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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/
-- After a 16-year hiatus from NASCAR
Winston Cup racing, Dodge returned to the
race track and the winner's circle in 2001
with Intrepid. After a 12-year hiatus from hot
pursuits, Dodge returns to patrolling the streets next year with its 2002
Dodge Intrepid police car package.

"Dodge is all about breaking the rules," said Jim Julow, Vice President,
Dodge Global Brand Center. "But if you're caught breaking the rules on
the road, don't be surprised if you get pulled over by a new 2002 Dodge
Intrepid police car."

Available to police departments only, the police vehicle package is
based on the powerful 2002 Dodge Intrepid R/T -- the Dodge brand's
modern-day muscle car interpretation -- which features a high-output
3.5-liter SOHC V-6 engine that delivers 242 horsepower at 6400 rpm
and 248 lb.-ft. of torque at 3950 rpm. In addition to a powerful engine,
the Dodge Intrepid police package features a high-performance
suspension, heavy-duty four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, purpose-built
lighting, and severe-duty powertrain cooling system.

"Similar to racing, Dodge has a proud police car heritage," said Julow.
"After conducting extensive one-on-one research with police officers
throughout the country, Dodge created a police vehicle that specifically
answers their call for ride, handling, performance, space and comfort."

The former Chrysler Corporation dominated the police car business
throughout the 1960s, 70s and early 80s with market shares ranging
from 45-60 percent. Police vehicles manufactured by Chrysler Corp.
included the Dodge Royal Monaco, Dodge Coronet, Dodge Aires, Dodge
Diplomat, Dodge Dart, Dodge St. Regis, Plymouth Gran Fury, Plymouth
Volare, Plymouth Reliant, and Chrysler Newport.

Chrysler-manufactured police cars were also popular in Hollywood. The
television show Car 54 featured a Desoto police car, Adam 12 featured
the Plymouth Satellite and AMC Matador police vehicles while the Blues
Brothers movie featured Dodge Monaco police vehicles.

Production for the 2002 Dodge Intrepid police vehicle begins in January,
2002 at the Brampton, Ontario assembly plant, where the Dodge
Intrepid, Chrysler 300M and Chrysler Concorde are built. Base price for
the Dodge Intrepid police vehicle, which is available only to county, city
and state police departments is $23,800 (including destination).

2002 Dodge Intrepid Police Vehicle Special Features:

150 mph-calibrated, certified speedometer
Severe-duty cooling system for high-temperature, high-speed performance
External engine oil, transmission oil, and power steering coolers for
high-temperature, high-speed performance
Four-speed automatic transaxle with overdrive
Column shifter
Heavy-duty four-wheel anti-lock brakes
Heavy-duty cloth front bucket seats with manual lumbar adjustment and
vinyl rear bench seat for comfort and leg room
160-amp high-output alternator to handle computers, electronics and
lights
100-amp battery power and ignition feed to instrument panel to support
high-tech equipment
100-amp battery power feed to trunk
Ground stud in trunk
Dome lamp switch deactivated
Rear window inoperative from rear seat
Rear inside door locks and handles deactivated
Emergency rear door lock override
Dual spot lamp prep package
Wiring for alternating lamps
"Stealth mode" switch that turns off instrument panel cluster and radio
indicators and dims PRNDL to lowest legal limit for stealth pursuit
Fog lamps which provide additional lighting for safety and visibility
Optional switchable daytime running lamps for safety during the day
 

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the police cars get the speedo of 150 cool.
like warload said i want one to. hey ottowrkr you think you can get us these speedo please :D or were can we get these speedo cluster. thanks

[ October 16, 2001: Message edited by: Miami R/T ]
 

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They'll be around sooner than you think... Friday on my way home from NJ, I saw a green Intrepid SE with alternating headlights and tail lights, and a red spinning light under the rearview mirror tearing through traffic. I of course went after him. I don't think he was police, because he had on a shirt and tie, but he was some type of law enforcement.
 

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Oh yes!

I like the 100-amp power feed to the back and the ground stud in the trunk! No need to run 1/0 gauge to the trunk for amplifier hookups.

And the 160-amp alternator is another sweet deal. Ottowrkr, I want the P/N for it. :)

Gimme some ES wheels, paint it black, and I'll be set.

