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    This is so sad.

    http://reviews.ebay.com/Police-Inter...AT:-1:SEARCH:1

    The overall thing with police cars is that you should expect to put some money into them. Even with a mojor engine of transmission repair you'll still be ahead of the game considering you probably paid around $5,000 for a $30,000 car that's only a few years old!

    The way I look at it is this:

    Used Ford Police Interceptor $5,000

    6 antennas $150

    NEVER being tailgated again.....Priceless!

    Hope you find these tips a bit helpful and with a little care your Ford Police Interceptor should bring you years of joy!


  • #2
    I don't know why anyone in their right mind would buy a used CVPI - those vehicles are driven HARD.

    To each his own, I guess!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Soon2Be
      I don't know why anyone in their right mind would buy a used CVPI - those vehicles are driven HARD.
      You got that right! And they stink to high heaven of urine and vomit.

      I have owned several police package cars, but I always buy them brand new from a dealership. Therefore, no stink.

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      • #4
        If I put one of those engines into a ford escort...how fast would I be able to go?

        Its a lighter car, and if the car can handle it...would I be able to do it?

        MORE POWER. Grunt.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mitchell_in_CT
          If I put one of those engines into a ford escort...how fast would I be able to go?

          Its a lighter car, and if the car can handle it...would I be able to do it?

          MORE POWER. Grunt.
          There may be more power, but you're still driving a ford escort, not the sexiest of cars out there

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          • #6
            Why would a person want a CVPI if they already have a cadillac?

            I personally feel that the public sale of used police vehicles invites and facilitates persons in impersonating police officers by giving them half of the necessary illusion to make unlawful traffic stops which ultimately places the public in jeopardy. If a department wants/needs to sell off used vehicles, then it should be required that those vehicles are repainted, ALL evidence of law enforcement use should be removed from the vehicle, such as spotlights, screens, push bars, strobe lights, etc., and each vehicle owner should be required to register the vehicle with their local Sheriff's Office or Police Department.

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            • #7
              As of yet we still have no manufacturer who is ready to build a police only vehicle.
              So anyone could pretend if they had a bit of imagination.
              We only use production line models, we have started to use silver vehicles because apparently the resale value is higher.
              I saw an old patrol car of ours towing a caravan the other day. It was a right dog when it went but looked pretty clean when I saw it.
              If only the driver knew how well treated it had been!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by motorwaycop
                As of yet we still have no manufacturer who is ready to build a police only vehicle.
                This is the closest I've seen:



                Link with more information: http://www.carbonmotors.com/index.html

                We'll see if that ever actually takes off, which I highly doubt. Although I do like the idea of a "police only" vehicle tailored to our specific needs. Maybe someday.
                It's 106 miles to Chicago, we've got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses....Hit it!

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                • #9
                  Like it. Like it alot.

                  At least we can dream.

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                  • #10
                    What is so sad? Someone who retired from the police buying cars to make them look like the police? Someone intentionally wanting themselves or their vehicles to look like they are the police?

                    Sounds like some pretty sad stuff.

                    Have a scanner? Show up to calls to talk with the REAL police?
                    "Socrates was a philosopher. He talked a lot. They killed him." unknown to me.

                    "Evil prevails when good men do nothing."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by SHERIFF
                      You got that right! And they stink to high heaven of urine and vomit.

                      I have owned several police package cars, but I always buy them brand new from a dealership. Therefore, no stink.
                      Why did you buy police packaged vehicles for your personal life?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by SRT Sniper
                        Why would a person want a CVPI if they already have a cadillac?
                        Maybe they bought it before the Cadillac?

                        Originally posted by SRT Sniper
                        I personally feel that the public sale of used police vehicles invites and facilitates persons in impersonating police officers by giving them half of the necessary illusion to make unlawful traffic stops which ultimately places the public in jeopardy. If a department wants/needs to sell off used vehicles, then it should be required that those vehicles are repainted, ALL evidence of law enforcement use should be removed from the vehicle, such as spotlights, screens, push bars, strobe lights, etc., and each vehicle owner should be required to register the vehicle with their local Sheriff's Office or Police Department.
                        I think any and all decommissioned police cars should be sent to the crusher.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LT. EXPLORER
                          Why did you buy police packaged vehicles for your personal life?
                          VERY good question.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LT. EXPLORER
                            Why did you buy police packaged vehicles for your personal life?
                            A Crown Victoria is the last rear wheel drive full frame reasonably priced car out there. Prior to this it was only the Chevrolet Caprice and Crown Victoria. The Caprice died a very horrible death so they could retrofit the assembly plant to build more pick'em'up trucks.

                            You can buy a P73 or P74 civilian version if you like. The seats ride low when new and break down with age, the suspensions are weak, they have a Grandma mode PCM, and they handle like a freight train on marbles. Price range, $25,000 to $32,000.

                            Or certain people with connections can buy the P71 police package. Stiffer suspension. Heavy duty transmission cooler. Stiff & comfortbale bucket seats (much better fabric on the seats). Enhanced PCM. Dual exhausts. Price, state contract bid.

                            I prefer the P71 police package. Just like in real life, there's a few people around here (not you) who don't think I should be able to buy and drive a P71 brand new. It's their problem, not mine.

                            (Got a call from a dealer the other night that has a brand new 2007 ready to cut loose if I am interested. The county only took 23 of the 24 ordered because the sheriff went out and bought a Charger on the state bid for himself.)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SHERIFF
                              I think any and all decommissioned police cars should be sent to the crusher.

                              But where would we get our taxicabs???
                              They're called 'learning opportunities'.

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