The American Dream achievement in Saints Row: The Third

The American Dream

Customize 10 vehicles.

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How to unlock the The American Dream achievement

  • SpilnerSpilner805,604
    17 Nov 2011 24 Nov 2011 25 Sep 2014
    80 2 3
    You can easily attain this after getting your first safehouse (Shaundi's Apartment) unlocked not long after completing the second mission (which unlocks The Welcome Wagon in Saints Row: The Third).

    I found the easiest method was to steal cars from outside one of your cribs/safehouses and take them into your garage and customise from there and I suggest using the quick hijacks (cn_LB +cn_Y) to steal the cars to save some time and to work towards Bo-Duke-En in Saints Row: The Third.

    Once you've hijacked a car drive into your cribs garage and into the store area and press cn_Y to store the car. Now walk up to the area again and press cn_Y to open the garage menu, now select which car you want to customise and press the Customise option.

    You can pick anything you want to change as long as you change at least one thing on the car for it to count.

    Some of the body mods have an option for None which is a free customisation but i found it faster to head into Colour options and change one of the car's colours which costs $50 (Be a total of $500 for the 10 cars) but as you received well over $4000 from the first few missions you have plenty of cash to customise the 10 cars.

    Accept the customisation and exit the cars menu and thats your 1st 'pimped' ride, repeat nine more times for the achievement to pop.

    Here's a video demonstration.

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    VisciousSquareGreat guide, cheers!
    Posted by VisciousSquare on 04 Dec 11 at 23:08
    A BatwomanDo you know if the money cheat doesn't get you this achievement? Because I customize 13 cars so far and no achievement I have loads of money...
    Posted by A Batwoman on 06 Dec 11 at 19:33
    SpilnerI do believe that any cheat applied voids achievements... and i think saving.
    Posted by Spilner on 07 Dec 11 at 02:54
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  • Gamer186Gamer186151,094
    12 Nov 2011 12 Nov 2011
    27 1 3
    Just go to any base with a garage (i used the very first one) and keep jacking vehicles in front of it until you have 10 different ones to choose in your garage (drive them in and press Y). Click on the vehicle and go to customise. You actually dont need to pimp them out as the achievement states buying one upgrade will do the job.
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    Hirsute DaveJust keep in mind that some vehicles can't be modified - STAG N-Forcer, Gatmobile - so just grab generic rubbish you see driving around first.
    Posted by Hirsute Dave on 19 Nov 11 at 07:41
    Gamer186yeah true thx for adding this :)
    Posted by Gamer186 on 19 Nov 11 at 13:40
    Posted by ToxicTechnetium on 29 Aug 13 at 18:44
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    Easiest way to do this:

    Go to any of your cribs with a garage and store a unique car in it. In the garage selection screen, modify each car. In the "body mods" section, usually you won't even need to purchase something—at least one feature usually as a "none" option, which counts as an upgrade. Do this to ten different cars and you're golden.
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    Chakaal StarrWhy don't you have the achievement? You would think that you would have it before posting how to do, and even more so between november when you posted and now
    Posted by Chakaal Starr on 29 Apr 13 at 17:11
    ImTheCrewUser banned
    Posted by ImTheCrew on 17 Jun 14 at 22:01
  • xDOT COMxxDOT COMx217,674
    24 Nov 2011 24 Nov 2011
    12 0 0
    No need to own the cars. Simply carjack vehicles outside of the garage and purchase one item for the vehicle. Make sure not to raise your notoriety as you will have to wait for it to disappear in order to upgrade your vehicle. This method saved me a lot of time.
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