This is for both new and old player in GTA V. This is not a brief and short summary with quick tips, this is a massive clutter of info about cars, modifying them, buying them, and understanding them. It’s a lot to take in but you can kinda just skip and scroll through to find what you need like a reference table.
Cars: If you’re into cars, there are various types that you can invest your time and money into. Many cars in the GTA universe are replicas of real life ones that usually are combined together. ex: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution combined X Subaru Impreza, Toyota Supra X Nissan 300zx.
The purchase price of cars will reflect their modification prices.
Certain cars will behave much differently from other cars and may contradict the stats shown.
While many cars have basic modifications available, more iconic cars like the Honda Civic Type R EK9 (Blista Kanjo) will have much more modifications available.
When modifying a car, keep into consideration real life physics. Spoilers, canards, skirts, diffusers, bumpers, vortexes, carbon, and etc. will usually or at least should have an effect on the handling of a car. And even if it doesn’t help the handling, it would make the car look at least better, cleaner, and realistic.
The sections below are based on when you sit in a car and the name and type of car is shown in the bottom right corner.
Supercars: These cars are generally very expensive and most higher level people buy and rice tf out of them. Most of these cars have usually maxed out or almost stats.
Sports: More of the iconic cars, tuners, and modern muscle cars are placed in this category and can be bought at a more reasonable price but can still be expensive. Stats are usually high or maxed for acceleration and high for top speeds.
The cars less aimed towards being a luxury car will be much lighter in weight (This can apply in other sections too). Though I am unsure if weight is reflected that well in the game, it’s just something to keep in mind.
Sports Classics: Sports Classics generally consist of hot rods, old supercars, and older generations of iconic cars. If not all then most Sports Classics are very expensive. Not all of the cars in this section will perform great as age does reflect performance. And if you decide to slam a turbo in and max upgrade everything, you will still have to compensate in handling based off of the car (use your own discretion; max upgrades on a van has it limits).
Sedans: Most cars in this section are either modern, luxury, or old. The prices for cars in this section consist of a very wide range.
Muscle: Muscles cars consist of hotrods, muscle (obviously), and some pickup trucks. The section has a wide variety of ages and prices. If you hold down the handbrake, full throttle, and release the handbrake, you may or not do a wheelie depending on the muscle car you are driving.
Coupes: The coupes are all luxury hardtops and some convertibles.
Compacts: This section is made up of a mix of offroad and economy cars. The cars in this section are generally FWD (front wheel drive).
SUVS: This section is made up of luxury SUVS and Jeeps (basically white mom cars) . A good number of these make up the cars in the city. Some cars are exceptions to the white mom car stereotype and can look really nice if you can pull of the modifications right. ex: lamborghini Urus, Jeep Wrangler, or even Range Rover
Stealing: There are a good number of cars that are actually worth taking off the streets and keeping. Though you cannot keep cars that are “too hot,” some cars can be modified or upgraded at Benny’s to be really nice and may even end up being your main car. Cars will vary in rarity when it comes to finding them. Some cars will only be found in specific locations or even times.
- Imponte Ruiner (1982-1984 Pontiac Trans Am)
- Karin Sultan (1990’s GC Subaru Impreza WRX/1992-1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I)
- Karin Futo (1983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86)
- Vapid Dominator (5th gen Mustang)
- Lampadati Felon (fifth generation Maserati Quattroporte)
This is a list of popular cars that I personally believe are worth your time and attention. All prices will be stated at it’s base price. (Southern San Andreas Super Autos) = S.S.A.S.A.
- Karin Sultan – $12,000 (Benny’s) (1990’s GC Subaru Impreza WRX & 1992-1994 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo I)
- Karin Sultan RS – $795,000 (Benny’s Conversion) (1st gen Lexus IS, 2nd gen Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution V)
- Karin Sultan Classic – $1,718,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Subaru Impreza GC8 & Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution I)
- Karin Futo – $9,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (1983-1987 Toyota Corolla Levin AE86)
- Karin Kuruma – $126,350 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X & 2015-2016 Subaru WRX STI.)
