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Posted almost 4 years ago

 

Alright guys now its time to talk about something that we all have a major difference of opinion on.  The best patrol cars. i have personally driven the Crown Vic, Impala, old school Caprice, and now the Dodge Charger.  They all have their good and bad, but my personal all time favorite will always be the Crown Vic.  Not only does it ride good and perform well, but it also has plenty of room and seems to hold up extremely well compared to  the Charger in an accident.  Now that i opened this can of worms lets hear it.

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I like my 09 vic.


Our city PD just got 3 new chargers and they are sharp!!! BUT, unfortunately I am afraid that looking good is all they are "good" for.  Not much room, don't hold up good in accidents, known brakeing problems etc etc etc...

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Anything with 4wd drive, put me in a hummer and I am at home.  like the ford explorers too

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Since i do a lot of traffic on a major highway, I like the Charger as it has more get up and go than a CV, downside is the Charger sucks at median hopping, it drags whereas the CV doesn't.  Haven't had any brake problems nor any accidents with the Charger.

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The city I work in is small. You can get from one side to another in about two minutes. We have Impalas, and I have no complaints. They are comfortable and get good gas mileage. It would be nice to have something more snazzy, but the Impala is perfect for our jurisdiction.

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t he old chev lt1's

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Our department has a Charger, but it seems like it's been in the shop more than it's been on the road. I've only driven the Crown Vic (drove  the Charger a few times), so I guess I'm biased. Usually holds up well in a collision, but not always (although I did walk away from this one)..................



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defilitely the vic!!   sad to see it go

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Our department has a Charger, but it seems like it's been in the shop more than it's been on the road. I've only driven the Crown Vic (drove  the Charger a few times), so I guess I'm biased. Usually holds up well in a collision, but not always (although I did walk away from this one)..................




 


 


Wow, glad you walked away from that man.  Wanna share the story of what happened?


 

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Rate This | Posted almost 4 years ago

 

Don't know how to get a picture here, not that tech savvy! Preferred for safety or for bad arse? The mid 90's Chevy Caprice was probably the safest and would actually hit between 145 and 150mph. But my Camaro, ughhhhh, I miss that patrol car sooooooooo much!!!!!! 160mph and didn't take it's time getting there! Some feller in Missouri bought it through the state auction and has restored it and is now showing it at car shows.

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I guess it all depends on what type of work you need your car for. . . . .


If you are looking at speed enforcement on the freeway. . .the charger is the current car for that.  Downside, they haven't gotten all of the bugs out of it.  As for holding up in a crash. . . .don't have one.  At triple digits it won't matter what you are driving, you are more than likely be nothing more than a grease spot on the side of the bridge.


If you are in a rural area with a lot of snow, mud and fields that you will be driving through. . . .hmmmm I would have to say that the Tahoes would be the better of the 4 wheel drives.


For general patrol. . . .I find that the Crown Vic is roomy enough for larger officers (we don't have cages in our cars), yet hold up very well under most all conditions.


I have never been a fan of front wheel drive vehicles for patrol vehicles so the new impalas (front wheel drive vehicles) are not appealing to me.  Too much difference in pursuit driving and front wheel drive vehicles STILL don't hold up as well as rear wheel drive vehicles.


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I'm kind of torn between the CV and Impala but leaning more towards the CV.  I like the power, functionality, and the room in one, especially the trunk space (my friend got 7 people in his interceptor he bought at an auction).  But with the Impala I don't drop so far to the bottom when sitting and never have to use the door to lift me out of the car like I had to do with the CV.

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The CVPI kills my back, I date back to the LT1 Chev Caprice. I loved that car. The CVPI were good years ago when every car had less then 200 hp. Now a little 4 banger has more power then the old 4.6 litre V8. The CVPI does well in collisions but my ride now is a Chev Tahoe pursuit rated. It has bags of room for all my truck and collision gear. It will blow the doors off of a CVPI in every measured performance benchmark. The problem with it is that it is awful on slippery roads. It borders on being dangerous on anything other then dry roads. I am excited to try the new Chev Caprice, hopefully it doesn't disappoint.

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