also double post but I will try this vs the money truck tonight
Transporter VS Gruppe Money Truck?
I still feel the Police Riot owns all. I last over two hours with Police Riot, only 28-35 minutes with the Police Transporter. Never tried the Gruppe, but I reckon it's similar to the Police Transporter. I can't imagine it being as good as the Police Riot that comes out randomly at 4 and 5 star wanted level. Getting the Police Riot online is easy, though, it's parked in a specific location in the city, so easy to get this unlike in Single Player where I obtained mine, and I use no cheats, big pet peve for me, f*ck that lol
police Riot vs Money truck, very similar vehicles body wise
havnt gotten around to testing yet. having some trouble finding both lol
Some say the Riot only comes out when you're inside a TANK and have 4 OR 5 stars on you. It's easiest, imo, to steal when you use your tank. Just blow up everything AROUND the Riot and kill the guy standing in front of the truck, you only have a few seconds, super small window to get out of your tank, inside the Riot, start the Riot up and head for a train tunnel/subway tunnel.
When I was trying to get this, I tried at least 7-8 times. Everytime in something OTHER THAN the tank, I did NOT see the Riot, only Transporter Vans as roadblocks. I used my tank 3 of the 7-8 tries, and 2 of the 8 tries, I saw the Riot. I didn't save it or anything when I was trying for the Riot and dying all those times, waste of cash. I did die once and that did register cuz the very next try, I got inside the Riot perfectly in tact and drove it to safety so I can evade the police and save this. So I wasted only 5,000 dollars on obtaining this. Funny thing is, once I got it, saved it, a text message came through on T's phone saying I got 270,800 dollars from owned properties which replaced the small amount of 5000 dollars gone from dying one, so it washed out in the end, didn't lose a damn thing.
That is why finding the Riot is very trouble-some. The Gruppe Money Truck indeed does have the same body build, maybe it is similar to the Riot, who knows. I just feel the Riot is the better of the two because it takes more "skill" if you will, to obtain the Riot. The money trucks are driving and all you get is like 1-3 stars when dealing with these trucks, Riot ONLY will be seen at 4 OR 5, so it's a lot harder to obtain and makes obtaining it more special in the end. Not to mention it just looks absolutely bad ass sitting there at T's strip club.
Still, if you do manage to get a hold of both vehicles, test them out, see how long it lasts in a 5 star chase. The airport is usually where I go as there is a lot of open space and not much to run into so you won't get damage on your vehicle whatsoever when you're there, only the tires shot out possibly, and that is it. Bullet fire does 0% to your vehicle, it doesn't even leave bullet holes. When I used the Transporter, I lasted a lot longer than the tank and lazer, but the thing is after 25-30 minutes it did start to smoke out the front end of it and eventually caught fire and blew up with me inside it, this won't happen to your Riot, I assure you. I've gone over 2 hours with this like I said and got so bored I simply turned my PS3 off in the middle of the 5 star battle. It was THAT boring after THAT long, I could have kept going another hour probably. When I am really in the mood next, I'll see if I can make 3 hours hahaha, but I gotta be REALLLLLLY bored with nothing to do to even attempt this.
Also the FIB SUV and Police Heli's DO shoot at your body occasionally, but if you have full armor and health, you will never get shot enough to fully die, plus if you did get so low in health, it goes back up half way all the time, regenerates to half it won't stay in the red, essentially making it that you never die as it regenerates. After two hours with full health and armor, I only lost half, or maybe 3/4 of my ARMOR but still had half or a 1/4 left, plus full health. It's actually fun when your tires get shot out, it makes you slide all over the place, fun to drift. Oh did you know the Riot can also just drive over vehicles? It's like the tank, if you drive over a police cruiser, it CAN blow up underneath you, it usually doesn't, but you DO flatten out the car that was under you, it's so fun lol
Enjoy! Easily the best chaos/destruction vehicle in the game by far.
P.S. - When I used the Transporter, it didn't allow me to use sticky bombs or grenades, only gun weapons. In the Riot, I CAN use Stickies and Grenades, so it's even better.