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Don’t buy any cars

Wait, what? Refrain from purchasing vehicles in a game that’s principally about the purchasing of and driving said vehicles? While the din of minds being blown dies down, let me say this: the cars you win during the first few hours of the game are more than capable of steering you to victory. Particularly the 550 PP Mercedes-Benz AMG concept car you’re just, like, given for free once you download the 1.01 update. GT6 forces you into buying a Honda FIT (Jazz) at the very beginning of your career, but from that point on you’re awarded a string of nippy numbers for passing licenses, Goodwood events and mission races to gold level, and these will see you through the next tier of events. Here’s the list of cars you’re awarded, via TheSixthAxis:

Acura NSX ‘91
BMW Concept 1 Series tii ‘07
Ferrari 430 Scuderia ‘07
GT Racing Kart Jr.
High End Performance G37
Honda S2000 ‘06
KTM X-BOW Street ‘12
Lancia DELTA HF Integrale Evoluzione ‘91
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Coupe Dynamic ‘13
Lotus Elise Race Car ‘96
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230) ‘02
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI GSR T.M. Edition Special Color Package ‘99
Renault Sport Clio R.S. ‘11
Volkswagen Scirocco R ‘10

It’s particularly wise to save your pennies as long as the ol’ credit glitch is still working. Speaking of which…