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Business
Kaufman Cabs
KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-exterior.jpg
Game GTA Vice City
Type of business Taxi firm
Owner(s) Tommy Vercetti (from 1986)
Location(s) Little Haiti, Vice City
Gang affiliation Vercetti Gang
Mission appearance(s) V.I.P.
Friendly Rivalry
Cabmaggedon
Taxi Driver
Employee(s) Doris (dispatcher)
Ted (driver)

{{infobox business| | image = KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-exterior.jpg | size = 300x300px | caption = | name = Kaufman Cabs | game_1 = GTA Vice City | type = [[:Category:Taxi Firms|Taxi firm]] | owner = [[Tommy Vercetti]] (from [[1986]]) | location = [[Little Haiti]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] | affiliation = [[Vercetti Gang]] | missions = [[V.I.P.]]
[[Friendly Rivalry]]
[[Cabmaggedon]]
[[Taxi Driver]] | employee = [[Doris]] (dispatcher)
[[Ted]] (driver) }} '''Kaufman Cabs''' is a taxi firm based in [[Little Haiti]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]], which is bought by [[Tommy Vercetti]] in [[1986]] for [[Money|$]]40,000. The business appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]. The business operates a fleet of [[Kaufman Cab]] taxis, and employs long-serving employee [[Doris]] as a dispatcher and [[Ted]] as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are [[Vice City Cabs]], who are a bigger firm with more taxis. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups. The firm takes its name from actor [[:wp:Andy Kaufman|Andy Kaufman]], who played a taxi mechanic in the [[:wp:Taxi (TV series)|Taxi]] TV series. == Script == [[File:KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-purchase.jpg|thumb|left|200px|[[Doris]] announces [[Tommy Vercetti|Tommy's]] ownership to the drivers, including [[Ted]] (in the red shirt)]] '''Doris''': Guess you're the new owner. What are you, mob? Cartel? You don't look Mexican... Anyhoo, I guess you better get on with the 'things are gonna change around here' crap, maybe threaten one of the drivers - go steady on Ted over there, he's just had his hernia fixed. '''Tommy Vercetti''': Well, yeah. Things are going to change around here, lady. '''Doris''': Oh crap, sonny. Might as well leave this to me - I've been doing this for years. (''Talks into microphone'') Now hear this. We are now under new management and things are going to change around here again. Our new management, the (''talking to Tommy'') Which gang are you? '''Tommy Vercetti''': Well, I'm not part of any gang actually. '''Doris''': What's your goddamned name, kid? '''Tommy Vercetti''': Vercetti, Tommy Vercetti. '''Doris''': (''talking into the microphone'') Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble. Capiche? Out! (''Talking to Tommy'') Did you like the 'capiche'? I liked the 'capiche'. So this is how it's worked in the past, We run the firm as usual. If we get any trouble from rival firms, you beat the crap out of them. Then they beat the crap out of us, then you beat the crap out of them, etcetera, etcetera. You got it? '''Tommy Vercetti''': Uh, yeah, I guess... '''Doris''': Just grab a taxi from the garage if you feel like jumping in. == Rivals == * [[Mean Street Taxis]] * [[Sunnyside Taxis]] * [[Vice City Cabs]] == Asset missions == * [[V.I.P.]] * [[Friendly Rivalry]] * [[Cabmaggedon]] == Trivia == * There are arcade machines inside the firm like the [[Pogo the Monkey (game)|Pogo the Monkey game]] however, they are not playable. * There is a calendar inside the firm but the picture is of a normal [[Taxi]] belonging to rival company [[VC Cabs]]. The Taxi in the picture is also white, something you can not find in the game. * Kaufman shares it's name with a character in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, which is another [[Rockstar Games]] title. == Gallery ==

KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-interior.jpg|The interior of Kaufman Cabs. Vendingmachine-GTAVC-Sprunk.jpg|The [[Sprunk]] vending machine found inside the Kaufman Cabs depot. KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-logo.png|Kaufman Cabs logo. KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-logo2.png|Alternate logo of Kaufman Cabs. KaufmanCabs-GTAVC-driver.jpg|A Kaufman Cabs worker.
[[Category:Businesses in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Businesses in 3D Universe]] [[Category:Businesses in Vice City in 3D Universe]] [[Category:Assets in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Taxi Firms]]

Kaufman Cabs is a taxi firm based in Little Haiti, Vice City, which is bought by Tommy Vercetti in 1986 for $40,000. The business appears in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

The business operates a fleet of Kaufman Cab taxis, and employs long-serving employee Doris as a dispatcher and Ted as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are Vice City Cabs, who are a bigger firm with more taxis. After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups.

The firm takes its name from actor Andy Kaufman, who played a taxi mechanic in the Taxi TV series.

Script

Doris announces Tommy's ownership to the drivers, including Ted (in the red shirt)

Doris: Guess you're the new owner. What are you, mob? Cartel? You don't look Mexican... Anyhoo, I guess you better get on with the 'things are gonna change around here' crap, maybe threaten one of the drivers - go steady on Ted over there, he's just had his hernia fixed.

Tommy Vercetti: Well, yeah. Things are going to change around here, lady.

Doris: Oh crap, sonny. Might as well leave this to me - I've been doing this for years. (Talks into microphone) Now hear this. We are now under new management and things are going to change around here again. Our new management, the (talking to Tommy) Which gang are you?

Tommy Vercetti: Well, I'm not part of any gang actually.

Doris: What's your goddamned name, kid?

Tommy Vercetti: Vercetti, Tommy Vercetti.

Doris: (talking into the microphone) Our new management, the Vercetti Gang, is gonna make sure we get no trouble. Capiche? Out! (Talking to Tommy) Did you like the 'capiche'? I liked the 'capiche'. So this is how it's worked in the past, We run the firm as usual. If we get any trouble from rival firms, you beat the crap out of them. Then they beat the crap out of us, then you beat the crap out of them, etcetera, etcetera. You got it?

Tommy Vercetti: Uh, yeah, I guess...

Doris: Just grab a taxi from the garage if you feel like jumping in.

Rivals

Asset missions

Trivia

  • There are arcade machines inside the firm like the Pogo the Monkey game however, they are not playable.
  • There is a calendar inside the firm but the picture is of a normal Taxi belonging to rival company VC Cabs. The Taxi in the picture is also white, something you can not find in the game.
  • Kaufman shares it's name with a character in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, which is another Rockstar Games title.

Gallery