How To Win Quick Money in Forza Horizon 4 – Part Two – Auctions

OK, so I recently showed you how to easily get money (…credits) in Forza Horizon 4.  It’s pretty easy, basically get skill points, buy a new 1982 911 Turbo 3.3, apply 20 skill points straight up the left side and BOOM 300,000 credits.  But if you want something more Wheeler Dealers, follow me.

Step 1 – Head to the Auction House

You can do this with a multitude of cars, but I like the Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4.  I’ve driven one on a race track IRL, and it’s amazing.  But what if I told you that you could buy one for under 30,000 in Forza Horizon 4?

Forza Horizon 4

As you can see, of the four showing, three of them are under 40K and two are under 30K.  Not saying that these auctions will end that way, but I can say from experience that if you bid on several, it’s pretty easy to get these for 50,000 or less.  Don’t spend more than 50K, you don’t need to if you’re patient.  Keep reading below for bidding tips!  Here’s some that I was recently bidding on.

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

Step 1.1 – Bidding Tips

The Horizon 4 auction house takes some getting used to, but here are my tips on winning the auction.

  • Bid Early – some may disagree with this one, but look through the auctions and put in an early bid at the lowest price possible.  Not only might you win at the lowest price if no one else bids, your bid will now register in the “My Bids” section.  That’s handy so you can keep an eye on it and try to win.  The counterpoint to this is that someone else may snipe your car at the last second, which is possible.  But it’s like dating, the more you’re out there, the more successful you’ll be.  So bid early, bid often my friends!
  • Watch the clock – the auction will clearly state how much longer there is until it’s over.  Only it’s not really that accurate.  One minute does not equal one minute.  One minute will move to “Ending Soon” and you will still have the better of a minute to go.  If I’ve been outbid, or haven’t bid yet, I typically do a slow count to about 20-30 and bid again.  Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.  If you’re winning, just keep an eye on it, less familiar buyers will bid too early and you can steal it back.
  • Press “Y” – When I first started using the auction I would press “A” like a sucker and go into the action window for that car.  That takes precious loading time.  Instead press “Y” and it will bring up a quick bidding window.  You can just bid the next highest amount (note: unfortunately they don’t let you do an Ebay-style escalating bid that automatically outbids someone up to a predetermined point).  If you are outbid (you’ll get a notification, but not always quickly; ideally you’ll see it because you’re monitoring your “My Bids” section) you can quickly press “Y” and rebid.
  • Don’t Forget to Collect – Whether you win or lose, you have to collect.  Press “Y” again and either get your money back, or collect your new Huracan!

Step 2 – Flip it Good

So you own it, and you could probably just head right back to the auction house and try and sell it.  But that’s not fun, is it?  Besides, why compete with a dozen other yellow Huracans when you can make yours stand out.  Head into the tuning shop and do a couple of things.

One, add a design.  You can either make your own, which is pretty fun; or take the quicker (and free!) way to get your Hurcan to stand out by adding someone else’s design. If you use someone’s design, it is “locked” and you can’t make changes to the coloring, vinyls, etc.  If you do your own, you can paint it a cool color, and you can paint the stock wheels, saving about 3,000 credits on the tuning below.

Two, do some very mild tuning.  I typically swap the wheels, add a spoiler (the kids love the big ones, the one below is mild) and call it a day.  The mods below cost me around 5,700 credits.  So I’m all in at 35,700 at this point.

Forza Horizon 4

Step 3 – Profit

Head back to the Auction House and list your Huracan(s).  You can use the default listing if you want, here is what it looks like.  You can get greedy if you like, and you might win.  But I find that 100K (ish..depending on mods) is good enough for me.

Forza Horizon 4

I can say from experience that the 132,000 buyout happens often.  It’s much cheaper than the list price of the Huracan in the Autoshow, and people love this car.  You’ll net yourself almost 100,000 profit!  Boom!  Here are some recent sales that I made, note that they all have the large spoiler (2K), front air dam (2K) and either a set of wheels or the wheels that came on the car painted.  That definitely sets them apart from the sea of yellow Huracans.  The one on the bottom right even has the Liberty Walk widebody kit (32K), what can I say, I was feeling generous.

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

And that’s part of why this is so awesome.  Not only do you make close to 100K per sale, it’s fun!  The thrill of outbidding people to get the stock Huracan is great, I typically have up to half a dozen bids going at a time on cars ending within 7 minutes or so, then I watch them to see if I’m outbid, and I usually win at least a couple of them.  Then it’s off to modify and resell!  Good luck Horizoneers.