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PoliceLink's Patrol Car Guide

Kevin Powers | PoliceLink

Ford Crown Vic

known as the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Ford built this popular patrol car off of the Lincoln Town Car.

It’s the only full-frame rear-wheel-drive passenger cars built in North America, which increases handling and provides officers better traction during acceleration. It’s also one of the few body-on-frame vehicles available, which makes it better suited for heavy-duty usage and easier to repair after crashes.

The car, which is only sold from Ford for law enforcement use, is built with V8 power, heavy duty transmission, heavy duty brakes, and a 250 hp (190 kW) engine.

And there are some other notable upgrades in the Police Interceptor. An external oil-to-coolant heat exchanger keeps engine oil temperatures down. The transmission is set up for more aggressive shifting, they added a dual exhaust system and a “stab plate” is installed behind the seats to prevent a perp from doing any damage to an officer while being transported.

The Crown Vic has dominated the market because of these advantages, but it will be replaced in 2011 with a version based off of the 2010 Taurus.

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    bluesclue4u

    almost 5 years ago

    56 Comments

    Tahoe is the best more room, leg space,Handles the road and you get the feeling a little bit better when approaching the scene.

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    jester1213

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    A car that should have been, Mercury Merauder, bigger badder crown vic

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    I have had the chance to sit in and watch some testing done with the E7 and that car is beautiful... gonna be a great tool. Unfortunately they are taking a long time to get the thing out on the streets. I saw it almost a year and a half ago.

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    Andrew224

    almost 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    Carbon Motors needs to get on it and get into the market, they've been working on that car for years and still there isn't a single one in actual police use as far as I know. Looks like a good car but I can see it taking a while to get administrators to come around and buying a car not produced by GM, Ford, or Chysler.

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    warrior5117

    almost 5 years ago

    70 Comments

    By the way I support Ford. I like the looks of the Charger, but Chrysler is in Obamas pocket.

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    lloyddollarhide

    almost 5 years ago

    14 Comments

    not that bad even though they could do better on the carbon motors e7

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    warrior5117

    almost 5 years ago

    70 Comments

    Hey. It looks like we are getting two Altimas...hybrids. Anybody had any experience? I heard NYPD was using them.

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    michael_withrow

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    The E7 looks to be a very strong vehicale, it's going to be built in Indiana last I heard.

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    POASgt

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    The E7 from Carbon Motors looks very promising.

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    scogna

    almost 5 years ago

    4 Comments

    idk about this one this thing looks like a cheap chinese

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    williamdenison1

    almost 5 years ago

    8 Comments

    I love the Good old Crown vic, it just says COPS...But i do love the new Caprice and the Tahoe

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    joker13

    almost 5 years ago

    94 Comments

    There's nothing like a brand spanking new "Crown Vic" but since we don't have take home cars at my Agency then after a month they get dogged out and start running, smelling and looking like a piece of crap. But when you put it on the road new its a great tool for us ( LEO's) .....

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    Morpheus77

    almost 5 years ago

    6 Comments

    I have to agree on the Chevy Caprice with the LT1 Motor. I had the opportunity to ride in one several years back while riding with a Trooper friend of mine. HP was just phenomenal! I never had the opportunity to actually drive one, but hands down, definitely the best I've ever experienced!

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    kalani23

    almost 5 years ago

    12 Comments

    I am a fan of the Tahoe as well.. especially the new PPV version. But....... I got to sit in the new E7 from Carbon Motors, and I found my next car. It is absolutely amazing. Just my opinion.. Anyone get to see it?

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    Anonymous

    almost 5 years ago

    Bump ace! Tahoe, now that would be nice in anybody's Christmas stocking!

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