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Posted over 7 years ago

 

Who has one of these... are there any downsides to it?

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One of the Troopers here has one. He seems to like it, says he's had it up to 160 mph on the Interstate. Appears to be roomy inside, too. According to him, the big down side to it is the low ground clearance which makes cutting across the median kinda' rough on the undercarriage.

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THERES ABOUT 6 WHERE IM FROM, BPPD HAS 2, ANAHEIM HAS 2, AND HBPD HAS 2. ALL OF THEM LOVE IT, I MEAN I CANT REALLY SEE ANY DOWNSIDES TO THE DODGE INTERCEPTER. FOR ONE ITS A SHARP LOOKING VEHICLE. PLUS ITS GOT THE THE 6.1 LITER RT. I MEAN ID LIKE TO SEE SOME RICE ROCKET TRY TO EVADE IT.

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I was in Orange County last week and got a picture of a Santa Ana Magnum. I wish we had a few Dodge vehicles.

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There was a time all the big auto makers had a patrol version. I am glad to see somebody out there can give Ford a run for their money.

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We have some of the dept's here that have them and they love them. I havent heard anything bad about them. But again you will find always some one who hats something about one of the squads

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TX DPS and Lockhart, TX police have them and they are saying NO crossing the grass median b/c it will mess up your chassis. You can only cross if its say a pursuit of a felony suspect but not for speed traps. (My parents think its pretty cool but the thing is they can just set up on the asphalt shoulder)

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guys,

I personally own a PD equiped magnum. I have it dressed as a civilian car though. I like the car for what it is and am not trying to be the police off duty. The car is awsome. Quick, responsive and very roomy. We do not have any in our fleet though so I can not say about the longevity of it for fleet use.

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Colorado Springs PD has about 7, they love 'em but the city says they are TOO fast for the city, so they are going to all Impalas when the Crown Vic discontinues. Colorado State Patrol has about 50 across the state and loves them, they say they handle much better in the snow, have more room, are faster, like 160 mph, compared to 140 with the Vic. The Utah Highway Patrol is going 100% Dodge Charger!!! I think they look awesome coming up in teh rearview mirror too, gives you a pucker factor of about 1,000!!

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Alsip, Illinois PD just got the Chargers...

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I can honestly say I have driven all types of Police cars, Ford Crown Vics, Ford Taurus, Chevy Caprice, Dodge Intrepid, Chevy Impala, Pont. Bonneville and Dodge Diplomat. I also had the chance to drive a test version of the Dodge Daytona. Since the 1979 Chevy Caprice The Dodge Charger i would say has the best Police Package to date. Nothing is going to compare to the old Chevy because it was just a tank, It would run itself into the ground and still keep going. The Bonneville was also a great car but the inside was made for comfort not to transport prisioners. It inside got ripped up, stained and so on. Great runner but no good for a transport.

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Great patrol vehicle I'm told. The brakes don't hold well but thats with almost all police cruisers.

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I have a friend that is a Chief of Police and he bought them. When asked about them, he said dam they are fast that a vic 3 to one.

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i am not an officer, but when i did my testing to get on the list, the officer testing me said his last engine lasted only 4300 miles before he needed it replaced. he was driving the hemi engine (sorry, do not know the specs of the car). although, he said he would not trade it for the crown vic he used to drive.
once again, i am not an officer yet, and i don't know how officers drive, but that seems rather low miles before work needs done on a vehicle

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I too have driven so many different types of units from all the way back to the 70's. While I am not retired I drive for a local dealership picking up new cars and I can tell you the charger is one hell of a unit! You do not need the hemi in the city as the 6 is still damn quick and fast. The handling is superb. The Hemi is unreal and will toss you back in the seat even if you romp on it doing 100mph! I have also driven the SRT8 Charger and it barked the tires at 90MPH and very quickly hit over 150MPH and had quite a bit to go it seemed! Frankly I think those engines have too much power. I have talked with a number of Deputies who have them now and they all love them and speak highly about everything they have. I talked to a Chief in Ga. that was getting them and he said the guys were almost fighting over them and parking the Crown Vics as fast as they could claiming they were broke down. I never was a Ford fan but never drove a CV either as they were Torinos or LTDII which were pigs. The Chevy Impala was a tank that handled poorly. The Nova was a great little car but they would not let us have them as they felt they were too fast. LOL Frankly I liked the Dodge patrol units that we had.