- This article is about a side mission in GTA San Andreas. For the side mission in GTA III, see Import/Export. For the side mission in GTA Vice City, see Sunshine Autos Import Garage.
Exports and Imports are a series of side-missions in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas which become available after "Customs Fast Track" for Cesar Vialpando. Similar to Grand Theft Auto III's Import/Export feature, Exports and Imports consists of a series of vehicle deliveries for money, as well as the ability to purchase any of the vehicle delivered.
To "export" or sell a vehicle, the player must obtain a "wanted" vehicle (as shown when the player is told via an on-screen message: "You can export this vehicle over at Easter Basin Docks.") and take it to specific marker on a cargo ship in Easter Basin, San Fierro, where it can be lifted in place via a magnetic dockside crane, or simply driven up a ramp linking the dock to the deck of the ship if the vehicle is compact enough to be driven onto the ship. Once the vehicle is in contact of the marker (and released from the crane magnet, if lifted using the crane), a message will show up that the player has successfully exported that vehicle. The player will then receive money depending on the type and condition of the vehicle.
To "import" or buy a vehicle, the player simply needs to walk up to the board in Easter Basin and select which vehicle they would like to import. The player can only import certain vehicles depending on the day of the week and vehicles are unlocked for importing once they have exported a certain vehicle in the list.
Exporting all 30 wanted vehicles is a requirement for 100% completion.
Each wanted list consists of ten different vehicles needed for export, ranging from motorbikes and regular sedans to off-roaders and sports cars.
Players have the option of either plucking a vehicle that spawns normally in traffic or parking space, or locate one specifically spawned in one spot when they are requested in the list. Note that vehicles will only spawn at certain locations if it is currently on a list; for example, the Euros will only spawn at The Camel's Toe if the player is on the third list of cars and has not exported a Euros already.
Wanted vehicles that are specifically spawned usually have custom license plates.
The max rewards are dependent on the Monetary Value of the vehicle set in the Handling.cfg file.
|Vehicle||Max reward||Notable locations|
|Admiral||$35,000||Doherty, San Fierro or Queens. Spawns across from the Los Santos Conference Center in the Papercuts parking lot (when wanted for export).|
|Buffalo||$35,000||Spawns at Catalina's Hideout in Fern Ridge (always), and at the Xoomer gas station in Easter Basin (when wanted for export).|
|Camper||$26,000||Spawns atop of Mount Chiliad, a vehicle storage lot in Hashbury (always) and at the parking lot of the diner in Juniper Hollow, San Fierro (when wanted for export).|
|Feltzer||$35,000||Vank Hoff Hotel, San Fierro in Valet side mission or in Downtown, Los Santos. Can be found parked at a highway rest stop in southeast Flint County, near Back o' Beyond (when wanted for export). Also parked in a parking lot at the Santa Maria Freeway Extension.|
|Infernus||$95,000||Sometimes in Paradiso, San Fierro or in Prickle Pine, Las Venturas.|
|Patriot||$40,000||Can be found at Easter Basin Naval Base and Area 69 (always - triggers a 5 star wanted level) and parked at Easter Bay Chemicals (when wanted for export).|
|Remington||$30,000||Often driven on the country roads, and at Unity Station in Los Santos, where you can find the Lowrider Challenge (when wanted for export). Also common in southern Los Santos.|
|Sanchez||$10,000||In an alleyway in Hashbury, east of the San Fierro courier mission starting point, or Hunter Quarry (always) and parked behind the dust-bin on the right side of No. 1 Desert Home Furnishings store in Angel Pine (when wanted for export).|
|Sentinel||$35,000||Parked next to the offices in the back of a filming studio in Vinewood (when wanted for export).|
|Stretch||$40,000||Behind the Wang Cars showroom, right next to a race entry marker (when wanted for export).|
Completion of the first list awards the player an additional $50,000 on top of the reward granted delivering the last vehicle on the list.
