Originally Posted by Tom Imp
A couple more online questions.
First, when do you get access to garages? I want a place to store vehicles, but noting is open as far as I know.
Second, is there a way to change your default car? I made the mistake of taking some crappy compact car to the Customs place so I could put insurance on it, not even thinking that would then make it my personal vehicle. I would have much rather taken a super fast sports car to start had I know I was going to be linked with this car. Now everytime I try to take one of these cars to a Customs garage, it tells me it's either hot or too high end to enter.
You have to buy garages. Not sure how early they let you do that, but you can go on the in-game browser and look at the real estate available. As for myself, I am saving up for a 10 car garage and apartment. You are only allowed to own one property at a time, and when you buy a new one your old apartment/garage is sold at half price.
As for your default car, I made the exact same mistake as you did. Once I had earned enough money, I found (stole) a better car and took it to Los Santos Customs and paid for the tracker and the insurance to make it mine (LSC will not take Super Cars, but you do get a free car that you can 'purchase' if you have signed up for Rockstar Social Club once you have a garage). Until you earn the money, you are stuck with what you got. You can always jack a car online, but it often comes at the price of a police star. Thankfully when you do racing online you are not limited to your personal car.
Edit to add: List of Apartments: http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/1154289/GTA_Online_Apartments___Garages_for_sale.pngEdited by Kilgore27 - 10/25/13 at 9:00am