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This article refers to the dealership in the 3D Universe.
For the dealership of the same name in Anywhere City in Grand Theft Auto 2, see Wang Cars.

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Wang Cars is an automobile dealership which has appears as an asset in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


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The showroom's name may be a reference to the dealership of the same name in the 2D Universe.

In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Wang Cars is located in Downtown San Fierro, San Andreas. It is just up the street from Carl Johnson's Doherty Garage. Randomly spawning cars are parked in the street-side outdoor lot that the player may access.

The interior of Wang Cars is fully accessible as soon as San Fierro opens up, even before Carl buys the property. The showroom will only be available for sale after the completion of Driving School and the mission "Yay Ka-Boom-Boom", and after the player receives a phone call from Jethro, alerting Carl about the showroom (the player can, however, enter the building and wander around at any time once San Fierro is accessible). It costs $50,000 to purchase the showroom.

Completing the missions will reward the player with new vehicles spawning in the showroom (always vehicles obtained during the missions unlocked by the purchase of the lot) and the business as an asset will generate a maximum of $8,000 per pick-up, once a series of missions are completed relating to it. Curiously, after completing the mission Customs Fast Track, which involves stealing a Jester from a ship in Easter Basin, the showroom will spawn a Savanna instead. Vehicles will continue to spawn in the car park at the front. However, even though Carl owns the firm, he still runs the risk of getting a one-star wanted level, if seen entering these vehicles.

The vehicles in the showroom can be driven, but Carl needs to break a window to drive them out of the building; a kick or shotgun blast is sufficient to break the glass, other weapons need more times to break the glass. Vehicles on the top floor can be driven out onto the upper-level tarmac where the Pay 'n' Spray is located.

A Pay 'n' Spray and a Transfender are located adjacent to Wang Cars - indeed they are part of the same compound - but are not considered part of the business, so when Carl buys Wang Cars he is still charged for using the other two services.

Unfortunately, Carl cannot use Wang Cars as a "garage" to save vehicles of his choice, though the vehicles obtained through missions that spawn inside are relatively rare.

At some point after Carl completes the mission "Verdant Meadows" (or passes the Driving School in the mobile version), Wang Cars becomes the staging point for the San Fierro legs of the race tournaments.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

When he arrives in San Fierro, Carl Johnson realizes he has been tricked into accepting an abandoned garage in the industrial neighborhood of Doherty as his prize for beating Claude and Catalina in a street race. But before he can slip into self-pity, his sister Kendl and his closest ally from Los Santos, Cesar Vialpando, urge Carl to turn the garage into a successful chop-shop. Carl's new friend, The Truth, mentions a few local friends of his, Dwaine, Jethro, and Zero, that would be willing to work in the garage, and the two men set off to locate them.

Later, as Carl's new business is expanding, he decides that setting up a legitimate front in San Fierro would offset the illegal activities of the Doherty garage. The perfect opportunity is just up the street from the garage: the Wang Cars dealership in Downtown. Carl and Cesar set off to steal cars to put on display in the showroom in order to maintain the appearance of legitimacy. After populating the showroom's floors, Carl then begins a lucrative automobile import/export exchange at the nearby Easter Basin docks. With all of his automotive "businesses" in place, Carl begins to rake in the profits, thereby establishing himself as an entrepreneurial force in San Fierro.

Stationary Vehicles[]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

After completing the Wang Cars mission strand, a total of five vehicles will spawn inside Wang Cars:

Once a mission is completed, the car(s) featured in it will become available for driving. Unfortunately, none of the vehicles are suitable for the Exports and Imports side mission.


  • In The Definitive Edition, there is a bug where the green house icon to buy the property will not correctly appear after receiving the phone call from Jethro, who informs Carl of the showroom. It instead appears floating in the air above the San Andreas Sound, between Martin Bridge and Fallow Bridge; it also has the incorrect "CV" designation on the map. To buy Wang Cars, the player can use the Jetpack from the Verdant Meadows Airfield to fly towards the "CV" and up to the floating green house icon, which can then be interacted with to purchase the property. Afterwards, missions given by Cesar Vialpando can be started normally.


  • The name "Wang Cars", if spoken quickly in an English accent, sounds like "wankers". Additionally, "wang" is a slang term for penis. This is one of many sexual references Rockstar places in the Grand Theft Auto series.
  • Wang is a Chinese surname "王", meaning King in English. Wang is the Mandarin equivalent of Wong in Cantonese for the same Chinese character.
  • In the beta version, pedestrians could be seen browsing around the interior of Wang Cars as seen in a beta screenshot.

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