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'''GTA IV'''
 
'''GTA IV'''

Revision as of 01:13, 20 June 2009

The Manana is a two-door coupe first introduced in Grand Theft Auto III. For much of its existence, the Manana has been designed as an undesirable vehicle, combining poor performance with unappealing aesthetics. The Manana concept was significantly changed in Grand Theft Auto IV, but retains its two-door coupe body style.

To date, the Manana has appeared in the following games:

Description

GTA III — GTA Vice City Stories

In its early apperances, the Manana is a small car with little power and poor handling characteristics.

In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the vehicle assumes a very boxy design, resembling coupe variants of a Dodge Aries, a Plymouth Reliant K, or a Plymouth Sundance. Its appearance remains "boxy" in GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories — possibly to reflect early 1980s automobile design trends.

Additional redesigns for the Manana were made for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto Advance and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. For GTA San Andreas, the Manana assumed a newer, more streamlined body design, resembling a Dodge Shadow; the Shadow was the early-1990s successor to the Aries (which was discontinued in the late 1980s), suggesting a similar succession took place with the Manana. The GTA Advance rendition of the car features an older design than any previous version, harking back to a 1970s model. In GTA Liberty City Stories, a rounder 1990s convertible body design was used, resembling a Mazda Miata, with much improved handling.

GTA IV

The Albany Manana has a very different look in Grand Theft Auto IV compared to its namesake in the previous games - it is now a sharp '70s-style luxury car. The front detailing resembles that of a 1975 Buick LeSabre, but the rest is unmistakably derived from a 1967 or '68 Cadillac Eldorado; the front bumper is derived from neither of these cars, having a late '70s look. The car is available as both a coupe and a convertible. The GTA IV rendition of the Manana does have one thing in common with the prior versions: it still has poor performance and mediocre handling.

After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Manana fetching $1,200.

Prominent appearances

The Manana is featured prominently in the GTA III mission "Dead Skunk In The Trunk" for Joey Leone. Claude is charged with taking the car from Greasy Joe's to Harwood Autocrusher and Junkyard, whilst avoiding the Forelli Brothers. A special version of the car is used; the corpse of a Forelli Family gang member is in the trunk.

In GTA San Andreas, the Manana can be also seen driven by members of the Da Nang Boys around Easter Basin and Garver Bridge, both in San Fierro.

Locations

GTA III

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA IV

Trivia

  • "Mañana" is Spanish for "tomorrow", possibly a reference to the car's markedly unimpressive speed and handling (ie, "You'll get there tomorrow").

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