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{{Disambiglink|For other uses of the term FIB, see [[FIB (disambiguation)|FIB]]}}
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{{Infobox vehicles
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|name = FIB
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| front_image = FIB-GTAV-front.png
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| caption = An '''FIB''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
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| rear_image = FIB-GTAV-rear.png
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| vehicle_class = Emergency
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| vehicle_type = Law enforcement vehicle
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| body_style = 4-door sedan
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and 3 passengers)</small>
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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| manufacturer = [[Bravado]]
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| related = [[Buffalo]]<br>[[Police Buffalo]]
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| aka = FIB <small>(in-game name, GTA V)</small><br><code>FBI</code> <small>(Internal name)</small>
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The [[Bravado]] '''FIB Buffalo''' (or just '''FIB''' in GTA V) is a [[Buffalo]] sports sedan modified as a federal vehicle by the [[FIB]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' and its [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City|episodes]], ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
   
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== Design ==
|name = FIB Buffalo
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' ===
|front_image = FIBBuffalo-GTA4-front.jpg
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The FIB Buffalo is primarily based on the [[wp:Dodge Charger Police package version|2006-2010 Dodge Charger Police Package]], while the front fascia has some subtle similarities to the [[wp:Ford Mustang (fifth generation)#Mustang|2005–2009 Ford Mustang]]. The vehicle is depicted as a black undercover vehicle with two sets of red/blue small sirens on both the front and the rear.
|image_size = 300
 
|caption = An FIB Buffalo in GTA IV
 
|vehicle_type = Law Enforcement Vehicle
 
|body_style = 4-door sedan|capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
 
|appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
 
|manufacturer = [[Bravado]]}}The '''FIB Buffalo''' is a [[Bravado]] [[Buffalo]] Sports Sedan modified as a Federal Vehicle by the [[FIB]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
 
   
== Description ==
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As with most Police Vehicles in GTA IV, The FIB Buffalo's [[Police Computer|Computer System]] has full access to the [[LCPD Database]], allowing the player to use the car for the [[Most Wanted]] and [[Vigilante]] side-missions. As with any other public safety vehicle, the player can't listen to civilian radio stations, take the vehicle to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] or [[Car Wash]], or complete missions which involve meeting with criminals.
===Design===
 
[[File:Fib_badges.png|thumb|Shared badging on the Buffalo and FBI Buffalo.]]The FIB Buffalo is based on the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Charger_%28LX%29#Police_Package_Version 2006-2010 Dodge Charger Police Package], and as with most cars some things have been changed and rearranged. Most noticeably the tail lights, headlights and rear license plate have been changed; also the front fascia has some subtle similarities to the 2005–2009 Ford Mustang. Despite the fact there are advertisements of the Buffalo around the city, the civilian version of the car is not available in neither [[GTA IV]] or [[The Lost and Damned]]. However, [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|The Ballad Of Gay Tony]] features both a civilian [[Buffalo]] and an FIB Buffalo.
 
   
As with most Police Vehicles in GTA IV, The FIB Buffalo's Computer System has full access to the [[LCPD Database]], allowing the player to use the car for the [[Most Wanted]] and [[Vigilante]] side-missions. As with any other public safety vehicle, the player can't listen to civilian radio stations, take the vehicle to a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] or [[Car Wash]], or complete missions which involve meeting with criminals.
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In both ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' and [[The Lost and Damned]], it's one of the first Buffalo-based vehicles, just before [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]] separated it into a [[Buffalo|civilian]] and a [[Police Buffalo|police]] version.
   
The FIB Buffalo is only seen in specific missions, or when the player attains a wanted level of at least four stars or activates a Cheat Code.
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
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In ''GTA V'', the FIB Buffalo looks the same as in GTA IV, except that more interior lights have been added to the front and rear of the car. As with many police vehicles, these lights are actually LEDs and receives new light patterns, giving it a more modern appearance than in its first appearance.
   
