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You may be looking for [[Dashound]], [[GTA V]]'s replacement to the Coach
 
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Coach
 
| name = Coach
| front_image = Coach-GTAVC-front.jpg
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| front_image = Coach-GTAVCS-front.jpg
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Coach in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
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| caption = A '''Coach''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''.
| rear_image = Coach-GTAVC-rear.jpg
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| rear_image = Coach-GTAVCS-rear.jpg
| vehicle_type = Bus (coach)
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| vehicle_type = Public transport
| capacity = Unknown (GTA 1 — GTA London 1969, GTA Advance)<br>Infinite (GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories)
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| body_style = Bus (coach)
| manufacturer =
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| capacity = 8 <small>(driver and seven passengers)</small>
| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br />[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]<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 IV]]'' <small>(beta)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV ]]'' <small>(Beta)</small>
| related = [[Dashound]]
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| related = [[Bus]]<br>[[Dashound]]
 
}}
 
}}
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{{Disambiglink|For the similar vehicle in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], see [[Dashound]].}}
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{{Wikipedia|Coach (bus)}}
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The '''Coach''' is a transport vehicle that first appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]'', and returned for all of the [[3D Universe]] games.
   
The '''Coach''' first appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 1]], and returned for all of the [[3D Universe]] games. To date, the Coach has appeared in the following games:
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==Design==
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The Coach remained through the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series as a charter bus. The Coach is distinctive from the [[Bus]] by featuring a sleeker design and more spacious interior than the Bus, as well as having a distinctive ability to carry a large number of passengers.
   
*[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]
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===2D Universe===
*[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto 1]]'', the Coach appears to be a municipal bus and is always silver. Unlike the Coach in future games, this version has no special features and is of no real use. There is, however, a side mission involving the Coach, in which the player must stay above 50 mph to stop a bomb from exploding - a reference to the movie ''[[wp:Speed (1994 film)|Speed]]''.
*[[Grand Theft Auto III]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
*[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] <small>(beta)</small>
 
   
== Description ==
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While never appearing in traffic, the Coach has also been utilized in at least one mission in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969]]'' ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wThi3tCmu60&feature=PlayList&p=82C3D1F2EA05B0A4&index=18 Mission 19: Phone 2 in Northwest Bow #1]) as a means of trapping a targeted passenger and blowing the bus and its passenger up. The game's rendition is no different from the Coach in GTA 1, but is stretched to appear slightly narrower and longer.
Like the [[Bus]], the Coach is one of the heaviest vehicles in the games, and is also probably the longest, giving it a very wide turning radius. It is reasonably fast for its size, and has decent brakes. It's also highly durable and has a distinctive ability to carry a large number of passengers. Being essentially a charter bus, the Coach features a sleeker design and more spacious interior than the Bus.
 
   
=== GTA 1 and GTA London ===
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===3D Universe===
In GTA 1, the Coach appears to be a municipal bus and is always silver. Unlike the Coach in future games, this version has no special features and is of no real use. There is, however, a side mission involving the Coach, in which the player must stay above 50&nbsp;mph to stop a bomb from exploding - a reference to the movie ''[[wp:Speed (1994 film)|Speed]]''.
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The ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' renditions of the Coach assume a modern design, with a curved front and partially rounded body. Due to its size, the Coach is capable of seating a large number of passengers (up to 8, as seen in the GTA III mission, [[The Fuzz Ball]] and [[Ho Selecta!]]). The vehicle runs on six wheels, has tinted windows (which do not allow the player to see inside), has two passenger access doors on both sides, and can be sprayed in two-tone color schemes. It appears to be based on an [[wp:Motor Coach Industries|MCI]] J4500 or an E4500, however the doors have been moved.
   
While never appearing in traffic, the Coach has also been utilized in at least one mission in GTA London 1969 ([http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wThi3tCmu60&feature=PlayList&p=82C3D1F2EA05B0A4&index=18 Mission 19: Phone 2 in Northwest Bow #1]) as a means of trapping a targeted passenger and blowing the bus and its passenger up. The game's rendition is no different from the Coach in GTA 1, but is stretched to appear slightly narrower and longer.
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The ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]'' renditions of the Coach are essentially older versions of the GTA III Coach, similar to 1990s MCI coach models like the 102-B3, with the doors moved. These buses have a more boxy design, with colored stripes running along the sides. Other design aspects of the vehicle are unchanged from its "future" version. The ''GTA Vice City'' and ''GTA Vice City Stories'' renditions feature slightly higher front bumpers than the ''GTA San Andreas'' rendition, a problem likely stemmed from a programming error, as the bumper area should be placed below, where typical bumper placements are visible. The ''GTA San Andreas'' rendition received a light restyling which changed its taillights design into a more modern one.
   
