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Discussion in 'State Police' started by GMACK24, Jan 23, 2012.
That's the new Ford interceptor isn't it?
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I believe this has been bandied about already but why is the MSP changing the door decals? I saw a vehicle (an Explorer?) on the X-way the other night and it just didn't look right with the new decal.
Side note, our department got 2 T-3s. Training started last week, One officer seriously injured one T-3 ruined! NEXT GREAT IDEA?????
We're just waiting for the Fusions. They're due in at the end of the month.
Our Detectives good some Taurus last year, I don't know if the interceptors are any better but the taurus has some serious blind spots.
MSP has the recently retired colonel to thank for the door seal debacle. It looks terrible
True that. Maybe the new guy will pull them off the road one at a time and replace them with a proper seal.
I don't care what kind of moniker they put on the sleds to make them sound cool; they sell PDs assembly line personal vehicles with a couple BS modifications to justify charging more. I rented a Taurus a couple weeks ago. You're right, that thing sucks for sight lines. I wasn't impressed with anything about it. Didn't PDs try this crap with the Taurus back in the early 90s and realized they sucked?
The thing looks like a fucking Camry anyway...
In spite of all evidence to the contrary, Ford apparently still thinks that front-wheel drive is appropriate for a police service vehicle.
I agree, atleast they give the option of front wheel drive or all wheel drive.
AWD = extra money.
I know which option my PD will likely go with.
The handling characteristics of FWD vs. RWD are completely different, so I suppose that all PD's that go with the FWD Ford will be offered training in the safe operation of FWD vehicles at high speeds?
I just know that RWD Crown Victorias tend to slid in a drizzle at up to 25 mph. I'm not impressed and can only HOPE the Fusion will be better, RWD, FWD, AWD, NWD, whatever. The CV is comfortable enough if there's no cage, but beyond that, I've never been a big fan.
BRING BACK THE PLYMOUTH FURY!
There, I said it. The Dodge St. Regis was the best damn cruiser I ever drove though. I miss it so.
dude I almost died on a t3 taken by ambulance bad head concussion very dangerous many officers getting very hurt in those throughout the country
Awd turbo interceptor is almost $30k on state bid. Hemi charger is $25k
If you mean this style;
They actually had less interior room than the old square Crown Vics. Because of the lack of interior space, that style was excluded from bidding on the LAPD contracts back in the 1980's.
2011+ generation of Chargers are absolute junk. Fast in a straight line, but they can keep that.
Where does one find the state bid list for items?
Depends on how you word it to them. Officer safety = go fuck yourselves. Liability = oh shit, we better train the bastards...
new chargers are awesome no issues handle great. Crown Vic could never handle some of the turns I drive at the higher speeds.
You don't get that feeling like "It's planted... it's planted... oh shit I'm going to loose it"? I feel like the car is either there, or not, in terms of handling. It isn't gradual at all.
With a speed limit of 10MP on a one and a half acre campus... why aren't they using go-karts?
Ya can't even open it up in the parking lots cuz they have obstacles there too!
All interceptors will be AWD. Ford doesn't even offer FWD in the police package.
To recap, the Interceptor Sedan comes in several variants that are different from the 2010 prototypes due to the fact that the 2012 variants are only available in an AWD drivetrain package. In fact, it’s the only pursuit-rated AWD sedan on the market. Previously, the sedan was also forecast as a FWD model, but because AWD performs dynamically better than FWD and provides more traction in inclement weather, Ford decided to make the sedan AWD only. (One possible reason for this change is that Ford saw the difficulty the refreshed 2012 300-plus-hp FWD Impala has in getting those ponies to the ground in a stable and usable manner.)
The new Dodge Chargers are shit.
All I have heard from the guys using them around here is that they have electrical problems and they are too small.
The one aspect of the vehicle I know for a fact is true is that the trunk is a fucking joke.
Not true HerrDocktor. They have the new interceptors at MHQ whee they sell police cars with FWD. AWD is a $1295 option and another $2995 option for turbo, Turbo requires AWD add on so total is $4300. On top of that the interceptor starts at around $25k.
My Charger is awesome, no issues, but its assigned to me and one other guy so we take care of it. We will see. We had our for 1 year, only couple of issues such as a recall.
Only thing I notice is that it handles and feels like a sports car. Crown Vic was a Lincoln this one is more like my Shelby. Handles great and always have to look twice at speedo. 85 mph feels like 30.
Trunk in Charger is small, but I have it full with O2 , AED, First Aid Kit and many more items and still have room for accident recon gear and two duty bags. Smaller than Vic yes but how much stuff you gonna put in there anyway.
Ford has apparently made AWD standard;