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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 07:57 PM
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Car & Driver: 10 vehicles you need for the apocalypse
10. Hummer H2

9. Mercedes-Benz G55

8.Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

7. Volkswagen Touareg V-10 TDI

6. Toyota FJ Cruiser

5. Track T800CDI

4. DAF 95 Turbotwin XI

3. 1990 Bentley Turbo (Armored)

2. 1959 Daimler Ferrett Armored Scout Car

1. Amphibious Manufacturers Unlimited Terror Wind


Article:
http://www.caranddriver.com/features/13137/10-vehicles-...
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 08:01 PM
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1. Yeah, continue to market cars that are ecologically unsustainable
a$$hole$
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 08:08 PM
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3. Umm, they're talking about the apocalypse.
The hypothetical end of the world. Something tells me if it's raining hellfire and all that shit, ecological sustainability will take a back seat to not having mobs of the undead and various post-apocalyptic crazies and shit fucking you up.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:11 PM
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5. Yeah, I wouldn't trust a Prius in the event of the apocalypse.
That's the only time I would ever consider buying an H1 or H2.
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 08:08 PM
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2. The H2 is just a really boxy Tahoe
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:48 AM
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35. www.fuh2.com
best h2 website evar
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 08:50 PM
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4. That bus thingy has room for Mel Gibson's ego. n/t
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:13 PM
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6. or just got get a 10 year old jeep cherokee that will go anywhere
:shrug:
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democracyindanger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:15 PM
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7. Didn't the writer read "The Stand"?
Gotta go with the motorcycle. The roads will be littered with cars because of the drivers that get raptured away.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:21 PM
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9. I'd just steal one of the cars left on the road from those "saved".
:evilgrin:
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:20 PM
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8. I'm still waiting for
my flying car.



Where is my flying car?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:20 AM
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17. right here


http://www.moller.com /

Costs as little as $500,000 if you're willing to wait for unit 201
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:30 PM
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10. For the Apocalypse? What?


To bring it about?

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InkAddict Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:36 PM
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11. Won't the EMP render them all useless? n/t
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 09:44 PM
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12. Nah, you just replace the solenoids...
Edited on Wed Jun-20-07 09:44 PM by ForrestGump











:D





You'll see...the Spielberg remake of War Of The Worlds will save my life, when the time comes, I betcha...

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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 11:10 PM
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15. Yes, unless one of these has an old points gas or mech. diesel engine.
Old Rabbit diesels laugh at the thought of an EMP.
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:09 AM
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24. The Toureg's TDI is a diesel engine.
It's the only worthwhile vehicle in the list. Except maybe that bike...

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Gold Metal Flake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:09 PM
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27. It's a TDI, bit it's not EMP-proof.
The new TDIs are electronically controlled. If you want to install a TDI engine from a late model VW into some other car you must get the complete wiring harness and the all of the electronics including the computer. It's like if you wanted to transplant an EFI Ford 5.0 HO engine into an early Mustang.

I can't afford a new TDI anything. I have been playing with old IDI VW 1.6 diesels which are completely mechanical and I've looked into other VW transplants. Anyway, an EMP pulse will not disable an old gas engine with points ignition nor a mechanically-injected diesel. That's assuming the flash and shock wave does not kill you. Not that EMPs are really a problem for most people. :-)
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 10:56 AM
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31. d'oh - I missed your *mechanical* stipulation
New TDIs are far too expensive. So are recent-model used ones. I got an '01 Jetta TDI recently, and it was dangerously close to 5 figures. Then again this car will carry me my next 300K+ miles, so I consider it money well spent.

For a bulletproof, EMP-proof older diesel, look into Mercedes. The powerplant behind the mid-80s 300SD will run on an alcoholic's urine in a pinch. ;-)

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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 10:31 PM
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13. Can anybody here explain about the
DAF 95 Turbotwin XI ??

it looks cool - that would be the one I gotta have - assuming it runs on
alt fuels or pig's breath (or cat farts) or something
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-07 10:42 PM
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14. Well, something with a sun roof, I imagine
You know, for the rapture.