===Performance===
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The FIB Buffalo has been replaced by the [[FIB Granger]] as the FIB main vehicle.
The FIB Buffalo's smooth yet potent performance gives it a big-engined, supercharged feel. It has a very torqueful V8 engine that also provides enough power to out-accelerate most cars in the game. The top speed is relatively high, too, however the 5-speed gearbox may at times feel like it limits this somewhat. The Buffalo provides superb protection from firearm attacks or crash damage. Thanks to RWD, the Buffalo may oversteer in some cases; in others, particularly in high-speed corners, the car neither understeers nor oversteers, and gives a balanced feel that differs from most American muscle cars. This car also rides exceptionally smoothly; when on bumpy/hilly roads, the soft-feeling suspension keeps the car level and at times bounces ever so slightly.
 
   
==Prominent appearances in missions==
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===Current Design Gallery===
;Grand Theft Auto IV
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = FIB-GTAV-front.png
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| Top_view_imagename =
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = FIB-GTAV-rear.png
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| Front_view_imagename =
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| Side_view_imagename =
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| Rear_view_imagename =
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| Engine_bay_imagename = FIB Buffalo.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename =
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| Inside_view_imagename =
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Buffalo-GTAIV-Badges.png
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| Damage_view_imagename =
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = FIB_Buffalo_GTAVe_Interior.png
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}}
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTAIV_Front_imagename = FIBBuffalo-GTAIV-front.png
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename = FIBBuffalo-GTAIV-rear.png
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== Performance ==
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' ===
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The FIB Buffalo is a very well performing vehicle. Stylized as a sports muscle car, the vehicle can be said to have a high displacement engine, with what sounds to be a flat-plane crank V8 engine, though the in-game engine cover appears to be a rather basic 4 cylinder engine, laid longitudinally.
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The car performs exceptionally well, as expected. It has a high rate of acceleration, which gives the car some amazing torque, and it also has acceptable traction, allowing this acceleration potential to be maximized. The top speed is one of the highest in the game, surpassing its civilian competitor and the LCPD Police Cruisers.
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The car also features good armor, being invulnerable to high rates of gunfire, but not quite explosive-proof. The car, however, can be deformed with relative ease, which may be a disadvantage when involved in high-speed collisions. As the vehicle can take several good hits, it also improves on firearm attack.
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==== GTA IV Overview ====
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats
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|Engine = Supercharged <small>(Badging)</small><br>{{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small><br>{{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V8 <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain Tested = RWD
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|Gears Tested = 5
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}}
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
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The FIB Buffalo's smooth yet potent performance gives it a big-engined, supercharged feel. It has a flat-plane crank sounding-V8, yet the engine model and cover appear to be a 4 cylinder engine. The top speed is relatively high, too, however the 5-speed gearbox may at times feel like it limits this somewhat. The Buffalo provides superb protection from firearm attacks or crash damage making it much durable. Thanks to RWD, the Buffalo may oversteer in some cases; in others, particularly in high-speed corners, the car neither understeers nor oversteers, and gives a balanced feel that differs from most American muscle cars. This car also rides exceptionally smoothly; when on bumpy/hilly roads, the soft-feeling suspension keeps the car level and at times bounces ever so slightly. For this, it is one of the fastest law enforcement vehicles.
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==== GTA V Overview ====
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined =
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|Top speed defined = 90 / 145
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|Engine defined = Supercharged <small>(Badging)</small>
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 1650 / 3638
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 6.5 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 120 / 193
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small><br>{{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} V8 <small>(Sound)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5
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}}
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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FIB Buffalo Nice.png|Niko in an FIB Buffalo.
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FIBBuffalo-GTA4-emergencylights.jpg|Standard red and blue emergency lights at the front and rear of an FIB Buffalo in ''GTA IV''.
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WhiteFIBBuffalo-trongducvtc.png|A White FIB Buffalo as seen in the [[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]] film.
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FIB_Buffalo_GTAVe_Time_To_Get_Away.png|As it appears in [[Time To Get Away]] online.
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FIB-GTAV-RSC.jpg|The FIB (Buffalo) on the [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
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</gallery>
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==Prominent Appearances in Missions==
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While the vehicle appears in wanted levels, some missions has scripted appearances of it in GTA IV and episodes. Only in GTA V and GTA Online, its appearances are purely scripted.
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' ===
 
