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A Borgnine in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
A Borgnine in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Advance
Vehicle type Taxicab
Body style 4-door sedan
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
For the taxi company, see Borgnine Taxis.

The Borgnine is a bonus taxi available in Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto Advance. It is available to the player only after a mandatory requirement of 100 nonconsecutive completed taxi fares in GTA III, or 50 in GTA Advance.


The Borgnine in GTA III is a modified Cabbie with a red body and bloody spikes on the front and rear bumpers, while the GTA Advance rendition retains some of the qualities of the GTA III rendition, lacking the spike bumpers and serving as the only other taxi other than the game's Taxi. The Borgnine's handling is far superior to that of the car it's based on. However, the suspension system remains wobbly and soft. It is significantly resilient to crash damage, and thus useful in pursuits.

The Borgnine's name is a homage to Ernest Borgnine, who starred in the 1981 movie Escape from New York as a cab driver named "Cabbie" in a prison-converted Manhattan; in the movie, Cabbie also drives a Checker Marathon from which the Cabbie taxi and Borgnine are based on. The Borgnine's bumpers are perhaps a nod to Cabbie's hazardous profession in the crime-infested prison.


GTA Advance

See also