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Buying your first car

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Strategy Guide and Walkthrough by Jacek "Stranger" Halas

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After you've visited the local police station Mia will appear. She will help you with acquiring a new car, so you'll be able to get back to the Black List and ultimately defeat Razor. You will be transported into one of the local car shops. You can choose between three different cars. There's also a Volkswagen Golf, but I assume that you don't have any savegames from the "NFS: Underground 2", so you won't be awarded with extra cash.

Lexus IS 300 (#1) handles very well and it's quite stable at the corners. Nevertheless, I wouldn't recommend buying it, because it's a lot slower than the Fiat Punto and Chevy Cobalt SS. You can notice the differences by looking at the Acceleration bar. As a result, you'd have a lot of problems winning the following races in a Lexus, and I'm not even talking about taking down the first guy from the Black List. You should also remember that most of the mechanical parts are unavailable at the moment, so you won't be able to do anything, even if you'd have enough cash.

Fiat Punto (#2) is not that quick, although it's a better choice than the Lexus. The vehicle handles very well, even without the additional parts. It also accelerates nicely, so you shouldn't have any problems leaving rest of the pack behind. It's the best choice for less experienced drivers. Punto shows its strongest points during the races with a lot of difficult corners. On the other hand, you may encounter some problems with those tracks which include a fair number of straight sections.

Chevrolet Cobalt SS (#3) is by far the most interesting car of the presented trio. If you take look at the performance bars you'll probably notice that it shouldn't handle very well. That's not true. You won't have any problems with it, even without any mechanical parts. Chevrolet is much faster than Fiat and Lexus, it also accelerates very well. Furthermore, Cobalt SS is cheaper than the Fiat, so you will be able to save up some money for later. As a result, this is a car you should be interested in, although you shouldn't get attached to it, because you have to sell it after defeating the driver from the Black List.

You should appear on the area map. You will be able to explore the first district without any problems (#4). First of all, you will have to reach the current hideout. You might press the M key in order to bring up the map of the area. Use the GPS in order to help yourself to get to your current destination. An arrow will appear on your screen. It will show you the right way.

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Comments and responses

Crow Zoldyck 11/11/2014 03:42

LOL, I'm still on blacklist 2 and my Cobalt SS runs 237 MPH, my brother have made it to 241 MPH so yeah Cobalt is the best

teaspoon 25/12/2013 18:06

Handling isn't everything but it sure is the best to look for when you're just starting.

Street_king 24/12/2013 16:24

Y'all were right about the Lexus IS 300 being a great car. First of all, it has spectacular handling and acceleration. Second of all, it's faster than the Punto and the Cobalt SS with a top speed of 233 MPH. Later tonight, I'm going to try out three overlooked vehicles that y'all say are good. They are the Ford Mustang GT, Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 and the Mercedes-Benz SL 500.

Street_king 24/12/2013 15:30

I'm gonna win races until I max out the Lexus IS 300's performance. People say it's great, so I'll try it.

Street_king 24/12/2013 15:08

The Cobalt SS is the best starting car. With the best performance upgrades, it'll have the best acceleration in the game, with incredible handling to back it up. The car's top speed is only 230 MPH, though, but it makes up for that in police pursuits, when it destroys every police car. After you sum it up, the car has insane performance for costing only $27,000.

two seconds 17/12/2013 13:32

USUALLY .. i would get the Cobalt SS but try the lexus. In the beginning it has the best handling and is the best pick to dominate the entire career for anyone. If you save all your money, and be smart with your cars it will be one of the best in the game for handling and quick speeds. If you need help my lexus has a -1 ride height handling plus +3 steering is -3 and the nos keep at zero or plus one +1 and aero is +2. Hope this helppssss. since i have junkman parts including, transmission, turbo, and chassis tires, and brakes BE WARNED. my car is THE BEST CAR TO START AND FINISH WITH!!!! ITS THE BEST HANDLING!!!! try using decals and thinking close to your design. yet the best car to start is a luxury, the lexus wins all the time. its infamous. JUST TRY SAVING YOUR MONEY, and big bux dont come till you beat #9 so take it easy you have a custom garage in the main menu. i use my rx 8 and rx 7 for that. imm still playing with half my career finished Razor is in the way!

DAVSVKHMS 18/08/2013 03:32

Ford Mustang GT is a complete package, when you tune it to the max performance, especially with the junkman parts. The car is quite fast and stable. Nevertheless, I also like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII and the Corvette C6.

Moose10 19/07/2013 08:03

Cobalt SS can help halfway through the game if it's got the right parts..

[ see image ]ABDOUNFSMW 03/09/2012 22:04

Cobalt SS is the best

RonnieMcCrea 28/08/2011 02:57

If we have a nfs ug2 save in the comp we get 40,000 as starting price and then we can buy the vw golf gti

Street_king 25/06/2011 22:58

I chose the Cobalt SS because it's the best out of the 3.

mwracerx 30/04/2011 08:21

i'd reccomend that cobalt ss is the best car to start your carrer. but once you are in blacklist 9 you'll get a cool car which is an evo viii all won't believe but one of the bestest cars in nfs most wanted is the porche cayman s . believe me i have completed the game once beating razor quite easily with it . guys grab your cayman s though it is a lil expensive and upgrade it with the maximum upgrades which you are having that time also upgrade cayman s with all backroom upgrades . i tell u guys believe me by doing this you all will have a little difficulty but after this you all will have absolutely nooooooooo trouble in defeating every1 on the blacklist ..... but at the end its your own choice.... but once follow my advice and then you'll see for yourself.... have fun with you game !!!!!!!

abru 26/04/2011 14:39


nerdy_dragonslayer_overlord.150 31/10/2010 20:04

the cobalt will turn razor in to a girl that likes girls

evilnight17 09/05/2009 08:12

Oh yes! anyway i've got it now. thanks anyway. i'm now on this bitch razor. not so tough.

evilnight17 09/05/2009 08:09

i'm on blacklist # 2. i'm repeating the race over and over again, coz i don't get the pink slip cars. i'v completed all other blacklisters pink slip cars but this one is so tough!!! do you know any trends on how could i get this one?

evilnight17 09/05/2009 08:05

is there no limit in getting pink slip cars?

ranganbiswas 29/05/2008 13:25

I feel the blacklist racers r the easiest..........razor was the easiest among the top 3 I feel.........but I hate mclaren.........carrera gt is much better both in handling and first car was lexus by the was a good car......but my favourite is mitsubishi evo VIII.

Legendary Chicken Chaser 09/05/2008 16:14

Razor is a whiny bitch. Yeah all the bosses who were "supposed to be tough" in this game, were just obliterated by my cobalt... now to go for the mclaren. Lol... what do you think of this blacklist racers?

codz 08/05/2008 00:35

know what is a kick ass car the rx-9 i have gotten to webster with that thing and beat rock though the forest....supe it up mine was awesome i had all junkman parts in it

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