"The Canis Bodhi has traveled the well-trodden path from military to redneck to hipster. This 'gently used' model is the definition of retro chic; every stain on the seat tells a story."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Canis Bodhi (pronounced as Boh-dee) is a 2-door pickup appearing in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Bodhi resembles a Kaiser Jeep M715, as the Bodhi's doors, rollcage, and other parts are similar to its real-life counterpart. It also bears a likeness to the Land Rover Series III and Land Rover Defender, as its front fascia is a clear resemblance of the two vehicles, but with a differently-shaped front bumper.

The Bodhi has a sturdy and robust looking body, reflecting the vehicle's apparent military background (as suggested by the Southern San Andreas Super Autos website description, hinting at a decommissioned or surplus military truck). The front features an utilitarian design, with a heavy-duty bumper, tow hooks and protective frames covering the grille and the circular lights. The hood is relatively flat and features a vented section in front of the windshield.

On the front area, the vehicle features wide fender arches, square rear-view mirrors and an open cabin, with a grey/chrome roll cage with four flood lights, which can be used by toggling to the brighter headlight intensity. Additional frames can be seen over the seats and on the doors.

The rear area mostly consists of a rear truck bed, featuring side hooks, two storage boxes (that serve as additional seats), a rear tailgate and circular tail lamps. Another heavy-duty bumper with tow hooks can be seen, along with an unusable tow hitch. Two twin-exit exhausts mounted onto a large catalyst and muffler can be seen, although it strangely lacks an exhaust pipe that should be connected to the engine.

The underside is rather unique in that it is permanently sand-covered and dirty. The entire chassis, and driveshaft, as well as the engine bay, are covered in dirt. The vehicle features unique leaf-suspension with the layers of metal posing as the leaf suspension arms. The driveshaft is also slightly to one side, though unusually, the rear diff block is also slightly out of line, which is untypical for a vehicle of this type.

In the enhanced version, the Bodhi receives a unique vehicle interior. It resembles the standard truck interior, except much more filthy and messier. A piece of gum can be seen on the dashboard, along with various pornographic pictures and sticky notes. The Bodhi is also fitted with a CB radio, and occasional trucker chatter can be heard regardless of whether the main radio is turned on or off (it only plays if playing as Trevor and in Blaine County).

The Bodhi is only seen in a single color with a rusty appearance. It uses a set of industrial-like wheels with standard-treaded tires.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Bodhi starts off with average-to high acceleration, and has a decent top speed. The car has somewhat boatish handling, lacking in response time, but has a reasonably tight cornering circle. The car doesn't have enough oversteer or understeer to be a major issue, and it's able to take corners flat out without too much issue. It is every bit as solid as it looks, resistant to damage and not having a terrible issue with crash deformation. The floodlights on top are also useful for night driving, as they are less likely to be damaged than the vehicle's front headlights. It does well off-road, climbing hills and taking dirt roads well. With some acceleration upgrades, it becomes an excellent, if large, vehicle. The major downside is it has no roof and is open-sided, leaving the driver open to gunshots. The Bodhi also has ignition problems, as it may occasionally stall when Trevor attempts to start it, and he will rev the engine a few times. Braking power is very good for a practically heavy vehicle.

The Bodhi is powered by a twin-cam turbocharged inline-4, mounted in a longitudinal layout, coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, powering all four wheels through two diffs. The engine sounds like a high-powered, relatively high-revving engine, like the Granger. The pickup has good acceleration thanks to an impressive gear ratio, allowing it to shift relatively quickly.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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N/A 83 / 134 5 N/A AWD
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2600 / 5732 70
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7.7 Seconds 90 / 145 5 F4 Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
71.897881%
Acceleration
53.750004%
Braking
36.666668%
Traction
68.181816%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $100 $200
Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $4,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $7,500
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $12,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $21,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $30,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $100 $200
Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Bumpers Stock Front Bumper $250 $500
Custom Front Bumper 1 $500 $1,000
Custom Front Bumper 2 $750 $1,500
Stock Rear Bumper $250 $500
Custom Rear Bumper 1 $500 $1,000
Custom Rear Bumper 2 $750 $1,500
Chassis Stock Chassis $350 $700
Headlight Cover $550 $1,100
Side Steps $675 $1,350
Vented Wings $750 $1,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Fenders Stock Fenders $150 $300
Painted Set 1 $450 $900
Carbon Set 1 $750 $1,500
Painted Set 2 $850 $1,700
Carbon Set 2 $950 $2,000
Grilles Stock Grille $100 $200
Custom Grille 1 $375 $750
Custom Grille 2 $670 $1,340
Custom Grille 3 $825 $1,650
Custom Grille 4 $1,500 $3,000
Hoods Stock Hood $150 $300
Scooped Hood $325 $650
Carbon Hood $750 $1,500
Carbon Scooped Hood $875 $1,750
Twin Intakes $1,000 $2,000
Carbon Twin Intakes $1,200 $2,400
Bull Horns $1,450 $2,900
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Headlights Stock Lights $100 $200
Xenon Lights $300 $3,000
Neon Kits Main article: Los Santos Customs/Lights - -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Roll Cages No Roll Cage $100 $200
Chrome $350 $700
Chrome with Guard $575 $1,150
Carbon $800 $1,600
Carbon with Guard $975 $1,950
Chrome with Guard and Horns $1,200 $2,400
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $30,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -
Windows None $100 $500
Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

