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Got this pic a week or so ago. Sorry its blurry. Doing 75 and trying to take a picture on the expressway is a bit tricky. Look hard enough and you will see the 2 blue lights.
 

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Originally posted by L0pan@Mar 6 2004, 10:23 AM
Got this pic a week or so ago. Sorry its blurry. Doing 75 and trying to take a picture on the expressway is a bit tricky. Look hard enough and you will see the 2 blue lights.
Yeah, I've seen a couple '03-ish PoPos in Philly. They were always at accident/DUI scenes, and there was always a CVPI there with them, so I would assume the Taurus is only for backup, not pursuit.
 

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Here in Cleveland we have several G4 and G3 police cars. I guess they are not worried about high speed pursuits
 
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Originally posted by whtcar@Mar 6 2004, 05:53 PM
Here in Cleveland we have several G4 and G3 police cars. I guess they are not worried about high speed pursuits
I saw one of those when I was in Cleveland one day - a black & white G4 with a light bar and everything - looked pretty hot.
 

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They use these all the time here for undercover, and detective work. Not used normaly for street patrol. I haven't seen anything above 2001 yet. I guess the cities here wait and buy them up a year old or so, so that they are half-price. One of these days I just want to get some clear strobes put on, just for the fun of it.
I would use them only in emergency situations and they are perfectly legal if used according to the law. Just no blue
 

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on real tv saw one run down a 02 camaro. was a pricless moment. it was a 4gen taurus
 

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you'd be suprised even chasing someone down to pull a suspect over, most people pull over, there are only a few percentage of individuals who run from the police for more than a mile. Any undercover non peformance vehicle in a police departments collection always has a marked car in their zone for fast responce time. under covers are hardly if ever left alone in a zone for long.. Sometimes they don't even persue with lights a flashin, sometimes they will call in a marked to chase them down while the undercover simply tails the individual in the distance till the marked arrives.
 

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Please keep in mind that these are not true "police package" vehicles, though - the last production Police Taurus rolled off the line during the G2 model years.

On a side, note, took a 50 mile road trip yesterday to a casino, saw at least three cars pulled over on the highway, 2 were by unmarked crown vics, and ended up following an unmarked CV half way there - and then, amazingly enough, on the way back I ended up behind the SAME unmarked car. I think he was transporting somebody.

And he was speeding <_<
 

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"Why become a cop?....to look cool and drive fast." -- Chief Ted Meritt of Pacifica P.D.
 

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Originally posted by SixFoFalcon+Mar 6 2004, 05:17 PM-->QUOTE (SixFoFalcon @ Mar 6 2004, 05:17 PM)
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@Mar 6 2004, 10:23 AM
Got this pic a week or so ago.  Sorry its blurry.  Doing 75 and trying to take a picture on the expressway is a bit tricky.  Look hard enough and you will see the 2 blue lights.
Yeah, I've seen a couple '03-ish PoPos in Philly. They were always at accident/DUI scenes, and there was always a CVPI there with them, so I would assume the Taurus is only for backup, not pursuit. [/b]
i was down on spring garden and drove past the f.o.p. building at broad & spring garden today. there was something big going on because there were cop cars everywhere,and they had like 20 g4's parked along the center of spring garden, all undercover cars.
 

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What gets me is most of the time they put government plates on undercover cars. I did, one day, see 2 G4's with blue strobes, but no government plates and no tinted windows, they had temperary tags.

I also have seen 2 different Mercury Muradures (one black and one burgandy) both with FHP tags, so Florida people beware.


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I just read this off the FHP website:
To: [email protected]

Received: Via E-Mail



To the Florida Highway Patrol!

I would like to compliment whomever made the decision to purchase three (3) Mercury Marauders for the pursuit of aggressive drivers in Broward County Florida. Although I do not live in Florida, I would like to see my state (TEXAS) do the same. We have aggressive drivers here that need to be shut down.

I write and send this E-Mail only because I own a Mercury Marauder.

Ted Friedrich
Spring, TEXAS
 

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o well the taurus that ran down the comaro was a g4 marked. big blue light ablaring on top. fulling marked by texas. tipped him in the back and the care slid everywhere into a ditch. was a proud ford moment.........Those crownvics are a piece to get away from. my brother has 1 and runs me down lol. picture going around 140 in a cobra and crownvic flying up behind u. lol it was my brother tho(. lol didnt have my liscense either))


 
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The Ford Panther Platform (Crown Vic, Grand Marquis, PoPo's, Town Car, Marauder) has got to be one of the best, if not the best, car platform out there. All these cars absolutely kick a$$, hands down. My personal favorite is the Mercury Marauder, but I absolutely love them all. Mad props to Ford on this! There's a reason almost all the Government and Law Enforcement agencies use these (along with Tauruses for undercover). I can't tell you how many complaints I have heard from various police departments about Impalas and the old Caprices (I have worked for quite a few doing consulting and web design/hosting and I have family who works for law enforcement).

Yay Ford!
 

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What annoyed me the other day was some girl in crimonology class going "well the only reason all the police buy the crown vic is because its cheap" when we were discussing corporate responsibility towards consumers. I just wanted to go on a whole rant to her about how these cars have been around even before she was born, and the police keep what they trust.

Hmm, I wonder if the Marauder can continue life as a "true police interceptor" unit. I don't mean keeping all the luxury and bling on it like the current model; I'm talking about a stripped down Marauder with the big V8 and drivetrain + HD parts. Now THAT will be doing a great service for all the law enforcement agencies out there.
 

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Yeah, if you consider $45K cheap.
 
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Originally posted by My Car Has Peeling Paint@Mar 8 2004, 08:56 PM
Yeah, if you consider $45K cheap.
Crown Vic's start at a base price of $24,570 - the fully loaded LX Sport is $32,945 - this is MSRP pricing - you could easily get a better deal at a dealership especially with all the rebates and incentives going around right now. Just go to Ford.com to check it out.


btw... Law enforcement gets an excellent deal on the Police Interceptor Crown Vics, around ~18k IIRC (heard from my uncle who is a Sheriff, but it's been a while since he told me that).
 
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