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"Remember your old flatbed truck? This is nothing like that. The Wastelander could carry your old flatbed truck across the surface of Mars without using even half the travel on its mile-high, man-eating suspension. Stick a few heavily armed friends in the back and it's time for some good, wholesome fun."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The MTL Wastelander is a cab-over engine off-roading truck featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Import/Export update.

Design

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The Wastelander is an off-roading truck heavily based on the "Mongo" Heist Truck concept from Fast Five, seen in the overall design and purpose.

The truck is depicted with a rusty appearance and simplistic look, where its main cab is surrounded by a roll cage fitted with headlamps, with four of these mounted in the front end and four more in the roof. The vehicle lacks a windshield but sports a meshed frontal protection screen for the occupants and lacks doors. The rear area is composed of a large platform with winches on it and metal bars surrounding the sides of the same. There is also no visible engine. Despite the appearance, the Wastelander sports two racing seats, brand-new winches and new offroad wheels, hinting its apparent recovery from salvage.

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Performance

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Because of the raised suspension, all wheel drive layout and rugged tires, the Wastelander is able to sort uneven terrains with ease; the high suspension also allows the driver to easily ford most rivers. It also can achieve high speeds because of the lightweight design, with no extras that would infer in its performance. Its relatively short wheelbase makes the Wastelander highly maneuverable and easy to drive, but it is not the best at ramming other cars, since the truck often tries to pass over them, being susceptible to rollovers. Because of the lack of doors, the occupants would be highly susceptible to gunfire and being hijacked by other players.

It is noted that the Wastelander can carry six occupants, with four of them standing on the railings of the back section. As with a Granger, Roosevelt or Brickade, these occupants can make use of Assault Rifles and Light Machine Guns, making the Wastelander a great transport/defense truck. Also, as expected for a truck with large wheels and great suspension, the Wastelander can withstand a great amount of water depth; it can go as deep as its platform before the engine cuts off.

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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 78 / 125 5 N/A AWD
35% FWD
65% RWD
7000 / 15432 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed [?]
N/A N/A N/A F4 AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

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Locations

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Trivia

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  • Unlike the Breakdown Recovery mission, the Wastelander cannot transport any vehicles on the cab, as driving it will result the vehicle to simply slide off of it. Despite that the Wastelander has winches, it serves no purpose outside of the mission and does not attach/detach any vehicle placed on the cab.

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