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Recover your stolen car.
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The Chop Shop Boyz eye their prize...
Quest data
LocationNew Reno
Given BySelf

Recover your stolen car is a side quest in Fallout 2. The player may encounter this quest after leaving the Highwayman unattended on Virgin Street in New Reno.


The first time you drive your car into New Reno's Virgin Street, Jules will notice it, saying, "That a car?! Daaaamn." If you leave Virgin Street by foot your car will be missing when you return. You may do one of the following:

1) Talk to Jules. At first he'll say that he doesn't know anything, but you'll be able to convince him to lead you to the location of the Chop shop, a new area in New Reno. (Reward: 500 XP)

2) Talk to Cody (the child in front of the Cat's Paw brothel). Ask him about your car, and he'll take you to the Chop shop. (Reward: 500 XP)

3) Walk over to where your car was parked and observe the tracks on the ground. You then have the option to follow the tracks to the Chop shop.

If you ask Cody who stole your car he will point out Jules across the street. If you then leave the area, something will happen to Cody by the time you return to Virgin Street. To prevent this something from happening, ask Jules to take you to your car and threaten him not to harm Cody.

At the Chop shop you'll find several non-player character's, all armed with melee weapons, and the owner of the Chop shop, T-Ray. Your options are:

  • Pay $1000 for the car ($750 or $500 if you pass a Barter check). For $500 ($300 with decent Barter) extra, T-Ray will upgrade the trunk.
  • Kill all the non-player characters to get the car back
  • Inform T-Ray you're working for Bishop (requires high INT if you aren't), and you're there to get "his" car (750 xp). With this you can obtain free 50 Small Cells "for Bishop", and ask for them every 2 weeks. T-Ray will also upgrade the car's trunk for free, as it's "the bishop's car and he'll let him live".
  • Female characters also have the option to "engage in personal liaison" for the car and the trunk upgrade.
  • Drive off without doing any of the above. This doesn't always work, and you may end up having to fight off everybody there. This will prevent you from receiving the trunk upgrade, but with very low Intelligence (less than 4) it may be your only option.


