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{{infobox business
|image = KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-exterior.jpg
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|image = KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-logo.png
|size = 300px
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
 
 
|name = Kaufman Cabs
 
|name = Kaufman Cabs
|owner = [[Tommy Vercetti]]
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|ceo = [[Tommy Vercetti]]
|tob = Taxi Firm
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|type = Taxi Firm
|location = [[Little Haiti]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]
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|locations = [[Little Haiti]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]].
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|caption = Kaufman Cabs Logo.
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|taglines = ''"Serving Vice City 24 hours"''}}
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'''Kaufman Cabs''' is a [[taxi]] firm appearing in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]''.
   
'''Kaufman Cabs''' is a taxi firm based in [[Little Haiti]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], which is bought by [[Tommy Vercetti]] in [[1986]] for [[Money|$]]40,000.
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==Description==
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It is located in [[Little Haiti]], [[Vice City (3D Universe)|Vice City]].
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The business operates a fleet of [[Kaufman Cab]] taxis, and employs long-serving employee [[Delores]] as a dispatcher and [[Ted]] as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are [[Vice City Cabs]], who are a bigger firm with more taxis.
   
The business operates a fleet of [[Kaufman Cab]] taxis, and employs long-serving employee [[Delores]] as a dispatcher and [[Ted]] as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are [[Vice City Cabs]], who are a bigger firm with more taxis. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups. However in Vice City Stories Kaufman Cabs is closed and doesn't have a sign just like other assets in Vice City game.
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The business can bought by [[Tommy Vercetti]] in [[1986]] for [[Money|$]]40,000. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups. In Vice City Stories, however, Kaufman Cabs is closed and doesn't have a sign just like other assets in Vice City game.
   
The firm takes its name from actor [[wp:Andy Kaufman|Andy Kaufman]], who played a taxi mechanic in the [[wp:Taxi (TV series)|Taxi]] TV series.
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==Influence==
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The firm takes its name from the late actor [[wp:Andy Kaufman|Andy Kaufman]], who played a taxi mechanic in the [[wp:Taxi (TV series)|Taxi]] TV series. Also, the depot of Kaufman Cabs has the basic layout of the Sunshine Cab Company from the same TV series.
   
 
==Known Employees==
 
==Known Employees==
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* [[Friendly Rivalry]]
 
* [[Friendly Rivalry]]
 
* [[Cabmaggedon]]
 
* [[Cabmaggedon]]
==Trivia==
 
*The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Kaufman Cabs purchase cutscene is "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy. The song is also featured on the in-game radio station [[V-Rock]].
 
*There are arcade machines inside the firm like the [[Pogo the Monkey (game)|Pogo the Monkey game]] however, they are not playable.
 
*There is a calendar inside the firm but the picture is a rival cab - the VC Cabs, which is unusual as the Kaufman Cabs taxis are Cabbies. The same calendar is on the refrigerator at Phil's mobile home.
 
*Kaufman shares it's name with a character in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, which is another [[Rockstar Games]] title.
 
*The depot of Kaufman Cabs has the basic layout of the Sunshine Cab Company from the 1978 TV Series Taxi and one of the actors who appeared in the series was called Andy Kaufman hench the name Kaufman Cabs.
 
*The interior is used on the starting screen of [[Vice City Multiplayer]]
 
*There is a texture which is misplaced on one of the lamps, instead the chains on it says [[DMAir Rockstar]]. [[File:Dmairrockstarlampmisplace.jpg|thumb|The misplaced Texture.]]
 
*the name Kaufman is a play on Andy Kaufman the star of 70s US sitcom Taxi who pased away in 1984
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-purchase.jpg|[[Delores]] announces [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy's]] ownership to the drivers, including [[Ted]] (in the red shirt)
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KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-purchase.jpg|[[Delores]] announces [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy's]] ownership to the drivers, including [[Ted]] (in the red shirt).
 
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-interior.jpg|The interior of Kaufman Cabs.
 
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-interior.jpg|The interior of Kaufman Cabs.
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-logo.png|Kaufman Cabs logo.
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KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-exterior.jpg|Exterior view of the building.
 
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-logo2.png|Alternate logo of Kaufman Cabs.
 
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-logo2.png|Alternate logo of Kaufman Cabs.
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-driver.jpg|A Kaufman Cabs worker.
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KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-driver.jpg|A Kaufman Cabs worker, Ted.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
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==Trivia==
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*Sometimes, when driving a Kaufman's cab, the player hears Delores on the dispatcher giving orders to Tommy (even though there is no marker nor a side mission). It is also possible to hear her arguing with a cab driver, possibly Ted.
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* The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Kaufman Cabs purchase cutscene is "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy. It is also featured on the in-game [[Radio Stations in GTA Vice City|radio station]] [[V-Rock]].
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*There are arcade machines inside the firm like the [[Pogo the Monkey (game)|Pogo the Monkey game]] however, they are not playable.
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[[File:Dmairrockstarlampmisplace.jpg|thumb|The misplaced Texture.]]
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*There is a calendar inside the firm but the picture is a rival cab - the VC Cabs, which is unusual as the Kaufman Cabs taxis are [[Cabbie]]s. The same calendar is on the refrigerator at [[Phil's Place|Phil's mobile home]].
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*Kaufman shares its name with a character in [http://maxpayne.wikia.com/wiki/Max_Payne_2:_The_Fall_of_Max_Payne Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne], which is another [[Rockstar Games]] title.
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*There is a texture which is misplaced on one of the lamps, instead the chains on it says [[DMAir Rockstar]].
   
 
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Latest revision as of 02:31, November 17, 2015

Kaufman Cabs is a taxi firm appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

DescriptionEdit

It is located in Little Haiti, Vice City. The business operates a fleet of Kaufman Cab taxis, and employs long-serving employee Delores as a dispatcher and Ted as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are Vice City Cabs, who are a bigger firm with more taxis.

The business can bought by Tommy Vercetti in 1986 for $40,000. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups. In Vice City Stories, however, Kaufman Cabs is closed and doesn't have a sign just like other assets in Vice City game.

InfluenceEdit

The firm takes its name from the late actor Andy Kaufman, who played a taxi mechanic in the Taxi TV series. Also, the depot of Kaufman Cabs has the basic layout of the Sunshine Cab Company from the same TV series.

Known EmployeesEdit

  • Tommy Vercetti - current owner
  • Delores - former owner, dispatcher
  • Ted - cab driver

RivalsEdit

Asset missionsEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Sometimes, when driving a Kaufman's cab, the player hears Delores on the dispatcher giving orders to Tommy (even though there is no marker nor a side mission). It is also possible to hear her arguing with a cab driver, possibly Ted.
  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Kaufman Cabs purchase cutscene is "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy. It is also featured on the in-game radio station V-Rock.
  • There are arcade machines inside the firm like the Pogo the Monkey game however, they are not playable.
Dmairrockstarlampmisplace

The misplaced Texture.

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