5 recognizable vehicles belonging to the protagonists of GTA
Most of the protagonists of GTA have a personal vehicle of their choice, which is often linked to their respective personalities.
Two skills are essential to the GTA experience: shooting and driving. However, it is not enough to be good at guns.
Players also need to get from point to point, which is made easy with a personal vehicle. This certainly saves time on the hijacking and avoids the attention of the police.
While players have the freedom to choose whatever vehicle they want, these are special vehicles with stronger associations with the protagonists. GTA 5 particularly stands out; the three playable characters have their own personal vehicles. Even if they lose it, the vehicles will respawn later.
Five iconic vehicles of GTA player characters
# 5 – CJ’s bike
While this is not a vehicle of choice for Carl Johnson, he uses it regularly at the start of GTA San Andreas. In the very first mission (In the Beginning), CJ is left in Ballas territory.
Returning to Grove Street, he steals a nearby bicycle and flies off. This is the first time in the GTA series that players can ride a bike.
OG members of the Grove Street Families use these bikes several times during missions. A memorable example is when they have to escape the Ballas during a drive-by and it remains a classic GTA San Andreas image.
GTA 5 refers to CJ on a bike from the Hood Safari mission, where a lookalike appears as a hidden secret. It’s no surprise that CJ is often associated with it, considering he’s the first GTA protagonist to try it.
Bikes allow players to perform neat tricks, which the game keeps track of on the menu screen.
# 4 – Johnny’s Curse
A biker is nothing without his bike. It represents freedom – during those few seconds on the road, real-world problems disappear in the rearview mirror. The bicycle must become an extension of the biker.
That’s what the Hexer is to Johnny Klebitz, a member of the Lost MC outlaws.
Johnny’s favorite form of transportation is this modern classic motorcycle. Considering the heavy use of bikes in Lost and Damned, GTA players can expect to use them frequently in missions.
The Hexer will conveniently reappear in local club parking lots.
# 3 – Trevor’s Bodhi
This mechanical pile of red rust belongs to Trevor Philips. Son Bodhi is an outdoor vehicle that can traverse the sandy terrain of Blaine County.
Contextual information suggests that it was once a military vehicle that was reused for what it is today. The license plate reads BETTY 32.
Once a certain mission is completed (Hang Ten), Trevor will accessorize the grill with a stuffed teddy bear. It’s all the contrast between a kid’s toy and a deranged serial killer, to say the least. Mr. Rasberry will stay there unless GTA players customize the front bumper.
Speaking of which, every GTA 5 protagonist can go to a local custom shop and change the look of the vehicle. Whether it’s rear spoilers or a fresh coat of paint, GTA players can get creative with their choices.
In Trevor’s case, he can certainly use the extra armor and bulletproof tires.
# 2 – Michael’s Tailgater
Style, status and sophistication – these are the words Simeon Yetarian uses when describing the Tailgater. Michael De Santa has a black color variation, which he parks in front of his million dollar mansion. Its license plate reads 5MDS003.
Tailgaters are relatively common in wealthy places like Vinewood Hills. Even Michael’s hated enemy has one; Devin Weston owns at least two.
However, if GTA players choose to customize, Michael’s may stand out from the useful modifications.
# 1 – Franklin S’s Buffalo
Franklin Clinton is a masterful pilot who can maneuver the tightest corners. What makes it easier for him is the excellent performance of his Buffalo S. It is a vehicle with good acceleration and a good top speed.
However, it requires modifications to reach its potential. Franklin’s license plate reads FC1988.
The Buffalo S is normally painted white, although GTA players may customize it differently. Franklin will put his driving skills to the test on missions. In addition to its special ability to slow down time, the Buffalo S proves to be a useful product in difficult situations.
Franklin is without a doubt the best driver in GTA 5, which means players will be spending a lot of time with this particular vehicle. Interestingly, Franklin has another personal vehicle, which is a Green Bagger.
Note: This article reflects the personal views of the author.