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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Pats2009, Feb 27, 2009.
American police drive American Cars! I know the argument that everything is made overseas, but my statement remains the same!!!
Most Camry's are assembled in the USA and most Crown Vic's are assmembled in Canada.
Just give me a working car that has enough room for my gear, for me to manuever inside, and is durable.
A Camry as a police car would be similar to along the idea of the Chevy Impala in use as a police car.
It doesn't look all that bad
American muscle for american Police Departments.
You guys are all missing out on something...
...it's a hybrid.
The Camry hybrids haven't been out that long...maybe 2 years? I don't recall if there are any hybrid domestic sedans, but I don't think there are...
I believe Chevy has a Malibu hybrid
How does a hybrid police interceptor compare to the old fashioned kind? I'm guessing not very well.
The article stated that the department bought 5 of them. I can see using them for writing parking tickets or possibly even detective use, but not for patrol use. I'm sure we won't hear about then in two or three years when they aren't being used any more since they are broken. I don't think they will hold up very well, either.
At first I thought, "What? A CAMRY!?" then I see it and its not bad at all! Id take it! Its better than what Im patroling properties in now hahaha!
Pretty soon we're going to be patrolling out on this, the way the economy is going.
The SmartCar is already being used as a police car in Europe, where gas is equivalent to $7 a gallon. Not that I'd be caught dead in that shitbox.
Hybrids are a complete farce....It takes many years to make up the difference in what you paid for a hybrid vs. the regular vehicle and there are added expenses down the line in replacing hybrid parts...
The day we start driving Toyota Camrys as patrol vehicles is the day I start patrolling on a bicycle every shift, even in inclement weather.
I know of the Ford Fusion Hybrid as well as the Chevy Malibu Hybrid off the top of my head.
Ah, okay. I see a heck of a lot of Priuses and Camry Hybrids at work, but I've yet to see any domestic hybrids other than a Ford Escape.
Howd you like to do a pit manouver in that thing?
That thing should be driven into a pit, never to be seen again
I would love to drive this for a police car!!! Not for 911 calls, traffic patrols or general patrol but for like town fairs, patrolling parks, parking enforcement...I would much rather ride this then ride an ugly golf cart, segway or bicycle.....:letitallS you will never ever see me on a bicycle.......ever..
I got news for ya...Toyota's last a long time.
I think he means in the world of police work they won't last a long time. No front wheel drive car lasts long in police work as an actual police car, maybe as an admin. car, but never in patrol.
I'd rather (and do) ride a Mtn. bike on patrol than ever set foot in a SmartCar or Segway. Those things scream ghey all the way.
This is the cruiser I am waiting for to fill the void. You can keep your camry and smart cars.
And from all LEO's and the general public...........THANK YOU!!!!!!!
lol no problem lol
bike uniforms are just plain gay
Japs make cars like their lives depend on it. I always said if they ever decided to get in the police car market I can guarantee you they would blow us out of the water. You would have cruisers with 250,000 miles on them. American car companies have been lazy when it comes to improving technology in our cars, they're are a step behind and just copy all the foreign makers. I wouldn't even think of buying a domestic car anymore, a truck yes, but car no. You want the most bang for your buck, I hate to say it, but go foreign.
Remember when Chevy stopped making the Caprice (awesome police car by the way)? Remember how the following years because of no competition the Crown Vic went to complete sh!t? Ford put no effort into upgrading their product because they had nobody competing against them. They knew we were going to buy them no matter what, we didn't have a choice!
Now at least you got Chevy somewhat back in the market with the Impala. I like what Dodge is doing with putting in a monster engine, however, I wish the Charger overall was a little more roomy. Durability is still a question with them. The Crown Vic is a proven workhorse, I'll definitely give Ford that. They take a good beating!