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Just saw a Pursuit Charger

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I was driving along the other day, and I noticed that the Calgary Police Service is replacing their Impalas, and to a smaller extent, their Crown Vics with Dodge Chargers... from what I saw, it looked real mean with a reinforced bumper, steel wheels and a blacked out grille (Sorry, no pics). This has led me to ask the question- is Dodge winning back favour in the police market... How have these cars caught on elsewhere?

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I've seen a few Chargers and Magnums in police guise. I would think that the Charger would replace the Impalas (what reason could you possibly have for an FWD Impala over a RWD Charger with better engine choices and an extra gear in the trans?). I don't see them totally replacing Crown Vic because those things are tanks, and the BOF architecture will take abuse better I would think. I'd expect more V8 Charger to join the highway patrol forces too.

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My little hometown of 5,000 people has a Charger as kind of the "show car" for parades and stuff. Most of the fleet is still Crown Vics and Impalas, though.

Iowa Highway Patrol has traditionally used soley Crown Vics, but about a month ago I was driving on I-80 and saw a IHP Charger in white (which is odd, because they are usually brown or black). It really threw me off because it didn't have a lightbar either...just the badge on the side. Good thing I was only doing 5 over!

Does anyone else's state patrol wear goofy hats?

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I've seen a few around here, in Douglas County and Greenwood Village livery...haven't seen any in the city of Denver yet.

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My little hometown of 5,000 people has a Charger as kind of the "show car" for parades and stuff. Most of the fleet is still Crown Vics and Impalas, though.

Iowa Highway Patrol has traditionally used soley Crown Vics, but about a month ago I was driving on I-80 and saw a IHP Charger in white (which is odd, because they are usually brown or black). It really threw me off because it didn't have a lightbar either...just the badge on the side. Good thing I was only doing 5 over!

Does anyone else's state patrol wear goofy hats?

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Our state patrol wears cowboy hats.

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We've got some around here. Flint city cops still only use Chevys, but the smaller towns in Genesee County have bought their police forces a few shiny new Chargers.

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My little hometown of 5,000 people has a Charger as kind of the "show car" for parades and stuff. Most of the fleet is still Crown Vics and Impalas, though.

Iowa Highway Patrol has traditionally used soley Crown Vics, but about a month ago I was driving on I-80 and saw a IHP Charger in white (which is odd, because they are usually brown or black). It really threw me off because it didn't have a lightbar either...just the badge on the side. Good thing I was only doing 5 over!

Does anyone else's state patrol wear goofy hats?

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Goofy hats? You be the judge!

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Saw one pass me on the highway tonight.

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I'm told a small town just west of Elgin has a new police car ... Dodge Charger.

But, I haven't seen it yet. Probably a good thing, tho ... he he ;).

Sure am glad they are using the Chargers as police cars now.

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If I ever get pulled over...I want it to be by a Charger! :lol:

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Our dudes rock the most awes-tastic outfit in the world.

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Unfortunately, we don't have horseless carriages in Canada, so these are OUR highway dudes.

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Speed-bumps [roadkill]?

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Our dudes rock the most awes-tastic outfit in the world.

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Does Canada have the telephone and aeroplane, yet? :AH-HA_wink:
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If I ever get pulled over...I want it to be by a Charger! :lol:

*nods*

Me, too.

Which reminds me ... still haven't gotten the older 4 MCs on the road yet this year ... and it is almost July 1. Arg.

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*nods*

Me, too.

Which reminds me ... still haven't gotten the older 4 MCs on the road yet this year ... and it is almost July 1. Arg.

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30 lashings with a wet noodle for you! Shame, shame! :P

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30 lashings with a wet noodle for you! Shame, shame! :P

Heh...

*shrugs*

Even thinking it may be time to sell 'em.....guess we'll see.

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CT State Police are now using Chargers as unmarked...just as they use Impalas. They still have a few Camaros kicking around too from what I've seen.

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I saw the one attached back on June 2nd at the Perrine BPG All-GM show. It's used by the Cranbury (NJ) police dept.

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DodgeFan got it right.

The Mass State Troopers have gotten a few Chargers... the Trooper

who lives 1/8 of a mile away from me was the first in the state to

get a HEMI Charger. Also my buddy Tall Paul's girlfriend's parents

are BOTH troopers.

And everyone agrees: the unibody Charger may be much better

suited for high speed pursuits but it can not hold up to the Body On

Frame Crown Vic/Iterceptor in terms of durability.

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My city recently(about 2 months ago) replaced all their Crown Vics with Chargers. They all appear to be V8 Chargers too.

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Barring an Impala (older model) in Bell, not one non-Vicky in SoCal police or taxi fleets.

Plenty of Impala and Charger taxis in Vegas though.

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Got pulled over by a Charger PI today in the Vette. Oops. Thankfully, just got a warning.

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