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{{Images|Inside view; Detail (Design Gallery)}}
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Moonbeam
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|name = Moonbeam
| front_image = Moonbeam-GTA4-front2.jpg
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|front_image = Moonbeam-GTAO-front.png
| image_size = 300
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|image_size = 300
| caption = A Moonbeam in [[GTA IV]]
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|caption = A '''Moonbeam''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
| rear_image = Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg
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|rear_image = Moonbeam-GTAO-rear.png
| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] (GTA IV)
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|manufacturer = [[Declasse]] <small>([[HD Universe]])</small>
| vehicle_type = Civilian minivan<br>Law enforcement van (GTA V)
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|vehicle_type = Civilian van
| body_style = Minivan
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|body_style = 4-door minivan
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
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|related = [[Burrito]]
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
}}
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|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[The Lost and Damned]]''<br>''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' {{DLC|GTA Online: Lowriders Update (XB1, PS4, and PC only)}}
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|vehicle_class = Muscle
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|price=[[Money|$]]32,500 <small>(GTA Online) ([[Benny's Original Motor Works]]) {{H:title|Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions onl|[NG]}}</small>
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}}{{Q|It may look like a sturdy, affordable minivan with high seating capacity and low build quality. Sure. Its manufacturers were happy with a complete lack of features and utter disregard for good looks. But mindless acceptance of obvious facts did not make this country what it is today. Forget about what the Moonbeam is, and start thinking about what a stunted adolescent with thousands of dollars can pay for it to be. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works.|Description at [[Benny's Original Motor Works]] website}}
   
{{q|Good for big families. Or large gang of criminals.|GTA Vice City Website}}
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The [[Declasse]] '''Moonbeam''' is a four-door minivan featured in every game of the franchise after ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]''. It was later added to ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' as part of the [[GTA Online: Lowriders]] Update for the [[Xbox One]], [[PlayStation 4]] and [[Personal Computer|PC]] version of the game.
   
The [[Declasse]] '''Moonbeam''' is a large four-door minivan featured in:
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== Design ==
* [[Grand Theft Auto III]]
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===3D Universe===
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]
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{{Q|Good for big families. Or large gang of criminals.|GTA Vice City Website}}
* [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
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Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a [[Wikipedia:Chevrolet Astro|1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari]], but it has tall taillights. The GTA Vice City version's taillights are similar to those found on [[wikipedia:Ford_Econoline|1992-1994 Ford Econoline]] vans. Some versions of the Moonbeam have rear fog lights attached to the rear bumper. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
 
* [[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ==
 
=== Design ===
 
Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a [[Wikipedia:Chevrolet Astro|1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari]], but it has tall taillights. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.
 
   
 
During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "'''Aster'''", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
 
During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "'''Aster'''", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
   
{| align="center"
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a [[Declasse]] manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet [[File:Moonbeam badges.png|thumb]]Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors. The tail lights share their textures with the [[Bobcat]] and resemble those of the [[wikipedia:Jeep_Liberty_(KK)|KK Jeep Liberty]].
Aster-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Aster", a beta Moonbeam as depicted prior to GTA III's release.
 
Moonbeam-GTA3-front.jpg|GTA III (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTA3-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Moonbeam-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Moonbeam-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
moonbeam.jpg|GTA San Andreas
 
</gallery>
 
|}
 
   
=== Performance ===
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The Moonbeam can be found in several different configurations; stock passenger or conversion; with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder (conversion), elevated aero roof (conversion), roof-mounted luggage bars (stock and low-roof conversion), a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs. Conversion Moonbeams may also be found with panels in place of rear quarter windows.
Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the large but under-powered gas V6 engines (Strangely, they are listed as Diesel in the handling.cfg), rear-wheel drive layouts (Moonbeams in GTA III and GTA Vice City are exceptions being front-wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.
 
   
== GTA IV ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
=== Design ===
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{{Next-Gen}}
In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a [[Declasse]] manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet [[File:Moonbeam_badges.png|thumb]]Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors.
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The Moonbeam appears in the original shape and design as the latter appearance, however it appears with multiple advanced modifications fitted, and sliding door panels are seen apparent on the side of the vehicle.
   
