| name = Sabre
| front_image = Sabre-GTAVC-front.jpg
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Sabre in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]]
| rear_image = Sabre-GTAVC-rear.jpg
| manufacturer = [[Declasse]] (GTA IV)
| vehicle_type = Civilian car
| body_style = [[:Category:2-Door Sedans and Coupes|2-door coupes]]
| capacity = 2 (driver and passenger)
| top_speed =
| endurance =
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]]
| based_on = See [[#Design]]
The '''Sabre''' is a muscle car that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]. In GTA Vice City, it is fairly widespread, being predominant on the main (west) island, while in GTA San Andreas, it can be found in all three cities (mainly [[Downtown Los Santos]]), some towns, and on the highways connecting them.
== Design ==
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
The Sabre in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories closely resembles a [[wp:Oldsmobile Cutlass#Third Generation - 1968-1972|1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass]], but without the split grille (but the front bumper is still intact) and the trunk is larger and the back window is awkwardly small (similar in size to the rear window on the convertible version). The name is a parody of Cutlass, judging by the fact that the Sabre and Cutlass are swords. Being a 2 door makes it a bad choice for drive-bys or carrying an entourage in GTA San Andreas; it is also used as a gang car by the [[San Fierro Rifa]].
Sabre-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City ([[:Image:Sabre-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
Sabre-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas ([[:Image:Sabre-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
Sabre-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories ([[:Image:Sabre-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
=== GTA IV ===
The [[Declasse]] Sabre in GTA IV is more modern, resembling an '80s muscle car, actually appearing like a "corporate cousin" of the [[Willard (manufacturer)|Willard]] [[Faction]]. It resembles a [[wp:Chevrolet Monte Carlo#Fourth generation|1983-1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS]] (the other models have different front ends), the front end resembles a [[wp:Dodge 600|1983-1985 Dodge 600]] more so than the Monte Carlo SS but could be meant to emulate the front of the Monte Carlo SS. It features decals on the sides (somewhat like the Monte Carlo SS) reading: "Sabre 550SS". There doesn't appear to be a base model of the Sabre but the [[Tahoma]] from GTA San Andreas is based on the standard Monte Carlo however it has been made into a four door.
The Sabre is one of a range of cars that can be found [[Wrecks|in total disrepair]] in GTA IV - rusted out versions of it that spew huge clouds of brown exhaust and backfires randomly, as well as featuring junky bodywork, rusting metallic parts, occasionally missing headlights and radiator grills, and jutting exhaust pipes. The beater Sabres also have vastly inferior performance, with a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph).
There is also a [[Sabre GT]] in GTA IV, but is based on an older version of the car, and looks more like the previously featured Sabre, this is awkward since both Sabres emulate Chevrolet SS vehicles, yet only the older one bears the GT trim level.
Sabre-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV ([[:Image:Sabre-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
Sabre-GTA4-beater1-front.jpg|A beater variant Sabre in GTA IV.
Sabre-GTA4-beater2-front.jpg|Another possible beater variant Sabre in GTA IV.
== Performance ==
=== GTA Vice City — GTA Vice City Stories ===
Acceleration and speed are very impressive due to its V8 engine. The Sabre's handling is arguably among the best in GTA San Andreas, and the brakes are excellent. However, being the rear-drive muscle car it is, this vehicle's drivetrain is overpowered, leading to occasional burnout and fishtailing, and a general decline in performance in wet weather. Its frame is sturdy and can take a fair amount of damage, but its intense power and heavy construction result in the car's disablity to survive very few high-speed collisions.
=== GTA IV ===
The [[Declasse]] Sabre features a 550ci V8, coupled to a 5 speed gearbox in RWD configuration. Acceleration is good, although not impressive; and its top speed of 155 km/h (96 mph) is relatively the same as [[Ruiner|other]] [[Faction|vehicles]] in its class. Due to the heavy frame and very soft suspension, the Sabre has a tendency to flop about in turns, making oversteer common. The suspension is pillow-soft, and thanks to it, the Sabre practically lollops through turns, with a vague and numb sense of direction. Braking is fair, though without ABS front wheel lockup is common.
[[Vehicle Damage|Crash deformation]] is very good, and the Sabre can still take many direct hits before failing or catching fire.
