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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Alt name(s): GTAVC, GTA VC, GTA Vice City

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GTA Vice City: The Vehicles
Cheats, hints and playing tips

VEHICLES: R3 VEHICLE MISSIONS
Brown Thunder vigilante missions:
Collect all 100 hidden packages and go to Fort Baxter Air Base. You can use this ultimate vehicle to do Brown Thunder vigilante missions.
Firefighter missions: Fireproof: Steal a fire truck and press R3 to start the firefighter missions. Press Circle to use the firehose to put out burning cars. Get to level 12 to become fireproof while on foot
Pizza missions: Extra health: Go behind the pizza restaurant near the beach and steal the pizza delivery moped and press R3 to start the pizza missions. Successfully deliver 55 consecutive pizzas to increase your maximum health from 100 to 150.
Paramedic missions: Unlimited sprint/stamina: Steal an ambulance and press R3 to start the paramedic missions. Get to level 12 to have unlimited sprint/stamina.
Taxi missions: Hydraulics: Steal a cab and press R3 to start the taxi missions. Carry 100 passengers to get hydraulics on all taxi-class vehicles.
Vigilante missions: Extra armor: Steal a law enforcement-class vehicle and press R3 to start the vigilante missions. Get to level 12 to increase your maximum armor from 100 to 150.
Easy Vigilante Missions: Get a cop car go to one of your garages, activate the mission with analog stick. Put the cop car in the garage. Use the blow up all cars cheat(R2, L2, R1, L1, L2, R2, Square, Triangle, Circle, Triangle, L2, L1) and you should have killed the vigilante. Just repeat this method to have success.
Vigilante Missions: FBI Washington: If you want to play Vigilante missions with a car other than a police car but do not want to use cheats then you should get the FBI Washington which is parked in an alleyway in Downtown. Start from the Ammu-Nation in Downtown and go West. When you get to the end of the road, turn right. Soon, you should see the pizza place on your right. Right after that is an opening which leads to the alleyway. Parked in a small opening in the middle of the alleyway is the FBI Washington.
Vigilante Missions with Tank: A very good way to get to high levels in the vigilante missions is with a tank but cops are bound to catch on to you blowing up cars so, if you are not afraid to use cheats just keep doing the wanted level down cheat which will lower your wanted level by 2 stars and keep playing the missions with your tank. You will be able to get to as high a level as you want probably.
Ambulance Mission Tip: To beat the ambulance missions, it is best to do it near Washington Beach. It is the easiest as far as getting back to the hospital goes.
Easy access to the tank: To get easy access to the tank, after finding 90 hidden, get the cop uniform from VCPD headquarters and head over to the army base. Get the tank, and park it in a garage at the car showroom. Every time you go there, it should still be parked in the garage. I don't know whether it fits in any other garages anywhere else.

VEHICLES: GENERAL HINTS, CHEATS AND PLAYING TIPS
Helicopter: Hovering:
Hold L3 while flying a helicopter to hover. This can be used to immediately slow down while flying fast.
VCN News Helicopter: From the Ammunation in Downtown, head west. Very soon, the bridge to Prawn Island will appear. Do not go over it. Right before you are about to cross it, there is an opening to your left and a big building. Go behind the fence and you will see doors. One is open which will transport you to the roof of this building where the VCN Maverick waits. The handling is a little different from other mavericks.
Helicopters: Easy find (1): Go to Hyman Condos and buy it. You will get a helicopter every time you go upstairs.
Helicopters: Easy find (2): Go to the Downtown district (on the second island). Go to the Downtown police station and you will find a cop car parked by the street. There will be an alley behind it. Go down the alley and make a right turn. There will be a stairway there. Go up the stairs to the helipad. There usually is a police helicopter sitting there.
Helicopters: Easy find (3): From Starfish Island, go towards the Downtown area of Vice City (not to the police station). As you enter Downtown, go past the man that stands by the motorcycles by The Greasy Chopper and continue onwards. Go past the first light then look towards the left. There will be a white staircase going up. Climb up to the top and walk to the other side of the roof. Once at the end, there should be a green helicopter there. Jump down, then go up the rusted stairs to the helipad. If the helicopter is not there, leave and return later.
Apache Helicopter without 100 packages: Once you unlock the cop uniform you don’t have to have 100 hidden packages to get the copter. Simply get the cop uniform and waltz into the army base, they think you're a cop as long as you don’t have any stars. Then just go to the very back of the base and hop in.
