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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Chavos
 
| name = Chavos
| front_image = Chavos-GTA4-front.jpg
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| front_image = Chavos-GTAIV-front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Chavos in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
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| caption = A '''Chavos''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
| manufacturer = [[Dinka]] (GTA IV)
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| vehicle_class = Sedans
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| rear_image = Chavos-GTAIV-rear.png
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| manufacturer = [[Dinka]]
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = 4-door sedan
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| body_style = [[:Category:Sedans|4-door sedan]]
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[The Lost and Damned]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''
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| variants = [[MK GT9]]
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| related = [[Hakumai]]
 
}}
 
}}
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The [[Dinka]] '''Chavos''' is a four-door sedan found in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]''.
The ''[[Dinka]]'' '''Chavos''' is a 4 door sedan found in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
 
   
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==
The Chavos, manufactured by [[Dinka]], is loosely based on the 2002 Honda Accord. Alas the car also shares cues with numerous other real life vehicles.The front is based on the 1997/1998 [http://www.dragtimes.com/images/12646-1997-Nissan-200SX.jpg Nissan 200SX (S14)], also known as the Nissan Silvia S14 Kouki. It is also thought to resemble a 1999-2004 [[wp:Peugeot 406|Peugeot 406]], but the look is less evident judging by the bumper. The sides look like a [[wp:Acura TSX|Acura TSX]]; the back looks somewhat based on that of the [[wp:Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution#Evolution VII|Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII and subsequent CT9A models]], though the Chavos has no rear spoiler. It can also be interpreted that the rear bears a large resemblance to a 1996-1997 [http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/07/09/16/38/1997_toyota_tercel_4_dr_ce_sedan-pic-13680.jpeg Toyota Tercel]. It can be found in the [[Hove Beach]] area in [[Broker]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]]. The Chavos may or may not have a black-tinted roof, similar to that of the [[Imponte]] [[DF8-90]].
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and its [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|episodes]], the Chavos is loosely based on the [[wp:Honda Accord|2003-2007 Honda Accord]], but the car also shares several cues with numerous other mid-size sedans. The front is based on the [[1997]]/[[1998]] [http://www.dragtimes.com/images/12646-1997-Nissan-200SX.jpg Nissan 200SX (S14)], also known as the Nissan Silvia S14 Kouki. It is also thought to resemble a [[wp:Peugeot 406|1999-2004 Peugeot 406]], but the look is less evident judging by the bumper. The sides look like a [[wp:Acura TSX|Acura TSX]]; the back looks somewhat based on that of the [[wp:Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution#Evolution VII|Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII and subsequent CT9A models]], though the Chavos has no rear spoiler. It can also be interpreted that the rear fascia bears a large resemblance to a [[1996]]-1997 [http://static.cargurus.com/images/site/2008/07/09/16/38/1997_toyota_tercel_4_dr_ce_sedan-pic-13680.jpeg Toyota Tercel]. It can be found in the [[Hove Beach]] area in [[Broker]], [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]. The Chavos may or may not have a black-tinted roof, similar to that of the [[Imponte]] [[DF8-90]].
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'', the Chavos assumes a boxy, 1980s-style body design similar to the ''[[GTA VC]]'' [[Sentinel]] and GTA IV [[Hakumai]] which both are based on a 1987-1991 Honda Accord.
   
A blue-and-gray variant of the Chavos is used as a gang car for the Korean [[Midtown Gang]] in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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A blue-and-gray variant of the Chavos is used as a gang car for the [[Korean Mob|Korean]] [[Midtown Gang]] in ''GTA Chinatown Wars''.
   
 
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== Performance ==
 
== Performance ==
The Chavos (bearing a VO5 badge) is powered by what appears to be a high-displacement V6, coupled to a 5 [[File:Chavos_badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Chavos.]]speed gearbox in a RWD configuration. Power is slightly above most other sedans in the game, making acceleration good (0-60 m/ph in 7.7 seconds) and giving it a high top speed of 185 m/ph (299 k/ph).
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===''GTA IV''===
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[[File:Chavos-GTAIV-Badges.png|thumb|Badging on the Chavos.]]
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The Chavos (bearing a VO5 badge) is powered by what appears to be a high-displacement [[wp:V6|V6]] coupled to a 5 speed automatic gearbox in a RWD configuration. Power is slightly above most other sedans in the game, making acceleration above average (0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds) and giving it a high top speed of 185 mph (299 km/h) {{Fact}}.
   
