie in [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas|GTA SA]] <small>([[:Image:Cabbie-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view)]]</small>
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| caption = A '''Cabbie''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
 
| vehicle_type = Public taxi
 
| vehicle_type = Public taxi
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]<br>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''
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| related = [[Kaufman Cab]]<br>[[Borgnine]]<br>[[Zebra Cab]]
 
}}
 
}}
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{{Disambiglink|For the Minivan-based vehicle with a similar name, see [[Cabby]].}}
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The '''Cabbie''' is a four-door taxicab featured in both [[3D Universe]] and [[HD Universe]].
   
The '''Cabbie''' is a [[Wikipedia:Checker Taxi|Checker Marathon]]-based four-door taxicab that has appeared in the following games:
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==Design==
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===3D Universe===
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
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The Cabbie is based on a [[wp:Checker Taxi|Checker Taxi]]; it is presumably based on the '70s and '80s models, considering the games' timelines, however its single headlights are reminiscent of the 1956 Marathon. The Cabbie is usually represented as the older taxicab available in the city, with the [[Taxi]] as the newer counterpart.
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
 
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]
 
   
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The Cabbie retained its design over the 3D Universe games, with some minor alterations on it:
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*The ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' renditions have a characteristic shape on its headlights, similar to the Checker Taxi, as well as a detailed grille, a large exhaust on the rear and sports a checker pattern running in a line from the front to the rear of the car. In ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'', the Cabbie sports new rims.
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*The ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'', the front of the car is slightly more rounded; the wheels are closer together, and set noticeably deeper inside the wheel wells. Its stripe also consists of forward arrows, rather than the checker pattern seen in ''Grand Theft Auto III''. The Cabbie also sports a different grille design, a mesh grille as opposed to a horizontal one and a small exhaust on the rear, this time without altering the rear bumper. In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories'', the Cabbie sports new rims.
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*In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'', the Cabbie's body is smoother, and lacks any side patterns. The details are the same as its VC counterpart, aside from the tailights details and the interior.
   
==Overview==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
=== Design ===
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', the Cabbie returns, this time as the main taxicab, since no other taxi types are present. The vehicle seems to retain the same features as the ''Grand Theft Auto III'' version, including the checkered stripes.
The Cabbie is based on a 1956-82 [[Wikipedia:Checker Taxi|Checker Marathon]] taxi; it is presumably based on the '70s and '80s models, considering the games' timelines, however its single headlights are reminiscent of the 1956 Marathon.
 
   
=== Performance ===
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Players can enter Cabbies and take [[Taxi Rides]] to destinations.
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTAIII_Front_imagename = Cabbie-GTA3-front.jpg
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| GTAIII_Rear_imagename = Cabbie-GTA3-rear.jpg
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Cabbie-GTAVC-front.jpg
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename = Cabbie-GTAVC-rear.jpg
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Cabbie-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Cabbie-GTASA-rear.jpg
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| GTALCS_Front_imagename = Cabbie-GTALCS-front.jpg
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| GTALCS_Rear_imagename = Cabbie-GTALCS-rear.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Front_imagename = Cabbie-GTAVCS-front.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Rear_imagename = Cabbie-GTAVCS-rear.jpg
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}}
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==Performance==
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===3D Universe===
 
The Cabbie is generally slower and heavier than its more modern counterpart, the [[Taxi]]. Its handling is also inferior; the vehicle is somewhat unstable under heavy cornering, and its wobbly suspension can make it prone to rolling over, especially when driving at high speeds. These factors make the Cabbie a poor choice for the taxi side-mission, where speed is critical.
 
The Cabbie is generally slower and heavier than its more modern counterpart, the [[Taxi]]. Its handling is also inferior; the vehicle is somewhat unstable under heavy cornering, and its wobbly suspension can make it prone to rolling over, especially when driving at high speeds. These factors make the Cabbie a poor choice for the taxi side-mission, where speed is critical.
   
 
Some players, however, favor its rear-wheel drive, which is more capable of powersliding in corners. Also if the player knows how to control the Cabbie, its large V8 engine can be potent in a fast getaway. The Cabbie is also more capable of off-roading than the modern Taxi. Lastly, the Cabbie is more durable and should last longer.
 