Top places to find sports cars: These are the most likely places to find sports cars:
1. In front of Sunshine Autos
2. Starfish Island
3. Escobar International Airport
4. Ocean Beach
Angel: Go to the Greasy Choppers Bike Club in Downtown to find the patriotic Angel motorcycle.
Find a Caddy: Go to Escobar International Airport and go straight around the terminal to find a Caddy.
Find a Caddy 2:  Get outside the golf course on the road for the main entrance. Walk on that road in front of the main entrance, constantly looking at the street next to it. When you see a Caddy coming in the distance, run in the direction its going to cut him off. If you run out of energy, shoot at the Caddy with a pistol. The driver should get out and run away.
Caddy: There is a caddy behind some bushes right next to the light house. It is invisible because the bushes block it from sight but you will find it just buy going to each bush and pressing triangle.
Black Sanchez: To get the black sanchez, complete "Trial By Dirt" and then kill one of the Haitians on the black sanchez that was chasing you. Trial by dirt can be started by going to the dirt track in Downtown and getting on the sanchez next to the landstalker. During the 2 laps, you will be timed and 3 haitians will chase you on black sanchezes. It will also rain. But to get the black sanchez just steal it from the haitians.
Spand Ex: The only two times you even see a Spand Ex in the game is during the mission, "Jury Fury", and the mission, "Riot." It is much easier to acquire during Jury Fury. So, here is how you get it. When you get close to the first victim and scare him, he will get in his car and try to get away but a Spand Ex will crash into him. Take it. A Spand Ex is a large truck much like a Yankee.
Police boat: After you have done the boat checkpoint race for the cubans, on the other side of the pillar, where they drop you off ther is a police boat. Get in it, take it to your mansion, park it and save. you should have it forever now.
Caddy Hint: Jack a Caddy while in the Leaf Links golf course. There is a ramp to the right of the entrance of the golf course off a paved road/walkway. It will take you to the entrance outside of Leaf Links. You can get any of your weapons back that you had to drop to enter Leaf Links by doing this.
Deluxo: To get the Deluxo, you must first purchase Sunshine Autos. Go down to where all of the garages are and look for one with a dry-erase board next to it. This board indicates what cars you need to bring to that garage. Once you bring in all of the cars, you will receive the Deluxo and Sunshine Autos will also begin making money for you.
Infernus: Mall appearance: Destroy most of the cars in the multistory car garage at Northpoint Mall. When you return, most of the cars will be replaced with Infernuses.
Patriot: To get the Patriot from Grand Theft Auto 3, go to the movie set located on the top middle island of your map You can either buy the set or you can just get in a motorcycle and do a jump over the wall.
PCJ 600 motorcycle: Go to Vice Point and find the Standing Vice Point building near the beach. Drive along the sides of the building across the street from the makeshift ramp to find a PCJ 600.
Voodoo: Hydraulics: To work the hydraulics in the Voodoo, press R3.
Patriot: Go to Phil Cassidy's trailer in Little Haiti. Enter and you will see a trailer. Look left to see a building-like garage. A Patriot is parked inside.
Motorcycles: Tricks: Press Down(2) while riding a motorcycle-class vehicle to pop a wheelie. Press Up(2) while riding to stand.
Get a PCJ 600. From a stop, press Down and press X. When the motorcycle is in a wheelie, tap the X rapidly to keep the bike up. This will allow you stay in the wheelie for as long as desired. This is also a great way to make money.
Choose a dirt bike or sport bike and build up a little speed. If you hit the regular and emergency brakes at the same time and stand up (Left Analog-stick Up), you can do a stoppie and earn some money. You can also get extra points for flipping around 180 degrees on the front wheel.
Motorcycles: Easy passengers (1): You can get a passenger on the back of your motorcycle-class vehicles easily. Find one with two people on it. Knock both people off, and make sure the passenger gets to the motorcycle before the driver does. Try punching the driver a few times. Do not shoot or the passenger will run away. Once the passenger gets on, just hop on and ride away.
Motorcycles: Easy passengers (2): To get a passenger with you on any type of motorcycle, look for one with two people on it. Carefully shoot the driver of the motorcycle. Quickly get on the motorcycle and drive away. If you completely stop at any time, the passenger will get off the motorcycle.
Motorcycles: Bailing: When in a motorcycle-class vehicle, you can bail while jumping off a ramp by pressing Triangle. This is helpful if you are driving a damaged motorcycle and somehow it sets on fire in the air. This can also used to bail from any out of control vehicle before it lands in water or crashes. This is useful if you know you cannot stop in time. Note: You may take damage from the bail.
Leave car door open: Exit a car while holding Handbrake. You will not close the door, which can be useful if you know that you are going to need to get back in quickly.
