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What do you consider to be the Best/Worst Cars in NFS Carbon?
First I want to say that I love NFS Carbon even moreso than Most Wanted and have been going back to it, replaying it to try different cars and have decided to rank the best and worst cars of each tier.
Of course this is my opinion and not fact but what I consider in my rankings are the performance, the price and the appearance/customization options.
In any case here's my favourite cars in the game:
Best: Alfa Brera
Let me make it clear that I never cared much for Alfa Romeo cars as I find that they tend to have the ugliest grills I have ever seen on a car ever. They look like the sort of car a hipster would drive as while they look sporty, they also look really odd to the point that I can't see anyone take themselves seriously driving one.
However this cars performance is absolutely brilliant. A lot of people say that it's the worst tier 1 car and I think that's ridiculous. Believe me, I never wanted to like this car but it grew on me. Out of all the 3 starter cars, the RX8 is a bit too slow and the Camaro loses a lot of speed on corners but the Brera is just perfect. It handles well enough to the point that you don't need a tuner and it has that extra bit of speed to keep it competitive.
Out of all the starter cars, the Brera is arguably the best option for taking out the first 3 bosses. In fact it'as so good that I never even bothered buying a tier 2 car whenever I started with it because I never felt like I needed an upgrade till tier 3
Worst: Chrysler 300c
While this car looks absolutely gorgeous in terms of aesthetic, this car handles like crap and its accelleration isn't much better than the Camaro, heck I'd argue that the Camaro is better simply because it handles better, the 300C has more accelleration, yes but when it comes to hitting a corner, it loses all that speed quickly.
If Carbon was full of straights like Most Wanted, this would probably be a better car to drive but since it is filled with corners, it's the worst for me, I will also argue that this car is inferior to the Brera in pretty much every single way aside from its looks.
Best: Jaguar XK
Ok so this may be cheating due to the fact that it's a collectors edition car but this car not only looks gorgeous but it also performs pretty well too. It is also reasonably priced for an Exotic car, costing only 80k, that's not much higher than the 350Z and considering the fact that it's a significant improvement over the Lotus and the Cayman, that's a pretty good deal. Plus it looks better IMO. Sure the Lotus looks quirky and I can see its appeal but it's just not for me. The Cayman... like most porsche's looks like a volkswagen beetle with a higher price tag.... I despise the rear ends of those cars. The Jaguar XK is very simplistic in its appearance, but that's what I like about it. It has a nice, smooth bodywork with some nice customization options too. I like the front grill better than the DB9's ugly ass grill too.
I never found any reason to use any of the tier 1 tuners when I got the XK, it handles well enough but also has some nice acceleration too. While not the fastest of the tier 2 exotics, considering the nature of Carbon's roads, it doesn't need to me, the top speed just gives it that extra edge over the other cars.
Put simply, it takes the best aspects of both tuners and muscles and combines them together to make what is IMO the perfect tier 2 car.
Worst: Aston Martin DB9 This car is ridiculously overpriced for what it is. While Wolf's aston martin DB9 is adequate, that's only because you find yourself relying way too much on the nitrous to get this thing going. Seriously, this car is way too slow for its price, the Cayman and the Elise make a mockery out of it, heck even the Brera gives it a run for its money.
Don't let that smooth, refined appearance fool you, this car is trash, if you get Wolf's DB9, sell it and buy something else... you're pretty much upgrading by doing that.
I love this car IRL so I'm a little biased here (though I think the GTSR is the best viper). This car is the racing equivalent of riding a bull, it slides around all over the place and it difficult to master but once you tame it, this vehicle will practically own the track. The accelleration on this car is so good that even if you lose a lot of speed on a corner, you'll get it back almost immediately. Since Carbon is an arcade racer, you can basically crash in to every single wall and still win in this car because of how fast it accelerates. Plus if you want to break the game, use speedbreaker and you are unstoppable in this thing. I love the deep growl the default engine makes too, sadly when you upgrade the engine it doesn't sound as good as the stock engine but it's still worth noting.
In terms of appearance, this car has so much personality, not only is it menacing to look at but it also has a very refined look to it to the point that it makes a mockery out of the Ford GT which looks like a giant lump of scrap metal in comparison. Seriously how on earth is the Ford GT not a muscle car yet this is? The Viper look so stylish that it could easily pass as an exotic but is has the menacing feel of a muscle car whereas the Ford GT just looks like a muscle car trying to be an exotic car... it's weird. I'm not knocking the Ford GT at all, I'm just trying to express how gorgeous this car looks. It's one of the few cars that I like to keep mostly stock as adding a body kit would just ruin it... though body kit 3 looks nice on it I suppose.
In canyons, this car makes a mockery out of the AI so much that it's a great way to farm extra cash in the end game, just race kenji in this and drive like a moron. I guarentee you will win unless you deliberately try to lose.
Worst: Shelby GT 500
Why on earth would you buy this car? Sure it handles slightly better and has slightly more power than the charger but it's barely noticeable and you still feel just as handicapped against tier 3 cars in this thing as you do in the Charger. Put simply, if you have the charger, buying this is a waste of money as it is equally as capable as this heap of junk. The Plymouth Hemi Cuda might handle like a bad ice skater but at least it's got some decent acceleration, but this car is absolute trash, I cannot understand why anybody would buy this thing.
Aesthetic wise it's better looking than the plymouth hemi cuda but not by much, I'd rather stick with the charger since it looks better if you ask me. This car just needs to be left in the car lot, there are so many better cars to drive at a better price too. I can't believe the Lancer is cheaper than this heap of garbage.
So that's mine, what are yours? Remember that this is NFS Carbon, not Most Wanted or Underground or any of the modern ones so don't base it on just your favourite cars in general, base it on your experience in Carbon.
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