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2007 Dodge Charger

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Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Patrol Vehicles
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Description:

Best in class performance, it has more available horsepower and torque then either the Ford Crown Victoria or the Chevy Impala.

Member Reviews

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    Anonymous, Thu, 03 May 2007 22:05:26 UTC.
    1st review

    We have 2 Chargers in our fleet at this time. As of yet, the only problems we have encountered are the brakes. They do go through brake bads like they are going out of style. We also sent one of them along with one of our officers to drive in the Driver Instructor training course. It did very well and our ran and out manuvered all other vehicles in attendance. It did have some trouble when it returned with some front suspension problems such as swing arms and bushings needing to be repaired which was luckily still under warranty. Overall, everone is well pleased with these cars as far as interior room and user friendliness. My biggest complaint would be how the full size spare tire is mounted in the trunk which burns up a good amout of space for other equipment.

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    heyjohngreen, Thu, 03 May 2007 23:01:00 UTC.

    Nice ride.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 18 May 2007 06:07:12 UTC.

    I am in love with this car. I thought my heart would always belong to the CrownVic, but I am a believer now. I just bought a 2008 Charger so I can keep that feeling alive !

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    DaddyHulk, Tue, 22 May 2007 18:50:23 UTC.

    I have a 2006 Dodge Charger as my personal vehicle and it is a dream car. This car handles on the road like no other car I've driven before, the acceleration is unbelievable (that's without a police package), interior spacing is incredible, and this car is a spectacle to look at. I believe that every Police Department should have a few of these.

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    larryt700, Wed, 23 May 2007 20:04:53 UTC.

    After the new wears off, this car will look the same as any other. We need sustained performance and not brake problems or steering failure. There are also some features that will have to be looked at such as; room for armored doors, electronics/camera equipment, roll cage and a few other pieces of equipment that may be standard in some departments. Seems that every single time we (law enforcement) jumps on a new vehicle, it is solely based on looks and we end up paying through the nose in the long run. I remember not having the budget for a raise because of consistent equipment problems, so I for one do not base equipment status on 'looks.' The proof is in the pudding! Also, I am not interested in available torque or horsepower, when it loses traction and can't turn worth a crap. This is one vehicle that would especially need more street time before a judgement is made. I think two in the fleet for testing purposes is excellent wth 'real world' analysis and feedback straight from the mechanics that work on them....

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    Anonymous, Sun, 27 May 2007 18:00:03 UTC.

    Chrysler need to get their head and rear in gear because this car has some major flaws. The brakes don't last long at all, the transmissons are still weak and some local departments are already having major transmisson problems and the cars haven't reached 10,000 miles yet. Installing emergency equipment is a PITA with lack of room up front and in the trunk to put the needed equipment. Also with emergency gear inside the cabin the visability becomes horrible and small.

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    OCs_CP, Tue, 29 May 2007 18:07:29 UTC.

    i had the privalege to drive one of the intercepters. it is a well conceived vehicle. it has the speed and horsepower to keep up with these rice rockets these kids drive now adays. and luckely for the suspects now adays, the back seats to the dodge chargers are quite roomy. so al in all for the LEO and bad guy in the back everyones comfortable with it.

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    WarPig, Thu, 14 Jun 2007 10:49:33 UTC.

    I'd like to know where the P.I.T. bumper goes??? I have yet to see one on the charger. I believe without one this vehicle will be less effective.

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    Chris, Thu, 14 Jun 2007 12:17:33 UTC.

    sweet car...

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    gh6912, Mon, 18 Jun 2007 03:56:04 UTC.

    One cool ride. Sharp looking, powerful, and big. One ride thats bad to the bone.

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    Robocop33, Mon, 18 Jun 2007 04:16:16 UTC.

    While I am now retired I have driven many Chargers from the base model to the SRT8 and even the police package units. (I drive for a dealership now) This unit is the future. It is quick and maneuverable and handles exceptionally well. They do not even need the Hemi in the vehicles that are used for the city departments as the V6 is quick enough! On the open road the Hemi will run with the best of them and handle better than the rest. The good part is because it is so quick and you suddenly are on the suspects bumper they are less likely to run. I know of one department where the officers are clamoring for the Chargers and parking their CV's whenever they get the chance. Police units do not need to be large. I come from back when we used Novas and Malibu and Torino's. I like the smaller, quicker cars that you can drive and the Dodge Charger is the best new thing. The minor problems are being worked out quickly as they learn just like any other new police car model.

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    Wattizle, Tue, 03 Jul 2007 20:51:22 UTC.

    Thats a sweet ride

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    jsm164, Wed, 18 Jul 2007 01:56:16 UTC.

    Have the limited addition for civilians. Great car, would love to drive one as a patrol vehicle.

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    jcfarrell, Thu, 19 Jul 2007 05:03:06 UTC.

    Amazing patrol vehicle. My department has several for our traffic and accident investigation units. We're adding 14 more for patrol soon and slowly phasing out the Crown Victorias. Ours are the V8 HEMIs and hug the road extremely well. Fantastic and mean looking.

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    officermurray187, Fri, 20 Jul 2007 22:14:45 UTC.

    i would have to say it deserves a 5 rating because of speed and handeling......

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    AZmeangreen, Thu, 26 Jul 2007 19:04:03 UTC.

    My agency has used the Crown Vic for years. Heck, we still have Crown Vics with 150k mi on them. The '07 Dodge Charger offers more maneuverability and horsepower than the CV. For the first time I actually have some leg room and can get in and out of my patrol car faster. The Charger also gives off its own officer presence that the CV had found waning in the past few years. People are ready to run from a CV, but the Charger has some teeth.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:18:34 UTC.

    I love the civillian model of this vehicle i can only imagine whta this vehicle can do!

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    foxvog, Wed, 15 Aug 2007 05:02:45 UTC.

    The local police chief took my a ride in his 2007 v8 police charger the other day, I was very impressed with the horsepower and "git up" it has. Not to mention the leg room. Id take this over a crown vic anytime!!

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    Anonymous, Sun, 19 Aug 2007 17:52:15 UTC.

    We just added 27 of the 2007 Dodge Chargers to our fleet. When we took them to the Drive Range for Diver Improvement Training, I noticed that the officers were having difficulty performing the backing maneuvers. The rear has a large blind stop and so far we have had approximate 6 vehicles involved in a crash involving backing. (police station parking lot). What I find uncomfortable is the limited front view, the traffic signals lights are not visible when you’re the first vehicle at the intersection causing you to scoot forward on your seat and look up. After shift end you feel this in your neck. When it comes to high speed pursuit this puppy has totally impressed me, it handles much better that the Ford Crown Vic. The trunk storage space is limited we had to remove the spare tire from all of our vehicles in order to store our equipment. The front brakes squeak like a pig in heat, so forget sneaking up on people at night. Above all the little setbacks I think this is a great Police Vehicle. Good Job, Dodge!!!

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    LawdawgTRAV, Sun, 19 Aug 2007 22:56:00 UTC.

    I wish I ahd one, and have heard nothing but good things about them from teh officers driving them, Colorado Springs Police and the Colorado State Patrol love them! Sounds awesome and looks real mean in the rearview mirror too!!

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    lawman07, Sun, 19 Aug 2007 23:40:58 UTC.

    Neighboring department has one and they said it handles perfect with the exception of the brakes as well.

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    Edrick, Mon, 20 Aug 2007 06:50:38 UTC.

    Our department just recieved 4 of these units that we ordered in February. There is a back order on them and now I see why. This unit with the HEMI installed is one of the best intercepters I have seen on the road in a long time. Biggest problem we have incountered is that if you use the low profile lightbar on it, it can not be seen when the trunk is open. As with all patrol vehicles, there is never enough room for everything and this vehicle is no exception. But it is managable.

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    CrazyHamo, Wed, 22 Aug 2007 02:46:33 UTC.

    I'd Love to get my hands on that baby.

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    MidMOCo, Sun, 09 Sep 2007 22:31:32 UTC.

    I wish the DOC used these as thier transport & roving patrol cars. The look of these cars alone should tell you its driver means business. A local police department has 6 in use & the only problem to date is blind spots. As far as power & dependability the charger gets a 100% from me

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    bluestar0283, Mon, 10 Sep 2007 02:13:46 UTC.

    I like it so much that I went out and got one for my own,...I got the 5.7 V8 Hemi/ RT model. It is sweet, fast and looks like a monster. This car has great room inside, I am 6'3 and about 280 and I have more then enough room. I just have to remind myself that I am paying for the gas- so I have to take it easy on the pedal LOL. Also I do not want to get a ticket from my own department...lol
    I love this car and you will to- check it out on my page. Just be careful there are some blind spots when trying to see who's in the lane next to you before moving over, but when you get used to it and learn how to use the mirrors along with turning and looking there will be no problem. Oh, that Hemi- OUTSTANDING~!! Some of the departments by me went with the V6- why I do not know- but the one I have will blow the windows off most cars. When you jump on it you hear that DEEP sound as the v8 hemi kicks in and says..." ROCKET ENGAGED" and you just have to sit back in the seat and HOLD ON. If you like fast cars- muscle cars..this is the one for you, and they are now giving a lifetime warranty on the power train. That is because of the Intrepid- all of us that bought one found that out when the trans went, both on department cars and private ones- I went through 4 in 3months. But this one is covered, and totally remodeled and nothing like the ones they had trouble with. TRY IT- YOU WILL LOVE IT~!!! But remember there are some minor things that need to be changed on the 08's to be EVEN better as squads- the trunk is huge- but maybe not huge enough when you have all the department items you have to put in there,.. and there is some minor vison trouble, both at seeing blind spots, and seeing the traffic lights if you roll up to close to them at the red lights. But if you ID the items that are trouble, "or different" then the old squads you can adjust to them.. I have not found any of them that I was not able to make some minor changes in "me" or in the way that I do things to over come them. Each car is different, and when you go from a Crown Vic to the Charger you need to get used to it just as you would when you change from any car to a different one. All in all I love the car, and would love to see Dodge work out the minor things so that all departments could use them and be happy with them because I really believe that with the police package you will have less cars think that they can run on you.

