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{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
| name = Merit
 
| name = Merit
| front_image = Merit-GTASA-front.jpg
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| front_image = Merit-GTAIV-front.png
 
| image_size = 300
 
| image_size = 300
| caption = The Merit in [[Grand Theft Auto San Andreas]]
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| caption = A '''Merit''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] (GTA IV)
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| rear_image = Merit-GTAIV-rear.png
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| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
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| related = [[Taxi]]<br>[[Police Patrol]]<br>[[Fugitive]]
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan
 
| body_style = 4-door sedan
| capacity = 4 (driver and three passengers)
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| capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[The Ballad of Gay Tony|TBoGT]]
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| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''
 
}}
 
}}
The '''Merit''' is one of the many full-size four-door sedans featured in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
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The '''Merit''' is a four-door sedan featured in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''. It is manufactured by [[Declasse]] in the [[HD Universe]].
   
== Design ==
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==Design==
=== GTA San Andreas ===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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The Merit is originally based on a [[wp:Mazda 929|fifth generation (1992-1995) Mazda 929]], and is one of a handful of vehicles in GTA San Andreas with a rounded body design.
   
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Merit, now bearing a [[Declasse]] badge, is redesigned with a similar look to the [[wp:Chevrolet Impala|1999-2005 Chevrolet Impala]] LS (evidenced by the foglights and the spoiler, as does the real-life Impala LS.), with the back seemingly inspired by a fifth generation [[wp:Honda Accord|1995-1997 Honda Accord]]. The front bumper could be derived from a variety of cars, but the headlights and front grille are reminiscent of a [[wp:Pontiac GTO#Revival|fourth generation Pontiac GTO]], while the taillight looks similar to [[wp:BMW M3 E46|BMW E46 M3]]. The wheels seem to be based on American Racing's line of chrome IROC-Z wheel replicas. Unlike the Chevrolet Impala, which is a FWD car, the GTA IV rendition of the Merit is a RWD car.
   
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The Merit is also the standard base for the [[Police Patrol]] and the [[Taxi]].
   
The Merit is originally based on a [[wp:Mazda 929#1990|fourth generation, 1992-1995 Mazda 929]], one of a handful of vehicles in GTA San Andreas with a rounded body design.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-FrontQuarter.png
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| Top_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Top.png
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-RearQuarter.png
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| Front_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Front.png
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| Side_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Side.png
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| Rear_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Rear.png
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Engine.png
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| Underside_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Underside.png
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| Inside_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Inside.png
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| Badge_texture_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Badges.png
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| Damage_view_imagename = Merit-GTAIV-Open.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = FPSNotAvailable-GTAWiki.png
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}}
   
=== GTA IV ===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
[[Image:Merit-GTA4-front.jpg|thumb|right|305px|A Merit in GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Merit-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).]]
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Merit-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Merit-GTASA-rear.jpg
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}}
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Merit, assuming a [[Declasse]] badge, is redesigned with a similar look to the [[wp:Chevrolet Impala#2000-2005|2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala ]] LS with the back seemingly inspired by a fifth generation [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Accord 1995-1997 Honda Accord]. The front bumper could be derived from a variety of cars, but the headlights and front grille are reminiscent of a [[wp:Pontiac GTO#Revival|fourth generation Pontiac GTO]]. The wheels seem to be based on American Racing's line of chrome IROC-Z wheel replicas. Unlike the Chevrolet Impala, which is a FWD car, the GTA IV rendition of the Merit is a RWD car. The Merit is also the standard base for the [[Police Patrol]] and the [[Taxi]]. After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]], he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Merit fetching $1,800.
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==Performance==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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This rendition of the Merit is designed as a balanced out performance, having average brake response and cornering, and good acceleration and speed. Coupled with its four-seat capacity, the Merit is practically a good choice for [[Drive-By Shooting|drive-bys]] and [[police]] evasion although crash deformation is not impressive. The Output HP for the Merit is 205HP. The Merit is a good starting car for new street racers as it can compare with cars like the [[Euros]] and [[Alpha]]. The top speed of the Merit is 212KPH.
   
