An item is anything the player can pick up and use with other items or objects. Most items can be purchased from Petrol Stations, or from the Outershops found in towns. The cost and availability of these items will vary greatly with each playthrough.
Items that you pick up can be considered tools, goods, or trash. Below is a complete list of items the player can interact with.
Tools will help you on your journey across the Autobahn through the communist bloc
Goods can only be sold at shops, and can also be found on the road in small boxes.
Junk cannot be used to aid the player in any significant way.