CarGurus Reveal 5 Cars to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse


Halloween is almost upon us. That means thoughts will have turned to which cars are best to survive a zombie apocalypse. After all, whose wouldn’t?

CarGurus, the online automotive marketplace, has used its automotive expertise and put together the definitive list of the five used cars fit to fight off a zombie invasion.

Hummer H1

First instinct would be to choose the biggest, heaviest thing on the road. Enter the Hummer H1. It’s about as big and heavy as it gets – and with its bluff front end and absolute go-anywhere ability, it’s perfect not just for ploughing its way through a hostile crowd of zombies, but also for crossing any mountains or rivers that might lay between human kind and safety. Go for a station wagon, and there’s room to spare for essentials, too.

Toyota Land Cruiser


The thing about the Hummer is that reliability isn’t guaranteed. The Toyota Land Cruiser, on the other hand, has that base covered – it’s renowned across the world for its utter unburstability. The latest model is as strong as an ox, and comes with a few luxuries that’ll make life on the run from marauding packs of brain-eaters a little more comfortable. It still has more than enough off-road ability to ensure that when the tarmac runs out, it won’t get stuck.

Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham

By denizen24 (1972 Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

Go-anywhere ability isn’t the be-all-and-end-all, though. A long bonnet is the perfect weapon for taking out zombies. And bonnets don’t come much longer than that of the Cadillac Fleetwood Sixty Special Brougham – which, at 5.9 metres, was one of the longest cars ever made. That means plenty of crumple zone, both front and rear – because if zombie films are anything to go by, at some point the driver is going to have to do a reverse J-turn to escape, scattering the undead in the process. What’s more, the Fleetwood’s many toys and wafty ride will enable frightened drivers to flee in appropriately luxurious surroundings.

Zenvo ST1

By Falcon® Photography from France (Zenvo ST1) [CC BY-SA 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons 

But perhaps running down zombies is the wrong tactic. After all, they’re probably not as squishy as the movies make out – so perhaps the best bet is scaring them off instead. In which case, the Zenvo ST1 should do the trick. Its angry nose is terrifying enough to give even the most blood-hungry zombie pause. And its 1,104bhp twin-charged 7.0-litre V8 engine means the car will be gone before the zombies have had a chance to recover. What’s more, the ST1 caught fire while being tested on Top Gear – so if the worst comes to the worst there’s a chunk of flaming bodywork to beat the zombies back with.

Ford Mondeo Estate

By Kieran White from Manchester, England (1997 Ford Mondeo 1.8 LX Estate) [CC BY 2.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons
 
Perhaps the most cunning tactic, however, is to hide in plain sight. Find the nearest Mondeo Estate – preferably an older model so that it’s all the more inconspicuous – then sling a sleeping bag in the back and hole up inside for a couple of days? Even the most alert undead probably won’t pay it any heed – and once they’ve all lost interest and shuffled off elsewhere, creep quietly out of town under cover of darkness.

Not convinced by CarGurus suggestions? Head to www.cargurus.co.uk to find a zombie escape chariot – or just browse for a used car.
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