The Ten Best Cars For The Last Person On Earth

Let's pretend you're the last person on earth and you've got a reasonable supply of fuel. What do you drive? These are our top choices.

10.) Volvo 240


These staid bricks are known to run for hundreds of thousands of miles without issue, and that sort of longevity is something you're going to want in your post apocalyptic car.

They're also pretty easy to fix, and spare parts (and cars) should be easy to find since Volvo made 17 gazillion of them.

Suggested By: sm70- why not Duesenberg?, Photo Credit: Volvo (245 GLT Pictured)

9.) Volkswagen Camper


The Camper is great for all the same reasons the Beetle we suggested yesterday is, but with added space and versatility. Perfect for traveling the world in search of resources and companionship.

Suggested By: Taylor Nelson, Photo Credit: Volkswagen

8.) Citroën 2CV


If you were the last person on earth, it'd be tempting to have something crazy like a McLaren P1. Unless you're a really talented wrench, though, you're probably better off with something simpler.

It doesn't get much more straightforward than a 2CV — you can fix anything with a hammer and shoe laces.


Suggested By: Cicero, Photo Credit: Ernst Moeksis

7.) Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen


I would not suggest a fancy new G63 AMG as an apocalypse car, but an old-school G-Wagen with a diesel would do the trick very nicely. If a German couple can take one around the world and rack up 550,000 miles, you know it'll be well suited for last person on earth duty.

Suggested By: GreenAcurasAreTheCarsForMe, Photo Credit: Mercedes-Benz

6.) Trabant


You're not going to get anywhere quickly, or with much style, but nothing in this world can kill a Trabant. In fact, it'll probably outlast you.

Suggested By: JayHova, Photo Credit: P K

5.) Land Rover Series I


Unlike a modern Land Rover, the old Series Landies are very simple and reliable. Don't let that simplicity fool you. These things are as tough as nails, and they can handle whatever you throw at them.

Suggested By: As Du Volant, Photo Credit: Land Rover

4.) Road-Rail Vehicle


With a road-rail vehicle you get the best of both worlds: you can drive on conventional roads and use train tracks to get around. With a Land Cruiser like the one pictured, or some other full-sized pickup, there's nothing you couldn't do.

Suggested By: Highball!, Photo Credit: RailMan2014

3.) Dakar Truck


The trucks that compete in the inconceivably gruelling Dakar Rally are designed to pummel the toughest terrain in the world into submission, and do it rather quickly. A Dakar truck is as overqualified for the job as Albert Einstein teaching preschool.

Suggested By: McSeanerson, Photo Credit: Getty Images

2.) Toyota Hilux


I've talked about a lot of indestructible cars here on this list, but none are tougher than the legendary Toyota Hilux, as we all know from Top Gear.

These truck will take any punishment imaginable.

Suggested By: POD, Photo Credit: Toyota

1.) M35 Deuce And A Half


Even in the hypothetical scenario we've created here, fuel is going to be a huge issue for any last person on earth. That's why a Deuce and a Half equipped with a multifuel engine is really the best vehicle for the job.

They can run on pretty much anything you put in them, and they're incredibly capable vehicles. The ideal choice for a last person on earth.


Suggested By: FJ80WaitinForaLSV8, Photo Credit: Vetatur Fumare

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