Brake or turn better: Hold R1 for better turns and braking.
Caddy: Drive out of the golfing area:
Enable the "Dodo car" code. Steal a golf cart (Caddy) and drive towards the exit area (where the view is from a security camera). Instead of going in that area, go up the grass hill to the left of the stairs. Fly over the house by pressing Analog-stick Down. Try to avoid the windows which pop out and stop you from flying. If you make it on the roof, go right or left immediately to avoid the big pillar then continue down to the street. This may be difficult at first, but can be done with some practice.
Admiral: Damage-proof: Play the Guardian Angels mission. Fail the mission and take the Admiral that your associates arrived in. It is dent and bullet proof.
Coach: Easy money: Hijack a Coach bus. You can ride around town and look for the bus stop signs. You will make $5 for each person you pick up. Sometimes you can even wait at the bus stop and people will start entering the bus.
Hotring Racer: Complete the fourth and final list of cars at Sunshine Auto.
Hunter: Instead of getting all 100 hidden packages, just wait until you have a cop uniform. Then, go to Fort Baxter Air Base at the end of the airport. Go all the way to the back of the compound to get a Hunter (Apache helicopter). This is helpful in getting to level 12 in the Vigilante missions.
Hunter (2): Get a helicopter and get your wanted level to two stars. Go to Fort Baxter Air Base. You should see the Hunter in the back, where its fenced in. Bail out when you are directly over the Hunter. Get in and repeatedly enable the "Health" code to recover from the soldiers that are shooting at you. Get airborne and fly out of there.
Hunter (3): After collecting all 100 hidden packages, the Hunter will be available at the helipad in the Ocean Beach area at the southern tip of the first island.
Hunter (4): Go to the police station in Washington Beach (located about three blocks south of the Malibu Club). Walk inside, turn left to the locker room and get the uniform there. Note: It only appears there after the Copland mission has been completed. Go into Fort Baxter Air Base. The military will then not consider you an enemy, and thus not fire. Break the barricade at the base and immediately go north (left). You will see stairs there. Get out, climb up those stairs, and run towards the catwalk for the building that you are in. Go through the catwalk and down the stairs on the other side of the fence (that contains the Rhino). You need to be able to reach the high guard tower (or that area). Once you are close to the guard tower, run to the obstacle course, then all the way across it. When you are at the other side, make a left turn and go through the gate.
Hunter: Weapons: While in the Hunter, press R1 to fire the minigun mounted on the front or Circle to fire two rockets from the wings.
Rhino: Instead of getting 90 hidden packages, go to the car showroom and cause mass destruction. Sniper and shoot from the top level until you get six stars and a Rhino appears. Wait until the soldiers get out, then jump out the window. Get in your new tank and park it in the garage. You can now either save and reload, or drive as normal into the Pay 'N' Spray.
Sabre Turbo: Complete the second list of cars at Sunshine Auto.
SandKing: Complete the third list of cars at Sunshine Auto.
Sea Sparrow: After unlocking the other side of Vice City and gain Diaz's house from him in the Rub-Out mission, return to the island you first started on. Go the pizza restaurant near the Leaf Links bridge. Go to the apartment building near there that has one of the windows open. Go up to the roof. There are two other flights of stairs in plain sight when you look at the apartment -- this makes it easy to find the correct location. Go to the north of the roof and jump off onto another roof. Finally, jump off the roof into a yard. The sea sparrow helicopter is located next to the trees. If it does not appear here, leave and return later.
Sea Sparrow: Fire minigun:
While in the Sea Sparrow, press R1 to shoot the minigun that is mounted to the bottom.
Skimmer: Complete the Interglobal Films missions to unlock the Skimmer seaplane at the dock behind the studios, near the bridge from Prawn Island to Downtown.
Taxi: Free rides: Complete the Kaufman Cabs missions to have Taxis drive you to mission locations or objectives.
Voodoo: Hydraulics: To work the hydraulics in the Voodoo, press R3.
Boats: Get early: Enable the "Cars float on water" code. Drive into the water and the car will start floating. Find a boat and drive on top of it. Press Triangle and you should land on top of the boat. The person driving the boat will jump in the water and you can steal the boat.
Go for a tour: Get any civilian vehicle (no cop cars or taxis). Knock the passenger side door off the car using a club-class weapon or by scraping it along a wall. Drive around until you find a carjacker (usually white men in brown leather jackets). Make sure the carjacker approaches the car from the passenger side. When he starts to get in, drive away. The carjacker will have control of the car, but you will still be riding along. Sit back and enjoy your free tour of vice City. You will not be able to shoot or control the car in any way. You can look around by using L2 and R2. To end your tour, press Triangle.