The Moonbeam can be found in several different conversion van configurations, with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder, elevated aero roof (featuring a "Super Streamline" badge), roof-mounted luggage bars, a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs. It also can be found with blanked out rear side windows. A Super Streamline badge is featured on all Moonbeams on the driver’s door, regardless of whether it has a "Super Streamline" roof or not.
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The Moonbeam is only available for the [[Xbox One]], [[PlayStation 4]] and [[Personal Computer|PC]] renditions of ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
   
The Moonbeam appears to take cues from Japanese conversion vans based on the Astro.
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===Current Design Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
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| Front_quarter_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-FrontQuarter.jpg
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| Top_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Top.jpg
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-RearQuarter.jpg
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| Front_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Front.jpg
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| Side_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Side.jpg
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| Rear_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Rear.jpg
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| Engine_bay_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Enginebay.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Underside.jpg
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| Inside_view_imagename =
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| Badge_texture_imagename =
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| Damage_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-Open.jpg
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAV-FirstPersonInterior.jpg
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}}
   
{| align="center"
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===Version History Gallery===
|<gallery width="auto" perrow="3" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="181" captionalign="left">
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
Moonbeam-GTA4-front1.jpg|A Moonbeam in GTA IV, with luggage bars on the roof and paneled rear quarter windows.
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| GTAIII_Front_imagename = Moonbeam-GTA3-front.jpg
Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg|GTA IV rendition; rear quarter view depicting its optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder.
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| GTAIII_Rear_imagename = Moonbeam-GTA3-rear.jpg
Moonbeam-GTA4-front2.jpg|GTA IV rendition; front quarter view with a "Super Streamline" roof, a billet grille covering the headlamps and engine grille, and paneled rear quarter windows.
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAVC-front.jpg
</gallery>
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAVC-rear.jpg
|}
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Moonbeam-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Moonbeam-GTASA-rear.jpg
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| GTALCS_Front_imagename = Moonbeam-GTALCS-front.jpg
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| GTALCS_Rear_imagename = Moonbeam-GTALCS-rear.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Front_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAVCS-front.jpg
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| GTAVCS_Rear_imagename = Moonbeam-GTAVCS-rear.jpg
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| GTAIV_Front_imagename = Moonbeam-GTA4-front1.jpg
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename = Moonbeam-GTA4-rear.jpg
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}}
   
=== Performance ===
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==Moonbeam Custom==
The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a 3.5L (as the "3500LX" designation suggests) diesel V6, unlike the GTA III era Moonbeams which have gas engines, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; with a top speed 155 mph, the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from under-steer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.
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{{Infobox vehicles
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|name = Moonbeam Custom
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|front_image = MoonbeamCustom-GTAO-front.png
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|image_size = 300
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|caption = A '''Moonbeam Custom''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
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|rear_image = MoonbeamCustom-GTAO-rear.png
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|manufacturer = [[Declasse]]
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|vehicle_type = Civilian van
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|body_style = 4-door minivan
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|capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers)</small>
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|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' {{DLC|GTA Online: Lowriders Update (XB1, PS4, and PC only)}}
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|vehicle_class = Muscle
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|price=[[Money|$]]370,000 <small>(GTA Online) (Lowrider conversion at [[Benny's Original Motor Works]]) {{H:title|Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC versions only|[NG]}}</small>
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}}
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The '''Moonbeam Custom''' is a custom variant of the Moonbeam, which features highly-advanced modifications, and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Moonbeam.
   
== Variant ==
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To obtain, the player simply needs to purchase a standard Moonbeam, take it to [[Benny's Original Motor Works]] and upgrade the vehicle to "Moonbeam Custom" for [[Money|$]]370,000. Once the upgrade is purchased, many additional modifications will become available, such as interior modifications, hydraulics, sound systems, vinyls, paint-jobs, plaques, and interior features. {{clr}}
[[Image:Moonbeam-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The requested Moonbeam in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
 
   
In GTA IV, a Moonbeam is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], appearing with a uniquely black and red body. As a new Moonbeam will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to [[S&M Auto Sales]], the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.
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== Performance ==
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===3D Universe===
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Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the under-powered engines, rear wheel drive layouts (Moonbeams in GTA III and Vice City are front-wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.
   
