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Exclamation European Police!!!

Just wanted to warn everyone that this after noon I saw a white BMW SUV Iowa State Patrol vehicle!!!
I know that there are some strange police cars out there, but usually they are domestic.
I remember hearing about a WRX police, Camaros, Mustangs, Impalas, some vans, and of course the Crown Vics.

Has anyone else seen or heard of the BMWs?!?!
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we have some hummers and a few and i know of one dumptruck yes dump truck they use it to slow you down when they are working on the roads i had a few last year get pulled over by it i was with him
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X5? Glad to know they're spending $50,000 of tax to buy themselves a luxry Ute. Perhaps cops should start using Murceilagos, using the excuse of catching the occasional speeding Corvette to enjoy some fine Italian supercar while on their job?
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you said there are hummer cops? h2s or no?
and a dump truck, and you saw that truck pull over someone?!?!
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My town has a police hummer
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i saw the illinois state police usinging a newer suburban the other night. Freaked me out because i was about to pass him when he turned the lights on and pulled somebody else over...
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I saw somewhere that the Rome, Italy cops have one Murcielago as a regular patrol car.
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Can you imagine the fights over who gets to drive that one.


Hummers (at least H1s) are used because they are beasts. If you need a heavy duty vehicle then that is the way to go. Most places just have no need for them though.

The bmw could have been grabbed on a drug bust. We have a totally riced out carolla here thats been a cop car for years from a drug bust. They made it the DARE police car. "Look what you'll do to your car if you're on drugs."
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Can you imagine the fights over who gets to drive that one.
Found a link with some pictures.



http://www.repubblica.it/2004/b/moto...polizia/6.html

I wouldn't mind a few chases in that bad boy.
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You also have to remember that in other countries, where our foreign cars are made, they are cheaper. Heck in Germany they have Mercedes garbage trucks - also if you get a Mercedes or BMW leather, power windows, etc are options, not standard.
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Cars in the States are cheap, comparatively. In Europe, taxes and registration fees are outragous compared to here. So a car may be cheaper "from the factory" but by the time it reaches the consumer it'll cost more than it does here in many cases.

An example. The Mercedes C230 starts at 32,248 Euro in Germany or 43,024 US Dollars, whereas the same car here starts at around 30,000 US Dollars I believe. Big difference.

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Cleveland had a Corvette at one time. I believe that it was a part of a drug bust. It was used for high speed pursuits. It was in my rear view mirror one day as I was getting on an onramp downtown. Scared the crap out of me, because it just suddenly appeared and whipped around me after we got on the highway. I haven't seen it for a few years now, so they might have gotten rid of it.
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Found a link with some pictures.



http://www.repubblica.it/2004/b/moto...polizia/6.html

I wouldn't mind a few chases in that bad boy.
It is a publicity car, they don't actually use it for police work.
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Yes they do. I saw it on world news last month. They park it on the side of the road where they have alot of speeders. Like the ones that go over 100mph. They said the reg cop cars can't catch the top end sports cars like BMW's, Lambo's ect....
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Yes they do. I saw it on world news last month. They park it on the side of the road where they have alot of speeders. Like the ones that go over 100mph. They said the reg cop cars can't catch the top end sports cars like BMW's, Lambo's ect....
It must have changed then.

When Lamborghini gave that car to the Italian police it was intended for publicity use only. At that time, the police used BMW M3's and Alfa Romeo GTV's for interceptor use. The police themselves said they would not use the Lamborghini for the simple fact that the maintenance would be too expensive.
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