The Rumpo is a full sized commercial/industrial van introduced in Grand Theft Auto III, recurring in six successive games.

A Rumpo in GTA III.
A Rumpo in GTA III.
(Rear quarter view)
A Rumpo in GTA III.
Appearance(s) GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Advance
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
Vehicle type Commercial van
Body style Full size van
Capacity 4 (driver and 3 passengers)
Manufacturer Bravado (HD Universe)



The Rumpo is an average-sized van capable of carrying four passengers (two in the front, two in the back). It is common and can be found in most areas in the cities in which it appears, but like all vans, it tends to be most common in industrial areas. It also has 2 small windows at the very rear of the vehicle. In GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories, the van appears to be based on a first generation Dodge Ram Van. A modified version of this van is used by the Southside Hoods gang.

From Grand Theft Auto: Vice City onwards, the Rumpo is very different, taking on the design originally sported by the Pony (see Naming confusion below). Rumpos typically sport a variety of company logos (eg. Final Build Construction).

In GTA V, the Rumpo is based primarily on the 2008-2014 Ford E-Series. A camper variant called the Paradise appears as part of the Beach Bum Update.


When originally introduced in GTA III, the Rumpo is fairly fast, but with average handling and a tendency to two-wheel and tip over under rough cornering.

The redesigned Rumpo in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Vice City Stories handles much like the smaller Pony, but is slightly slower and heavier (weighting at 1700 kg, 100 kg less than the GTA III and GTA Liberty City Stories renditions). Also, because of it's height and stiff suspension it has a nasty tendency to jolt around and even tip on bumpy roads.

Despite its weight, the Rumpo is not particularly good for ramming, so all of these factors combine to make the Rumpo a vehicle to avoid. All Rumpos in the GTA III era are also front-wheel drive (except in GTA Advance, which does not specify) while the GTA V rendition is rear wheel drive.


The black Rumpo obtainable during "Under Surveillance".

Black Rumpo

In GTA III, a unique all-black Rumpo (with black trims) appears during the "Under Surveillance" as a vehicle occupied by two targets which the player must kill. To acquire the van, the player must open fire at the vehicle at close range using a gun, forcing the occupants to exit the vehicle; if shot from a distance, the driver may use the van as a weapon to run over the player, making the act of retrieving the van more difficult. Once the targets are killed, the player may take control of the vehicle and save it in a garage after the mission is complete.

Rumpo derivatives

Naming confusion

A comparison between the Rumpo (white), Pony (red) and Burrito (gray) in GTA Vice City (Rear quarter view).

There is some confusion regarding the names and designs of the Rumpo, the Burrito and the Pony between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories.

In GTA III, the Rumpo chiefly resembles a Dodge Ram Van; in subsequent games, however, the Ram Van-derived vehicle is named Burrito. In GTA III, the Pony is a large van with an elevated roof; in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, the Rumpo inherited this design, and the Pony was given a new one.


  • The GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas, and GTA Vice City Stories renditions of the Rumpo feature a cosmetic glitch in which any Rumpo using a Pay 'n' Spray will emerge with its front bumper facing in the opposite direction, towards the rear. The problem can be remedied simply by parking the vehicle in a garage, leaving the garage so that its door shuts, then returning. This glitch is also present in GTA Vice City's Pony.
  • The white Rumpo driven by Colombian Cartel members in the opening cutscene of GTA III lacks the panelling on the rear doors and sides seen on ordinary Rumpos.[1]
  • The Rumpo plays the following radio stations when entered:


GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories

Additional images

GTA San Andreas variations


See also