If you don't like to fight the AI, you can invest in a Cargobob. (It's only glitchy in sessions with other players. If you're alone in a session, the 'bob won't randomly drop cars).
If you'd like to outpace them, then always take the car offroad.
The spot next to the lighthouse, collect the car and go straight up the hills opposite the road. Stick to the hills for a bit and then make your way to the rail tracks. When you reach the city, drive a bit slow so you can see where the npc's spawn, and zig zag your way through to La Puerta. It's actually pretty fun.
The one in Sandy Shores, aim for the rail tracks directly.
The only location where we can't escape without eliminating them is the one close to Zancudo. You can actually take a right from the dirt path just before reaching the highway and go offroad until the npc's trigger by the side of the bridge (it's pretty narrow). From there you can kill all 4 waves easily.
Well part of the reason this appealed was that i actually enjoy driving, stealing and driving high end cars from all over the map, what's not to like? Anyone who grumbles too much about that should sample doing deliveries in a post op or trash truck lol. I'd actually rather be on the ground, flying along in a super car, or high end sports car than plodding through the sky in a bob. I understand why people use them though, if this was all you did, all the driving could become a hassle, also flying it would cut down on damage. The flip side is if someone comes after you from the air, you have less chance to evade them in a bob.
On solo sessions, i used them to build up to the 32 cars. Once i could start selling though, i've done each sourcing & sale in populated lobbies. It spices it up. Like with the biker business, i only used solo sessions to sell if i couldn't find some reliable help & it was a multiple vehicle sale, because it would be madness to leave a chopper, boat, van, etc left loaded up with product, unattended, on the other side of the map. I'm also not going to attempt it if i see jet's buzzing around, i dropped out of my mission playlist a couple nights ago into free mode & there were FIVE hydra's active, all in passive, all alternating between strafing players on the ground & going into passive and then jockying for position, trying to get behind each other so they could drop out of passive and attack. Ridiculous. I left that session pretty quick.
Cheers for the tips, I've done three pink slips so far, two at the light house & the one last night was near Zancudo. I just assumed they would still spawn and follow you off road, so it's good to know that they won't, it'll make the light house and sandy shores a lot less of a hassle.....but your right about the zancudo one, there's not really anywhere for you to go for a big stretch of that road, without risking even more damage than the npc's can manage. Come to think of it...you could go over that big hill you mentioned, near the light house and the rail tracks are on the other side, you could then follow the tracks all the way to Davis, then it's just a short distance & a couple of corners to La Puerta.
But hey, the money's good, you get to speed round in fast exotic cars, and these thing's just add to the challenge.
thanks once again for the advice