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Top 5 GTA Online Vehicles Beginners Should Buy

A list of five GTA Online vehicles that every beginner should consider buying (Image via Joonas on Twitter)

GTA Online has a huge catalog of vehicles, which is expected to expand even further with the arrival of the rumours Winter DLC 2022. Each vehicle has different characteristics, making them unique and useful in different ways.

When entering the game, players must choose a vehicle that is both affordable and has good performance for its price. With that being said, let’s take a look at five GTA Online vehicles that every new player should buy.

This article reflects the personal opinion of the author.


Top 5 vehicles to buy as a beginner in GTA Online – Price, performance and more

5) Vague Dominator

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To start off this list, the Vapid Dominator comes in fifth. This 2-seater civilian muscle car is featured in GTA Online since the official launch of the game. The voluminous design is mainly based on the lifelike Ford Mustang (5th generation).

In terms of performance, the Dominator runs on a supercharged V8 engine (7.4L) mated to a 5-speed transmission in a RWD layout. Its high torque provides good acceleration and a top speed of 120.25 mph (193.52 km/h) with a full upgrade.

Players can buy it from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for just $35,000.


4) Imponte Duke O’Death

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Next on the list is the Imponte Duke O’Death, a 2-seater civilian armored muscle car available in GTA Online since the Cunning Stunts: Special Vehicle Circuit update. It is largely inspired by the real-life Dodge Charger (1968-1970).

When it comes to performance, the vehicle runs on a powerful supercharged V8 engine mated to a 4-speed gearbox in an RWD format. Compared to the standard variant, the armored car has superior acceleration and a decent top speed of 114.25 mph (183.87 km/h).

It is available for purchase at Warstock Cache & Carry for $665,000 or free for returning players.


3) Annis Elegy RH8

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Number three is none other than the Annis Elegy RH8, a 2-seater civilian sports car that game since launch. The appearance resembles that of the real Nissan GT-R (2011) (R35).

In terms of performance, the Elegy RH8 runs on a single cam V8 engine (560 hp) mated to a six-speed transmission in an AWD format. It’s one of the best all-around cars in the game thanks to its good weight distribution and solid cornering handling. The Elegy is fast and responsive and performs quite well for a sport-class entry.

Players can get it for free by simply linking their Social Club account to the game. Alternatively, they can buy it directly from Legendary Motorsport for $95,000.


2) Bravado Banshee 900R

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Next on the list is the Bravado Banshee 900R, a 2-seater super civilian wide-body car that has been featured in GTA Online since the release of the January 2016 update. It is heavily inspired by the real-life Dodge Viper SR (2nd generation), but has a wider body.

The Banshee 900R is powered by a carbureted single-cam V8 engine mated to a 5-speed transmission in an FR layout. It boasts high acceleration and a staggering top speed of 131.00 mph (210.82 km/h), placing it in the supercar class within the game.

A standard Banshee can be converted to the wide-body variant at Benny’s Original Motor Works for $565,000.


1) In love with Karin Kuruma

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Finally, at the top of this list is the Karin Kuruma (armoured). This 4 seater armored civilian car has been part of GTA Online since the Heists Update. Although based on the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, this variant has bulletproof armor panels and protective frames.

In terms of performance, the armored car runs on a twin-cam straight-six engine mated to a six-speed transmission in an AWD layout. Despite having durable armor to protect players inside the vehicle, it performs much better compared to other cars in the category. It is widely regarded as one of the best cars in-game and a must-buy for any beginner.

Players can purchase the Armored Kuruma from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for a price of $698,250.


While there are many vehicles to choose from in the popular multiplayer game, the cars mentioned in this article will definitely help players in their day-to-day activities, especially if they are new to the game.

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