I knew the $8,000 I spent in Grand Theft Auto 5’s car shop upgrading the bumpers, window tint, spoiler, and adding glossy pink paint was totally worth it to make Michael’s new cotton-candy hatchback. If there was anything that would get Michael out of his mid-life funk, it would be this! Unfortunately, there’s a known issue with the car garages in Rockstar’s criminal magnum opus that made me lose that Strawberry Shortcake commuter car. According to the official support page, they’re looking into the problem.
In the meantime, please try to avoid parking a car in a garage, driving one already in a garage, or getting in a default vehicle, when playing as a character other than the one with your upgrades.
Franklin is such a thoughtful young man. He’ll just steal another hatchback for Michael.