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    cop12esu, Tue, 18 Sep 2007 02:31:31 UTC.

    I love these cars they are the new crown vics

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    Anonymous, Mon, 24 Sep 2007 05:05:55 UTC.

    NIce car, fast and responds well. The down side is the squeaky breaks and if your town has bumpy roads , look out. the ride is stiff and unforgiving.

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    CSL, Tue, 02 Oct 2007 23:30:03 UTC.

    I should be getting one soon. I have 160,000 miles on my Impala now. Was suppose to get new car at 120,000. Go figure.

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    wusmc1833, Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:20:33 UTC.

    Just got issued an 08, so far, it has been a great patrol vehicle, handles well..no problems yet..

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    jlockwood, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 20:25:24 UTC.

    the best patrol car every

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    alexy, Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:28:34 UTC.

    Hp, tourqe, ..numbers. After driving this car for 10 hrs on duty see if you think those are the most important thing. Ours go through brakes at every oil change. The visibility from the car is poor to the rear to the point they are adding back up sensors to keep the memos to the chief down. With a little rain on that barely sloped rear glass you can't see out the back. The front has about the same vision window as a vision port on a bradley IFV. The MDC and radio units take up the entire trunk you got just enough room for a box of flares and a small suitcase. nothing is more fun that sitting in a parking lot on a Sat night tying up another unit to bring you a spare that can't be carried in the trunk. Also wet traction is lacking and I can see how a less experienced driver can easilly overdrive this car.

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    merlin, Fri, 26 Oct 2007 12:27:22 UTC.

    Well guys and girls, I've had my 2006 dodge for 1 year now. Ive put it thru two 40 hour driving class, which include open road pursuit driving, had it on the wet track enough times to spin more than a tilt-a-whirl at the park, by the way is hard to do in these things. The traction control is great. I dont know why all the brake problems. We have 7 of these babies, 3 of which have been thru the same driving courses and only mine has needed new brakes. No comments about steering. The spare tire, well in ours is a donut under the truck cover, so the room is pretty good. The only thing is the blind spots. It does have some that you need to get used to and judgement of space needs working on when backing, but after a little time and practice. Man you can out manuver anything. It has even had 4 academy instructors in mine and all of them were highly impressed. I was an avid Crown Vic supporter, but I got into a 2006 about 2 months ago to take it for servicing... It was like going from a hight performance bass boat to a pondtoon boat. The true test, I admit will be in about 3 to 4 years to see how it has held up. But for now I give it 4 stars.. .

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    lpwalkerjr, Sun, 04 Nov 2007 16:55:59 UTC.

    We've added two Chargers to our fleet as pursuit and enforcement vehicles. During my test-drive, I was amazed at the acceleration and top-end on this model. Duing a head-to-head run, the Charger left my BMW RT-1200 in the dust. This thing is handles like a race car and will catch anything else on the road. I was amazed that they were cheaper than the Crown Vic. It's definitely a good investment for any department.

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    S_FORCES, Tue, 13 Nov 2007 22:47:03 UTC.

    alls i got to say is nice.... have the power of a sport car for high end pursuits and the rear wheel control slide handeling power without the hassels of size lenghts of that of a crown vick

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    Anonymous, Fri, 16 Nov 2007 18:47:12 UTC.

    Larry you need to take this car out and drive it a bit it has everything you could imagine a police officer would need.......police departments hardly ever just blindly run into a new vehicle and "waste" a whole lot of money in the process......this car is amazing we have 18 in my area and i drive on personally they are amazing and I personally wouldn't wanna drive that old crown vic anymore anyway

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    bad_LT, Sat, 17 Nov 2007 21:31:11 UTC.

    Best all around patrol vehicle for 2007

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    jojo_g, Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:24:24 UTC.

    HEY IF ITS GOOD FOR VIC MAKEY ITS GOOD FOR ME

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    Deputycw, Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:54:13 UTC.

    Its a great patrol car but the brakes need work and the pick up from zero to 25 is very slow. Other than that the best handling unit i have ever driven

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    Slicktop87, Wed, 28 Nov 2007 04:58:00 UTC.

    I drove a Charger that was being tested as a possible replacement for the Crown Vic. It is a sweet ride. It handled better and had better take off power. We had it at my station for about a month and put about 7,000 miles (driven all day and night) on it. One bad thing was that we had to have the front brake pads replaced twice. Other than that this car is awesome.

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    wknight, Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:26:12 UTC.

    I have been driving my Hemi equipped Charger since Feb. 06. I love this car. It is like a rocket ship on rails. 0 - 150 mph in just under two miles. There is no front lift at high speed that you encounter with the CV. It is roomy for my large frame (6'1 225). It is also a great PR tool. I still have people coming up to me to comment or check it out after almost two years. We did have to replace the front brake pads at 10,000 miles but a switch in type pads has eliminated that problem. We didn't go with the full spare, so we have plenty of room in the trunk for my video system, radio, flares, and a very large container holding all of my gear. My vehicle has the protective cage that was designed for it and my console and laptop have plenty of room. Seat is slightly narrower than the CV but I have no problem with room. Drive this car for a couple of weeks and you won't want to give it up.

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    tlacks, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 02:51:54 UTC.

    I have been driving a Charger with the Interceptor 6 cylinder engine for 1 year. I find the steering very responsive and, because of the low center of gravity, the vehicle is very sytable on cornering.

    There are 2 major problems inherent with this vehicle as it is currently designed.
    1. A terrible blind spot in the right-rear cause by the window design, and
    2. The brakes squeel from the factory.

    Our department took care of the brake squeel problem by sending the vehicles back to the dealer and having the ROTORS (not the pads) replaced.

    I have also found that, for 1 person patrol, the interior is roomy and surprisingly comfortable. However, the AC leave a lot to be desired. When at idle or low speed, the AC mujst be set to maximum to get any type of cooling. If you have theC on "outside air", at best you get cooler air, but not cold until you get to 35-40 mph.

    Chrysler has the right idea, but they need to do some sereious "refining" before this vehicle would be what I would call a real police car.

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    TBaby, Tue, 25 Dec 2007 02:33:38 UTC.

    I have one. I love it!!! Some of the fetures are hard to get accustomed too..such as the cruise control lever which is very close to turn signal...I think the trunk is a major downfall. It is too small and is in need of a hide away spare tire compartment.
    It drives like a dream. I prefere this ride over the Crown Vic....but, as much as I like it, nothing will compare to the old 1994 Chevy Caprice Classic....

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    Chris_Cosgriff, Wed, 26 Dec 2007 19:07:39 UTC.

    Very sweet looking. Not too many up here in Northern Virginia yet. I've seen a VSP one and a few unmarked cars, but they haven't made a big appearance yet.

    I have heard that the brakes go quickly.

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    khern911, Wed, 26 Dec 2007 23:06:54 UTC.

    HAS ALOT OF POWER, BUT NO ROOM. IM 6 FT 210 MY PARTNER IS 5'8 170 AND IT WAS TIGHT FOR MOVMENT IN THE COMPARTMENT WITH US BOTH IN THE VEHICLE, NO TRUNK SPACE. VEHICLE GREAT FOR ONE PERSON CARS

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    4421, Thu, 27 Dec 2007 02:37:36 UTC.

    I've driven a 2007 Charger since August. Other than some quirks that i've gotten used to, I love the car. The quirks are things such as the car alarm, interior lights, no passenger side door lock etc. The acceleration, handling and top speed are awesome. The comfort isn't any worse than a Ford. There is a bit less room in the front, but I've adjusted my equipment storage habits to accomodate it. I think if Dodge pays attention and can refine a few minor details, this could become the most popular police vehicle. I'll have to say, it's the best thing since the LT1 Caprice.

    I'm in North Dakota and winter is here. We've installed Good Year Eagle Ultra Grips on the rear and the Charger gets around great, however the snowtires have changed the handling. It gets a bit "squirrely" at times now at high speed, but still very controllable.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 08 Jan 2008 03:29:40 UTC.

    We have about 7 chargers in our fleet. I am not sure if everyone is having the same problems we are with the chargers. All but 1 has gone down because of the transmissions slipping, the traction control is putting officers in bad spots, and you can barely see out of the car. I am done with my rant now, but the Dodge Chargers are not nearly as reliable as the Crown Vics. I know they are newer, but it is a competitive market out there when officers lives are on the line.

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    AmandaMA, Thu, 10 Jan 2008 20:18:50 UTC.

    My cousin has this car- obviously its not police edition- but its an awesome car!

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    tholee, Fri, 11 Jan 2008 21:05:25 UTC.

    Excellent Law Enforcement Vehicle. On December 14, The on-duty shift commander with our Dept. was involved in a vehicle crash, responding to a call in an Emergency Mode. At a approximately 0320 hours, a vehicle traveling 50 + in a 30 mph zone T-boned his unit, striking it on the passenge side centered between the front and rear door. Although, the charger was totaled, it held up very well and the SGT was not injured. The offending vehicle's fron end was vaporized (VW Jetta).

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    LT120, Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:11:46 UTC.

