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Not to be confused with Glitch.

The Bug is a small car that appears in nearly all of the 2D Universe games, with the exception of Grand Theft Auto: London 1961.


2D Universe

Based largely on the real life Volkswagen Beetle in both name and design, the Bug is depicted in all its appearances as a largely old, small car.

In Grand Theft Auto, the Bug assumes a strong resemblance to the Volkswagen Beetle, while in Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, the vehicle appears to be a bit shorter with less rounded details, particularly the rear section. In Grand Theft Auto 2, however, it has a more fictionalized design, being shorter, wider and possessing a grille - meaning its engine is at the front. Probably inspired by Austin A30 or FIAT 500 Topolino.

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2D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto and Grand Theft Auto 2, the Bug possesses average cornering helped largely by its below average acceleration and speed, making it a poor vehicle of choice for timed missions and chases. For Grand Theft Auto: London 1969, however, the Bug features better performance, with average top speed and acceleration; GTA 2 also improves over the performance of previous Bugs by making the game's Bug more nimble and more responsive in cornering, although its speed is still considerably underwhelming.

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Monster Bug

Main article: Monster Bug

The Monster Bug is a monster version of the Bug seen in Grand Theft Auto, having larger wheels and custom paintjob.

Big Bug

Main article: Big Bug

Similar to the Monster Bug, the Big Bug is a lifted version of the Bug seen in Grand Theft Auto 2, having larger wheels.


Grand Theft Auto

  • Easily found in all of the three cities. It is featured in four missions. During the mission Cossie in the Heist Almighty chapter, the player has to steal back a Bug (loaded with the Boss' private videos) from The Angels. In mission Mandarin Mayhem - Phone 4: Mission 2, the protagonist has to steal Wun Tun Chun's Bug, and return it once having fitted with a bomb. In mission Mandarin Mayhem - Phone 5: Mission 2, the player has to drive a Bug to another part of San Andreas before it explodes. In addition to these, a purple Bug spawns at Dalgetti's garage during the vehicle mission Gangsta Bang - Bulldog in chapter Gangsta Bang, though it has nothing to do with the mission. It can be taken, but is unsellable at the docks.

Grand Theft Auto 2


Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto: London 1969

  • The Bug may be exported for a base amount of £200 if delivered in mint condition.

Grand Theft Auto 2

  • When crushed, the Bug gives the player a Machine Gun in both Downtown and Residential districts.


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