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:''For the hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, see [[Hearse]].''
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{{DISPLAYTITLE:Romero Hearse}}
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{{Images|Current Design Gallery}}
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{{Disambiglink|For the sports car featured in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]], see [[Romero (GTA 2)|Romero]].}}
 
{{Infobox vehicles
 
{{Infobox vehicles
| name = Romero
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|name = Romero Hearse
| front_image = Romero-GTA4-front.jpg
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|front_image = RomeroHearse-Front-GTAV.png
| image_size = 300
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|image_size = 300
| caption = A Romero in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
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|rear_image = RomeroHearse-Rear-GTAV.png
| vehicle_type = Civilian car, Funeral car
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|caption = A '''Romero Hearse''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''.
| body_style = Two-door sports car, Hearse
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|aka = Romero <small>(GTA SA and GTA IV)</small><br>Romero Hearse <small>(GTA V)</small>
| capacity = 2 (''GTA 2'')<br>4 (''GTA VC'', ''GTA SA'', ''GTA IV'')
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|vehicle_class = Sedans
| appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
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|vehicle_type = Funeral car
| manufacturer =
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|body_style = [[:Category:Station Wagons|Four-door hearse]]
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|capacity = 4 <small>(driver and three passengers, GTA VC)</small><br>2 <small>(driver and passenger, GTA SA - GTA V)</small>
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|appearances = ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]''<br>''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]''
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|related = [[Washington]]<br>[[Hearse]]<br>[[Lurcher]]
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|manufacturer = [[Albany]] <small>([[HD Universe]], GTA IV)</small><br> [[Chariot]] <small>([[HD Universe]], GTA V)</small>
 
}}
 
}}
 
 
{{q|Funeral director's vehicle. Possibly used as cover.|GTA Vice City Website}}
 
{{q|Funeral director's vehicle. Possibly used as cover.|GTA Vice City Website}}
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The '''Romero's Hearse''' is a vehicle which first appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]''. The name was shortened to '''Romero''' in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'', and in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', it was renamed the '''Romero Hearse'''. It is manufactured by [[Albany]] in ''GTA IV'' and [[Chariot]] in ''GTA V.''
   
The '''Romero''' is a two-door sports car that first appeared in ''[[Grand Theft Auto 2]]''. The name was then applied to a hearse in ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', ''[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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==Design==
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===3D Universe===
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The design of the Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' is as expected for a vehicle tailored to transport the deceased, appearing as a black station wagon-like car with a rear compartment designed to carry a coffin. It resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a [[wp:Buick Electra|1977–1984 Buick Electra]]). The car may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs). This version also resembles kind of a station wagon version of the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.
   
==Description==
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In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', it resembles a late [http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/corpseside-classic-1970-cadillac-hearse/ '70s Cadillac hearse], sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] possible [[Girlfriends in GTA San Andreas|girlfriends]], [[Katie Zhan]], owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval.
===''Grand Theft Auto 2''===
 
In its original appearance in ''Grand Theft Auto 2'', the Romero assumes the design of a two-door hardtop coupe, distinguished by its bubble-like windscreens and triangular windows in the rear. [[Ray Larabie]]'s original version exhibits a more original design.
 
   
Despite its somewhat sporty design, the ''Grand Theft Auto 2'' rendition's controls are delayed, resulting in sluggish cornering, and its acceleration and top speed may be regarded as below average. When [[Crusher|crushed]], the Romero will award the player [[Body Armor|armor]] when in the Downtown District, or [[Molotov Cocktail|Molotov cocktails]] in the Industrial District.
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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The HD universe rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the [[Washington]] sedan, and as such, bears the [[Albany]] brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside from the mission [[Undertaker]]. In GTA IV, the hearse has whitewall tires.
   
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180">
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
Romero-GTA2-Larabie.png|An early [[Ray Larabie]] design of the Romero.
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In GTA V, the Romero has a chance to spawn with a coffin in the rear and normal tires. Other than that, it remains unchanged from the GTA IV model. For some reason, it's labeled as [[Chariot]] in-game, despite reusing the Albany model.
Romero-GTA2-ingame.jpg|A Romero in the form of a two-door coupe in ''Grand Theft Auto 2'', with lights on.
 
