Gangster Nation has over 250 vehicles. You can obtain these vehicles through the Vehicle Theft crime and many other ways. All vehicles you have are stored in your garage.
You can sell, crush, transfer, auction, repair, tune and insure vehicles.
You start with a garage limit of 5 vehicles, this can be upgraded in the Black Market up to a maximum of 100 vehicles.
Insuring a vehicle enables you to keep it after death, providing it’s still in your garage and available at the time of death. It does not protect your vehicle from being lost in a group crime, blown up by tuning, etc.
To insure a vehicle, press the (i) button on a vehicle image, or the vehicle’s name. A window then opens where you’ll find an ‘Insure’ button if the vehicle isn’t already insured.
Insurance is lost if you transfer a vehicle to another player (e.g. directly, through the Trade Center or through the Auction House) or if you place it in your family garage.
You can sell a vehicle for its current value which is shown on the Garage screen. A vehicles value decreases as its damage % increases. You can view the maximum value of all cars on the vehicles page linked above. You can also select multiple vehicles at once to sell and there is no limit on how many you can select.
You can crush vehicles for bullets, this is an important way to gain extra bullets. The number of vehicles you can crush is limited, this starts at 1 vehicle per hour but can be upgraded in the Black Market up to a maximum of 10 vehicles per hour depending on your level.
The number of bullets you gain for crushing a vehicle depends on its value, so you should repair a vehicle before crushing it.
Transferring & auctioning vehicles
You can transfer and auction vehicles from your garage. When transferring vehicles this is done at no cost to the receiver so make sure you trust them if you expect to be paid. When auctioning the vehicles you can choose how long you want the auction to last, the minimum bid and whether you wish to stay anonymous for it. When choosing the minimum bid you can choose to list the vehicles at 0.5, 1.0, 1.5 or 2.5 times the vehicles value. You can also set a custom amount which will apply to all the vehicles. When auctioning vehicles, you will lose 10% of the final bid as a tax. For example, if your vehicles sell for $1m, you will receive $900k.
Repairing & tuning vehicles
When you steal a vehicle in the vehicle theft crime it will come damaged and when you use a vehicle in a bank robbery or delivery heist it will pick up damage. If your vehicles damage exceeds 99% then it will be abandoned. You can repair your vehicles and their damage will be set back to 0%. The more damaged a vehicle is, the more it costs to repair. The value of the vehicle is also a factor in the repair cost. Expensive vehicles cost more to repair than cheaper vehicles.
Tuning a vehicle increases its top speed and 0-60 value. You can tune all vehicles to a maximum of 10. This is useful for Butchie’s mission where he requires a vehicle tuned 7 times and is also useful in delivery heists and bank robberies as your success chance depends on these values. It costs $15k to tune a vehicle and this cost is always the same. However, there is a chance it might explode! The more you tune the vehicle, the more likely it is to explode. Your vehicles damage does not affect the chance of it exploding when tuned.
You can use your vehicles in delivery heists and bank robberies if you are a driver. When a vehicle is in use its status will change to explain what it is being used in. For example, whether it is being auctioned, in a heist or in a bank robbery. A vehicle that is not “Parked” can’t be selected to complete an action such as sell.
The statistics tab allows you to view your last 5 cars sold and how much they were sold for as well as the last 5 cars you crushed and how many bullets you received for it. You can also view your personal record which shows how many cars you have crushed and sold in total and what you gained from them.