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If zombie movies and television shows have taught us anything, it’s the importance of having a really fast, strong and sturdy vehicle. When the apocalypse happens and the zombies are moving into the neighborhood looking for their next meal, this is not the time to casually hop on your Schwinn bikes with your spouse and kiddos and slowly cruise away. To help prevent your family from becoming a smorgasbord for the zombies, consider getting one of these five powerful vehicles:
Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback
As Popular Mechanics notes, Subaru is so confident in this car’s ability to steer clear of end times bad guys, it actually named it the official vehicle of the zombie apocalypse. Although this might be just a smidgen overstated, the fact remains that the WRX’s all-wheel drive and rally-inspired handling will undoubtedly help you and your family zoom off to safety.
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Mercedes Benz S-Klasse
When you are battling zombies, or wanting to make a quick getaway, you need a powerful car with plenty of aerodynamic features. As Complex notes, this classic Mercedes delivers all of this and more. Featured in the 2000 movie “Versus,” this German powerhouse is built for battling the worst the apocalypse can dish out.
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A killer motorbike
Perhaps you don’t want to stick to the main roads when the apocalypse happens. Instead, maybe you feel strongly that getting and staying off-road is the way to go. As Zombie Outbreak Guide points out, going deep into the wilderness is probably one of the safest options. Because most cars cannot traverse thick forests and muddy fields, this is where a dirt bike will come in handy. These fuel-efficient machines can help you get away from zombies quickly, and if you add some after-market features and burly motocross tires online from a retailer like MotoSport, you can go anywhere. After all, if motocross tires can handle the rigors of a racetrack, they can surely hold up to the demands that Mother Nature’s most rugged trails have to offer.
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When it comes to off-roading power, this Jeep cannot be beat. From families who are sticking to the main roads on their way to safety to folks avoiding becoming a zombie’s midnight snack by heading to rocky and rugged ground, the Wrangler was practically made for the post-apocalyptic world. Spring for a hard top, though; while traveling in an open Jeep is fun in regular life, you don’t want to give zombies easy access to you and your family.
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The Ford F-150
Sure, there are bigger and badder trucks out there, but they also tend to suck down gas faster than you can say “World War Z.” The Ford F-150 is the perfect compromise — it’s big and rugged and can hold a reasonable number of people and their stuff. If you want to transform your Ford into the ultimate zombie fighting machine, consider turning to help from a company like Scab Industries; the company works with customers to turn their existing car or truck into the perfect zombie fighting vehicle.
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