During my turn today, I discovered rather odd glitch. I was able to drive a blown up car, but it wasn't actually blown up, but it was missing wheels and it looked like a car wreck too. But you could hit a wall or something with it and it would blown up again, this time it wouldn't be enterable.
In order to perform this glitch you need to wait till valet is in the underground car park and game tells you to waste him. You need a good weapon (minigun works splendidly) and quickly destroy his car. Make sure the body is still inside the car. Then pick up the clothes icon and if everything worked well you will now be able to drive a blown up car. Sometimes it doesn't work, I'm not quite sure what has to be done exactly, but this worked for me most of the time.
If you can't start over from the last non-affected save, then you can use this online glitch repair tool by Hmvartak http://hmvartak.freeiz.com/fix.htm . Choose option "Pedestrian Riot" and upload the save.
Also if you want, you can also move save disc at Madd Dogg's mansion which will prevent you from getting basketball glitch later on.
Los Santos in GTA San Andreas is special in many of ways, V won't have SA's 90s atmosphere and other things which V rendition simply wouldn't have. Each variant of the city is different & unique in its own ways. You can expect that most people will say V rendition is the best, as it's far more larger, more detailed & complex, but I won't judge until I play the game.
It's not that hard, but you may get shot down a few times before you will get it. Keep trying and eventually you will get it. Here's a video showing method from fnxrak:
If you have Mulholland savehouse, you can save Heli there using Garage glitch. It's useful to have it on the top of the garage. I also believe that Sea Sparrow can be obtained from Helipad near Boat school too, but I haven't tried it myself. If it's possible then you can take one home without wanted level at all.
From Jack Reacher. Not sure if this is useful but whatever.. it's basically towing Raindance to Doherty there is no video about towing Rustler but this is kinda simniliar I guess. As for me I never managed to get Rustler early I tried several times but it seems too hard..
I got an idea, sorry if thats dumb, but what about using undrowning glitch? Would that work? Flying helicopter underwater would make hydras spawn lower to sea, I think and there would be possibility to get one? BTW I got lucky I made hydra crash near impound, but somewhow as I was pushing to place where fnxrak pushed it in his video my hydra disspeared , I missed a chance, it took me a long time to make hydra crash . BTW Orion try http://imgur.com/ this site doesn't require registration, I use this a lot .
I think we have all given up on getting the Hydra early, its something I might try again if I think its possible in principle. Basically what I need to know, even without 4 stars, is it possible to push a destroyed hydra into the Doherty Garage (keeping it open with a PCJ) using say the fire truck from around the corner to somehow push it in and with luck have the garage door close and heal it? I have on a few occasions had the Hydra crash into some of the skyscrapers in SF and I have been able to push it around pretty close to the garage but with swat on you I eventually died.
Sorry for going off-topic, but I got an idea what about trying to get hydra during Los Sepulcros?. If I remeber correctly police is ignoring you at one stage of mission ( I saw this on video how to get EP/FP Rustler ), but hydras are still chasing you. So if that's true you can peacefully push hydra to Doherty garage. Only problem is if that's possible to push blown up hydra. Yes I know this is not before first mission, but still it would be worth+ there would be possibility to make it EP/FP. Sorry if that's stupid idea, I just think it could work.