MacG467
 

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hey madtxn, theres a first-gen police cruiser serving in the chevy chase village...wanna know how i know? i got pulled over by it doing FN' 31 in a 30 mph zone. he gave me a warning, and i asked him how the fuhrer was doing and if i had angered him with this haneous transgression...31 in a 30...WTF!!!!!! :mad:
 

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(31mph on crap-ass connecticut ave...just before DC) ever been stopped on it? i think 3/4 of the driving population in the metro DC area has been stopped there at least once.
 

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I avoid DC at all costs. I did see a first gen unmarked cruiser on 95. It was green. I was tooling along at about 5am, when I saw it coming on in the left lane (there's a crackhead entrance ramp at one point). I thought he was going to slow me down, so I moved over. To my surprise, he was doing 85 by the time he hit the lane. I was behind him for about 10 minutes, the the entire back end lit up. Reverse lits were flashing, tail lights, lights in the window... I was so surprised that it took me a minute to realize it was a cop. It whipped onto the shoulder then hit the next U-turn. I was amazed.
 

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Originally posted by MadTxn:
They'll be around sooner than you think... Friday on my way home from NJ, I saw a green Intrepid SE with alternating headlights and tail lights, and a red spinning light under the rearview mirror tearing through traffic. I of course went after him. I don't think he was police, because he had on a shirt and tie, but he was some type of law enforcement.
<-- Green SE speeding in NJ always....haha, sure that wasn't me?
 

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First of all, unless you have a red flashing light under your rearview mirror and a siren, it probably wasn't you. ;)

Second, CNN-HN just ran a short piece on the 2002 police package. I hope I can see it again, because I was on the phone and didn't get to hear it. :mad:
 

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Coming soon to a rear view mirror near you! I'm not sure if I would be happy or not seeing this in my rearview....hmmm.... Here's a pic of what it looks like:
:rolleyes:
 

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Picture and article appeared in the Ottawa Citizen today, front page business section. Same pic as above, discussing how DC wants to get back in the business and steal business from FORD. Go get 'em Ottowrkr!
The article was out of Toronto and goes on to talk about the car being based on a 2002 Chrysler R/T (sorry USA folks), 3.5L v-6 (no H.P.), foglights and a bunch of h.d. items. Right now, Ottowrkr will be building to order. Goes on to say that DC cut 1200 jobs, leaving Ottowrkr and 4199 of his peers at the plant. Too early to determine whether they will require additional staff to build these.
Hey everyone...go out and order an R/T squad car. Keep us poor Canadians employed and Ottowrkr too!!
Went on to discuss all the Mopars used over theyears in TV shows i.e. Adam-12, Car 54 where r u? and don't forget Chips.

Danny
Capitalcity R/T
01 Blk R/T
Dirty again..going to snow this evening
 

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What's te deal with those chrome hubcaps? Are they lockable so people don't screw with the lug nuts on the wheels? They look really wierd on the black painted rims.
 

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Hey CapcityR/T , from what I have heard we don't have any orders for the cop car as yet . As for the 4199 people in the plant,were did the paper get that number? .We have 2,894 employees- 2,694 hourly & 200 salaried working two shifts.The only part they got correct was about 1200-1300 workers that we lost when we went back working two shifts .We do not need more people to build these cop cars , we have a hard time working steady now,we were just told that Oct 29 is another layoff week(11 layoff weeks for 2001). Come Nov we are to start building the 300M Special and then maybe we can get some cop car orders to keep us working steady.
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Is the tire size the same as the Ford Crown Vic's?
If it not, then DC will have a problem selling these cars. Fleet managers do not want to have two different tire sizes to order and store. Cost more money and is a pain in the ass.

My two cents.
 

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Otto:

Does the 2001 R/T have any of the below:
Severe-duty cooling system for high-temperature, high-speed performance
External engine oil, transmission oil, and power steering coolers for
high-temperature, high-speed performance
Four-speed automatic transaxle with overdrive
and Heavy-duty four-wheel anti-lock brakes

Read on Detroit Free Press (Auto.com) that Mopar hopes to sell up to 60,000. There is a review there, too.
 

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Ottowrkr,

Who knows where they got that number. They print 'em...I read 'em.
I do not know if these squad cars will be made available in Canada or if the municipaklities can order base R/Ts and customize them.. A rumour. These cars are US bound and hopefully they order a sh#t load.

Danny
Capitalcity R/T

Damn it's cold...Windy, rainy/snowy currently 14 degrees farenheit. Ouch!!!
 
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