    WE CURRENTLY HAVE ADDED NINE HEMI CHARGERS TO OUR FLEET,FOUR ARE SLICKTOP{THE LIEUTENANT'S CARS,AND THE OTHER FIVE HAVE THE BAR LIGHTS,THE BAR LIGHT CARS HAVE HAD WIND NOISE COMPLAINTS AND SOME OF THE LESS EXPERIENCED OFFICERS HAVE HAD BRAKE PROBLEMS,ADMITTEDLY THE ROOM IS NOT THERE LIKE THE CROWN,BUT IT MAKES UP FOR IT IN PERFORMANCE,MY CAR HAS 19000 MILES ON IT WITH THE ORIGINAL BRAKES AND TIRES AND I HAVE BEEN IN FIVE HIGH SPEED PURSUITS WITH IT,ONE OF THEM WAS OVER 30 MILES LONG WITH A KIDNAPPER AND ONE FOR 15 MILES WITH A 2000 SS CAMARO THAT REACHED SPEEDS OF 150 MPH,OVER MY 18 YEARS I HAVE HAD THE 5.0 MUSTANG THE LT1 CAPRICE THE LS1 CAMARO AND OF COURSE A HOST OF CROWN VICTORIAS,I WOULD SAY OVERALL THE HEMI DODGE CHARGER IS THE BEST OF THE BUNCH SO FAR!

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    TheJoker, Sun, 13 Jan 2008 00:13:52 UTC.

    Not impressed!

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    ZMO, Sun, 13 Jan 2008 06:30:47 UTC.

    I drove the Charger and Crown Vic at EVOC training. I could add at least ten miles per hour more with the Charger than the Crown Vic at each station. Backing up was easier in the Crown Vic because of the bigger rear window. Both cars are exceptional.

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    tys11, Mon, 14 Jan 2008 07:15:48 UTC.

    bad ass ride ;)

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    johncrowder2nd, Wed, 16 Jan 2008 07:46:57 UTC.

    i have been a big dodge fan fir years. and the first time i seen a newer model dodge charger i said holy crap i love that dodge. and i love dodge chargers. and most dodges r bad ass cars. ;p=

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    marcn133, Wed, 16 Jan 2008 18:58:19 UTC.

    The Dodge came out with a nice package. As a driving instructor we tested ten models of the new Dodge Charger. We found several safety issues which include a delay when trying to go from drive to reverse, this raised some issues with me when an officer is on a traffic stop and needed to back away to get a reactionary gap, a second is to long. Also I found that only after s few hundred miles, the brakes needed to be replaced. This vehicle would be great for a highway interdiction team not for a patrol vehicle. There are defiantly to many blind spots, not enough room, but it is fun to drive fast.

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    sdaily, Sat, 19 Jan 2008 04:25:06 UTC.

    Got to test drive one of these and wish my department could issue every one of us deputies a charger. I loved the moveability, the way it hugged the road and how controlled the ride was at stressful speeds. Overall vote between the three major fleets, Dodge Charger won my heart!

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    ferrell951, Mon, 21 Jan 2008 01:47:22 UTC.

    Pusuit ability, room inside, and is just mean looking.

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    duster008, Mon, 21 Jan 2008 05:49:55 UTC.

    The Dodge charger in my opinion, is what LE has been needing for a long time. My department doesn't have any as of yet but I can't wait for the day that we get one. A lot of my friends from other departments have good and bad concerns about them all of which I've read in the comments above. I have read that Dodge is trying to address these concerns and we'll see how that works out. One of the departments here in Alabama has had a Charger customized and it is HOT!! Check out this link to see what I mean: http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/article/20071211/NEWS/71210033

    Since Dodge introduced the new Chrager, I've wanted one. Keep it up Dodge.

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    JimVZ, Mon, 21 Jan 2008 19:59:20 UTC.

    Gentlemen, I have one available. 2007 Hemi, Black, dual spots, 6,000 miles, located in Indiana. SBIN46614@gmail.com

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    jls22, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:59:53 UTC.

    I know they will stand up to a 40 + MPH T-Bone. I found out first hand about a month ago. The driver who hit me totaled her car as well as mine. Other then a few stiff joints, I walked away without a srcatch.

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    NYPD_Blue, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 19:20:00 UTC.

    Roomier than the Chevy Impala and Crown Victoria models we currently also use in NYC. However, a little underpowered, as we only get the 6 cylinder model for street patrol. The Highway Patrol gets the Hemi package so I'm sure theirs are better.

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    Deputy421, Thu, 24 Jan 2008 00:14:05 UTC.

    I never drove one, but our traffic guys use them and love them. They tell me it has great control, and pick up.

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    heelsfan, Thu, 24 Jan 2008 19:03:35 UTC.

    I have a 2007 dodge charger slicktop. I love this car. It drives and handles very good.

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    MSherman7, Fri, 25 Jan 2008 05:31:43 UTC.

    The Dodge Charger with its 6.1 Hemi, plus the police package, has unparalleled power. It has 5 star crash test ratings along with best in class suspension! This vehicle is a pioneer in police cruisers.

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    DRB753, Sat, 26 Jan 2008 02:53:45 UTC.

    Not a fan. Less leg room than the Vics. And what's with the "pause" when shifting out of park? Horrible feeling, trying to make a 3 point turn on a violator when youn have to wait for the "pause" to kick in with oncoming traffic. The seats are too stiff and the seatbelt latch gets stuck at the console. Also, huge blindspot at the drivers side A-frame. Thet do look good and they are much faster off the jump than the Vic but I'm not a fan.

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    hbg522, Thu, 31 Jan 2008 16:13:23 UTC.

    finally got to ride in one that the T.H.P. has....all i can say is WOW! it has pick up and power that is very impressive. i can wish for one but highly doubt the county will get any of these.

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    steveserna, Fri, 01 Feb 2008 00:44:43 UTC.

    The Dodge Charger is indeed a very quick and beautiful car, but it's a stiff ride. The charger is unforgiving to the buttocks, especially if you ever end up driving it on a rough road. As far as backing up in a Charger, there are too many blind spots. If you are driving the charger and you want to rest your left arm on the door frame, (where the window meets the door,) it's too narrow. I don' t know about you guys, but sometimes I like driving with one arm on the wheel and the other on the door frame. The back doors curve down too low which can make it more difficult to put in or take out scum-bags (prisoners) from your unit.

    Although the Carger is quicker than the C.V., I believe the Ford Crown Vic is the best car for the trade, thus far. The crown vic is a more comfortable ride, the cockpit is roomier, and the seats are wider. The crown vic can take a beating, and it handles curves and brakes very well. Also, the crown vic has earned the respect it so deserves just simply looking the way it does, where as the Dodge Charger seems to scream for it.

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    jmoberly, Mon, 04 Feb 2008 19:26:04 UTC.

    Great Vehicle. Comfortable (for the driver). Great control and takes a crash real well! My only complaint s the blind spots which contributes to how I know how the vehicle takes a crash! Great patrol vehicle!!

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    Anonymous, Wed, 13 Feb 2008 15:30:53 UTC.

    This is a great product, but it has many bling spots and the three second delay in the transmission is going to get one of us hurt. I think it is easy to control and has plenty of power.

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    trafficdog, Fri, 15 Feb 2008 16:10:31 UTC.

    I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS VEHICLE. I HAVE SEEN THEM OPERATE AND THE INSIDE OF THE VEHICLE IS SOOO COMFORTABLE.

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    ahumphries, Sun, 17 Feb 2008 01:00:35 UTC.

    I love mine. More room, more performance, and more comfortable. The only flaw is the transmission delay from reverse to drive. In a fairly small department (38 sworn) we have 11 and not 1 problem. The milage is from 6k to 15k.

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    miarylan2k, Sun, 17 Feb 2008 16:30:24 UTC.

    BAAAAAAAADDDDDDDD AAAAAAASSSSSSSSS!!!

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    Anonymous, Wed, 20 Feb 2008 21:24:00 UTC.

    The charger seems to be a good phase out of the crown victoria's and into the future of law enforcement. I see these as a much better fit then the (by my accounts) problematic Impala

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    unit686, Fri, 22 Feb 2008 10:32:47 UTC.

    I have had that 5.7 Hemi model now for 3 months. I work on the HEAT unit (traffic enforcement) and drive it pretty hard. It is a very smooth and fast ride. Coming from an Impala it was a major upgrade that was needed. There is a lot of room in it and I am not a small guy. We take our spares out due to having a contract with our towing company to assist when we have flats so all the computer hardware, camera box etc are all mounted in the trunk. We use the plastic hard seat in the back which gives a tremendous amount of room in the back. This is by far the best patrol vehicle I have had. No mechanical problems yet to report and I have been in a few pursuits. Needless to say, this ride will go 155 no problem. Be safe all......

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    Jaegem, Sun, 24 Feb 2008 18:21:29 UTC.

    The Charger Patrol car is sharp looking and has the power

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    ltjwood, Wed, 27 Feb 2008 20:44:14 UTC.

    Have one and love it. It has the power you and the preformance

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    swatj10, Fri, 29 Feb 2008 18:06:03 UTC.

    Obviously in terms of power and muscle the Hemi engine is DA HEAT- 07 Charger with the police light packages looks awesome

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    Palmes, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 03:07:13 UTC.

    Damn, sweet..would give up Tahoe for this one!

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    centralcommander, Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:51:22 UTC.

    Great looking vehicle and I understand the performance is good however, I also understand it can spend some time in the body shop

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    cindee_deluca, Wed, 05 Mar 2008 04:14:59 UTC.

    These b***hes are super charged

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    stallion440, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 10:06:26 UTC.

    Not a Mustang but looks good! Gas guzzler! Not a good patrol vehicle!