== GTA V ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
=== Design ===
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The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a diesel V6, unlike the GTA III era Moonbeams which have gas engines, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; with a top speed 155mph, the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from understeer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.
In GTA V, a police van seen in a screenshot appears to be based on Moonbeam, however redesigned, being based no longer on the 1985-1994 Astro/Safari but the 1995-2005 version instead. It is also no longer a conversion van, reverting to a standard minivan. It also appears to have rear sliding doors, although its main rival, the [[Minivan]], does not.
 
   
[[File:Gta-5-police-moonbeam.png|thumb|Police Moonbeam in GTA V.]]
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====GTA IV Overview====
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{{GTA IV Vehicle Stats}}
   
== Trivia ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
*The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's [[Bobcat]], is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to [[Vehicle Details#Model badge|physically depict its name]]; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
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The Moonbeam is powered by an FR single overhead camshaft V8 capable of moving it at an average top speed. Since the vehicle has a minivan-style body, it weighs a bit less than other industrial-style vans, and as a result has decent acceleration. Unfortunately, this costs it in terms of durability and traction. Poor weight distribution and (in stock form) the high, soft suspension causes heavy oversteer while cornering. Even though the Moonbeam is a van, it is classified by the game as a muscle car for races.
*The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam has the record for highest number of variations per vehicle.
 
*Driving a Moonbeam into the [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas]] will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
 
*After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
 
*In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
 
*In GTA IV it is impossible to do a burnout with the Moonbeam, possibly due to the excessively heavy weight, or the highly-under-powered engine.
 
*The Moonbeam is strangely not classified as a "people carrier" in Race Mode, but instead paired with the [[Speedo]], [[Burrito]] and [[Pony]] in the "vans" class. This may be due to the Moonbeam being based on the truck-based Astro. This also implies there may be a cargo van variant. The Moonbeam was referred to as a van by police chatter in GTA III, but so was the [[Blista]], which became the Minivan for GTA IV and fell under "people carrier" category.
 
*In the beta version of GTA IV, the moonbeam was going to have the "MOONBEAM" decal applied to it's back hatch, similar to the Vice City rendition.
 
   
*In GTA Vice City the Moonbeam originally had sliding rear doors, but due to limitations, were cut.
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The Custom version has largely similar performance to the stock version, with the exception of the lower, stiffer suspension reducing oversteer slightly. However, Moonbeam Customs have a "spoiler" available to them (the Spare wheel option functions as a spoiler) that provides a traction increase and improves the Moonbeam Custom's handling compared to its stock counterpart.
*The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** [[West Coast Talk Radio]] in GTA San Andreas.
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====GTA Online Overview====
** [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT Radio]] or [[PLR]] in GTA IV.
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
* The Moonbeam may get its name due to the real-life variant Chevrolet Astro, as they both share names with astronomical themes. This is also further proven by the beta name, the Aster.
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Single Overhead Camshaft|SOHC}} V8 <small>(In-game model)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Top speed observed = 102 / 164
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}}
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== Modifications ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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*The Moonbeam can only be modified in a [[TransFender]] garage.
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost
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|-
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|Color
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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|-
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|rowspan=2|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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|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=2|Spoilers
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|Drag
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|$ 200
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|-
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|Worx
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|$ 200
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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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|}
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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====Moonbeam====
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*TBA
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====Moonbeam Custom====
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Once the "Moonbeam Custom" upgrade is purchased on the standard Moonbeam for [[Money|$]]370,000, the following modifications will be available:
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*TBA
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''Note: Hydraulics will automatically be fitted, albeit with low functionality. Other hydraulics will be available.''
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery>
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Aster-GTA3-front.jpg|The "Aster", a beta Moonbeam as depicted prior to GTA III's release.
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Moonbeam-GTA4-front2.jpg|GTA IV rendition; front quarter view with a "Super Streamline" roof, a billet grille covering the headlamps and engine grille, and an incomplete vehicle base.
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Moonbeam-GTAO-RSC.jpg|The '''Moonbeam''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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MoonbeamCustom-GTAO-RSC.jpg|The '''Moonbeam Custom''' on the Rockstar Games Social Club.
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Moonbeam-GTAOnline-GTALowRidersDLC.jpg|A '''Moonbeam Custom''' seen in a screenshot of the [[GTA Online: Lowriders]] Update for ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''. Note the sliding side doors.
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GTA_Online-LowridersDLC-Moonbeam-Trailer.png|Rear view of a '''Moonbeam Custom''' as seen in the [[GTA Online: Lowriders]] Trailer for ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''.
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</gallery>
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== Variants ==
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[[Image:Moonbeam-GTA4-Stevie-front.jpg|thumb|275px|right|The requested Moonbeam in [[Stevie's Car Thefts]] in GTA IV.]]
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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A Moonbeam is requested as part of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]], appearing with a uniquely black and red body. As a new Moonbeam will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to [[S&M Auto Sales]], the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.
   
