[[Image:Bobcat (GTA3) (front).jpg|right|thumb|250px|A Bobcat in GTA III.]]
The '''Bobcat''' is the trusty pick-up truck that is featured in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. In GTA IV, the Bobcat's manufacturer is [[Vapid]].
The Bobcat is fairly fast, with great torque, and has a two person capacity; however, it takes a long time and a straight and long road for the Bobcat to achieve maximum speed. It is four-wheel drive and handles well on rough terrain, and so can be used for mild off-roading, but is inferior to the [[Patriot]] in this respect.
=== GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories ===
The GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions resemble a second generation [[wp:Chevrolet S-10#Second generation|Chevrolet S-10]] or a first generation [[wp:Toyota Tacoma#First_generation .281995.E2.80.932004.29|Toyota Tacoma]], while the GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories renditions are based on the first generation [[wp:Ford Ranger|Ford Ranger]]. Pre-GTA IV Bobcats run on a V6 engine and are available in a one tone body color, or two for the GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories renditions. While similar to earlier renditions, the GTA San Andreas, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories renditions also sport lower ground clearance. The GTA III rendition has a 3D modelling glitch where one headlight is rounded but the other is longer and rectangular.
Certain Bobcats in GTA San Andreas may feature [[Sprunk]] cans or a spare wheel in the back, and the Bobcat can be also upgraded at [[TransFender]] in GTA San Andreas with changeable wheels, exhausts, etc. Along with the GTA Vice City rendition of the [[Moonbeam]], the game's Bobcat is one of the earliest vehicles in the series to features its name printed on its body (on the tailgate).
In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the Bobcat is the primary base for the gang car of the [[Colombian Cartel]], the [[Cartel Cruiser]]. The Bobcat is also used as a gang car by the [[Trailer Park Mafia]] in GTA Vice City Stories.
=== GTA IV ===
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Bobcat is no longer based on a compact pickup truck, it is based on a full-size pickup instead. It resembles a slightly altered 1981-1987 [[wp:Chevrolet C/K#1973-1987|Chevrolet C/K]] with an extended cab, stepside box, and an insanely powerful 550 CUI (9 liter displacement) V10 engine. Despite having "super 4 x 4" written on the side, the Bobcat is purely rear wheel drive. There are special variants of the Bobcat which either have a roll bar with some lights on top in the rear, or ones that have a large bull bar in the front. After collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, a Bobcat can be sold at his garage for $2,500.
*[[Marco's Bistro]], [[Saint Mark's]], [[Portland Island]]
*[[AMCo. Petroleum Company]] Petrol Station, [[Harwood]], Portland Island
*[[Capital Autos]], Harwood, Portland Island
*[[Portland Beach|Beach]], [[Portland Beach]], Portland Island
*[[Liberty City Memorial Stadium]] parking lot, [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]]
*[[Carson General Hospital]], [[Rockford]], Staunton Island
*Staunton View picnic area, [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]]
'''GTA Vice City'''
*Often seen driving around in [[Viceport]]
'''GTA San Andreas'''
*In the parking lot under the [[Mulholland Intersection]] in [[Downtown Los Santos]].
*Usually found beside the [[Mass Grave]] in [[Bone County]], between [[Area 69]] and [[Verdant Meadows]]
*Common in [[Red County]], [[Flint County]], [[Tierra Robada]] and Bone County.
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
*[[Capital Autos]], Harwood, Portland Island
*Parking lot, [[Portland Harbor]], Portland Island
*[[Liberty Tree]] parking lot, [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island
*East of the [[Liberty Tree]] parking lot on the roadside, [[Bedford Point]], Staunton Island
*In the waters north of the ferry terminal [[Rockford]], Staunton Island
'''GTA Vice City Stories'''
*To the west of [[Pay 'N' Spray]] on an area which is on the map green but where little cabins are located, [[Little Haiti]]
*[[Sunshine Autos]], [[Little Havana]]
*Near [[Marty Jay Williams|Marty Jay Williams']] trailer next to the [[Sunshine Autos]] building site, [[Little Havana]]
*On the [[Washington Mall]] building site, [[Ocean Beach]]
*To the east of the future [[Bunch of Tools]] hardware store in the parking lot, [[Washington Beach]]
*Next to the place where you can complete the road races (on the fairground), [[Vice Point]]
*Usually driving around [[East Hook]] in [[Broker]]
*Can also be found driving around [[Northwood]] in [[Algonquin]]
*Found parked on top of the parking lot near [http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Francis_International_Airport Francis International Airport]. Even though this is the Bobcat used for [http://gta.wikia.com/wiki/Stevie%27s_Car_Thefts Stevie's Car Theft] missions, it still spawns after you have taken the Bobcat to the garage.