</gallery>
 
   
===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' — ''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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===Current Design Gallery===
====Name====
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{{Vehicle Design Gallery
''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' featured a hearse named '''Romero's Hearse''' and in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: IV'', this was shortened to '''Romero'''.
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| Front_quarter_imagename = RomeroHearse-Front-GTAV.png
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| Top_view_imagename =
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| Rear_quarter_imagename = RomeroHearse-Rear-GTAV.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 = Romero Hearse,Albany.jpg
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| Underside_view_imagename =
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| Inside_view_imagename = Romero-hearses-interior-gtav.png
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| Badge_texture_imagename =
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| Damage_view_imagename = Romero-trunk-rear-gtav.png
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| Dashboard_view_imagename = Romero_GTAVe_Interior.jpg
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}}
   
The Romero name was probably reused for hearses in reference to [[wp:George A. Romero|George A. Romero]], the director of the ''Night of the Living Dead'' series of zombie movies. Within ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', the car name is also associated with the [[Funeraria Romero]] funeral parlor, which features two Romero's Hearse parked out front in the mission [[Two Bit Hit]].
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===Version History Gallery===
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{{Vehicle Design History Gallery
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| GTAVC_Front_imagename = RomerosHearse-GTAVC-front.jpg
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| GTAVC_Rear_imagename = RomerosHearse-GTAVC-rear.jpg
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| GTASA_Front_imagename = Romero-GTASA-front.jpg
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| GTASA_Rear_imagename = Romero-GTASA-rear.jpg
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| GTAIV_Front_imagename = Romero-GTAIV-front.png
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| GTAIV_Rear_imagename = Romero-GTAIV-rear.png
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}}
   
Due to the recurrence of hearses since ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', the differently named [[Hearse]] in ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'' may be confused with the Romero's Hearse.
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==Performance==
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===3D Universe===
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The Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes, though it does have a good side, as its excellent grip on all surfaces (except sand), combined with its low braking, allow it to brake and drift around corners a lot more easily than other cars. This ability significantly improves its bad turning, while retaining continuous high speeds, thus making it a somewhat desirable car.
   
====Design====
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The Romero is the least durable vehicle in GTA SA, though it does have significantly softer suspensions than even a [[Monster]]. But the suspensions are very short, sometimes leading to the cars chassis scraping the ground from a fall. (This problem can be fixed by modifying it with [[Hydraulics]] at any [[Transfender]] shop, and locking the hydraulics on 'High' mode, making it an acceptable off-roader, especially when equipped with Off Road Wheels.)
   
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', Romero's Hearse resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 [[wp:Buick Electra|Buick Electra]]). In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for [[File:Washington_badges.png|thumb]]the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] possible [[Girlfriends in GTA San Andreas|girlfriends]], [[Katie Zhan]], owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval. The Romero featured in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs).
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The performance of the Hearse in ''GTA Liberty City Stories'' is similar to the game's [[Perennial]] as both cars share the same body construction, thus possessing mediocre-to-average acceleration and top speed but responsive steering and braking.
   
The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the [[Washington]] sedan, and as such, bears the [[Albany]] brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside one mission ("[[Undertaker]]").
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All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.
   
<gallery width="auto" perrow="4" style="font-size:95%; padding:0;" widths="180" captionalign="left">
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
File:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' (<small>[[:Image:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear view]]</small>)
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The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due to the added weight of the wagon body. Suspension is average on the front, but low on the rear, as the vehicle's wagon body makes extra weight on the rear area, being sometimes problematic when reversing at an uneven terrain.
Romero-GTASA-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; all-gray body with coffin]]</small>).
 
Romero-GTA4-front.jpg|A Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' (during "[[Undertaker]]") (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
</gallery>
 
   
====Performance====
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====GTA IV Overview====
The Romero's Hearse in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes. The ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due of 138 mph to the added weight of the wagon body.
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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|Single Overhead Camshaft|SOHC}} V8 <small>(Cover)</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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}}
   
All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'' rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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For ''Grand Theft Auto V'', it retains some elements from the GTA IV version, except that it's less heavier and has better handling, though is still slow.
   
