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How will I know which car?
Choosing your vehicle is a very important task. There are many things to consider when trying to select a vehicle, in this section we will try to cover a basic list of things to think about when picking the right Zpok vehicle. Some of the things that you have to think about are: Weight capacity, seating, possible cargo usage, off road use, and how well it will stand up to abuse.
One thing you would need to consider is how many people your vehicle can accommodate, this is known as seating capacity. The number one thing you want to consider about seating capacity for yourself and possibly your group of survivors (hereto referred to as your "squad") is this, how many people can I fit in a fully enclosed cabin? I believe that open cockpit vehicles will be very dangerous to use if there are zombies in your immediate path. This is something that can easily be assessed on a first glance if you can see into the vehicle. I would prefer not to have passengers in an exposed position on a vehicle such as in the back of a truck, and like Columbus said "buckle up" cause its always going to end up being a bumpy ride.
Depending on how your squad is equipped, another thing you will need to consider is how much cargo capacity a vehicle has. Cargo capacity is nothing other than the total amount of weight the vehicle is designed to handle, this includes the weight of the passengers and the cargo (your KIT and weapons) you intend to bring. Now, obviously you may not have time to calculate this before you smash the glass on an old farm toyota while uncle zed is barreling at you as fast as his overalls will let him. If you do have time however you can usually find this number listed on a small piece of steel in the inside of the door jam for the drivers seat (other info on this panel includes recommended tire pressure, date and locale of manufacture, and much more info that probably wont help you very much). The cargo capacity is something that should be considered if time can be afforded, over loading a vehicle can cause catastrophic failure in suspension, puts a strain on the engine and transmission, and can wear your vehicle down quickly.
The handling characteristics of a car is something to consider when not in a hurry. Some of the things to look at as you approach a vehicle are: ground clearance, wheel base, body type, and center of gravity. Obviously some of these things are harder to estimate than others, but basically this is what you should look at. The longer the distance between the wheels the longer it will take to turn the vehicle. The higher the vehicle is the better it will be when the road runs out. If the vehicle is suited to your needs as to whether the body is ideal or not. Center of gravity affects what it will take to turn the vehicle over, generally the taller and narrower a vehicle is the higher the CG will be. These things will also have an affect on the accel and top speed as well, which is something that is very important when people are chasing you!
Some more random things to consider would be the job type of the vehicle, how well it is in either aggressive or defensive driving, whats the fuel range of the vehicle, and whether it will stand up to offroading.
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