Some players, however, favor its rear-wheel drive, which is more capable of powersliding in corners. Also if the player knows how to control the Cabbie, its large V8 engine can be potent in a fast getaway. The Cabbie is also more capable of off-roading than the modern Taxi. Lastly, the Cabbie is more durable and should last longer.
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Cabbie returns as the sole taxi. Its performance has been improved. Acceleration is acceptable and so is handling. These factors make the Cabbie a good car for evading police (i.e ramming police cars).
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In ''GTA: San Andreas'', the Cabbie is the most recommended vehicle for Taxi Driver side missions. It has a good acceleration, very comfortable (and good) handling, and it is fast enough to complete the mission. Unlike the Taxi, chances of crashing are much lesser in the right hands.
   
==Different Incarnations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
There are minor cosmetic differences between Cabbies in each game:
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', the Cabbie's performance has been improved. Acceleration is acceptable and so is handling. These factors make the Cabbie a good car for evading police (i.e. ramming police cars). Completing [[Taxi Driver]] side mission with gold medal makes all Cabbies bulletproof and become very tough, which may be useful in certain [[Missions in GTA Chinatown Wars|missions]].
*In [[Grand Theft Auto III]], the Cabbie sports a checker pattern running in a line from the front to the rear of the car.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], the front of the car is slightly more rounded; the wheels are closer together, and set noticeably deeper inside the wheel wells. Its stripe also consists of forward arrows, rather than the checker pattern seen in GTA III. The Cabbie also sports a different grille design, a mesh grille as opposed to a horizontal one. The Cabbie is used by [[Vice City Cabs]], but it is not commonly seen driving around the city as the great majority of that company's vehicles are the [[Taxi#GTA_III_.E2.80.94_GTA_Vice_City_Stories|modern versions]] instead, although a Cabbie may spawn in the parking lot of the [[Moist Palms Hotel]]. However the [[Kaufman Cab]], used by a [[Kaufman Cabs|rival taxi firm]], is very similar to the Cabbie albeit a different livery and some modifications, and is the most common taxi in Vice City.<p>GTA Vice City is the first GTA game to feature an operational taxi service, which can take formerly [[Wasted]] or [[Busted]] players to their last mission trigger.</p>
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], the Cabbie's body is smoother, and lacks checker patterns.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], the Cabbie retains the design featured in GTA III.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], the Cabbie retains the design featured in GTA Vice City.
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Cabbie does not appear, but has been replaced by a similarly-named cab, the minivan-style [[Cabby]].
 
*In [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]], the Cabbie returns, and no other taxi types are present.
 
   
Players can enter Cabbies in GTA Chinatown Wars and [[Taxi Rides|take taxi rides]] to destinations.
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==Taxi side mission==
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{{main|Taxi Driver}}
   
{| align="center"
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==Modifications (GTA: SA)==
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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*The [[Cabbie]] can only be modified in a [[TransFender]] mod-garage.
Cabbie-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III<br>(<small>[[:Image:Cabbie-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Cabbie-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City<br>(<small>[[:Image:Cabbie-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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{| class="wikitable"
Cabbie-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas<br>(<small>[[:Image:Cabbie-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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!Type
Cabbie-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories<br>(<small>[[:Image:Cabbie-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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!Upgrade
Cabbie-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories<br>(<small>[[:Image:Cabbie-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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!Cost
Cabbie-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars (DS)
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|-
Taxi-GTACW.png|GTA Chinatown Wars (PSP/iOS, screenshot on iPad)
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|Color
</gallery>
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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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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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
 
|}
 
|}
   
==Taxi side mission ==
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==Image Gallery ==
{{main|Taxi Driver}}
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<gallery position="center">
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Cabbie-GTACW-iosversion.jpg|''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'' (iOS)
==[[TransFender]] modifications (GTA San Andreas)==
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Taxi-GTACW.png|''GTA Chinatown Wars'' (PSP/iOS, screenshot on iPad)
*Color
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</gallery>
*Wheels (ten types)
 
*Nitro (All)
 
*Bass Boost
 
*Hydraulics
 
   
 
