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The '''Landstalker''' is an SUV which is available in [[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]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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The '''Landstalker''' is an SUV which is available in [[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]], and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
  
 
== Design ==
 
== Design ==

Revision as of 19:18, 6 November 2011

Vehicle
Landstalker
A Landstalker in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
A Landstalker in GTA III.
Appearance(s) [[Appearance::GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
GTA V]]
Vehicle type Civilian 4x4
Body style 4-door SUV
Capacity 4
Manufacturer Dundreary (GTA IV and GTA V)

{{Infobox vehicles | name = Landstalker | front_image = Landstalker-GTAIII-front.jpg | image_size = 300 | caption = A Landstalker in GTA III | rear_image = Landstalker-GTAIII-rear.jpg | manufacturer = [[Dundreary]] (GTA IV and GTA V) | vehicle_type = Civilian 4x4 | body_style = 4-door [[:Category:SUVs|SUV]] | capacity = 4 | 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 V|GTA V]] }} The '''Landstalker''' is an SUV which is available in [[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]], and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. == Design == === GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories === The Landstalker has many different designs between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, usually combined from a variety of sources: * In GTA III, the Landstalker resembles a [[wp:Jeep Grand Cherokee#WJ (1999–2004)|Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ]]. * In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Landstalker resembles a [[wp:Jeep Cherokee (XJ)|1984-1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited]] with the headlights and front bumper from the 1983-1990 [[wp:Chevrolet S-10|Chevrolet S-10]]. * In GTA San Andreas, the Landstalker generally resembles the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories rendition but with a few changes. It no longer carries a rear-mounted spare tire; instead, a tire is visible inside the rear compartment. The engine sound suggests a V8 or a large displacement V6. * In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Landstalker resembles the GTA III rendition, but with the grille and headlights of a [[wp:File:Range_Rover_front_20090202.jpg|second generation Range Rover]]. The vehicle may also come with a roof-mounted luggage rack and [[Zip]] boxes in the rear compartment. File:Landstalker-GTAIII-front.jpg|GTA III ([[:File:Landstalker-GTAIII-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). File:Landstalker-GTAVC-front.jpg|GTA Vice City ([[:File:Landstalker-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). File:Landstalker-GTASA-front.jpg|GTA San Andreas ([[:File:Landstalker-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). File:Landstalker-GTALCS-front.jpg|GTA Liberty City Stories ([[:File:Landstalker-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view, without luggage rack and with boxes in the rear compartment]]). File:Landstalker-GTAVCS-front.jpg|GTA Vice City Stories ([[:File:Landstalker-GTAVCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). === GTA IV - GTA V === In GTA IV, the [[Dundreary]] Landstalker bears some resemblance to the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition. It resembles a slightly altered 2007-present [[wp:Ford Expedition#2007-present|Ford Expedition]], particularly the Expedition EL/Max (the extended-wheelbase version), considering its overall length and the shape of its rear doors. The headlights resemble those of the 2006-present [[wp:Range Rover|Range Rover]], and the taillights resemble those of the [[wp:Range Rover Sport#Third generation (2002-)|Range Rover Sport]]. A special black variant of the Landstalker can be seen driving around North Holland by [[North Holland Hustlers]] and Firefly Projects by [[M.O.B.]]. This variant features chrome side scuff bars, no luggage rails, and TVs installed in the back of the front seats' headrests. The Landstalker that appears in the GTA V trailer appears mostly identical to the GTA IV rendition. File:Landstalker-GTA4-front.jpg|GTA IV ([[:File:Landstalker-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]). File:Landstalker-GTA4-modified-rear.jpg|The modified variant in GTA IV, rear quarter view, with headrest-mounted televisions, larger step bars and no luggage rails. File:Landstalker-GTAV-trailer.jpg|As seen in GTA V trailer. == Performance == === GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories === The Landstalker was originally introduced with a light weight (1380 kg), a short wheelbase, high ground clearance, full time 4WD, poor grip, stiff suspension, a high center of gravity and unstable weight distribution. As a result, it is highly susceptible to rollovers while simply turning or traversing off-road, if the player doesn't drive carefully or make use of the handbrake. These attributes made the vehicle vastly inferior as an off-road vehicle when compared to the [[Patriot]], [[Rancher]], [[Sandking]] and [[Huntley]]. Although its handling is poor, the Landstalker has all-round moderate-to-good acceleration and top speed due to its weight. The [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] rendition is noticeably more stable—its redesigned body features a lowered ground clearance (resulting in a slight