The vehicle has a very soft suspension and body roll is evident. There is noticable understeer which may catch inexperienced drivers off guard. With enough effort though, this can translate to drifting, not to say easy and professional looking ones. In the hands of a good driver, this can make up for its weak construction as it can drift around corners at speed while pursuers may have to slow down.
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The vehicle has a very soft suspension and body roll is evident. There is noticeable under-steer which may catch inexperienced drivers off guard. With enough effort though, this can translate to drifting, not to say easy and professional looking ones. In the hands of a good driver, this can make up for its weak construction as it can drift around corners at speed while pursuers may have to slow down.
   
==Safety==
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Due to the soft front suspension, not only is the ride comfortable, but the car won't easily be flipped by curbs and other road hazards. In a collision, the cabin holds up well, but the roof does deform a bit. The trade off with the suspension is that handling is poor in extreme driving, and steering feel sometimes is vague, lowering driver confidence. The car is also prone to fishtailing at high speeds.
Due to the soft front suspension, not only is the ride complient, but it won't be flipped by curbs and other road hazards. And if in a collision the cabin holds up well, but the roof does take some deformation. The trade off with the suspension is that emergency handling is poor, and steering feel sometimes is vague, lowering driver confidence, plus on the highway if one were to take the exit to fast, the rear end can slide out.
 
   
== Trivia ==
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====GTA IV Overview====
*"Chavos" is a slang term for "Money" and young men. "Chav" is also a slang term for British youths, who typically wear tracksuits (often soccer related) and Burberry caps.
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats}}
*In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Chavos are [[The Beat 102.7]] and [[The Classics 104.1]], but the pedestrians in [[Hove Beach]] listen to [[Vladivostok FM]].
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*Chavos is Spanish for "Kids."
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===''GTA: Chinatown Wars''===
*It shares the rim design with the [[Pinnacle]]
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In GTA CTW, the vehicle has very downgraded performance. Acceleration is underwhelming, but it has a decent top speed. Coupled with average brakes and mundane handling, it's a good car to drive around calmly around the city, but it's not good for missions.
*It's engine sound and horn is shared with the [[Sentinel]]
 
*All Chavos come with alarms
 
   
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
'''GTA IV'''
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===''GTA IV''===
 
*Usually found around [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]].
 
*Usually found around [[Hove Beach]], [[Broker]].
 
*Sometimes found around [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], [[Algonquin]].
 
*Sometimes found around [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]], [[Algonquin]].
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*Occasionally found all around [[Bohan]].
 
*Occasionally found all around [[Bohan]].
 
*Rarely found all around [[Alderney]].
 
*Rarely found all around [[Alderney]].
*Spawns most right after waking up in the [[Hove Beach Safehouse|Broker Safehouse]] without getting into any other vehicle (besides other Chavos' of course)
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*Spawns most right after waking up in the [[Hove Beach Safehouse]] without getting into any other vehicle (besides other Chavos' of course)
'''GTA Chinatown Wars'''
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===''GTA: Chinatown Wars''===
*Common around Midtown Gang territory. Also [[Bohan]].
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*Common around Midtown Gang territory. Also around [[Bohan]].
   
==See also==
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== Trivia ==
*[[MK GT9]], the tuned version of the Chavos in GTA Chinatown Wars.
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=== General ===
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*"Chavos" is a slang term for "Money" and young men. "Chav" is also a slang term for British youths, who typically wear tracksuits (often football related) and Burberry caps.
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* In Max Payne 3, a [http://www.igcd.net/vehicle.php?id=46200&width=1366 police car] is based entirely on a Chavos, albeit with similar headlights.
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*The default radio stations in the Chavos are:
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**'''''GTA IV''''': [[The Beat 102.7]] or [[The Classics 104.1]], but the pedestrians in [[Hove Beach]] listen to [[Vladivostok FM]].
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**'''''Episodes from Liberty City''''': [[The Beat 102.7]].
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**'''''GTA CTW (PSP, iOS, iPad)''''': [[Truth & Soul]]
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***The Korean variant plays [[Alchemist]].
   
