- "You can literally... cruise, the vista!”
- —High Red[src]
Before he gets it in the pilot, Eric gets lectured by his parents about safe driving. The gang first use it to get to a concert in Kenosha, and later that evening it is the scene of Eric and Donna's first kiss. The gang uses it as their primary means of transportation, whether it is a mere local journey (to places like Fatso Burger), or even across international boundaries,.like the time the gang headed for Canada to get beer
Red ended up taking it away for a while because Eric confesses to smoking marijuana so that Hyde won't get kicked out. He also loses it after scratching it when Kelso gives him a purple nurple while driving, and when he goes to California to confess his love for Donna.
Red at one time accidentally sold the Vista Cruiser during a garage sale while high on special brownies (unbeknownst to him), but Red and Eric manage to get it back.