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    40k Cars?

    In 40k, do they still have cars? And in hive cities, would the lower and/or middle classes have any other transportation method than walking? Also if they did have cars would they be like today's?

    I know this may not be talked about anywhere, but this thought occured to me and I am simply curious.

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    i would think they would have cars, or some wheeled equivalent, but then again, since the imperium is technologocally backwards, i would imagine that they would be very crude versions of the modern day car. also they would only be a rare luxary for the upper middle to high class members of the society. also, in more dense pacted areas such as hive cities, i imagine they would more likely use some sort of public train like transportation to get around. of course, however, the common man would have to walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grand master
    In 40k, do they still have cars? And in hive cities, would the lower and/or middle classes have any other transportation method than walking? Also if they did have cars would they be like today's?

    I know this may not be talked about anywhere, but this thought occured to me and I am simply curious.
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    In Eisenhorn(sp?) when he is on the ice planet they talk about land speeder type cars for the arbites, there could be the same type of vehicle for civilians. I think it would vary, like almost everything in the Imperium, by planet to planet.
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    It would seem they do have cars...that look like they're from the 70's. You can see this on the back of the Chaos codex (with the Iron Warriors invasion). It is buried under the rubble. At least, that is the GW hobby team's take on it.

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    It varies from world to world, but civilian anti-grav transport is readily available. Eisenhorn shows people riding land speeders (not the Marine kind, more toned-down) all over the place. In practice, they're just hover-cars. Of course, some worlds with lower technology levels would have to used land automobiles, or even horses.
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    I have read several Black Library books which detail cars in 40K. As well as the aforementioned Eisenhorn Trilogy, Ravenor describes 40k cars in several places. Some of the Gaunt's Ghosts novels have chapters detailing rides in 40K wheeled transport vehicles, as does one of the necromunda novels (Survival Instinct).

    I think forms of transport would vary massively from culture to culture. It would depend on alot of things; including technology base, social norms, available materials, planetary terrain, the list goes on.

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    If I recall, the old 'Genestealer Cult' list allowed its leaders to travel around in limousines (and there were suggestions for modding model cars to represent them...)

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