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Chinese Police Get In Hot Water With Mercedes ML Police Car

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Chinese Police Get In Hot Water With Mercedes ML Police Car

William Maley - Editor/Reporter - CheersandGears.com

July 10, 2011


In the your not fooling anyone file, a police department in Fangchenggang (part of Guangxi Province)bought a new Mercedes Benz ML350 SUV to be used a police car. The police department spent about 900,000 yuan ($139,000 USD)to get it into their fleet. To fool the citizens of Fangchenggang, the department decided to rebadge the ML350 into a Honda CR-V which only costs about 200,000 yuan ($30,000 or so). The plan was foolproof or so they thought.

The citizens of Fengchenggang were not impressed with the rebadge job and ridiculed the police department about the purchase. However, the police denied they rebadged the vehicle.

Site: Car News China

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How did Chris Doane miss this? One can clearly see the next ML in the background in the top photo above, complete with 3-pointed star and "ML305" on the tailgate! (I'm sure it's supposed to read "ML350", they prolly scrambled the numbers to disguise it).

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How could they deny something so evident, cheating their people out of what belonged to them. The people had a right to lash out and shouldn't have given up on the matter until they got justice.

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