Overview[edit | edit source]
The Dune Buggy have average grip and top speed. This is a great vehicle to drive in Adventure mode due to its climbing ability, especially when the right Tuning Parts are used, such as Winter Tires, Fume Boost, Coin Boost and Landing Boost. In higher ranks, especially Legendary, this vehicle struggles in races due to its lower top speed compared to faster vehicles such as the Racing Truck, Rally Car, Super Diesel and Superbike. However, in rough terrain, the Dune Buggy is able to dominate races against otherwise very quick vehicles such as the Formula and even the Supercar. The Dune Buggy is also one of only three vehicles currently in the game that comes with its own roll cage (along with the Hill Climber Mk. 2, Rotator, and Rally Car). The roll cage is especially useful on tracks with underground sections, such as Mountain and Mines.
When driving the Dune Buggy, especially in races, it is highly advisable to keep the front wheels from touching the ground as much as possible, even when landing jumps (unless you have Landing Boost installed). This is because the front wheels are not powered by the engine, and cause drag which slows the vehicle down. This is most notable when landing from a hard jump. The front wheels will hit the ground hard and can significantly reduce the speed of the vehicle as a result, sometimes bringing it to a complete stop. This is highly inconvenient during races, but also wastes fuel, a key factor in Adventure mode. As mentioned in the overview, the Dune Buggy has a roll cage. Therefore, one should not be afraid to use it to their advantage by way of bouncing off ceilings or rolling through obstacles.
The Dune Buggy is also commonly used in stunt events like Moons Stunts Event, where flips and air time are rewarded. With its powerful rear wheel drive and with the right parts equipped this vehicle comes second to none when it comes to flips.
Unlockables[edit | edit source]
See Vehicle Paints List for pictures and more information.
The Dune Buggy comes with 10 different paints and 14 different wheels that can be obtained (VIP paint and wheel aren't included, but you can get it with VIP subscription). After purchasing, it has free green-yellow 'bugz' paint and a wheel to start with. It should be noted that one is only able to change the design of the rear wheels the front wheels will remain stock.