Overall, the Sabre matches top speed with the Ruiner and the [[Tampa]]. It is very similar in physical description to the Faction, yet it goes faster and has a little better excelleration. It can withstand alot of hits and shots for its size before failing. This vehicle is very fun to use and may be considered one of the best if not the best cars to drive in the [[GTA IV Era]]
== Variants ==
The [[Sabre Turbo]] is a derivative of the Sabre in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories which is distinguished by a white stripe and, in GTA Vice City, a red body color. A similarly designed variant, the [[Cholo Sabre]], is a gang car in GTA Vice City Stories that is similar to the game's Sabre Turbo, but features a permanently body color.
While the Sabre in GTA IV assume a more modern appearance, a high performance variant of the Sabre similar in appearance to the classic Sabre, dubbed the [[Sabre GT]], is available in GTA IV.
== Modifications (GTA San Andreas) ==
The Sabre can be modified at any [[TransFender]] branch.
== Trivia ==
* In a GTA Vice City trailer, a Sabre Turbo was seen [[Beta Vehicles#Beta Models|with a split grille]]; regular Sabres are also seen with split grilles in early screenshots - much like the car it is based on (a 1970 Cutlass). This feature was omitted in the final design of the car.
* A green Sabre was used by the [[Ballas]] to do a drive-by at the Johnson house, which killed [[CJ|CJ's]] and [[Sweet|Sweet's]] [[Beverly Johnson|mom]], triggering the beginning of GTA San Andreas, in which the [[Grove Street Families]] seek revenge on the Ballas and their allies. The car is featured in [[The Introduction]], referenced in dialog during "[[Drive-By]]" and depicted proper in the game during "[[The Green Sabre]]".
* Standard Sabres in GTA IV features their front license plate on the left side of the front bumper; beater variants sport their front license plates in the middle.
* In GTA IV, after collecting all thirty cars for [[Stevie]] he agrees to purchase cars from [[Niko Bellic]], with the Sabre fetching $2,000.
* The Sabre plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[Master Sounds 98.3]] in GTA San Andreas.
** [[Integrity 2.0]], [[WKTT Radio]] or [[PLR]] in GTA IV.
== Locations ==
===GTA San Andreas===
*Spawns regularly around [[Los Santos]]
*Spawns around San Fierro Rifa gang turf
*Found in the parking lot across [[Zero RC]] in [[Garcia]], [[San Fierro]] (only when wanted for export)
*Available at [[Easter Basin]], San Fierro every Monday after completing export lists. Import cost: $15,200
===GTA Vice City Stories===
*Parked behind a house, just left of [[Avery Carrington]]'s construction site, in the little island near [[Washington Beach]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]]
*Parked among decrepit houses in southern [[Little Haiti]], Vice City
*Parked across the Fire Station in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]]
*Commonly spawn in [[Cerveza Heights]], [[East Island City]], [[Steinway]] and [[Willis]] ([[Dukes]]).
*Sometimes spawn in [[Chinatown, Algonquin|Chinatown]] ([[Algonquin]]) and [[Westdyke]] ([[Alderney]]).
*Occasionally spawn in [[Hove Beach]], [[Firefly Island]], [[Beachgate]], [[Schottler]] ([[Broker]]), [[Boulevard]], [[Fortside]], [[South Bohan]] ([[Bohan]]), [[The Exchange]], [[City Hall]], [[The Triangle]], [[Star Junction]], [[Purgatory]], [[Westminster]] ([[Algonquin]]), [[Acter]] and [[Tudor]] ([[Alderney]]).
*Rarely spawn in [[Firefly Projects]] and [[Beechwood City]] ([[Broker]]).
*Commonly spawn in [[Beechwood City]], [[BOABO]], [[Downtown Broker|Downtown]], [[East Hook]], [[Firefly Projects]], [[Outlook]], [[Schottler]] ([[Broker]]), [[Boulevard]], [[Chase Point]], [[Fortside]], [[Industrial]], [[Northern Gardens]], [[South Bohan]] ([[Bohan]]), [[East Holland]], [[North Holland]], [[Northwood]], [[Easton]], [[Lower Easton]], ([[Algonquin]]), and in [[Charge Island]], but only at night.
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