Obtaining cars with credits or awards
All cars in the game roster (including models from DLC you own) are available to drive in Free Play races and to paint in the Paint Car menu, but to participate in the single player Forza Driver's Cup campaign and earn XP and CR from driving, you will need to own cars in your My Garage menu. Players can buy cars with credits from the Buy Car menu in the main menu Cars tab, or from pre-race menus, or from the Car Collection menu. (The Car Collection menu can't be sorted, but cars are quickly added to your garage with stock paint and homologated parts, while the Buy Cars menu can be sorted and goes through the paint selection process). The Specialty Dealer features cars at a special discount. Players may also receive cars as gifts from Turn 10 in their Message Center or as gameplay awards from Driver Level Milestone Rewards, Prize Crates, and Driver's Cup championships and Showcase events,
Can I import my garage cars from other Forza games?
Cars and credits do not transfer from other Forza games, designs can be imported.
Are there cars for Loyalty Rewards?
There are no direct car gifts from FM7 Loyalty Rewards, instead the game awards Driver Gear suits.
What are the sorting options in car menus? Can cars be put in customized groups?
My Garage can be sorted by Division, Manufacturer, Class, or Year. It can be filtered by Class and by Drivetrain.
Can I sell cars back to the game?
Aside from selling cars to other players in the Auction House, cars can be sold back to the game from the My Garage menu for half their purchase price. Cars that were obtained for free can only be Removed from the garage for zero credits.
Can players gift or share garage cars with other players?
No, though players will be able to sell cars to others via the Auction House.
Why are car prices wrong?
Dan Greenawalt explained during the FM7 debut livestream that in-game prices are not linked to real world retail or auction sales. The highest prices in the game are much lower than previous games - 1,500,000 is the highest assigned value. Buying every car would cost roughly 140 million credits but increased driver level offers discounts on milestone reward cars, and players will obtain many cars for free as gameplay awards.
Why are the horsepower numbers for cars wrong? How do I buy a car with stock parts?
Cars added quickly to your garage may be shown in Homologated setup; select a car to get in it, go to Tuning & Upgrades menu's Upgrade Shop, press the button for Setup Manager, and choose Reset Default Upgrades to return the car to stock setup for its proper spec numbers. When you buy a car from the Buy Cars menu, you have the option to add the car in Homologated setup or Stock setup; in either case the price is the same and you will own the necessary parts for auto-homologation.
I bought DLC - where are my cars?
When you start the game, a car delivery notification will appear. In the notification, it will show each car pack available to your account. Hover over each car pack icon and press the A button to add 1 free version of each car from the car pack to your garage.
Why are cars locked? Where are the cars missing from the Buy Cars menu?
With the July update for Forza Motorsport 7, Turn 10 unlocked the vast majority of cars in the game, allowing players to purchase those cars for in-game credits. Players will still need to earn the minimum Car Collection Tier to be able to purchase certain cars.
How does the Car Collection Tier feature work in FM7?
This feature is new in FM7. Each car in the game is assigned to a specific Tier: Common, Uncommon, Rare, Super Rare, or Legendary. Only the Tier 1 (Common) cars are available to buy at the start of the game (all cars can be used as free Rentals in Free Play). Each car also has a number of points assigned to it, which is related to its price. When you collect the car, the points are added to your Score. When your score reaches 400, Tier 2 (Uncommon) cars become available, and so on. The more cars you collect, the higher your tier, and the higher your tier the better your Driver Level rewards will be in terms of credits, cars, and Driver Gear.
Forums: discussion thread on Car Collector tier
(Written by Manteomax)