GTA Online has become an expensive game, in large part due to the number of expensive vehicles that have been added since 2013. It takes a long time to make money and Shark Cards aren’t the best value proposition either. So which cars should you buy if you are on a budget? I aim to answer this question below.
For the purposes of this discussion, I’m going to set a hard limit of two million GTA dollars. If you’ve already invested a lot in the game and put all your effort into making money in the most efficient way possible, you could be earning it in around 4-5 hours, as we explored in my previous article on how to earn money in GTA Online. However, this requires that the entirety of those 4-5 hours be spent earning money rather than doing other more fun activities, and you must have already invested in some businesses to achieve that hourly income. In most cases, doubling that cool first million is going to take a while, but it’s also not outside the realm of what most people will be able to achieve through normal gaming experience.
This article will rank things in order of importance, starting with the most useful cars. There will be a strong penchant for cars that allow you to race and roam fast, alongside more useful vehicles for missions and heists. These videos covering lap time and maximum speeds of each vehicle in GTA Online, as well as this document done by myself, will all be used to reach these conclusions. If you have questions about the numbers cited here, as well as what you should buy when you’re off a budget, your answers will likely be in these links.
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Best cheap GTA Online cars: let’s start with $ 2 million
Schafter V12 (armored)
Cost: $ 325,000
Performance improvements: $ 52,250
To classify: Sedans (1st for lap time, 1st for maximum speed)
The armored version of the Schafter V12 is a must-have for anyone on a budget. At over half the price of the armored Kuruma, this is a real bargain considering that it will protect us from a few explosions and several bullets whether we are roaming or on a mission, in addition to taking three of the our friends with us. For the ride. It’s also the fastest car in the sedan class in terms of lap time and top speed, so if we ever find ourselves in a sedan race, we’ll be well equipped, and its top speed rivals most supercars. Not much can catch us free with this, and if it does, we’ll be well protected. From the point of view of speed and utility versus price, nothing beats the Schafter V12 (armored).
Remaining budget: $ 1,622,750
Cost: $ 0
Performance improvements: $ 165,550
To classify: Sports (4th for lap time, 33rd for top speed)
As long as you are registered with Rockstar’s Social Club, you can get one of the fastest sports cars in the game for free. Although it lacks a bit of top speed, a good driver will be able to use this car for good. useful in sports races. Until you have the cash to spend on more specialized machines, you can’t argue with the Elegy RH8’s value for money.
Remaining budget: $ 1,457,200
Cost: $ 670,000
Performance improvements: $ 165,550
To classify: Super (37th for lap time, 5th for top speed)
The Supercars category is difficult, mainly because everything is expensive. And unless we shell out around $ 1.7 million for a Vagner, we won’t be able to participate in a heavy cornering race with anything else. So we might as well focus on getting good top speed for our money and rely on our cornering skills to be better than any competitor. The Banshee 900R, which is Benny’s upgrade to the Banshee Sport class, is the queen in this regard, having one of the highest top speeds in the entire game and being a fraction of the cost of other cars that surround it (and many cars slower than this). It’s a big hit for our budget, but it’s the smallest one can hope for with this class which is certainly the most expensive and the most popular.
Remaining budget: $ 621,650
Cost: $ 35,000
Performance improvements: $ 114,525
To classify: Muscle (10th for lap time, 8th for maximum speed)
After Super and Sports class racing, the second most common type of racing happens with Muscle cars, but since our budget is almost a quarter of what we started with the best option now is to just get something that we can use to compete. The Dominator shines here, being in the top 10 for both lap time and top speed for the Muscle class while keeping the price low. It’s hard to drive, but if you can handle it, you’ll be able to do well. If you’re a returning gamer from the older GTA gen, getting the Pisswasser Dominator instead is a no-brainer – it’s a lot faster and, being free, cheaper. It’s not an option for everyone, however.
Remaining budget: $ 472,125
Cost: $ 116,000
Performance improvements: $ 52,250
To classify: Sports (24th for lap time, 5th for top speed)
With no cars in our budget that would be suitable for Sports Classics racing, we are reverting to the regular Sports class. If you find the free Elegy RH8 to be a bit below top speed, you can branch out with the relatively inexpensive unshielded version of our top recommendation. The regular Schafter V12 is a bit faster in lap time and top speed than its armored sibling and can be used in sports and sedan racing. With four seats as well, this will be a nice car to use for transporting friends if you don’t worry about enemies, and there are two cars to choose from for sports racing depending on the type of track (heavy angle vs. long lines). straight).
Remaining budget: $ 303,875
Cost: $ 90,000
Performance improvements: $ 158,500
To classify: Motorcycles (19th for lap time, 3rd for top speed)
While the inclusion of the BF400 might not seem logical considering our final vehicle, it should be noted that besides being one of the bikes with the highest top speed in the game when pulling a wheelie (beating all non-rocket propelled car and bicycle), it can also be used in Off-Road races. This is essential, because when used in this way, it essentially becomes the fastest vehicle in the “off-road” category. Any normal off-road class vehicle will be beaten by the BF400, which technically isn’t in its class but can race against them anyway. The utility of this bike is astounding, which is why it was included when it is a list focusing primarily on cars.
Remaining budget: $ 55,375
Cost: $ 15,000
Performance improvements: $ 45,700
To classify: Motorcycles (5th for lap time, 4th for top speed)
You’d be forgiven for thinking that you couldn’t get any kind of useful vehicle with just $ 50,000 in GTA Online, and you’d be right if the Bati 801 didn’t exist. While its upgrades put us over budget by about $ 5,000, that’s a pretty insignificant amount of money. And for such a top-of-the-line bike in terms of lap time and top speed not only for the Motorcycles category, but for all the land vehicles in the game, you can’t go against the value for money of this one. machine. With better lap times and better top speed than any non-rocket propelled car, this is the ultimate way to go fast for a low price.
Remaining budget: – $ 5,325
Oh snap, we’re over budget!
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If we want to stay strictly under budget, not getting the brake upgrade for the Bati 801 leaves us with $ 1,675 of our initial $ 2 million, and in the process we were successful in getting cars and competitive bikes in the most popular classes plus some very useful machines for missions and free roam. Of course, a successful spending spree is probably more worth than the ones you might see on YouTube for tens of millions of dollars more.
If you have $ 2 million and follow this guide, you will have a garage full of vehicles that will definitely do the job in most situations and allow you to start accumulating wealth for larger purchases later. And with GTA Online getting more expensive, maybe buying cheap but worthwhile and waiting to see what you really want is a good overall strategy.