Are You Prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse?
If you’ve read my bio you’ll know that I have more than a slight fixation with automobiles. Some see a vehicle as a utilitarian taskmaster that helps get through the mundane aspect of our day-to-day lives. Others, myself included, derive passion, attitude and a hint of insanity from certain vehicles. There is no rhyme or reason to it. It’s like a relationship. When it clicks, you know.
As a result, I end up test-driving cars many months in advance of actually buying them or not. On top of that, after living in the city for so many years I’m now a full-fledged member of Societe di Suburbia and life with one car, for a family of four, is reaching the impossible stage.
We have an SUV and if you aren’t aware of the unusual circumstances involved in acquiring it you should read up on it. That story plus my very positive experiences with Ford since then has led me to a random test drive of their F-150 SVT Raptor, which can also be known as the vehicle you want to own when the zombie apocalypse occurs. I kid you not. I’m sorry to break it to you, but it’s happening people. It starts with a tea party rally and ends up with millions of walking dead feasting on brains. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
I’m not going to break down my test drive like the folks at Jalopnik do. Those guys will nitpick right down to the size of a break pad. They’re the hardcore junkies. I used to be, but then I obtained some kids and a mortgage and lost a bit of my soul in the process. In this case I’m trying to bring a sense of everyday normalcy, because rolling on the mean streets of Medford, Stoneham and Melrose is not quite the California Baja. I will however put myself into a scenario that justifies a vehicle I don’t really need and so I think preparing for a zombie apocalypse is completely reasonable.Continued on the next page