===Availability and appearances in missions===
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==== GTA V Overview ====
While the original Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto 2'' is commonly found in the Downtown and Industrial Districts of [[Anywhere City]], the vehicle in hearse form is not normally driven on the streets, and are more commonly seen parked or in specific missions.
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{{GTA V Vehicle Stats
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time defined = n/a
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|Top speed defined = 77 / 125 <small>(Handling.dat)</small>
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|Engine defined = n/a
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|Drivetrain defined = RWD
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|Gears defined = 5
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|Mass defined = 2000 / 4409
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|0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time observed = 24.5 Seconds
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|Top speed observed = 95 / 152
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|Engine observed = {{H:title|Front engine, rear wheel drive|FR}} {{H:title|Single Overhead Camshaft|SOHC}} V8 <small>(Cover)</small>
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|Drivetrain observed = RWD
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|Gears observed = 5}}
   
In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]" but it can be spawned through [[cheats]]. The Romero can be found in [[Blackfield Chapel]] in [[Las Venturas]], in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''. The Romero can be found outside missions in ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''.
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==Modifications ==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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The Romero can be modified at the [[TransFenders]].
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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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|rowspan=2|Colors
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|Car Color 1 (64 different colors)
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|[[$]] 150
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|-
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|Car Color 2 (64 different colors)
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|$ 150
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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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|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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|}
   
The Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is only featured in the mission "[[Undertaker]]".
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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{| class="wikitable"
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!Type
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!Upgrade
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!Cost (Story)
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!Cost ([[Grand Theft Auto Online|Online]])
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|-
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|rowspan="5"|Armor
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|Armor Upgrade 20%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,500
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 40%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,500
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 60%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$12,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 80%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$21,000
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|-
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|Armor Upgrade 100%
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$30,000
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Brakes
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|Street Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,000
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|-
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|Sport Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,400
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|-
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|Race Brakes
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$7,000
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Engine
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 1
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| style="text-align: center;" |$900
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,800
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 2
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,500
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 3
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,800
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,600
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|-
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|EMS Upgrade, Level 4
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,350
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,700
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|-
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| rowspan="2" |Lights
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|Xenon Lights
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| style="text-align: center;" |$300
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,000
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|-
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{Main|Los Santos Customs/Lights}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="2"|Loss/Theft Prevention
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|Tracker
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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|-
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|Full Coverage
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$
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|-
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|Respray
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{ResprayColorsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|Sell
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|Sell Vehicle
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| style="text-align: center;" |N/A
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| style="text-align: center;" |$
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|-
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|rowspan="4"|Suspension
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|Lowered Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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|-
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|Street Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,000
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|-
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|Sport Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,400
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|-
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|Competition Suspension
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,400
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Transmission
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|Street Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,950
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,900
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|-
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|Sports Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,250
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| style="text-align: center;" |$6,500
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|-
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|Race Transmission
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| style="text-align: center;" |$4,000
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| style="text-align: center;" |$8,000
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|-
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|Turbo
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|Turbo Tuning
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| style="text-align: center;" |$2,500
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| style="text-align: center;" |$30,000
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|-
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|Wheels
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|<div class="mw-collapsible mw-collapsed" style="width:100%">
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<div class="mw-collapsible-content">
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{{WheelsExpand}}
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</div>
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</div>
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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| style="text-align: center;" | -
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|-
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|rowspan="3"|Windows
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|Light Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$200
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| style="text-align: center;" |$1,500
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|-
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|Dark Smoke
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| style="text-align: center;" |$450
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| style="text-align: center;" |$3,500
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|-
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|Limo
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| style="text-align: center;" |$700
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| style="text-align: center;" |$5,000
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|}
   
==Modifications (''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'')==
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== Image Gallery ==
The Romero can me modified at the [[TransFenders]].
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<gallery position="center">
* Color (two areas)
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Romero-GTAV-Wreck.jpg|A wrecked Romero Hearse in [[Los Santos Customs]].
* Wheels (ten types)
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Romero-GTAV-RSC.png|The Romero on [[Rockstar Games Social Club]].
* Nitro (All)
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</gallery>
* Bass Boost
 
* Hydraulics
 
   
==Trivia==
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==Prominent Appearances in Missions==
* While the car appears to have four doors, only two can be seated, except for in ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', where four people can fit.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
* In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', when the Romero's left light is broken, it will still work, but the right (unbroken) light will not, and vice versa.
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In ''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'', Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]" but it can be spawned through [[cheats]].
* In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', the Romero is the least durable vehicle in the game.
 
* The vehicle can be sold in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' for $2,200 at [[S&M Auto Sales]] following completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
 
* Despite its only regular ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' appearance being in the mission "[[Undertaker]]", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in [[Westdyke]].
 
* The Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'', just like the [[Washington]], its base, features the [["Door Ajar" Chime|"door ajar" chime]] which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
 
* Romero is Spanish for "Rosemary."
 
