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Brucie will send Niko Bellic various emails, which can be read at any TW@ Internet Café, or any other location with an accessible computer. The mission will start as soon as Niko exits the computer after the email is replied to positively, the vehicle will be shown on the map.
Depending on the location, any number of things may happen when Niko reaches the target vehicle. Note that the locations of the cars aren't consistent, and will differ each time the player plays the game.
- No confrontation; just hop in and drive.
- The owner(s) of the vehicle will confront Niko.
- The owner will attempt to flee in the vehicle.
- A 2-star wanted level is immediately applied (normal car thefts are 1-star) and Niko must lose the wanted level before returning the vehicle to the lock-up.
The more a vehicle is damaged, the less Brucie pays for it, unless a Pay 'n' Spray is used to have the vehicle repaired. If Niko is somehow able to return all 10 vehicles undamaged without using Pay 'n' Spray, a profit of $10,000 can be realized. Realistically, however, several of the missions pretty much make a Pay 'n' Spray visit unavoidable, reducing the profit margin accordingly.
One potential pick-up point for a vehicle is just down the street from the lock-up, making for a very short mission in that case.
In total there are ten vehicles to steal. Brucie sends only one e-mail request at a time, so a mission must be completed in order to receive the next.
Vehicles and locations
Each vehicle will spawn in one of the ten predefined locations. The exact vehicle that spawns in each location, however, will differ.
Below is a table of all the vehicles Niko must obtain. Some of the vehicles have special colors that cannot be found anywhere else in the game.
|Banshee||Bluish-gray with a white stripe||Yes|
|Cavalcade||Maroon with black rims and grille||Yes|
|NRG 900||Red and black||No|
|Patriot||Light gray with a hint of blue||Yes|
|PMP 600||Deep maroon||Yes|
|Sabre GT||Red with a white stripe||No|
|Sanchez||Entirely "Grotti" red||Yes|
Each vehicle location has a scenario. These locations and their corresponding scenarios are listed below.
|Parked behind the hardware store where Roman gambles on Dillon St. in Schottler||The owners will confront Niko and shoot at him|
|Parked at the docks in BOABO||A group of people will attack Niko with baseball bats|
|Parked on Mohegan Ave. west of the playground in South Slopes||The owner will attempt to flee in the car while two people attack Niko.|
|Parked on Guantanamo Ave. in Chase Point just north of S&M Auto Sales||The owner will be siting in the vehicle speaking to a prostitute, allowing for Niko to easily carjack the vehicle|
|Driving out of the car park located on Inchon Ave. in Cerveza Heights||The owner will continue driving unless rammed by Niko, which will cause the owner to get out of the vehicle and attack Niko|
|Parked in front of Lynch St. Station on Ellery Ave. in Meadow Hills||Entering the vehicle will give Niko a 2-star wanted level|
|Driving in the Outlook / South Slopes area||The vehicle is driving around, so it can be easily carjacked by Niko|
|Parked near the car wash on Tutelo Ave. in Beechwood City||The owners will attack Niko|
|Driving around the Meadows Park / Meadow Hills area||The vehicle is driving around, so it can be easily carjacked by Niko|
|Parked on Montauk Ave. in Outlook||The owner is being patted down by cops, so stealing the vehicle will automatically give Niko a 2-star wanted level|
- Remember Pay 'n' Sprays cost hundreds of dollars to use, so to get maximum value out of a vehicle, try to avoid using them if at all possible (but it's not always possible, especially in the case of vehicles that you need to crash into in order to take).
- It's suggested that most of the Exotic Exports are not done in rainy weather because a few of the target vehicles have poor wet-road handling conditions rendering it difficult to steer them during a chase or a wanted level.