For the similar vehicle in 3D Universe, see Coach.
"Is there a more iconic image than a Dashound coach broken down at the side of the road in some armpit of the Midwest? Own a true slice of Americana, then put in a stripper pole and turn it into a party bus."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Brute Dashound is a coach featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. It was also meant to be featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, but it was cut for unknown reasons.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Dashound was originally a vehicle meant to appear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. however, it was removed for unknown reasons. It is found in the files as "dach.txd", where it had GTA III truck wheels, different lights and a California number plate.

Basically, it is like a variant of the Bus, labeled with the same name and probably has a similar performance to that of the Bus, given the vehicle has no physical changes over the Bus.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Dashound makes an official appearance in Grand Theft Auto V, where it is depicted as a large, blue and white coach based on the real life MCI Renaissance E series bus, while "Dashound" is a parody of Greyhound Lines.

The design of the coach retains the design of the modernised Coach seen in the beta of GTA IV, where it appears on TV, wherein it shares the same rear design, rear lights, headlamps, front windshield design, side marker lights and triple-axle design. The Dashound, however, has a smaller wheelbase and shorter rear overhang, and lacks the black-out side windows found on the GTA IV coach. Unlike the Bus, it is rounded and has a more modern appearance, though it is still boxy on the sides and has just one door on the right, where passengers enter to sit. The vehicle has three axles, compared to the two axles seen on the Bus. The vehicle's name, as well as a picture of a dachshund, are on the sides of the coach. The coach also has a red and blue front bumper.

Current Design Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

Being a large vehicle, its speed leaves much to be desired, and, with its heavy weight and rear engine, it also leaves a slow acceleration time of 0 to 60 in more than 12 seconds. Its top speed is better than the ordinary bus. The powerful inline 4-modeled engine makes a large engine sound, sounding even louder than the Bus'. However, on the down side, its large height makes it prone to tipping over, even on the slightest of corners, so care must be taken when approaching corners, slowing down is advised to make a safe corner. If it does tip over, it can be nearly impossible to get back onto its wheels, the only way possible is to use props and land relief as a 'grip', wheel-spinning on a prop will result on the coach pulling itself onto its wheels. The player can also stand on top of a moving Dashound without the risk of falling off.[1]

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 62 / 100 4 N/A RWD 8500 / 18739 120
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 4 RR DOHC Turbocharged Inline 4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club

Image Gallery


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The Dashound's name may be one of several puns; one is "das Hund" which is literally "The Dog" in German, which people have referred to riding Greyhound as "Riding The Dog". The other is the common mispronouncing of "Dachshund" as "Dash-hound".
    • On Rockstar Games Social Club, the vehicle is spelled "Dashhound" instead of Dashound. "Dashhound" is an obvious reference to "Dash Hound", as explained above.
  • It is very similar to the Coach, which has only appeared in the 3D Universe games, with the exception of GTA IV's beta.
    • The Dashound was modeled after the GTA IV beta Coach. This model did not make it into the game, but it was reused for GTA V featuring minor changes. The beta model was longer and has a plain grey color scheme. This fact is reinforced by its internal name, COACH.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Dashound has its own station in Textile City near Simmet Alley. However, instead of the station being used by Dashound coaches, it is used as a bus station for the buses of Los Santos. This station is also encountered in the mission The Bus Assassination
  • There is a glitch where if one steals an occupied Dashound, then leaving it far away from the driver, exiting and walk away, another driver will respawn on the vehicle and drive like nothing happened. Also, there is a glitch where the vehicle's wheels will move themselves from side to side, even with no driver. This also applies to the Bus and the Airport Bus.
  • Close inspection reveals that the Dashound dog is showing its penis.
  • The horn was altered in the enhanced version of the game, where it is much higher in pitch.
    • The horn sounds very similar to the Bus' horn in GTA IV.
  • The Dashound's taillights are similar to those of the Bus in GTA San Andreas.
  • Like transit buses, most Dashounds found driving around (not parked) will have a small number of passengers besides the driver. The driver will exit the bus if he parks it, but as with the transit buses, passengers will neither embark nor disembark, even if the bus is stolen, nor will they interfere with the player (unlike the driver, who will often fight back).

See Also


  1. File data: vehicles.meta: FLAG_PEDS_CAN_STAND_ON_TOP


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.