I've owned a 91 CV police vehicle since 93, it had 99k
when I purchased it and now has 189k and is still going
strong. Problems have been the usual few, fuel pump,
radiator, alternator. Had to replace the PS pump as the
pully which was friction welded to the shaft snapped off.
Tranny went at 130k but that seems to be when they usually
go anyway and I was expecting it.
Look for a state car, avoid the city cars as they'll have more
wear and tear.
Do a web search on 'police vehicle', there's a number of
companies that specialize in used ones.
The CV is one tough vehicle. Nothing on the road today comes
close to it, when properly maintained. Particularly nothing
within $25,000 and it will see many years of service. Generally
when states are selling their police vehicles they are first
offered, at a set price, to smaller departments within the
state. Those that are not sold are then sold to the general
public at auction. Of course the best are picked up by small
departments. At auction the rebuilders get the majority which are
then purchased mostly to taxi company's. A million miles
is common before they finally go to the bone yard.
Fred Brown wrote:
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