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As promised,  i`m going to talk about cars, ( Took me a while to defeat my laziness to write this. ) 

I remember from Q&A there were talking about new car in the works, so one thing came to my mind, well more like a problem. Right now we have around 22 available for purchase cars ingame, with only 5 are used by people on average basis.

Even in past cars that were not in " top tiers " came absolute rather...quick. There is not point for veterans to buy them, nor there is any reason for a newbie either.  Since its rather easy to buy better options from marketplace or ask for a clan design car if you are part of more or less " set up clan ". 
So, when amount of cars will increase even more, previous stuff becomes even useless. Speaking of which...whos even gonna buy kits for them in armas?

Here is a tier list of cars of " worth " currently. ( In my opinion )
S tier - Patriot Vegas( Including 4x4 ), Patriot V20 Jericho, Bishada Rapier, IO Growl S2. ( Speed, its all about getting from point A to point B )
A tier - Nulander Pioneer, Seiyo Espacio ( Can be made into tanks )
B tier - Packer Vaquero ( Solely for 4x4 and size combo that helps to get in weird places in order to utilize spawn and in past radar mods )
C tier - Charge Mikro, Packer Ceresco, Charge Cisco, Han Veo, Sungnyemun Moirai. ( They are one tier up then cars below solely because newbies tend to buy it. )
D tier - Nulander Kurai, Patriot T-25, Dolton Broadwing, ( Can be somewhat useful for newbies, but rarely picked anyway. )

F tier - Balkan Ravan, Balkan Varzuga, Macchina Calabria 127, Charge Sentinel, Dolton Fresno, Dolton Montane ( Basically there is zero reason to buy this cars even for new player. )





To give actual " worth " for cars below tier S and A is implementing " upgrade " mechanic. And here we have 2 routes.

Route A - Think of old race games like NFS Underground or recent GTA 5. While you could buy direct upgrades to suspension, transmission, engine and etc. Im not sure how realistic this would be in terms of engine architecture in APB and synergy to " mod " system. Well, i decide to write about this anyway, just in case.
Also, you would probably say " Wait, if we can for example increase engine power for +20, it means " tiers " will not go away, since you can do same stuff with " good " cars and the gap will not go away ", I would say you have a good point, but in my idea you can upgrade only " bad " cars. At least for now.

Route B - Its a bit more weird. Lets make an example, Vegas and Vegas 4x4. So my idea would be a similar system, like you take a car and bring it to NPC who with a fee will upgrade it into new version. Price of conversion would depend on how many slots original car had, basically if it has 1 slot or even 0 you would pay more. So, basically idea is to give said " unpopular or inferior " cars something that they lack to become somewhat viable.

 For example I would take two cars, Han Veo and Nulander Kurai. ( Why? Because they have great armas kits )
Right now they are basically a trap, if you played more then a day, you would know that buying their kits are waste of g1c and cars themselves are waste of ingame cash too. So, in my idea you bring these cars to a NPC in social car area and exchange your car+cash for an upgraded version, basically we can have a " new " car that uses same models and kits as old one( Hello vegas 4x4 ). So  Nulander Kurai for example could be a bit lowered and given more power, while Han Veo would be also given more competitive speed( not exactly same as for example S tier cars, but in between of A and S tiers, ) and possible a 4x4 as well for better acceleration all around. ( I know that " Coywolf " version of Han Veo should be already " buffed " by lets be honest its same old junk Han Veo and its still useless )

TL:DR - idea itself it so " revive " out of meta cars and give them ability to be used. You can be rather creative with " upgraded " versions, heck nobody said there could be only 1 version for each car, it could be multiple. Plus side of profits, its easier to do this and sell kits for existing cars, even add more in future for them, then develop a whole new one.






As bonus, it would be nice to see racing modes as well. ( Specially if you make more cars viable )
Could be under of " Joker " brand as well to reword small portions of JTs, for those people who despise FCs ( Or specially Baylan...). In years of playing I saw multiple times people trying to orgonize races in freeroam or doing challanges for drift, drag,, 
So why not make it official? Plus extra reason to " showoff " your cars there...basically extra motivation to have a " fancy " kit, *wink*.

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Yeah, vehicle performance and customization has been on my mind for a while. Personally Route A seems to be the more likely of the two options. Also giving the players the chance to custom build and tune their own vehicles adds a whole new horizon of customization. Expanding upon your idea, the "low" tier vehicles need some exterior parts that would also drive the incentive to own them up. I'd love to see wide body Varzugas and stanced Calabrias roam the San Paro streets. It would be hilarious, but would fit the theme of the game.  Custom parts for these lesser cars are also another way to give new players a vehicle they can be "somewhat" proud of. Right now they are limited to some rim variants and whatever liveries the players can cook up. 

            Now its time for me to attempt to list all the things I wish to see when it comes to vehicle customization. Keep in mind I do not expect Little Orbit to ever add these things, they have much more important things currently, these are merely fever dreams. First on this long list would be a suspension editor, its quite self explanatory, its would literally be just a slider to adjust height. Second would be a couple of kits for the "low" tier vehicles, nothing too insane, maybe just a Form Xtend kit like the Moiria has. Next would be rims, a lot of rims, also they would be rims that ALL in game vehicles could have. Finally, my last request would be the three tier system but for performance parts. 



Also make the Vegas sound like it has a supercharger.



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