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[[Image:CartelCruiser-GTA3-front.jpg|right|thumb|300px|A Cartel Cruiser in GTA III (<small>[[:Image:CartelCruiser-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).]]
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| name = Cartel Cruiser
The '''Cartel Cruiser''' is a four-wheel-drive crew cab pickup truck. It is used exclusively by the [[Colombian Cartel]] in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]].
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| rear_image = CartelCruiser-GTALCS-rear.jpg
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| caption = A '''Cartel Cruiser''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''.
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| vehicle_type = Gang car
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| body_style = 4-door pickup truck
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''
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| related = [[Sandking XL]] <small>([[GTA V]])</small><br>[[Bobcat]]<br>[[Contender]]<br>[[Rebel]]
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}}
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{{Disambiglink|For other vehicles with the "Cruiser" name, see [[Cruiser (disambiguation)]]}}
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The '''Cartel Cruiser''' (known simply as '''Cartel''' in the non-English versions of the game other than the Korean version, where it is known as its full name) is the gang car of the [[Colombian Cartel|Colombian Mob]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]''.
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
 
=== Design ===
 
=== Design ===
In general, the Cartel Cruiser is a 4-door pickup truck, similar to a 2001-2004 [[wp:Toyota Hilux|Toyota Hilux]] or a 2002-2006 [[wp:Chevrolet Avalanche|Chevrolet Avalanche]], but featuring frontal styling of a generic 1990s Ford pickup truck. The Cruiser also features a roll bar in the back, side runners, a blue paintjob, and foglights on the grill. Similar to the [[Forelli Exsess]], [[Sindacco Argento]] and [[Yardie Lobo]], it does not have a non-gang variant.
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In general, the Cartel Cruiser is a 4-door pickup truck, resembling a generic [[wp:Ford F-Series|1990s Ford F-Series pickup truck]] with frontal styling reminiscent of the [[wp:Chevrolet Suburban|1979-1991 Chevrolet Suburban]]. The Cruiser also features a roll bar in the back, side runners, a blue paint job, and foglights on the grill. In GTA III, the reverse lights are mounted in the rear bumper; however they are integrated into the tail light clusters in GTA LCS; rear fog lights take the place of the reverse lights in the bumper instead. Similar to the [[Forelli Exsess]], [[Sindacco Argento]] and [[Yardie Lobo]], it does not have a non-gang variant, but its closest non-gang counterpart, however, is the [[Bobcat]]. It is one of the only two 4-door pickup trucks in the [[3D Universe]].
   
At one point of [[beta|game development of GTA III]], the Cartel Cruiser was known as the '''Columbia''', possibly a reference to the Colombian Cartel's name. The old name is still evidently used in a showcase of the truck at the official [[Rockstar North]] website. In the beta, the car was also black.
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At one point of [[beta|game development of GTA III]], the Cartel Cruiser was known as the '''Columbia''', which is possibly a reference to the Colombian Cartel's name. The old name is still evidently used in a showcase of the truck at the official [[Rockstar North]] website. In the beta, the car was also black. {{Fact}}
   
=== Performance ===
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===Version History Gallery===
[[Image:CartelCruiser-GTALCS-front.jpg|right|thumb|300px|A Cartel Cruiser in GTA Liberty City Stories.]]
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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With a V8 engine, it is powerful enough to send its all wheel drive system into slides, which is unusual for the GTA III engine. The car is also turbocharged, but suffers from turbo lag, where the car has poor acceleration from a standing start, until the turbo cuts in. This can be heard, when the engine noise becomes louder and more aggressive. At higher revs, it can defeat a [[Patriot]] (a similar vehicle) in a straight line drag race. However, its high center of gravity causes the body to roll in corners. Strangely, its engine sound is same as the [[BF Injection]] and the [[Diablo Stallion]], which is unusual for any four-door SUV in the series.
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==Performance==
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
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Powered by a turbocharged V8 engine, it is powerful enough to send its all wheel drive system into slides, which is unusual for the GTA III engine. However it suffers from turbo lag, where the car has poor acceleration from a standing start, until the turbo cuts in. This can be heard, when the engine noise becomes louder and more aggressive. At higher revs, it can outrun a [[Patriot]] or a [[Sentinel]] in a straight line drag race. However, its high center of gravity causes the body to roll in corners. Strangely enough, it has the engine sound of a muscle car, which is unrealistic for such a large vehicle.
   
