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Discussion in 'Equipment' started by CJIS, Aug 29, 2009.
I agree, I have been hearing the same rumors about the Crown Vic since I started in this field 15 years ago. It will be a shame when/if they actually phase it out. Interestingly, I once read somewhere that police vehicles are actually a very small percentage of Ford's actual sales. Hard to believe.
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I guess it could be worse; there are bad ones and some horrible ones
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Nothing worse than dropping a license in the radio console area between the slots. All my cruisers except the current one, now that I know better, had a slot big enough between radio unit and console to easily gobble a license. That wasn't so bad as the tamper-proof screws that were on the unit that you needed an act of God to move, even with vice-grips.....lol
MASS COPS ADD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Focus on what?
Finally..... Been waiting for this one
Not this POS. Foolish... where is the money for this coming from?
I once did that and told the motorist I would meet him at his house to give him his license back. Embarrasing...kinda kills any command presence you had.
I have to carry a set of Allen wrenches in order to adjust my MTD...things a pain to adjust...
Tri, I have ADHD...Look! A squirrel...
The decision was made a few years back. the only reason they kept the line open was due to legal issues made to the Canadian government where the vehicle is made. Ford gave them two more years as a settlement. Otherwise the line would have been shut down a year or so back. the car is not a moneymaker and hasn't been available to the general public for the last year. The Mercury version is available but try to find one. No dealer will keep one on his lot. You can order one but you may wait forever to take delivery. Their use in the police market slipped when the charger came in and undercut them by a few thousand per unit. then the taxi companies switched over to small SUV's and minivans and saved a ton on gas costs.
The car has had it's day and will die off in another year. nothing will save it. Certainly not the limited police market. The cars legicay is either a cop driving one or a senior citizen living in Florida.
Traffic enforcement only, no sharp turns
Ran in to a the Pres. of MHQ the other day and asked him what was the deal. He says that the Taurus and some sort of an Explorer variant will be Ford's new offering in 2011.
Although those two offerings will not be the same as the tried and true CVPI, the new Taurus SHO looks like a decent car to spend half your waking hours in.
Front wheel drive doesn't work for police work, and the problem (besides FWD) with the new Taurus is going to be the same problem with the last police Taurus....not enough room in the front seat for tall cops wearing vests & gunbelts, and not enough room in the back seat for tall passengers wearing handcuffs.
I'll be honest, I am not sure how any passenger's fit in my backseat now. Oh well. it is my car so I don't hafta sit in the back.
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The Chevrolet Caprice mentioned earlier does exist here in the US as the Pontiac G8...drove in one over the summer and it's a great car. With the demise of Pontiac they are considering rereleasing it as a Chevy Caprice here in the states and it would make an execellent police car which CEO Fritz Henderson considered, saying "We've been talking about in terms of potential police applications and we'll leave it at that". The GT model has a 6.0L V8 that pushes 361 horses through the rear wheels reaching 60 in the low 5s and handles very well, there is also a lesser v6 and a more powerful v8. Performance wise it can run circles around crown vics and will outrun a charger. I think that Chevy can have a lot of success with PDs with a good police package. They built a car (or cars?) for LAPD and they are quite popular elsewhere in the world (especially their native land of Austrailia)
civilian model would look something like this
interior of the LAPD g8, notice they incorporated the MDT right into the center console saving a ton of space.
THe LAPD G-8 looks good. The civilian model Caprice looks good till you get to the grill that was borrowed from a Chevy Aveo.
This is next!!
If they can't fit the usual way, get another cop, pick them up like a roll of carpet, and throw as hard as you can.
Seriously, we have the plastic back seats, which creates a bunch of leg room over the stock back seat. I transported a guy the other night that had to be 400lbs, (probably the only obese cokehead in existence) and he managed to wedge himself in there.
I just slide them in like a gurney
I don't find that getting them into the car is usually the problem