How does the garage system work in GTA V?

How does the garage system in GTA V work? It feels kinda inconsistent at the moment

  • Will the car I leave at my home garage be saved or will it always be replaced with the “Standard-Car” from the character?
  • How do the additional garages work?
  • If I have car and tune it (–> spending much money into) and then I use and lose it on the way (for example if I have to chase someone on foot) will it be lost forever??


  • Whats the point of the depot where you can get some cars back? On what does it depend that a car will be stored there?


If you park a car in the garage, it will be saved there. Your standard car will always be available nearby if it is not in the garage. Parking in the garage will save that car and you can access there unless you left it somewhere else.

Taken from the manual:

Player characters can own any vehicle in [GTA V] as long they have appropriate storage for it. To purchase a new car they must first own a garage … If a vehicle is destroyed it will reappear at any residential property that the character owns with a garage (note that this does not include safe houses). If an owned vehicle is lost, stolen or abandoned, it will be impounded. To retrieve impounded vehicles the character must pay a find of $250 and collect the vehicle

Source : Link , Question Author : Toby , Answer Author : Son of a Sailor

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