In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Cartel Cruiser has only a V6 engine and is considerably heavier and slower than in GTA III. Also, the engine sound is same as the [[Landstalker]] and the [[Patriot]], but maintains much of its predecessor's design and accessories, with a noticeable change in the grill mounted spotlights (from white to red). While possessing poor acceleration, it's handling is reasonable, but it's top speed is moderate.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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The Cartel Cruiser performs similarly to the one in GTA III, only being much heavier, resulting in a noticeable moderate acceleration. It is also have a more appropriate engine noise, being the same as the [[Bobcat]]. Its heavy weight, however makes up for better durability and low center of gravity, thus it has a better handling, stability and traction at high speeds. Unlike the GTA III rendition, rollovers and tailspins are less prone to occur in cornering, making it one of the best drifting cars in the game. It is also capable to ram other cars more easily, due to its aforementioned weight.
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The vehicle is exceptionally durable compared to the GTA III version. It is also the most durable gang car in LCS, together with the [[Triad Fish Van]] and the [[Yakuza Stinger]].
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
'''GTA III'''
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
 
*Two of them can be seen and obtained during the mission [[Bomb Da Base Act II]] (the only time it will spawn in [[Portland]]).
 
*Two of them can be seen and obtained during the mission [[Bomb Da Base Act II]] (the only time it will spawn in [[Portland]]).
 
*In the construction site in [[Fort Staunton]], [[Staunton Island]] (only until [[Grand Theft Aero]]).
 
*In the construction site in [[Fort Staunton]], [[Staunton Island]] (only until [[Grand Theft Aero]]).
 
*In the [[Cartel Mansion|Cartel mansion]] in [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
 
*In the [[Cartel Mansion|Cartel mansion]] in [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]].
 
*Near [[D-Ice|D-Ice’s]] phone in [[Wichita Gardens]], Shoreside Vale.
 
*Near [[D-Ice|D-Ice’s]] phone in [[Wichita Gardens]], Shoreside Vale.
*Driving around Fort Staunton and Cedar Grove.
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*Driving around [[Fort Staunton]] and [[Cedar Grove]].
 
*Six Cartel Cruisers can be found during the mission [[The Exchange]].
 
*Six Cartel Cruisers can be found during the mission [[The Exchange]].
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*Can be found as one of the burning vehicles during [[Firefighter]] missions.
   
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
*Driving around Cedar Grove, Shoreside Vale.
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*Driving around [[Cedar Grove]] and [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] in [[Shoreside Vale]].
*Driving around [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]], Shoreside Vale.
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*Can be obtained during the missions [[Panlantic Land Grab]] and [[Love on the Run]].
*Driving around eastern [[Belleville Park]], Staunton Island (occasionally).
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* Very rarely spawns in [[Belleville Park]].
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* Can be found as a target vehicle in [[Scooter Shooter]].
   
== See also ==
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==Trivia==
* [[Cavalcade FXT]], a somewhat similar truck in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
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===General===
* [[Patriot]], a four-wheel-drive crew cab truck that shares the same vehicle polygon model as the Cartel Cruiser, but different textures, accessories (bumpers and trunk rack), and handling characteristics.
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*The default radio stations for the Cartel Cruiser are:
* [[Contender]], another truck in GTA IV which has a similar body design, but not crew cab and is based on a newer model Ford F150.
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**'''''GTA III''''': [[Rise FM]] or [[Flashback FM|Flashback 95.6]], rarely [[Lips 106]].
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**'''''GTA Liberty City Stories''''': [[Rise FM]].
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*The car is apparently inspired from the stereotype of Latin Americans and Middle Eastern, which is typically associated with off-road cars and pickup trucks.
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===In-game===
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*The GTA III rendition's performance seems to be reused for the [[Sandking]].
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*According to the engine sound, it is strange that in GTA III the car has a vintage engine (carburetor), but in Liberty City Stories it has a modern fuel-injection engine, despite LCS passing in 1998 and III in 2001.
   