*[[To Live and Die in Alderney]]
 
*[[To Live and Die in Alderney]]
   
;The Lost And Damned
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=== ''The Lost And Damned'' ===
 
*[[Bad Cop Drop]]
 
*[[Bad Cop Drop]]
 
*[[Marta Full of Grace]]
 
*[[Marta Full of Grace]]
 
*[[When The Blue Chips Are Down]]
 
*[[When The Blue Chips Are Down]]
   
;The Ballad Of Gay Tony
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=== ''The Ballad Of Gay Tony'' ===
 
*[[Going Deep]]
 
*[[Going Deep]]
   
==Trivia==
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
[[Image:FIBBuffalo-GTA4-emergencylights.jpg|thumb|450px|Standard red and blue emergency lights at the front and rear of an FIB Buffalo.]]
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*[[Lamar Down]]
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto Online'' ===
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==== Missions ====
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*[[Hack and Dash]]
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*[[Time To Get Away]]
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==== Heists ====
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* [[Prison Break - Plane]]
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* [[Prison Break - Bus]]
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* [[Humane Raid - Key Codes]]
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==Notable Owners==
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*In [[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]], it is driven by all of the corrupt Police Officers in the mission [[Bad Cop Drop]], which is strange, as two of the named ones are a [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] Task Force set out to watch the [[Angels of Death]], but when ambushed, they are accompanied by the [[Federal Investigation Bureau|FIB]].
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==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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*It does not have a fixed spawn location, but can be obtained once the player has a [[Wanted Level in GTA IV|wanted level]] of 4 stars and above. Note that the FIB doesn't appear always on police chases.
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*Dialing [[Cheats in GTA IV|227-555-0100]] on the player's [[phone]]. This works in both ''GTA IV'' and its DLCs. There is no [[Achievements in GTA IV|achievement]] penalty, but will increase the level of FIB agents appearing at higher-wanted levels.
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*Obtainable in missions in both [[The Lost and Damned]] and [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''/''Online''===
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* Can be found parked next to the satellites in [[Grand Senora Desert]] with FIB agents and scientists between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Often two can spawn.
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** Does not spawn in the XB1, PS4 and PC version, instead there will be two white [[Washington|Washingtons]], [[Burrito]]s or one of each.
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* To spawn the FIB Buffalo, one have a VIP start Hostile Takeover at [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|LSIA]]. The Buffalo will spawn in the hanger. Take the vehicle, deliver the package and the Buffalo will be with you.
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== Obtaining the Buffalo ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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The FIB Buffalo is particularly difficult to obtain, as it has no fixed spawn location (the same way as [[NOOSE Patriot]], [[NOOSE Cruiser]] and [[Enforcer]]). Getting the FIB Buffalo requires specific conditions to be met, making it a notable challenge:
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*'''Free hunt:''' The most straightforward but challenging method, however, available at any stage of the game progress. Obtain a 4 star wanted level via attacking the police in a rapid fashion, wait for an FIB Buffalo team to arrive, shoot down the agents inside and hijack the car. Using body armor and an automatic weapon will make this process much easier. FIB Agents will come with [[Carbine Rifle]]s, [[MP5|SMGs]], [[Pump Action Shotgun]]s and rarely [[Pistol]]s. In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]], they use [[Assault SMG]]s and they are the only NPCs with the ability to fire the Assault SMG through a vehicle's window.
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*'''Internet jailbait method:''' Go to the [[www.littlelacysurprisepageant.com]] page on the Algonquin safehouse computer and then wait until the LCPD sends an FIB Team. If they send a [[NOOSE]] Team, reload the game and try again. When they send an FIB Team, just exit the house, kill the FIB Agents in it, and park it.
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*'''Via a Cheat Code''', explained above.
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Note that just gaining a 4 star wanted level alone for trespassing a restricted location, such as the [[Francis International Airport (HD Universe)|Francis International Airport]]'s runway or [[Civilization Committee|Civilization Committee Headquarters]], will not improve the chances for an FIB Buffalo to appear in pursuit. The probability for it to appear in pursuit seems to increase if the player is making a rapid getaway from police cars, shooting the drivers, going over bridges and changing vehicles often.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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[[File:Where to Find the FIB Unmarked Police cars- GTA 5!!!|thumb|center|300 px]]
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{{Clr}}
   
