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[[Image:WangCars-GTA2-logo.JPG|thumb|right|The Wang Cars signboard in [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA2]].]]
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[[File:WangCars-GTA2-logo.JPG|thumb|right|The Wang Cars signboard in [[Grand Theft Auto 2|GTA 2]].]]
 
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'''Wang Cars''' is an automobile dealership which has appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
 
'''Wang Cars''' is an automobile dealership which has appeared in [[Grand Theft Auto 2]] and [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
  
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[[File:WangCars-GTASA-exterior.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Wang Cars in [[Downtown San Fierro]], GTA San Andreas.]]
 
[[File:WangCars-GTASA-exterior.jpg|thumb|350px|right|Wang Cars in [[Downtown San Fierro]], GTA San Andreas.]]
  
In GTA San Andreas, the showroom is located between [[Downtown San Fierro]] and [[Doherty]], [[State of San Andreas|San Andreas]]. It is just up the street from [[Carl Johnson]]'s [[Doherty Garage]]. Randomly spawning cars are parked in the street-side outdoor lot that the player may access. The showroom will only be for sale after the completion of [[Driving School]] and the mission [[Yay Ka-Boom-Boom]], and after the player receives a phone call from [[Jethro]], alerting CJ about the showroom. One will need $50,000 to purchase the showroom. Completion of the missions will reward the player with new vehicle spawns in the showroom and the business as an [[Assets in GTA San Andreas|asset]] will generate a maximum of $8,000 per pick-up.
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In GTA San Andreas, the showroom is located between [[Downtown San Fierro]] and [[Doherty]], [[San Andreas in GTA III Era|San Andreas]]. It is just up the street from [[Carl Johnson|Carl Johnson's]] [[Doherty Garage]]. Randomly spawning cars are parked in the street-side outdoor lot that the player may access. The showroom will only be for sale after the completion of [[Driving School]] and the mission [[Yay Ka-Boom-Boom]], and after the player receives a phone call from [[Jethro]], alerting CJ about the showroom. One will need [[Money|$]]50,000 to purchase the showroom. Completion of the missions will reward the player with new vehicle spawns in the showroom and the business as an [[Assets in GTA San Andreas|asset]] will generate a maximum of $8,000 per pick-up.
  
 
In addition to spawned vehicles, a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] [[Spray Shop|spray shop]] and San Fierro's [[TransFender]] modification garage are both located within the grounds of Wang Cars.
 
In addition to spawned vehicles, a [[Pay 'n' Spray]] [[Spray Shop|spray shop]] and San Fierro's [[TransFender]] modification garage are both located within the grounds of Wang Cars.
  
 
=== Use in storyline ===
 
=== Use in storyline ===
When he arrives in [[San Fierro]], [[Carl Johnson]] realizes he has been tricked into accepting an abandoned [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in the industrial neighborhood of [[Doherty]] as his prize for beating [[Claude]] and [[Catalina]] in a street race. But before he can slip into self-pity, his sister [[Kendl Johnson]] and his closest ally from [[Los Santos]], [[Cesar Vialpando]], urge Carl to turn the garage into a successful chop-shop. Carl's new friend, [[The Truth]], mentions a few local friends of his, [[Dwaine]], [[Jethro]], and [[Zero]], that would be willing to work in the garage, and the two men set off to locate them.
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When he arrives in [[San Fierro]], [[Carl Johnson]] realizes he has been tricked into accepting an abandoned [[Doherty Garage|garage]] in the industrial neighborhood of [[Doherty]] as his prize for beating [[Claude]] and [[Catalina]] in a street race. But before he can slip into self-pity, his sister [[Kendl Johnson]] and his closest ally from [[Los Santos in GTA III Era|Los Santos]], [[Cesar Vialpando]], urge Carl to turn the garage into a successful chop-shop. Carl's new friend, [[The Truth]], mentions a few local friends of his, [[Dwaine]], [[Jethro]], and [[Zero]], that would be willing to work in the garage, and the two men set off to locate them.
  
 
Later, as Carl's new business is expanding, he decides that setting up a legitimate front in San Fierro would offset the illegal activities of the Doherty garage. The perfect opportunity is just up the street from the garage: the Wang Cars dealership in Downtown. Carl and Cesar set off to steal cars to put on display in the showroom in order to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. After populating the showroom's floors, Carl then begins a lucrative automobile import/export exchange at the nearby [[Easter Basin]] docks. With all of his automotive "businesses" in place, Carl begins to rake in the profits, thereby establishing himself as an entrepreneurial force in San Fierro.
 