==Variants==
 
==Variants==
*[[Borgnine]]
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===Borgnine===
*[[Kaufman Cab]]
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{{Main|Borgnine}}
*[[Zebra Cab]]
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The '''Borgnine''' is a special version of the Cabbie, having a red paintjob, modified bumpers with bloody spikes and an improved performance. It appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''.
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<gallery position="center">
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Borgnine-GTA3-front.jpg|The '''Borgnine'''. <small>([[:File:Borgnine-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>
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</gallery>
   
==Trivia==
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===Kaufman Cab===
[[Image:Cabbie-GTACW-papercraft.jpg|275px|thumb|right|A rendering of the papercraft Cabbie from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].]]
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{{Main|Kaufman Cab}}
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The '''Kaufman Cab''' is essentially a Cabbie with the [[Kaufman Cabs]] company logo on its sides, as well as having a different ingame name. It appears in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''.
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<gallery position="center">
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KaufmanCab-GTAVC-front.jpg|The '''Kaufman Cab'''. <small>([[:File:KaufmanCab-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>
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</gallery>
   
* Completing the [[Kaufman Cabs]] asset in GTA Vice City unlocks the special [[Zebra Cab]], a souped-up Cabbie.
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===Zebra Cab===
* After completing GTA Vice City, GTA Vice City Stories and GTA San Andreas, hydraulics are unlocked for the Cabbie and the Taxi (and for GTA Vice City, the Zebra can as well); this disables the vehicles' horns.
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{{Main|Zebra Cab}}
* The Cabbie plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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The '''Zebra Cab''' is a special modified Cabbie, painted in a yellow-and-black zebra pattern, with darker metal trims and bumpers, as well as improved performance. It appears in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''.
** [[VCPR]]
 
** [[Bounce FM]]
 
** [[Espantoso]]
 
* Under the "[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|Chinatown Wars]]" section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] website, members may download a printable papercraft model of the game's Cabbie. The vehicle's design differs in terms of detailing.
 
* In real life, Checker Marathons were pulled off the streets of NYC after a law established that taxis couldn't be more than five years old. The last one went out of service in New York in 1999. However, they appear in GTA III and Chinatown Wars, set in 2001 and 2009 respectively.
 
* In Chinatown Wars, there is a glitch that can occur in a Cabbie. If you call a Cabbie and enter it, set a route to [[Osama]], and skip the journey, you, along with the vehicle and its driver, will spawn on [[Happiness Island]]. It is unknown why this happens. When you steal the taxi on Happiness Island you can do the Taxi Driver mission as there are fares on the island. However, there's no way out of the island in a car, so you can either quit the mission or destroy the vehicle by driving it into the water and getting out immediately after.
 
* In GTA LCS at [[Staunton Island]], when you get wasted or busted, enter the cabbie and arrive at the place where the mission, you will bail out.
 
   
== Locations ==
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<gallery position="center">
In many cases, Cabbies are only available as part of city traffic, and are not frequently parked is specific locations. However, at least two of the games do spawn Cabbies in set locations:
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ZebraCab-GTAVC-front.jpg|The '''Zebra Cab'''. <small>([[:File:ZebraCab-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]])</small>
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</gallery>
   
'''GTA III'''
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==Taxi companies==
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*[[Vice City Cabs]]
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==Locations==
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In many cases, Cabbies are only available as part of city traffic, and are not frequently parked in specific locations. However, at least three of the games do spawn Cabbies in set locations:
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
 
* Parked at the [[Mean Street Taxis]] depot in [[Trenton]], [[Portland Island]].
 
* Parked at the [[Mean Street Taxis]] depot in [[Trenton]], [[Portland Island]].
* Randomly parked at the Multi-storey car park in [[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]].
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* Randomly parked at the [[Newport Multistory Car Park|Multistory car park]] in [[Newport]], [[Staunton Island]].
 
* Driven anywhere.
 
* Driven anywhere.
   