- Karin 190z – $900,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (1967-1970 Toyota 2000GT & 1969-1978 Nissan S30)
- Dinka Blista – Find it (3rd gen Honda Civic Type R hatchback & 2006-2013 Toyota Yaris/Vitz)
- Dinka Blista Compact – $42,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (1st gen Honda CR-X)
- Dinka Blista Kanjo – $580,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Honda Civic Type R EK9)
- Dinka Sugoi – $1,224,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Honda Civic Type R FK8 & 4th gen Subaru WRX STI)
- Dinka Jester Classic – $790,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Toyota Supra JZA80(MKIV), Nissan 300zx Z32, & Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86)
- Maibatsu Penumbra – $24,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse)
- Elegy RH8 – $95,000 (Free if social club registered) (Benny, Legend, S.S.A.) (Nissan GT-R(R35)
- Elegy Retro Custom – $904,000 (Benny Conversion) (Nissan Skyline GT-R(R32, R33, R34))
- Bollokan Prairie – $25,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (2nd gen Hyundai Tiburon)
- Weeny Issi Sport – $897,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Mini Hatch 2018 Facelift w/ Liberty Walk Kit)
- Coil Raiden – $1,375,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Tesla Model S)
- Invetero Coquette – $138,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Chevrolet Corvette C5)
- Vapid Dominator – $35,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (5th gen Ford Mustang)
- Vapid Dominator GTX – $725,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (2015-present Ford Mustang)
- Vapid Flash GT – $1,675,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Ford Fiesta RS WRC)
- Vapid GB200 – $940,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Ford RS200)
- Bravado Gauntlet – $32,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (2008-2013 Dodge Challenger)
- Bravado Gauntlet Classic – $615,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (1st gen Dodge Challenger)
- Bravado Gauntlet Hellfire – $745,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon)
- Bravado Banshee – $105,000 (Recommended to buy from Benny’s) (2nd Gen Dodge Viper SR)
- Bravado Banshee 900R – $565,000 (Benny Conversion) (2nd Gen Dodge Viper)
- Declasse Drift Tampa – $995,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Hoonicorn)
- Declasse Drift Yosemite – $1,308,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Hoonitruck)
- Sentinel Classic – $650,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (BMW M3 E30)
- Obey *F Drafter – $718,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (2018 Audi RS5 Coupe)
- Obey 9F – $120,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Audi R8 Coupe)
- Obey Omnis – $701,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Audi Quattro)
- Pfister Comet – $100,000 (Legend & Benny’s) (Porsche 911SC late 70s or early 80s)
- Pfister Comet Retro Custom – $645,000 (Benny Conversion) (Ruf Turbo R & 1980s Porsche Turbo 911S)
- Pfister Comet Safari – $710,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Leh Keen “Safari” 911″)
- Pfister Comet SR – $1,145,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Porsche 997 GT2 RS)
- Pfister 811 – $1,135,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Porsche 918)
- Pfister Neon – $1,500,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Mission E Concept or Taycan)
- Lampadati Tropos Rallye – $816,000 (S.S.A.S.A.) (Lancia Stratos)
- Lampadati Viseris – $875,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (De Tomaso Pantera GT5, Maserati Merak, BMW M1)
- Grotti Turismo Classic – $705,000 (Legendary Motorsport)
- Pegassi Infernus Classic – $915,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Lamborghini Diablo & Cizeta V16T)
- Pegassi Monroe – $490,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Lamborghini Miura & Ford GT)
- Pegassi Reaper – $1,595,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Lykan HyperSport & Lamborghini Huracan)
- Pegassi Tempesta – $1,329,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Lamborghini Huracan & 2014 Lotus Espirit Concept)
- Pegassi Torero – $998,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Lamborghini Countach & Ferrari F40)
- Pegassi Vacca – $240,000 (Legendary Motorsport) (Lamborghini Gallardo & Lamborghini Aventador)