* The FIB Buffalo has two sets of blue and red emergency lights (one set in the front grille, the other in the rear windshield), whilst LCPD cars use white and red. Red and blue are illegal for use as emergency car colors in Liberty State (New York State, this explains why LCPD/NYPD cars have red and white lights); it can be deduced that because the FIB Buffalo is a Federal Car, it is exempt from the state's laws.
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== Trivia ==
* In [[The Lost and Damned|TLAD]], it is driven by all of the corrupt Police Officers in the mission [[Bad Cop Drop]], which is strange as two of the named ones are a [[LCPD in GTA IV Era|LCPD]] Task Force set out to watch the [[Angels of Death]], but when ambushed, they are accompanied by the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation#Grand Theft Auto IV|FIB]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
* Equally unusual is the note that all other undercover Police Units seen in [[GTA IV]] and the expansions also use the FIB Buffalo, which, it being a Federal Vehicle and also a rather highly priced vehicle, would be extremely unlikely. However, this is compensated by the use of only one or two at a time, or until they are destroyed by the player.
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* The FIB Buffalo has two sets of blue and red emergency lights (one set in the front grille, the other in the rear windshield), whilst LCPD cars use white and red. Red and blue are illegal for use as emergency car colors in Liberty City (New York City, due to it being against New York City code. This explains why all LCPD/NYPD Emergency vehicles have red and white lights); it can be deduced that because the FIB Buffalo is a Federal Car, it is exempt from the city's laws.
* This is the transportation of choice for FIB Agents. The LCPD nor the [[NOOSE]] will use this vehicle. When the player is being hunted down by the Police, FIB Agents will come armed with M4s, MP10s, Pump Action ShotGuns and Pistols. If the player can get ahold of an FIB Buffalo, they can use it to get past toll booths without paying, sound the sirens to legally run lights and to make drivers pull over and also to access the Police Computer to capture criminals, like in other Police Vehicles. In [[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]], they use Assault [[SMG]]s. They are the only NPCs with the ability to fire the Assault SMG through a vehicle's window.
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* In GTA IV, the FIB Buffalo is the only law enforcement vehicle that [[Niko Bellic]] can use when carrying out [[Girlfriends in GTA IV|girlfriends]] on dates (law enforcement vehicles cannot be used during dates). Some girlfriends will even comment on the vehicle as a "nice car".
* The FIB Buffalo can be disabled by impacting one of its rear wheel wells with a large vehicle like the [[Trashmaster|TrashMaster]], the [[Securicar]], the [[Enforcer]], the [[Bus]], and the [[APC]]. The player can then easily kill the FIB Agents inside the vehicle as it can not move.
 
* If you drive an FIB Buffalo while on a Police Chase, the Police Scanner will not recognize the FIB Buffalo and the Bravado Brand, instead, you will hear the Police Scanner go off, but with no voice.
 
* On the TV Show [http://ncis.wikia.com/wiki/NCIS_Database NCIS], the car the agents drive looks very similar to the FIB Buffalo.
 
* If a police officer is arresting someone and waiting for a police car, using the FIB Buffalo cheat will make the officer enter that vehicle with his criminal as long as the vehicle is near him
 
* Most of the time when a FIB vehicle appears in a vehicle pursuit, they will have their lights off attempting to look like a normal civilian car trying to surprise the player.
 
