The buggy is a means of transportation on the world map in Final Fantasy VII. Given to Cloud and his party by Dio at Gold Saucer as an apology for being thrown into the Corel Prison, this land vehicle allows the party to cross rivers, as well as the sandy area surrounding the Corel Prison. While driving random encounters still initiate.
The buggy can be transported to the Eastern Continent by use of the Cargo Ship (by driving into Costa del Sol). Because there is a river connecting Corel Area to the Gold Saucer Area, the buggy can provide a shortcut, saving the player time from having to cross the mountain.
If the player tries to bypass Cosmo Canyon on the buggy, the vehicle breaks down just outside the town, but is repaired by a mechanic there. The work on the buggy will be finished after the events in the town are complete. If the player pays the mechanic well, he will tip the party off on the location of an Elixir.
After the first events at Northern Cave toward the start of Part 2, the buggy disappears without explanation along with the Tiny Bronco. Their roles are replaced by the Highwind. The buggy is the only means of returning to the field areas of Corel Desert, and thus the opportunity to return is lost with the disappearance of the buggy.