* The name 'Romero' is likely a reference to the famous horror movie director, George Romero, due to it being a hearse in all but its ''Grand Theft Auto 2'' appearance.
 
* In ''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'', the Romero is the only vehicle that start with Radio Off.
 
* The Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is one of the four cars only to be called by their name in missions. The others are "The Silver Blista" in [[Clean Getaway]], the "shitty beige [http://gta.wikia.com/Willard Willard]" from [http://gta.wikia.com/It%27s_Your_Call It's Your Call] and [[Gracie Ancelotti]]'s Pink [[Feltzer]].
 
   
==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
;''Grand Theft Auto 2''
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The Romero in ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' is only featured in the mission "[[Undertaker]]", where the player have to take the corpse of [[Derrick McReary|Derrick]] or [[Francis McReary|Francis]] to [[Steinway]] or [[Colony Island]], respectively. No matter what choice is made in the mission [[Blood Brothers]], the player can drive it as part of the mission.
* Commonly spawned in the [[Downtown District|Downtown]] and [[Industrial District]]s of [[Anywhere City]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto Online''===
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In ''Grand Theft Auto: Online'', two Romero Hearses appear in the mission "[[Funeral Party]]".
   
;''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''
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==Notable Owners==
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*[[Katie Zhan]] owns a white Romero, with a [[Custom Vehicle License Plates|custom licence plate]] reading "TRAUMA", as a reference to her job as a nurse.
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==Locations==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
 
*It can only be obtained during the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]", by stealing it from the [[Haitians|Haitian]] funeral.
 
*It can only be obtained during the mission "[[Two Bit Hit]]", by stealing it from the [[Haitians|Haitian]] funeral.
* Via cheat - PC: ''THELASTRIDE'', PS2 - down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.
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* Via [[Cheats in GTA Vice City|cheat]]:
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** [[PlayStation 2|PS2]]: down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.
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** [[PC]]: ''THELASTRIDE''
   
;''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
* In the driveway of [[Drive-Thru Confessions Church]], [[Palomino Creek]], [[Red County]].
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* In the driveway of [[Drive-Thru Confessions Church]], [[Palomino Creek]], [[Red County]] (Only Playstation 2 version)
* Outside [[Katie Zhan]]'s home in [[Juniper Hollow]], [[San Fierro]]. (only when dating her, and locked until certain progress is made with her)
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* Outside [[Katie Zhan]]'s home in [[Juniper Hollow]], [[San Fierro (3D Universe)|San Fierro]] (only when dating her, unlocks after certain dating progress).
 
* Near [[Fort Carson Medical Center]], [[Fort Carson]], [[Bone County]]
 
* Near [[Fort Carson Medical Center]], [[Fort Carson]], [[Bone County]]
* Two are located in [[Blackfield Chapel]], [[Las Venturas]].
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* Two are located in [[Blackfield Chapel]], [[Las Venturas (3D Universe)|Las Venturas]].
 
* Next to the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]], [[Angel Pine]], [[Whetstone]].
 
