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The Solair is a four-door station wagon featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV. It is similar to the Stratum, but much less appealing, due to a more "family" oriented design and somewhat inferior performance.

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GTA San Andreas

A Solair in GTA San Andreas (Rear quarter view).
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Design, performance, and location

The Solair in GTA San Andreas resembles a second generation Ford Taurus station wagon. Despite its unappealing appearance, the Solair possesses above average performance, with good cornering and grip (complemented by soft suspensions), moderately good brakes, good acceleration and top speed (quite surprisingly higher than the Stratum's) and average endurance. Its suspension configuration, however, may lead to a higher risk of rollovers if the vehicle encounters bumps or uneven terrain when being steered.

The Solair is considered a common car, popping up in traffic at any given time, no matter the location. It has no permanent parking spot.

Modifications

The Solair can be modified at any TransFenders.

  • Colors (external)
  • Nitro (all)
  • Wheels (ten varieties)
  • Bass Boost
  • Hydraulics

GTA IV

A Solair in GTA IV (Rear quarter view).

Design

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Willard Solair resembles a fourth generation Mercury Sable station wagon but the rear side windows aren't rounded and the taillights appear to be inspired from an eighth generation Lincoln Continental, however the general shape is still similar to the Sable; unlike the Sable, however, it has a more modern and luxurious appearance given by the doorhandles, bumpers and miscellaneous chrome. The car also bears "EP2000R" badges on the side.

Performance

The Solair is a hefty station wagon, powered by possibly an I4 or V6, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Acceleration is mediocre, slightly slower than it's competition. Top speed however is slightly higher, thanks to a more torque-y engine. Handling-wise, the Solair retains much of its inspirations characteristics, being quite sporty for a mid-sized wagon, with good posture in the bends and relatively level cornering.

The suspension is fairly soft, leading to body roll, though very little oversteer can be felt. Crash deformation, thanks to the heavy chassis and frame, is well above average, sustaining much damage before failing; though engine build quality is unimpressive, with it failing after only a few impacts. Overall the Solair is better suited towards ramming and drive-bys than high-speed applications.

Trivia

Locations

In GTA IV, the only pre-set spawn areas for the Solair are:


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

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