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The Perennial is a station wagon and minivan in Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV (and its episodes) and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is manufactured by Dinka in the HD Universe.


3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the car's design resembles a 1962-69 Chevrolet Chevy II Nova Wagon with the front and the tail lights taken from the Austin A40 Farina Mark I. The Perennial also seems to be inspired by a plethora of wagons from the 1960s, such as the 1970-86 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Fiat 1100 R Familiare, Peugeot 404 or a Peugeot 504 wagon.

The GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas renditions of the Perennial come in two variations - with or without a roof rack. While the GTA III and GTA Vice City rendition feature only solid body colours, the GTA San Andreas rendition commonly features a two tone colour scheme, but sometimes it can come with an only dark blue paintjob. The roof colour cannot be changed at TransFender, but visiting Pay 'n' Spray can change the roof colour. The GTA San Andreas rendition of the Perennial has chrome side moldings in its upper body and apart from its tail lights, it looks more like its real-life counterpart when compared to the GTA III or GTA Vice City renditions of the vehicle. Also, the headlights of said rendition are less convex, opposed to the aforementioned GTA III and GTA Vice City renditions.

In Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the car assumes a slightly newer and leaner model that resembles a Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, based on the position of the side panels and grille, but retains elements of previous iterations of the car in the rear. The rendition of the car in these games also features two tone body colors and in GTA Vice City Stories, it can come with few one-color paintjobs.

According to the Capital Autos website, the Perennial in GTA III was known as the "Maurice" early during development of the game.

Grand Theft Auto IV

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Perennial has been drastically changed, and is now based on the second generation Honda Stream and the fourth generation Honda Odyssey. The model is mainly based on Honda models, mainly the Stream and with details like windows from the 2007-2011 Honda CR-V and the Honda Stream. The rear of the sides and rear window are also similar to those Mercedes-Benz R-Class and Audi A4 B8 Avant. It is the only vehicle in GTA IV which has fully glassed roof, which is very reminiscent of the ill-fated Renault Avantime. The tail lights loosely resemble those found on the 2006 - Present Toyota Previa, however they also appear to take some design cues from the Alfa Romeo SZ. Instead of fog lights, the Perennial sports daytime running lights, where the lights are always on regardless of time of day similar to those of second generation Acura MDX. The interior seating is part leather and part cloth, just like the Honda CRV.

The Perennial is equipped with a GPS system with a female voice (male voice for the FlyUS variant), but only if the player leaves the "selected cars" (default) option in the audio menu.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

The Perennial in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars still assumes the design of its previous iterations, but may vary depending of the platform. The Nintendo DS rendition appears to resemble a K-platform Station wagon, while the PSP and iOS versions the Perennial is more modern and resembles a Mitsubishi Space Wagon, with some styling cues from the GTA IV rendition.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


3D Universe

The underpowered, front-wheel drive Perennial is quite sluggish. Acceleration is highly lacking, as is speed, but the handling is responsive, but quite heavy, and is prone to oversteer and rolling. It is, however, quite sturdy, and can withstand significant damage before bursting into flames and exploding. The Perennial is also easy to ram off roads, especially with large, fast vehicles such as the Fire Truck and the Barracks OL.

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 93 / 150 5 Petrol FWD 1200 / 2646
N/A N/A 5 N/A FWD Cannot be observed

HD Universe

The Dinka Perennial "MPV AW" vastly improves in performance. Gone is the 3D Universe's FWD layout, ditched in favor of an RWD layout. Acceleration is now average, with a reasonable top speed. Handling is also upgraded significantly, as the Perennial no longer flops about on the road, but keeps steady. The suspension is quite firm for a vehicle of this size, and aides high-speed cornering. Braking is average. Crash deformation is below average, and as such the Perennial cannot sustain much damage before being un-drivable.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A RWD 2500 / 5512
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 5 FR DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The Perennial can only be modified in a TransFender garage.
Type Upgrade Cost
Color Car Color 1 (64 different colors) $150
Exhausts Large Exhaust $250
Medium Exhaust $200
Twin Exhaust $300
Lights Round Fog Lamp $100
Nitro 2x Nitrous $200
5x Nitrous $500
10x Nitrous $1000
Spoilers Drag $200
Worx $200
Pro $400
Side skirts Side Skirt $500
Wheels Import $820
Atomic $770
Ahab $1000
Virtual $620
Access $1140
Off Road Wheel $1000
Mega $1030
Grove $1230
Twist $1200
Wires $1560
Car Stereo Bass Boost $100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $1500

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Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
The Hearse in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories.
(Rear quarter view)

The Hearse is the funeral car variant of the Perennial of the same game, sharing the same design, but slightly enlarged and featuring two doors instead of four.

Special Variants

  • Perennials bearing the livery of the FlyUS airline company can be found around Francis International Airport, Liberty City. This vehicle has a functioning roof-mounted light, and cannot be resprayed at a Pay 'n' Spray. Breaking the roof-mounted light will have a similar detail of that of the emergency lights seen on V-bar sirens of emergency vehicles. Interestingly, it has ABS while the regular Perennial does not.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Bone Voyeur! - One prostitute can be found in an alleyway inside a Perennial.
  • Frighteners - During the mission, there are three union bosses driving around the town, one of them conducting this car.
  • Morgue Party Resurrection - A Perennial is given to the player outside the hangar after the final cutscene, so the player doesn't need to search for a vehicle to leave the aiport.
  • Bringing the House Down - The Perennial is one of the two vehicles that fall from the sky hitting three people standing at the Liberty Campus yard.
  • Car Salesman submission.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The Lost and Damned

Notable Owners


Grand Theft Auto III

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV



  • The Perennial's name may be a reference to the fact that the vehicle reappears in the same form in various GTA games. The word "Perennial" means "lasting or continuing throughout the year".
  • The Perennial plays the following radio stations by default when entered:

3D Universe

  • In GTA Vice City Stories, during the mission Truck Stop, a fireproof and explosion proof Perennial is available.
  • In GTA San Andreas, the Ballas destroy Big Smoke's Perennial by shooting the gas tank. However, the Perennial's fuel cap is located on the driver's side, but the Ballas destroy the vehicle by shooting at the passenger side.

HD Universe

  • The LCPD police radio refers to the Perennial as an "MPV".
  • When selecting a vehicle in GTA IV multiplayer races, it is only possible to select the FlyUS version of the Perennial, rather than the civilian version, whereas the Feroci is available as civilian only.
  • Strangely, getting the FlyUS Variant to spawn in the parking lot of Francis International Airport may sometimes require entering the airport first and waiting for one to spawn on the relief roads adjacent to the runway, then turning back and heading back towards the parking lot. This same phenomenon also applies to the FlyUS Feroci.

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