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    Anonymous, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 18:34:48 UTC.

    i belive this product gets this rating because of the horse power and the handling of the vehicle. now day's it just seems that some of the vehicles that we chase are getting faster and faster.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 07:23:36 UTC.

    I have been issued one and have had it since Oct 2007. So far seems to me only minor flaws. Brakes could use some upgrading. Interior lighthing really sucks, if you need something from the back seat i have to use my flashlight. Needs some interior lights in the back. Chrysler needs to figure out why it cuts off on sudden stops. The Transmission really needs looking at again, I can't stand trying to do a 3point turn and have to wait the hundred of seconds for the transmission to catch up when you change from reverse to drive. Really only a short bit of time but when you're stuck dead in the roadway waiting to turn around its scary. Over all very impressed with the new dodge. Plus its very Intimidating.

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    cwhite773, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 12:25:22 UTC.

    this is my type of vehicle. is there a pursuit model with a supercharger!!! how bout a interceptor model?? or better yet--can it "TRANSFORM" lol---i still love it!!!!

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    Anonymous, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 14:39:25 UTC.

    I have been driving a 2007 Charger for about six months now. I have driven the car on the track and worked in the vehicle during this time. The vehicle has more than enough power and room for all my equipment. The 0-60 time is no joke. This car will hurt you if you do not pay attention and drive in a professional manner. I took the angled tire bracket out and laid the tire flat in the trunk to make more room. I strapped the tire down for safety. Handling is great. I do not like the hesitation in the transmission when switching from drive to reverse and then back. I understand Chrysler built this into the computer to keep me from breaking the rearend. You will learn to adapt to this problem. The ESP traction control also takes getting used to and prevents a typical bootleg manuever. I had a brake problem early on (scrapping noise like the brakes were worn but the pads were good) Chrysler has a bullitin on the problem and fix for it. The window angle is ackward but you just learn to stop before the stop line in order to see the light without causing neck pain. Overal, I think the Charger will be a good patrol car for the experienced officer. Stay Safe

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    chrisb23s, Fri, 07 Mar 2008 21:42:12 UTC.

    THIS CAR IS TIGHT!!!

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    jblount, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 02:35:44 UTC.

    You can't ask more. Stylish and durable.

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    Wolvarine, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 02:49:56 UTC.

    My department is in the process of switching over we currently have two and one is being driven by the shift supervisor and the other is being driven by the LT. of the detectives unit as an unmarked unit and they say that the vehicle is awsome with the exception of the rear compartment erea it's a tight fit for the cage. Currently under review.........

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    mstrts1, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 07:58:59 UTC.

    We are in the process of switching from Crown Vics and Impalas to Chargers. We have 1 V-6 and 1 Hemi. The 6 cylinder outruns the Ford and Chevy and it handles and stops even better than it runs. We just bought the Hemi and are due for 12 more Hemis this summer.

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    jacksond, Tue, 11 Mar 2008 01:14:27 UTC.

    bad ass I never drove the police one but the one I drove at the Dodge manufaturer was a SR8 and boy it was fast My wife had an 2006 magnum r/t before we had our daugther we sold it and now she has a ford explorer

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    vapdsgt, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 08:51:11 UTC.

    This unit with the HEMI installed is one of the best intercepters I have seen on the road in a long time.

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    osu5o, Sun, 16 Mar 2008 18:11:58 UTC.

    Wonderful Vehicle. No problems with mine

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    bullgw211, Thu, 20 Mar 2008 12:24:59 UTC.

    Great looking cars, from what other people have told me this is the best patrol vehicle out there. Just wish I could talk the admin into geting them!!!

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    KSP494, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 06:26:27 UTC.

    I'm sure I'll miss the leg room but I'll take it

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    JJ1, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 14:13:01 UTC.

    My department currently has three Chargers and they are used by our traffic division. So far the only problem seems to be the delay in putting into reverse. Otherwise the officers are enjoying the ride.

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    BReedCPD, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 23:53:12 UTC.

    Excellent for speed and handling. Great pursuit vehicle.

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    klamm143, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 07:21:39 UTC.

    EVERY department needs at least one, even if used for parade purposes. It' s great PR with crowds and kids.

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    ilee2, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:48:13 UTC.

    We have 3 Chargers in patrol and they are wonderful. My only complaint is the rear window makes it hard to see when backing up due to its size.

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    dlhinson, Sat, 22 Mar 2008 20:04:51 UTC.

    This will be the new face of law enforcement vehicles. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because of the turn around capabilities. It has moderate turn around capabilities, could be made better with some more research and development.

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    KPD119, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 04:05:36 UTC.

    I just picked up a 2008 as my new car. No complaints on the way it handles or speed. The width is going to take getting used to also there are a lot more blind spots than in my crown vic inculding the trunk lid. You really have to push off of the floor to see.

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    sbc1032, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:12:02 UTC.

    My department also has one. The spare tire mounting was not well thought out. The gear shifter being mounted into the dash is hard to get used to. I really like the keyless entry doubling as an ignition key. The interior is very spacious!

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    BPAIZZY, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 07:27:20 UTC.

    Sharp, Slick, and Menacing!

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    Murdawg, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 13:04:48 UTC.

    Almost as good as the P71 Crown Vic

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    ttredeau, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 15:05:05 UTC.

    Just love the way it looks!

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    01sniper, Sun, 06 Apr 2008 22:44:23 UTC.

    i would love to have one for myself. the dept. has a few of them they look great

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    pikepole15, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:57:26 UTC.

    They are beautiful with the low-profile LED lightbars... I think they look best with black/white paint than solid colors...

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    edcook, Thu, 24 Apr 2008 08:25:04 UTC.

    For 6'4" guys like me, they are the worst vehicle I have ever driven. I seem to have more back and knee problems associated with driving this vehicle. They look cool!

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    bamafever86, Thu, 24 Apr 2008 21:06:13 UTC.

    We don't have one yet, but I have drove one..they are awesome! Hope our department gets these instead of the crown vic, which the vic is nice also.

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    kunzinator, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 02:22:16 UTC.

    it is fast, it beats about any car on the rode. They are real common so you cant tell if it is a police car most of the time. there is alot of room in the back and the trunk.

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    cgingo, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 12:59:02 UTC.

    I've been in Dodges since I bought my first new Charger when I was in the academy in 1974. Today I drive Dodge Ram Quad Cab. I love my Dodges.

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    classact, Sat, 03 May 2008 01:03:43 UTC.

    all i want for my ride i love them and want one bad....

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    tt0442, Thu, 08 May 2008 16:42:34 UTC.

    THIS IS A GOOD RIDE. tHE V6 HAS A THREE SECOND DELAY WHEN SHIFTING FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE. tHEY ALSO HAVE A TRACTION CONTROL THAT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO J TURN. THEESE ARE BOTH THINGS THAT COULS GET YOU HURT IN A TRAFFIC ACIDENT TURNING AROUND ON A PERP.

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    rkass58, Tue, 13 May 2008 12:22:52 UTC.

    Good Car

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    jonboy304, Fri, 16 May 2008 17:34:19 UTC.

    very nice car, but i want a 1969 one

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    Jerome06, Fri, 23 May 2008 23:54:55 UTC.

    We have seven Chargers in out fleet and four Impalas. The Chargers are much roomier, even with a cage in them.

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    wab177, Mon, 26 May 2008 19:47:17 UTC.

    Not fuel efficient!!!!

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    jls8901, Fri, 30 May 2008 04:26:07 UTC.

    After many years in a Vic, I truly enjoy this car. It can be a bit hard on brakes (and gas of course at $4.06/gal) but wouldnt trade it.

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    Blackburn, Tue, 03 Jun 2008 20:41:15 UTC.

    The Charger make a great patrol car.....on dry roads and in warm weather! they can be a bit hairy in the rain and on snow and Ice. Also the lag in the transmission makes it very hard to turn on a car if the road isnt wide enough. But they go like hell in straight line!

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    cjbarnes, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 01:14:12 UTC.

    My department has seven Chargers. I like that there is plenty of leg room inside the vehicle, even though I bump my head inside every once in a while. The charger is very quick, but I notice a hesitation when I turn around on another vehicle the HEMI makes up for that I guess. Also I'm not to comfortable with the brakes. I complain about them and I'm told they wear brake pads pretty quick and squeak alot thats the way the brakes are. The Charger is also terrible in the snow, its traction control makes it even worst. Overall if I lived in an area where the weather is decent year round it would be the perfect patrol vehicle.

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    SGTJoshMN, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 01:47:50 UTC.

    dodge intrepid tranny and brake problems they use the same trannys as the intrepids did look to see the trannys go out at 30.000 or 37.000 milles warranty only covers 36.000 power tran so once ur past that mark look for the dept to pay alot of money for trannys

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    Anonymous, Thu, 05 Jun 2008 01:51:16 UTC.

    I took a trip to Manning South Carolina, from Virginia, in this vehicle and I was very impressed. This car averaged 21 miles to the gallon (Police Package) and it was very comfortable.

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    daddypopo114, Sun, 08 Jun 2008 00:54:33 UTC.

    Awesome ride!!! Hope to be in one soon!!!!!

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    DarkBlue, Sun, 08 Jun 2008 04:40:02 UTC.

    Don't have one , but it looks mean.

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    FireFighter9603, Tue, 10 Jun 2008 13:24:23 UTC.

    Love the car. We have 7 of them. Very solid vehicle. Only problem ive had is a big delay in the automatic transmission when changing from reverse to drive or via versa.

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    animal1, Wed, 11 Jun 2008 20:51:34 UTC.