== Performance ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
=== GTA San Andreas ===
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The GTA IV rendition of the Merit is powered by a V6, mated to a 5 speed transmission in a RWD layout. Acceleration is good, but nothing special, and in line with the Merit's vanilla, everyday sedan image. Top speed is good: 205 mph(330 km/h). Braking is very good, and ABS is standard. The suspension is very firm, keeping the Merit flat through corners, and enabling it to corner effectively at speed. Accident deformation is acceptable, as the Merit will survive a few frontal impacts before being rendered unusable. The Merit seems suited towards any situation; it's capable of high speeds and it seems able to survive a serious car chase, making it a versatile addition to any parking space.
This rendition of the Merit is designed as a balanced out performance, having average brake response and cornering, and good acceleration and speed. Coupled with its four-seat capacity, the Merit is a practically a good choice for drive-bys and [[police]] evasion although crash deformation is not impressive.
 
   
=== GTA IV ===
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The [[GTA IV]] Merit is equipped with a [[GPS]] system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.
The GTA IV rendition of the Merit is powered by a V6, mated to a 5 speed transmission in a RWD layout. [[File:Merit_badges.png|thumb]]Acceleration is good, but nothing special, and in line with the Merit's vanilla, everyday sedan image. Top speed is good: 177 mph (284kmh). Braking is very good, and ABS is standard. The suspension is very firm, keeping the Merit flat through corners, and enabling it to corner effectively at speed. Accident deformation is acceptable, as the Merit will survive a few frontal impacts before being rendered unusable. The Merit seems suited towards any situation; it's capable of high speeds and it seems able to survive a serious car chase, making it a versatile addition to any parking space.
 
   
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
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====GTA IV Overview====
The Merit can be upgraded at [[TransFender]]. It has exactly the same range of modifications as the [[Sentinel]].
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time =
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|Top Speed Files =
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|Top Speed Tested =
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|Engine = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Double Overhead Camshaft|DOHC}} Inline-4 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain Files=
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|Drivetrain Tested= RWD
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|Gears Files=
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|Gears Tested= 5
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|Mass (Files only)=
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}}
   
== Locations ==
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==Modifications==
'''GTA San Andreas'''
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
*Very common in [[San Fierro]]
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The Merit can be upgraded at [[TransFender]].
* Often spawns in[[Downtown (San Fierro)| Downtown&nbsp;San Fierro&nbsp;]]
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{| class="wikitable"
* Usually seen in [[Tierra Robada]]
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!Type
'''GTA IV'''
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!Upgrade
* Often seen driving in [[East Hook]], [[BOABO]] and possibly [[Outlook]]
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!Cost
* It is also seen near [[Playboy X's Penthouse]]
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|-
* It can be seen driving in [[Industrial, Bohan]]
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|Color
'''TBoGT'''
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
* It is seen driving around [[Purgatory]], [[Star Junction]], [[Westminster]] and [[Middle Park West]], [[Algonquin]].
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|$ 150
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|-
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|Hood
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|Fury Scoop
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|$ 150
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|-
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| rowspan="4" |Exhausts
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|Large Exhaust
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|$ 250
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|-
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|Medium Exhaust
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Twin Exhaust
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|$ 300
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|-
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|Upswept Exhaust
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|$ 400
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|-
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| rowspan="3" |Nitro
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|2x Nitrous
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|$ 200
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|-
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|5x Nitrous
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|$ 500
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|-
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|10x Nitrous
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Roof
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|Roof Scoop
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|$ 80
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|-
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| rowspan="4" |Spoilers
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|Drag
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Fury
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|$ 350
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|-
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|Worx
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Alpha
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|$ 250
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|-
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| rowspan="10" |Wheels
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|Import
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|$ 820
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|-
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|Atomic
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|$ 770
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|-
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|Ahab
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Virtual
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|$ 620
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|-
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|Access
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|$ 1140
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|-
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|Off Road Wheel
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|$ 1000
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|-
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|Mega
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|$ 1030
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|-
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|Grove
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|$ 1230
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|-
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|Twist
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|$ 1200
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|-
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|Wires
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|$ 1560
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|-
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|Car Stereo
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|Bass Boost
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|$ 100
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|-
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|Hydraulics
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|Hydraulics
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|$ 1500
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|}
   
