Choosing Better Cars for the “The Walking Dead” Garage

Zombie killers need to elevate their car game. Here’s how.

We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
These things can travel for hundreds of miles, traverse the most godforsaken terrain and comfortably shelter a group of zonked zombie fighters.www.travelchannel.com
We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
With 689cc, the DT-07 will get you out of harm’s way, and quickly, regardless of whether you’re on the highway or the country dirt that The Walking Dead players are all too familiar with.
We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
Yes, these guys are two decades old. That’s because, like zombies, they refuse to die. Pass any rural used-car lot and you will likely find an old F-350 running like the proverbial top.
We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
Who are we kidding?...another CVPI. Long live Panther-platformed FoMoCo product.Craig Warga/Bloomberg/Getty Images
We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
A zombie steamroller. And unlike most modified Jeeps, all the parts are designed by AEV to work seamlessly with factory mounts, and never overburden the vehicle.AEV Conversions
We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
This 340hp crossover is the perfect way to evade those pesky brain-eaters. With a zero to 60 time of 5.2 seconds we can safely say, Ivana Eatbrane will be left in the dust.
We’d recommend...Gene Page/AMC
With heavy armor, various modification options and a 6.4-liter twin-turbo diesel V-8, the BearCat is the gnarliest kind of rolling fortress.www.lencoarmor.com
We’d recommend…Gene Page/AMC
Although this 12-window model would lose to a bicycle in a drag race, you will always, always see the zombies coming. Toss in water and gas hook-ups, along with easy engine access for repairs on-the-fly, and that’s some undead Fahrvergnügen right there.FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

In post-apocalypse America, when you’re outrunning zombies, fighting equally bloodthirsty human factions and traversing dangerous stretches of country, you want a vehicle you can rely on. The AMC series The Walking Dead has put its players in stout stuff: beater pickups, Humvees, the occasional Winnebago. But this is fantasy TV; cars in a zombie apocalypse should be fantastic, too. We thought, Let’s do the showrunner a solid and recast the vehicles. So we did.

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