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01-19-11, 09:23 PM #21The Reason People Hate Cops & Causer of WarVerified LEO
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We've got Crown Vics, and a couple of Impalas. I haven't driven the Impala available to us in patrol; the times I road in one of the other detectives's Impalas didn't impress me with the space. I'd hate to imagine them with a cage... Even the newer Crown Vics are tight. (And seem to be lower to the ground than I remember...)
I don't like SUVs or vans for patrol, either. None of them have gotten a passing grade by our track/EVOC staff for pursuits/response driving. I don't know how they'd do with cages, either... you'd almost need a double cage or something to keep the back cargo area secure.
Crown Vics are decent; not great, not perfect, but decent. But what I've also noticed is that they're very variable. Out of the several in our patrol fleet, each is different. Not just minor differences in set up because our shop can't be consistent... but there are big differences in how each steers, handles, accelerates, brakes, and so on. Maybe different model years, maybe differences in maintenance, but each is different.Voting against incumbents until we get a Congress that does its job.
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01-20-11, 12:10 AM #22
I liked the 88 Diplomat I drove when I was stationed at West Point as an MP. That car haules butt, even over the mountains we had. I hated the K car and Plymouth Acclaims we had as well. My most favorite car I used for duty was an 1987 7 series BMW we used when I was working PSD in Germany. It was a hard car, but still hauled butt and handled well even with all the armored protection installed on it. we test drove the new Caprices up in Orlando recently, hopefully we will get them at least for the traffic unit. Our local Chevy dealer is a prick and won't work with us for maintenance, but the honchos at Chevy is working on that for us.Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American G.I.
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01-23-11, 02:23 PM #23
We have the old crown vics and the new and old impalas. I like the crown vics cause they have balls and are very roomy (im 6'6) but the new impalas have all the bells and whistles so theyre nice too.
01-23-11, 02:41 PM #24
The cars we drive all stay with the shift. So if I'm working one shift, I'm in one car, another, a different, etc.
I've noticed that my driving style changes with each car. 1 has super sloppy steering and a terrible turning radius but runs like a drag car in a straight line. Another has better handling, but not so much get up. The car I'm in most of the time now flat hauls and handles like its on rails in comparison to the other ones."Like" us on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Offic...93147194083228
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01-23-11, 03:36 PM #25
1996 Caprice was the best and a late 90's Taurus was the worst.
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01-23-11, 05:34 PM #26
I can remember a supervisor broadcasting the following traffic on Statewide radio:
"All Chrysler products drop out to cover or traffic control positions on this pursuit, you are slowing down the faster cars."
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01-23-11, 07:17 PM #27
I'v had CV's and currently in an 07 Impala that I love, but I'm about to get a new V8Hemi Charger, soooo that likely will be my favorite, but right now out of the CV and Impala I love my impala and would have to piss and moan if I ever got another CV. Thankfully we are phasing out our CV's for the new Caprices and Mostly hemi chargers.
01-23-11, 10:11 PM #28
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01-24-11, 08:47 AM #29The reason they do psych evalsVerified LEO
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