==Variants==
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==Notable owners==
[[Image:Merit-GTA4-Michelle-front.jpg|right|thumb|275px|Michelle's silver Merit in GTA IV.]]
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*A San Fierro District Attorney owned a Merit, which [[Carl Johnson]] [[555 We Tip|planted with drugs]] on the orders of [[Frank Tenpenny]].
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*[[Karen Daniels|Michelle]] owns a silver Merit.
   
In GTA IV [[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]] is depicted to own a lustered silver Merit when the player first meets her. The car is used during the mission [[First Date (GTA IV)|First Date]] and can be kept afterwards. It has the same properties as that of a regular Merit. Similar Merits may also spawn parked or in traffic.
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery position="center">
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BetaMerit-GTAIV.jpg|Beta version of the Merit, as seen in the GTA IV first trailer.
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Merit-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV (<small>[[:Image:Merit-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
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Merit-GTA4-Michelle-front.jpg|Michelle's silver Merit in GTA IV.
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Merit-GTAV-wreck.png|A wrecked Merit in [[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]].
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</gallery>
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==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* Very common in [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]].
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* Often spawns in [[Downtown (San Fierro)|Downtown San Fierro]].
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* Common in [[East Beach|East Beach, Los Santos]]
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* Usually seen in [[Tierra Robada]].
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* Can be found with '''full immune''' in the mission [[555 We Tip]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV'' + ''Episodes from Liberty City''===
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*Michelle's silver Merit only appears in the mission [[First Date (GTA IV)|First Date]], and can be kept by the player after the mission.
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* Often seen driving in [[East Hook]], [[BOABO]] and possibly [[Outlook]].
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* It is also seen near [[Playboy X's Penthouse]].
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* It can be seen driving in [[Industrial, Bohan]].
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* It is seen driving around [[Purgatory]], [[Star Junction]], [[Westminster]] and [[Middle Park West]], [[Algonquin]].
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
* The Merit plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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===General===
** [[West Coast Talk Radio]] in GTA San Andreas.
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*The Merit plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[The Beat 102.7]] or [[The Classics 104.1]] in GTA IV.
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**'''''GTA San Andreas:''''' [[West Coast Talk Radio]].
* The GTA IV rendition of the car unusually features a metal partition between the front and rear occupant compartments, similar to the [[Taxi]] and [[Police Patrol]], despite being a private vehicle and thus having no need for it.
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**'''''GTA IV:''''' [[The Beat 102.7]] or [[The Classics 104.1]].
* Sometimes in GTA IV if police are chasing a criminal on foot, and you get out of the regular merit for a couple seconds, the cop might enter it thinking it is the police rendition.
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*In GTA IV there is a version of the Merit that is rusted, burnt out, and undrivable.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
*The Merit in GTA IV is based on the upgraded Impala, the Chevrolet Impala LS, and not the base version. This is because the Merit has foglights and a spoiler, as does the real - life Impala LS.
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*The Merit has the same engine sound as the [[ZR-350]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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* After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]], he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Merit fetching $1,800.
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*The beta version of the Merit has different grille and rims, as seen in the first trailer.
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* The GTA IV rendition of the car unusually features a metal partition between the front and rear occupant compartments, similar to the [[Taxi]] and [[Police Patrol]], despite being a private vehicle and thus, having no need for it.
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*Sometimes in GTA IV, if police are chasing a criminal on foot, and the player exits a regular Merit, it may be commandered by the police.
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*In GTA IV, there is a [[Wrecks|wrecked]] version of the Merit. It appears to be the beta version, due to having a different grille and lights. It also appears in [[GTA V]], but with better textures. In GTA V, it can be found at the Scrap Yard, near a destroyed [[Packer]], at a place beside the Harmony Gas Station, and at a yard of a repair shop near LSMC.
   
