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    Thumbs up Badass Patrol Cars!

    The Iowa State Patrol is in the process of field testing 12 Dodge Chargers as patrol cars.

    See the article in the Des Moines Register below:
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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt View Post

    I stand corrected...but there's nothing like good old American Muscle!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by medicmaster View Post
    I stand corrected...but there's nothing like good old American Muscle!!
    If given the choice between the Lamborghini Gallardo or a Dodge Charger for a patrol car, give me the raging bull over the ram anyday.

    Artie.. wouldn't the Lambo in red make a fitting vehicle for a Deputy Chief?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    If given the choice between the Lamborghini Gallardo or a Dodge Charger for a patrol car, give me the raging bull over the ram anyday.

    Artie.. wouldn't the Lambo in red make a fitting vehicle for a Deputy Chief?
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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt View Post
    Only if I'm your aide
    Agreed! Now to convince "her Honor the Mayor" to pony up with the $180K to get the Gallardo. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by medicmaster View Post
    The Iowa State Patrol is in the process of field testing 12 Dodge Chargers as patrol cars.

    See the article in the Des Moines Register below:
    http://www.dmregister.com/apps/pbcs....612230330/1001

    Yes, they have HEMIs!
    yup, i know mass. state police has a few and other departments in the area are picking up on them, from what i've heard is that since ford discontinued the production of the crown vics departments are looking for other choices, and the chargers are a fairly reasonable rear wheel drive option, compared to the chevy impalas where they would have to retrain officers b/c it's a different course with front wheel drive patrol cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeda83 View Post
    yup, i know mass. state police has a few and other departments in the area are picking up on them, from what i've heard is that since ford discontinued the production of the crown vics departments are looking for other choices, and the chargers are a fairly reasonable rear wheel drive option, compared to the chevy impalas where they would have to retrain officers b/c it's a different course with front wheel drive patrol cars
    Ford hasn't totally discontinued the CV....

    It will go into "Fleet Vehicle" status... PD's should still be able to get them.
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    You can keep your 5 litre gas guzzling Impala's and Crown Victorias....

    I'll have one of our 3 litre Diesel Twin Turbo Patrol Cars all day long...and see you in the mirror!!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    Ford hasn't totally discontinued the CV....

    It will go into "Fleet Vehicle" status... PD's should still be able to get them.

    MHQ is a major dealer of Dodge and Ford police/fire/municipal vehilces. One of their facilities is right here in Marlborough.

    They just equipped a fleet of Ford Mustang GT's for use on the Massachusetts Turnpike... totally unmarked, total stealth machines!

    The front blue lights are blue strobes incorporated into the fog lights.
    The rear blues are small strobes units mounted in the rear window shelf area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Res343cue View Post
    Ford hasn't totally discontinued the CV....

    It will go into "Fleet Vehicle" status... PD's should still be able to get them.
    any idea why the move away from the crown vics then? just curious because most of the cities and towns here in rhode island are switching or talking about it

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    Mass. State PD Dodge Charger from policecararchives.org

    http://images18.fotki.com/v86/photos...pca6144-vi.jpg

    and one of the unmarked mustangs CaptainGonzo was speaking of

    http://images8.fotki.com/v132/photos...pca1723-vi.jpg

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    Thats not a French Police car! Thats a picture from Italy, go subscribe to Autoweek, it was in their about 2 months ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude View Post
    You can keep your 5 litre gas guzzling Impala's and Crown Victorias....

    I'll have one of our 3 litre Diesel Twin Turbo Patrol Cars all day long...and see you in the mirror!!!!

    oh yeah id definitely give up an impala or cv for one of these bad boys...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeda83 View Post
    Mass. State PD Dodge Charger from policecararchives.org

    http://images18.fotki.com/v86/photos...pca6144-vi.jpg

    and one of the unmarked mustangs CaptainGonzo was speaking of

    http://images8.fotki.com/v132/photos...pca1723-vi.jpg
    That's a 6 cylinder Mustang. This one's a GT...



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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    That's a 6 cylinder Mustang. This one's a GT...



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    nice ride, yeah i did notice the missing GT badges(well now i realize not actually missing) but the archives stated it was a mass statie

    also north carolina highway patrol has marked camaros

    but personally i dont think anything trumps these mustangs..

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    The Crown Vic is still out there....

    https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...cPoliceInt.asp

    The Wyoming Highway Patrol has quite a few chargers, they have already wrecked one.
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    Dodge is certainly working hard to put the chargers into patrol fleet service. As a Mopar man, I am certainly happy to see that. This marks the first real industry-wide presence of Mopars in front-line service since the 70's, before Dodge's demise (the intrepid never really caught on, and was not well received).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steeda83 View Post
    oh yeah id definitely give up an impala or cv for one of these bad boys...

    Horses for courses.... those little run around are used for local area bussiness...I guess a little like those three wheel Tuk-Tuk things NYPD use.... all of a sudden those Met Police run arounds don't look so bad after all.
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    I presently live in New Hampshire where the state police are switching over to the new Dodge Chargers. I currently work for a county sheriff's office and am assigned a 2003 crown vic which I do prisoner transports with. Although I'm not too overly concerned with prisoner comfort I must say the new chargers seem to have much less room in the rear seat than the CV. Many times I've transported 3 good sized adults (the max allowed) in the CV with no problem. After sitting in the back seat of one of the new chargers, I doubt if I could have fit some of those people in there. They may look cool, go faster, and are reportedly better on gas but for my particular needs, I like the crown vic. Some of our deputies drive 4WD Chevy Tahoes which I wouldn't mind either.

    I guess I'm a bit of a traditionalist. When I was a FF and we went from red to yellow fire trucks, I hated it. Fire apparatus are supposed to be red and police cars crown vics. Period!!!!

    BTW, I like Gonzo's ride too. If I could be assigned one of those, to hell with prisoner comfort.
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    Posted my mfgentili
    BTW, I like Gonzo's ride too. If I could be assigned one of those, to hell with prisoner comfort.
    Mike..you would be charged with cruel and unusual punishment and violation of a prisoner's right to be carted to and from court appearances in comfort.. While the 'Stang has a back seat, the only person who could be comfortable sitting back there would be Bou's little buddy... Mini-me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
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    Mike..you would be charged with cruel and unusual punishment and violation of a prisoner's right to be carted to and from court appearances in comfort.. While the 'Stang has a back seat, the only preson who could be comfortable sitting back there would be Bou's little buddy... Mini-me!
    That's why you do the Watch Commander Shuffle... aka call for one of your guys to transport and book for you.

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