Action Survivor: The player character would appear to be this. In the intro he is shown killing a few zombies with a handgun while making a mad dash for his cab, peeling out and splattering a few zombies along the way. You also meet some cops and firemen who were apparently holding their own against the zombies.
Awesome but Impractical: The military supercar, acquired late in the story mode, has excellent ratings in all three areas, but can only carry four survivors- a lot less then you'll need to rescue at that point in the game. Get ready to make some round-trips. It's more useful in the other modes, though in Blood Race it comes at a high base cost.
Badass Driver: Your character obviously becomes this as the zombie corpses start piling up.
Big Badass Rig: The HD edition's Left 4 Dead van can attain this status, if it cannot be said to have it period. The city bus might also count, once upgraded.
Big Damn Heroes: Your main objective in each mission is to rescue a certain number of survivors holed up in different areas of the city. Doubtless they see you as this.
Boring but Practical: The bus isn't fast, but its armor and ramming ratings are as good as the Supercar's, and its capacity is more than enough to rescue all the survivors in any level in one go.
Camera Screw: From three variants, one selected by default - "smart camera" - is rather wonky. It won't necessarily screw you over, but it might make you nauseous. Then again, the static and freelook cams aren't much of an improvement.
Car Fu: Your primary weapon is your car itself. In the HD version missions where you must drive a military half-ton truck or a power shovel rig, it is also your only weapon.
From a story perspective in general, this applies: the ending has the reanimated Driver attacking someone else, so it seems that the infection hasn't been stopped.
Endless Game: Slaughter Mode, and also Endurance events in the Blood Race. Slaughter lasts until your car is destroyed by the zombies, and you can prolong this considerably by avoiding the fat zombies and being quick to nab repair pickups. Endurance tends not to last nearly as long, wherin the point is to hit zombies and destroy objects to extend the timer.
Every Car Is a Pinto: Lightly tapping another car will cause it to explode. The cars the player drives on the other hand can survive a lot of damage.
Exactly What It Says on the Tin: From the Destructoid review: "The review will tell you, in my opinion, whether or not the act of running over and killing zombies with a car is an entertaining as it should be. If you need to know more than that in order to hit the jump and read the review, you obviously did not notice that the name of the game is Zombie Driver."
Fragile Speedster: The sports car has little armor and doesn't plow through zombies very well, but goes like a Corvette on nitrous. The muscle car, featured only in the Blood Race and Slaughter, has the same speed rating but better armor and ramming ability, though not quite equaling the heavier vehicles. It is however, rather prone to fishtailing.
Gatling Good: Though labeled machine guns, said weapons when mounted on your car are clearly gatling guns. They chew through groups of zombies at a respectable pace.
General Ripper: General Blofeld really seems to enjoy sending you hurtling into the undead hordes.
Kill It with Fire: The flamethrower cooks large groups of zombies with extra-crispy effectiveness. It's painfully short range can be offset with upgrades.
The L4D Van is faster then the bus and more maneuverable, and has the same armor and ramming ability. However, it is only available in Blood Race and Slaughter... and it's the most expensive vehicle in the former.
Nitro Boost: In addition to increasing your speed, nitro pickups also let you plow through zombies more effectively. It slowly recharges in the HD version, allowing you to use it much more frequently. It even burns zombies behind you!