 
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[[Category:Vehicles]]
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]]
 
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[[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]]
[[Category:4-Door Sedans and Coupes]]
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[[Category:Vehicles manufactured by Declasse]]

Latest revision as of 13:06, May 2, 2016


The Merit is a four-door sedan featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV. It is manufactured by Declasse in the HD Universe.

DesignEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Merit is originally based on a fifth generation (1992-1995) Mazda 929, and is one of a handful of vehicles in GTA San Andreas with a rounded body design.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Merit, now bearing a Declasse badge, is redesigned with a similar look to the 1999-2005 Chevrolet Impala LS (evidenced by the foglights and the spoiler, as does the real-life Impala LS.), with the back seemingly inspired by a fifth generation 1995-1997 Honda Accord. The front bumper could be derived from a variety of cars, but the headlights and front grille are reminiscent of a fourth generation Pontiac GTO, while the taillight looks similar to BMW E46 M3. The wheels seem to be based on American Racing's line of chrome IROC-Z wheel replicas. Unlike the Chevrolet Impala, which is a FWD car, the GTA IV rendition of the Merit is a RWD car.

The Merit is also the standard base for the Police Patrol and the Taxi.

Current Design GalleryEdit


PerformanceEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

This rendition of the Merit is designed as a balanced out performance, having average brake response and cornering, and good acceleration and speed. Coupled with its four-seat capacity, the Merit is practically a good choice for drive-bys and police evasion although crash deformation is not impressive. The Output HP for the Merit is 205HP. The Merit is a good starting car for new street racers as it can compare with cars like the Euros and Alpha. The top speed of the Merit is 212KPH.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The GTA IV rendition of the Merit is powered by a V6, mated to a 5 speed transmission in a RWD layout. Acceleration is good, but nothing special, and in line with the Merit's vanilla, everyday sedan image. Top speed is good: 205 mph(330 km/h). Braking is very good, and ABS is standard. The suspension is very firm, keeping the Merit flat through corners, and enabling it to corner effectively at speed. Accident deformation is acceptable, as the Merit will survive a few frontal impacts before being rendered unusable. The Merit seems suited towards any situation; it's capable of high speeds and it seems able to survive a serious car chase, making it a versatile addition to any parking space.

The GTA IV Merit is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice, but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

GTA IV OverviewEdit

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
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Top Speed (Tested)
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FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
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Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

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ModificationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Merit can be upgraded at TransFender.

Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Hood Fury Scoop $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Twin Exhaust $ 300
Upswept Exhaust $ 400
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Drag $ 200
Fury $ 350
Worx $ 200
Alpha $ 250
Wheels Import $ 820
Atomic $ 770
Ahab $ 1000
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Off Road Wheel $ 1000
Mega $ 1030
Grove $ 1230
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500

Notable ownersEdit

Image GalleryEdit

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto IV + Episodes from Liberty CityEdit

TriviaEdit

GeneralEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • The Merit has the same engine sound as the ZR-350.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Merit fetching $1,800.
  • The beta version of the Merit has different grille and rims, as seen in the first trailer.
  • The GTA IV rendition of the car unusually features a metal partition between the front and rear occupant compartments, similar to the Taxi and Police Patrol, despite being a private vehicle and thus, having no need for it.
  • Sometimes in GTA IV, if police are chasing a criminal on foot, and the player exits a regular Merit, it may be commandered by the police.
  • In GTA IV, there is a wrecked version of the Merit. It appears to be the beta version, due to having a different grille and lights. It also appears in GTA V, but with better textures. In GTA V, it can be found at the Scrap Yard, near a destroyed Packer, at a place beside the Harmony Gas Station, and at a yard of a repair shop near LSMC.

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