  • Cody is very easy to scare off. If you talk to him under any of the following conditions he will run away and you won't be able to speak with him anymore:
    • You are wearing any kind of power armor
    • You offer him drugs or food
    • You are a Slaver or Childkiller
    • Lenny or Marcus are in your party
    • Your Karma is less than -100
    • Your Intelligence is less than 4 and you talk about anything other than your car being stolen
  • It is possible to wait for Cody to calm down, allowing you to talk to him again, but only if you remain on Virgin Street for the duration of his running about.
  • Telling your companions to wait around or in front of the car, or even blocking off the parking lot, will not prevent the car from being stolen.
Arroyo · Broken Hills · Den
ArroyoFinish Temple of Trials · Kill the evil plants that infest Hakunin's garden. · Obtain flint to have Mynoc sharpen your spear. · Fix the well for Feargus · Rescue Nagor's dog, Smoke, from the wilds. · Retrieve the GECK for Arroyo. · Find Vic the Trader. · Stop the Enclave
Broken HillsFix the mine's air purifier. · Find the missing people for Marcus. · Beat Francis at armwrestling. · Break Manson and Franc out of prison.Blow up the mine's air purifier. · Divert more electrical power to Eric's home.
DenSabotage Becky's still. · Get car part for Smitty. · Return Anna's locket. · Get book from Derek.Collect money from Fred. ·Deliver a meal to Smitty for Mom. · Lara wants to know what is being guarded in the church.Get permission from Metzger for gang war.Find weakness in Tyler's gang guarding the church.Help Lara attack Tyler's gang. · Listen to Stacy's kitty story
Gecko · Klamath · Modoc · Navarro
GeckoSolve the Gecko powerplant problem.Optimize the powerplant. · Get super repair kit for Skeeter. · Get 3-step plasma transformer for Skeeter. · Find Woody the ghoul for Percy. Try the Den.
KlamathRefuel the still. · Rescue Smiley the Trapper. · Guard the brahmin. · Rustle the brahmin. · Kill the rat god. · Rescue Torr.
ModocSomething strange is happening at the farm northeast of Modoc. Investigate and report back to Jo.Deliver Slag message to Jo in Modoc.Jo is suspecious of the Slags. Find out about the dead bodies at the Ghost Farm and find out what happened to Karl.Go to the Den and tell Karl it's alright to come back home. · Cornelius has lost his gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to him. · Farrel wants you to find Cornelius's gold pocket watch. Find it and return it to Farrel. · Jonny is missing. Find him and bring him home to Balthas.Jonny's in the Slag caves. Find a way to get Jonny back home to Balthas. · Farrel has a rodent problem in his garden. Remove the infestation.
NavarroDeal with the deathclaw. · Fix K9. · Retrieve the FOB from the base Commander.
New California Republic · New Reno · Redding
NCRRetrive Parts/Gain Access to Vault 15. · "Take care of Officer Jack" for Mira./Stop officer Jack from blowing up the power plant · Complete brahmin drive. · Kill Hubologist in NCR for Merk.Retrive papers from Dr Henry. · Test mutagenic serum on a super-mutant. Try Broken Hills. · Eliminate Mr. Bishop. · Deliver Westin's holodisk to Lynette in Vault City. · Get the map from the NCR Rangers, for Vortis the slaver. · Free the slaves in the slave pen, for the Rangers. · Deliver Hubologist's field report to AHS-9 in San Francisco. · Stop brahmin raids
New RenoRecover your stolen car. · Find some endorphin blockers to make a cure for Jet. · Bust up Wright's still beneath the train station. · Deliver ten Cat's Paw magazines to Miss Kitty. · Deliver a laser pistol to Eldridge.
Made Man quests:
Bishops: Assassinate Westin in NCR without making it look like a murder.Murder Carlson in NCR.
Mordinos: Deliver Big Jesus's package to Ramirez at the Stables.Collect tribute from the Corsican Brothers.Assassinate Boss Salvatore for Big Jesus Mordino.
Salvatores: Track down Pretty Boy Lloyd, recover the stolen money, and make an… example of him.Go visit Renesco the Rocketman and collect Mr. Salvatore's tribute of $1000.Help guard a secret transaction taking place in the desert.
Wrights: Find out who was responsible for Richard Wright's overdose. (Suspect: Jagged Jimmy J, Suspect: Jules, Suspect: Lil' Jesus Mordino, Suspect: Renesco) → Find a way into the Sierra Army Base.
ReddingEvict the widowFind out who cut the whore.Break up the bar brawl.Kill Frog Morton. · Find the excavator chip · Clear Wanamingo Mine · Golden Trail
San Francisco · Vault 13 · Vault 15 · Vault City
San FranciscoThe tanker needs fuel. · The navigation computer needs the NavComp part to work. · You need to use a FOB to access the navigation computer. · Kill the Shi Emperor. · The Hubologists need plans for a vertibird from Navarro. · Steal the vertibird plans from the Shi. · The Hubologists need fuel for their spaceship. · Kill Badger so the tanker vagrants will embrace the Hub. · Kill the AHS-9. · The Shi need plans for a vertibird from Navarro. · Steal the vertibird plans from the Hubologists. · Find Badger's girlfriend in the hold below the ship. · The Dragon wants you to take out Lo Pan - hand to hand. · Lo Pan wants you to take out the Dragon - hand to hand, if possible. · Get Chip's spleen. · Get some hardened power armor from Crockett. · Get the vertibird plans for the Brotherhood of Steel.
Vault 13Fix the Vault 13 computer. · Talk to Goris.
Vault 15Rescue ChrissyKill DarionComplete Deal with NCR. · Give Spy Holodisk to authority in NCR.
Vault CityGet a plow for Mr. Smith. · Deliver Moore's briefcase to Mr. Bishop in New Reno. · Deliver a sample of jet to Dr. Troy. · Solve the Gecko powerplant problem. · Deliver Lynette's holodisk to Westin in NCR. · Rescue Amanda's husband, Joshua. · Deliver beer and booze (10 each) to Lydia. · Deliver pliers (tools) and a wrench to Valerie. · Scout the eight sectors around Gecko and return to Stark.Enter NCR and return to Stark. · Find Mr. Nixon · Gain combat implants