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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

A Minivan in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

The Vapid Minivan is a four-door minivan in Grand Theft Auto IV. It replaces its previous counterpart, the Blista, featured in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Minivan fetching at $2,000.

Design

The Minivan resembles a fourth generation (2001-2007) Dodge Caravan or Chrysler Voyager, albeit somewhat wider; it also resembles the Ford Windstar, appropriate considering that Vapid is the GTA IV analogue of Ford. It can be found with a roof spoiler or luggage rails (although both cases feature a "Minivan Sport" badge on the rear liftgate). The Minivan is the basis for the GTA IV Cabby, which has its own "Minivan Cabby" liftgate badge. The van may come with a roof-mounted luggage rack or a rear spoiler.

The Minivan is badged as both a Vapid vehicle and, in the case of the Cabby, a Schyster one, which may be an allusion to the Dodge Caravan being sold under different names (Chrysler Town and Country and Plymouth Grand Voyager); it may also suggest a partnership between Vapid and Schyster, or it may suggest a larger mother company like General Motors which produces the same vehicles under different brands. Alternatively, the Cabby's "Limited Vapid Design" badging suggests that the Cabby could be manufactured under licence by Schyster, or could be a rebadge of the Vapid Minivan.

Performance

The Minivan is powered by a 24V engine, presumably a V6 with 4 valves per cylinder, paired to a 4 speed gearbox in a RWD configuration. Acceleration is very poor, taking upwards of 10 seconds to reach 60mph (100 km/h). The top speed of the Minivan is also very poor, putting it on par with the Willard as the slowest passenger vehicle. The suspension is moderately firm, giving the Minivan ample support in the curves, albeit with drastic understeer. Braking is good, and ABS is standard across the line. Accident deformation is acceptable, although three to four direct frontal hits can render it undrivable. Engine build quality is also acceptable, though again, after only a few hits, it may stall/catch fire.

Trivia

  • The Minivan's generic name is probably a parody of the Dodge Caravan's.
  • The default radio station of the Minivan is The Vibe 98.8.
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Transformers

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Murray Wright High School article)

From Teletraan I: The Transformers Wiki

Murray Wright High School is a human education institution in the Movie continuity family.
"Hey, Bart-dude!"

Murray Wright High School is a high school in Detroit, Michigan. Following Megatron's defeat, a large contingent of Autobots chose to settle near Murray Wright in disguise, at least one of them was permanently 'attached' to the school in the form of their school bus. Look and Find Transformers

Murray Wright is a real high school. In the real world it is known variously as 'Murray-Wright High School,' 'Phillip J. Murray Wright-Wright Senior High School' and 'Murray Wright High School.' All of these variations are considered 'correct.'

Contents

Associated characters

A large group of Autobots has chosen to settle in and around Murray Wright High School.

Main group

Classic 1950s car

Old Car is Old.

The Autobot Classic 1950s car hangs out at the Auto Repair shop near the High School, which probably accounts for his minty showroom shine.


Minivan

A soccer mom's nightmare.

The Autobot Minivan 'belongs to' one of the teachers at Murray Wright, a blond woman with a wry sense of humor.

Economy car

Puke green isn't very flattering.

The Autobot Economy car also 'belongs' to one of the teachers at Murray Wright. He's a long-haired goatee-wearing hippie that never escaped the 1970s whose wiry frame can still fit into his bellbottoms.

The teacher isn't much better.

Grocery-getter

The Wagon Queen Family Truckster. You think you hate it now, but wait 'till you drive it.

The Autobot Grocery-getter has affiliated itself with the parent of one of the Murray Wright students.

1960s muscle car

Not just for heteros anymore.

The Autobot 1960s muscle car is the recent acquisition of a Murray Wright student, who takes enormous pride in his slammin' set of wheels. Unlike Sam Witwicky (who used his classic car to pick up girls,) this student uses his car to impress boys. Awesome!

SUV

Surprisingly, he's fuel efficient!

The Autobot SUV has affiliated itself with the parent of one of the Murray Wright students.

Other Autobots

Unlike the 6 'main' Autobots, these transformers do not have any sort of official name or label.

"Cement Truck"

Don't let Mythbusters get him.

"Cement Truck" is an Autobot based out of Detroit.
Cement truck may be partnered with "Dump truck", who was hauling earth away from the direction Cement truck was heading.

"Street sweeper"

He DID NOT graduate Autobot High School for this.

"Street sweeper" is an Autobot whose regular route takes him past Murray Wright High School.

"Fire Truck"

Wow! A RiD Optimus Prime reference!

"Fire truck" is an Autobot based out of Detroit.

"Garbage truck"

He hates his job.

"Garbage truck" is an Autobot whose service route includes the dumpster right outside Murray Wright High School.

"School bus"

Miss Frizzle not included.

"School bus" is one of the busses servicing Murray Wright High School.

Amazingly, this is not the first bus transformer, it's the fourth.


"Dump truck"

At least his job isn't as bad as the others.

"Dump Truck" is an Autobot based out of Detroit.
Dump Truck may be partnered with "Cement truck", who was seen heading in the direction Dump Truck had just hauled a large amount of earth away from.

"Cherry picker"

Who wants to bet that this one is a girl
?

Cherry picker is an Autobot attached to the Detroit electric company. It's dedicated to servicing the overhead power lines.

"Police motorbike"

Transformers: CHiPs

"Police motorbike" is a beat-up Autobot patrol bike partnered with a human cop who knows the best place to give out tickets is a school parking lot just as classes get out. (Jerk)

Humans

"These are the people in your neighborhood..."

Several humans are directly associated with the Murray Wright Autobots.

  1. Minivan's teacher smirks at a student who locked himself out of his car.
  2. Economy car's damn dirty hippie / english professor waves to a friend.
  3. 1960s muscle car's owner uses his wheels to score.
  4. "Police motorbike's" stupid jerk police officer tickets inexperienced drivers.


Trivia

External Links

  • Murray Wright High School website

This article uses material from the "Murray Wright High School" article on the Transformers wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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