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Test Drive Unlimited PC Cheats


Rating 4

Coasting uphill glitch

At the top of the map where the 180 on winding road is located (top right), there is a barn/houses area that is fenced off. Find the open gate and drive through slowly. You will go downhill and need to turn right. Stay near the water so you do not lose power. If you have enough speed (over 10 mph) you should work your way up the hill. Note: There are no walls in the buildings.

Rating 3

Police hint

When playing the game offline, there are police that can catch and fine you. On Xbox Live, there are still police badges but no police around to catch you. This is useful if you get caught often.

Rating 2

Manana Island

Find hitchhiker Mario and GPS mark his position at the lower right corner of the island. Below that area is "The Saleen Classic" time race. Look directly to the top left of the stopwatch icon to find the blue motorway. Warp to the small clearing of trees near it and drive straight up the grass. Drive along the cliff edge for about 0.7 miles until you are positioned almost directly above the GPS mark. Eventually you will see a the blue "E" logo for Eden Games. Drive into the logo at 40 mph (64 kph) and press ENTER to warp to Manana Island. You can bookmark this location to easily get back to it again.

Rating 2

Easy money hints

  • To easily earn money, complete enough Achievements to become a Champion. Then, repeat the Alfa Challenge in the Competezione car which should cost nothing. You will earn $75,000 for each win.

  • After reaching the Pro level, do the speed race called "170 mph in heavy traffic". When you start, go to the opposite side of the freeway so you are going with traffic. Once you finish, do not press A. Instead, keep retrying until you reach your desired limit. Note: A fast car (over 190 mph) is recommended.

  • Go to the bottom of the map by the crater to find a speed challenge there that awards $40,000. A CClass car is required (TVR Sagaris recommended). It can be done in about 1:30 to 2 minutes and get $40,000, which results in about $1,200,000 after one hour.

  • After reaching the "Champion" rank, get $305,000 and buy the Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype at the northern region of the map, in the McLarenNobleAscariFarboud dealership. Then, go to its tuning shop in the eastern part of the island along the shore. Purchase the best mods for it. In the city east of the southern airport (where you started and where most of everything is found), there is a speed race called 180 mph Downtown. Start it with the car. Immediately turn around when you start. There are no cameras to pass. Just reach 180 mph and press A to finish. With the upgrades, you should get to the speed in about 20 seconds (if you do not hit any car)s. Repeat this for another easy $75,000. This can result in about $1,000,000 in less than eight minutes.

  • Find the highway and go to a spot chose by (but not too close) to an intersection. Find a racer to have a Instant Challenge with you and set the finish line just behind the start line on the opposite side of the highway. Once the race starts, quickly turn over the center of the highway and drive past the finish line. Do this five or ten times, then do a race that is worth about $20,000. You will get tons of money for the win. Note: This does not always work.

  • On Expert level, there is an easy race called "Lucky Day". It only lasts about two minutes and results in $40,000 every time. Use the Kawasaki Ninja ($14,000) with the stage 3 tuning package ($25,000).

  • Once you reach Champion level, buy a Ford GT and level 3 upgrades for it. On the southwest side of the island is a race called Ford Day, which is only about 1.7 or 1.9 miles long. Skilled drivers should be able to do it in about one minute and bank $75,000 each time.

  • Purchase at least twelve to fifteen Ford Mustang GT Coupes and upgrade them at the U.S. Tuner with a Stage 3 Saleen package. Put them up for sale for around $1,000,000 each. If you have enough cars up for sale, eventually the CPU players will buy them.

  • To easily earn money, complete enough Achievements to become a Champion. Then, repeat the Alfa Challenge in the Competezione car which should cost nothing. You will earn $75,000 for each win.

  • After reaching the Pro level, do the speed race called "170 mph in heavy traffic". When you start, go to the opposite side of the freeway so you are going with traffic. Once you finish, do not press A. Instead, keep retrying until you reach your desired limit. Note: A fast car (over 190 mph) is recommended.

  • Go to the bottom of the map by the crater to find a speed challenge there that awards $40,000. A CClass car is required (TVR Sagaris recommended). It can be done in about 1:30 to 2 minutes and get $40,000, which results in about $1,200,000 after one hour.

  • After reaching the "Champion" rank, get $305,000 and buy the Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype at the northern region of the map, in the McLarenNobleAscariFarboud dealership. Then, go to its tuning shop in the eastern part of the island along the shore. Purchase the best mods for it. In the city east of the southern airport (where you started and where most of everything is found), there is a speed race called 180 mph Downtown. Start it with the car. Immediately turn around when you start. There are no cameras to pass. Just reach 180 mph and press A to finish. With the upgrades, you should get to the speed in about 20 seconds (if you do not hit any car)s. Repeat this for another easy $75,000. This can result in about $1,000,000 in less than eight minutes.

  • Find the highway and go to a spot chose by (but not too close) to an intersection. Find a racer to have a Instant Challenge with you and set the finish line just behind the start line on the opposite side of the highway. Once the race starts, quickly turn over the center of the highway and drive past the finish line. Do this five or ten times, then do a race that is worth about $20,000. You will get tons of money for the win. Note: This does not always work.

