The Truth About Cars » police cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:27:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ford Wants to be Your War Zone Companion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-wants-war-zone-companion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-wants-war-zone-companion/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:14:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302049 Sure, most (if not all) cop cars offer protection from boring ol’ pistols and AR-15s. But if you’re looking to drive into a hail of armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle or machine gun fire, Ford’s got your back. The company announced yesterday that its Police Interceptor vehicles will now offer the highest level of ballistic protection among […]

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Sure, most (if not all) cop cars offer protection from boring ol’ pistols and AR-15s. But if you’re looking to drive into a hail of armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle or machine gun fire, Ford’s got your back. The company announced yesterday that its Police Interceptor vehicles will now offer the highest level of ballistic protection among […]

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Explorer Police Interceptor Still Outselling Ford Taurus Police Interceptor By More Than Two To One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/explorer-police-interceptor-still-outselling-ford-taurus-police-interceptor-two-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/explorer-police-interceptor-still-outselling-ford-taurus-police-interceptor-two-one/#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 15:40:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065730 In each of the last ten months, Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility has outsold the Taurus Police Interceptor by at least two to one. Beginning in July 2014 (a month in which Taurus Police Interceptor sales increased 15% and Explorer Police Interceptor sales jumped 64%) and continuing through April 2015 (when Explorer PI sales rose […]

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In each of the last ten months, Ford’s Explorer-based Police Interceptor Utility has outsold the Taurus Police Interceptor by at least two to one. Beginning in July 2014 (a month in which Taurus Police Interceptor sales increased 15% and Explorer Police Interceptor sales jumped 64%) and continuing through April 2015 (when Explorer PI sales rose […]

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Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Is Twice As Popular As Taurus Police Interceptor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/ford-explorer-police-interceptor-twice-popular-taurus-police-interceptor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/ford-explorer-police-interceptor-twice-popular-taurus-police-interceptor/#comments Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:29:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=968218 As the Explorer goes, so goes the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Unfortunately for Ford, as the Taurus goes, so too goes the Police Interceptor Sedan. Sales of civilian Explorers in the United States are up 6% through the first eleven months of 2014. Ford sold 14,949 Explorers in November, a 13% improvement. In addition to […]

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As the Explorer goes, so goes the Ford Police Interceptor Utility. Unfortunately for Ford, as the Taurus goes, so too goes the Police Interceptor Sedan. Sales of civilian Explorers in the United States are up 6% through the first eleven months of 2014. Ford sold 14,949 Explorers in November, a 13% improvement. In addition to […]

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Michigan State Police Release Annual Police Vehicle Evaluation Results, Chrysler Introduces Police Package Durango http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/michigan-state-police-release-annual-police-vehicle-evaluation-results-chrysler-introduces-police-package-durango/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/michigan-state-police-release-annual-police-vehicle-evaluation-results-chrysler-introduces-police-package-durango/#comments Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:08:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=630826 Every year the Michigan State Police conduct comparison performance tests of police package vehicles offered by the domestic automakers. The results influence millions of dollars worth of purchasing decisions by police agencies around the country and they’re also the source of bragging rights. It’s tempting to compare the way automakers tout the MSP Police Vehicle […]

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Every year the Michigan State Police conduct comparison performance tests of police package vehicles offered by the domestic automakers. The results influence millions of dollars worth of purchasing decisions by police agencies around the country and they’re also the source of bragging rights. It’s tempting to compare the way automakers tout the MSP Police Vehicle […]

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There Were Police Cars Before the Crown Vic, You Know? 2013 Emergency Vehicle Show (w/ Firetrucks and Ambulances and Plenty of Crown Vics Too!) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/there-were-police-cars-before-the-crown-vic-you-know-2013-emergency-vehicle-show-w-firetrucks-and-ambulances-and-plenty-of-crown-vics-too/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/there-were-police-cars-before-the-crown-vic-you-know-2013-emergency-vehicle-show-w-firetrucks-and-ambulances-and-plenty-of-crown-vics-too/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 15:31:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=505505 My brother got picked up at Parker’s, got him a ride in a new Crown Vic. They said that he was movin’ on a federal level but they couldn’t really make it stick. Never Gonna Change – Drive By Truckers At a site where Panther love reigns, it should come as no surprise to the […]

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My brother got picked up at Parker’s, got him a ride in a new Crown Vic. They said that he was movin’ on a federal level but they couldn’t really make it stick. Never Gonna Change – Drive By Truckers At a site where Panther love reigns, it should come as no surprise to the […]

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That Police Car In Your Mirror May Not Be A Car, Police Package SUV Sales Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/that-police-car-in-your-mirror-may-not-be-a-car-police-package-suv-sales-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/that-police-car-in-your-mirror-may-not-be-a-car-police-package-suv-sales-up/#comments Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500156 As police departments across the United States start retiring their Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptors, now that those out of production vehicles are reaching departments’ mileage limits, it looks like they are replacing at least some of them with SUVs, not sedans. Though the end of the Crown Vic has been mourned by law […]

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As police departments across the United States start retiring their Ford Crown Victoria P71 Police Interceptors, now that those out of production vehicles are reaching departments’ mileage limits, it looks like they are replacing at least some of them with SUVs, not sedans. Though the end of the Crown Vic has been mourned by law […]

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Cop Won’t Drive Cop Car Part 2: So, Hoosier Daddy, Carbon Motors? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cop-wont-drive-cop-car-part-2-so-hoosier-daddy-carbon-motors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cop-wont-drive-cop-car-part-2-so-hoosier-daddy-carbon-motors/#comments Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:30:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492061 If the Carbon Motors business model was so bad, how did the company last as long as it did? To paraphrase an especially sharp-tongued commentor from one of the many Carbon E7 threads I’ve followed on the web over the years, the company’s business plan seemed to revolve around borrowing money from the government to build cars […]

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If the Carbon Motors business model was so bad, how did the company last as long as it did? To paraphrase an especially sharp-tongued commentor from one of the many Carbon E7 threads I’ve followed on the web over the years, the company’s business plan seemed to revolve around borrowing money from the government to build cars […]

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Capsule Review: Ford Police Interceptor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/capsule-review-ford-police-interceptor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/capsule-review-ford-police-interceptor/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 16:35:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=441779 Unlike most of the TTAC community, I am something of a Panther agnostic. To me, the venerable rear-drive Ford sedans are like cigarette ads in back issues of Car and Driver – a quaint relic of an era where “Occupy” was something you saw on the door of an airplane bathroom – because the Occupant […]

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Unlike most of the TTAC community, I am something of a Panther agnostic. To me, the venerable rear-drive Ford sedans are like cigarette ads in back issues of Car and Driver – a quaint relic of an era where “Occupy” was something you saw on the door of an airplane bathroom – because the Occupant […]

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