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B.J. Smith's Guide to the vehicles of Vice City

B.J. Smith’s Guide to the Vehicles of Vice City
By Jim, Email me at Wit3@aol.com if you have any questions.

This Guide to the cars of Vice City is broken into the 10 different parts:
Cars
Aircraft
Boats
Miscellaneous
2-wheelers
Odd Job Vehicles
RC Vehicles
SUVs and Pickups
Trucks and Buses
Vans
Each total rating is based on Sweetness, Speed, Handling and Cornering ratings.
The cooler the car, the better the ratings.  The scales are based on levels of ten.
Each car has a short description underneath it.

Ratings meanings:
Sweetness: How cool you look in your ride. You don’t want to drive a bad car.
Speed: How fast your car goes and accelerates.  Cars slow down with each blown out 
tire.
Handling: How responsive a car is to the controls.
Cornering: How easy it is to control the car during sharp turns.

Cars Total: 29

Blista Compact:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Low to the ground, and fast.  It handles well, so nab one if you see it!

Cuban Hermes: 
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall:  6.75/10
Comments: Flame paint job.  What more could you ask for?

Hermes: 
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 6/10
Overall: 6.5/10
Comments: 50’s style car, it kicks!  Not bad if you can’t find anything else.

Manana:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.5/10
Comments: Fine to drive as long as no one sees you.  

Phoenix:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 7/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 7.25/10
Comments: Excellent car!  You need a mullet to fully appreciate it, though.

Sabre:
Sweetness: 6/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 6/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Fun car to ride in, but better to drive.

Sabre Turbo:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 5.75/10
Comments: Almost the same as the Sabre, but faster when taking off.

Stallion:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: The same as the Stallion from the last game. So begin the running.

Voodoo: 
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 5.75/10
Comments: R3 controls the hydraulics, so let the rocking begin.

Banshee:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 8/10
Overall: 8/10
Comments: Common, but you won’t be whining when you get behind the wheel!

Cheetah:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 9/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 9/10
Overall: 8.75/10
Comments: The cop version is better, but it’s still excellent.

Deluxo:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 9/10
Handling: 9/10
Cornering: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Comments: Cream-of-the-crop of Vice City’s cars!

Infernus:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 9/10
Handling: 9/10
Cornering: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Comments: Two words: Kick ass!

Bloodring Banger:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 6.75/10
Comments: One of the toughest cars out there, you get one in the Bloodring.

Hotring Racer:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 10/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Comments: Faster than heck, this is available after you complete list four at 
Sunshine Autos. 

Comet: 
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 9/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 8/10
Overall: 8.5/10
Comments: Weak, but fast.  There’s always one parked outside the golf course.

Stinger: 
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 8/10
Overall: 7.25/10
Comments: Chicks dig it!  Cruise the beach with it.

Admiral:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 6/10
Overall: 5.5/10
Comments: Your basic, ho-hum sedan.

Glendale:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 6/10
Overall: 5.25/10
Comments: Fine ride!  Jack one today!

Esperanto:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: For guys who like to knock over liquor stores.

Greenwood:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: 4-door Virgo.

Oceanic:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 4/10
Comments: A classic.

Idaho:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.25/10
Comments: Big ‘ol car, but only 2-doors!  What moron designed this car?

Perennial:
Sweetness: 1/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 2.75/10
Comments: This car sucks.  Period.

Sentinel XS:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 7/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 7.25/10
Comments: The Sentinel that is the best!  It’s an import, but it works well.

Regina:
Sweetness: 1/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3/10
Comments: Perennial advanced.

Sentinel:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: The car for Joe Shmoe.
 
Virgo:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: One notch above average.

Washington:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: This puppy is ok, but the FBI version rocks!


Aircraft Total: 6

Maverick:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 8/10
Overall: 7.25/10
Comments: Around or over town, this is an all around good aircraft.

Sparrow:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 9/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 5.75/10
Comments: The chopper on the opening of M*A*S*H, this is great for flying around!

Sea Sparrow:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 8/10
Overall: 6.75/10
Comments: The Sparrow, but with pontoons, and ammo!  Hold R1 to fire the gun.

Cop Maverick:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 7/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 7.25
Comments: The Maverick, but faster and easier to handle.

Skimmer: 
Sweetness: 6/10
Speed: 10/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 6.25/10
Comments: A water dodo, but it’s full-wing, and easier to fly.

