> The only downside I can think of is that a first line cruiser
> ends up as a
> pool car or reserve unit after a certain number of miles, and
> while it is in
> second-run duty it doesn't usually get the maintenance that a
> first line car
> does. However, that may or may not be applicable depending on
> department you are buying it from.
> On the other hand, the last year I can remember that a decent
> V8 rear wheel
> drive full sized Caprice was produced for police use was 1996
> someone can correct me on that year). Frankly I wouldn't be
> too anxious to
> buy a 10 year old ex-police cruiser even if it did have a nice
> V8 in it and
> it was a second car. You sure won't get great mileage either.
> The newer GM
> models that the cops are using are all front wheel drive I
> believe, but I
> think the Ford Crown Vic is still the most popular (although I
> have seen a
> few Dodge Intrepids decked out as cruisers).
> Cheers - Jonathan
> > Hi,
> > I think I want to buy a former police car as a second car.
> So what is
> > the general thought about this?
> > On the one hand, I can imagine the beating some of these
> must have
> > taken.
> > On the other hand, they are built for it but how much does
> > compensate?
> > So what is regarded as the best one to get? I want an 8,
> > dream of a 6. Am leaning towards a Caprice.
> > Thoughts?
> > Frank - on the internet, where even you can be important
I would not let mileage scare you or the above post. They take good
car of their cars because their life may depend on it. Also you will
get a high output V8, no top speed limit and better brakes than you
will in a stock like car.
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