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{{double image|right|Romero-GTA2.png|180|RomerosHearse-GTAVC-front.jpg|300|A Romero in [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]].|A Romero's Hearse in GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).|}}
 
{{double image|right|Romero-GTA2.png|180|RomerosHearse-GTAVC-front.jpg|300|A Romero in [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]].|A Romero's Hearse in GTA Vice City (<small>[[:Image:RomerosHearse-GTAVC-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).|}}
  
The '''Romero''' is a two-door car that first appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]. The name was then applied to a hearse in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars]].
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The '''Romero''' is a two-door car that first appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]]. The name was then applied to a hearse in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]], [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]].
  
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
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=== GTA Vice City — GTA Chinatown Wars ===
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=== GTA Vice City — GTA IV ===
 
==== Name ====
 
==== Name ====
GTA Vice City featured a hearse named '''Romero's Hearse'''; in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, this was shortened to '''Romero''', while in GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Chinatown Wars, the hearse is simply named '''Hearse'''.
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GTA Vice City featured a hearse named '''Romero's Hearse''' and in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, this was shortened to '''Romero'''.
  
 
The Romero name was probably reused for hearses in reference to [[wp:George A. Romero|George A. Romero]], the director of the ''Dawn of the Dead'' series of zombie movies. Within GTA Vice City, the car name is also associated with the [[Funeraria Romero]] funeral parlor, which features two Romero's Hearse parked out front in the mission [[Two Bit Hit]].
 
The Romero name was probably reused for hearses in reference to [[wp:George A. Romero|George A. Romero]], the director of the ''Dawn of the Dead'' series of zombie movies. Within GTA Vice City, the car name is also associated with the [[Funeraria Romero]] funeral parlor, which features two Romero's Hearse parked out front in the mission [[Two Bit Hit]].
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==== Design ====
 
==== Design ====
  
In GTA Vice City, Romero's Hearse resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 [[wp:Buick Electra|Buick Electra]]). In GTA San Andreas, it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] possible [[Girlfriends in GTA San Andreas|girlfriends]], [[Katie Zhan]], owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval. In GTA Liberty City Stories, the hearse is a modified [[Perennial]]. Hearses featured between GTA Vice City and GTA Liberty City Stories may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs).
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In GTA Vice City, Romero's Hearse resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 [[wp:Buick Electra|Buick Electra]]). In GTA San Andreas, it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] possible [[Girlfriends in GTA San Andreas|girlfriends]], [[Katie Zhan]], owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval. The Romero featured in GTA Vice City may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs).
  
 
The GTA IV rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the [[Washington]] sedan, and as such, bears the [[Albany]] brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside one mission ("[[Undertaker]]").
 
The GTA IV rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the [[Washington]] sedan, and as such, bears the [[Albany]] brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside one mission ("[[Undertaker]]").
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Romero-GTASA-front.jpg|A Romero in GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; all-gray body with coffin]]</small>).
 
Romero-GTASA-front.jpg|A Romero in GTA San Andreas (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTASA-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view; all-gray body with coffin]]</small>).
Hearse-GTALCS-front.jpg|A Hearse in GTA Liberty City Stories (<small>[[:Image:Hearse-GTALCS-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
 
Romero-GTA4-front.jpg|A Romero in GTA IV (during "[[Undertaker]]") (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
 
Romero-GTA4-front.jpg|A Romero in GTA IV (during "[[Undertaker]]") (<small>[[:Image:Romero-GTA4-rear.jpg|Rear quarter view]]</small>).
Hearse-GTACW.png|A Hearse in GTA Chinatown Wars.
 
 
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==== Performance ====
 
==== Performance ====
The Romero's Hearse in GTA Vice City is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in GTA San Andreas is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes. The GTA IV Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due to the added weight of the wagon body. The GTA Chinatown Wars rendition, however, improves over the GTA IV rendition with better (but still average) acceleration and top speed, above average cornering, and average braking.
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The Romero's Hearse in GTA Vice City is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in GTA San Andreas is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes. The GTA IV Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due to the added weight of the wagon body.  
  
 
All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The GTA Vice City rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.
 
All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The GTA Vice City rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.
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* The vehicle can be sold in GTA IV for $2,200 at [[S&M Auto Sales]] following completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
 
* The vehicle can be sold in GTA IV for $2,200 at [[S&M Auto Sales]] following completion of [[Stevie's Car Thefts]].
 
* Despite its only regular GTA IV appearance being in the mission "[[Undertaker]]", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in [[Westdyke]].
 
* Despite its only regular GTA IV appearance being in the mission "[[Undertaker]]", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in [[Westdyke]].
* The Hearse in GTA Chinatown Wars has no door-opening animation if the player enters it.
 
 
* The Romero in GTA IV, just like the [[Washington]], its base, features the [["Door Ajar" Chime|"door ajar" chime]] which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
 
* The Romero in GTA IV, just like the [[Washington]], its base, features the [["Door Ajar" Chime|"door ajar" chime]] which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
 
* In GTA San Andreas, the Romero is the least durable vehicle in the game.
 
* In GTA San Andreas, the Romero is the least durable vehicle in the game.
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* Next to the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]], [[Angel Pine]], [[Whetstone]].
 
* Next to the [[Angel Pine Medical Center]], [[Angel Pine]], [[Whetstone]].
 
