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A Chavos in GTA IV.

The Dinka Chavos is a 4 door sedan found in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.



The front is based on the 1997/1998 Nissan 240SX (also thought to resemble a 1994-2004 Peugeot 406, a French car not sold in the United States, but the look is less evident); the sides look like a Acura TSX; the back looks loosely based on that of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII, VIII, and IX. It can be found in the Hove Beach area in Broker, Liberty City. The Chavos may or may not have a black-tinted roof, similar to that of the Imponte DF8-90.

A blue-and-gray variant of the Chavos is used as a gang car for the Korean Midtown Gang in GTA Chinatown Wars.


The Chavos (bearing a VO5 badge) is powered by what appears to be a high-displacement V6, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in a RWD configuration. Power is on-par with other sedans in the game, making acceleration good and giving it a decent top speed.

Handling-wise, the Chavos is sub-par, despite its sporty appearance and low suspension. The car suffers from dramatic oversteer; though some players cite this as a good thing, giving the Chavos a good drifting ability. The suspension is soft, again aiding to the oversteer and body roll. Braking is well below average, with a lack of ABS resulting in the wheels locking at the slightest hint of braking. The Chavos is often stopped in its tracks by roadside kerbs, due to the low suspension. Crash deformation is acceptable, though not great; and engine durability is poor, rendering the Chavos immobilized after a few impacts.


  • "Chavos" is a slang term for "Money". "Chav" is also a slang term for the monied English lower class.
  • In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Chavos are The Beat 102.7 and The Classics 104.1.




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


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