    Looks like a sweet cruiser....wish my department could afford one.

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    natcpopo, Tue, 17 Jun 2008 10:03:04 UTC.

    My department has about 100 of these and I hate them. Mostly because we have the six cylinders in them. Don't ask me why my boss picked the six cylinders but that is what we have to deal with. They are dogs and the (ETS) Electronis Traction System is a pain in the butt. It is not like in the Crown Vics when you slam it into gear it goes, these wait and stall until the vehicle has stopped and then the transmission will engage. We have also had problems with the brakes. I had about 5 thousand miles on my vehicle and had to have the brake pads and rotors replaced. I dont see the Dodges holding up to the abuse like the Fords. But the Dodges do make bad ass looking patrol vehicles.

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    JBishopII, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 15:02:11 UTC.

    Our Dept has one Charger and the rest are Crown Vics. The Charger will out rum, out handle and out manuver the Vics any day and twice on Sunday. The only drawback we have seen is the blimd spots as you look back. It has the HEMI and it IS FAST!!!

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    ice104, Sat, 28 Jun 2008 01:01:59 UTC.

    I just started driving one of these bad boys and it will fly, tje only thing I dont like about it is when try to take on wet pavement or grass or the south ga dirt roads the rear end slips out until gets traction. but she will turn around on a dime and has great torque and plenty of leg room

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    Mark43WFPD, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 20:01:41 UTC.

    This vehicle is great. The power of the Hemi,the traction control and suspension holds it to the road.We have the 18" wheels on our Charger. You have to get used to the limited sight out of the windshield and rear windows but I will take this car over a Crown Vic any day.

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    SH2840, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:13:02 UTC.

    Factory brakes wear out after 6000 miles, lots of blind spots, but very fast and is popular with officers and citizens.

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    Lctpd, Sun, 06 Jul 2008 13:23:40 UTC.

    I have the Detective/Admin package and have had no problems since last October. I went from the Intrepid which had major brake troubles, and it appears that Dodge made some adjustments. I will say that when you do have to hot to a call, the breaks do start to shake a bit, but no where near as bad as the Intrepid.

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    Jason_Reel, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 01:08:43 UTC.

    I love this car!!! It has some outstanding acceleration, turning, & stopping. The only negative thing (in my opinion) is lack of field of vision out of the back passenger & rear windows with the cage & rifle rack.

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    Priscellia, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:05:56 UTC.

    fast

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    ds212, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:59:27 UTC.

    GOOD LOOKING, FAST, BEATS THE CHEVY

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    Anonymous, Wed, 16 Jul 2008 23:38:27 UTC.

    We use the chargers in UPD and Traffic Units. They handle well, have plenty of power and seem to have much more room in them for the driver which is nice. They do eat up brakes and it seems they wear out easier on rotors, suspension and transmissions. I those bugs could get worked out it would be a top notch vehicle. Also I noticed that war pig said he hasn't seen a push bumper but if you check out the Georgia State Patrol they have many charges with push bumpers that look outstanding.

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    Unit687, Sat, 19 Jul 2008 16:20:17 UTC.

    I didn't like it. You sit down in the seat too far. Not enough room. It had plenty of power.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 20:05:21 UTC.

    We have 2 2007 Chargers and have had no problems. Spend the extra and get the hemi. Better performance and more room under the hood for wiring then the 6 cylinder models.

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    Deweyut72, Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:53:00 UTC.

    This car has the Power and the agility to get the bad guys, and the looks to get the girls….

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    fireguy86, Wed, 06 Aug 2008 19:42:09 UTC.

    more and more departments are getting these- I dont like the way ours are set up with only a one passenger cage setup

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    kdrussell, Fri, 08 Aug 2008 22:29:03 UTC.

    Not very comfortable at all for deep night shift, when it gets slow.. USE IT FOR PARADES

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 Aug 2008 05:19:05 UTC.

    We have 4 on patrol now with more to come. Brakes are soft after a few hard runs. Trunk space sucks and needs an extension for the driver side seatbelt (holster gets in the way). Fastest, quickest and most manouverable patrol car iv'e driven in a long time. Love ot despite its few draw backs.

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    sphinxbl, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 19:37:51 UTC.

    It is a sharp looking car and it is fast. Transmission could use some work as well as trunk space.

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    HCSOexplorer280, Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:48:03 UTC.

    great patrol needs transision work and more trunk space great stoping power my deptment just got 3 of them black and slick toped

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    tx45, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 22:04:44 UTC.

    I have operated these unit and love em'. To bad they cant pull the boat.

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    mjw, Fri, 29 Aug 2008 05:21:13 UTC.

    HAVE ONE AS A PERSONAL CAR, WISH WE WOULD SWITCH TO THEM AT KCSO.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 13:49:12 UTC.

    By far this is the best patrol car i have driven to date!...

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    pdaly224, Sun, 07 Sep 2008 02:46:54 UTC.

    In the desert climate I work, the Charger like all Dodge police vehicles have a problem with the engine getting to hot and the air conditioner not working. They do fine as long as they are running; but, on traffic stops, the thermostat goes up and the air gets warmer. I crack my hood and it helps but it is not a cure all. Dodge needs to put hood vents on the Charger and Durango to help keep the engine cooler.

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    tlpd107, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 19:24:03 UTC.

    Ok from reading other reviews here I see that most departments are lager than where I'm from. We have a "fleet" if you want to call it that of 3 patrol units. Last year the village that I work for replaced a Ford Expedition 4x4 with a Charger. Mind you I live in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state so we have some cold and rough winters here. Last year we had record snow falls so 4x4s are much needed around here. I took the Charger that we had for one trip. This vehicle was designated strictly for the Chief and or Sgts. use but someone forgot to gas up. I traveled 4 miles in the car and could not keep it on the road going straight. I never tried to push the car and only was going 20mph. This thing was fishtailing awful! Too much torque for snowy areas! All of the patrol units I've used in my 6 years have had cages in them to seperate us from the back seat. I love the cage by the way. The Charger is too small to fit a cage in with having officers any larger than 5'7" or the seat won't go back far enough for the driver to fit. I believe this car would be amazing for an agency that has need for high speed. Possibly a unit for the interstates but for a small town 5 miles from end to end and the fastest speed zone we have is a 35mph zone this is not a car for here. Oh we have the 5.7 in it also. Don't get me wrong if I could afford one for my personal I would love a toy like this.. Supper fast and reminds me of my father's old Corvette to sit in and drive. Amazing handeling but it has no ground clearance with a computer in it it's tight fitting me and my partner at night and I'm only 5'9" 160 with the partner is 5'6" and 160 I can't imagine officers larger trying to squeeze into this thing. The battery is placed beneith the spare tire and with the problems that the CVI had with explosions putting an ignition source right above the gas tank makes no sense to me what so ever. Granted I've not seen a report of an explosion yet but it seems likely. And to make matters worst no cup holders!! How do you build a police patrol unit with no cup holder for my coffee and spit bottle??

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    Ackerman7, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 01:44:22 UTC.

    TOUGH DEPENDABLE FAST AND A GOOD UNMARKED VEHICLE

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    trooperman911, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:45:37 UTC.

    I've found that this patrol vehicle is excellent for maneuvering in and out of traffic and is superb for pursuit driving as well as apprehension/transport of offenders under restraint. It offers concealment on traffic stops and is comfortable and reliable as a overall police vehicle.

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    Eric_Harjula, Thu, 18 Sep 2008 10:54:36 UTC.

    My town has one of these excellent Cruiser. We are getting another one pretty soon.

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    Bravo226, Tue, 23 Sep 2008 08:59:52 UTC.

    My department purchased 2 of these. The cars are fast and look nice, but come with their share of problems. We can’t' seem to go more that a few weeks before the brakes start to squeak. Once equipped with all the equipment, the car does not seem very roomy. I still favor the Crown Victoria.

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    tmsease, Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:42:45 UTC.

    This is the next generation of patrol car.

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    chrisrpd638, Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:37:28 UTC.

    I HAVE DONE TESTING WITH THIS CAR AND I REALLY ENJOYED DRIVING THE DODGE CHARGER. OUR DEPT JUST BAUGHT TEN MORE FOR OUR FLEET. I AM GOING TO ENJOY MY NEW CAR.

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    JDFoust707, Tue, 07 Oct 2008 06:09:22 UTC.

    Now the Charger. Although a good looking car there are several problems. The brakes like youve heard before aswell as the weak front end. If ever in a chase scenario and need to use the brakes the ABS can sometimes cause you to lose control of the vehicle. Now this mixed with the weak front-end if you hit a curb the tire can often fold causing massive damage to the axel, frontend, and at some points the engine...This makes it more likely that the car can be totaled after a minor accident.

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    jdderick55, Thu, 09 Oct 2008 04:47:44 UTC.

    Nice ride, handles the turns very well, lots of power, however with the computer, camera, etc….no room to breathe. I also notice that 6 hours into an 8 hours shift it becomes very hot inside.

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    tysonmabrey, Tue, 14 Oct 2008 23:14:14 UTC.

    Seen a State Trooper here in Florida with one of these. Lets just say MEAN looking. Very intimidating.

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    C_MO, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 02:20:50 UTC.

    MY DEPARTMENT HAS 8, 4 ON PATROL AND 4 FOR THE COMMAND STAFF. I AM ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES TO HAVE ONE. THIS VEHICLE IS VERY RESPONSIVE AND HANDLES GREAT. I AM 6'2", 345 AND I HAVE MORE LEG ROOM THAN I DID IN MY VIC.

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    sandtiger75, Thu, 16 Oct 2008 13:45:15 UTC.

    Tough look, great speed and handling.

