After playing GTA online for any length of time, you will quickly realize that cash is king in Los Santos. Everything you do will earn dollars that can be traded for dazzling vehicles, destructive weapons, and exotic properties. Since there are bound to be multiple items that catch your eye, making money by any means necessary becomes the name of the game. One criminal pursuit that is always on the table is selling the cars you acquire throughout the city.
In this article, you will read:
- GTA 5 selling cars online
- The percentage of value you receive upon selling a custom car
- The cooldown threshold for GTA 5 selling cars online
Guide to GTA 5 selling cars online
You can sell nearly any car (except emergency vehicles) by visiting one of the Los Santos Customs garages located around the city. Each garage is denoted by a spray can icon on the map you can pull up by hitting the options button. Upon arriving at any Los Santos Customs location, drive through the garage door to see a list of options.
Scroll down this menu until you see the sell tab. Hit X to see a preview of how much you will make by trading in your vehicle. There is a fixed price for vehicles stolen from the streets. As for the custom cars you purchase, expect 60 percent of the total value. That includes the base price and cost of any upgrades you applied along the way.
Are there any limits to GTA 5 selling cars online?
Rockstar wants you to spend as much time as possible playing the online component of GTA 5. They would also love for you to spend real money on shark cards, so some limitations on your ability to make money in-game should come as no surprise. In the case of selling cars online, there is a 20-minute cooldown. Should you revisit Los Santos Customs and attempt to trade in another car prematurely, you will be met with a disappointing message stating, “Sorry – we don’t need any vehicles right now.” As limiting as this cooldown can be, the mechanic does add some depth to the simulation elements that make GTA 5 so unique.
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Overall, selling cars in GTA Online is a below-average method of making money, especially when compared to starting a business or pulling off a heist. Still, selling cars is a useful strategy for making room in your garage for even better vehicles.