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Ten Greatest American Police Patrol Cars

Matt Hardigree | Jalopnik

8. Border Patrol Dune Buggy (Arizona)

Specifically, a Desert Patrol Vehicle (DPV), these are some of the most extreme police vehicles used for active patrolling duty. Typically, a DPV is fitted with a VW engine capable of nearly 200 HP. These vehicles can travel up to 80 mph and generally encounter some of the roughest terrain in the country while enduring severe temperature conditions. These go fast in places that Border Patrol SUV’s can’t even reach.

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    dopefinder28

    about 5 years ago

    116 Comments

    I actualy got to ride in an M.P. buggy at white sands,nm. talk about fun!!

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    dopefinder28

    about 5 years ago

    116 Comments

    I actualy got to ride in a MIL. POL.

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    sherrilinn

    about 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    the camaro and the dune buggy are the best

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    cnjbrooks

    about 5 years ago

    148 Comments

    Wow, it seems like almost everyone has forgotten the big black jet behind the camaro in the picture. I think those should be dept. issue! LOL

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    Sarge144

    about 5 years ago

    138 Comments

    I started out driving the infamous Dodge Diplomats in 1985 - not the greatest car in the world but I still have fond memories of them. Hard to believe they did not mention the last of the Caprices in 1996 with the LT1 engine - probably one of the finest ever built.

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    onemicginnimike

    about 5 years ago

    162 Comments

    It's good to see the classic NYC blue and white.

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    Catherine74

    about 5 years ago

    88 Comments

    the Bel Air = RAD!

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    TopRad

    about 5 years ago

    68 Comments

    I thought an honorable mention might be the Chevy Caprice with the Corvette LTI engine. I never drove one, but I'm told they would go like nothing else!

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    bklynswetest

    about 5 years ago

    60 Comments

    I wonder why Ford Crown Victoria isnt up on the list? That car can last long!

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    HOOKEM

    about 5 years ago

    608 Comments

    outstanding!!!

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    Deltaboy1984

    about 5 years ago

    924 Comments

    I love those old Fairlanes

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    ponycar25

    about 5 years ago

    24 Comments

    Ok lets get it right the fairlane had a flathead V-8 not a big block, nice job on checking the facts.

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    SChalice

    about 5 years ago

    40 Comments

    1) radar-absorbing stealth-black paint
    2) thermal vision projections on the windshield
    3) biometric verification
    4) stealth exhaust

    http://www.geekologie.com/2009/06/stealth_dodge_challenger_built.php

    http://realtalkny.uproxx.com/2009/06/topic/topic/pictures/poppin-or...

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    HawaiifiveO

    about 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    Oh and my personal favorite I almost forgot the Infinity G-35...which believe it or not can get up and go when needed.

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    HawaiifiveO

    about 5 years ago

    18 Comments

    I like the fact in Honolulu we have subsidized vehicles where you can purchase your own car when you have the senority to make motor and from the approved list. The department fits it out with a removable dome light and siren. They also provide limit gas as well. Other than that they have no markings and they have some unique cars and suv's. Camaros, Chargers and the Chrysler 300 along with the toyota 4 runners are the most popular.

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