{| align="center"
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The ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]'' rendition of the Coach, like the other Coaches, resembles a large, long bus, but visual details of the vehicle are vague due to the game's GTA 1-style top-down angle. It presumably shares the general design of the GTA III/GTA Liberty City Stories Coaches.
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Coach-GTA1.png|''[[Grand Theft Auto 1|Grand Theft Auto]]''
 
Coach-GTAL69.png|''[[Grand Theft Auto: London 1969|GTA London 1969]]''
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
   
=== GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
The GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions of the Coach assume a modern design, with a curved front and partially rounded body. Due to its size, the Coach is capable of seating a large number of passengers (up to 8, as seen in the GTA III mission, [[The Fuzz Ball]]). The vehicle runs on six wheels, has tinted windows (which do not allow the player to see inside), has two passenger access doors on both sides, and can be sprayed in two-tone color schemes. It appears to be based on an [[wp:Motor Coach Industries|MCI]] J4500 or an E4500, however the doors have been moved.
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A vehicle similar to the Coach may have been cut from ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' before release. A Coach is seen in a commercial about [[Higgins Helitours]] on GTA IV's in-game TV programming (immediately after the end of [[The Serrated Edge]]) but it is not available to ride or drive in the game. It looks similar to the GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions. The vehicle comes in a gray color and lacks various details, likely as a result of still in development before it was scrapped from the final game. Despite it never has a name, it is strongly assumed to be the Coach, since the [[Bus]] appears in GTA IV and it is smaller than this one, just like the 3D Universe renditions (except SA). The design, however has been re-addopted into a new vehicle in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' called the [[Dashound]], the Coach's successor.
   
{| align="center"
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===Version History Gallery===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
Coach-GTA3-front.jpg|''[[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]'' (<small>[[:Image:Coach-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTA1_Top_imagename = Coach-GTA1.png
Coach-GTALCS-front.jpg|''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]'' (<small>[[:Image:Coach-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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| GTALDN_Top_imagename = Coach-GTAL69.png
</gallery>
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| GTA2_Top_imagename =
|}
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| GTAIII_Front_imagename = Coach-GTA3-front.jpg
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| GTAIII_Rear_imagename = Coach-GTA3-rear.jpg
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Coach-GTAVC-front.jpg
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename = Coach-GTAVC-rear.jpg
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| GTAADV_Front_imagename = Coach-GTAA.png
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Coach-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Coach-GTASA-rear.jpg
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| GTALCS_Front_imagename = Coach-GTALCS-front.jpg
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| GTALCS_Rear_imagename = Coach-GTALCS-rear.jpg
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}}
   
=== GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories ===
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==Performance==
The GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories renditions of the Coach are essentially older versions of the GTA III Coach, similar to 1990s MCI coach models like the 102-B3, with the doors moved. These buses have a more boxy design, with colored stripes running along the sides. Other design aspects of the vehicle are unchanged from its "future" version. The GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions feature slightly higher front bumpers than the GTA San Andreas rendition, a problem likely stemmed from a programming error. The GTA San Andreas rendition received a light restyling which changed its taillights design into a more modern one.
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Like the [[Bus]], the Coach is one of the heaviest vehicles in the games, and is also probably the longest, giving it a very wide turning radius. It is reasonably fast for its size, and has decent brakes. It is also highly durable.
   
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The Coach is able to hold a large number of passengers (7 in San Andreas - the bus can be loaded with [[Grove Street Families]] members for missions), being an excellent choice for transporting allies. Its size, combined with its low speed, makes the Coach an easy target for explosives.
   
