The Truth About Cars » police car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 22:06:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Cop Drives Classic Cop Car: 1972 Ford Galaxie 500 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/cop-drives-classic-cop-car-1972-ford-galaxie-500/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/cop-drives-classic-cop-car-1972-ford-galaxie-500/#comments Sat, 27 Apr 2013 18:05:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486390 As the nation’s peacekeepers are learning to live without the venerable Ford Crown Victoria it is also a time to reflect on what police cars were like in the time before the Panther platform debuted in 1978 for the 1979 model year. In 1972, the cruiser of choice for the City of Lexington was the […]

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As the nation’s peacekeepers are learning to live without the venerable Ford Crown Victoria it is also a time to reflect on what police cars were like in the time before the Panther platform debuted in 1978 for the 1979 model year. In 1972, the cruiser of choice for the City of Lexington was the […]

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Cop Drives Cop Car: 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/cop-drives-cop-car-2012-dodge-charger-pursuit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/cop-drives-cop-car-2012-dodge-charger-pursuit/#comments Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:54:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483788 My takedown of the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan Taurus generated almost two hundred comments. Having recognized what the people want, I immediately began scheming for rides in the Ford’s two major competitors in order to give it to them. An E-mail, followed by a visit to the municipal sales manager at Lexington’s Freedom Dodge- Chrysler- […]

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My takedown of the Ford Police Interceptor Sedan Taurus generated almost two hundred comments. Having recognized what the people want, I immediately began scheming for rides in the Ford’s two major competitors in order to give it to them. An E-mail, followed by a visit to the municipal sales manager at Lexington’s Freedom Dodge- Chrysler- […]

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Historic Police Car Spotted Responding to call on the Not-So-Mean Streets of Seattle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/historic-police-car-spotted-responding-to-call-on-the-not-so-mean-streets-of-seattle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/historic-police-car-spotted-responding-to-call-on-the-not-so-mean-streets-of-seattle/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:51:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483383 An alert REDDIT reader (manuelv 19) spotted the Seattle Police Museum’s 1970 Plymouth Satellite patrol car responding to calls on the coffee scented streets of dowtown Seattle earlier this week. According to the Seattle Police Museum website, only 53 Special Order Police Satellites were produced in 1970 and 21 of those were purchased by the […]

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An alert REDDIT reader (manuelv 19) spotted the Seattle Police Museum’s 1970 Plymouth Satellite patrol car responding to calls on the coffee scented streets of dowtown Seattle earlier this week. According to the Seattle Police Museum website, only 53 Special Order Police Satellites were produced in 1970 and 21 of those were purchased by the […]

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Businesses Band Together To Donate $8 Million Worth Of Vehicles For Detroit http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/businesses-band-together-to-donate-8-million-worth-of-vehicles-for-detroit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/businesses-band-together-to-donate-8-million-worth-of-vehicles-for-detroit/#comments Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:35:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482341 Over 100 emergency vehicles will hit Detroit’s streets in the next few months, including 23 ambulances and more than 100 police cruisiers, thanks to a coalition of private sector donors that pitched in for the vehicles. The Detroit Free Press reports that companies like Penske, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Quicken Loans, the Kresge Foundation, […]

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Over 100 emergency vehicles will hit Detroit’s streets in the next few months, including 23 ambulances and more than 100 police cruisiers, thanks to a coalition of private sector donors that pitched in for the vehicles. The Detroit Free Press reports that companies like Penske, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Quicken Loans, the Kresge Foundation, […]

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Chevrolet To Get New NASCAR Entrant – And All New Product For Showrooms http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chevrolet-to-get-new-nascar-entrant-and-all-new-product-for-showrooms/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chevrolet-to-get-new-nascar-entrant-and-all-new-product-for-showrooms/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:15:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434956 The Chevrolet Caprice might be second to the Toyota FT-86 in the sheer volume of rumors surrounding when and where it will go on sale. The rear-drive, 6.0L V8 powered Caprice is currently sold only to fleet customers, but the “detective’s cars” sold as unmarked units look suspiciously like civilian-ready full size sedans. Chevrolet announced […]

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The Chevrolet Caprice might be second to the Toyota FT-86 in the sheer volume of rumors surrounding when and where it will go on sale. The rear-drive, 6.0L V8 powered Caprice is currently sold only to fleet customers, but the “detective’s cars” sold as unmarked units look suspiciously like civilian-ready full size sedans. Chevrolet announced […]

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The Last Muscle-Car War: Detroit Battles For Cop-Car Supremacy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/detroit-battles-for-cop-car-supremacy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/detroit-battles-for-cop-car-supremacy/#comments Sat, 24 Sep 2011 18:23:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412442 Last fall, the first tests of the new Chevy Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Ford Taurus Interceptor generated quite a bit of interest here at TTAC and beyond, as three all-new contestants battled to replace the outgoing Crown Victoria as America’s cop car. At the time, the Caprice seemed like the clear performance favorite, […]

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Last fall, the first tests of the new Chevy Caprice PPV, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Ford Taurus Interceptor generated quite a bit of interest here at TTAC and beyond, as three all-new contestants battled to replace the outgoing Crown Victoria as America’s cop car. At the time, the Caprice seemed like the clear performance favorite, […]

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Ask The Best & Brightest: How Fast Should A Cop Car Be? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ask-the-best-brightest-how-fast-should-a-cop-car-be/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/ask-the-best-brightest-how-fast-should-a-cop-car-be/#comments Tue, 26 Oct 2010 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=370223 So there I was, minding my own business, driving down the road, enjoying the new Isobel Campbell record and relaxing in the right lane, when I saw two Crown Vics from the local sheriff’s department running up hard behind me, lights, sirens, the whole deal. I moved halfway onto the shoulder to let them by, […]

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So there I was, minding my own business, driving down the road, enjoying the new Isobel Campbell record and relaxing in the right lane, when I saw two Crown Vics from the local sheriff’s department running up hard behind me, lights, sirens, the whole deal. I moved halfway onto the shoulder to let them by, […]

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