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==See Also==
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* [[Cavalcade FXT]] - A somewhat similar SUT in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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* [[Patriot]] - A four-wheel-drive crew cab truck.
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* [[Contender]] - Another truck in GTA IV which has a similar body design, but not crew cab and is based on a newer model Ford F150.
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* [[Gang Rancher]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'' counterpart which shares an almost similar performance.
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* [[Sadler]] - [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]] counterparts which is also based on Ford F-Series.
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* [[Bobcat]] - Closest civilian version.
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Latest revision as of 20:51, April 28, 2016


For other vehicles with the "Cruiser" name, see Cruiser (disambiguation)

The Cartel Cruiser (known simply as Cartel in the non-English versions of the game other than the Korean version, where it is known as its full name) is the gang car of the Colombian Mob in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.

DescriptionEdit

Design Edit

In general, the Cartel Cruiser is a 4-door pickup truck, resembling a generic 1990s Ford F-Series pickup truck with frontal styling reminiscent of the 1979-1991 Chevrolet Suburban. The Cruiser also features a roll bar in the back, side runners, a blue paint job, and foglights on the grill. In GTA III, the reverse lights are mounted in the rear bumper; however they are integrated into the tail light clusters in GTA LCS; rear fog lights take the place of the reverse lights in the bumper instead. Similar to the Forelli Exsess, Sindacco Argento and Yardie Lobo, it does not have a non-gang variant, but its closest non-gang counterpart, however, is the Bobcat. It is one of the only two 4-door pickup trucks in the 3D Universe.

At one point of game development of GTA III, the Cartel Cruiser was known as the Columbia, which is possibly a reference to the Colombian Cartel's name. The old name is still evidently used in a showcase of the truck at the official Rockstar North website. In the beta, the car was also black. [citation/verification needed]

Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

Powered by a turbocharged V8 engine, it is powerful enough to send its all wheel drive system into slides, which is unusual for the GTA III engine. However it suffers from turbo lag, where the car has poor acceleration from a standing start, until the turbo cuts in. This can be heard, when the engine noise becomes louder and more aggressive. At higher revs, it can outrun a Patriot or a Sentinel in a straight line drag race. However, its high center of gravity causes the body to roll in corners. Strangely enough, it has the engine sound of a muscle car, which is unrealistic for such a large vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

The Cartel Cruiser performs similarly to the one in GTA III, only being much heavier, resulting in a noticeable moderate acceleration. It is also have a more appropriate engine noise, being the same as the Bobcat. Its heavy weight, however makes up for better durability and low center of gravity, thus it has a better handling, stability and traction at high speeds. Unlike the GTA III rendition, rollovers and tailspins are less prone to occur in cornering, making it one of the best drifting cars in the game. It is also capable to ram other cars more easily, due to its aforementioned weight.

The vehicle is exceptionally durable compared to the GTA III version. It is also the most durable gang car in LCS, together with the Triad Fish Van and the Yakuza Stinger.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

  • The default radio stations for the Cartel Cruiser are:
  • The car is apparently inspired from the stereotype of Latin Americans and Middle Eastern, which is typically associated with off-road cars and pickup trucks.

In-gameEdit

  • The GTA III rendition's performance seems to be reused for the Sandking.
  • According to the engine sound, it is strange that in GTA III the car has a vintage engine (carburetor), but in Liberty City Stories it has a modern fuel-injection engine, despite LCS passing in 1998 and III in 2001.

See AlsoEdit

NavigationEdit

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