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"No problem getting a pair of 300lb tweens in the back of this bad boy... The Vapid Sadler is a full-size pick-up for full-size Americans. The best-selling and least fuel-efficient vehicle in the United States for over 20 years."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.


The Sadler is a pickup truck featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.

Design

The overall design of the Sadler has focused around Ford's line of pickup trucks, appearing in GTA San Andreas as a two-door pickup truck and returning to GTA V as a four-door crew-cab pickup truck. In GTA V, elements such as the frontal fascia and rear lights from the Sadler are reused in the Sandking XL and Sandking SWB as well as the Liberator.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Sadler is one of the lower class pickup trucks available in the game, and functions as a farm truck, resulting in it appearing more frequently in rural regions of San Andreas. Like certain pickup trucks in the game, the Sadler will come with loads on its truck bed, such as oil drums, Sprunk cans, or wooden crates. The truck is based on a 1971 Ford F-250 but the placement of the grille is similar to 1970s era International Harvester pickup trucks.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Vapid Sadler features a linear theme and appears to be inspired by North American styling featured on the second generation Ford F250 Super Duty. It only comes in crew cab variants. The Sadler commonly functions as a trailer towing truck or a work truck.

The front of this truck illustrates the linear theme of the truck's design; the most distinct feature of the front face is the large, chrome-edged rectangular grille. The manufacturer emblem is located centrally, above a chrome horizontal strip. The headlight units are adjacent to the grille and are rectangular in shape. Beneath the grille and headlight units is the front bumper, which protrudes from the front face more than the grille. The hood of the truck features an elevated area whose edges are formed by boundaries that run from a corner of the grille to the windshield (parallel to the body's edge).

The sides of the truck further reinforce the linear design theme; being formed from a number of straight lines. The lower area of the body is elevated, with edges parallel to the base of the body. The truck features flared wheel arches to create a more muscular appearance. The main body line that splits the lower body from the upper body is entirely straight. The main body line runs from just above the top of the headlight units across to the rear face of the truck. Like the F250, the side windows of the truck feature a step near the A-pillar. In the small stepped area, wing mirrors are mounted on a polymer insert. The greenhouse is also a linear formation and the roof features five small lights near the front. The rear windshield of the cab is split into three sections. Behind the cabin area, a roll bar may be fitted to the load bed. The truck features side steps which span the cabin area. The truck features industrial-style wheels, wrapped in medium profile tires.

The rear of the truck completes the linear theme; having an entirely rectangular rear face. In between the main body line and elevated lower body area, the rear light units are placed. The rear light units are rectangular and placed on the corners of the body, they appear to be split into four sections. The rear bumpers at the base of the rear face protrude further than the elevated area.

The Sadler has a rear tow hitch, which is able to tow several trailers:

The Sadler can spawn with a number of extra components, none of which are available at Los Santos Customs:

  • Front brushguard, shared with the brushguard on the Bobcat XL.
  • Rear bed cover
  • Rear rollbar
    • Non-functional rollbar-mounted lights
  • Cab roof markers
  • Utility roof & bed rack

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The truck's performance is the inversion of that of the Bobcat, with poor-to-moderate speed and acceleration, but superior handling, stability and off-roading capabilities due to its higher ground clearance.

The engine model appears to be an inline 4 (4 cylinder), mounted transversely, similar to that of the Bobcat.

GTA San Andreas Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 103 / 165 5 Diesel AWD 1700 / 3748
Observed
N/A N/A N/A F4 Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Sadler has average acceleration and a decent top speed. However, the truck's large turning radius is very wide, and needs a lot of braking to corner around sharp bends. This is made up for by the Sadler having great durability. The truck performs pretty well off-road due to a high ground clearance, and a torque loaded engine to haul its weight up steep hills.

The Sadler is powered by, what the cover suggests, a V8, true to the badging that says it is a 5.4L V8. Said engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox in a front engine, all wheel drive in a 1:4 ratio. The engine sound is of a diesel-type engine, similar to that of the Granger and its variants.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
20% FWD
80% RWD
2100 / 4630 70
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 5.4L V8 (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
Observed
10.6 Seconds 92 / 148 5 F4 V8 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (GTA Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Lights Xenon Lights $ $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $4,375
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $3,500
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 $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V

Special Variants

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Beater

  • Similar to the Glendale, there is also a damaged version of this truck in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - even when repaired, the panels remain damaged. On the front and back panels, there is no license plate. Its internal name is "SADLSHIT".