|Vehicle||Max reward||Notable locations|
|Blista Compact||$35,000||Parked at a radar station opposite the fence next to the entrance to Easter Bay Airport in San Fierro (when wanted for export).|
|Cheetah||$105,000||Parked outside of a house in Prickle Pine, just a little northwest of the Prickle Pine Safehouse (when wanted for export).|
|Comet||$35,000||Parked at the tennis court parking lot of the Avispa Country Club in San Fierro (when wanted for export); also in Prickle Pine, Las Venturas.|
|FCR-900||$10,000||Found outside the Bike School if the player has achieved silver in all lessons, or behind the Pizza Stack in Roca Escalante (when wanted for export).|
|Rancher||$40,000||Parked at a small homestead east of the Cluckin' Bell in Bone County, and at Easter Board Farm in Blueberry Acres, Red County (when wanted for export). (Note: the Rancher spawned by cheats ("rnchlure") cannot be exported).|
|Sabre||$19,000||Jefferson and Little Mexico, Los Santos, also parked at the north end of the parking lot across from Zero RC (when wanted for export).|
|Slamvan||$19,000||The Strip, Las Venturas or behind Nude & XXX Shop in El Corona, Los Santos (when wanted for export).|
|Stafford||$35,000||Parked next to the entrance at the Vank Hoff Hotel in Queens (when wanted for export); Garcia, San Fierro.|
|Stallion||$19,000||In front of the SupaSave in Juniper Hill (only when wanted for export), and they are extremely common in Garcia, Doherty, King's, and Paradiso, San Fierro.|
|Tanker||$35,000||Parked next to a diner on the freeway east of the Boat School in Bayside (when wanted for export), or at RS Haul in Flint County. Commonly spawns on the rural roads.|
Completion of the second list awards the player an additional $100,000 on top of the reward granted delivering the last vehicle on the list.
|Vehicle||Max reward||Notable locations|
|Banshee||$45,000||Lots in Las Venturas. A blue and black Banshee is always parked beside the Cobra Marital Arts Gym in San Fierro, and parked at the Come-A-Lot casino's parking lot (when wanted for export).|
|BF Injection||$10,000||Spawns on the southern part of the beach in San Fierro (always), south of Angel Pine on the beach (always), by a house just southwest of Verdant Meadows (always) and on the east end of Santa Maria Beach, next to the workout area (when wanted for export).|
|Blade||$19,000||Car park near Zero RC, always spawns parked in El Corona next to Cesar's house and another one spawns (when wanted for export) down the street from the El Corona Safehouse.|
|Euros||$35,000||Parked underneath the sphinx statue at The Camel's Toe, Las Venturas (when wanted for export).|
|Freeway||$10,000||Countryside or in Whetstone, spawns outside the Bike School after achieving at least all Bronze, parked at the Hippy Shopper in Queens, San Fierro (always- Note: that the courier mission will need to be ended before exporting), and one parked in front of a house in Temple, Los Santos (when wanted for export). There is a glitch with the courier bike that it sometimes can't be exported even after the courier mission ends. Exiting the docks and respraying it fixes the problem, although it's not clear whether it's the respraying or exiting and re-entering the docks that does the trick.|
|Journey||$22,000||Commonly seen on rural roads, one is always parked at the peak of Mount Chiliad, two are always parked within the Vinewood Studios complex, and one is parked next to a Sadler just north across the street from the El Quebrados Safe House (when wanted for export).|
|Huntley||$40,000||Parked near the Driving School where usually the Hotknife is parked (when wanted for export; NOTE that the Huntley doesn't regularly spawn at the Driving school if all tests have been completed with gold medals, as it spawns where the Hotknife spawns).|
|Mesa||$25,000||Countryside, or parked next to a building at the base of Mount Chiliad, where the Chiliad Challenge's finish line is (when wanted for export).|
|Super GT||$105,000||Always parked outside the Driving School upon getting all Bronze, next to the Easter Bay International Airport control tower, and on the east side of the Auto Bahn car store in Royal Casino, Las Venturas (when wanted for export).|
|ZR-350||$45,000||Parked near the Las Venturas Airport. Also parked at The Clown's Pocket and LVA Freight Depot.|
Completion of the final list awards the player an additional $200,000 on top of the reward granted delivering the last vehicle on the list.
Once unlocked, available vehicles for import originally consist of a base selection of a few cars uncovered from the shipping containers during "Customs Fast Track" (including the Club, Perennial, and Jester), with no vehicles available for Saturday. A specific model of vehicle wanted on the list will appear to purchase once it is delivered, but will only be available on a specific day of the week. Vehicles exported will be available for purchase at 80% of their export value (e.g. if a vehicle grants $999,000 when exported in 100% health, it can be purchased for $799,200).