Easier street races (1): There are two things that are extremely helpful when street racing. First, you do not have to park in the pink area. Hitting a competitor will start the race automatically. To get an advantage, get some speed in the direction of the first checkpoint, then just barely nick the lead car as you fly by. They will all be left in your dust, and probably will not catch up. Secondly, especially for the final race, you may want to block them off with a giant vehicle, like a Coach or Packer. When coupled with the first trick, you just may win.
Easier street races (2): The easiest way to win a street race is to enable the "Destroy all cars" code while in the race. Make sure to get of your car before performing the code, then get another car and drive through all the checkpoints. Another way is to shoot the cars at the very start of the race.
Easier street races (3): When you do the street races for Sunshine Autos, get the rocket launcher in the pool behind the Hooker Inn Hotel and get to the starting grid. Do not enter the pink circle that starts the race. Instead, go in front of the cars and shoot between the front two cars with the rocket launcher. They will explode. The back car will get away. Shoot it before it passes you, then get in your car and race by yourself. You will win every time.
Easier street races (4): When doing the street races for Sunshine Autos, go behind the big orange building at the yellow striped intersection on the way to the airport and get the rocket launcher. Go to the starting point and line your car up just behind the pink circle. Take out the car in the upper-right (number two) position. Hopefully the blast will take out the other two cars. Either way, you will make the odds a lot better. Alternately, if you do not feel like shedding blood, you can just clip the upper right car going at top speed to get the race started.
Easier street races (5): Start the race, run away from any cars, and enable the "Destroy all cars" code. Then, complete the race at your leisure. Note: This only works in races where the other people do not have to stay alive.
Burn outs: Hold Square + X in any vehicle, then release Square.
Blow out tires: You can shoot the tires of any vehicle to blow them out.
Flipping your car back over: When the vehicle is rolling, sometimes it gets onto its side then flips back onto its roof. To get your car flipped back over when it is on its side, simply floor the gas and turn the wheel in the direction the roof is facing. For example, if your car is on its right side, press Left Analog-stick Right then press X.
Donuts: Stop completely, then press Square + X at the same time and turn left or right to do a donut in car or motorcycle.
Ambulance: Ride on top: When somebody dies near you, an ambulance will soon appear. Before it starts to leave, jump on it and stay there to get a ride through the town. When the ambulance reaches a red light and a car is in front of it, the ambulance will hit the car and you will start to get thrown off. To prevent this, move towards the center of the ambulance. The same thing will happen when the ambulance is going around a corner.
Baggage Handler: Behind Escobar International Airport is a pile of luggage with a car that resembles a Caddy. This is the Baggage Handler. There is also one on the side of the airport.
Coach: Easy money: Hijack a Coach bus. You can ride around town and look for the bus stop signs. You will make $5 for each person you pick up. Sometimes you can even wait at the bus stop and people will start entering the bus.
Cuban Jetmax: Buy the shipyard in Vice Port for $10,000. The boat will respawn there and will be yours for the taking.
Motorcycles: Wheelies: Press Down(2) while riding a motorcycle-class vehicle to pop a wheelie. Press Up(2) while riding to stand.
Motorcycles: Stoppies: Choose a dirt bike or sport bike and build up a little speed. If you hit the regular and emergency brakes at the same time and stand up (Left Analog-stick Up), you can do a stoppie and earn some money. You can also get extra points for flipping around 180 degrees on the front wheel.
Motorcycles: Backflips: Drive a Sanchez, or better yet, a PCJ 600 to the car showroom. Go down the street to the south. Turn around and drive fast down the sidewalk on your right. When you see the grass hill on the left, turn sharply into it. Do not use the brake, emergency brake, or let off the gas. When you hit it, you should be holding Down/Left. You will do insane stunts such as 540 Backflips. Make sure not to land backwards or you will fall off. Balance yourself with Up and Down for a soft landing.
Motorcycles: Quick turns: To do a quick 180 turn on a motorcycle, while driving down the street press R1 + Square + Down. This will face you in the direction that you were coming from. Note: Do not do this at fast speeds or you will crash your bike.
Motorcycles: Steal with leap kick: Approaching the front of the bike when stealing it. Tommy will leap kick the person off and land right on the bike. He will also do the same kind of leap onto it, without the kick when doing this to an unattended bike.
