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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby toecutter » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:59 am

'The Town Car sure looks like it's the same as the other two, but when you see one in person, it's obvious that it's a much larger automobile.'

Yeah, but they both have leaf spring suspension, la-z-boy seats and wallow like the USS Nimitz when cornering. :lol:
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:32 am

flightsuit wrote:It looks like Ford heard me bashing their current cop cars. Feast your eyes on the new Ford Police Interceptor:

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Read about it here:

http://jalopnik.com/5491850/2012-ford-police-interceptor-the-crown-vics-robocop-replacement

Since it's based on the Ford Taurus, it is a FWD V6 car, but AWD and twin turbos are optional.


Ugly anemic crap! My brothers a cop and he said that himself and alotta other road deputies don't want a front wheel drive shitbox. Why the hell couldn't Ford import the Falcons like GM's doing with the Holden Statesman??
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby Madmaxing » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:30 am

Why the hell couldn't Ford import the Falcons like GM's doing with the Holden Statesman??



The Taurus PI is twice as rigid as the body-on-frame Crown Vic it replaces. How rigid is the Falcon?

The Taurus PI is certified to safely withstand a 75 MPH rear impact. Can the Falcon withstand that?

I have also heard that the location of the B-pillar on the Falcon makes it difficult for officers to get in and out of the car with all the stuff they wear on their utility belt.

If not built here (US), how much would a Falcon PI cost if imported, and would it be beefed up to US police spec's in Oz or here? How much effect would that have on total price to purchase?

Ford may also be using GM's importing of the Statesman as an opportunity to do some flag waving with the "American designed and built" issue.



Me, personally, I was rooting for a Falcon police car. I want the Falcon in the US. I was let down when I heard it wasn't going to be the Falcon. However, I think the Taurus PI is a suitable replacement after having read all the details. The only hanging point seems to be a RWD preference, which has also always been the norm. Ford's Stability Control has been recalibrated in the PI to the liking of the Police Advisory Board members that tested the vehicle to provide the vehicle handling that was requested.

I guess we gotta ask some officers after they have used one on the beat.

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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby flightsuit » Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:57 am

Given that the Taurus cop car is available with AWD, the FWD vs. RWD issue becomes kind of moot. My biggest complaint about the damned thing is that it weighs about a thousand pounds more than it ought to. Of course, if you're using your car to "spin and pin" fleeing suspect vehicles, all that extra weight might not be such a liability.
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:42 am

The clitaurus is still a gay fwd shitbox! My brother said his agency will use the last of the Crown Vics till the bitter end then they may consider the Charger because Fl. had a nitemare issue with the Taurus's before and most were at auction not even 2 years after they got them.
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby flightsuit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 1:20 pm

But the new Taurus is a completely different car from the old one. The only thing they have in common is their name. Not that I care, really. The Taurus hasn't excited me since the days of the first and second generation SHO, and that was a long time ago.
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby Soulblinder » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:08 pm

flightsuit wrote:...Not that I care, really. The Taurus hasn't excited me since the days of the first and second generation SHO, and that was a long time ago.


Yeah, and what's really weird is that TV commercials are reffing the SHO as "Show", not S.H.O. (Super High Output) as we recall...
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby flightsuit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:17 pm

Really!? Good Lord, that's just embarrassing!
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Re: US Police departments get modern Mad Max cars!

Postby Big Bopper Bart » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:42 pm

The sho was last pwd by a Yamaha engine. the Taurus is a car I always hated with the exception of The Robocop one cuz they dubbed in V8 sounds and it looked tough.
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