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===''GTA IV''===
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*The Chavos 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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*It shares the rim design with the [[Pinnacle]].
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*Its engine sound and horn are shared with the [[Sentinel]] and [[Sultan RS]].
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*All Chavoses come with alarms.
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*If the player takes [[Vlad]]'s [[Blista Compact]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]] and puts it in the parking spot, the car will be replaced by a red Chavos.
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==See Also==
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*[[MK GT9]], the tuned version of the Chavos in ''GTA Chinatown Wars''.
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*[[Kuruma]], [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] equivalent.
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*[[Asterope]], [[GTA V]] equivalent.
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[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Dinka]]

Latest revision as of 14:47, February 13, 2016


The Dinka Chavos is a four-door sedan found in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Design Edit

In Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes, the Chavos is loosely based on the 2003-2007 Honda Accord, but the car also shares several cues with numerous other mid-size sedans. The front is based on the 1997/1998 Nissan 200SX (S14), also known as the Nissan Silvia S14 Kouki. It is also thought to resemble a 1999-2004 Peugeot 406, but the look is less evident judging by the bumper. The sides look like a Acura TSX; the back looks somewhat based on that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII and subsequent CT9A models, though the Chavos has no rear spoiler. It can also be interpreted that the rear fascia bears a large resemblance to a 1996-1997 Toyota Tercel. It can be found in the Hove Beach area in Broker, Liberty City. The Chavos may or may not have a black-tinted roof, similar to that of the Imponte DF8-90.


In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the Chavos assumes a boxy, 1980s-style body design similar to the GTA VC Sentinel and GTA IV Hakumai which both are based on a 1987-1991 Honda Accord.

A blue-and-gray variant of the Chavos is used as a gang car for the Korean Midtown Gang in GTA Chinatown Wars.

Performance Edit

GTA IVEdit

Chavos-GTAIV-Badges

Badging on the Chavos.

The Chavos (bearing a VO5 badge) is powered by what appears to be a high-displacement V6 coupled to a 5 speed automatic gearbox in a RWD configuration. Power is slightly above most other sedans in the game, making acceleration above average (0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds) and giving it a high top speed of 185 mph (299 km/h) [citation/verification needed].

The vehicle has a very soft suspension and body roll is evident. There is noticeable under-steer which may catch inexperienced drivers off guard. With enough effort though, this can translate to drifting, not to say easy and professional looking ones. In the hands of a good driver, this can make up for its weak construction as it can drift around corners at speed while pursuers may have to slow down.

Due to the soft front suspension, not only is the ride comfortable, but the car won't easily be flipped by curbs and other road hazards. In a collision, the cabin holds up well, but the roof does deform a bit. The trade off with the suspension is that handling is poor in extreme driving, and steering feel sometimes is vague, lowering driver confidence. The car is also prone to fishtailing at high speeds.

GTA IV OverviewEdit

Acceleration
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Engine Details
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Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
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GTA: Chinatown WarsEdit

In GTA CTW, the vehicle has very downgraded performance. Acceleration is underwhelming, but it has a decent top speed. Coupled with average brakes and mundane handling, it's a good car to drive around calmly around the city, but it's not good for missions.

Locations Edit

GTA IVEdit

GTA: Chinatown WarsEdit

  • Common around Midtown Gang territory. Also around Bohan.

Trivia Edit

General Edit

  • "Chavos" is a slang term for "Money" and young men. "Chav" is also a slang term for British youths, who typically wear tracksuits (often football related) and Burberry caps.
  • In Max Payne 3, a police car is based entirely on a Chavos, albeit with similar headlights.
  • The default radio stations in the Chavos are:

GTA IVEdit

  • The Chavos 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.
  • It shares the rim design with the Pinnacle.
  • Its engine sound and horn are shared with the Sentinel and Sultan RS.
  • All Chavoses come with alarms.
  • If the player takes Vlad's Blista Compact in the mission Ivan The Not So Terrible and puts it in the parking spot, the car will be replaced by a red Chavos.

See AlsoEdit

NavigationEdit

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