VCN Maverick: 
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 8/10
Overall: 7.25/10
Comments: Super fast, but they are really sensitive during rolls and flips.

 Boats Total: 9

Coast Guard:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: A water peacekeeper, you can’t get Vigilante missions on it.

Dinghy: 
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3.5/10
Comments: You’ll find cops on these during wanted levels on the sea, but you don’t 
get Vigilante missions.

Reefer:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 1/10
Overall: 3.25/10
Comments: Snags nets and shark attacks.

Speeder:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 5/10
Comments: Fast boat, but can’t corner worth a pile of beans.

Cuban Jetmax:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 5.5/10
Comments: Fast, durable and easy to handle, they are worth the hassle for jacking 
it.  If you go fast enough, you will jump out of water for a few seconds, and it 
handles like a plane.

Marquis:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 5.25/10
Comments: Cool looking boat and it’s durable!

Rio:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: Large and cool, that sums up this boat.

Squallo:
Sweetness: 10/10
Speed: 10/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Tropic:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 5/10
Comments: Hang out around the outskirts of the Vice City waters to get away from it 
all for a while.

Miscellaneous Total: 5

Baggage Handler:
Sweetness: 1/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 3.5/10
Comments: Better than foot while stuck at the Airport.

Love Fist Limo:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Nice car, except for the whiny and drunken Scottish Bisexuals in the back.

Caddy:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 2/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: A free golf club with every cart!  Best mode of transportation on the Leaf 
Links Greens.

Romero’s Hearse:
Sweetness: 6/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: A little stiff in the rear, but otherwise a good car.

Stretch: 
Sweetness: 6/10
Speed: 4/10 
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: Good car, but it’s better if you’re not the chauffeur.

2-Wheelers Total: 5

Angel:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: The American Biker’s bike, it’s less maneuverable than the Freeway, and 
you’ll find only bikers on them.

Faggio:
Sweetness: 0/10
Speed: 1/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 2.25/10
Comments: Sucksville! Get off this before anyone sees you!

PCJ 600:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 9/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 7/10
Comments: Best Bike!  Nab one if you see it.  Shoot the guy on it, or knock him off 
while he’s parked.  Use it for Unique Jumps.

Freeway:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 7/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 6.75/10
Comments: A couple of notches above the Angel, it is ridden by biker-wannabes.

Sanchez:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 5.75/10
Comments: Best cornering of any 2-wheeler, this is for rednecks or bored people.

Odd Job Vehicles Total: 16 notes: Hit R3 for special missions.

Ambulance:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: Pick up 3 people while in Paramedic Mode, max.

Cabbie:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: This car comes with a Taxi Driver mode, but it tips on corners.

FBI Rancher:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 6.25/10
Comments: This, and any other police or military vehicle, comes equipped with a 
Vigilante mode, where you kill criminals on the run from the law.  It carries five G-
men.

Barracks OL:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4/10
Comments: Rams with power!  It sucks during the later Vigilante missions, where 
faster cars appear.

Enforcer:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: Gives you full Body Armor after you enter.

FBI Washington:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 6/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Faster than the Washington, it has the Vigilante missions.

Fire Truck:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.75/10
Comments: Fire Truck Missions!  Press O to shoot water to put out fires.  You can 
turn the hose with L3.

Kaufman Cab:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: Flips at the drop of a hat.  Use when necessary.

Mr. Whoopee:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: Tap L3 to start the music, then stop and wait for takers.  They show up 
with pink markers.  Get out to stop the mission.

Police:
Sweetness: 7/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 7/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 7.25/10
Comments: You get a shotgun with 5 shells when you exit a cop car.

Pizza Boy:
Sweetness: 1/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 2.5/10
Comments: Drive-by to deliver a pizza and it has to be near them for them to get 
it.  Restock at the pizza place to continue.

Predator:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 3.5/10
Comments: Water version of a cop car.  Hold R1 to fire the cannons.

Taxi:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 5/10
Comments: Best for Taxi Driver missions, it doesn’t tip as easily.

Zebra Cab:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 8/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Best for racking up cash on Taxi Driver missions, your fares always give 
you a speed bonus.  Drive into Kaufman Cabs with a Kaufman Cab, and you will see the 
Zebra Cab.

Rhino:
Sweetness: 10/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 7/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Fires tank rounds, and the turret moves.  Blows up any vehicle that it 
touches while moving at a high speed.

