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A Manana in GTA III (Rear quarter view).

The Manana is a two-door coupe first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III. For much of its existence, the Manana has been designed as an undesirable vehicle, combining poor performance with unappealing aesthetics. The Manana concept was significantly changed in Grand Theft Auto IV, but retains its two-door coupe body style.

To date, the Manana has appeared in the following games:

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Description

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GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

In its early appearances, the Manana is a small car with little power and poor handling characteristics. In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the vehicle assumes a very boxy design, resembling coupe variants of a Dodge Aries or a Plymouth Reliant K. Its appearance remains "boxy" in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories — reflecting early 1980s automobile design trends. At one point during development of GTA III, the Manana was known on the Capital Autos website as the "Ariant", an evident reference to the Dodge Aries name.

Additional redesigns for the Manana were made for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. In GTA San Andreas, the Manana assumed a slightly different body design, resembling a Dodge Shadow or Plymouth Sundance (but with front turn signals like earlier renditions). The GTA Advance rendition of the car features an older design than any previous version, harking back to a 1970s model. In GTA Liberty City Stories, a rounder 1990s convertible body design was used, resembling a Mazda Miata, with much improved handling.

In GTA San Andreas, the Manana can be seen driven by members of the Da Nang Boys around Easter Basin and Garver Bridge, both in San Fierro.

GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars

The Albany Manana has a very different look in Grand Theft Auto IV compared to its namesake in the previous games - it is now a sharp '70s-style luxury car. The front detailing resembles that of a 1975 Buick LeSabre, but the rest is unmistakably derived from a 1967 or '68 Cadillac Eldorado; the front bumper is derived from neither of these cars, having a late '70s look. The car is available as both a coupe and a convertible. The GTA IV rendition of the Manana does have one thing in common with the prior versions: it still has poor performance and mediocre handling, although it is far from the worst-handling car in the game.

After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Manana fetching $1,200.

The Manana in GTA Chinatown Wars exists exclusively as the gang car for the "Jamaicans" (implied to be the Hillside Posse), appearing only with a green body color and a yellow landau, and a more compact 1960s/1970s design. Performance wise, the car is a significant improvement over its many preceding renditions, with moderate top speed and acceleration, good steering and acceptable brakes. For the first time in the series, it is a 4-door sedan, which can be compared with the Greenwood in its appearance.

Prominent appearances

The Manana from the mission Dead Skunk in the Trunk.

The Manana is featured prominently in the GTA III mission "Dead Skunk in the Trunk" for Joey Leone. Claude is charged with taking the car from Greasy Joe's to Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard, whilst avoiding the Forelli Brothers. A special version of the car is used; the corpse of a Forelli Family gang member is in the trunk. Internal files reveal this design of the Manana as Corpse.

Trivia

  • "Mañana" is Spanish for "tomorrow", possibly a reference to the car's markedly unimpressive speed and handling (ie, "You'll get there tomorrow").
  • In GTA IV, despite there being no "ñ" in its name, the police on the radio pronounce its name with one.
  • The Manana plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • The car emits a "door ajar" chime when one of its doors is opened.

Locations

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA IV
GTA Chinatown Wars

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

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