 
==Locations==
 
==Locations==
===GTA III===
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
*Garage 30 north of [[Momma's Restaurante]], [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island]]
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*Garage 30 north of [[Momma's Restaurante]], [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland]].
*In the departments of [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland Island
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*In the departments of [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland.
*In [[Callahan Point]], Portland Island
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*In [[Callahan Point]], Portland.
*In the [[Carson General Hospital]] in [[Rockford]], [[Staunton Island]]
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*In the [[Carson General Hospital]] in [[Rockford]], [[Staunton Island]].
*And in the [[Liberty Tree]] offices on [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island
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*In the [[Liberty Tree]] offices in [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
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*Commonly driving around [[Vice Point]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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*Commonly seen driving around [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]] especially [[Idlewood]].
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*Parked outside [[The Pig Pen]] in [[East Los Santos (3D Universe)|East Los Santos]], Los Santos.
   
===GTA Vice City===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
*Usually found driving around [[Little Havana]].
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*Found driving around in [[Saint Mark's]].
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*In the parking lot of the [[Harwood Ferry Terminal|Ferry Terminal]] in [[Harwood]], [[Portland]].
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*In the underground parking lot of [[AMCo. Headquarters]] in [[Torrington]], [[Staunton Island]].
   
===GTA San Andreas===
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories''===
*Commonly seen driving around [[Los Santos]] especially [[Idlewood]].
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*Seen driving around at the [[Escobar International Airport]].
*Parked outside [[The Pig Pen]] in [[East Los Santos]], Los Santos.
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*Commonly driving around in [[Little Haiti]].
   
===GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City===
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
*Commonly found in [[Broker]], [[Bohan]], and the [[Berchem|west end]] of [[Alderney]].
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*Commonly found in [[Broker]], [[Bohan]], and the west end of [[Alderney]].
 
*Commonly seen in [[Middle Park East]].
 
*Commonly seen in [[Middle Park East]].
 
*Very common on [[Charge Island]], [[Bohan Industrial]], and [[Colony Island]].
 
*Very common on [[Charge Island]], [[Bohan Industrial]], and [[Colony Island]].
   
===Grand Theft Auto V===
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
*TBA
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*Can be purchased from [[Benny's Original Motor Works]] Website for [[Money|$]]32,500 (enhanced version only).
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== Trivia ==
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*The Moonbeam was originally planned to have sliding rear doors, although technical limitations in GTA III made it impossible.
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*The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
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** [[West Coast Talk Radio]] in GTA San Andreas.
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** [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT Radio]] or [[PLR]] in GTA IV.
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*The Moonbeam may get its name due to the real-life variant Chevrolet Astro, as they both share names with astronomical themes. This is also further proven by the beta name, the Aster.
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*The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's [[Bobcat]], is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to physically depict its name; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
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*Driving a Moonbeam into the [[TransFender]] in [[Las Venturas]] will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
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*After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
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* In the [[Beta Releases|beta]] for GTA Vice City, the Moonbeam was originally implied, just as planned originally for GTA III, to have sliding rear doors. However, the limitations still existed. Sliding doors were not added until GTA V.
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*In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
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*In GTA IV it is impossible to do a burnout with the Moonbeam, possibly due to the excessively heavy weight, in conjunction with the highly-underpowered engine.
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*The Moonbeam is strangely not classified as a "people carrier" in GTA IV's Race Mode, but instead paired with the [[Speedo]], [[Burrito]] and [[Pony]] in the "vans" class. The reason for this may be due to the fact that some Moonbeam conversions are based on a commercial model.
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"It may look like a sturdy, affordable minivan with high seating capacity and low build quality. Sure. Its manufacturers were happy with a complete lack of features and utter disregard for good looks. But mindless acceptance of obvious facts did not make this country what it is today. Forget about what the Moonbeam is, and start thinking about what a stunted adolescent with thousands of dollars can pay for it to be. Eligible for customization at Benny's Original Motor Works."
— Description at Benny's Original Motor Works website