* Via cheat (PC): ''WHERESTHEFUNERAL''
 
* Via cheat (PC): ''WHERESTHEFUNERAL''
 
;GTA Liberty City Stories
 
* Only spawns in a car park behind [[Carson General Hospital]] in [[Rockford]], [[Staunton Island]].
 
  
 
;GTA IV
 
;GTA IV
 
* It can only be obtained once: right after "Undertaker" mission completion, in [[Steinway]] or [[Colony Island]].
 
* It can only be obtained once: right after "Undertaker" mission completion, in [[Steinway]] or [[Colony Island]].
 
* Can also be obtained by using third-party trainers or mods.
 
* Can also be obtained by using third-party trainers or mods.
 
;GTA Chinatown Wars
 
* Parked in a car park on the western end of the cemetary in northwestern [[Steinway]]. Starts [[Graveyard Groove]].
 
* Purchasable at the [[Auto Merchant]].
 
  
 
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Revision as of 00:06, 24 September 2010

A Romero in GTA 2.
A Romero's Hearse in GTA Vice City (Rear quarter view).

The Romero is a two-door car that first appeared in Grand Theft Auto 2. The name was then applied to a hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto IV.

Description

GTA 2

In its original appearance in GTA 2, the Romero assumes the design of a two-door hardtop coupe, distinguished by its bubble-like windscreens and triangular windows in the rear. The Romero name is likely a play on Alfa Romeo, with its design taking after 1950s Alfa Romeo designs (see the 1955 Alfa Romeo BAT 9 concept car). Ray Larabie's original version exhibits a more original design.

Despite its somewhat sporty design, the GTA 2 rendition's controls are delayed, resulting in sluggish cornering, and its acceleration and top speed may be regarded as below average. When crushed, the Romero will award the player armor when in the Downtown District, or Molotov cocktails in the Industrial District.

GTA Vice City — GTA IV

Name

GTA Vice City featured a hearse named Romero's Hearse and in GTA San Andreas and GTA IV, this was shortened to Romero.

The Romero name was probably reused for hearses in reference to George A. Romero, the director of the Dawn of the Dead series of zombie movies. Within GTA Vice City, the car name is also associated with the Funeraria Romero funeral parlor, which features two Romero's Hearse parked out front in the mission Two Bit Hit.

Design

In GTA Vice City, Romero's Hearse resembles an '80s Buick Superior Hearse (in turn based on a 1977–1984 Buick Electra). In GTA San Andreas, it resembles a late '70s Cadillac hearse, sporting a wider range of colors for the roof and body (although generally maintain dark tones). One of Carl Johnson's possible girlfriends, Katie Zhan, owns a white Romero, and will give Carl the keys to it if Carl gains her approval. The Romero featured in GTA Vice City may come with a coffin at the back (appearing with one of two or three different designs).

The GTA IV rendition of the Romero is a modified version of the Washington sedan, and as such, bears the Albany brand. However, the vehicle lacks a coffin, aside one mission ("Undertaker").

Performance

The Romero's Hearse in GTA Vice City is a car capable of high speeds, but suffers from poor steering due to its weight and long wheelbase. Performance of the Romero in GTA San Andreas is even worse, as the car is only capable of mediocre top speeds, and features weak brakes. The GTA IV Romero retains the adequate handling of the Washington, but has inferior acceleration and top speed due to the added weight of the wagon body.

All renditions of the hearse are only capable of carrying two occupants, despite featuring two back doors in most cases. The GTA Vice City rendition is an exception, being capable of holding four occupants.

Availability and appearances in missions

While the original Romero in GTA 2 is commonly found in the Downtown and Industrial Districts of Anywhere City, the vehicle in hearse form is not normally driven on the streets, and are more commonly seen parked or in specific missions.

In GTA Vice City, Romero's Hearse is only available in the mission "Two Bit Hit" but it can be spawned through cheats. The Romero can be found in Blackfield Chapel in Las Venturas, in GTA San Andreas. The Hearse is also featured in two missions in GTA Liberty City Stories, namely "The Morgue Party Candidate" and "Morgue Party Resurrection", both for Donald Love.

The Romero in GTA IV is only featured in the mission "Undertaker".

Modifications (GTA San Andreas)

  • Color (two areas)
  • Wheels (ten types)
  • Nitro (All)
  • Bass Boost
  • Hydraulics

Trivia

  • The vehicle can be sold in GTA IV for $2,200 at S&M Auto Sales following completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.
  • Despite its only regular GTA IV appearance being in the mission "Undertaker", more Romeros will spawn in traffic if the player retains that Romero and drives it around the city, particularly in Westdyke.
  • The Romero in GTA IV, just like the Washington, its base, features the "door ajar" chime which can be heard with the door open and volume turned up.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Romero is the least durable vehicle in the game.
  • While the car appears to have four doors, only two can be seated, except for in GTA Vice City, where four people can fit.

Locations

GTA 2
GTA Vice City
  • Only obtainable during the mission Two Bit Hit, where you have to steal it from the hatians.
  • Via cheat - PC: THELASTRIDE, PS2 - down, R2, down, R1, L2, left, R1, L1, left, right.
GTA San Andreas
GTA IV
  • It can only be obtained once: right after "Undertaker" mission completion, in Steinway or Colony Island.
  • Can also be obtained by using third-party trainers or mods.