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      09-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #45
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Easy as pie to tell the difference..most of them are cabs..
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      09-12-2011, 03:14 PM   #46
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Same thing in Canada.. police auctions these crown vics for cheap and people buy them as beaters.
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      09-12-2011, 03:19 PM   #47
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The worst thing is at night and they are coming up on you like b!tches and you THINK they are cops. . . The next time that happens I am slamming my brakes and blocking them until my fun is over.
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      09-12-2011, 03:21 PM   #48
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The worst thing is at night and they are coming up on you like b!tches and you THINK they are cops. . . The next time that happens I am slamming my brakes and blocking them until my fun is over.
rip ebrake, lock rears, smoke, and no lights. scares the shit outta people
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      09-12-2011, 03:34 PM   #49
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Crown vics are nothing really. Try driving around in Hawaii, the cops there use their own personal vehicles for enforcement.. so you'll see Mustang GTs, Charger SRT-8s, etc that will have the light mounted inside on the dash or the rear deck. And you don't usually notice until they pull someone over. it's actually pretty rare that you see people doing much more than 65mph over there.
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      09-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #50
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Totally agree, Losers looking for some respect
I hope this is a joke
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      09-12-2011, 03:46 PM   #51
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I recall Top Gear Special - America Road Trip where Hamster visited a dealership selling ex-government vehicles...and they are literally cheap, like 1700-2000.

But in California, correct me if I'm wrong, all the government vehicles has a different licence plate than civilian vehicles. Something like "Exempt" with just numbers on them, and no Month/Year sticker too.
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this just happened to me yesterday. almost gave me a heart attack!
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this just happened to me yesterday. almost gave me a heart attack!
A heart attack??> Unless you got a rolling meth lab in your car there is no reason for a heart attack..
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A heart attack??> Unless you got a rolling meth lab in your car there is no reason for a heart attack..
a nissan z and i were doing some work!
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I hate the fact that unmarked cop cars are allowed to do traffic pulls, although I'm fine with the idea of unmarked cars used for undercover work. There should be no reason why you should pull over for a traffic stop done by an unmarked car. Cases have been reported where stops performed by unmarked cars are done by civilians who pretend to be police officers. I've read articles where victims have been raped or had their car stolen.
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It all boils down to the fact that they cause my brakes to wear quicker.
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      09-12-2011, 04:22 PM   #57
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I don't hate them as much as I hate cops that drive other cars that really don't look like cop cars. I.E. Today I saw a grey dodge charger with nice 18" alloys with lights behind the grill and one light on the back window that pulled someone over.. Or a f150 that looks like a construction truck with hidden lights as well!
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wtf do you care what other people drive?
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The worst thing is at night and they are coming up on you like b!tches and you THINK they are cops. . . The next time that happens I am slamming my brakes and blocking them until my fun is over.
wtf? just drive away and avoid them.
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Haha, I had a friend that had one of these in highschool. Still had the cage in the back and everything. These cars are beasts, unfortunately they remove the special cop ECU tune before they sell them (I think its just a Superchips Tuner though). They're built like tanks. I remember this time we were out in West Texas. It's the middle of nowhere. We were stopped at a stop sign waiting for a car to pass. They were flying, I mean really hauling ass. As they flew by we could see the passenger was the local Sheriff and he was holding his badge to the window. He thought we were cops too.
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I recall Top Gear Special - America Road Trip where Hamster visited a dealership selling ex-government vehicles...and they are literally cheap, like 1700-2000.

But in California, correct me if I'm wrong, all the government vehicles has a different licence plate than civilian vehicles. Something like "Exempt" with just numbers on them, and no Month/Year sticker too.
Yea, in NJ, police cars usually have "MUNICIPAL" on the bottom of the plate.
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      09-12-2011, 04:36 PM   #62
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It all boils down to the fact that they cause my brakes to wear quicker.
Perfectly said
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Another chapter in Ontario's automotive history ends on Thursday when the last Crown Victoria ever built will roll off the Ford assembly line in St. Thomas.

The 44 year old factory closes after Ford phases out the old rear-wheel drive technology used in the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
The plant survived as long as it has because of the fleet demand for the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, as well as fleet sales of the Grand Marquis and Town Car.

Plans to close the plant were made in 2009.

About 1,200 workers will lose their jobs.
They're iconic -- but many PDs around here have been switching to other models of cars -- and SUVs.

The ones that haven't made the change yet have some very clapped-out looking CVs.
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I just bought my daughter one of these, it looks just like the one in the first post, except it's white. They make excellent beater cars!!
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      09-12-2011, 05:16 PM   #66
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Wasn't this a safety concern about 15 years ago in NYS? No unmarked state troops if I'm not mistaken. They had men driving them preying upon women.
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