* Next to the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]], [[Angel Pine]], [[Whetstone]].
* Via cheat (PC): ''WHERESTHEFUNERAL''
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* Via [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas|cheat]]:
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** [[PC]]: ''WHERESTHEFUNERAL''
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
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The Romero is one of the rarest vehicles in the game, being limited to a single appearance in the same:
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*It can be obtained during "[[Undertaker]]". The Romero will drive past, but if the player luckily shoots the driver's head, the Romero will stop and the car can be obtained.
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*It rarely spawns in [[Colony Island]], at the [[Colony Island cemetery|cemetery]]'s parking lot.
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*Some mainly spawn in traffic, if already driving in one. It can spawn in [[Steinway]] and [[Colony Island]].
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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*Seen parked at [[Paleto Bay]], near [[The Hen House]] property in the parking lot of [[St. Brigid Baptist Church]].
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*Seen parked in front of the mortuary on [[Innocence Boulevard]] in [[Rancho]].
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*Seen parked in the graveyard parking lot of the [[Hill Valley Church]] in [[Pacific Bluffs]].
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*Seen parked in front of a small church near [[Central Los Santos Hospital|Central Los Santos Medical Center]] in [[Strawberry]].
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*Parked at [[Strawberry Mortuary]] on [[Davis Avenue]] in Strawberry, [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
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== Trivia ==
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===General===
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* The Romero name is a reference to [[wp:George A. Romero|George A. Romero]], the director of the ''[[wp:Night of the Living Dead|Night of the Living Dead]]'' series of zombie movies.
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* ''Romero'' is Spanish for "Rosemary."
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* The Romero is generally designed as a 2-person vehicle, but made with 4 doors. Real-life hearses have 2 extra doors in the coffin compartment as a purpose of accommodate the coffin in the front side, as well as releasing it when desired to extract the same. The limitations in GTA VC made the Romero as a 4-person vehicle, as the doors are programmed to represent a vehicle's capacity. This was fixed in the HD universe, where the back doors are correctly programmed to be unusable (Only the SA version and the [[Hearse]] omitted these to avoid this issue).
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Vice City''===
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* When the Romero's left light is broken, it will still work, but the right (unbroken) light will not, and vice versa.
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* If one manages to get a passenger to sit in the back of Romero, he/she will sit inside the coffin.
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===''Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas''===
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* The Romero is the only vehicle that starts with Radio Off.
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* On back doors there are door handles, but there is no gap between doors and rest of the body and back doors can´t be broken.
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto IV'' ===
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* The vehicle can be sold in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] for $2,200 at [[S&M Auto Sales]] following completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
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* Just like the [[Washington]], its base, it features the [[Vehicle Features#Door Ajar Chime|door-ajar chime]] which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
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* The Romero is one of the five cars only to be called by their name in missions. The others are "The Silver [[Blista Compact|Blista]]" in [[Clean Getaway]], the "shitty beige [[Willard]]" from [[It's Your Call]], the [[Patriot]] from "[[The Puerto Rican Connection]]" and [[Gracie Ancelotti]]'s pink [[Feltzer]].
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* The default radio station is [[The Journey]] in GTA IV except the one used in the mission [[Undertaker]], which does not have a radio.
   
;''Grand Theft Auto IV''
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=== ''Grand Theft Auto V'' ===
It can be obtained during "[[Undertaker]]", where you have to take the corpse of [[Derrick McReary|Derrick]] or [[Francis McReary|Francis]] to [[Steinway]] or [[Colony Island]].
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* There is a [[Wrecks|wrecked]] Romero on a car jack in the [[La Mesa]] branch of [[Los Santos Customs]].
* Can also be obtained after the mission if you are lucky enough to find it in traffic.
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* It has a uniquely purple interior that is different to the Washington it is based on.
* Rarely Spawns in [[Colony Island]], at the Cemetary's parking lot.
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**In the [[Grand Theft Auto V#Enhanced and PC Versions|enhanced version]], however, the interior is black like many other vehicles. The back of the vehicle remains purple.
* Some many spawn in traffic if already in one, especially after [[Heavy Toll]]. Appearing in [[Steinway]] and [[Colony Island]].   
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* If the Romero is destroyed by explosives, the wreath that is on top of the coffin inside will remain undamaged.
   
==See also==
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==See Also==
* [[Hearse]], ''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories'' and ''Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars'' equivalents.
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* [[Hearse]] - ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]'' and ''[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]'' equivalents.
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* [[Lurcher]] - Another type of hearse added to ''[[Grand Theft Auto Online]]'' as part of the [[Halloween Surprise|Halloween Surprise Update]].
   
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For the sports car featured in Grand Theft Auto 2, see Romero.


"Funeral director's vehicle. Possibly used as cover."
— GTA Vice City Website

The Romero's Hearse is a vehicle which first appeared in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The name was shortened to Romero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV, and in Grand Theft Auto V, it was renamed the Romero Hearse. It is manufactured by Albany in GTA IV and Chariot in GTA V.

DesignEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The design of the Romero's Hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is as expected for a vehicle tailored to transport the deceased, appearing as a black station wagon-like car with a rear compartment designed to carry a coffin. It resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 Buick Electra). The car may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs). This version also resembles kind of a station wagon version of the Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of Carl Johnson's possible girlfriends, Katie Zhan, owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The HD universe rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the Washington sedan, and as such, bears the Albany brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside from the mission Undertaker. In GTA IV, the hearse has whitewall tires.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

In GTA V, the Romero has a chance to spawn with a coffin in the rear and normal tires. Other than that, it remains unchanged from the GTA IV model. For some reason, it's labeled as Chariot in-game, despite reusing the Albany model.

