Best Car to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse – ’88 Toyota Pickup
As many predictions of the end of the world are floating around, one has to think, “what do I need to do to prepare myself!?” Not only do you need the essentials such as food and shelter, you will also need transportation, unless of course you live in a Piggly Wiggly. Here at CarLocate, for weeks we have showed some of the runner-ups of the best vehicles to survive the worst and this week we have finally revealed the best pick for surviving the worst. “What is the worst” you might ask? Zombies.
“Zombies!?” you say!? Yes, zombies! It could happen! You always thought that your boss, old gym teacher, or annoying neighbor were the worst to deal with!? Just imagine if they could no longer pair two words together, never slept, had zero concern for your privacy, completely disrespected your time and oh yes… were on a constant mission to eat your flesh!
While you might doubt that this could happen, it is always better to be safe than sorry so we recommend you continue reading. If you currently own one of our top picks, you are in luck! If not… you’d better start looking! If you own one of our worst picks, either trade that sucker in or lather yourself up in butter and stock up on seasoning… you are about to become a zombie midnight snack!
For our top pick, we have selected a 1988 Toyota V6 Crewcab SR5 Pickup! For video back-up, you can see the punishment that the team at TopGear put the European version of this truck through. In the first part, they run it into a tree, down stairs, into the ocean, and even light it on fire while starting it right up after using only a few minor tools! In the second part, as if hitting it with a wrecking ball wasn’t enough, they place it atop a tall building just before they demolish it. Did it survive!? Check out part three and name one zombie that you have met that could cause more carnage.
Durability aside, this truck has four wheel drive that will take you virtually anywhere. It can comfortably haul plenty of gear as well as another passenger. Zombies getting in your way on the main roads? A full grown tree didn’t stop this thing! With an independent front suspension and large tires to boot, you won’t even notice the bone crushing trips to refuel your 13 gallon tank. The engine doesn’t have the highest output but zombies aren’t too fast and lack the dexterity to drive anything themselves, so you are safe.
Safety concerns are totally different when it comes to zombies. Airbags would blow on the first impact with the living undead and would then merely be in your way. You want safety? Here is what you need to consider. Ground clearance, check. Minimal number of doors to avoid having zombies sneak in the extra doors, check. Hauling capabilities, it is a pickup, check. And finally, durability… yea, pretty sure we covered that one.
If you haven’t checked out at least the first video yet, do so, then tell us what you would feel better putting your trust in! No “stuck accelerators” here!