The Declasse Moonbeam is a four-door minivan featured in every game of the franchise after Grand Theft Auto III. It was later added to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the GTA Online: Lowriders Update for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC version of the game.

Design Edit

3D UniverseEdit

"Good for big families. Or large gang of criminals."
— GTA Vice City Website

Between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, the Moonbeam is straightforwardly modeled after a 1985—1994 Chevrolet Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari, but it has tall taillights. The GTA Vice City version's taillights are similar to those found on 1992-1994 Ford Econoline vans. Some versions of the Moonbeam have rear fog lights attached to the rear bumper. Minor cosmetic changes have been made throughout its appearances, but the van has generally retained its bulky 1980s design, making it unattractive in all its appearances. Whilst the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition of the Moonbeam is based on that of GTA III, the GTA Vice City Stories rendition adopts the design of the GTA Liberty City Stories or GTA III rendition, instead of the usual GTA Vice City rendition.

During development of GTA III, the van was originally known as the "Aster", a clear reference to the Chevrolet Astro name. The van is depicted in the Capital Autos website.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

In GTA IV, the Moonbeam (now with a Declasse manufacturer badge) is still based on a 1985—1994 Chevrolet
Moonbeam badges
Astro/1985—1994 GMC Safari but the front end has been greatly altered, incorporating more realistic detailing and design cues, as well as supporting one-tone or two-tone body colors. The tail lights share their textures with the Bobcat and resemble those of the KK Jeep Liberty.

The Moonbeam can be found in several different configurations; stock passenger or conversion; with optional rear-mounted continental tire and ladder (conversion), elevated aero roof (conversion), roof-mounted luggage bars (stock and low-roof conversion), a custom billet grille that covers the headlamps, and either one of two types of side scuffs. Conversion Moonbeams may also be found with panels in place of rear quarter windows.

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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The Moonbeam appears in the original shape and design as the latter appearance, however it appears with multiple advanced modifications fitted, and sliding door panels are seen apparent on the side of the vehicle.

The Moonbeam is only available for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto Online.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

Moonbeam CustomEdit


The Moonbeam Custom is a custom variant of the Moonbeam, which features highly-advanced modifications, and hydraulics enabled, not present on the standard Moonbeam.

To obtain, the player simply needs to purchase a standard Moonbeam, take it to Benny's Original Motor Works and upgrade the vehicle to "Moonbeam Custom" for $370,000. Once the upgrade is purchased, many additional modifications will become available, such as interior modifications, hydraulics, sound systems, vinyls, paint-jobs, plaques, and interior features.

Performance Edit

3D UniverseEdit

Moonbeams between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories all possess similar handling properties. Performance is poor, due to the under-powered engines, rear wheel drive layouts (Moonbeams in GTA III and Vice City are front-wheel drive), heavy bodies, soft suspension, and high center of gravity (leading to a tendency to flip on rough terrains); as a result, the Moonbeam is generally unsuitable for high-speed driving and has little practical use aside its fundamental function as a mode of transport. The Moonbeam only holds a maximum of four occupants.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The GTA IV rendition of the Moonbeam is powered by a diesel V6, unlike the GTA III era Moonbeams which have gas engines, and features a rear wheel drive layout, however its lack of power makes this characteristic negligible; with a top speed 155mph, the Moonbeam drives as slowly as its predecessors, and still suffers from understeer. Frustratingly, the Moonbeam fails to withstand a large amount of damage, as its large size would suggest.

