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Buick Skylark

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
The rear probably looks more like a 1972 Ford Torino than anything.
Nissan Patrol

Biohazard 2 (1998)
Strange vehicle to find in the U.S...but then again, the game WAS made in Japan.
Mercury Montego

Biohazard 2 (1998)
I believe it's supposed to be a hearse. Front sheet metal could be either a Lincoln Town car or a Chrysler New Yorker from the mid to late '70s, but not much else.
Cadillac Series 62

Biohazard 2 (1998)
1957 Chevrolet, impossible to tell trim level from this angle.
Ford Thunderbird

Biohazard 2 (1998)
1964-1965 Ford Thunderbird, without a doubt.



Note the bodyside creases and roofline.
Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu

Silent Hill 2 (2001)
Something of an amalgam. The taillights and rear hatch of from a Ford Pinto Country Squire (yes, there is such a thing), the grille appears to be from a 1953 Corvette, of all things, and the general shape of the body is consistent with a GM A-body station wagon from 1973-1977.
Chrysler LeBaron

Silent Hill 2 (2001)
That picture does nothing but prove it's a LeBaron. Try to look at the entire car, instead of one minor element like the grille. Obviously a few tiny details will be changed, due to artistic license.

It's a Chrysler LeBaron.
Chevrolet C-10

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
The grille is a minor detail, though, and one of the first things changed when "genericfying" a car. If it's a Chevrolet or GMC, where are the body side creases? Why do the doors, fenders, and headlights look practically identical to the Dodge? Why is it an extended cab, which Chevrolet did not offer from 1973-1987?

I mean, it really looks a little like both vehicles to me, but I just see it and think "Dodge."
Chevrolet Impala

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
Practically nothing on this car resembles a 1959 Chevrolet. 1960 Chevrolet (which the previous GTA Voodoos were) is a bit closer, but even that is stretching it.

Although it's not an exact match (the sides and rearend are totally different), the grille and roofline really remind me of a 1964 Rambler Classic or Ambassador:

Chevrolet C-10

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
1979 or 1980 Dodge D100 Stepside.



We all got into this discussion on GTA forums, comparing the Chevrolet/GMC body to the Dodge body, and in the end concluded it's closer to the Dodge. The bed flares, the shape of the cab sides and front fenders, and the fact that it's an extended cab (which Chevrolet and GMC didn't offer in this generation, but Dodge did) all paint a pretty vivid image of a Dodge truck.
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
It's definitely some type of '70-'72 GM A-body, though it does strongly resemble a '73 or '74 Roadrunner or Sport Satellite in the headlights and grille.

Given the fact that the headlights and grille don't look like any A-body (Buick Skylark/GS/GSX is closest, but still pretty far), I'm going to consider them a simple alteration. Also given the taillights look IDENTICAL to a 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass/442, I'm going to consider that more than coincidence.

It's pretty much got to be a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, just like previous Sabres in previous games.
Ford Maverick

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (2006)
It's obviously some type of exotic, older sports sedan.

I believe it's an Iso Revolta Fidia:

Made for Game Coupe

The Getaway (2002)
Back end is a later model Maserati coupe, while the front looks more like a 30 year old Aston Martin V8 Vantage.
Dodge Charger

True Crime: New York City (2005)
Considering the rest of the car looks absolutely NOTHING like a LeMans, I think it's more likely just a Charger with altered headlights.

1968 LeMans:

1969 Charger:
Chevrolet Impala

City Life Edition 2008 (2008)
1967 Chevrolet Impala:

Cadillac V-16 Hartmann Special

Mafia (2002)
This car is modeled after the famous Swiss "Willy Hartmaan" 1937 Cadillac roadster, a car with a fascinating history which has unfortunately, over time, become a victim of unscrupulous collector's puffery.

The history of the car, courtesy of the Classic Cadillac Database: www.car-nection.com/cadillacdatabase/Dbas_txt/16hrtm.htm

Apart from the full-width bumper on the front and the color of the side stripe (the real one was orange), this is actually a great representation of what the original car looked like for the first 10 years or so. The car today resides in Nevada, and is solid red with lots of tracky added-on chrome, and a fake "F&F" badge on the dash added by someone who wanted to cash in by claiming that the car was built by famed Italian Coachbuilders Figoni & Falaschi (it wasn't).
Dodge Charger

True Crime: New York City (2005)
1969 Dodge Charger
Plymouth 'Cuda

True Crime: New York City (2005)
Not even close to a Road Runner. It's definitely an E-body...It's actually nearly identical to a '70 Cuda, but it has '71 Challenger taillights and '71 'Cuda fender "gills."
Ford LTD

Driv3r (2004)
Front clip is cribbed from an '80s Lincoln Town Car, but the rest of the car more closey resembles a Ford Fairmont. I have no idea where "Dodge Monaco" came from.
Ford GT40

Driv3r (2004)
It's more GT40 than GT...it's definitely a vintage car, with multiple carburators and smooth lines.
Pontiac Fiero

Stuntman (2002)
ProwlerX wrote
It looks like a Pontiac Fiero


It really does. The wheel textures are even Pontiac "sport wheels" used on Fieros and Firebirds in the 1980s.
Plymouth 'Cuda

True Crime: New York City (2005)
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda, not necessarily a Hemi. In fact, a 7.2 liter V8 would actually be a 440, which isn't a Hemi engine.
Plymouth 'Cuda

True Crime: New York City (2005)
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda, not necessarily a a Hemi.

