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(Jalopnik)   "Whether the cops in your town patrol in Crown Victorias, Ford Tauruses, or Dodge Challengers, make no mistake: the Seattle Police Department has them beat"   (jalopnik.com) divider line 120
    More: Cool, Seattle Police, Seattle, Dodge Challenger, town, Crown Victoria, Fleet vehicle, mistakes  
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2013-04-26 12:09:04 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: bunner: Ah, cars when they had designers and not CAD CAM annotated drag coefficient numbers.  Sick of ovate sh*tboxes.

You make me weep.

/memories

[all-carz.com image 700x503]


I've owned over 60 vehicles but never one of these.

farm4.static.flickr.com

/dream car
//maybe some day
/// :  \
 
2013-04-26 12:22:40 PM  
Barbaro's Broken Ankle:

cjo-cdn.com

Kansas has a couple of these highway patrol cars.  Modern vehicles with retro paint and lights.

I think this is a GREAT idea.  Cop cars around here have the latest in stealthy light bar technology which makes them hard to spot (the whole idea, I suppose).  Bring back the cherry tops!
 
2013-04-26 12:41:42 PM  
static.hometheaterforum.com
 
2013-04-26 12:48:55 PM  
Ford's 2013 Police interceptor line. all wheel drive, V6 ecoboost w/ 365 horses - more room than the Crown Vic & doors that open 90-degrees for easy perp throwing action.

media.treehugger.com
 
2013-04-26 01:35:35 PM  

MrSteve007: Ford's 2013 Police interceptor line. all wheel drive, V6 ecoboost w/ 365 horses - more room than the Crown Vic & doors that open 90-degrees for easy perp throwing action.

[media.treehugger.com image 468x289]


That's what we're getting! *salivates*
 
GBB
2013-04-26 01:39:40 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: No mention of the first purpose built police interceptor?

Carbon E7

Wiki page

[media.caranddriver.com image 520x318]

Too bad that it went under.


Yup, company died because the DOE refused to grant it a loan.  Looks like the big 3 don't like competition and will use their government connections to prove it.
 
2013-04-26 01:54:43 PM  
Really need the 2 man patrol cycle

www.nationalmcmuseum.org
 
2013-04-26 02:48:09 PM  

JohnCarter: Really need the 2 man patrol cycle

[www.nationalmcmuseum.org image 640x896]


NIP IT!

NIP IT IN THE BUD!
 
2013-04-26 02:48:17 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

just think of the money you'd save on gas
 
2013-04-26 03:24:26 PM  

JohnCarter: Really need the 2 man patrol cycle

[www.nationalmcmuseum.org image 640x896]


Those things killed a lot of motorcycle cops. The side cars make them severely unbalanced.
 
2013-04-26 03:44:04 PM  
Considering the number of rabid, granola headed, hippie, tree-hugging, anti-carbon, bike-riding, retards we have here in the PNW, I'm surprised there hasn't been a protest of this car as an evil destroyer of worlds on par with the Death Star.
 
2013-04-26 05:18:30 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: reillan: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x646]

Whar a fun show.


I miss it.  A friend of mine was a regular extra on the show, so it sucks for her, too.
 
2013-04-26 06:12:20 PM  
Why bother? I-5 is the worlds longest parking lot every other hour even on the weekends.
 
2013-04-26 07:27:19 PM  

Kurmudgeon: MisterTweak: I'm betting on it having a 318

Pic in the article shows a 383 with the HP air cleaner. So it's basically a 4 door Roadrunner.


Now yer talkin'!
 
2013-04-26 07:33:22 PM  

Bio-nic: To quote Indiana Jones "It should be in a museum!!"

I know it's a cool thing and all, don't get me wrong, but that car isn't something that should be on patrol.  Cops are notoriously hard on any vehicle they drive.


Know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2013-04-26 07:36:23 PM  

praymantis: Not even sure why cops are driving V8's still, with the price of gas they should all be driving a Ford Focus or some other 4 cylinder with much better gas mileage. I live in NY and it makes me crazy to see one cop on the NYS Thruway in a Suburban. They are wasting tax payers money and it needs to stop, and I am serious not trolling, it really is a pet peeve of mine.


I'm with you, all the cops in Seattle driving around in Magnum's is ridiculous. They have no need whatsoever for its potential speed so they are just guzzling enormous amounts of gas while trying to look cool.
 
2013-04-26 07:41:41 PM  

NobleHam: The Seattle PD has been trying so hard to be cool recently, you just know they must be doing some shady shiat behind the scenes.


They're so brutal, the DoJ has stepped in and our latest police chief has stepped out. The SPD shoots the defenseless and the homeless, beats the swarthy, the gay, and the protestor, and then lie about it. When caught lying and fired, our cops go to court claiming wrongful termination. It's hard to feel sympathy for them.

Perhaps, with the DoJ oversight and a new chief, the SPD culture can be repaired. Right now, though, they're just another gang to be avoided at all costs.
 
2013-04-26 11:37:21 PM  

Medic Zero: Bio-nic: To quote Indiana Jones "It should be in a museum!!"

I know it's a cool thing and all, don't get me wrong, but that car isn't something that should be on patrol.  Cops are notoriously hard on any vehicle they drive.

Know how I know you didn't read the article?


Except they do take it out on patrol...  and considering there are only 50something of them in existence, that's a pretty horrifying idea.
 
2013-04-27 12:23:27 AM  

Bio-nic: Medic Zero: Bio-nic: To quote Indiana Jones "It should be in a museum!!"

I know it's a cool thing and all, don't get me wrong, but that car isn't something that should be on patrol.  Cops are notoriously hard on any vehicle they drive.

Know how I know you didn't read the article?

Except they do take it out on patrol...  and considering there are only 50something of them in existence, that's a pretty horrifying idea.


Unless I read the article wrong, it sounded like the guy that owns it is a 30 year veteran of the force who they let drive his personal vehicle that used to be a local police car and is painted in current colors. I can understand the concern about it getting hit by some other car, but if there are 50 others, it's not like it is the very last one so I'm totally fine with letting him do what he wants with his own property. Your concern about it being not taken care of by the person driving it seems completely off base.
 
2013-04-27 12:28:07 AM  

Enigmamf: CtrlAltDestroy: No mention of the first purpose built police interceptor?....Carbon E7....Too bad that it went under.

Their entire business model was "This car looks badass, don't you cops wanna look badass too"? I think that conflicts with the image of professionalism most departments aim for these days.


Are you daft? The cars were specifically designed with what a cop would need in mind, yet you ignore all of their task specific features and instead claim that their business model was solely looks?

They wanted to break into a very well established market with a very different type of business model. Purpose built for the task instead of converting proven platforms. That's an uphill struggle. One way to make sure that you don't get lost in the mix is to make yourself stand out and distinctive. And they did just that. They were built for a task instead of adapted to the task and there was no mistaking them for anything else on the road. Win/win.

And are you really suggesting that our average cop doesn't have any desire to be/look/feel badass?

They had orders from over 600 police departments. Cops obviously wanted them.
 
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