* If you are in a FIB Buffalo and you activate the Wanted Stars Cheat Code, FIB Teams will be dispatched.
 
   
== Obtaining it ==
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto V''===
FIB Buffalo is particularly difficult to obtain, as it has no fixed spawn location, the same way as N.O.O.S.E. Patriot. Getting FIB Buffalo requires set of specific conditions to be met, making it a notable challenge. There are following methods for becoming the owner of FIB Buffalo:
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* In a chase scene during ''[[Meltdown (film)|Meltdown]]'', a white FIB Buffalo can be seen a brief moment.
* '''Free hunt.''' The most straightforward but challenging method, however, available at any stage of the game progress. General idea is to achieve a 4 start wanted level via attacking the police in a rapid fashion, wait for FIB Buffalo team to arrive, shoot down agents inside and hijack the car. In details: wear body armor and pack up SMG with plenty of ammo, as you will need to shoot a lot from your vehicle. Get a fast car and go somewhere close to a bridge ramp, but not directly. Start shooting police, when more cars arrive, shot the crew through the windows and get moving towards the brigde. Once you get 4 stars, drive fast to the other end of the bridge. If you see a roadblock with normal police sedans, it's a good sign. Breach through the roadblock and slow down gradually, checking if a Buffalo or two following you. If you see the Enforcers trucks with SWAT, it is likely you will not see the FIB Buffalo in this pursuit, so start over. Once you got the FIB Buffalo following you, slow down in a place where you not likely to be circled by multiple police cars, get closer for a clear range to FIB Buffalo and shoot all or most of the agents from your vehicle, quickly exit your car and get inside the Buffalo. Lose the wanted level and drive home (can also be done in the opposite order). 
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* [[Dave Norton|Dave Norton']]s [[Grand Theft Auto V/Artworks|''GTA V'' artwork]] suggests there may have been a FIB Buffalo S in the beta.
* '''Internet jailbait method.''' Go to the [http://www.LittleLacySurprisePageAnt.com www.LittleLacySurprisePageant.com] page on the Algonquin safehouse computer and then wait until the LCPD sends an FIB Team. If they send a [[NOOSE]] Team, reload the game and try again. When they send an FIB Team, just exit the house, kill the FIB Agents in it, and park it.
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* In [[GTA Online]] [[Capture|Capture Creator]], the player can color both [[FIB]] vehicles to what they desire.
* '''Via a Cheat Code'''. Dial ([[227-555-0100|227)-555-0100 on]] the player's [[phone]]. This works in both GTA IV and its DLCs.
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*The siren was altered for the enhanced version, where it now sounds like a 90's police siren. The same siren is also used on the [[FIB Granger]].
* <span style="font-size:13px;">Note that just gaining a 4 star wanted level alone for trespassing a restricted location, such as the Francis International Airport's runway or Civilization Commitee Headquarters, will NOT improve chances of FIB Buffalo to appear in pursuit. The probability of FIB to appear in pursuit seems to increase if the player is making rapid getaway from police cars shooting the drivers, going over bridges and changing vehicles often.</span>
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*Evidence<ref>http://i.gyazo.com/691742468be116427fec078bac9d1ada.png</ref> from the [[Heists Update]] suggests the [[International Affairs Agency|IAA]] uses this vehicle as well.
[[File:FIB_Buffalo_Nice.png|thumb|Niko in a FIB Buffalo]]
 
   
== See also ==
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==See Also==
* [[Special Agent Car]], [[GTA 2]] equivalent.
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*[[Special Agent Car]], [[GTA 2]] equivalent.
* [[FBI Car]], [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Advance]] equivalents.
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*[[FBI Car]], [[GTA III]] and [[GTA Advance]] equivalents.
* [[FBI Washington]], [[GTA Vice City]] and [[GTA Vice City Stories]] equivalents.
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*[[FBI Washington]], [[GTA Vice City]] and [[GTA Vice City Stories]] equivalents.
* [[FBI Cruiser]], [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] equivalent.
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*[[FBI Cruiser]], [[GTA Liberty City Stories]] equivalent.
* [[Buffalo]] and [[Police Buffalo]]
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*[[Buffalo]] and [[Police Buffalo]].
   
