We all know that the Zompoc is not going to be like driving to the grocery store. Many roads will be blocked by broken down cars, destroyed bridges and mindless creatures (scratch that itâ€™s going to be EXACTLY like going to the grocery store). I know it has been discussed many times which vehicle will be best for your survival so I thought I’d break down the most common choices and some you may not have thought of.
First of all the pickup truck, there are many types and many brands and their effectiveness and issues are just as varied. Your small 4 or 6 cylinder trucks like a Mazda B2000 is great on gas and will haul much of what you’d need. Most come with only 2 wheel drive and could handle your general fields or dirt roads in an off-road situation. They also may or may not have as many available parts depending on the model.
The bigger V8s and their even more powerful dually models are more often available in all wheel drive and can handle the off-roading better as well as hauling more.
The cargo van is often overlooked as a contender although I canâ€™t see why. Many have been built to be customized with shelving and racks inside for tools and this allows it to have potential for armoring that other vehicles may lack. These vans are also used to haul heavy equipment so moving survivors and supplies should be no problem.
The SUV in the general sense is often of low function, high gas usage and generally just not a great vehicle. There are others in the true sense of sports utility which I will cover more in off-roading.
Off road vehicles are often including trucks or SUVs as well as your smaller ATVs and dirt bikes. Dirt bikes and ATVs arenâ€™t the best for obvious lack of a car body around you. Mostly the Jeeps and Hummers will own this category. Jeeps by themselves are usually better on gas then a Hummer and have not changed much from their military counterparts while the civilian Hummer is more of a financial statement nowadays. Some people like to upgrade their Jeeps to handle off-roading better but I personally wouldn’t because it will be easier to find a stock Jeep tire or rim then a match to your upgraded rims and tires.
Sedans and sports cars are so varied but usually a bad idea due to their lack of off-road capability and lower durability.
TANKS!!! Before you consider it ask yourself a few questions. Can you drive it? Do you have fuel to use it regularly? Can you even get your hands on one without breaking into a military base (and don’t say you’re going to bust through armed soldiers and just drive one out)? Can you get spare parts? If you can congratulations you are the baddest MOFO and don’t need to listen to me.
Obviously there’s more to consider based on individual models like the availability of parts (Ford tempo parts will be easier to find then a Ferraris) but if you keep your eyes open you should definitely be able to get that vehicle and even use it in day to day life before and after the zombies come munching.