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance]]'', the performance of the vehicle is, as expected, very poor, being only faster than the [[Mr Wongs|Wong]] but slower than a [[Triad Fish Van|Belly]], and is only capable of traveling at only one third of that speed when off-road; its reverse speed is equally poor. Its size and weight also makes the vehicle susceptible to toppling, but
   
As with the GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions, these other Coaches can still hold a large number of passengers (7 in San Andreas - the bus can be loaded with [[Grove Street Families]] members for missions), and may be seen stopping at designated bus stops in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. If you drive a Coach in the locations where can be found, a bit more will commonly spawn. In GTA Vice City, there exists an undocumented bus driver mini-game for the Coach. Stealing the bus and stopping at bus stops will cause passengers to board, awarding the player [[Money|$]]5 for each passenger.
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
{| align="center"
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Betabus-GTA4.jpg|The unnamed bus as depicted in the [[Higgins Helitours]] advertisement on television in GTA IV. The bus shares a likeness to the Coach from GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, but was not featured in the final build of GTA IV.
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
 
Coach-GTAVC-front.jpg|''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]'' (<small>[[:Image:Coach-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Coach-GTASA-front.jpg|''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]'' (<small>[[:Image:Coach-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Coach-GTAVCS-front.jpg|''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]'' (<small>[[:Image:Coach-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Charter bus.jpg|A bus that the coach is most likely based upon.
 
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
|}
 
 
=== GTA Advance ===
 
[[Image:Coach-GTAA.png|thumb|right|A Coach in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Advance|GTA Advance]]''.]]
 
 
The GTA Advance rendition of the Coach, like the other Coaches, resembles a large, long bus, but visual details of the vehicle are vague due to the game's GTA 1-style top-down angle. It presumably shares the general design of the GTA III/GTA Liberty City Stories Coaches.
 
 
 
Being a bus, the performance of the vehicle is, as expected, very poor, being only faster than the [[Mr Wongs|Wong]] but slower than a [[Triad Fish Van|Belly]], and is only capable of traveling at only one third of that speed when off-road; its reverse speed is equally poor. Its size and weight also makes the vehicle susceptible to toppling, but its value at the [[crusher]] is substantially high, at $4,096, at par with the [[Fire Truck]], but still ranked below those of the similarly sized Wong, Belly and [[SWAT Van]].
 
 
===GTA IV===
 
[[Image:Betabus-GTA4.jpg|200px|thumb|right|The unnamed bus as depicted in the [[Higgins Helitours]] advertisement on television in GTA IV. The bus shares a likeness to the Coach from GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, but was not featured in the final build of GTA IV.]]
 
[[Video:GTA IV BETA Busses (Beta Bus)|thumb|301px|right]]
 
   
A vehicle similar to the Coach may have been cut from [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] before release. A Coach is seen in a commercial about [[Higgins Helitours]] on GTA IV's in-game TV programming (immediately after the end of [[The Serrated Edge]]) but it is not available to ride or drive in the game. It looks similar to the GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions.
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==Bus Driver Minigame==
===GTA V===
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In ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', there exists an undocumented "bus driver" mini-game for the Coach. Stealing the vehicle and stopping at bus stops will cause passengers to board, awarding the player [[Money|$]]5 for each passenger. Oddly, no passengers are seen leaving the Coach, nor being required to reach a specific destination (unlike the [[Taxi Driver]] side missions), which means the vehicle can carry as much passengers as the player want, and destroying it does not cause a negative effect (except a [[Wanted Level in 3D Universe|wanted level]] if destroyed with weapons).
A coach appears in [[Grand Theft Auto V]], but is dubbed [[Dashound]].
 
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
=== GTA 1 ===
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The Coach may be seen stopping at designated bus stops in ''GTA Vice City'' and ''GTA San Andreas''. If one drive a Coach in the locations where it can be found, a bit more will commonly spawn.
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===''Grand Theft Auto 1''===
 
*In all 3 cities, on any of the larger roads with 4-6 lanes.
 
*In all 3 cities, on any of the larger roads with 4-6 lanes.
   
=== GTA III ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
*Bus depot, [[Trenton]], [[Portland]].
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*Parked at the bus depot, [[Trenton]], [[Portland]].
 
*Can be found throughout the city, on main roads.
 
*Can be found throughout the city, on main roads.
   
=== GTA Vice City ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
*Can be found spawned randomly at any bus stops around the [[Vice City in GTA III Era|city]]
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*Can be found spawned randomly at any bus stops around [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]].
   
=== GTA San Andreas ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
*Can be found parked outside [[The Welcome Pump]] bar in [[Dillimore]], [[Red County]]. The Coach sometimes does not appear. In the PC version, it's completely missing.
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*Can be found parked outside [[The Welcome Pump]] bar in [[Dillimore]], [[Red County]]. The Coach sometimes does not appear. In the [[PC]] version, it's completely missing.
*Car park adjacent to TV station building, [[Missionary Hill]], [[San Fierro]] (sometimes locked).
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*Car park adjacent to the [[SAN News|TV station building]] in [[Missionary Hill]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] (sometimes locked).
 