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The Bravado FIB Buffalo (or just FIB in GTA V) is a Buffalo sports sedan modified as a federal vehicle by the FIB in Grand Theft Auto IV and its episodes, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design Edit

Grand Theft Auto IV Edit

The FIB Buffalo is primarily based on the 2006-2010 Dodge Charger Police Package, while the front fascia has some subtle similarities to the 2005–2009 Ford Mustang. The vehicle is depicted as a black undercover vehicle with two sets of red/blue small sirens on both the front and the rear.

As with most Police Vehicles in GTA IV, The FIB Buffalo's Computer System has full access to the LCPD Database, allowing the player to use the car for the Most Wanted and Vigilante side-missions. As with any other public safety vehicle, the player can't listen to civilian radio stations, take the vehicle to a Pay 'n' Spray or Car Wash, or complete missions which involve meeting with criminals.

In both Grand Theft Auto IV and The Lost and Damned, it's one of the first Buffalo-based vehicles, just before The Ballad of Gay Tony separated it into a civilian and a police version.

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

In GTA V, the FIB Buffalo looks the same as in GTA IV, except that more interior lights have been added to the front and rear of the car. As with many police vehicles, these lights are actually LEDs and receives new light patterns, giving it a more modern appearance than in its first appearance.

The FIB Buffalo has been replaced by the FIB Granger as the FIB main vehicle.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

Performance Edit

Grand Theft Auto IV Edit

The FIB Buffalo is a very well performing vehicle. Stylized as a sports muscle car, the vehicle can be said to have a high displacement engine, with what sounds to be a flat-plane crank V8 engine, though the in-game engine cover appears to be a rather basic 4 cylinder engine, laid longitudinally.

The car performs exceptionally well, as expected. It has a high rate of acceleration, which gives the car some amazing torque, and it also has acceptable traction, allowing this acceleration potential to be maximized. The top speed is one of the highest in the game, surpassing its civilian competitor and the LCPD Police Cruisers.

The car also features good armor, being invulnerable to high rates of gunfire, but not quite explosive-proof. The car, however, can be deformed with relative ease, which may be a disadvantage when involved in high-speed collisions. As the vehicle can take several good hits, it also improves on firearm attack.

GTA IV Overview Edit

Acceleration
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Supercharged (Badging)
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Grand Theft Auto V Edit

The FIB Buffalo's smooth yet potent performance gives it a big-engined, supercharged feel. It has a flat-plane crank sounding-V8, yet the engine model and cover appear to be a 4 cylinder engine. The top speed is relatively high, too, however the 5-speed gearbox may at times feel like it limits this somewhat. The Buffalo provides superb protection from firearm attacks or crash damage making it much durable. Thanks to RWD, the Buffalo may oversteer in some cases; in others, particularly in high-speed corners, the car neither understeers nor oversteers, and gives a balanced feel that differs from most American muscle cars. This car also rides exceptionally smoothly; when on bumpy/hilly roads, the soft-feeling suspension keeps the car level and at times bounces ever so slightly. For this, it is one of the fastest law enforcement vehicles.

GTA V Overview Edit

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a 90 / 145

Supercharged (Badging)

RWD

5

1650 / 3638

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

6.5 Seconds 120 / 193

FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)
FR V8 (Sound)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Image GalleryEdit

Prominent Appearances in MissionsEdit

While the vehicle appears in wanted levels, some missions has scripted appearances of it in GTA IV and episodes. Only in GTA V and GTA Online, its appearances are purely scripted.