GTA IV OverviewEdit

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Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

The Moonbeam is powered by an FR single overhead camshaft V8 capable of moving it at an average top speed. Since the vehicle has a minivan-style body, it weighs a bit less than other industrial-style vans, and as a result has decent acceleration. Unfortunately, this costs it in terms of durability and traction. Poor weight distribution and (in stock form) the high, soft suspension causes heavy oversteer while cornering. Even though the Moonbeam is a van, it is classified by the game as a muscle car for races.

The Custom version has largely similar performance to the stock version, with the exception of the lower, stiffer suspension reducing oversteer slightly. However, Moonbeam Customs have a "spoiler" available to them (the Spare wheel option functions as a spoiler) that provides a traction increase and improves the Moonbeam Custom's handling compared to its stock counterpart.

GTA Online OverviewEdit

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Modifications Edit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • The Moonbeam can only be modified in a TransFender garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $ 250
Medium Exhaust $ 200
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
Roof Roof Scoop $ 80
Spoilers Drag $ 200
Worx $ 200
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

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

MoonbeamEdit

  • TBA

Moonbeam CustomEdit

Once the "Moonbeam Custom" upgrade is purchased on the standard Moonbeam for $370,000, the following modifications will be available:

  • TBA

Note: Hydraulics will automatically be fitted, albeit with low functionality. Other hydraulics will be available.

Image GalleryEdit

Variants Edit

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The requested Moonbeam in Stevie's Car Thefts in GTA IV.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

A Moonbeam is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing with a uniquely black and red body. As a new Moonbeam will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto IIIEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City StoriesEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

Trivia Edit

  • The Moonbeam was originally planned to have sliding rear doors, although technical limitations in GTA III made it impossible.
  • The Moonbeam plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The Moonbeam may get its name due to the real-life variant Chevrolet Astro, as they both share names with astronomical themes. This is also further proven by the beta name, the Aster.
  • The Moonbeam in GTA Vice City, along with the game's Bobcat, is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to physically depict its name; sporting a "MOONBEAM" badge on its trunk lid.
  • Driving a Moonbeam into the TransFender in Las Venturas will cause the vehicle to spawn on top of the garage but underneath the roof, trapping the player and the vehicle. At this point the player can only escape by blowing themselves up, re-loading the game's save file, or re-loading the game itself.
  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Moonbeam fetching $2,200.
  • In the beta for GTA Vice City, the Moonbeam was originally implied, just as planned originally for GTA III, to have sliding rear doors. However, the limitations still existed. Sliding doors were not added until GTA V.
  • In GTA IV the Moonbeam is equipped with the "door ajar" bong when the driver's door is opened.
  • In GTA IV it is impossible to do a burnout with the Moonbeam, possibly due to the excessively heavy weight, in conjunction with the highly-underpowered engine.
  • The Moonbeam is strangely not classified as a "people carrier" in GTA IV's Race Mode, but instead paired with the Speedo, Burrito and Pony in the "vans" class. The reason for this may be due to the fact that some Moonbeam conversions are based on a commercial model.
  • Unlike other vans, the Moonbeam in GTA Online is the only vehicle to feature working sliding doors. While sliding doors are present in the Youga, they do not open as there is no passenger seating in the back. Other vans either have no side doors, or conventionally opening side doors (as seen on the Minivan).
  • Despite being a van, the Moonbeam in GTA V is classified as a muscle car, most likely due to having visual upgrades available on other cars in the update.
  • In GTA V, The Moonbeam shares a similar sound with sports sedans like the Tailgater and Schafter.
  • The addition of the Moonbeam and its modification options in GTA Online references the Astro/Safari van's popularity in the lowrider scene.
  • A livery that the Moonbeam Custom can be equipped with is based on one which is part of a Chevy Astro/GMC Safari body kit package from Southern California-based body kit manufacturer Xenon.

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