What are the best cars and vehicles to buy in GTA Online? You'll need a good whip if you hope to get anywhere in Los Santos, as you'll not only be using your fleet to get around but also to complete missions, including Heists and business deals. There are hundreds of cars, planes, helicopters, and boats to purchase in the game, but which are the essentials that you must own? As part of our GTA Online guide, we're going to list out some of the best cars and vehicles to buy in Rockstar's mulitplayer sandbox. You can also find a list of the Fastest Cars and Best Weapons, as well as How to Sell Cars through the link.

GTA Online: Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy

GTA Online has dozens of vehicles to choose from, and it's important to remember to have fun with the game first and foremost. While we've recommended some of the best cars and vehicles to buy in this article, do keep in mind that you don't necessarily need to own the absolute cream of the crop in order to have fun in Los Santos. With so many options, though, it can be difficult to decide what to pick up, so all of the whips we've included on this list will help with your efficiency while you make a name for yourself in Rockstar's universe. If you can't afford them, then you can find out How to Make Money through the link.

Akula

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Akula
  • Type: Helicopter
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: GTA$3,704,050
  • Best Use: Avoiding Griefers

While the Akula is not the most powerful helicopter in GTA Online by any stretch, it has one key feature: stealth. This is the only vehicle in the game that can go completely off-the-radar, allowing you to get your business in Los Santos done without interruption from griefers.

Buzzard Attack Chopper

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Buzzard Attack Chopper
  • Type: Helicopter
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: GTA$1,750,000
  • Best Use: Fast Transportation

The Buzzard Attack Chooper is light, nimble, and manoeuvrable, and while it doesn't have the best armour, it's also packing plenty of heat. But most important of all, if you're a CEO you can spawn one right next to you using the Interaction Menu, making it a great tool for getting around Los Santos quickly.

Cargobob

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Cargobob
  • Type: Helicopter
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: GTA$1,790,000
  • Best Use: Vehicle Warehouse Missions

If you're planning to spend a lot of time grinding the Vehicle Warehouse in GTA Online, then you need to own the Cargobob. While it's fairly expensive, you will make back the helicopter's substantial asking fee in no time by using its hook to collect Vehicle Cargo and transporting it back to your Vehicle Warehouse undamaged. For more information, refer to How to Get Rich with Vehicle Cargo and Special Cargo at the Office.

Karin Kuruma (Armored)

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Karin Kuruma Armored
  • Type: Sports Car
  • Dealer: Southern San Andreas Super Autos
  • Price: GTA$698,250
  • Best Use: Heists

Not only is the Karin Kuruma (Armored) fast, but it's also practically impenetrable to bullets, making it a godsend in Missions and Heists. While rockets and explosives will blow this whip up, it's almost invincible against standard firearms, allowing you to effectively cheat death when you come underfire from foes.

Nightshark

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Nightshark
  • Type: Off-Road Car
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: GTA$1,245,000
  • Best Use: Armoured Transportation

If you're fed up of being blown to bits by griefers in Los Santos (See Also: GTA Online: How to Avoid Griefers), then the Nightshark will help your plight. This is, quite simply, one of the best armoured vehicles in the game, and while it's not invulnerable — well, it can sustain a fair few direct rocket hits before biting the dust. If you're trying to get things done in GTA Online, then this off-roader can be a useful ally.

Oppressor Mk II

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Oppressor Mk II
  • Type: Flying Motorcycle
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: GTA$3,890,250
  • Best Use: Missions

The Oppressor Mk II is the holy grail of GTA Online wheels. While it carries a hefty price point, this flying motorcycle is lightning fast and can be equipped with homing missiles in an upgraded Terrorbyte. It makes completing CEO Work and Client Jobs a breeze, as well as any other missions you want to complete in Los Santos. Even better is that you can spawn it right next to you using the Interaction Menu, making it both convenient and borderline overpowered.

Terrorbyte

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Terrorbyte
  • Type: Commercial Truck
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: Starts at GTA$1,375,000
  • Best Use: Making Money

The Terrorbyte is unquestionably one of the coolest vehicles on this list, because it doubles as a personal space from which you can launch operations for all of your businesses. It's similar to the Mobile Operations Center in many ways, but has one major advantage: Client Jobs. These missions are short and pay extremely well, providing you with a great source of supplementary income. Even better: if you complete five Client Jobs you'll get a GTA$1,000,000 discount on the Oppressor Mk II, which is also on this list.

Vigilante

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide Vigilante
  • Type: Super Car
  • Dealer: Warstock Cache & Carry
  • Price: GTA$3,750,000
  • Best Use: Heists

The Vigilante is, effectively, Michael Keaton's Batmobile from the 1989 Batman movie with a GTA Online skin. While this one costs an absolute fortune, it's well worth saving up for — especially if you're a fan of Heists. This car is extremely fast and can be upgraded with very powerful homing rockets, which will help make setups a breeze to complete. It's worth noting that you will need either a Mobile Operations Center or a Weapons Expert at your Weapon Workshop in order to buy new equipment for the Vigilante.

GTA Online: How to Buy Cars and Vehicles

GTA Online Best Cars and Vehicles to Buy Guide How to Buy

If you're not sure how to buy cars and vehicles in GTA Online, then fortunately it's fairly straightforward. Simply push up on the d-pad to bring up your smartphone's menu, and select Internet. There are 8 dealers you can buy cars and vehicles from. They are:

  • Arena War
  • Benny's Original Motorworks
  • Dock Tease
  • Elita's Travel
  • Legendary Motorsport
  • Pedal and Metal Cycles
  • Southern San Andreas Super Autos
  • Warstock Cache & Carry

Select one of the above websites and browse their selection. You can sort by price and even filter by type on some pages. In some instances, vehicles will have cheaper Trade Prices. Hover over the button to see the requirements for the Trade Price. Achieving these goals can save you lots of money, so always keep these tasks in mind. Once you've purchased a vehicle, it'll be delivered to your Garage or Hangar.

Remember, you can customise and modify many of the vehicles in the game by taking them to Los Santos Customs, the LS Car Meet, or an Auto Shop (See Also: GTA Online: Best Auto Shop to Buy). Experiment with different styles and features to tailor your whip to your personality.


What do you think are the best cars and vehicles to buy in GTA Online? Share your fleet in the comments section below, and be sure to check out our other GTA Online guides through the link.