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Kaufman Cabs
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Name: Kaufman Cabs
Owner: Tommy Vercetti
Type of Business: Taxi Firm
Location(s): Little Haiti, Vice City

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 $40,000.

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.

The firm takes its name from actor Andy Kaufman, who played a taxi mechanic in the Taxi TV series.

Post-Purchase Script

Delores: Guess you're the new owner. What are you, mob? Cartel? You don't look Mexican... Anyhoo, I guess you better get on with the 'things are going to change around here' crap, maybe threaten one of the drivers, go steady on Ted over there, he's just had his hernia fixed.

Tommy Vercetti: Well, yeah. Things are going to change around here, lady.

Delores: Oh crap, sonny. Might as well leave this to me I've been doing this for years. (Talks into microphone) Now hear this. We are now under new management and things are going to change around here again. Our new management, the (talking to Tommy) Which gang are you?

Tommy Vercetti: Well, I'm not part of any gang actually.

Delores: What's your goddamned name kid?

Tommy Vercetti: Vercetti, Tommy Vercetti.

Delores: (talking into the microphone) Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble. Capiche? Out! (Talking to Tommy) Did you like the 'capiche'? I liked the 'capiche'. So this is how it's worked in the past, we run the firm as usual. If we get any trouble from rival firms, you beat the crap out of them. Then they beat the crap out of us, then you beat the crap out of them, etcetera, etcetera. You got it?

Tommy Vercetti: Uh, yeah, I guess...

Delores: Just grab a taxi from the garage if you feel like jumping in.

Known Employees

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


Asset missions


  • There are arcade machines inside the firm like the 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


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