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A Cartel Cruiser in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Cartel Cruiser is a four-wheel-drive crew cab pickup truck. It is used exclusively by the Colombian Cartel in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. The GTA Liberty City Stories version of the gang car is simply named the "Cartel" to avoid confusion with the FBI Cruiser.





In general, the Cartel Cruiser is a 4-door pickup truck, similar to a Chevrolet Avalanche or Cadillac Escalade EXT, but featuring frontal styling of a generic 1990s Ford pickup truck. The Cruiser —also features a roll bar in the back, side runners, a blue paintjob, and spotlights on the grill.


A Cartel Cruiser in GTA Liberty City Stories.

The Cartel Cruiser's engine is powerful enough to send its all wheel drive system into slides, which is unusual for the GTA III engine. The Cruiser is turbocharged, but suffers from turbo lag, where the car has poor acceleration from a standing start, until the turbo cuts in. This can be heard, when the engine noise becomes louder and more aggressive. At higher revs, it can defeat a Patriot (a similar vehicle) in a straight line drag race. However, its high center of gravity causes the body to roll in corners.

In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Cartel Cruiser isn't as speedy as it was in GTA III, with the engine sounds more like a truck's and heavier than the one on GTA III, but maintains much of its predecessor's design and accessories, with a noticeable change in the grill mounted spotlights (from white to red). While possessing poor acceleration, it's handling is reasonable, but it's top speed is moderate.



GTA Liberty City Stories

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This article uses material from the "Cartel Cruiser" article on the GTA wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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