Grand Theft Auto V

Snow Variant

Exclusively seen in the mission Bury the Hatchet, this variant bears an identical body design but is covered in snow and sports tire chains. The snow Sadler doesn't spawn with any of the original extra components such as the brushguard and roof rack.

This variant can be obtained, but cannot be removed from the intimidate vicinity, as the mission requires the player to return to the Asea in order to progress through the mission.


Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Tanker Commander - A full immune Sadler is parked at the gas station beside RS Haul. The player could take the vehicle, but before, you have to destroy Dilimore's gas station convenience store owners car, or they will crash their car into the fuel pumps, destroying the Sadler.
  • Farewell, My Love... - Catalina owns a gray Sadler that she uses to come to the race.
  • Are You Going to San Fierro? - A Sadler can be found, only during this mission, parked beside a fence next to the exit. It is explosion-proof, but is locked.
  • Ran Fa Li - When reaching the garage, a Sadler will begin to chase the player.
  • Tanker Commander - if the player kills the pursuers before getting to the gas station, after the cutscene a Sadler should be sitting at the gas station right next to RS Haul. This version is explosion-proof and unlocked.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Standard
Beater

Grand Theft Auto V

The Sadler is one of the most common pick-up trucks in the game, and will frequently appear towing small trailers and the Boat Trailer.

Scenarios

The Sadler is part of vehiclemodelset "CARS_CONSTRUCTION" which commonly appears driving in and out of construction sites or parked around them.

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Scenario: Bison | "The Mighty Bush" Bison | Sadler | Burrito | Mixer (both generations) | Biff

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • As of the Gunrunning update, after requesting an Anti-Aircraft Trailer via the Interaction Menu, it will spawn towed with a unique desert brown Sadler. This Sadler features off-road tires, front brush guard, KC light rollbar and tinted windows.

Trivia

General

  • The default radio stations for the Sadler are:

Grand Theft Auto V

  • As the vehicle is not capable of holding people in the rear, the vehicle is classed as a "Utility" vehicle rather than a "Van" vehicle. This is also partially due to the vehicle featuring a rear bed cover as an extra vehicle component.
  • The Sadler cannot be used in the car wash in both GTA V and GTA Online.

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • If the beater Sadler's rear bumper is damaged and detaches, the license plate remains in place, floating.
  • In the PC version, regular Sadlers lack a sheen while the beater variant has one.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The front brakes appear to have clipped through the rims of the Sadler.
    • This error has been fixed in the enhanced version of the game.

References

  1. As part of the Gunrunning update, enhanced version only.
  2. cs3_06_strm_0.ymap:
    sadler, X:-2865.243 Y:3145.511 Z:11.60087, 0, -1
  3. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 05:00 - 11:00
    
    X:135.039 Y:-417.4039 Z:40.11452
  4. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 00:00 - 24:00
    
    X:121.2626 Y:-443.1058 Z:40.10854
  5. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 07:00 - 18:00
    
    X:146.3549 Y:-371.1594 Z:42.25698
  6. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: : 11:00 - 15:00
    
    X:149.9216 Y:-346.0748 Z:43.3217
  7. Ymap:
    DRIVE: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 05:00 - 12:00
    
    X:1225.216 Y:-1359.663 Z:34.16637
  8. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 07:00 - 11:00
    
    X:509.9681 Y:-703.4152 Z:24.02791
  9. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: : 07:00 - 11:00
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: : 15:00 - 18:00
    
    X:1195.894 Y:-1072.723 Z:40.24416
  10. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_PASSENGERS: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 14:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-1111.609 Y:-962.4037 Z:1.424247
  11. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_PASSENGERS: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 11:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-936.3489 Y:165.2591 Z:65.13227
  12. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_PASSENGERS: : 11:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-900.4485 Y:413.2007 Z:83.80283


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