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Sounds like a bunch of Chevy-loving whiners commenting. Sheesh. Let the LEOs pick whatever they want to drive. After all, they are the ones putting their lives on the line every day to save our sorry a$$es.
"Built Ford Tough (withOUT your tax dollars)"
The 1996 Chevrolet LT1 with the 9C1 package was rated by The National Policeman's Association as the BEST performing police vehicle EVER!
The Ford Crown Victoria P71 package (which is the same as a rent a Crown Vic from Hertz), proved by Popular Mechanics magazine, cannot hold a candle to the Caprice.
But too bad the corperate clowns at GM discountinued the car for bailout porpouses.
Most of the people here have no idea what they are talking about.
All police cars are sold by bid. Do you have any idea how that works? The vehicle manufacturer incentivises the sale. That means that a new Impala 9C1 costs the State about 17 Grand less the lights and radios. Now that I've proved that you don't know what you're talking about, the Chevrolets are the ones with the lowest operating expenses. You can't keep a rear end in a Ford for 100K. You can't keep brakes on a Dodge for 10K. Both Ford and Dodge will eat you out of house and home on fuel costs.
Ask the Fleet Manager for a State, County, or Municipality.
The officers will always want the BIGGEST car you can give them. They need to get used to something smaller because there are no more big cars. The Crown Vic is history.
And yes, there are some officers that want to do nothing more than write traffic tickets. Everyone works with some lazy people. But, there are a lot of officers that risk life and limb every day to make life safer for all of you. Look for ones without the donuts.
Quit running you mouths and think before you rattle on. If you don't understand something, do some research and learn about it!