Need for Speed Most Wanted Tips and Tricks
Start With $40,000
If you have Need for Speed: Underground 2 installed on your computer and you begin a New Career, you will start off with $40,000. Dont need to install,just a save game will work as well.
When you're going to sell a car, always take it to the tune up shop and sell all the parts first. The selling price of the car is the same either way.
Before you can do anything, you must win the Burger King Challenge. When you win it, you will unlock all unique parts (also called Junkman parts). Get any car and put all the parts except performance. Once you have your car the way you desire, go to the performance shop. Max out your car. Then, put the Junkman parts on. Max out your car again. Then put on the Junkman parts again. Your car should be fully upgraded.
Watch your tachometer when at the starting line. Aim your needle in the section in which it turns blue right when the race countdown ends to get a perfect launch and gain some time against your opponents.
Using Performance Upgrade Markers
The performance upgrade markers keep on upgrading, i.e., for example, if you've got Level 1 engine on your ride, & you've got an engine upgrade marker, then, the engine upgrade marker is Level 2 engine upgrade. So, if you think of saving the markers for the higher cars, it's cool. This is because, once you hve all the standard (One Stop Shop, or other) upgrades on your ride, then, these markers are Junkman, i.e., better than what is already on your ride. However, these Junkman upgrades don't do anything new to your brakes, tires & nitrous.
Bus Stop Trick
Look on your map, and a little north of the road connectinng Rosewood and Rockport you will see a triangular area. Go there, it's a bus terminal. You will see a ramp which leads to the rooftops of the buses. When you are in a pursuit, you can drive up that ramp and stop at the end of the buses, so you car overlooks the edge just a tiny bit. Make sure cops don't follow you up the ramp. Now what will happen is the cops will keep ramming the buses without you getting busted. This will allow you to get some big bounty. Then you can drive off the buses and escape anyway you like.
Best Place For Pursuits
From my experience with NFS Most Wanted, I have concluded that the best place for a pursuit is the Rosewood highway. Here there are enough pursuit breakers & the roads are quite wide. So, driving is a little easy and it is the ideal place to earn the "speed" related milestones(Speeding, Excessive Speeding, Reckless Driving). Then you can drive in the highway exit closest to the two stadium Pursuit Breakers. On the roundabout turn left, then turn in the stadium itself. Break BOTH pursuit breakers one after the other, then there is a cooldown spot there.