*The Bobcat plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
**[[V-Rock]] in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories.
**[[Radio X]] in GTA San Andreas.
**[[San Juan Sounds]] in GTA IV.
Forum:Theres no way that san andreas and GTA 4 is in a different "canon"
There are still the same fast food restaurants, like cluckin bell and burger shot.
CJ is in a TV show, suggesting he is still alive despite the writings on some of the walls, although in that TV show he looks the same as he was in 1992.
Vice City is mentioned by Roman.
Someone emails Niko showing the whattheydontwantyoutoknow.com website, the person sending it is "TheTrooth".
Mike Toreno has to be United Liberty Paper. United Paper looks like the older version of Toreno, and they both have the exact same personality. They both provide missions to kill people who want to expose what type of government they are working for.
In Comrades Bar, an album from OG Loc is shown in the jukebox.
There are others, but this is all i could think from the top of my head.
- They are called "easter eggs" (I don't know what word is better to describe this). The storyline is the main thing that determines if the two games are part of the same universe. Both universes are similar, not the same.--Spaceeinstein 01:15, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
It's only an opinion made by some you can disagree or agree i think it is the same "era" for instance the man who's name is not reveled that works for U.L. Paper could definatley be Mike Toreno --Roman bellic 03:49, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
- Considering the fact that Rockstar Games, themselves, confirmed that GTA IV takes place in a different canon - before the game was even released - it really should be pretty obvious by now that it isn't an "opinion" (I'm sure "GTA IV has NO ties to previous games" was their exact words). As for all the reused company names, radio celebrities, vehicle names etc, I think it's blatantly obvious that they just reused them for the sake of reusing them - I mean, why bother thinking up a ton of new things if you can just expand upon older ideas on a "fresh canvas", so to speak. And yes, all those little pieces of footage from GTA SA on the TV, as well as the various minor references to the GTA III Era are just "easter eggs", little references put there for fans to recognise. Nobody seems to have any problems with the obvious fact that GTA III takes place in a different canon that GTA 1, so I don't know why people find this so difficult to accept. I'm sure you will still choose not to accept this, but if you think that a city, as well as the land surrounding it, can be completely redeveloped in just 6 years, then fair enough - although that, in itself, obviously rules out the possibility that the GTA III Era and GTA IV Era are related. - Hardrock182 07:51, 13 July 2009 (UTC)
just because c.j is on tv doesnt mean he is still alive, that may be recorded in 1992.
But if CJ died, that would create a huge impact on the media, as he is also Madd Dogg's manager. Also on the Fruntalot billboard. How many companies use dead people as models?--Vvvvvvvvvv 05:59, November 17, 2009 (UTC)
- If Rockstar wanted, they could make Vice City, GTA Vice City Stories, and GTA San Andreas canon with the IV Era because the only games that conflict with GTA IV's storyline would be GTA III, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Advance. Everything else would still work fine. Grand Theft AJ 12:03, November 22, 2009 (UTC)
But, as all games between GTA III and Vice City Stories are all tied into each other (said to be all part of the same canon), you can't make just Vice City, Vice City Stories and San Andreas canon without making the others canon, and for that to happen, they would have to say that at some point between GTA III and GTA IV Liberty City underwent massive reconstruction, such as the renaming of Stauton Island to Algonquin etc. But, since they have already made the history of this Liberty CIty different to the one in GTA III, I doubt that we will see any real link between the GTA III-era and the GTA IV-era. AtomicLlama 09:29, September 13, 2010 (UTC)