Whilst it cannot tow cars, the Recovery is a, large heavy vehicle which makes it good at disabling police vehicles. The Recovery's only paint scheme is red (DS version)/grey (PSP version) and it cannot be resprayed at a Pay 'n' Spray owing to its size.
As aforementioned, the Recovery is large and can knock other cars out of the way with ease. Its size means that it can sustain a good amount of damage before exploding. It has moderate acceleration, but its handling could be better, featuring poor cornering due to its long wheelbase and heavy weight. Its slow speed makes it easy for the police to bust the player. In general, the Recovery is an undesirable vehicle that is pretty rare and, with only one location in the entire city, it is also hard to find and is not driven on the streets (except during Pimp His Ride and The Tow Job).
- Near the border of Francis International Airport and Beechwood City in the block just south of the nearby Pay 'n' Spray in Willis. This is the same block as where the Liberty City Gun Club is located.
- During the mission The Tow Job for Wade Heston.
- The ending cutscene of Pimp His Ride.