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Fleet for Sale

Discussion in 'Police Duty Gear For Sale / Wanted' started by Kilvinsky, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Anyone want a fleet of Ford Fusions? I'm not authorized to sell them, but I know there won't be a single patrolman who will turn me in if I sell all 8. I'll even throw a Ford Transit in for free! $5,000 or best offer. They're only about a year old and none have more than 12,000 miles!
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  2. RodneyFarva

    RodneyFarva Get off my lawn!

    Don't sell them next meet and greet we'll do a demolition derby
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  3. dano448

    dano448 Supporting Member

    Experiment failed?
  4. Truck

    Truck MassCops Member

    Who didn't see that coming. Some idiot is always looking to save money I remember in the mid 80's a commander thought we could save money by buying Ford Fairmounts.
    Had a pursuit of a VW Beetle and could not keep up.
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  5. Tuna

    Tuna Always entertained

    Send them to Devens for EVOC
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  6. USAF286

    USAF286 MassCops Member

    I would imagine things getting tight quickly in those tiny cars

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  7. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    History repeats itself ?

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  8. dano448

    dano448 Supporting Member

    The Ford LTD 2 comes to mind!
  9. BxDetSgt

    BxDetSgt MassCops Member

    Kliv...I will trade you our Hyundai, Nissan and Mazda for your Fords. Do we need to keep the light packages or do you need them.
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  10. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    better keep those red lights. nobody will pull over for the fire chief up here :D
  11. BxDetSgt

    BxDetSgt MassCops Member

    Our lights are now like a mullet, buisness up front (red) and party in the rear (blue). We are getting there.
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  12. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Months have gone by. I had forgotten I even posted that until a sgt. of mine brought it up. I have no idea how he found a post from way back in December and I'm trying to figure out how I missed all these great replies. All I can guess is, I was tired, had done a little imbibing, posted and forgot.

    Well, we still got 'em. No serious takers.

    The reason we got them in the first place is they are hybrids and someone bought them for the department to be 'green'. I have to admit, they're not the worst car in the world and once I'm actually IN the car, I'm comfortable. It's getting in and out that sucks eggs. The screen for a dash isn't my favorite either. When we still had Sirius it was fun, but with that gone, who gives a crap. Basic AM/FM radio is fine (I recall when cruisers had AM and you were damn glad of it) but instead of just hitting buttons, you have to hit a screen and sometimes nearly have to break your finger hitting that screen for it to sense your touch. Plus, think of all the people with colds who have had to do the same thing!

    Again, it's not the worst car but the vast majority of the people I work with would be tickled pink to get rid of them. The two primary standing opinions, a) I wouldn't mind one for my own car, but for a cruiser, it sucks. b) It sucks.

    I'll take it over Japanese cars though, thanks for that input BxD! Yuck! It's like TREASON to buy them, even though so many are made here now. Like when a number of departments in years gone by bought Volvos or some toyed with Mercedes-Benz (Quincy!) BUY AMERICAN (Canadian/Mexican) or don't buy at all!

    One last thing, we still have the Transit, but it became clear that none of the sergeants would voluntarily drive it (make that VERY FEW) so they stripped off the markings and it's now used by our sworn IT guy.
  13. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    You have a sworn IT guy? I've always wanted to be an IT guy...

    While commercials are a pain in the ass when you are trying to stay awake and jam out in the car, I have you beat...the place I used to work only got two FM stations.

    One was rap and the other was country.

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  14. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    I'd be happy with the country station (though a lot of current stuff is, eh, so so at best) but unless the rap station played only Beasty Boys, House of Pain, Run DMC and a few other OLD SCHOOL rap artists, I'd switch very quickly to a.m. on the dial.

    Yes, a sworn IT guy. He's a wiz with computers so they created a job for him. Aside from details and occasionally working big events manning the mobile command center, he never wears a uniform.
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  15. grn3charlie

    grn3charlie Yeah, THAT GUY!

    Here ya go Kilv
  16. pahapoika

    pahapoika Subscribing Member

    Just remember the cops complaining the headgaskets were blowing on the strait 6 and they were dogs compared to the V-8.

    Of course civil servants have never been known to treat stuff very well :p

    Think the weirdest car was the old AMC Matadors
  17. Dan Stark

    Dan Stark Tears of a Clown

    Your Union didn't shit about a position being made for a specific guy? Mine will grieve anything not handed to senior guy on silver platter....
  18. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    Long story. We did pitch a bitch but not formally. He does a pretty decent job and definitely knows his way around a computer, so for a few reasons, we've not made a big fuss. Again, LONG story.
  19. Goose

    Goose The list is long but distinguished. Staff Member

    Sounds like he's a good guy then that helps you guys a lot, everyone trusts him, and it all works in everyones favor then. :)

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  20. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.


    that works. I know I like him!
  21. grn3charlie

    grn3charlie Yeah, THAT GUY!

    Liar, you don't like anybody. ;)
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  22. Mr Scribbles

    Mr Scribbles Mr Scribbles44.blogspot.com

    Can we work a trade for the new BPD Chevy's??
    For the more "full figured" officers, they are cramped at best. Poorly set up, too!
    Need to engage kill switch with left hand, then shift into gear from the console with right hand, being careful not to smash said right hand an the MDT which hovers over the console like a UFO at Area 51. If you manage, you can leave the lot. If it's snowing, 3 calls qualify you for a spot on the US Olympic Bobsled Team. If you are assigned to a 1 man car it's bearable, but with a partner, one/both of you are going to be sore the next tour. Either from smashing your hand on the MDT while shifting, or banging your hip and knee off the adjusted MDT in the observers berth. They must have sent a %^$#@ midget to look at these things, a midget who looked at the $$$ and didn't give a crap guys would be spending 8 hours (ahem!) in them. Guess the point's moot, because with the new computer system they claim to be introducing, reports will take the average sausage fingered patrolman about three hours to finish.
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  23. Kilvinsky

    Kilvinsky I think, therefore I'll never be promoted.

    We had outdated computers. The new cars don't have one but word on the street is, new ones are coming. I'd be tickled pink NOT to get one, I don't need it. We found that out with the old ones. We really didn't use them a lot because we often found it difficult to find somewhere that they could receive a signal. When you don't have something, then you DO have something but can't use it, so you DON'T use it, you discover just how unimportant it really was in the first place.
  24. HoneyBadger1

    HoneyBadger1 MassCops Member

    Work for Havard......?

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