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    coswebb, Sun, 19 Oct 2008 11:15:20 UTC.

    only wish i could have one

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    Cpleimann55, Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:07:39 UTC.

    I've driven one on the street since the end of '06. Brakes are an issue. We upgraded to drilled and slotted rotors at 30k, after three sets of pads. Dodge will sell you a police package car with civillian brakes. What a RIP OFF. Install all the equip in the Front and forget about riding a passenger. I'm worried about airbag deployment. Dodge took alot into consideration on this car but left out a budget minded department in doing so. How about a passenger side override for the airbags, how about performance brakes on a performance vehicle. A service able tranny would be beneficial also. Dodge recomends 45k for tranny service, dealership says 30k for patrol units. It's a costly service, one that will not help a small budget. TIRES! State bid on the 18inch rims puts tire cost almost double over CV. Yep, they handle great, but do 10hrs in one and you feel it the next day! I wouldn't own one personally, but as long as the City pumps the gas and covers maint, I'll survive. Anyone who is looking to go the Dodge route? Look around, talk to those that have used them for 40k and see what they think.

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    TDL1537, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 20:05:59 UTC.

    Very cool looking as a patrol car and fun to drive unless you want to stop. The brakes are a major issue as Dodge put really cheap rotors on them stock. I personally think they are a little small too.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 23:04:32 UTC.

    Lots of room and alot of power. Plus they look sweet.

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    sgtbetterton, Fri, 31 Oct 2008 19:19:11 UTC.

    I have been in Law enforcement for 18 years and I have never drove a vehicle that has the power the handeling as the Dodge Charger. Plus the leg room is great for me since I am so Tall.

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    Einherjar, Fri, 31 Oct 2008 19:51:07 UTC.

    Power and handling. Looks great. I think it has plenty of room for the driver. Not much room for a prisoner if you get one with a cage, and the trunk space leaves much to be desired.

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    Shawnce15, Tue, 04 Nov 2008 23:51:03 UTC.

    It just looks intimidating and I have driven one at it by far out performs the crown vic.

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    goodwrh, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:32:53 UTC.

    Our department bought 13 of these cars to test. I was one of the testing officers. Based on our reports we have since purchased 160 more. I have patrolled in Crown Vic’s, Mustangs and Camaro’s. I think the guys at Dodge did their homework on this awesome vehicle, as it is a combination of the best qualities from the 3 mentioned above. With the room of the Crown, speed of the Camaro and handling of the Mustang this car is the ultimate patrol car. Yes the brakes are weak, but if you change your driving habits a little, this problem is solved. I got 18,000 out of my first set. We found that the inexpensive upgrade to the high performance vented rotor and pad package from NAPA was really a must and well worth the $215.00 we spent on it. The spare tire mount in the truck had to go. Just remove it and lay the tire on the ledge, strap it down with a bungee cord and the trunk has more than enough room for all my gear, including extra SWAT gear. The blind spot in the rear is a pain, but what the heck. So is having a drop dead gorgeous wife that every man in the room hits on…but you learn to deal with it. I have 60,000 on my 2006. I haven’t had any problems with it at all, as a matter of fact we haven’t had any real problems with any of the 193 we have. With Ford stepping out of the police car business this car is set to take over and in my opinion is ready for the task. Keep up the great work Dodge guys, I am a very happy customer and I’m sure we will be for a long time to come.

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    Gombino, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 14:55:49 UTC.

    I've been driving one since February 08. Absolutely NOcomplaints. Quick, handles great.

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    polaris800fop, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 17:42:00 UTC.

    I'm not a dodge fan, but I've driven an 06 now for two years. After almost 70000 miles, I have nothing but compliments for this car. My initial concern was comfort and I found this car to be far and above the Crown Vic in this department. Second I was concerned with winter driving, which I found to be equal to, if not better than the CV. As far as safety, I took a rearend hit while stopped at 40mph and the car required less than $4000 in repairs and I suffered nothing more than minor whiplash. Oh and did I mention speed enforcement... Sweet.... Let them try and run

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    joshdtp, Wed, 05 Nov 2008 20:36:24 UTC.

    don't get me wrong I do love my unit. It is a good highway vehicle and sometimes i have to take it where i don' want to go like off road, it is good for the road way but if another vehicle goes off road then your screwed. I still love it though very fast.

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    Caroline, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 19:36:58 UTC.

    This is a hot looking vehicle. I wish I had one!!!!

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    Motorcop_213, Sun, 09 Nov 2008 03:19:55 UTC.

    I have had to opportunity to test one of the Dodge Charger police cars. Yeah it was a HEMI... Nice excelleration. We had a problem with them stalling on quick turns, but we found out there was a problem within the computer which was correctable. Now they run out very nice.

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    OFFICER_K_CPD, Mon, 10 Nov 2008 18:15:03 UTC.

    Sweet.

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    rhood, Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:26:02 UTC.

    we use this car for our investagators

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    wolfshead, Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:05:47 UTC.

    I have a civilian version of the charger and I love it. I traded in my 97 528i for it.
    In response to WarPig's question, the pushbumper goes through the front grill and the lower bumper grill. You have a choice of a normal pushbumper or the one that covers the entire front light cluster. Here is one from Setina: http://www.setina.com/bump_PB400.php

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    sarahtakes, Sat, 29 Nov 2008 06:02:02 UTC.

    This car is hot nuff said.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 03 Dec 2008 23:37:57 UTC.

    Kick Ass patrol car. I have one with a hemi and must say the acceleration is great!! I also know that the v-6 are faster at top end than most v8 Vics. Has a few bugs that have been worked out but overall, best car i've ever driven

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    JusticeJunkie, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 03:15:41 UTC.

    This is an awesome patrol unit! I had the privilege of driving a 2006 Charger as my patrol unit. It handles excellent and the braking is exceptional. I thought I would miss my Crown Vic at first and was reluctant to accept the Charger at first. It took a little getting used to, but after a few weeks I would consider going back to a Vic as a disciplinary action or almost a demotion. My patrol unit was a V6, but it was no slacker. It would do 160 plus. It also did well in inclimate weather (ice, snow, slush); it's traction assistance feature was very helpful. Overall, compared to a Crown Vic and a Caprice, the Charger wins hands down.

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    OCSO202, Sun, 07 Dec 2008 07:29:41 UTC.

    I have been driving a 2006 Charger for 2 years now. I have seen many problems with the manufacturing and quality of this vehicle. Mine is a 6 cyl. that delivers 255 h.p. I rate this vehicle as a great admin vehicle. This vehicle should never be used for patrol. The frame or lack of it has began to fall apart.
    Our department has approx. 70 of these vehicles. We have seen troubles with 90 % of them. Get in real good with your local Dodge dealer, you will need him weekly.

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    securetexas, Mon, 08 Dec 2008 08:12:33 UTC.

    Better than a CV any day... My only beef is i am not a small fellow, it's a pain in the neck when I catch my hat on the roof line getting in in a hurry... Convex mirrors are a must due to the blind spots, but hey I used them on my CV'c and the Diplomats

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    Tat2edCop, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:38:52 UTC.

    Excellent patrol vehicle!! When you need the speed, you've got it in the Charger. This is the best car I have ever driven when it comes to speed and handling in emergency situations. The only drawback is the 2 second delay in the transmission when switching from reverse to drive and vice versa. It makes you lose those valuable seconds, especially when taking your Police Emergency Driving courses.

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    THREE17, Mon, 22 Dec 2008 08:08:16 UTC.

    Can't wait to get back in a FORD crown vick.....The Dodge Charger S..... It gets stuck in the snow it has blind spots, the only good thing maybe is the driver seat. In my 34 years this is the biggest piece of crap. One star for the seat?

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    wsvarner, Tue, 23 Dec 2008 20:25:58 UTC.

    The Charger I have is unmarked with the v6 engine. The handling is out of this world, and is comfortable to be in for 12 hours a day.

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    flshbng1, Mon, 29 Dec 2008 00:02:53 UTC.

    We have both the Hemi V8 unmarked patrol vehicle and the marked V6 vehicles. They both handle exceptionally well and of course what else can you say except HEMI !!!!

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    apd078, Tue, 30 Dec 2008 05:23:57 UTC.

    This is the fastest patrol car I've drive. And one of the fast cars next to my mustangs. there is a little less room then the crown but 10 times that of a impala.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 02 Jan 2009 03:26:23 UTC.

    I have a 2006 Charger with 81K miles on it. Very impressive car. Has held up very well. When I first got it there were some brake issues that were quickly corrected. Also some issues with bushings and ball joints. Ball joints at about 75k. Not bad for Indiana's rural county roads. Transmission has held up very well. The handling and performance of this car is outstanding. Also the safety features of the ESP. Has saved my tail many times. Chrysler should see themselves securing a large portion of the police vehicle market. Room is an issued with larger officers.

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    COLLINS1968, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 17:21:00 UTC.

    I'll take one in every color please, and let's change the rims to deep-dish, fat-ass, serious wheels.
    Man, what a sweet car!
    Add extra pipes on the rear, like duals on EACH side for more serious grumble!!
    And let's jack the back up just a tad.
    This thing snarls real nice!!

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    1954rdb, Mon, 05 Jan 2009 16:32:11 UTC.

    Tires and brakes wear out twice as fast as the crown vic. The cruiser is very bad in the snow.
    Tie rod ends wear out at 50,000 miles and the vehicle has poor visability. There is a delay when shifting into gear from drive to reverse when trying to tuen around. We also had the engine {V6}
    valve cover replaced because of the PCV system problem sucking out the oil and sending the oil out the tail pipe at 60,000 miles. $2,500 repair bill.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 03:50:51 UTC.

