Police cruiser of the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It does appear to be a small car, but its really not. Its about the same size as the Charger. I think what makes it look that way is that the hood and trunk lids are shorter and the cabin is longer. Compared side by side, the E7 appears to be pretty close in size to the Charger, and just a little smaller than the Vic. It does make better use of the space available for storage, equipment and seating than both the Charger and Vic.
    Is the charger a decent car for 8+ hours of sitting? I know that was the major complaint in our local department for the 'vette and camaro cruisers according to the officers.
    Not saying this is a vette, just comparing size and comfort for the officer.
    Lots of car companies forget that the cruiser is someone's office, not just a car.
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    I havent heard any complaints except from the overly large guys, but the fat guys complain about the Vic too. I can't speak first hand about the charger, I've only driven one a couple of times.
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    I thought police cars had a protective barrier to separate the driver/officer from the BG? And aren't the shotguns right in the BGs area? Maybe I missed something????
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    TheShadow raises a good point.
    Part of the cost of ownership is insurance. Part of the cost of insuring a vehicle is based upon how much it costs to repair. If your agency is part of a government that is self insured that might not be a big deal, but for smaller departments it can be a significant part of the overall budget. Also the availability of parts could be a problem. A cruiser sitting in the body shop waiting for a new door does nobody any good. Unless production volume is high enough, price/availability of repair parts could be a deal breaker for some agencies.
    But I must say, I do like the looks of it.
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    I just love the fact that some one is actually thinking of the LEO's.

    Wish there were more people out there who design things to make them safer.

    Here's to all the LEO's out there. Be Safe and get home at the end of your shifts!
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    We spend allot more for our military Hummers, and I think 100k on our LEO’s would be well spent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    I thought police cars had a protective barrier to separate the driver/officer from the BG? And aren't the shotguns right in the BGs area? Maybe I missed something????
    It has a cage like a normal cruiser. The difference is that is actually molded to fit the car giving as much room as possible to the front and back seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    It has a cage like a normal cruiser. The difference is that is actually molded to fit the car giving as much room as possible to the front and back seat.
    Was it shown in the pics? I musta missed it somehow. Makes sense that it'd have one, just made me curious that I didn't see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    Was it shown in the pics? I musta missed it somehow. Makes sense that it'd have one, just made me curious that I didn't see it.
    Its there... it is tough to see in the pics because its clear plexi, but in some you can see a slight glare off the plastic.
    You might be looking at one that doesnt have a cage. Remember everything with car is served up like a buffet. You can pick and choose what you want and dont want, so its possible that at one without a cage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrenke View Post
    nice, where can I get one?
    You can't, really. There is no factory, they have no major investors and I believe, only one car. From what I've heard everyone is interested in checking it out at the shows, but there's nothing to buy....
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    Well, I for one, don't like it. it is hard enough to spot those newer low profile light bars as it is. I think all police cars need to have those huge rotating lights like they had in the 70's back on. it makes them easier to spot a long way off.
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    I think all police cars need to have those huge rotating lights like they had in the 70's back on. it makes them easier to spot a long way off.
    truth

    I use a marked car with interior lights sometimes. Its a marked car, just like the rest excpt that it doesnt have the lightbar. Thats the car to use when cruisin up and down I-40. You'd be suprised how many people blow by doing 90 or a100 down the interstate, until they realize they passed a copcar. By then, its too late.





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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    truth

    I use a marked car with interior lights sometimes. Its a marked car, just like the rest excpt that it doesnt have the lightbar. Thats the car to use when cruisin up and down I-40. You'd be suprised how many people blow by doing 90 or a100 down the interstate, until they realize they passed a copcar. By then, its too late.






    In the mid 90's I had an unmarked Chevy Caprice with interior lights, it was brown and ugly, bad ugly, but nobody ever noticied me and my family sedan until I lit'em up. Best thing ever for traffic enforcement patrol.

    Loved that engine, LT1 with Tunnel Injection. Outside of the get-up-and-gone motor though, I gotta agree with SIXTO, it was a maintinence nightmare. Transmission always had issues, and the suspension was terrible, always needing parts for it too. Back then I said "boy if we could get this motor in that chassis (Crown Vic) we would have something!!!!"

    This concept car looks pretty good to me.

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    Those old LT1's flew for sure, to bad an aircraft carrier handles better. I think the Charger does the best job with power vs. handling and I think the cost to maintain them is less than the Vic so far too.
    I'd really like to see an E7 vs. Charger shoot out.
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