Have Car, Will Travel achievement in Midnight Club: LA

Have Car, Will Travel

Drive a total of 5,000 miles, including any miles driven online or offline.

Have Car, Will Travel+0.2
3 guidesOnline/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline game mode.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cooperative - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a cooperative game mode who have met the achievement requirements.Versus - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players in a face off gamemode who have met the achievement requirements.Cumulative + - These achievements are obtained by repeatedly performing the same action or set of actions over time.

How to unlock the Have Car, Will Travel achievement

  • AvisoleAvisole240,905
    08 May 2009 08 May 2009 15 Oct 2010
    40 3 19
    You can get this by playing single/multiplayer for a long time while getting all of the other achievements, but the majority of people will end up finishing everything except this achievement with about 3500 - 4000 miles racked up. Personally I end up with only 3300.

    Here is how to do it without actually playing (You need rubberbands or anything that can hold some buttons down):

    1. Get the Ducati 999 and put Level 2 parts on it.
    2. Create an online cruise and make all open slots private (so nobody can join).
    3. Head down to the beach and go to the left side of the pier.
    4. Rubberband your left joystick pointing to the left or right. Rubberband the right trigger all the way down.
    5. It should continuously go in a large circle going about 90-95 miles an hour.
    6. Go watch a movie, do some cleaning, do some homework, surf the net, whatever. It will go by itself. Now if you used a wireless controller it will shutoff every 20-30 minutes, so you either need to wiggle the right joystick every so often or use a wired controller. **It is recommended that you check your game every 30 minutes - 1 hour as your bike may go of course sometimes**
    7. This will take a loooong time (1000 miles at 90mph = 11.1 hours) so this isn't a get rich quick kind of thing, but at least you wont have to continue playing a game you are bored of.



    Video not made by me.

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    The Globalizer^91-93 mph on the beach with maxed Ninja.
    Posted by The Globalizer on 04 Oct 14 at 19:22
    you all are some lazy bastards just play the game
    Posted on 21 Feb 15 at 02:53
    Darkness727420^ this guy laughlaugh

    I just found out this can be done in system link. The second console doesn't need the game, just hook up an ethernet cord to both consoles and start a custom cruise. How many players does not matter as it's system link.
    Posted by Darkness727420 on 20 Sep 17 at 15:01
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  • CRAWFORD696CRAWFORD696327,338
    08 Jun 2012 08 Jun 2012 08 Jun 2012
    17 0 0
    Alternate Solution
    This solution is for people who just want to drive to get their miles to add up quickly. If you are trying to get the full 1250/1250 don't boost your mileage until its pretty much the last thing you have to do. The goal attack races will add a decent amount of mileage (I added around 1100 Miles just from the goal attack races, including the South Central ones).

    Instructions
    1. Once you load up your current career, press the pause button, then press the Right Bumper to go to the "MODES" tab.
    2. Go down to Xbox Live and then select "Player Match".
    3. Create a custom match with these settings:
    - Cruise
    - Max Players 8 (this number doesn't really matter)
    - Private Slots ALL (no randoms will join you)
    - Vehicle Class, Weather, Time of Day: Whatever you prefer. (I use clear weather and noon for the time)
    - Traffic OFF (makes driving a whole lot easier)
    4. Once you are in your private cruise session get onto the Freeway.
    5. Now all you have to do is drive your vehicle around and watch the miles add up.
    6. Once you finish driving DO NOT just leave the online cruise and shut off your xbox. It wont save your miles. In order to get a save, once you get back into your career just pause the game and go to your garage. Once it loads quickly leave the garage. When you appear outside it will save your game. Then you are safe to shut off your xbox.

    This map shows the route that I drove.

    External image

    * Sorry about the map quality, but it was the best picture I could find.

    Random Stats
    Total route length: 10 Miles (give or take 0.2 of a mile)
    Average time to do a lap: 3 minutes (Me driving my fully upgraded 07 Ninja ZX14)

    Theory time to get 5000 Miles:
    5000 miles / 10 miles (per lap) = 500 laps

    500 laps X 3 minutes = 1500 minutes

    1500 minutes / 60 = 25 hours of driving

    25 hours to go from 0 to 5000 miles, doing nothing but laps on the freeway. Most people should be done at least 3000 miles by the time they finish every other achievement. I was at 4600 after I finished all of my goal attacks.

    If you have any suggestions leave them in the comments and I will add them to my solution and give credit where it is due. Happy driving!
  • Darkness727420Darkness727420353,942
    23 Sep 2017 20 Sep 2017 12 Apr 2020
    1 0 0
    This is for those who are not connected to the internet. Or do not want to go "online". But at the time I did this achievement, I did not have internet and was surprised I got it to work in the first place.

    I found out you can boost your miles while in system link. The other console does not need the game nor even signed into a profile. Just hook up an ethernet cord to both consoles, select system link, then cruise. How many players does not matter as it's system link. Set traffic to off, time of day is whatever you prefer.

    Now you can choose to go to the beach by the pier or drive around the freeway. Again it's your preference, I was using the beach method but it was not as effective as the South Central method below.

    I saw this in the comments for the beach solution.

    Posted by licked scars, thanks for the tips!
    **"I'll note I finally got this to work but not in this location. If you have the South Central DLC there are some areas down there that are pretty wide open and flat. At first I tried the stadium but it was too small, then I tried the area with two baseball fields but after about 30 minutes it had run off and driven all over the city, going slow and getting damaged every now and then. There is a basketball court (on pavement) down there that worked for me though. I basically got my bike (maxed out Ninja) to hit certain things and it kept me in alignment. 12 hours into it and it's still running fine. Going in a counterclockwise motion (left analog stick tilted left), using max throttle and using the weight transfer for sharper turns, I'm hitting the two poles on the north side, then as it curves around left it hits another pole. (if the two poles are at the 12 o'clock position, the other pole I hit is at the 10 o'clock position). Speed stays constant at 100 mph and because it's just poles and not buildings or cars I'm taking no damage."**
    Doing this method, I did not have to fix anything with my bike. Best of all no going into the water.

    Here's my video showing how it looks.



    Side note- my game had been going for about an hour before I recorded the video. Where as the beach method I couldn't really leave the game alone.
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