Current Design GalleryEdit


Version History GalleryEdit

PerformanceEdit

3D UniverseEdit

The Romero's Hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes, though it does have a good side, as its excellent grip on all surfaces (except sand), combined with its low braking, allow it to brake and drift around corners a lot more easily than other cars. This ability significantly improves its bad turning, while retaining continuous high speeds, thus making it a somewhat desirable car.

The Romero is the least durable vehicle in GTA SA, though it does have significantly softer suspensions than even a Monster. But the suspensions are very short, sometimes leading to the cars chassis scraping the ground from a fall. (This problem can be fixed by modifying it with Hydraulics at any Transfender shop, and locking the hydraulics on 'High' mode, making it an acceptable off-roader, especially when equipped with Off Road Wheels.)

The performance of the Hearse in GTA Liberty City Stories is similar to the game's Perennial as both cars share the same body construction, thus possessing mediocre-to-average acceleration and top speed but responsive steering and braking.

All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Grand Theft Auto IV Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due to the added weight of the wagon body. Suspension is average on the front, but low on the rear, as the vehicle's wagon body makes extra weight on the rear area, being sometimes problematic when reversing at an uneven terrain.

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)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
n/a

FR SOHC V8 (Cover)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
n/a
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

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

n/a


Grand Theft Auto VEdit

For Grand Theft Auto V, it retains some elements from the GTA IV version, except that it's less heavier and has better handling, though is still slow.

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 77 / 125 (Handling.dat)

n/a

RWD

5

2000 / 4409

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

24.5 Seconds 95 / 152

FR SOHC V8 (Cover)

RWD

5

Mass cannot be observed.


Modifications Edit

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

The Romero can be modified at the TransFenders.

Type Upgrade Cost
Colors Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $ 150
Car Color 2 (64 different colors) $ 150
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000
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 VEdit

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Lights Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery Edit

Prominent Appearances in MissionsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "Two Bit Hit" but it can be spawned through cheats.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Romero in Grand Theft Auto IV is only featured in the mission "Undertaker", where the player have to take the corpse of Derrick or Francis to Steinway or Colony Island, respectively. No matter what choice is made in the mission Blood Brothers, the player can drive it as part of the mission.

Grand Theft Auto OnlineEdit

In Grand Theft Auto: Online, two Romero Hearses appear in the mission "Funeral Party".

Notable OwnersEdit

LocationsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

  • It can only be obtained during the mission "Two Bit Hit", by stealing it from the Haitian funeral.
  • Via cheat:
    • PS2: down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.
    • PC: THELASTRIDE

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

The Romero is one of the rarest vehicles in the game, being limited to a single appearance in the same:

  • It can be obtained during "Undertaker". The Romero will drive past, but if the player luckily shoots the driver's head, the Romero will stop and the car can be obtained.
  • It rarely spawns in Colony Island, at the cemetery's parking lot.
  • Some mainly spawn in traffic, if already driving in one. It can spawn in Steinway and Colony Island.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Trivia Edit

GeneralEdit

  • The Romero name is a reference to George A. Romero, the director of the Night of the Living Dead series of zombie movies.
  • Romero is Spanish for "Rosemary."
  • The Romero is generally designed as a 2-person vehicle, but made with 4 doors. Real-life hearses have 2 extra doors in the coffin compartment as a purpose of accommodate the coffin in the front side, as well as releasing it when desired to extract the same. The limitations in GTA VC made the Romero as a 4-person vehicle, as the doors are programmed to represent a vehicle's capacity. This was fixed in the HD universe, where the back doors are correctly programmed to be unusable (Only the SA version and the Hearse omitted these to avoid this issue).

Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityEdit

  • When the Romero's left light is broken, it will still work, but the right (unbroken) light will not, and vice versa.
  • If one manages to get a passenger to sit in the back of Romero, he/she will sit inside the coffin.

Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasEdit

  • The Romero is the only vehicle that starts with Radio Off.
  • On back doors there are door handles, but there is no gap between doors and rest of the body and back doors can´t be broken.

Grand Theft Auto IV Edit

Grand Theft Auto V Edit

  • There is a wrecked Romero on a car jack in the La Mesa branch of Los Santos Customs.
  • It has a uniquely purple interior that is different to the Washington it is based on.
    • In the enhanced version, however, the interior is black like many other vehicles. The back of the vehicle remains purple.
  • If the Romero is destroyed by explosives, the wreath that is on top of the coffin inside will remain undamaged.

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