| name = Perennial
| aka = Maurice (During GTA III development)
| front_image = Perennial-GTAIII-front.jpg
| image_size = 300
| caption = A Perennial in [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]]
| rear_image = Perennial-GTAIII-rear.jpg
| vehicle_type = Station wagon (GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories) Minivan (GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars)
| body_style = 4-door station wagon (GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories) 4-door minivan (GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars)
| capacity = 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
| manufacturer = [[Dinka]] (GTA IV)
| appearances = [[Grand Theft Auto III|GTA III]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]] [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas|GTA San Andreas]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories|GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories|GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Grand Theft Auto IV|GTA IV]] [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars|GTA Chinatown Wars]]
The '''Perennial''' is a station wagon and minivan featured in the following games:
* [[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]]
* [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]]
The styling of the car has changed slightly throughout the games, but the performance has remained unchanged, until GTA IV.
===GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories===
In GTA III, GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, it has a close resemblance to the [[wp:Chevrolet Nova#First/Second generation|1962-1964 Chevrolet Nova]] station wagon though much smaller and shorter. In GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the car assumes a slightly newer and slimmer model that resembles a [[wp:Ford Country Squire#Fifth generation .281969.E2.80.931972.29|1969 Ford LTD Country Squire]], based on the position of the side panels and grille, but retains elements of previous iterations of the car in the rear.
According to the [[Capital Autos]] website, the Perennial in GTA III was known as the "[[Maurice (car)|Maurice]]" during development of the game.
File:Maurice-GTAIII-front.jpg|An early form of the [[Grand Theft Auto III]] Perennial as the "[[Maurice (car)|Maurice]]", as depicted in the [[Capital Autos]] website.
File:Perennial-GTAIII-front.jpg|Grand Theft Auto III ([[:File:Perennial-GTAIII-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
File:Perennial-GTAVC-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], with a roof rack ([[:File:Perennial-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with roof rack]]).
File:Perennial-GTASA-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], without roof rack ([[:File:Perennial-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, with roof rack]]).
File:Perennial-GTALCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] ([[:File:Perennial-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
File:Perennial-GTAVCS-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] ([[:File:Perennial-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
===GTA IV — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
In GTA IV, likely as a joke given the Perennial's rustic station wagon appearance throughout the GTA III Era, the Perennial is now based on a more streamlined and futuristic-looking minivan, the [[wp:Honda Odyssey#Third generation (2003–2008)|JDM Third Generation Honda Odyssey]]. The US version of the Honda Odyssey is much taller and more formal-looking, so it appears to be the JDM/International version of the Odyssey, which looks more futuristic and is not sold in the US despite it being common in the game. It does not have sliding doors, as the international version does not feature them. The rear of the sides and rear window are also similar to those a [[wp:Mercedes-Benz R-Class|Mercedes-Benz R-Class]]. It is the only vehicle in GTA IV which has fully glassed roof, which is very reminiscent of the ill-fated [[wp:Renault Avantime|Renault Avantime]], though it was a coupe and not an MPV. The taillights seem invented but loosely resemble a [[wp:Honda Accord#Seventh generation (2003–2007)|2003-2005 (US) Accord]]. The interior seating is part leather and part cloth.
GTA IV's Perennial is also available as an airport shuttle van, bearing [[FlyUS]] liveries and a strobe light, lacking a glass roof, and spawning at the [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition appears to revert to an older design, sporting a lean 1970s appearance more alike early renditions of the [[Regina]]. For the PSP and iOS renditions however, the Perennial adopts the GTA IV design; the front end however seems to have been tweaked such that it resembles the second-generation Toyota Previa/Estima/Tarago.
File:Perennial-GTA4-front.jpg|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] ([[:File:Perennial-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]).
File:Perennial-GTA4-FlyUS-front.jpg|Grand Theft Auto IV; FlyUS variant.
File:Perennial-GTACW.png|[[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
===GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories===
The underpowered, front-wheel drive Perennial is quite sluggish. Acceleration is highly lacking, as is speed, but the handling is responsive, but quite heavy, and is prone to oversteer and rolling. It is, however, quite sturdy, and can withstand significant damage before bursting into flames and exploding. The Perennial is also easy to ram of roads, especially with large, fast vehicles such as the [[Fire Truck]] and the [[Barracks OL]]. In GTA Vice City Stories, it's slightly faster.
