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New Patrol Cars???

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Me2_max50

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Posted over 3 years ago

 

So I am pretty sure that a lot of agencies that had the Crown Vic are going to another type of patrol car. So I am just wondering which patrol car you are going to? We went to the Chevy Tahoe which I like a lot :) So what are you switching to or have already switched to?

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We are being told that our agency is staying with Ford and the new Interceptor. I have one of the few Impalas and I'd much rather continue to drive a Chevy. I'd really like to have the new Caprice or a Tahoe.


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 A lot of the departments near me have been going to Chevy for their Impalas.  Yes this was before the new Ford Interceptor came out but the trend is sticking around here.

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here in TX, the Troopers have a majority of crown vics, but they also have some chargers, tahoes and f-150's. when the crown vics are no longer, i forsee them going to the chargers. as for Austin PD, they are snatching up to 170+ crown vics before they discontinue. i am not really sure what they are going to go with next.

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It would be nice to have any new cars.  Most of ours are well over 100,000 miles and no spares.

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The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has been testing both the Ford Taurus / Police Interceptor and the new Chevy Impala.  Across the board and in the field, deputies and supervisors have had nothing but bad things to say about the Taurus and other than size, nothing but good things to say about the new Impala.


The Taurus (standard V6 and supercharged V6), which is grossly underpowered, has found its way into the shop more for unscheduled maintenance and repairs than it is on the road.  That translates into a USELESS and EXPENSIVE piece of equipment.  Come on.......  A V6, regardless of how it is aspirated is still only a V6.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that a V6 simply can not perform with the same efficiency as a V8 in this line of work.


For those departments that have gone with the Ford Explorer as an alternate, now you have two obstacles.  Again, it is also powered by a V6, and it is an SUV.  Simply put, you will be left in the dust in any pursuit.  It's like running from the fat guy and you are the fat guy.  At least the Tahoe has a V8 and can better perform if the pursuit goes off road.  If I had to choose a police cruiser from what is currently available, it would be the Impala with the Charger running a very close second choice.

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We tried the Impalas a few years ago when the word came out about the Crown Vic; they didn't hold up. Then they tried the Charger with a full size spare; no trunk left. Now it looks like the Tahoe is being tried and everyone loves the room for passangers and gear.

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How the heck do you people dig up these multi-year topics ?


This one goes back to Dodge Coronets! (kidding....)


Carry on.


By the way, I test drove on our track the new Caprice and the updated Dodge Charger. The manufacturers brought them out for a drive.


The votes are in and for my money, the Caprice is the runaway winner in all categories except one. The Charge has a 'hole shot' that is a face skin-puller.


Everything else, the Chevy wins multiple Oscars. It's kind of ungainly to look at though. Don't stare too long: You'll turn into a pillar of salt.


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25-1-13-a_1__max50

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TNDEPUTY says ...



We tried the Impalas a few years ago when the word came out about the Crown Vic; they didn't hold up. Then they tried the Charger with a full size spare; no trunk left. Now it looks like the Tahoe is being tried and everyone loves the room for passangers and gear.



Key words...... A few years back.  Now try the NEW Impala / Caprice.

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TheSarge says ...


By the way, I test drove on our track the new Caprice and the updated Dodge Charger. The manufacturers brought them out for a drive.

The votes are in and for my money, the Caprice is the runaway winner in all categories except one. The Charge has a 'hole shot' that is a face skin-puller.


Everything else, the Chevy wins multiple Oscars. It's kind of ungainly to look at though. Don't stare too long: You'll turn into a pillar of salt.



I'm glad you like the Aussie car, shame they wont sell them to us!!  =/


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I would still vote for the Dodge Charger, especially the new Charger Pursuit. I am not a little guy and it is roomy enough for me. We own a Charger R/T with the Hemi which is essentially the older Police Charger and both my wife and I agree that will will not sell it anytime soon and when the time comes it will probably be another Charger or the rumored Barracuda comeback which will be a Charger Convertible with other cosmetic looks. The Dodge Charger Pursuit is one great machine and a great tool for us and frankly, it just 'looks like' a police car. <G> Now if the guys ever get on the stick and starts delivering the Carbon Motors E7 then they may well take the lead.

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 My dept. has started buying the Tahoes.

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We just got a new Ford SUV awd.  I have only driven it a little but my first impression is, it's AWESOME!!!! tons of room, I'm 6' 240lbs and it has room to spare.  It is possibly the most comfortable car seat I have sat in with my duty belt on.  I will try to post a couple pictures on my profile.  It is a black&white and looks great also. The car outfitted was about 31K, a little more than the charger on state bid i think.

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mack77 says ...



We just got a new Ford SUV awd.  I have only driven it a little but my first impression is, it's AWESOME!!!! tons of room, I'm 6' 240lbs and it has room to spare.  It is possibly the most comfortable car seat I have sat in with my duty belt on.  I will try to post a couple pictures on my profile.  It is a black&white and looks great also. The car outfitted was about 31K, a little more than the charger on state bid i think.



All great stuff, until you get into a high speed road pursuit....... then it is nothing more than a clunky overweight slug prone to rolling in the corners.

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Yeehaw! I was just issued a brand new 2013 Dodge Charger. I don't know if any of y'all have been able to sample this particular little treat however it blows the doors off my old 2009 Dodge Charger. This thing is bad a$$!


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Our Department has a variety to its fleet. The only SUV we have is the Explorer, and since it's for Supervisors, I have no idea how it is.


We have a multitude of Crown Vics, 4 Chargers (different model years) and 4 new Taurus's. I've driven Crown Vics for the most part. I have driven both the older and newer Chargers, and don't like the rear visability. I do like the get up and go as well as the handling.


I've spent the last 3 days driving the new Taurus with snowy conditions. Aside from the rear visibility issue (like the Charger) and no dang cupholder for my coffee, I have to say I'm impressed. It's got plenty of spunk, even in the snow. Handles well, plenty of room for front seat personnel and not overly crowded with the computer on board. Naturally, I love the Emergency Light system it has (overheads, grille, turn signals, tail lamps, inside trunk). Considerably more lighting than my Crown Vic.


Granted, it does not have much room for prisoners, but let's face it. If they didn't break the law, they wouldn't be uncomfortable.


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