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Kaufman Cabs is a taxi firm appearing in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.


It is located in Little Haiti, Vice City. The business operates a fleet of Kaufman Cab taxis, and employs long-serving employee Doris as a dispatcher and Ted as a taxi driver. Kaufman Cabs' main rivals are Vice City Cabs, who are a bigger firm with more taxis.

In GTA Vice City, the business can be bought by Tommy Vercetti for $40,000 ($20,000 in the mobile version). After completing the three missions for Kaufman Cabs, the asset will earn a maximum $5,000 between pick-ups. In GTA Vice City Stories, however, Kaufman Cabs is closed and doesn't have a sign just like other assets in Vice City.


The firm takes its name from the late actor Andy Kaufman, who played a taxi mechanic in the Taxi TV series. The depot of Kaufman Cabs also has the basic layout of the Sunshine Cab Company from the same TV series.

Known Employees

  • Tommy Vercetti - current owner
  • Doris - former owner, dispatcher
  • Ted - cab driver


Asset missions


Purchase cutscene


  • Sometimes, when driving a Kaufman's cab, the player hears Doris on the dispatcher giving orders to Tommy (even though there is no marker nor a side mission). It is also possible to hear her arguing with a cab driver, possibly Ted.
  • The song that can be heard playing in the background during the Kaufman Cabs purchase cutscene is "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy. It is also featured on the in-game radio station V-Rock.
  • There are arcade machines inside the firm like the Pogo the Monkey game however, they are not playable.

The misplaced Texture.

  • There is a calendar inside the firm but the picture is a rival cab - the VC Cabs, which is unusual as the Kaufman Cabs taxis are Cabbies. The same calendar is on the refrigerator at Phil's mobile home.
  • Kaufman shares its name with a character in Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, which is another Rockstar Games title.
  • There is a texture which is misplaced on one of the lamps, instead the chains on it says DMAir Rockstar.
  • The interior is modeled after the set of the show ''Taxi'' by comedian Andy Kaufman which the company name is a reference to. Even the way the cabs are parked is a nod to the original.

Note how the staircase and the cabs positions are almost exactly the same