    Great car

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    JMurray, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 03:56:48 UTC.

    Handles great. Not enough low end power. Seats are not wide enough. Roof line obstructs visibility.

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    nacrosby, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 09:49:49 UTC.

    We have 8 Chargers in our fleet. The only problems we have had are the brakes and not wanting to start in the cold weather. The latter may be a battery issue though. Overall I'm a fan!

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    Blake_Johnson, Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:22:15 UTC.

    it is a dodge charger. need i say more.

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    IWRKCPD, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 21:10:08 UTC.

    This is a great police vehicle, I have one as a personal vehicle too. I love it, the only thing is if a department is going to buy a Dodge Charger, then it needs to be a V-8 not a V-6.

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    sharkey834, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 21:17:45 UTC.

    I will start by saying the Dodge Charger is supreme as far as handling, speed and overall performance goes. If your department is going to purchase one of these vehicles you really need to try and convince them to stick with the V-8. A lot of agencies has come to the belief that a V-6 will get better gas mileage etc. Our agency has both on a test basis. We have found the V-6 in town does not beat the V-8 on gas mileage. The Crown Vic will outrun the V-6 to 110mph.
    The other dislikes I have with the Charger is trunk space and rear blind spots. If you want any gear in the trunk you just about have to give up your spare.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:47:17 UTC.

    Our whole fleet is being changed over to the v8 charger for highway patrol. I love the looks and the power it offers, but as we all know the brakes do not last it is not recommended to use to PIT and the trunk space is horrible. If ford would put that kind of power into the crown vic and handling I would love it. I know my crown vic can take about anything I give it and it just keeps going.

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    Chiefbparker, Thu, 29 Jan 2009 14:00:21 UTC.

    Handles great, burns the brakes more than I like. but otherwise great vehicle.

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    sigp220, Fri, 30 Jan 2009 13:11:49 UTC.

    As a tall person I really don't like driving these cars due to the straight line roof visiblity isn't up to par for me. But its still a great service car....still love the vics.

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    sheriff950, Sat, 31 Jan 2009 00:20:25 UTC.

    The Dodge Charger is a very good looking vehicle. It is also very aerodynamic and is quite powerful with the Hemi engine. Compared to the Ford Crown Vic it is more fuel efficient. I really like the traction control too.

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    MGC4277, Thu, 05 Feb 2009 08:38:42 UTC.

    This car is awesome. If purchased, go for the Hemi. My department currently has 12 Chargers and one Magnum. They are a great car, but with one flaw. The breaks seem to wear faster on this car than the Crown victoria, and the rear seat is a little small for your in-custody, Oh well! Oh did I mention it looks mean with the push bar! The

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    rathom, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 02:29:12 UTC.

    This vehicle is very intimidating when properly outfitted with lights and push bar. The old bubble bar just isn't cutting it here. The v6 is plenty fast, and it has good pick up. The fuel savings aren't bad either.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 06:14:38 UTC.

    Handles well especially in the snow, that's about all I can give it. It is too small with absolutely no room for gear. It felt like I was in a fighter jet cockpit. I'll take a Crown Vic anyday!!

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    AgentP, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 18:11:15 UTC.

    After driving the crown vic, impala, and now the charger, I can tell you that the charger and the crown vic are comparible. The only thing that I wish the charger had was a larger trunk, everything else I really like.

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    vinojas, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 23:32:01 UTC.

    Great vehicle with power and handling. The only real issue is the electronics, which is a plague for Chrysler products. Don't go voer curbs as the ground clearance is not the same as the Crown VIc's

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    Justin2421, Sun, 22 Feb 2009 00:02:06 UTC.

    Looks sweet, can't wait to get to patrol in one of these.

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    kaili_08, Sun, 22 Feb 2009 08:30:49 UTC.

    chargers are awesome! again loving the yr

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    Anonymous, Sun, 22 Feb 2009 20:19:16 UTC.

    Just went inside one during a ride along, they're sweet!

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    commando31642, Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:18:14 UTC.

    handling is great and the horsepower is off the chain i think all patrol cars should be the charger

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    rduddington, Tue, 24 Feb 2009 19:55:05 UTC.

    THE DODGE CHARGER IS THE BEST PATROL CAR I HAVE HAD THE OPPROTUNITY TO DRIVE. ITS QUICK, STABLE, AND INTIMIDATING.

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    LRWard921, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 08:53:58 UTC.

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    Amanda_Nelson0407, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 18:10:36 UTC.

    This is a wonderful, and smooth ride!!! POWER when you have to wip around fast!!! Love driving these!!!

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    badboz, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 04:58:42 UTC.

    looks good, but heard bad things about the brakes?!

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    charger302, Sun, 01 Mar 2009 21:39:54 UTC.

    50000 miles on mine and still running strong, no problems to report yet. I love this car and it really is very fast you won't have problems catching up in this car.

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    RustyKeeble, Mon, 02 Mar 2009 22:25:26 UTC.

    This is one nice patrol car...more like a pursuit vehicle!

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    varsityspringchick, Wed, 04 Mar 2009 08:01:32 UTC.

    I love this one!

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    Hisrat, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 08:05:00 UTC.

    I love this car! It has all the power a police car could need and it hugs the road like no other patrol car I have driven.

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    fazzini124th, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 09:01:07 UTC.

    i have a 2006 charger as my patrol vehicle and yep its got a hemi !!! and i was never a dodge fan before in fact my personal vehicle is a 2007 mustang gt and i like the charger almost as much. i have a cage and still have room for me and all my gear... and it looks mean as hell working the raod.

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    MP247, Fri, 03 Apr 2009 07:38:34 UTC.

    We are switching our fleet over to this vehicle. Community like the looks of the car, and we actually have people wave with all five fingers and say how much they like the car. Don't care much for the lag in the transmission, accelerates well, corners well and has more room in the cab than anticipated.

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    oneasstorisk, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 06:59:17 UTC.

    My service only has the V6 version of this car. The V8 is a must with this vehicle, whether its for municipal policing or highway. The V6 has a hard time getting from stop to go, but once its up to speed it handles great. The breaks are something to be desired on this vehicle, as it goes through breaks in no time. The hood has a lot of area to bend criminals over, and provides ample room to place all their evidence in front of them to remind them where they are going to be spending the next few years of their life.

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    patrol917, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 14:34:13 UTC.

    Our department changed to the Dodge Charger last year. As luck would have it, I had the most seniority and I got the first one. Hands down there is NO comparison to the Crown Vic. I had a Crown Vic for 5 years and thought they were actually pretty decent police units. When I got my Charger, I forgot what a Crown Vic was. I believe the Charger handles way better in straight and curved roads. There's no reason to lose control around a curb due to the traction control and my unit has the HEMI and is tons faster than our Vics. Our department just got 11 more units in with the V6's. But I still believe they are better than the Vics.

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    jlopez2929, Tue, 07 Apr 2009 14:42:59 UTC.

    great car

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    CPS6, Tue, 07 Apr 2009 15:41:30 UTC.

    I like the Chargers, and my patrol unit is a charger. A few dislikes for me is that the low roof line (large C pillar), the brakes needed to be replaced and the engine had a rattle around 1500 RPMs. It took dodge three times to fix the problem. Other then that I like the vehicle.

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    TCamd, Thu, 09 Apr 2009 14:42:13 UTC.

    It is perfect for sheer power and the ground clearance is great, this vehicle handles like a dream and is great for rolling un-marked, not to mention it is just plain mean looking.

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    dpage1615, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:57:46 UTC.

    Alot better than the Crown Vic.

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    burlingtonpolice, Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:45:58 UTC.

    This is my ride and I would not trade anything for it.

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    Deli734, Fri, 24 Apr 2009 22:48:20 UTC.

    I own one for my personal vehicle and I love it.

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    Trick37, Mon, 04 May 2009 14:03:31 UTC.

    I drive a 2006 Charger R/T, and it's GREAT! It's especially great since I live in Germany---land of the Autobahns with no speed limit. :-) The brakes are a problem for me as I have to do some "hard braking" on the Autobahns. The other problem that I have (and this annoys me) is that the governor cuts me off at 127MPH.....and it's only pushing 3500 RPM!!!!!! AUUUUUGGGHHHH!!!!!! even at 120MPH the car will still drop a gear or two and accellerate like crazy!

    I love this car!

    Uh, can anyone get me a chip with no speed cut-off? :P

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    Anonymous, Sun, 10 May 2009 06:54:17 UTC.

    sweet

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    cmr1973, Thu, 14 May 2009 05:19:09 UTC.

    my husband had a dodge charger for his cruiser and it was sweet i loved going on ride alongs

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    Anonymous, Thu, 14 May 2009 05:22:59 UTC.

    I know that the first production units that came out had several flaws and defects. Dodge recognized these issues and fixed them. I loved my Dodge Charger, it was a sweet ride!

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    95Zcar, Thu, 14 May 2009 18:18:06 UTC.

    They look real pretty on the back of flat bed

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    Irishcop1961, Fri, 15 May 2009 18:16:20 UTC.

    The only thing I like about it is that it's fast. A lot of blind spots, brakes always being replaced, no room, everything shacks and rattles in these cars.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 24 May 2009 06:45:43 UTC.

    2009 Charger RT/8 is an awesome patrol car. Twice as fast as the Crown Victoria from 0 to 60 and from 60 to 110. Its weight is surprisingly within 40 LBS of the CV. I though it would be significantly lighter. Handles great and comes equipped with Electronic Stability Control (ESC Button on Dash). Apparently our department won't purchase a fleet of them because they cost 2,000 more per unit and purchasing rules require low bid if there is a vehicle that meets minimum specs. That's too bad. This is a great car!!