Later, as Carl's new business is expanding, he decides that setting up a legitimate front in San Fierro would offset the illegal activities of the Doherty garage. The perfect opportunity is just up the street from the garage: the Wang Cars dealership in Downtown. Carl and Cesar set off to steal cars to put on display in the showroom in order to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. After populating the showroom's floors, Carl then begins a lucrative automobile import/export exchange at the nearby [[Easter Basin]] docks. With all of his automotive "businesses" in place, Carl begins to rake in the profits, thereby establishing himself as an entrepreneurial force in San Fierro.
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* Much like the [[Sunshine Autos]] showroom in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]], the Wang Cars showroom is an ideal defensive position that allows the player to survive for extended periods of time while on high [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted levels]], offering the best chance to acquire otherwise hard-to-obtain law enforcement vehicles (like the [[FBI Rancher]] or [[Rhino]]).<p>The two-floor design of the showroom, coupled with poor pathfinding of NPC AI, results in hostile law enforcements NPCs being unable to reach the player quickly if the player is holed up within the showroom; in addition, [[Police Maverick|police helicopters]] will not pursue the player if the player hides within the confines of the showroom. The showroom's built-in [[Spray Shop|body shops]] and readily available civilian vehicles also make for escapes from the law far easier.
 
* Much like the [[Sunshine Autos]] showroom in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City|GTA Vice City]], the Wang Cars showroom is an ideal defensive position that allows the player to survive for extended periods of time while on high [[Wanted Level in GTA III Era|wanted levels]], offering the best chance to acquire otherwise hard-to-obtain law enforcement vehicles (like the [[FBI Rancher]] or [[Rhino]]).<p>The two-floor design of the showroom, coupled with poor pathfinding of NPC AI, results in hostile law enforcements NPCs being unable to reach the player quickly if the player is holed up within the showroom; in addition, [[Police Maverick|police helicopters]] will not pursue the player if the player hides within the confines of the showroom. The showroom's built-in [[Spray Shop|body shops]] and readily available civilian vehicles also make for escapes from the law far easier.
  
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Revision as of 01:51, 27 July 2012

The Wang Cars signboard in GTA 2.

Wang Cars is an automobile dealership which has appeared in Grand Theft Auto 2 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

GTA 2

In GTA 2, the showroom appears in the Residential District and offers a side quest, which requires the player to find eight GT-A1 cars. Upon entering the cars, the player will respawn at the showroom. Completing the side quest unlocks a Tank, an Armed Land Roamer, a Fire Truck with a flamethrower instead of a water cannon, four Furore GT; two with mines, one with oil slicks and one with a machine gun, and a Special Agent Car with a machine gun. These vehicles will spawn in the parking lot.

GTA San Andreas

Wang Cars in Downtown San Fierro, GTA San Andreas.

In GTA San Andreas, the showroom is located between Downtown San Fierro and Doherty, San Andreas. It is just up the street from Carl Johnson's Doherty Garage. Randomly spawning cars are parked in the street-side outdoor lot that the player may access. The showroom will only be for sale after the completion of Driving School and the mission Yay Ka-Boom-Boom, and after the player receives a phone call from Jethro, alerting CJ about the showroom. One will need $50,000 to purchase the showroom. Completion of the missions will reward the player with new vehicle spawns in the showroom and the business as an asset will generate a maximum of $8,000 per pick-up.

In addition to spawned vehicles, a Pay 'n' Spray spray shop and San Fierro's TransFender modification garage are both located within the grounds of Wang Cars.

Use in storyline

When he arrives in San Fierro, Carl Johnson realizes he has been tricked into accepting an abandoned garage in the industrial neighborhood of Doherty as his prize for beating Claude and Catalina in a street race. But before he can slip into self-pity, his sister Kendl Johnson and his closest ally from Los Santos, Cesar Vialpando, urge Carl to turn the garage into a successful chop-shop. Carl's new friend, The Truth, mentions a few local friends of his, Dwaine, Jethro, and Zero, that would be willing to work in the garage, and the two men set off to locate them.

Later, as Carl's new business is expanding, he decides that setting up a legitimate front in San Fierro would offset the illegal activities of the Doherty garage. The perfect opportunity is just up the street from the garage: the Wang Cars dealership in Downtown. Carl and Cesar set off to steal cars to put on display in the showroom in order to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. After populating the showroom's floors, Carl then begins a lucrative automobile import/export exchange at the nearby Easter Basin docks. With all of his automotive "businesses" in place, Carl begins to rake in the profits, thereby establishing himself as an entrepreneurial force in San Fierro.

Parked vehicles

Only after completing asset missions

Trivia

  • The name "Wang Cars," if spoken fast, will become "Wankers". This is one of many sexual references Rockstar places in the Grand Theft Auto games. "Wang" is also a slang word for penis.
  • In GTA San Andreas, after completing the mission Customs Fast Track, which involves stealing a Jester from East basin import ship, the showroom will spawn a Savanna instead of a Jester.
  • Much like the Sunshine Autos showroom in GTA Vice City, the Wang Cars showroom is an ideal defensive position that allows the player to survive for extended periods of time while on high wanted levels, offering the best chance to acquire otherwise hard-to-obtain law enforcement vehicles (like the FBI Rancher or Rhino).

    The two-floor design of the showroom, coupled with poor pathfinding of NPC AI, results in hostile law enforcements NPCs being unable to reach the player quickly if the player is holed up within the showroom; in addition, police helicopters will not pursue the player if the player hides within the confines of the showroom. The showroom's built-in body shops and readily available civilian vehicles also make for escapes from the law far easier.