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    God I hate Fords.
    Found on the Road Dead
    Fixed over Rebate Dodge
    Fix or Repair Daily
    Backwards Ford stands for Driver Returns On Foot

    Ford Mustangs...Junk
    Ford Escorts......Junk
    Ford F-150........Junk
    Ford Crown Vics...Junk..Why on Earth a Majority of our Police Departments
    use these sorry excuses for cars?

    I feel better getting this off my chest

    Oh by the way, our patrol car on our site is a Ford Escort.
    I'd say what I think of this car, but Ladies and young children
    maybe reading this.

    The dang car spend more time at the locar Ford Dealership than
    on patrols.

    I have been promised a Chevrolet Cavileer, or KIA as a replacement
    Anything is better that a car built by Henry Ford.
    http://www.laurel-and-hardy.com/ Greatest Comedy team ever!

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    LOL!! Don't get me started on Fords... (Although I share your sentiment )

    The reason most PDs use them, is the vast majority of their emergency driving courses are centered on RWD sedans... That's what PDs have been using since waaaay back in the day... So they stick with what they know works.. In the 90's, it was a war between Ford & Chevy... Crown Vics & Caprices... But Chevy dropped out when they stopped making the Caprice after '96.. Dodge hadn't made a RWD sedan for a while, so they had been out since the late '80s... Which left only Ford making a vehicle that fit their needs.. Hence, they've ruled the PD market since then... Until this year, with Dodge bringing out the new PD-issue Charger...

    Sure, Chevy released their PD-issue Impalas starting in 2000, and Dodge TRIED marketing a PD-issue Intrepid for a while... But they're FWD, so not many departments picked them up... (Although you still see a lot more of the Impalas than you do Intrepids)

    Personally, I'm a Dodge man... So I was ecstatic to hear about the new Charger.. (And I'm trying to make arrangements to go on a ride-along in one here soon... lol)

    On a side note, Ford just released a concept at the recent auto shows, called the "Interceptor." It's another RWD sedan, that (IF it sees production) would probably be a replacement for the CV... They're saying they want it to compete with Chrysler's 300 and the Charger.... Problem is, the thing is DOG ugly... Don't believe me? Just do a google search for "Ford Interceptor Concept" and look for recent articles/pics.
    Corbier's Commandos - "Stickin it to the ninjas!"
    Originally posted by ValleyOne
    BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
    Shoulda called in sick.
    Be safe!

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    • #3
      Philadelphia PD is now using Hemi Chargers.
      Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
      Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

      Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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      • #4
        In the Boston area I have seen some of the cities and town police using
        Impalas.
        http://www.laurel-and-hardy.com/ Greatest Comedy team ever!

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        • #5
          Why do they use CVPI over Impala? Before the Charger, they didn't have anything that wouldn't die in 45k with a tranny failure.

          Chevy killed themselves with those Impalas. At least they have the problems ironed out. Ford will continue to make CVPI for as long as police buy em.
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          "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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          • #6
            Originally posted by N. A. Corbier
            Why do they use CVPI over Impala? Before the Charger, they didn't have anything that wouldn't die in 45k with a tranny failure.
            Quoted for truth.

            Not that CVPIs are known for having awesome transmissions either, mind you... But the company I used to do patrol for used a fleet of the Impalas... Out of the 15ish they had, 3 of them needed new trannies around the 50k mile mark, JUST in the 1.5 years I worked there... And here they thought they were moving up in the world when they bought those to replace the 'aging' Luminas... LOL
            (From what the 'old timers' told me, the worst they had to replace on those were some shocks & struts... go figure)
            Corbier's Commandos - "Stickin it to the ninjas!"
            Originally posted by ValleyOne
            BANG, next thing you know Bob's your Uncle and this Sgt is seemingly out on his a$$.
            Shoulda called in sick.
            Be safe!

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            • #7
              These are 2 of the cars my sons dept picked up. He says that they go like a sore ape. 2006 Chargers. In Oklahoma they need the muscle cars on the vast highway system. I got a kick out of the Dial 911 on the rear. They must still be using rotary dial phones there
              Attached Files
              Last edited by Chucky; 02-01-2007, 05:13 PM.
              THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
              THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
              http://www.boondocksaints.com/

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              • #8
                Not sure how good they really are, but those Dodge's are the best looking Police cruisers yet, IMHO. They look fast sitting still.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SIW Editor
                  Not sure how good they really are, but those Dodge's are the best looking Police cruisers yet, IMHO. They look fast sitting still.
                  It's funny that you should mention that. Thinking back over the years that is something Dodge has always made their cars to look fast. In the 60s I had a good deal on a Dodge Coranet auto trans(OH NO!! Automatic YEEK) and worst of all the little shifter was on the dash board. In the day of the Hurst floor shift. What a wiss mobile. It had a Hemi in it but that meant little to me. What's a Hemi anyway. The first day I had it I drove it like as if I was normal. Then the next day for kicks and giggles I decided to nail it and man when it shifted into the next gear it left rubber. This car was awesome. When word got out it went from dork to cool.
                  THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
                  THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
                  http://www.boondocksaints.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SIW Editor
                    Not sure how good they really are, but those Dodge's are the best looking Police cruisers yet, IMHO. They look fast sitting still.
                    I agree. Fast is good; safe is better. Too many cops are dying in MVA's. If it was up to me, I'd buy a fleet of the safest cars (as rated by NHTSA) and set speed as the second priority.
                    Last edited by Mr. Security; 02-03-2007, 06:44 PM.
                    Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mr. Security
                      I agree. Fast is good; safe is better. Too many cops are dying in MVA's. If it was up to me, I'd buy a fleet of the safest cars (as rated by NHTSA) and set speed as the second priority.
                      Here's one that seems safer.
                      Attached Files
                      THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
                      THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
                      http://www.boondocksaints.com/

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                      • #12
                        Perfect. I'll take 50 for my local PD.
                        Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                        • #13
                          I dunno, it has no rollover protection, and where's the airbag?? Probably only has a lap seatbelt. I just not sure anyone seen any test results on it??

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                          • #14
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                            Canada please recall your geese, We surrender

                            Either that or put some corks in 'em.
                            Security: Freedom from fear; danger; safe; a feeling of well-being. (Webster's)

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                            • #15
                              http://www.copcar.com/
                              Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
                              Groucho Marx

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