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Personal Vehicles are a feature in The Lost and DamnedGrand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online. A personal vehicle is chosen by the game in TLAD and GTA V, and by the player in GTA Online.


The Lost and Damned

The first game that implemented a personal vehicle was The Lost and Damned, which granted the protagonist Johnny Klebitz a unique LCC Hexer motorcycle. Johnny's Hexer is a one-of-a-kind bike with a 2032cc twin cam engine coupled to a 6 speed transmission with a chain final drive.

Grand Theft Auto V

There is a main personal vehicle for each protagonist in GTA V, a black Obey Tailgater for Michael De Santa, a unique white Bravado Buffalo S for Franklin Clinton and a unique red Canis Bodhi for Trevor Philips.

There is also an extra vehicle for each player except Michael, who has three through the storyline. Michael has an Übermacht Sentinel and a Weeny Issi which are owned by his wife Amanda and daughter Tracey, respectively. These are available after the mission "Complications" and become temporarily unavailable following "Did Somebody Say Yoga?". They return after completion of "Reuniting the Family". During the period in which the Tailgater is absent, Michael owns a red Premier that can be customized as well, but he'll lose it when Jimmy brings his Tailgater back, unless the player stores it in the De Santa mansion's garage before "Caida Libre".

After "The Time's Come" or "The Third Way", a black Nagasaki Hot Rod Blazer with flame decals will spawn outside Trevor's Trailer in Sandy Shores, but not outside the Vanilla Unicorn.

After "Repossession", a green Western Bagger will spawn outside the Clinton residence in Strawberry and his mansion in Vinewood Hills after "The Hotel Assassination".

After "Three's Company", a black Maibatsu Frogger with a TP Enterprises livery will spawn on the helipad at Sandy Shores Airfield.

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

In the enhanced version of GTA V, the protagonist's parked personal vehicle is marked on the map with a color-coded icon (green for Franklin, blue for Michael and orange for Trevor). 

Grand Theft Auto Online

After the first mission in GTA Online, the player is able to make a personal vehicle. This is done by driving a vehicle into a mod garage and purchasing a tracker for it, which will be free along with insurance and customization options for one time only. When the tracker is added, the vehicle will receive a map marker and will spawn nearby any time the player joins GTA Online or begins a mission, and it will never despawn no matter how far the player is. After purchasing a safehouse or standalone garage, players will be able to own more than one personal vehicle. The amount of personal vehicles the player can own depends on the size of the garage (ranging from 2-10, or even 20-60 if the player has owned Office Garages), and the amount of garages owned (up to three in total, and six in the enhanced version, as of the Bikers Update). It is possible to call a mechanic from anywhere to have a vehicle delivered, unless the player is too close to their current one or too far from a suitable road. All premium vehicles (either vehicles that are worth $100,000 or more, or vehicles added in a content update) are restricted from storage and entrance to mod garages unless they are purchased from the in-game internet. When a premium vehicle is purchased, it will be stored in the selected safehouse/garage and will come with a tracker and insurance free of charge. Emergency vehicles and vehicles that are too big to be stored (such as the bus) cannot be made personal. As of the Bikers Update the player can have one favorite motorcycle that when ridden will give benefits such as increased damage and health.

The online player has options in the Interaction Menu which allow them to restrict other players access to their personal vehicle. It can be locked so no other player can enter, or can be limited to passengers only, crewmates, friends or anyone in the Free Mode lobby.

Personal Aircraft

This article or section refers to "enhanced version" content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is absent on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

As of the Smuggler's Run update for Grand Theft Auto Online, the player is able to own Personal Aircraft. These function in a very similar manner to regular Personal Vehicles, in that they are stored in a facility, and can be requested to be delivered to a nearby location. They also hold their own insurance premium, which must be paid when they are destroyed.

The player is able to convert any Pegasus aircraft they own into a Personal Aircraft vehicle by simply entering their Hangar. Once in, they will be notified that their aircraft has been converted into a "Personal Aircraft". This status allows the vehicle to be modified - Pegasus aircraft that are converted into Personal Aircraft are currently only able to be resprayed. These aircraft cannot be sold, but can be removed from the hangar. Note that owning a Personal Aircraft that was formerly a Pegasus Aircraft does not remove the vehicle from Pegasus Lifestyle Management, meaning the player can still request the regular Pegasus variant of their vehicle.

Aircraft added in the Smuggler's Run update are also Personal Aircraft. These vehicles do not have to be converted, and are simply bought as Personal Aircraft, as they require a hangar to be purchased. All of these select vehicles are able to be modified heavily, including a selection of weapons, handling modifications and engine upgrades. These vehicles are also able to be sold.

All Personal Aircraft have a insurance premium of $1,000. They are covered by Mors Mutual Insurance, and if recovered, are returned to the hangar. Unlike Personal Vehicles, however, destroying another player's personal aircraft will still charge the owner, rather than the player who destroyed the aircraft. Aircraft within the hangar are also split into three size categories; Small, Medium and Large. The hangar floor can only contain a select number of each, and a large aircraft will reduce the amount of space available for other smaller aircraft significantly. Aircraft that cannot fit on the hangar floor will be placed into storage; an enclosed space at the back of the hangar. A maximum of 20 aircraft can be stored inside the Hangar storage.

Like Personal Vehicles, Personal Aircraft can be delivered to a nearby location. Unlike Personal Vehicles, however, they will be delivered relatively far away, to a suitable, open-space location. These locations are fixed, but are more numerous than the delivery locations of Pegasus aircraft. Also, the player cannot request their personal aircraft to be delivered nearby if it is already out. Personal Aircraft can be requested within the Interaction Menu, similar to Import/Export's Special Vehicles.

The player cannot enter the hangar with CEO Vehicles, Yacht Aircraft, aircraft from missions, or another player's aircraft.

A list of all eligible Personal Aircraft is as follows:


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Stealing another protagonist's car in GTA V will result in the said protagonist angrily phoning up and telling the player to return the car (i.e. stealing Trevor's Bodhi while playing as Michael or Franklin). Despite this, switching to the character who has had his car stolen will sometimes make it respawn.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Before patch 1.10, the Mechanic would drive the player's personal vehicle to them. Often, the mechanic would crash the vehicle, drive off with it, or claim he could not make it to the player's location. In response to these issues, the feature was changed so that the vehicle simply spawns nearby after several seconds.
  • If the player spawns after a session without his/her Personal Vehicle, a random vehicle will be spawned nearby for the player to drive it, very often an Asterope.
  • Strangely, Personal Aircraft converted from Pegasus aircraft seem to become significantly weaker, susceptible to bullet damage and easier to shoot down. This is likely for game balancing purposes.[citation/verification needed]
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