Motorcycles: Bailing: When in a motorcycle-class vehicle, you can bail while jumping off a ramp by pressing Triangle. This is helpful if you are driving a damaged motorcycle and somehow it sets on fire in the air. This can also used to bail from any out of control vehicle before it lands in water or crashes. This is useful if you know you cannot stop in time. Note: You may take damage from the bail.
Bailing out of moving car: To jump out of a car while it is moving, press Triangle + Square. Tommy will duck and roll and will sustain much less damage than the car.
Police Helicopter: Easy kill: It is easy to kill a police helicopter with a sniper rifle. Aim at the cockpit windows and fire at six or more times.
PCJ 600: Stunt bonuses: Get a PCJ 600 and go down the road, but not too fast (slightly over the speed limit). Then, pop a wheelie behind a car. If done correctly, you will wheelie over the car, and sometimes get stunt bonuses.
PCJ 600: Ride on roof: Drive a PCJ 600 to the Hyman condo. Drive it into the staircase. You will now be able to drive the bike around or jump off the edge.
Police Boat: Go to the Leaf Links golf club and go towards the second island. Go over to where the land and the bridge meet on the left side. You will see a Police Boat at the bottom in the water.
Securicar: Gruppe Sechs: Find a Securicar at the docks. Notice that it is marked "Gruppe Sechs" on the back and sides. That is the phonetic spelling of group sex.
Securicar: Loot: When you find a Securicar, knock the back doors off. Look at it in first person view. Inside the back of the Securicar, you will see three boxes marked "Loot".
Sentinel XS: Near Escobar International Airport, you will see a sign that reads "Long Term Parking". There is a sporty-looking Sentinel in the parking lot there that is much faster and better looking than a normal one.
Skimmer: To get the seaplane, buy the InterGlobal Films studio on Prawn Island for $60,000. After the purchase, complete Steve Scott's second mission "Dildo Dodo". After you have completed the mission, the Skimmer seaplane will be available to you at the dock on the west side of the studio (the same dock where you got the plane for his mission).
Sparrow: Go to the Pay 'N' Spray near the mall in Vice Point. Turn so that you are facing south, away from the mall. Start driving up the road at a slow speed while using your side view to look at the left side of the street. Not too far down, you will see an archway. Drive into it and take the right into the fence to find the Sparrow and the Checkpoint Challenge.
Squallo: Buy the shipyard in Vice Port for $10,000. The boat will respawn there and will be yours for the taking.
Taxi: Free rides: Complete the Kaufman Cabs missions to have Taxis drive you to mission locations or objectives.
Zebra (1): After completing kaufman cabs missions, the Zebra taxi will appear in Kaufman Cab building, where the original cab was located.
Zebra (2): Buy the Kaufman Cab business and complete the first two missions. Make sure you have a garage to store a car. On the third mission where you have to pick up Mercedes, go and survive against the enemy taxis until the Boss appears. The Boss has a black and yellow striped taxi. Catch it on fire so the driver jumps out. Then, get out of your Kaufman Cab, jump in to the enemy taxi, and enable the "Heath" code. Make sure you are away from the enemy taxi driver so he does not pull you out of the car. If done in time, you will have an extra Zebra taxi that seems to be faster and takes a lot more damage than usual. Be careful to not blow it up, as it will not appear again.
Boats: Get early: Enable the "Cars float on water" code. Drive into the water and the car will start floating. Find a boat and drive on top of it. Press Triangle and you should land on top of the boat. The person driving the boat will jump in the water and you can steal the boat.
Coast Guard Boat: Start from the cherry popper ice cream shop and go South. Soon you will see a narrow dock on your left. Go to the edge in the front of the dock and look down. You will see a boat. Do not jump from here though. You must jump from the south of the boat so when you roll there will be more space and you will not fall in the water. You may drown the first couple of times but once you finally get it, you can cruise around in the Coast Guard Boat.
Tank Turnaround: When playing a vigilante mission with a tank or just having fun with it, a good idea is to turn the tank's rocket launcher thing around to the back so when you shoot it, it will act as rocket power and make you go faster. To rotate it use the R3 button.
Comet: The comet is parked right outside the Leaf Links Golf Course 90% of the time. When it isn't, just go far enough away and then come back and it will be there. To get to Leaf Links, just go from The North Point Mall and head towards the bridge to the south of you. Not the one leading to Prawn Island. Just before you get to the bridge, it is on your right.
Army Base Admiral: Get the bulletproof admiral after losing the Guardian Angels mission. Then, once you have unlocked the second island, drive the admiral to Fort Baxter Army Base. Drive in. The army guys will begin shooting at your bulletproof car and nothing will happen. It is fun for a while to keep on running them over. Your car won't blow up.

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