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Notable Owners

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Appears as a transport vehicle, with the enemies containing the Product of the player's Business, along with 2 Sanchezs in a Defend Business mission.
    • The vehicle comes in Worn Red with Metallic Garnet Red pearlscent by default, which is a rare paintjob that cannot be purchased in any mod shops. It can be stored after the mission.
  • Appears in Repo - RV Nearly There?, as the vehicle used by the enemies arriving at the site when the crew raids the area to retrieve the Brickade.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Bodhi spawns as Trevor's personal vehicle. Therefore, it is available at his safehouse.
  • Spawns near Trevor when switching to him (except if he was using a different vehicle).

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The default radio stations for the Bodhi are Channel X and Los Santos Rock Radio.
  • Bodhi means "wisdom" in Buddhism and is the understanding possessed by a Buddha regarding the nature of things. Bodhi is also the name of the tree which Siddhārtha Gautama meditates under for the first time to become Buddha.
  • The car could be named after Bodhi Ogg, whose father Steven Ogg is the voice and motion capture actor for Trevor.
  • The name could also be a reference to the 1991 film, Point Break. The main antagonist, a bank robber named Bodhi, associates with a group of surfers who are mistaken for his crew. The surfers own a Kaiser M715 nearly identical to the one Trevor owns, aside from the color, which is featured prominently in the first act of the movie.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Bodhi appears being driven by a civilian in the first GTA V trailer, suggesting it was more common than in the actual game (being only driven by Trevor).
  • The Bodhi is listed as BODHI2 in the files, suggesting that there was another variant of the vehicle scrapped early during development.
  • Because it is classified as an Off-Road vehicle, picking up other characters to hang out causes them to act like the car would be something out of the ordinary. ("That's one weird-ass ride, homie" etc.)
  • The description of the truck describes it as having made its way "from military to redneck to hipster". This is a clear reference to Trevor's background: he was once in the Canadian army (military), he lives in the countryside (redneck) and is accused of being a hipster by Michael in Paleto Score Setup.
  • If the player takes Trevor's Bodhi as Franklin or Michael he will call the character, raving at him for stealing the truck.
  • Purchasing the Xenon-lights at any Los Santos Customs will only change the headlights, causing unevenly colored light when activating the flood lights, however, along with vehicles such as the Roosevelt, the secondary headlights and flood lights change color in the enhanced version.
  • The license plate on Trevor's truck reads BETTY 32. It is possible that his mother's name is Betty and that she was born in 1932, this could be a nod to Trevor's respect for his mother. This would make his mother 81 in 2013.
  • Oddly enough, it cannot tow small trailers because it is incorrectly coded to tow big truck trailers , however it is impossible to attach a trailer without glitches, as the tow mechanism is, for some reason, coded inside the truck bed, which means any trailer that is connected would be passing through the entire truck bed of the Bodhi.
  • If the Bodhi is modified to have any Roll Cage upgrades that include a Guard, it will be transparent from the driver's side.
  • In first person, a piece of chewed gum can be seen on the dashboard. This was initially thought by some to be a piece of Johnny Klebitz's brain, yet it could not be as it appears before Trevor even scraped the chunk of Johnny's brain (which uses the same model and texture as the gum) from his boot during Mr. Philips.
  • In the enhanced version, the Bodhi's brake lights and rear indicators are swapped - the brake lights use the orange indicator lights and the indicators use the red brake lights. Interestingly, when the headlights are on, the rear position lights (tail lights) use the correct lights (the red lights where the brake lights should be).

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The vehicle is featured in the arcade game "Race-and-Chase: Get Truckin'".

Bugs/Glitches

  • There was a way to have the post-Hang Ten appearance by switching to a custom bumper and then going back onto the default one, causing Mr. Raspberry Jam to appear as an extra on the front in Grand Theft Auto Online
    • This was patched in later updates, although it caused an unintended side effect on story mode: once the bumper is changed, the extra would be permanently gone.

See Also

  • Kamacho - Another pickup truck manufactured by Canis, which is technically the successor to the Bodhi.

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