*Can be found on the [[Tierra Robada]] section of the [[Las Venturas Highway]].
 
*Can be found on the [[Tierra Robada]] section of the [[Las Venturas Highway]].
 
*Can be found outside [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]].
 
*Can be found outside [[Los Santos International Airport (3D Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]].
*Can be found driving on [[The Strip]] in [[Las Venturas]].
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*Can be found driving on [[The Strip]] in [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]].
 
*Occasionally spawns in the [[Emerald Isle]] parking garage.
 
*Occasionally spawns in the [[Emerald Isle]] parking garage.
 
*Can be found driving around [[Ocean Docks]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
 
*Can be found driving around [[Ocean Docks]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]].
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*Very rarely seen around [[Garver Bridge]].
 
*Very rarely seen around [[Garver Bridge]].
 
*Occasionally seen driving around [[Verona Beach]].
 
*Occasionally seen driving around [[Verona Beach]].
*Rarely seen driving around the boulevard (where is the [[Ammu-Nation]] of Market) of [[Los Santos Conference Center]], [[Verona Beach]], [[Market]] and part of [[Temple]].
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*Rarely seen driving around the [[Market Boulevard|boulevard]] (where is the [[Ammu-Nation]] of Market) of [[Los Santos Conference Center]], [[Verona Beach]], [[Market]] and part of [[Temple]].
*Very rarely seen driving around the boulevard (where is the [[Burger Shot]] of [[Mulholland]]) of Temple, [[Vinewood]] and a small part of [[Richman]]
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*Very rarely seen driving around the [[Mulholland Drive|boulevard]] (where is the [[Burger Shot]] of [[Mulholland]]) of Temple, [[Vinewood (3D Universe)|Vinewood]] and a small part of [[Richman (3D Universe)|Richman]]
 
*Rarely seen around the [[Playa del Seville]]
 
*Rarely seen around the [[Playa del Seville]]
 
*Very rarely seen around [[East Beach]]
 
*Very rarely seen around [[East Beach]]
*Rarely seen around [[Flint Intersection]]
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*Rarely seen around the [[Flint Intersection]]
 
*Occasionally seen driving around in the [[Rodeo]] district.
 
*Occasionally seen driving around in the [[Rodeo]] district.
;GTA Liberty City Stories
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
 
*Found mostly at southern [[Staunton Island]].
 
*Found mostly at southern [[Staunton Island]].
 
*Found in the coach park in [[Trenton]], [[Portland]].
 
*Found in the coach park in [[Trenton]], [[Portland]].
   
=== GTA Vice City Stories ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
*Though there are bus stops anywhere in Vice City, Coaches are not seen picking up passengers. The only way to obtain this vehicle is to go to [[InterGlobal Films]]. Once [[Victor Vance|Vic]] gets on the bus, the mission&nbsp;[[Crash!]] is activated.
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*Though there are bus stops anywhere in Vice City, Coaches are not seen picking up passengers. The only way to obtain this vehicle is to go to [[InterGlobal Films]]. Once [[Victor Vance|Vic]] gets on the bus, the mission [[Crash!]] is activated.
   
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==Rewards (GTA A)==
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*The Coach's value at the [[crusher]] is substantially high, at [[Money|$]]4,096, at par with the [[Fire Truck]], but still ranked below those of the similarly sized [[Mr Wongs|Wong]], [[Triad Fish Van|Belly]] and [[SWAT Van]].
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
 
* A [[w:c:manhunt:Coach|vehicle resembling GTA Vice City's Coach]] can be found in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt]] as a [[Wrecks|wreck]].
 
* A [[w:c:manhunt:Coach|vehicle resembling GTA Vice City's Coach]] can be found in [[Rockstar North]]'s [[Manhunt]] as a [[Wrecks|wreck]].
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**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[West Coast Talk Radio]].
 
**'''''GTA San Andreas''''': [[West Coast Talk Radio]].
 
* The Coach is the first vehicle seen in [[GTA Liberty City Stories]]. It is unique as it is the only Coach known to feature a grill between the headlights.
 
* The Coach is the first vehicle seen in [[GTA Liberty City Stories]]. It is unique as it is the only Coach known to feature a grill between the headlights.
* While the Coach doesn't appear in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]], there is a vehicle that's very similar to it called the [[Dashound]].
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**In the first cutscene on the mobile version of [[GTA Liberty City Stories]], the [[Coach]] has an interior. The interior only appears on the cutscene version of the [[Coach]]. There's also a fake ped driving the [[Coach]] as seen through the windscreen.
 