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
* Parked in front of the [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] terminal, [[Shoreside Vale]] ''(may be locked)''
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* A Cabbie may spawn in the parking lot of the [[Moist Palms Hotel]].
'''GTA Chinatown Wars'''
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* Sometimes parked at a parking space outside of [[North Point Mall]].
* One of the Triad's drug dealing areas in Cerveza Heights has a Cabbie parked there.<br />
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* Occasionally spawn in [[Ocean Beach]], [[Washington Beach]], [[Starfish Island]], [[Vice Point]] and some places, but less common than the [[Kaufman Cab]] and [[Taxi]].
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* An operational taxi service can take formerly [[Wasted]] or [[Busted]] players to their last mission trigger. These are marked in the radar and awaits the player outside the hospital/police station, where the player spawns.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* Commonly found driving all across San Andreas, mainly in the three cities. Less common than the [[Taxi]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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* Parked in front of the [[Francis International Airport (3D Universe)|Francis International Airport]] terminal, [[Shoreside Vale]] ''(may be locked)''
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
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{{Sectstub}}
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
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* [[Long-Yang]]'s drug dealing area in [[Cerveza Heights]] has a Cabbie parked there.
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==Trivia==
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===General===
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* The Cabbie plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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**'''''GTA Vice City'' + ''GTA Vice City Stories''''': [[VCPR]] or [[Espantoso]].
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[Bounce FM]].
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**'''''GTA Liberty City Stories''''': [[Radio Del Mundo]].
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**'''''GTA Chinatown Wars''''': [[Prairie Cartel]] or [[Turntables on the Hudson]].
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* In real life, Checker Marathons were pulled off the streets of NYC after a law established that taxis couldn't be more than five years old. The last one went out of service in New York in 1999. However, they appear in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', set in 2001 and 2009, respectively.
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* After completing the [[Taxi Driver]] [[Odd Jobs|side-mission]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'', hydraulics are unlocked for the Cabbie and the Taxi (and for ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', the Zebra Cab can as well); this disables the vehicles' horns.
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
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*Cabbies do not have gearsticks or handbrakes.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
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* If the player enters the "All Black Cars" cheat, both the Cabbie and the Taxi will be given black bumpers, and rims, instead of a black body design.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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*At [[Staunton Island]], when you get [[wasted]] or [[busted]], enter the Cabbie and arrive at the place where the mission, you will [[bail out]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars''===
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[[Image:Cabbie-GTACW-papercraft.jpg|275px|thumb|right|A rendering of the papercraft Cabbie from the ''GTA Chinatown Wars'' section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].]]
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* Under the ''[[GTA Chinatown Wars]]'' section of the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]] website, members may download a printable papercraft model of the game's Cabbie. The vehicle's design differs in terms of detailing.
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*There is a glitch that can occur in a Cabbie. If you call a Cabbie and enter it, set a route to [[Osama]], and skip the journey, you, along with the vehicle and its driver, will spawn on [[Happiness Island]]. It is unknown why this happens. When you steal the Cabbie on Happiness Island you can do the Taxi Driver mission as there are fares on the island. However, there's no way out of the island in a car, so you can either quit the mission or destroy the vehicle by driving it into the water and getting out immediately after.
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* In ''GTA: Chinatown Wars'' iOS version, the vehicle can become bullet-, fire- and collision-proof after the player takes a taxi ride. Only headlights can be damaged when crashing, and the only way to destroy the vehicle is by flipping it or driving it into water.
   
== See also ==
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==''See Also''==
* [[Taxi]]
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* [[Taxi]] - Prominent taxicab in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series.
* [[London Cab]]
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* [[London Cab]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1961]]'' equivalent.
* [[Taxi Xpress]]
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* [[Taxi Xpress]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]'' equivalent.
* [[Cabby]]
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* [[Cabby]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' equivalent.
* [[Kaufman Cab]]
 
* [[Zebra Cab]]
 
* [[Borgnine]]
 
   
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Latest revision as of 05:07, April 30, 2016


For the Minivan-based vehicle with a similar name, see Cabby.

The Cabbie is a four-door taxicab featured in both 3D Universe and HD Universe.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Cabbie is based on a Checker Taxi; it is presumably based on the '70s and '80s models, considering the games' timelines, however its single headlights are reminiscent of the 1956 Marathon. The Cabbie is usually represented as the older taxicab available in the city, with the Taxi as the newer counterpart.