redistribution of weight to the bottom) and a longer, heavier body (1880 kg), reducing the likelihood of rollovers. === GTA IV === The GTA IV rendition of the Landstalker is quite heavy, resulting in poor acceleration and a top speed of 180km/h (110mph), and compared to other SUVs; braking is also adversely affected by the weight. Like the Cavalcade, ABS is only available on some models.. The engine itself sounds as if it is a mid-sized V6, paired to a 4 speed gearbox in a 50% Front, 50% Rear 4WD layout. The suspension is moderately firm, but still far too soft to corner at speed effectively. The body flops about in the turns, often causing the rear end to kick out and fishtail rather than simply overturn as in previous games. On the road, the Landstalker is nowhere near as competent as its closest competitors (the [[Cavalcade]] and [[Huntley Sport]]), but off-road the Landstalker begins to show its usefulness. The engine has enough torque to allow scaling of medium-grade hills, and the suspension evens out most of the natural bumps; unfortunately, the long rear overhang means the Landstalker can beach itself on rocks. Overall, its off-road performance is inferior to that of the Cavalcade, however it fares better than the Huntley Sport. Deformation in frontal accidents is acceptable, though rear accidents cause quite a bit of visible damage. The engine itself is sturdy in accidents, allowing the Landstalker to take multiple direct hits at full speed before failing. Overall, this vehicle is better suited for short drives and off-road expeditions than high-speed pursuits. ==Modifications (GTA San Andreas)== In [[TransFender]]: *Color *Exhaust (three varieties) *Fog Lights (two varieties) *Nitro (three varieties) *Wheels (ten varieties) *Bass Boost *Hydraulics ==Notable owners== * [[Francis McReary]] owns a black Landstalker, as seen in the first cutscene of [[Blood Brothers]]. * [[Ray Bulgarin]] owns a Landstalker (no specific colour), as seen in the mission [[Going Deep]]. ==Trivia== * After collecting all thirty [[Stevie's Car Thefts|cars]] for [[Stevie]] in GTA IV, a Landstalker may be sold at his garage for $3,000. * The Landstalker plays the following radio stations by default when entered: ** [[SF-UR]] in GTA San Andreas. ** [[IF99 - International Funk]] or [[K109 The Studio]] in GTA IV. *When in reverse in the Landstalker the front badge glows as a reverse light. *The name could be a reference to the [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]] vehicle, the [[Land Roamer]]. Roaming and stalking are considered to have similar meanings. *The name could also be a reference to its massive size compared to other vehicles in its class, it even outsizes the [[Cavalcade]] and [[Cavalcade FXT]]. ==Locations== '''GTA III''' *Outside the hut in the north-west corner of [[Belleville Park]], [[Staunton Island]]. This is the start point for the [[A Ride in the Park]] side mission. *At the parking lot near [[Asuka Kasen]]'s condo. *The mansion in the middle on the southern road in [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]]. *[[Francis International Airport]] parking lot,[[Shoreside Vale]]. *Northern apartment parking lot, [[Wichita Gardens]], Shoreside Vale. *Driven mostly on Staunton Island and Shoreside Vale. '''GTA Vice City''' *Parked at the dirt track in [[Downtown Vice City|Downtown]], [[Vice City in GTA III Era|Vice City]] (starts [[Test Track]]). *In front of a mansion with a tennis court in the northwest part of [[Starfish Island]] '''GTA San Andreas''' *In the parking lot in [[Foster Valley]], [[San Fierro]] *Spawns regularly around [[The Strip]], [[Las Venturas]] *Spawns around [[Santa Maria Beach]], [[Los Santos]] *Spawns more commonly in [[Whitewood Estates]] '''GTA Liberty City Stories''' *Parked at the car lot at [[Capital Autos]] in [[Harwood]], [[Portland]]. *Found commonly in Portland *Spawns regularly in Belleville Park, Staunton Island *A bulletproof version can be found at the [[Shoreside Vale Safehouse (GTA LCS)|Shoreside Vale safehouse]] in [[Cedar Grove]], [[Shoreside Vale]] after completing all 12 levels of [[See The Sight Before Your Flight]], which can be accessed in a tourist booth near [[Francis International Airport, Shoreside Vale|Francis International Airport]] *In the [[Newport Multistory Car Park]]. '''GTA Vice City Stories''' *Parked at an alleyway in [[Ocean Beach]]. *Spawns by every robbery [[Empire Building|empire site]] the player owns. '''GTA IV''' *Can be found in [[Firefly Projects]], [[Broker]]. *Can be found in [[Northwood]] or [[North Holland]], [[Algonquin]]. *Can be found in [[The Triangle]] or [[Star Junction]], [[Algonquin]]. *Can be found anywhere in [[Alderney]]. {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiii vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavc vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtasa vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtalcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtavcs vehicles|state=collapsed}} {{gtaiv vehicles|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Vehicles]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA III]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA San Andreas]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Liberty City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA Vice City Stories]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA IV]] [[Category:Vehicles in GTA V]] [[Category:SUVs]] [[Category:Gang Cars]] [[de:Landstalker]] [[es:Landstalker]] [[fr:Landstalker]] [[pl:Landstalker]]

