Secret Collector 4 achievement in Forza Motorsport 2

Secret Collector 4

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Secret Collector 40
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How to unlock the Secret Collector 4 achievement

  • CornmuffinXpresCornmuffinXpres77,900
    04 Mar 2010 09 Mar 2010 19 Dec 2011
    48 6 6
    For all the driver level achievements and the collect car achievements all I did was hire the driver S Ito from Japan, (the other drivers that take a 55% cut work too but I just always used him) and let him race endurance races non stop while i showered, ate dinner, went to get gas, etc. with all the assits off but the difficulty on easy. this takes a long time but its much easier than playing this game for countless hours. The 55% cut drivers will win 95% of the time if the car is the best or 2nd best in the field. Then when you let Ito make all that money for you just go through the entire list buying cars. You will have to spend 100k the first time you switch regions and 500k to switch a 2nd time because some cars may only be purchased when you are in that specific region. I don't know how much it is to switch a 3rd time but im guessing its 1 mil. Therefore, you should make sure you get ALL cars from the region before you switch. ALL cars must be in your garage at once so dont sell the cars youve already purchased.

    Hope this helps.

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    ronburgundyyorkImportant note wait till LEVEL 50 before switching. I did not do this and I am left with 1 car currently in asia I cannot buy as I switched (anyone want to gift me a Toyota GT-one for a bit :)) So just restate Do not switch to buy from other regions until level 50
    Posted by ronburgundyyork on 15 Jan 13 at 18:55
    BonxyAm i right in thinking someone could gift me all the cars and all the manufacture achievements would unlock or do they have to be purchased ?
    Posted by Bonxy on 18 Feb 13 at 19:42
    Vermin360I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to stay in one region for as long as possible. I made too many jumps early in my career mode and by the time I had to jump back to Europe for the last 4 cars, I needed to pay 10 million credits just for the switch. Ouch.
    Posted by Vermin360 on 10 Apr 14 at 14:07
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  • Skelebone XVISkelebone XVI210,059
    29 Mar 2011 26 Mar 2011 27 Jul 2012
    39 3 17
    Words of advice:

    1) You will need 10M+ to get all of the cars. Based on my run, it will clock in at around 12M-13M. xDEEVIUSx puts a number it at 11,920,000 to buy all cars. Remember that money you spend on car upgrades is also more money you need to earn to buy every car, so spend wisely.
    2) Only buy cars when you need to or wait until you have reached the level for the 50% discount on your current region's production cars. This will save a lot in the long run.
    3) If you are concurrently going for the "All cars from (XXX country)" then some cars in the region will not unlock until you have finished virtually all of the races. You can see what it takes to unlock a particular car by attempting to buy it.
    4) After you have won all of the races (after level 50) and you have unlocked/won all of the race cars, you will need to change regions twice to unlock some locked cars from the other regions. It will be 100,000 for the first region change, 500,000 for the second region change. Be sure you have bought all of the cars for your region before moving on, as to change regions a third time is 2,000,000, which is wasted money if you didn't plan correctly. A fourth region change is 10,000,000, which is about as much as you needed to buy all of the cars in the first place.
    5) Make good use of the auction house to purchase cars you need for less than their retail price. Be mindful that the production and tuner cars in another region might be 50% less than their market listed price when you are in that region. Also, you will win many / most of the race cars by winning race series, so buying them in the auction house is a waste of money and effort. Theoretically you could buy all of the cars from another region through the auction house, but it is probably more time and effort to hunt all of them down than it is to just make the money and change regions at the right time.
    6) If you are short on cash to buy the last of the cars, you can keep running the final Endurance race with a hired driver. Use a 55%-cut driver and set him up with a good car with all of the assists turned off, except keep the AI at easy and leave tire wear and gas off. The top race will net you around 175,000 per run and will finish in ~68 minutes.

    For those who doubt this figure, my current lifetime earnings in-game are 13.2M, with 85K in the bank, and 43K from online. I bought and sold fewer than a dozen cars in the auction house, and probably lost money on the deal because I bought cars that I later won in races, and then re-sold them to get the duplicate out of my garage. I followed the method described here, and unlocked the achievement
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    MazraelJust to add, I've never switched region at any point.
    Posted by Mazrael on 20 Feb 13 at 00:25
    evilernie66712 million is nowhere near enoughnto buy all cars, I just got to gold on all races and had 11,8 million credits, bought all european cars and all asian cars, switched the region to na and have under 200 000 cedits left...
    Posted by evilernie667 on 22 Mar 13 at 12:18
    evilernie667just did the money glitch, and now I have spent another 5 million cr, so that totals at around 17 million, including all stock cars for 50% off and the region changes, hope that helps.
    Posted by evilernie667 on 22 Mar 13 at 14:00
  • KilerdenKilerden258,240
    08 Sep 2011 01 Sep 2011 01 Sep 2011
    29 1 3
    If you still have lots of upgrades installed, but don't need the car (with upgrades) anymore. You can sell your upgrades for some quick money.

    To see what cars have upgrades, go to:
    - My Cars
    - Press X
    - Go to the tab 'Parts Value'
    - Press X to sort, and then Y to go to the Top and Bottom.
    And see from which car you can make your money from!

    I'm using the hired driver to do the last endurance race over and over again. So I don't really have any use for a Ferrari upgraded to level UUU. So you can sell the upgraded parts for some money! I got about 500.000 for selling all my upgrades. Saves some time :)
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    o NexusPlexus oGreat tip, thanks!
    Posted by o NexusPlexus o on 27 Mar 12 at 23:54
    SpoontossThis is a great tip and exactly what I was thinking when reading the above solutions. I'm not sure if it is included in the other two solutions, I was skimming, but it should be. Saved me time and I didn't have to run as many endurance races with A.Garcia. ;)
    Posted by Spoontoss on 09 Oct 12 at 18:42
    mudder85how do you sell the upgrades?
    Posted by mudder85 on 27 Jan 14 at 00:28
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