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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by CJIS, Aug 29, 2009.
I agree and think it's done on purpose to market as a luxury car.
Looks better than the crap that the try to market here.
In 1995 or 1996 I was getting a new cruiser (1997 Crown so it was 1996) at Devens. A lot of the younger Troopers were angling for the 95/96 ? Chevys because they had more Hp and pickup. I think fleet bought about 200 of them. My feeling was in 3 years when the tranny goes there will be 100s of crown vics out of commission for one reason or another. Chevys laying around waiting for a transmission swap - not so many.
I remember the time when they had the little world stickers on the back window to show how many time that cruiser had been around the world (mileage wise). That Crown Vic lasted through 2003 and still ran great when I turned it in.
and of course the obligatory photo of the "mad max" car
We just got two '09 CVPIs. That little Flexfuel Symbol is a nice touch
I drove a brand new (52 miles) 09 over the weekend, and it had plenty of giddyup.
I love when you get a new cruiser, first day on line. Everything is tight, no rattles, the engine is new and juicy, not all tired and clapped out like the last set of cruisers that now have 35k on them in a year. The best is when you shift it into reverse or drive and it immediately engages that gear, not one or two seconds later from the bands being stretched out like putty.
And then two weeks later it smells like ass from all the foul smelling dirt-bags and they guy who shares the car with you refuses to clean up his coffee cups, citation carbons, etc. and then another month later, the engine has noise because every one guns it to the hot calls. They don't stay nice for too long. Oh sure, the exterior looks good for another few months.
Then there's another extreme. You share the car with a guy who insists on putting armor-all on absolutely everything, dashboard steering wheel, radio mike, and of course the plastic prisoner seat (which is actually kind of funny.) Yeah the car looks great, but in high humidity your hands stick to the steering wheel,and when the weather is just right, your hands slide all over it. You grab the radio mike,and it goes flying out of your hands. What makes me laugh is that these guys would never armor-all their interiors on their own cars to such a redundant point.
Yeah, under the seat seems like a fucking garbage pail in short order. I don't have to worry about armor all too much, I wipe down every surface I touch with Lysol or Clorox wipes. That cuts through that shit very quick. Yeah, I'm Monk-ish, but I feel much better about it when I see where everyone puts their hands without washing them.
Armor All Orange Cleaning Wipes are the best.
How did you like it? We're slated to be getting some in soon.
That's all well and good, but there is nothing like that new car smell!
Same here. I usually vacuum it out quick and sterilize the interior before hitting the road.
CVPI is CVPI, hardly anything was changed. As always, we got even more lights. Every year they seem to add something. The new car smell will be gone the moment you PC/Arrest one of your local village idiots. And as far as you vacuuming the cruiser, well, I wish I was sharing mine with you, because my car mysteriously reaquires all of it's trash no matter how often I clean it.
As mentioned, nothing has really changed from the 2007 that's my regular cruiser. The only practical difference I noticed was that the power window switches are different and seem to be placed differently, as I kept rolling down the rear window when I meant to roll down the driver's window.
Steering wheel cover is a must.... I am lost without it as it is a great place to stuff and hold violators licenses and registrations while you are writting money V's....
Actualy, the transition isn't that bad. when you break it down, there is less maint. to a diesel motor than a gas motor (change the oil and filters, no plugs and wires to speak of), more torque, and if you run it on Veggie oil, the exhaust smlls like Micky D's french fries.
That's a god idea, never thought of that, I just put a paper clip on the A-Pillar molding for that purpose.
I just put them on the dashboard.....nowhere to go, so they're impossible to misplace.
HAHA same here and the power lock has switched. I keep unlocking instead of locking my cruiser when I get out.
Resting them on the MDT seems to work the best until I shut up and the license flings off like a rocket ship
I tried that once by resting them on the "F" keys of the keyboard, then they fell down and went into the console.....What a pain in the ass it was to retrieve them.....
I think most of us have at one point or another Bro.
or the infamous ID drop in the window jam
HTF did you manage that?
I am sure he did it with skill and feigned surprise
When someone is being a real a-hole during a traffic stop, you should place their license in-between the outside of the driver's window and the door, in order have both your hands free to deal with any tactical issue.
Sometimes, and it's a real shame when it happens, the license will somehow fall inside the door during the excitement of the encounter.