The Cabbie retained its design over the 3D Universe games, with some minor alterations on it:

  • The Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories renditions have a characteristic shape on its headlights, similar to the Checker Taxi, as well as a detailed grille, a large exhaust on the rear and sports a checker pattern running in a line from the front to the rear of the car. In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the Cabbie sports new rims.
  • The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the front of the car is slightly more rounded; the wheels are closer together, and set noticeably deeper inside the wheel wells. Its stripe also consists of forward arrows, rather than the checker pattern seen in Grand Theft Auto III. The Cabbie also sports a different grille design, a mesh grille as opposed to a horizontal one and a small exhaust on the rear, this time without altering the rear bumper. In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Cabbie sports new rims.
  • In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the Cabbie's body is smoother, and lacks any side patterns. The details are the same as its VC counterpart, aside from the tailights details and the interior.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Cabbie returns, this time as the main taxicab, since no other taxi types are present. The vehicle seems to retain the same features as the Grand Theft Auto III version, including the checkered stripes.

Players can enter Cabbies and take Taxi Rides to destinations.

Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Cabbie is generally slower and heavier than its more modern counterpart, the Taxi. Its handling is also inferior; the vehicle is somewhat unstable under heavy cornering, and its wobbly suspension can make it prone to rolling over, especially when driving at high speeds. These factors make the Cabbie a poor choice for the taxi side-mission, where speed is critical.

Some players, however, favor its rear-wheel drive, which is more capable of powersliding in corners. Also if the player knows how to control the Cabbie, its large V8 engine can be potent in a fast getaway. The Cabbie is also more capable of off-roading than the modern Taxi. Lastly, the Cabbie is more durable and should last longer.

In GTA: San Andreas, the Cabbie is the most recommended vehicle for Taxi Driver side missions. It has a good acceleration, very comfortable (and good) handling, and it is fast enough to complete the mission. Unlike the Taxi, chances of crashing are much lesser in the right hands.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Cabbie's performance has been improved. Acceleration is acceptable and so is handling. These factors make the Cabbie a good car for evading police (i.e. ramming police cars). Completing Taxi Driver side mission with gold medal makes all Cabbies bulletproof and become very tough, which may be useful in certain missions.

Taxi side missionEdit

Main article: Taxi Driver

Modifications (GTA: SA)Edit

  • The Cabbie can only be modified in a TransFender mod-garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
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
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Image Gallery Edit

VariantsEdit

BorgnineEdit

Main article: Borgnine

The Borgnine is a special version of the Cabbie, having a red paintjob, modified bumpers with bloody spikes and an improved performance. It appears in Grand Theft Auto III.

Kaufman CabEdit

Main article: Kaufman Cab

The Kaufman Cab is essentially a Cabbie with the Kaufman Cabs company logo on its sides, as well as having a different ingame name. It appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Zebra CabEdit

Main article: Zebra Cab

The Zebra Cab is a special modified Cabbie, painted in a yellow-and-black zebra pattern, with darker metal trims and bumpers, as well as improved performance. It appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Taxi companiesEdit

LocationsEdit

In many cases, Cabbies are only available as part of city traffic, and are not frequently parked in specific locations. However, at least three of the games do spawn Cabbies in set locations:

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • Commonly found driving all across San Andreas, mainly in the three cities. Less common than the Taxi.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

  • Cabbies do not have gearsticks or handbrakes.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

  • If the player enters the "All Black Cars" cheat, both the Cabbie and the Taxi will be given black bumpers, and rims, instead of a black body design.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsEdit

Cabbie-GTACW-papercraft

A rendering of the papercraft Cabbie from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.

  • Under the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club website, members may download a printable papercraft model of the game's Cabbie. The vehicle's design differs in terms of detailing.
  • There is a glitch that can occur in a Cabbie. If you call a Cabbie and enter it, set a route to Osama, and skip the journey, you, along with the vehicle and its driver, will spawn on Happiness Island. It is unknown why this happens. When you steal the Cabbie on Happiness Island you can do the Taxi Driver mission as there are fares on the island. However, there's no way out of the island in a car, so you can either quit the mission or destroy the vehicle by driving it into the water and getting out immediately after.
  • In GTA: Chinatown Wars iOS version, the vehicle can become bullet-, fire- and collision-proof after the player takes a taxi ride. Only headlights can be damaged when crashing, and the only way to destroy the vehicle is by flipping it or driving it into water.

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