* In GTA Vice City Stories, the Coach can sit up to 12 passengers, as doing the "pedestrians follow you" cheat proves when entering the bus.
 
* In GTA Vice City Stories, the Coach can sit up to 12 passengers, as doing the "pedestrians follow you" cheat proves when entering the bus.
 
** When the pedestrians are in a mob outside the bus, they slide through the pedestrians to get in the bus.
 
** When the pedestrians are in a mob outside the bus, they slide through the pedestrians to get in the bus.
* In [[Vice City Stories]], the Coach is not seen on the streets picking up passengers, but in the mission [[Jive Drive]] you can see Coaches taking passengers in [[Little Havana]].
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* In [[GTA Vice City Stories]], the Coach is not seen on the streets picking up passengers, but in the mission [[Jive Drive]] you can see Coaches taking passengers in [[Little Havana]].
 
* In the mission [[Kid's A Hero]] of GTA Advance, the Coach [[Yuka]] is in has a special golden paint job.
 
* In the mission [[Kid's A Hero]] of GTA Advance, the Coach [[Yuka]] is in has a special golden paint job.
* The Coach in GTA 1 can destroy the other vehicle (Except another Coach or other heavy car) by bumping or ramming it at very high speed.
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* The Coach in [[GTA 1]] can destroy the other vehicle (Except another Coach or other heavy car) by bumping or ramming it at very high speed.
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* All Coaches in the 3D universe (with the exception of ''[[GTA SA]]'') don't feature a license plate.
 
* In the [[3D Universe]], the protagonist can, from certain angles, be seen walking back to the passenger section of the Coach upon entrance, presumably due to the presence of only one animation for entrance to the vehicle.
 
* In the [[3D Universe]], the protagonist can, from certain angles, be seen walking back to the passenger section of the Coach upon entrance, presumably due to the presence of only one animation for entrance to the vehicle.
 
* In [[GTA III]], if the player robs one with a driver and goes fast, the driver won't get out and will sit on the steps for some reason. This can also be noted when the vehicle is blown up.
 
* In [[GTA III]], if the player robs one with a driver and goes fast, the driver won't get out and will sit on the steps for some reason. This can also be noted when the vehicle is blown up.
   
== See also ==
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==See Also==
*[[Bus]]
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*[[Bus]] - Another transport vehicle featured in the series.
*[[Dashound]]
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*[[Dashound]] - Another coach in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' that is based on the ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' model.
 
== External links ==
 
*[[wp:Coach (vehicle)|Article on the coach in real life on Wikipedia]]
 
 
{{Wikipedia}}
 
   
 
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For the similar vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V, see Dashound.
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The Coach is a transport vehicle that first appeared in Grand Theft Auto 1, and returned for all of the 3D Universe games.

DesignEdit

The Coach remained through the Grand Theft Auto series as a charter bus. The Coach is distinctive from the Bus by featuring a sleeker design and more spacious interior than the Bus, as well as having a distinctive ability to carry a large number of passengers.

2D UniverseEdit

In Grand Theft Auto 1, the Coach appears to be a municipal bus and is always silver. Unlike the Coach in future games, this version has no special features and is of no real use. There is, however, a side mission involving the Coach, in which the player must stay above 50 mph to stop a bomb from exploding - a reference to the movie Speed.

While never appearing in traffic, the Coach has also been utilized in at least one mission in Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 (Mission 19: Phone 2 in Northwest Bow #1) as a means of trapping a targeted passenger and blowing the bus and its passenger up. The game's rendition is no different from the Coach in GTA 1, but is stretched to appear slightly narrower and longer.

3D UniverseEdit

The Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories renditions of the Coach assume a modern design, with a curved front and partially rounded body. Due to its size, the Coach is capable of seating a large number of passengers (up to 8, as seen in the GTA III mission, The Fuzz Ball and Ho Selecta!). The vehicle runs on six wheels, has tinted windows (which do not allow the player to see inside), has two passenger access doors on both sides, and can be sprayed in two-tone color schemes. It appears to be based on an MCI J4500 or an E4500, however the doors have been moved.

The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories renditions of the Coach are essentially older versions of the GTA III Coach, similar to 1990s MCI coach models like the 102-B3, with the doors moved. These buses have a more boxy design, with colored stripes running along the sides. Other design aspects of the vehicle are unchanged from its "future" version. The GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories renditions feature slightly higher front bumpers than the GTA San Andreas rendition, a problem likely stemmed from a programming error, as the bumper area should be placed below, where typical bumper placements are visible. The GTA San Andreas rendition received a light restyling which changed its taillights design into a more modern one.