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ironflange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 01:23 AM
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16. What about an old Beetle?
You know, like the one in the cave in "Sleeper."


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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 05:48 AM
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18. An ultralight, maybe, or a small light-sport
This is an ultralight. Remember that scene in "Howard the Duck"?



Seats one, no more than a 5-gallon gas tank, does no more than about 60mph. Folds up when not in use. Weights 254 pounds maximum. You could probably fold the wings up and use it as a propeller-pushed car if needed. Takes of and lands on a dime. By law, the highest stall speed allowed is a mere 24 knots.




This is a really small Light Sport Aircraft, or LSA



Cruises at 75 mph or so, with a 12-gallon tank. Basically an 'grand touring' ultralight with more power, range, creature comforts, and better instruments. I thing the wing comes off as well.



You can cruise around in these, landing in remote areas to venture forth to steal food and gasoline. Take off and escape angry pitch-fork wielding locals.
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qdemn7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 07:58 AM
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19. Pinzgauer...
Is the one I would choose. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinzgauer_High_Mobility_Al...

The Pinzgauer is a remarkable offroad vehicle. Its capabilities are comparable to that of the HMMWV (Hummer) and vastly exceed the Jeep.

* 45 degree approach and departure angle
* 100% slope or until tyres lose traction
* 700 mm fording depth
* Can climb down a 360 mm wall
* 43.5 degree side-slope
* 1000/1500 kg of payload (4x4/6x6)
* 335 mm of clearance (lowest point when fully loaded)
* 110/100 km/h top speed(4x4/6x6)
* Full engine power available at 4 km/h
* M body type carries 10 people (4X4), 14 people (6x6)

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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:06 AM
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20. Those DAFs look like they're running the Dakar ralley. n/t
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 08:09 AM by mainegreen
Edited: read the article and yup, they are!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:17 AM
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21. What, no Volvo?!?!?!
I like the Amphib terror RV
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jakefrep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:47 AM
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22. It boggles the mind
I mean, in "The Day After", Jason Robards survived a direct nuclear hit in his 240 Wagon. The Volvo would be an ideal car for the apocalypse.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 08:49 AM
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23. So, that Bentley...about $500,000, right?
Of course, only 1% of the world's population can afford this stuff.
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 10:26 AM
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25. For the apocalypse? I have a bicycle.
But to really be prepared, I should probably get a tire patching kit.

And a gun, to protect the bicycle from being stolen by out-of-gas Hummer drivers.

:hi:
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 01:35 PM
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26. once again C+D misses the target
the only one of those worth a damn is #4
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:31 PM
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28. I'd think you would need something like this:
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IDemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:49 PM
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29. This one should work, but only if you don't overload it
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 09:53 PM by IDemo
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ileus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-21-07 09:58 PM
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30. Better make it the wrangler unlimited rubicon...I'll just keep my jp
Edited on Thu Jun-21-07 10:01 PM by ileus
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 10:58 AM
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32. Yeah, becase we all know that oil refineries will continue to operate...
:eyes:

Jesus. What a bunch of fucking assholes.
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Gen. Jack D. Ripper Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:02 AM
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33. I'll strap bike to the ferrett
throw in my trusty rifle and I say, bring it on!
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One_Life_To_Give Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 11:47 AM
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34. Stanley Steamer
One EMP pulse and most all of the are boat anchors. Nevermind that spare parts much less a mechanic will be like next to impossible.

A simple open combustion boiler can run on almost any liquid fuel. Easy to fabricate replacement parts from various scrap. One olod rim plus a belt and you also have a portable power source for all sorts of stuff. Wood splitter, saw, grinder etc.
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-22-07 12:06 PM
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36. thanks, but all I need is a toyota truck
Edited on Fri Jun-22-07 12:07 PM by northzax
with a few modifications, of course:



if it's good enough for the Taliban in afghanistan (which is basically a post-apocalyptic world, when you think about it) I will take it. (this is a US version, apparently, in Afghanistan)
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