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"If you took a cab or got arrested in the 1990s, there's a high chance you ended up in the back of a Vapid Stanier. Discontinued following widespread reports of fuel tanks exploding on impact in rear-end collisions. So try to avoid that."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Vapid Stanier is a four-door sedan making its debut appearances in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Description

While the car itself is only technically present in Grand Theft Auto V, named "Stanier", the car also has two generations and multiple service variants. The car appears in Grand Theft Auto IV as the Police Cruiser, Taxi and NOOSE Cruiser, all appearing as the first generation model, which shares the same design as the Grand Theft Auto V Stanier. The car also appears in Grand Theft Auto V as the Police Cruiser, Taxi and Unmarked Cruiser, all appearing as the second generation model, which does not have a civilian counterpart. Because of this trait that is shared with the first generation model in Grand Theft Auto IV, as well as many other facts regarding design, interior and purpose, it is infered that this particular model could be the second generation Stanier.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Stanier is based primarily on the 1992-1997 Ford Crown Victoria, with subtle hints of styling from the 1992-1997 Mercury Grand Marquis in the first generation models and the 1998-2011 Ford Crown Victoria in the second generation models. The first generation model also takes major bodywork influences from the seventh generation Chevrolet Impala SS.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

It has the acceleration qualities which match and seems to even exceed that of its successor, the second generation Stanier, as the car is the police version from GTA IV. The taxi version of the aforementioned game had matching specs, but did not accelerate as quickly. It has an above average top speed, powered by a modeled twin-cam straight-4 engine. Its handling remains well, and is vastly improved, with GTA V's revised physics and driving mechanics. Due to its RWD drivetrain, the car is also able to power-slide into corners readily.

Because of its retained feature of police suspension, the Stainer has one of the best handling characteristics of all the sedans in the game, and is very consistent. Inherently, the Stanier's performance in crashes remains stellar - being able to take multiple direct hits to the chassis, drivetrain, and suspension without failure, likely because Rockstar wanted to emulate the real Crown Victoria's safety record and collision endurance capabilities.

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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 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 1800 / 3968 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
7.8 Seconds 105 / 169 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Stanier-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
75.11718%
Acceleration
50%
Braking
29.999998%
Traction
74.242424%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

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 $1,250
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,000
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

Grand Theft Auto Online

Variants

Taxi

Grand Theft Auto IV (1st gen) / Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
Taxi-GTAIV-front

The 1st generation Stanier-based Taxi in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)

Taxi-GTAV-front

The 2nd generation Stanier-based Taxi in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

In the HD Universe, the Taxi is the service variant of the Stanier that differs in its appearances. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the first generation Stanier is operated by L.C.C. Taxis, while in Grand Theft Auto V, the second generation Stanier is operated by Downtown Cab Co.

Police Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto IV (1st gen) / Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
PoliceCruiser-GTAIV-front

The 1st generation Stanier-based Police Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)

PoliceCruiser-GTAV-front

The 2nd generation Stanier-based Police Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

The Police Cruiser is the police variant of the Stanier that differs in its appearances. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the first generation Stanier is operated by the Liberty City Police Department, while in Grand Theft Auto V, the second generation Stanier is operated by the Los Santos Police Department.

NOOSE Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto IV (1st gen)
NOOSECruiser-GTAIV-front

The 1st generation Stanier-based NOOSE Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto IV.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

The NOOSE Cruiser is the National Office of Security Enforcement variant of the first generation Stanier. Although similar to the Police Cruiser in purpose and design, it differs in livery, emergency lights, handling and behaviour on wanted levels.

Sheriff Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
SheriffCruiser-GTAV-front

The 2nd generation Stanier-based Sheriff Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

The Sheriff Cruiser is the Los Santos County Sheriff variant of the second generation Stanier. Although similar to the Police Cruiser in purpose and design, it differs in livery, handling and spawn points on wanted levels.

Unmarked Cruiser

Grand Theft Auto V (2nd gen)
UnmarkedCruiser-GTAV-front

The 2nd generation Stanier-based Unmarked Cruiser in Grand Theft Auto V.
(Rear quarter view)

Description

The Unmarked Cruiser is the unmarked variant of the second generation Stanier. Although similar to the Police Cruiser in purpose and design, it differs in accesories and purpose, although it still can pursue the player on wanted levels if they appear on the moment.

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Other than as a part of random traffic:

  • Spawns around Strawberry in the morning (between 8 am and 11 am).
  • Sometimes seen around Richman.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • It is stated in the Southern San Andreas Super Autos description that the Stanier's rear fuel tank exploded when hit. Early models of the second generation Crown Victoria actually had a similar problem, where the fuel tanks were prone to leaking and eventually setting fire, which caused contention in the law enforcement community. The Stanier is based on the first generation Crown Victoria, however.
    • The player does not experience such problems with the Stanier for gameplay reasons.
    • The website's description also references the Crown Victoria's popularity among law enforcement and taxi companies, due to its mechanical reliability and body-on-frame construction. The first generation Crown Victoria was made from 1992 to 1997.
  • Similar to the Gresley, the Stanier could be named after a famous locomotive engineer, William Stanier, who was best known for his designs for the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The default radio station for the Stanier is WorldWide FM.
  • Being the civilian variant of a taxi and a police car, the Stanier effectively fills the role previously slotted by the 3D Universe rendition of the Premier, previously seen in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Strangely, a floating computer screen can be seen above the center console in the Stanier, likely an oversight during the conversion from the GTA IV Police Cruiser. This error was fixed in the enhanced version.
  • Blowing up the tires of the Stanier will show invisible rims.

See Also

Service variants of the Stanier:

Civilian quivalents:

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