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    wriddle_92, Thu, 28 May 2009 22:36:55 UTC.

    Best patrol car.

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    BCDeputy2006, Mon, 01 Jun 2009 05:36:28 UTC.

    Great patrol vehicle. The Hemi is the way to go in the Charger, plenty of power and handles very good. The only complaint I have about the Charger is the shifting from Drive to Reverse you have to come to a complete stop unlike the Crown Vics and the Impala.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 02 Jun 2009 02:26:34 UTC.

    Found the performance great ,but the steering a bit too sensitive.

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    jmccoy, Wed, 03 Jun 2009 07:09:42 UTC.

    I just got my 2009 Dodge Charger and I love it. The room inside is more than enough, and most of all my back doesn't hurt after 12 hours like it did in the Crown Vic. The only complaint I have is the lack of trunk space. As a full time patrolman and a swat officer, I have a lot of gear that I have to tote around. It is like packing a rucksack in the Army. But overall I give it 4 stars.

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    melissamarsh, Wed, 10 Jun 2009 08:05:01 UTC.

    This is one beautiful machine! Our officers use these Chargers in our town.

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    jlong, Sat, 13 Jun 2009 00:46:31 UTC.

    I have been assigned this car for six months. Other than the wind noise from the light bar, I love it. Hope they are still in production since Dodge was sold.

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    dab02, Mon, 29 Jun 2009 21:27:20 UTC.

    Great acceleration, good looks. Smaller inside than crown vic and has no trunk with a full size spare which is important in a rural county. This is one of the reasons we are not buying them for our agency

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    akshen71, Thu, 02 Jul 2009 12:23:36 UTC.

    Coming from a VERY small dept. I must say I was tickled to death to recently have two come to our department. I must admit that they are kick azz in the looks and handling area, but since we only have the v-6's, it is not what I was expecting. But all in all, it is a very good decision for any agency wanting to purchase them.

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    tfikes, Thu, 09 Jul 2009 05:44:58 UTC.

    love this car

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    beretta94, Tue, 14 Jul 2009 22:53:33 UTC.

    Nt one person could out run this car.

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    JasonWenger, Fri, 17 Jul 2009 13:21:55 UTC.

    Cool Ride I would love to have one just for my self.....

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    VIC615, Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:06:09 UTC.

    This is the cruiser i drive. of course it looks cool but it spends alot of time in the shop.I only have 37,000 miles and I lost track of how many times it has been in the shop. brakes need to be changed every other preventive maintenance, it does not stop at the drop of a dime, personally i would not be able to afford the maintenance on this vehicle. I work in ft laud fl. and the A/C sucks. of course it is fast, but quiet frankly i never usually speed. we can"t even chase in broward county. i am being generous by giving it 3 stars.

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    cj1, Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:39:07 UTC.

    Yea

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    Punisher81, Sat, 15 Aug 2009 06:42:16 UTC.

    I want a charger! They are sweet! WOW

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    swatman04, Thu, 20 Aug 2009 18:20:15 UTC.

    Best vehicle for the power and control. Not sure about the durability yet.

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    Pinal1223, Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:10:04 UTC.

    This is my "take home" car. I was assigned a Charger 2 years ago and have really grown to appreciate the handling and acceleration. Fuel economy is not very well, however cool factor is in the red. Wet and gravel roads are challenging. Definitely an excellent highway car.

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    jonathan257, Sun, 13 Sep 2009 13:36:39 UTC.

    No other car will do.

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    woofy, Mon, 21 Sep 2009 21:46:08 UTC.

    A lot more power then the vic. I love my charger. It would be realy hard to go back to the Ford

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    native_lady_cop, Fri, 02 Oct 2009 17:41:06 UTC.

    Love this vehicle.....response time is alot faster....designed for the highway.....but can be taken off road too....

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    dally1, Tue, 06 Oct 2009 17:17:33 UTC.

    Certainly the better speed and handling that had been gone since the Caprice disappeared.

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    NOVOT38, Tue, 06 Oct 2009 19:27:26 UTC.

    Went from a 1996 Crown Vic with 197,000 miles to a new Charger. Can't beat the performance.

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    specop, Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:40:15 UTC.

    our company was one of the first to have them on this side of florida fast monuvarable, but they run hot and the tranys suck

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    362dodge, Tue, 20 Oct 2009 01:09:38 UTC.

    good vehicle, tough. a few blind spots but overall good

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    MONIQUIA, Wed, 25 Nov 2009 23:18:58 UTC.

    this is the best i rode in one of these and i like it and fast yes this is the best performance that i can speak on

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    tsokel, Sat, 28 Nov 2009 00:14:07 UTC.

    Hands down this is the toughest cruiser on the street

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    FAbano, Mon, 30 Nov 2009 00:54:31 UTC.

    charger is the best car pd can have i have one my self 2006 hemi black out as soon as i upload the picture i"ll put it on the site i have 2 mini phantom dash light front and back windshield and i just installed the whelen deluxe siren cant wait to try it out

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    NewYork911, Mon, 30 Nov 2009 01:24:20 UTC.

    Due to the configuration of the windows, it makes it difficult to see at first, but if you can get past this, it’s a great vehicle.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 30 Nov 2009 19:53:54 UTC.

    TOTAAALY AWEAOME

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    shawnletellier, Fri, 04 Dec 2009 03:49:11 UTC.

    dodge is the best vehicle on the road today!!!!!

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    Anonymous, Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:33:15 UTC.

    Great patrol vehicle, except it has wide front pillars like the Impala's. The department I used to work for had a problem with one them. I believe it was the transmission. The car would not go into drive, you couldn't move the shifter.

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    GlockFreak, Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:45:16 UTC.

    This is the best car for policing I have ever driven. The power, storage, and the quiality is so amazing!!

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    michelleg, Thu, 28 Jan 2010 05:29:52 UTC.

    we have 5units and i have personally experienced a delay in when changing gears and going into drive and not enough room and unable to adjust height of seating, other than that it's a good car..
    still wish i had one

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    RenoPD8702, Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:00:26 UTC.

    I was a little hesitant when I first heard about the Charger as a Police vehicle, until I drove it. It handles better than the Vic, and definitley rides better. The visibility seems to be narrower than the Vic, but once you get used to the car, its worth the change.

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    DaytonaNaS, Thu, 04 Feb 2010 16:33:20 UTC.

    I love this vehicle. I have the Charger Daytona R/T in yellow. It is very fast, yet i just had to hook it up to go faster. It is my first car.

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    IDLT, Mon, 22 Mar 2010 01:09:14 UTC.

    THE BEST OUT THERE!!

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    CorrCS96, Wed, 07 Apr 2010 08:47:29 UTC.

    THIS IS A SLEAK, HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLE THAT' S A GREAT INTIMINATOR AND DETERANT TO POSSIBLE TRAFFIC VIOLATORS.

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    bourne31, Wed, 05 May 2010 01:17:13 UTC.

    it is what I drive; yes it goes fast, but once it starts to brake down (and it will) there is no going back. I liked the Chevys better and maybe even the Fords.

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    Sheriff3814, Sun, 06 Jun 2010 00:46:17 UTC.

    I love my charger. Great vehicle with a lot of leg room.

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    Anonymous, Tue, 22 Jun 2010 03:35:31 UTC.

    Don't leave home without it.

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    malmon12, Mon, 02 Aug 2010 21:48:32 UTC.

    Its a great car. I work for a dodge dealership on the side and they are quite torquey and very comfortable

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    drew262601, Fri, 06 Aug 2010 21:51:14 UTC.

    i think every department should have one to ten of these

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    jb4522, Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:09:01 UTC.

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    blee2010, Sun, 29 Aug 2010 04:48:48 UTC.

    Good car with efficiency in patrol use.

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    grant319, Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:42:08 UTC.

    Mine is a 2009, but so far I like it. The suspension is a little stiff, but it handles great at high speeds and corners wonderfully.

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    ocicat1994, Sat, 20 Nov 2010 20:14:18 UTC.

    Wish I had one, Chargers are beautiful

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    LTPANKO, Mon, 27 Dec 2010 15:48:33 UTC.

    Love the style of this vehicle

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    JayaR1st, Fri, 04 Feb 2011 19:54:18 UTC.

    Comfortable, roomy and fast. It is a little wide, which make maneuvering in alleys kindof tough. I find it to be very ergonomically designed. I'm not a big guy, so I wish we still had our Impalas, but I can't really complain about this alternative; this is fun to drive too.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 02 Mar 2011 16:41:56 UTC.

    Far over rated

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    saavymas, Fri, 03 Jun 2011 22:13:05 UTC.

    Great horsepower and acclearation! However its a gas guzzler, eats brake pads, and already has had engine replacement before 35,000 miles. I would prefer the Chevrolet Impala over this car any day of the week and twice on Sunday!

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    HPD4362, Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:26:35 UTC.

    I agree

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    Mgm, Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:46:50 UTC.

    This is a pretty bad a** ride!

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    SRO54, Sat, 18 Feb 2012 20:54:52 UTC.

    *Sigh* miss my HEMI powered monster. Great car, nice handling... baaaaad traction in the snow.

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    lanier38345, Sun, 01 Apr 2012 23:21:55 UTC.

    This car is a lot better than those's old cars they use to drive in the 1930's.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 25 Apr 2012 23:03:23 UTC.

    I don't own on nor am I on a fleet I am just a civilian applying to be one soon. But this is pretty cool. We still got the Impalas and the Crown vics around here but these are definately a favorite. Definately hope Jacksonville switches sometime soon.

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