First off: dead people. Why is it we only find dead people away from vehicles? Shouldn’t we see some inside cars that have crashed into the sides of buildings and on the sides of the road?
But also wouldn’t it make sense and be awesome if you could sometimes find bits of loot in the cars that litter the roads?
Maybe a lighter, candy bar, or some smokes in a seat once in a while - or a jack, wrench, spare tire, or crowbar in the trunk. Little things you’d expect to see in a car.
Maybe rarely something neat like a handgun in the seat or a welder in the trunk. Perhaps even a long gun in the cab of pickup trucks with some ammo or a half full jerrycan of gas in the bed.
What about a car crashed into a building with some loot that survived the fire inside? Something like the rubble patches we have now but more suggestive of a story that lead up to a horrific end.
Or perhaps when you explore a RV you might find the dead occupants inside, and open the boxes to find a small stash of food or supplies.
I’m out of ideas for now and it’s late. Anybody else like the sound of this?