The Landstalker is an SUV which is available in 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, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The Landstalker has many different designs between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, usually combined from a variety of sources:

  • In GTA III, the Landstalker resembles a Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ.
  • In GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Landstalker resembles a 1984-1990 Jeep Wagoneer Limited with the headlights and front bumper from the 1983-1990 Chevrolet S-10.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Landstalker generally resembles the GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories rendition but with a few changes. It no longer carries a rear-mounted spare tire; instead, a tire is visible inside the rear compartment. The engine sound suggests a V8 or a large displacement V6.
  • In GTA Liberty City Stories, the Landstalker resembles the GTA III rendition, but with the grille and headlights of a second generation Range Rover. The vehicle may also come with a roof-mounted luggage rack and Zip boxes in the rear compartment.

GTA IV - GTA V

In GTA IV, the Dundreary Landstalker bears some resemblance to the GTA Liberty City Stories rendition. It resembles a slightly altered 2007-present Ford Expedition, particularly the Expedition EL/Max (the extended-wheelbase version), considering its overall length and the shape of its rear doors. The headlights resemble those of the 2006-present Range Rover, and the taillights resemble those of the Range Rover Sport.

A special black variant of the Landstalker can be seen driving around North Holland by North Holland Hustlers and Firefly Projects by M.O.B.. This variant features chrome side scuff bars, no luggage rails, and TVs installed in the back of the front seats' headrests.

The Landstalker that appears in the GTA V trailer appears mostly identical to the GTA IV rendition.

Performance

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

The Landstalker was originally introduced with a light weight (1380 kg), a short wheelbase, high ground clearance, full time 4WD, poor grip, stiff suspension, a high center of gravity and unstable weight distribution. As a result, it is highly susceptible to rollovers while simply turning or traversing off-road, if the player doesn't drive carefully or make use of the handbrake. These attributes made the vehicle vastly inferior as an off-road vehicle when compared to the Patriot, Rancher, Sandking and Huntley. Although its handling is poor, the Landstalker has all-round moderate-to-good acceleration and top speed due to its weight.

The Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories rendition is noticeably more stable—its redesigned body features a lowered ground clearance (resulting in a slight redistribution of weight to the bottom) and a longer, heavier body (1880 kg), reducing the likelihood of rollovers.

GTA IV

The GTA IV rendition of the Landstalker is quite heavy, resulting in poor acceleration and a top speed of 180km/h (110mph), and compared to other SUVs; braking is also adversely affected by the weight. Like the Cavalcade, ABS is only available on some models.. The engine itself sounds as if it is a mid-sized V6, paired to a 4 speed gearbox in a 50% Front, 50% Rear 4WD layout. The suspension is moderately firm, but still far too soft to corner at speed effectively. The body flops about in the turns, often causing the rear end to kick out and fishtail rather than simply overturn as in previous games. On the road, the Landstalker is nowhere near as competent as its closest competitors (the Cavalcade and Huntley Sport), but off-road the Landstalker begins to show its usefulness. The engine has enough torque to allow scaling of medium-grade hills, and the suspension evens out most of the natural bumps; unfortunately, the long rear overhang means the Landstalker can beach itself on rocks. Overall, its off-road performance is inferior to that of the Cavalcade, however it fares better than the Huntley Sport.

Deformation in frontal accidents is acceptable, though rear accidents cause quite a bit of visible damage. The engine itself is sturdy in accidents, allowing the Landstalker to take multiple direct hits at full speed before failing. Overall, this vehicle is better suited for short drives and off-road expeditions than high-speed pursuits.

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

In TransFender:

  • Color
  • Exhaust (three varieties)
  • Fog Lights (two varieties)
  • Nitro (three varieties)
  • Wheels (ten varieties)
  • Bass Boost
  • Hydraulics

Notable owners

Trivia

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie in GTA IV, a Landstalker may be sold at his garage for $3,000.
  • The Landstalker plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • When in reverse in the Landstalker the front badge glows as a reverse light.
  • The name could be a reference to the GTA 2 vehicle, the Land Roamer. Roaming and stalking are considered to have similar meanings.
  • The name could also be a reference to its massive size compared to other vehicles in its class, it even outsizes the Cavalcade and Cavalcade FXT.

Locations

GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV