A Bandito in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
A Bandito in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
(Rear quarter view)
A Bandito in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Appearance(s) GTA San Andreas
Vehicle type Civilian car
Body style 1-seat dune buggy
Capacity 1 (driver only)

The Bandito is a sand-driving buggy featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.



The Bandito is designed as a dune buggy with a relatively simple construction. Its body and chassis consists of formed and welded metal tubing, and its driver compartment, engine and other mechanical components are exposed; lights and windscreen are also added. Being stripped down to the bare essentials, the Bandito also lacks a radio.


The performance of the Bandito is comparably better than that of a BF Injection, a similar dune buggy, as the Bandito is not susceptible to spin-outs due to a more balanced chassis and longer length. Its soft suspensions and off-road tires allow the vehicle to traverse rough terrain and sand with no problem, and its speed is considerably above average. The vehicle is also bottom-heavy and wider at the bottom, reducing the risk of the vehicle resting on its top. The Bandito is one of the fastest cars in the game, only second to the high-end sports cars in the game.

The downside of its design is its poor durability, catching fire in about 3 full-speed smashes to a wall.


  • The Bandito's engine has the same sound as the FCR-900. This could suggest that it uses a motorbike engine.
  • Banditos are the only normal vehicles in the game to be not equipped with a radio.
  • The Bandito looks like the cars from the Smuggler's Run series developed by Angel Studios (now known as Rockstar San Diego).


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