The import lists are listed depending on the order of vehicles delivered. The first vehicle on the first list to be delivered will be available on Saturday (which initially has no available vehicles). Subsequent vehicles delivered will be made available in following days, in addition to any a milestone reached when a bonus vehicle is also made available in the next day.
|2nd vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|8th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|4th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|10th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|Vortex||$20,800||Delivering 5 out of 10 vehicles on the 3rd wanted list.|
|3rd vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|9th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|5th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|Turismo||$76,000||Completing 2nd wanted list.|
|6th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|4th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|10th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|Bandito||$12,000||Delivering 5 out of 10 vehicles on the 2nd wanted list.|
|1st vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|7th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|5th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|Windsor||$28,000||Completing 1st wanted list.|
|6th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|2nd vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|8th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|Monster||$32,000||Delivering 5 out of 10 vehicles on the 1st wanted list.|
|1st vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|7th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|3rd vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|9th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|6th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|2nd vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|8th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|4th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|10th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|1st vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|7th vehicle on 1st wanted list to be delivered.|
|3rd vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|9th vehicle on 2nd wanted list to be delivered.|
|5th vehicle on 3rd wanted list to be delivered.|
|Bullet||$84,000||Completing 3rd wanted list.|
- Most of vehicles that you buy/have to deliver will have a rare license plate. Many of them seem to be names and initials, presumably of Rockstar employees. Here are many variants and translations:
- BR0_DICK - Bro Dick
- MR_J0BBY - Mr. Jobby
- BR0_D1E_ - Bro Die
- BAW_BAG_ - Baw Bag (Scottish slang for 'scrotum')
- ZID_ANE_ - Zinedine Zidane
- _GA_ZZA_ - Gazza (nickname of football player Paul Gascoigne, former Rangers FC player)
- _AMAT0__ - Amato (after Gabriel Amato, former Rangers FC player)
- AM0_RUS0 - Amoruso (after Lorenzo Amoruso, Rangers FC legend)
- _ARRAN__ - Arran
- GL4S_G0W - Glasgow
- R4N_G3RS - Rangers
- MC_C01ST - McCoist (after Ally McCoist, Rangers FC legend)
- N13_LLF_ - Nie Life
- _DS3MP__ - ?
- _CMACD1_ - ?
- __C0S___ - ?
- _X2_GAV_ - ?
- __G3PO__ - G3PO (A parody of C3PO)
- D0N_D0N_ - Don Don
- _D0_NNY_ - Donny
- TH3_D0N_ - The Don
- SJM1985 - ?
- 433_ADF_ - ?
- DR_F_MBE - Doctor F MBE
- ANN_F3RG - Ann Ferg (Ferguson)
- __FR4Z__ - Phrase
- _IMY_AK_ - I ♥ My AK
- _L0LLY__ - Lolly
- _J_L33S_ - J Lees
- S4_LIJON - Sally Jon ?
- DI5CO5TU - Disco Stu
- SM53_NUV - Seems New
- J3NYTAL5 - Genitals
- _J3_NCF_ - ?
- DD0_N4LD - Duck Donald
- LA5H_L3Y - Lash Ley
- AL3X_RES - Alex ?
- R_F3RG1E - R Fergie (Ferguson)
- H4_NNAHF - Hannah F
- CL41_RES - Claire S
- R055_MCL - Ross McL
- T00_FAST - Too Fast
- Money is deducted for any damage, so it's a good idea to take the car through the Pay 'n' Spray behind Wang Cars, to repair damage. Alternatively, fix the cars in your garage to save money. It's a good habit to do this with every car obtained for the mission, even if no damage occurs while Carl is driving it, as unnoticed damage can occur to parked and computer-driven vehicles off screen before Carl obtains them.
- After exporting one vehicle, use the nearby parked Forklift or NRG-500 to drive to the location of the next vehicle.
- If the crane magnet is left hanging just above the vehicle delivery point on the ship and the player delivers the vehicle without using the crane, the vehicle will still be delivered, but the vehicle will immediately be stuck on the magnet upon being parked, suspending the vehicle in the air during delivery. Being required to exit the vehicle, the player will inevitably receive fall damage, depending on how high the magnet is positioned.