I am a guy who really likes driving around in sports cars when playing a sandbox game like GTA or Watch Dogs in this case but my driving skills are rather poor.

My cars always break down and sometimes I just don't like the color or look in general.

I think the last sandbox game I played was Saints Row 4 and there you really had some great modification options for all the vehicles. Now here in Watch Dogs I couldn't find anything so I have a few smaller questions:

  • Can I repair a Car and if yes where?
  • Can I modify Vehicles (Color/Performance etc.) and if Yes where?
  • How can I unlock fancy cars? I've seen a limousine in the "Car on Demand" app but I haven't unlocked it yet since I couldn't find one. Also some of the other cars that appear on the bottom of the app.
  • Not sure regarding the first two points. Cars are unlocked in the "Car on Demand" app by either entering them for the first time, or by hacking a civilians phone. Usually you will hack a persons bank account, but sometimes you can unlock a car or song and other times reveal a secret or crime location.
    – Lyrical
    Jun 2, 2014 at 8:41

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No, unfortunately you can neither repair nor modify your vehicle. There is basically no need to repair vehicles, because you can simply "respawn" any vehicle you could have destroyed with the "Car on Demand" app. I have completed about half of the game and have not come across anything to modify a vehicle, but feel free to correct me if something comes up later.

As Lyrical already mentioned in a comment, you unlock new cars for the app by simply entering them. If it is the first time sitting in the type of vehicle, the message "new vehicle unlocked" will appear in the top right corner and then you can buy access to it in the app. Another way to get cars (often rarer ones) is to hack civilians' phones. To make this easier, you can unlock a skill in the "Hacking" branch of the skill tree that marks civilians with especially valuable hacking opportunities (including cars, songs, crimes and rich bank accounts) with a blue square, so you can already see them from afar. The chance of finding vehicles that way is still rare though. Hacking people's phones is one of the few things you can do while waiting for a multiplayer session to start, so that is a good time to go searching for people with cars.

A good way to unlock sports cars, is to play Fixer Contracts that require to race through the city with a given car (which was already a sports car in the first mission I played). You can unlock new fixer contracts by hacking ctOS towers, which reveals new missions and points of interest in the area.

If you want a specific car from these missions, here is a list by segmentnext.com with fixer contracts and the vehicles you will be driving there.

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