  • On Expert level, there is an easy race called "Lucky Day". It only lasts about two minutes and results in $40,000 every time. Use the Kawasaki Ninja ($14,000) with the stage 3 tuning package ($25,000).

  • Once you reach Champion level, buy a Ford GT and level 3 upgrades for it. On the southwest side of the island is a race called Ford Day, which is only about 1.7 or 1.9 miles long. Skilled drivers should be able to do it in about one minute and bank $75,000 each time.

  • Purchase at least twelve to fifteen Ford Mustang GT Coupes and upgrade them at the U.S. Tuner with a Stage 3 Saleen package. Put them up for sale for around $1,000,000 each. If you have enough cars up for sale, eventually the CPU players will buy them.

Rating 2

Cars

The following is a list of every vehicle in the game:

  • G-Class Cars
AC 289
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato
Chevrolet Camaro Z-28
Chevrolet Corvette 1969 Stingray
Jaguar Type-E Coupe
Lamborghini Miura P400SV
Maserati 3500 GT
Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing
Pontiac Firebird
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe
Shelby GT 500

  • F-Class Cars
Alfa Romero GT 3.2 V6 24V
Audi A3 3.2 Quattro DSG
Audi TT Quattro Sport
Chevrolet SSR
Saturn Sky
Volkswagen Golf R32

  • E-Class Cars
Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
Audi S4 Cabriolet
Ford Mustang GT Coupe
Ford Mustand GT Convertible
Jaguar XK Convertible
Jaguar XK Coupe
Nissan 350Z Coupe
Nissan 350Z Nismo S-Tune
Nissan Skyline GTR R34 (XBLC)
Pontiac GTO

  • D-Class Cars
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
Aston Martin DB7 Zagato
Audi RS4 Quattro Saloon (XBLC)
Cadillac XLR-V
Crystler 300C SRT-8
Jaguar XKR Coupe
Lotus Elise R
Lotus Esprit V8
Maserati GranSport
Maserati Spyder 90th Aniversary
Maserati Spyder Cambiocorsa
Mercedes-Benz CLK 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG
Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG
Mustang GT-R Concept
Wiesmann Roadster MF3


  • C-Class Cars
Alfa Romero 8c Competizone
Aston Martin Vanquish S
Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
Crystler Fire Power Concept Car
Ferrari 288 GTO
Ferrari 575M Marenello
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Lotus Sport Exige 240R
Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG
Noble M14
Spyker C8 Laviolette
TVR Sagaris
TVR Tuscan S
Volkswagen W12 Roadster

  • B-Class Cars
Ascari KZ-1
Caterham CSR 260
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe
Dodge Viper SRT-10
Farbound Supercharged GTS Prototype 2005
Ferrari F430
Ferrari F430 Spider
Ford GT
Jaguar XJ220
Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe (XBLC)
Lamborghini Gallardo SE
Mercedez-Benz CLK DTM AMG
Noble M12 GTO-3R
Shelby Cobra Concept
Shelby GR-1 Concept
Volkswagen W12 Coupe

  • A-Class Cars
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve
Ferrari Enzo
Koenigsess CC8S
Lamborghini Murcielago Coupe
Maserati MC12
Mclaren F1
Mclaren F1 GTR
Mclaren F1 LM (XBLC)
Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Pagani Zonda C12S Roadster (XBLC)
Pagani Zonda C12S
Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo

  • Motorcycles
MB-Class Motorcycles
Ducatti Monster S4R
Ducatti Supersport 1000 DS
Kawasaki Z1000
MV Agusta F4 Brutale 910S
Triumph Speed Triple

  • MA-Class Motorcycles
Ducatti 999R
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10 R
MV Agusta f4 Tamburini

Rating 2

Doing donuts

Hold BRAKE + GAS, then steer left or right and release Brake.

Rating 1

Unlockables

Unlock the following bonuses by performing the corresponding tasks:

BONUS HOW TO UNLOCK
Alfa Romeo 8c Competizione Win the Tour of the Island race.
Bike dealerships Go to all the car showrooms on the island.
Chronopack Buy your second vehicle.
Chrysler Firepower Concept car Complete all the Courier driving missions.
Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Win all the Race challenges with a "Gold" rank.
Ford Mustang GT-R Concept Complete all the Vehicle Transport driving missions.
Ford Shelby Cobra Concept Complete all the Top Model driving missions.
Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Complete all the Speed challenges with a "Gold" rank.
Paint shops Get a "Gold" rank on the Around the Crater race.
Volkswagen W12 Coupe Complete all the Time challenges with a "Gold" rank.
Volkswagen W12 Roadster Complete all the Hitch-Hiker driving missions.
Walmaealamae Haven of Peace Discover all roads on the island to get this house.

Rating 1

View credits

Press M to display the map, zoom out to see all islands, then zoom back again. You will now see the Earth and the credits.