The Grand Theft Auto Advance rendition of the Coach, like the other Coaches, resembles a large, long bus, but visual details of the vehicle are vague due to the game's GTA 1-style top-down angle. It presumably shares the general design of the GTA III/GTA Liberty City Stories Coaches.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

A vehicle similar to the Coach may have been cut from Grand Theft Auto IV before release. A Coach is seen in a commercial about Higgins Helitours on GTA IV's in-game TV programming (immediately after the end of The Serrated Edge) but it is not available to ride or drive in the game. It looks similar to the GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions. The vehicle comes in a gray color and lacks various details, likely as a result of still in development before it was scrapped from the final game. Despite it never has a name, it is strongly assumed to be the Coach, since the Bus appears in GTA IV and it is smaller than this one, just like the 3D Universe renditions (except SA). The design, however has been re-addopted into a new vehicle in Grand Theft Auto V called the Dashound, the Coach's successor.

Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

Like the Bus, the Coach is one of the heaviest vehicles in the games, and is also probably the longest, giving it a very wide turning radius. It is reasonably fast for its size, and has decent brakes. It is also highly durable.

The Coach is able to hold a large number of passengers (7 in San Andreas - the bus can be loaded with Grove Street Families members for missions), being an excellent choice for transporting allies. Its size, combined with its low speed, makes the Coach an easy target for explosives.

In Grand Theft Auto Advance, the performance of the vehicle is, as expected, very poor, being only faster than the Wong but slower than a Belly, and is only capable of traveling at only one third of that speed when off-road; its reverse speed is equally poor. Its size and weight also makes the vehicle susceptible to toppling, but

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Bus Driver MinigameEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, there exists an undocumented "bus driver" mini-game for the Coach. Stealing the vehicle and stopping at bus stops will cause passengers to board, awarding the player $5 for each passenger. Oddly, no passengers are seen leaving the Coach, nor being required to reach a specific destination (unlike the Taxi Driver side missions), which means the vehicle can carry as much passengers as the player want, and destroying it does not cause a negative effect (except a wanted level if destroyed with weapons).

LocationsEdit

The Coach may be seen stopping at designated bus stops in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas. If one drive a Coach in the locations where it can be found, a bit more will commonly spawn.

Grand Theft Auto 1Edit

  • In all 3 cities, on any of the larger roads with 4-6 lanes.

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

  • Parked at the bus depot, Trenton, Portland.
  • Can be found throughout the city, on main roads.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

  • Can be found spawned randomly at any bus stops around Vice City.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

  • Though there are bus stops anywhere in Vice City, Coaches are not seen picking up passengers. The only way to obtain this vehicle is to go to InterGlobal Films. Once Vic gets on the bus, the mission Crash! is activated.

Rewards (GTA A)Edit

Trivia Edit

  • A vehicle resembling GTA Vice City's Coach can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt as a wreck.
  • The Coach plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Coach is the first vehicle seen in GTA Liberty City Stories. It is unique as it is the only Coach known to feature a grill between the headlights.
    • In the first cutscene on the mobile version of GTA Liberty City Stories, the Coach has an interior. The interior only appears on the cutscene version of the Coach. There's also a fake ped driving the Coach as seen through the windscreen.
  • In GTA Vice City Stories, the Coach can sit up to 12 passengers, as doing the "pedestrians follow you" cheat proves when entering the bus.
    • When the pedestrians are in a mob outside the bus, they slide through the pedestrians to get in the bus.
  • In GTA Vice City Stories, the Coach is not seen on the streets picking up passengers, but in the mission Jive Drive you can see Coaches taking passengers in Little Havana.
  • In the mission Kid's A Hero of GTA Advance, the Coach Yuka is in has a special golden paint job.
  • The Coach in GTA 1 can destroy the other vehicle (Except another Coach or other heavy car) by bumping or ramming it at very high speed.
  • All Coaches in the 3D universe (with the exception of GTA SA) don't feature a license plate.
  • In the 3D Universe, the protagonist can, from certain angles, be seen walking back to the passenger section of the Coach upon entrance, presumably due to the presence of only one animation for entrance to the vehicle.
  • In GTA III, if the player robs one with a driver and goes fast, the driver won't get out and will sit on the steps for some reason. This can also be noted when the vehicle is blown up.

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