Actually, 5.2 liter V8 would be a 318, which was normally only available in the Barracuda and Grand Coupe, not the 'Cuda.
Pontiac Catalina

The Movies (2005)
1963 Pontiac Catalina

Buick LeSabre

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
plymubishi wrote
with everything proving against it being a lesabre, it stays marked as one...


Because nothing has "proved against" it being a LeSabre. All I see are posts of people naming random cars that it looks nothing like, such as LeBaron and Dodge 600.
Chevrolet Nova

Stuntman (2002)
Heavily customized 1973-1974 Nova "hatchback," definitely.
Ford Falcon

GT Legends (2005)
This is an American 1965 Ford Falcon, so origin should be "United States."

A couple of these cars, with hopped up Winsor engines and fiberglass body panels, competed in LeMans in the mid 1960s.
Lotus Cortina

GT Legends (2005)
There's one in Project Gotham Racing 4 as well.
Ford Falcon

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 (2006)
Looks a lot like a Australian Falcon of the 1970s to me...Mad Max MPF blue and yellows, anyone?
Ford

Hot Rod: American Street Drag (2003)
It's a '33 or '34. Note the triangular grille shell.
Chevrolet El Camino

Vigilante 8: Second Offense (1999)
1977 Chevrolet El Camino, without question.

Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Saints Row (2006)
More like a 1970, really, since it doesn't have the "boat tail."
Buick Skylark

Super Chase: Criminal Termination (1992)
Star Wars Fanatic wrote
Wikipedia states this as a Dodge Charger, but did a convertible version even exist?


Nope...never made one.
Buick Skylark

Super Chase HQ (1993)
Holy smokes! From the thumbnail, it appears the Terminator is getting arrested by David Spade!

The car is a generic Detroit muscle car, but it looks the most like a 1969-1972 Pontiac Grand Prix:



Note that the game car has a Trans-Am style "kicktail" spoiler, which also brings to mind Pontiac.

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2008-02-07 19:56:51
Buick LeSabre

Grand Theft Auto IV (2008)
Neon wrote
Yes, this is a 4-door, LeSabre is only a coupè!


Incorrect. Below is a 1987 LeSabre 4 door:



Since the video game car has non-composite headlights, it's a 1986 LeSabre. I can't see how anyone with eyes can dispute that.
BMW 2002

Micro Machines V4 (2006)
This car is so generic that it could be practically anything, though if it has to be a BMW it really looks more like a 3.0 CSL than a 2002.
Toyota Corolla

Saints Row (2006)
The back half is a current generation Toyota Corolla:



The front is a slightly older (1998-2002) Corolla:



Therefore, as I said before, it's a Toyota Corolla.
Chevrolet Corvette

Saints Row (2006)
It's really closer to a 1968 Corvette Stingray.
Chevrolet Chevelle

Saints Row (2006)
The front sort of resembles a '68 Olds, but the back end and optional stripes make it a dead ringer for a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle.
Dodge Coronet

Saints Row (2006)
4 door GTO? Huh?

This car is definitely a circa 1968 Buick Electra 225.

This isn't the best picture of this particular car, given that this one has been heavily customized and apparently even had the roof cut off.
Plymouth Valiant

Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003)
Later. It's more like a '74 or '75. If you see the back end, it becomes more apparent.
Oldsmobile Cutlass

MotorStorm (2006)
It's an Oldsmobile Delta 88 coupe, early 1980s.
Chevrolet Special De Luxe

Hot Rod: American Street Drag (2003)
1941 Chevrolet
Vauxhall Nova

The Getaway: Black Monday (2004)
The same was said about the Chevrolet Nova for the Mexican market. It's a myth.

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2007-11-27 12:07:24
Ford V-8 De Luxe

Cruis'n USA (1994)
Grille looks like a 1939 Chevrolet.
Chevrolet Chevelle

Cruis'n USA (1994)
1968 Chevrolet Impala SS
AMC Javelin

Driver: Parallel Lines (2006)
All the Cerrano clones are definitely 1972 Plymouth Roadrunners...complete with "340" hood callouts and Roadrunner "over the hood" strobe stripes. They differ from Roadrunners in having 4 circular taillights and a grille taken apparently from a 1969 Camaro.

Roadrunner is definitely the dominant car here, though.
Ford Crestline Sunliner

Driver: Parallel Lines (2006)
Front of the car is a 1953 or 1954 Plymouth Savoy. In fact, the only thing this car shares with a '55 Bel Air is the taillights.
Toyota Corolla

Saints Row (2006)
In 4 door hardtop form, it's a Toyota Corolla.

Customized into a 2 door convertible? It's a Toyota Corolla customized into a convertible, of course. :D
Ford F-1

Saints Row (2006)
1948-1950 Ford F-1 is the closest thing.
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