Rating 1

Rank Bonuses

Unlock the following bonuses by reaching the corresponing ranks:

BONUS RANK
All Challenges "Champion" rank.
Editor mode "Pro" rank.
Ford Island "Expert" rank.
May the Best Man Win "Champion" rank.
Oahu Raceway "Pro" rank.
Photo mode -  "Amateur" rank. Tuner shops "Amateur" rank.
The Legendary Record "Champion" rank.
The Reward "Expert" rank.

Rating 1

Getting anywhere in the map

At least Pro level is required for this trick. Press Start while in Free Drive mode, select "Editor", and make anything (just skip). At the map section, create a small race that takes place wherever you need to go. Even though there is a cross through a circle, you are off the road then.

Rating 0

Recommended cars

  • This following is a list of the best overall cars and bikes according to class. Note: This is assuming you have the best performance kit for each vehicle without bringing it out of its class (mostly level 3):

G-class
Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe (Amazing top speed, acceleration, and handling for its class, but has to be unlocked first; has stats similar to C or B car)
Lamborghini Muira P400SV (good top speed, 198 mph)
Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato (good handling and lack of drift; costs $3,000,000; level 3 kit $80,000)

F-class
Audi TT Quattro sport

E-class
Nissan Skyline R34 GT (Downloadable content only)
Nissan 350Z NISMO S-Tune
Audi S4 Cabriolet

D-class
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe
Cadillac XLR-V

C-class
TVR Sagaris (best for acceleration)
Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder (best for handling, 94%)
Noble M14 (best for top speed, 208mph)

B-class
Ford GT (best for acceleration and braking power; same top speed as Dodge Viper SRT-10)
Dodge Viper SRT-10 (slightly better handling than Ford GT)
Farboud Supercharged GTS Prototype 2005 and Jaguar XJ220 (best for top speed)

A-class
Saleen S7 Twin-Turbo (best for acceleration 93%; and great top speed 250mph)
Koenigsegg CC8S (best for extremely high speed, 263+ mph)
Enzo Ferrari (best for handling, 100% from the start; braking, acceleration, 90%; and lack of drift)

MB-bikes

MV Agusta F4 Brutale 910S (best for top speed)
Kawasaki Z1000 (best for acceleration)

MA-bikes
MV Agusta F4 Tamburini (best for top speed, 220 mph without drafting; handling, 100%; acceleration, 93%; braking power. 96%; and lack of drift; $45,000; level 3 kit $40,000)
Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R (has same handling as MV Agusta, but top speed, braking power, and acceleration are worse; $14,000; level 3 kit $25,000)

  • The following are recommended cars per class according to best top speed, acceleration, and all time:

Best top speed
CLASS - CAR
A - McLaren F1 $1,000,000
B - Dodge Viper SRT10 $80,000
C - TVR Tuscan $80,000
D - Mustand GTR Concept (1.5 mill - 10 mill online,or free if you do all car missions)
E - Pontiac GTO $45,000 ???
F - Alfa Romero $35,000 ???
G - Shelby Daytona $1,000,000

Acceleration
CLASS - CAR
A - Ducati 999r $30,000 or Saleen S7 $555,000
B - Caterham CSR
C - TVR Sagiris $100,000
D - Mustang GTR Concept
E - Nissan Skyline $50,000 (DLC ) Koenigsegg CCR (DLC)
F - Audi TT Quatro $45,000
G - Shelby Daytona $1,000,000

All time
CLASS - CAR
A - Koenigsegg CCR $595,000 (DLC)
B - Dodge Viper SRT10 $80,000
C - TVR Tuscan $80,000
D - 300c SRT8
E - Mustang GT Convertible $30,000
F - Chevrolet SSR $40,000
G - Lamborghini Miura

  • On A class racing, the Saleen S7 with stage 3 tuning 1,000 hp will hit 255 mph (drafting). However, it will not leave first gear straight off. If in a race with other A class, try the Chrysler ME-412. It does not stay in first gear, unlike the Saleen S7, which does not get out of first gear unless you let go of the gas or throttle (wheelspin). Note: When doing the 160 mph in heavy traffic bottom right map, use the Saleen S7 or Chrysler ME-412 by drafting and doing a run up.

  • The Noble M400 is the best handling and accelerating car in B class racing.

  • The TVR Sagaris is the fastest accelerating and trickiest car to handle in the C class.

  • The best D class would be the RUF or Lamborghini Countach 25th anniversary stage 3 tuning (downloadable content).

  • When it comes to acceleration and handling, the best E class car is the Nissan R34 Skyline stage 3 tuning (downloadable content). For top speed and horsepower, it would be the Pontiac GTO stage 3 tuning.

Rating 0

C/D class Saleens hint

If you have yet to purchase a Ford Mustang GT Coupe and a Ford Mustang GT Convertible, do so. Take them to the U.S. Muscle Car Tuner shop and, when asked whether you want them tuned as a Ford or a Saleen, press Down and select "Saleen". The new car(s) will have a very visible sign that says "Saleen" at the top of the windshield. They will also be upgraded to C/D class cars.