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Ten Greatest American Police Patrol Cars

Matt Hardigree | Jalopnik



Whether on the big screen or the rear-view mirror, the radio car is as much a part of the ubiquitous American landscape as the golden arches of McDonalds or the billboards offering “Color TV” to road-weary travelers. Though they represent different things to different people, and we don’t always love the people inside, they’re there and, in the true American spirit, the cars are usually big, fast and strong. Which is why we love them. Check them all out and vote for your favorite below the jump.




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    policebodyarmor

    over 2 years ago

    20 Comments

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    ronnann

    about 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    Well, sometimes is really nice to be a cop, isn't it? These cars are awesome, I wouldn't refuse the chance to drive one myself but I don't think that chance will come along. There's a reason why you don't find these cars on car donations lists, they go with a different regime.

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    devvon

    about 3 years ago

    30 Comments

    I am so impressed, I wish this list was longer.

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    ecop

    about 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    CHARGER wow SWEET PD CAR

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    yankeesrock89

    about 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    I'm glad they included the iconic Dodge Diplomat but they totally forgot the late 80's Chevy Caprice 9C1. That surely should have made the list!

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    OLDYELLARDOG

    about 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    GIVE ME THE DODGE VIPER WITH THE 500 HORSEPOWER V-10, DRESSED OUT IN WHITE PAINT JOB WITH SOLID BLUE WARNING LIGHTS, TURBO-CHARGED STATION-WAGON PATROL CAR, THIS IS ONE VERY, VERY, BAD & SERIOUS MACHINE, THERE IS NOT TO MANY VEHICLES MADE THAT CAN OUT-RUN THIS MONSTER ?????

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    jdmein

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    Coming Soon: The Carbon E7 Purpose-Built Police Car by CARBON MOTORS (http://www.carbonmotors.com).

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    HijoDeDiosMRM

    over 3 years ago

    348 Comments

    We have the Ford Crown Vics in our fleet.Some of the smaller communities near here have the new Dodge Chargers.I want one of those.

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    THIRDWATCHNORTH

    over 3 years ago

    880 Comments

    Is anyone using the "new" Camaros?

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    usmmotorman

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    cant believe the late 80s model caprice didnt make it on the list. we couldnt wear our out!!

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    bumperdog831

    over 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    hahahahahahahaha for the camaro....."they’re great for deterrence as well. Who would want to get put in the backseat of that thing?"

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    TrafficCop28

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    I'll have to vote for the 96 Chevrolet Caprice. It's outrun a 93 Mustang, notice I did not say take it from a dead stop. Not that anyone would ever race the two.

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    Want2baPO1day

    almost 4 years ago

    12 Comments

    Where's the Mustang?

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    Anonymous

    almost 4 years ago

    Yeah, MSP!! I have always thought that these guys (my heros since I understood what and who they were) had the best looking units on the highways!! And I don't care what anyone says, those old 'gumball machine' top lights were beacons of hope to all of us who lived in the Michigan boonies!

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    recon2819

    almost 4 years ago

    256 Comments

    i want one of these.

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