The [[Dinka]] Perennial "MPV AW" returns to the GTA lineup with a significant makeover, both in looks and performance. Gone is the horrendous FWD layout, ditched in favor of a rear-biased AWD layout (hence, AW). The Perennial is more than likely powered by a mid-range V6, and is coupled to a 5 speed gearbox. Acceleration is now average, with a reasonable top speed. Handling is also upgraded significantly, as the Perennial no longer flops about on the road, but keeps steady. The suspension is quite firm for a vehicle of this size, and aides high-speed cornering. Braking is average, and the optional (but rare) ABS definitely helps. Crash deformation is below average, and as such the Perennial cannot sustain much damage before being un-drivable. However in a head on crash, minimal damage is suffered in the interior.
* In GTA San Andreas, [[Big Smoke]] is originally depicted during "[[Big Smoke (mission)|Big Smoke]]" to own an all-black Perennial at the very beginning of the game, only to watch it blown up during a drive-by an enemy gang. Smoke subsequently replaces it with a [[Glendale]]. There are several ways to obtain this Perinnial; after the cutscene of the [[Ballas]] destroying Smoke's car, kill them with a weapon and push the Perennial to a garage. Alternatively, enter the blow up all cars [[Cheats in GTA San Andreas|cheat]] during the cutscene where Carl and Smoke are about to enter the Perennial. You'll fail the mission for destroying Smoke's car, and he will walk off. Then push it to the garage next to you.
* In GTA San Andreas, driving the Perennial will dramatically reduce CJ's sex appeal.
* In GTA Vice City Stories, during the mission [[Truck Stop]], the player would be driving a fireproof Perennial.
* The roof-mounted light on the FlyUS variant of the Perennial in GTA IV does not light up when the engine is running, unlike the FlyUS [[Feroci]].
* In GTA IV, the police radio refers the Perennial as a "MPV".
* When dating in GTA IV, [[Kiki Jenkins]] will compliment the player for his choice of vehicle if driving a Perennial.
* In perfect condition, this car can be sold in the [[S&M Auto Sales]] for $2,200 in GTA IV.
* Within GTA IV [[Multiplayer in GTA IV#Race Modes|multiplayer races]], it is only possible to select the [[FlyUS]] version of the Perennial, rather than the civilian version, whereas the [[Feroci]] is available as a civilian model only.
* The Perennial plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
** [[K-JAH West]] in GTA San Andreas.
** [[Fresh FM]] in GTA Vice City Stories.
** [[Jazz Nation Radio 108.5]] or [[Fusion FM]] in GTA IV.
*[[Capital Autos]], [[Harwood]], [[Portland]].
*[[Portland Harbor]], [[Portland]]
*Side of road near Police Station, [[Trenton]], [[Portland]].
*Alley beside [[XXX Mags]], [[Red Light District]], Portland
'''GTA San Andreas'''
*Common in poorer areas in the [[State of San Andreas]].
*Importable from [[Easter Basin]], [[San Fierro]] after you unlock importing/exporting. Import cost: $8,000 (Tuesday and Thursday only)
'''GTA Liberty City Stories'''
*[[Capital Autos]] parking area, [[Harwood]], Portland
*The construction site in [[Hepburn Heights]], Portland
*The flophouse in [[Pike Creek]], [[Shoreside Vale]] in where [[Donald Love]] lived after being bankrupt
'''GTA Vice City Stories'''
*By [[Phil Cassidy]]'s depot in [[Viceport]].
*Northeast of the [[hospital]] in [[Little Havana]].
*Parked in front of [[Sunshine Autos]] along with the [[Blista Compact]] and the [[Admiral]].
*In the whole city, but mostly in [[Algonquin]].
*The FlyUS version is only available in [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Francis International Airport]].
*A Perennial can be seen blocking the road in the ending of the chase between [[Ivan Bytchkov|Ivan]] and [[Niko Bellic|Niko]] in the mission [[Ivan The Not So Terrible]]. It has no driver, so the player is able to easily take it.
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