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View Poll Results: How fast are crown victorias?
Not fast at all there are alot of cars that can out run them 1 7.14%
Kinda fast but not really 5 35.71%
Pretty fast 5 35.71%
Really fast 0 0%
Most cars cant beat a cop car.... 3 21.43%
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Old 06-09-2004, 10:10 PM   #21
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In reality it doesn't really matter how fast they can go because they have radios.
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In reality it doesn't really matter how fast they can go because they have radios.
.. and choppers.. or news choppers... ( Remember OJ?? ) and spike strips.. and multiple vehicles so they can take turns and not run out of gas.. fast as fast can be.. you're not going to get far when you're on empty
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Once they get your plate.. find out its valid... They'll just send you a ticket in the mail or meet you back at your house anyway...
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the police package crown vics are mid 16 sec cars. the 9C1 Caprices were mid-low 15 sec cars. the B4C Camaros are mid 13 second cars. and that about covers the most common cop cars
 
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From my experience, it depends on what the local police are willing to spend (or whoever gives them their budget). There is no one particular police package. They can order one from the factory, then farm it out from there locally if they want.

Or do like they supposedly do in Vegas, used confiscated cars that have already been modded. Put a bad guy in jail, put a car in the fleet...
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Noone really uses the caprices anymore, they stopped making them with the police package, so every one uses the vics. I have heard from some cops that they dont like the impalas because they are too small and are front wheel drive. The vics will do around 130 or so, when they are newer, but start to slow down when they get older, i rode with a guy whos car was maybe 5 yrs old or something, 120000 miles and it would only do 113. Compared to most vehicles they arent that fast, but they have had a lot of training for defensive driving and stuff like that, and like its been mentioned before, there are a lot more of them so they can switch off whos pursuing, and you cant outrun the radio!
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one of the cities here in MI has a viper pursuit car... thing BLASTED past me on the highway one day... i was like "wow someone is askin to ...get...a...." and trailed off as i saw the lights flashing
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Noone really uses the caprices anymore, they stopped making them with the police package, so every one uses the vics. I have heard from some cops that they dont like the impalas because they are too small and are front wheel drive. The vics will do around 130 or so, when they are newer, but start to slow down when they get older, i rode with a guy whos car was maybe 5 yrs old or something, 120000 miles and it would only do 113. Compared to most vehicles they arent that fast, but they have had a lot of training for defensive driving and stuff like that, and like its been mentioned before, there are a lot more of them so they can switch off whos pursuing, and you cant outrun the radio!
they stopped making the caprice period, but there are still some around. the local PD here still has some
 
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I'd like to get my hands on their 96- Caprice..

But sadly I think they're all gone.

And not all cops are trained to drive @ that speed correctly.. buddy of mine works for the Hamilton police and he says he'* seen so many cars come back with major damage for even tryin to get to a call.. Taxpayers money hard @ work
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I'd like to get my hands on their 96- Caprice..

But sadly I think they're all gone.

And not all cops are trained to drive @ that speed correctly.. buddy of mine works for the Hamilton police and he says he'* seen so many cars come back with major damage for even tryin to get to a call.. Taxpayers money hard @ work
nope, still plenty avilable. check out copcarsonline.com they sell them
 
 
 
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