Grand Theft Auto IV Edit

The Lost And Damned Edit

The Ballad Of Gay Tony Edit

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

Grand Theft Auto Online Edit

Missions Edit

Heists Edit

Notable OwnersEdit

  • In TLAD, it is driven by all of the corrupt Police Officers in the mission Bad Cop Drop, which is strange, as two of the named ones are a LCPD Task Force set out to watch the Angels of Death, but when ambushed, they are accompanied by the FIB.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • It does not have a fixed spawn location, but can be obtained once the player has a wanted level of 4 stars and above. Note that the FIB doesn't appear always on police chases.
  • Dialing 227-555-0100 on the player's phone. This works in both GTA IV and its DLCs. There is no achievement penalty, but will increase the level of FIB agents appearing at higher-wanted levels.
  • Obtainable in missions in both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Grand Theft Auto V/OnlineEdit

  • Can be found parked next to the satellites in Grand Senora Desert with FIB agents and scientists between 10:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Often two can spawn.
    • Does not spawn in the XB1, PS4 and PC version, instead there will be two white Washingtons, Burritos or one of each.
  • To spawn the FIB Buffalo, one have a VIP start Hostile Takeover at LSIA. The Buffalo will spawn in the hanger. Take the vehicle, deliver the package and the Buffalo will be with you.

Obtaining the Buffalo Edit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The FIB Buffalo is particularly difficult to obtain, as it has no fixed spawn location (the same way as NOOSE Patriot, NOOSE Cruiser and Enforcer). Getting the FIB Buffalo requires specific conditions to be met, making it a notable challenge:

  • Free hunt: The most straightforward but challenging method, however, available at any stage of the game progress. Obtain a 4 star wanted level via attacking the police in a rapid fashion, wait for an FIB Buffalo team to arrive, shoot down the agents inside and hijack the car. Using body armor and an automatic weapon will make this process much easier. FIB Agents will come with Carbine Rifles, SMGs, Pump Action Shotguns and rarely Pistols. In TBoGT, they use Assault SMGs and they are the only NPCs with the ability to fire the Assault SMG through a vehicle's window.
  • Internet jailbait method: Go to the www.littlelacysurprisepageant.com page on the Algonquin safehouse computer and then wait until the LCPD sends an FIB Team. If they send a NOOSE Team, reload the game and try again. When they send an FIB Team, just exit the house, kill the FIB Agents in it, and park it.
  • Via a Cheat Code, explained above.

Note that just gaining a 4 star wanted level alone for trespassing a restricted location, such as the Francis International Airport's runway or Civilization Committee Headquarters, will not improve the chances for an FIB Buffalo to appear in pursuit. The probability for it to appear in pursuit seems to increase if the player is making a rapid getaway from police cars, shooting the drivers, going over bridges and changing vehicles often.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

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Trivia Edit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • The FIB Buffalo has two sets of blue and red emergency lights (one set in the front grille, the other in the rear windshield), whilst LCPD cars use white and red. Red and blue are illegal for use as emergency car colors in Liberty City (New York City, due to it being against New York City code. This explains why all LCPD/NYPD Emergency vehicles have red and white lights); it can be deduced that because the FIB Buffalo is a Federal Car, it is exempt from the city's laws.
  • In GTA IV, the FIB Buffalo is the only law enforcement vehicle that Niko Bellic can use when carrying out girlfriends on dates (law enforcement vehicles cannot be used during dates). Some girlfriends will even comment on the vehicle as a "nice car".

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

  • In a chase scene during Meltdown, a white FIB Buffalo can be seen a brief moment.
  • Dave Norton's GTA V artwork suggests there may have been a FIB Buffalo S in the beta.
  • In GTA Online Capture Creator, the player can color both FIB vehicles to what they desire.
  • The siren was altered for the enhanced version, where it now sounds like a 90's police siren. The same siren is also used on the FIB Granger.
  • Evidence[1] from the Heists Update suggests the IAA uses this vehicle as well.

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ReferencesEdit

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