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post #16 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-05-2010, 04:33 AM
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The Taurus SHO and the new Charger look awsome can't say the same for the chevy
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Agreed...but also when it comes to application of the vehicle, looks are usually the last priority...I can see the caprice being used for parking enforcement, secutiry applications and so on...The only place I have seen Impala's in use in large quantities was with the Military and DOD Police, I suppose it works for them because pursuit's are much less likely in there world of operation.
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most police depts dont like the chev because they cant fit their stuff in it the way they want....ford built theirs for the police....
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here's a link
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boy..I want one!!!!!!!!
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I But according to (From my calculations about 80 percent of the opinions/reading material I can find online about it) the 2011 Chevy Caprice (Yea...its back) is a piece of junk! Anyone know diffrent?
Have to agree...just another rebaged restroked something else...pretty usual for GM.

This was the only real Caprice IMO:

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most police depts dont like the chev because they cant fit their stuff in it the way they want....ford built theirs for the police....
Yep. Have to agree. For 20 years or more just about every police car was either a Crown Vic, or a Caprice. In the 80's you saw a shit ton of Dodge Diplomats but Dodge quit making a large car that could suit the needs of the police depts etc in the early 90's. GM soon followed suit in 94, but Ford kept on.
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i guess there going to have to come out with ANOTHER Robo Cop movie with this Taurus.....lol
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Haha yea I suppose so...and apparently the 2012 Fords are going to come with an LED Spotlight???

Couldn't find anything about it on the Unity Spotlight Website...has anyone seen one in action or know if they are even for sale yet?


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Haha yea I suppose so...and apparently the 2012 Fords are going to come with an LED Spotlight???

Couldn't find anything about it on the Unity Spotlight Website...has anyone seen one in action or know if they are even for sale yet?

I seem to remeber seeing one at Princess Auto (Canadian)
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That's an expensive spotlight!

It may well be more convenient though as the high power spot bulbs tend to have shorter life times than headlight bulbs.

In theory this new Interceptor could have HID headlamps from the SHO as well.....would be a neat option for highway patrol in rural areas. (there's dark...and there's country dark!)
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I had sorta hoped this guy would catch on.
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Though, it would be risky to put an untested and untried vehicle into use for law enforcement, they definitely need a vehicle they know they can trust.
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i want to know when theyre going to start retiring and selling some of the older polce chargers! those should be pretty cool to drive, it would be even cooler to have one! as long as its one of the v8's
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This was the only real Caprice IMO:

>Outdated.

The Statesman chassis Caprice is a damn fine platform for a patrol car, and a badly needed upgrade from the dated W-body Impala. The Aussies have been using this platform for years for their own patrol cars, and they're as tough as the outgoing P71 Corwn Vic, but much more powerful and refined. To boot, they're HUGE:





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Have to agree...just another rebaged restroked something else...pretty usual for GM.
lolno. In today's car industry, it's hard NOT to find a platform that ISN'T shared with numerous other models. Chrysler is no different. GM owns Holden/Vauxhall/Opel, they're dipping into their overseas assets for some new models in the NA market. The Zeta/Statesman chassis is one of GM's BEST modern chassis' they've built in decades. The Commodore/Statesman is iconic in Australia, and variants of this platform are sold in the Middle East, South Africa, Asia and parts of Europe under the guise of Chevy, Vauxhall even a few Daewoo models. We got a taste of what the Commodore is like for two model years, with the Pontiac G8, and the wildly popular 5th gen Camaro is pinned on the Zeta platform.
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Have to agree...just another rebaged restroked something else...pretty usual for GM.

This was the only real Caprice IMO:


I do agree.

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1977 Impala Police COPO 9C1 & SEO 9C1

LM1 350 CID V8, 4-bbl Rochester carburetor
K76 61-amp Delcotron generator
F41 Sport Suspension with oversized front and rear stabilizer bars
6C1 Heavy-duty seats
Heavy-duty valve train components
Heavy-duty frame
Heavy-duty suspension (springs, bushings, shock absorbers)
Performance steering gear
Special prop-shaft micro balancing
Heavy-duty brakes with larger rotors and calipers, high-temperature brake pads
15" x 7" heavy-duty steel wheels with speed-rated radial tires
Certified-accuracy police speedometer w/ 2mph increments, 120 mph
Heavy-duty battery
Heavy-duty radiator and transmission oil cooler
Temperature-controlled high volume fan
High capacity coolant pump
8.5" ring gear rear axle (3.08 ratio)

Many were also modified by fleet mechanics to swap the low-emission heads for higher-flow GM heads and dual exhaust, which would significantly increase horsepower.

Big steel bumpers (with upright bumper guards) that were were mounted on huge 3" spring pistons that absorbed minor parking lot impacts with little or no damage. Wide stiff leather-like bench seats that were easy to clean and a huge 20 cubic foot trunk for all your gear. And a real spare tire.

It was easy for the average mechanic to fix everything on these cars. It must have been a dream for the fleet mechanics then. All the parts were dirt cheap. Still are. Minimal electronics except the solid state ignition module.

It wasn't a '66 or '67 Chevelle, but not bad. A quasi-muscle car.

I think going techno/electro/computer-controlled crazy in these new police cars doesn't help if the reliability goes down and fleet repair costs go way up. I read an article many years ago that some departments bought large numbers of the non-computer B-body Impalas with this in mind. Maybe some are still going.

I wish I still had a car like this.

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