Hunter (Apache Helicopter):
Sweetness: 10/10
Speed: 10/10
Handling: 10/10
Cornering: 10/10
Overall: 10/10
Comments: Best Vehicle ever!  It’s at the Fort Baxter Air Base off of Escobar 
International, at the back of the base.  Go as a cop to avoid confrontation.  It has 
unlimited missiles and Gattling Gun rounds, and has a Vigilante Mode, as well as a 
radio.  I’ve gotten to Vigilante Level 52 with the Hunter.  It is also found at the 
tip of Ocean Beach, after you collect all 100 hidden packages.  It only appears 
sometimes.

RC Vehicles Total: 3 notes: Piloted from Top Fun Vans

RC Bandit:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 2/10
Handling: 2/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 2.25/10
Comments: The Top Fun van found on the track on Ocean Beach controls this car.  You 
race it against other RC Bandits for some cash.

RC Raider:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 2/10
Handling: 2/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 3/10
Comments: The Top Fun Van at Escobar International Airport lets you use the Raider.  
It is a helicopter that controls well, and flies through checkpoints.

RC Baron:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 4.25/10
Comments: The Top Fun Van on the multi-story carpark by the North Point Mall 
controls this biplane.  It competes in a checkpoint race across Vice City against 
three other Barons.

SUVs and Pickups Total: 7

BF Injection:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 6.5/10
Comments: Hit the dunes with this, buddy!

Bobcat:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: The rugged pickup that kicks arse.

Landstalker:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.25/10
Comments: Good car for carrying the kids, your groceries, or your arsenal of guns.

Mesa Grande:
Sweetness: 8/10
Speed: 6/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 6.25/10
Comments: More than your average Jeep!

Patriot:
Sweetness: 6/10
Speed: 7/10
Handling: 6/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 6/10
Comments: Heavy, durable and climbs like a mountain goat.

Rancher:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: A great off-roader, you can find one next to the Sanchez at the Dirtbike 
track in Downtown.

Sandking:
Sweetness: 9/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 8/10
Cornering: 6/10
Overall: 7/10
Comments: Complete Garage 3 at Sunshine Autos and this could be yours!  It has the 
best cornering of any SUV, but it tips easily when cornering at a good speed.

Trucks & Buses Total: 13

Walton:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 4.25/10
Comments: For your inner hick.

Benson:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3/10
Comments: Blocks traffic, and moves furniture to all your new homes.  Some of the 
funniest slogans are printed on the sides of these.

Boxville:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 2.75/10
Comments: A box on wheels.  That is all that this is.

Bus:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 2/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 2.25
Comments: Looks good, and carries the kids to school.

Coach:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 2/10
Cornering: 1/10
Overall: 2/10
Comments: An ok bus, but for drummers and people who like to ram.

Flatbed:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3.25/10
Comments: Slow, but takes one hell of a beating!

Linerunner:
Sweetness: 5/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 5/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: Big ‘ol monster that will clear out anything in your path.

Mule:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 2.75
Comments: Drives like its namesake.

Packer:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 3/10
Comments: No, it’s not from Green Bay, but it’s just as slow.  It’s more fun to ramp 
off the back than to drive it.

Secruicar:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3.75/10
Comments: Almost bulletproof….almost.

Trashmaster:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 3/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 3.25/10
Comments: Cooler than a Perennial.  That is it.

Spand Express:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 3/10
Comments: Same day deliveries!

Yankee: 
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3.25/10
Comments: For the mover within you.

Vans Total: 6

Burrito:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4/10
Comments: Ok ride for a van.

Gang Burrito:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 4.25/10
Comments: Burrito owned by gang members, its occupants could kill you when you jack 
it.

Moonbeam:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 3/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3/10
Comments: Laugh at the guys in the Perennial as you drive by.

Pony:
Sweetness: 3/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 4/10
Cornering: 3/10
Overall: 3.5/10

Rumpo:
Sweetness: 2/10
Speed: 4/10
Handling: 2/10
Cornering: 2/10
Overall: 2.5/10
Comments: Pick up the lady-friend in this rolling bubba.

Top Fun:
Sweetness: 4/10
Speed: 5/10
Handling: 5/10
Cornering: 4/10
Overall: 4.5/10
Comments: Not for driving, but when you see one, fun’s close by!

That’s all the cars available in Vice City now, and we will update this list as the 
years roll by.

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