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Eebs

We have an (old) petrol transit public order (small) van :D it's brilliant, foolishly quiet, and little nippy. :P Our force uses antaras, not quite as good as the mokkas imo :P still better than the protons though

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The issue has always been there, but we just ignored it and relied on the we're exempt because we're the police. A few incidents later and we are where we are.

New toy for the TFL and BTP joint Emergency response units   Photo from @BTPNetworkResp There are 5 of these new trucks joining the 4 already in service on 57 plates, plus 2 05 plate R

You say that, but looking at most police cars in the US, I'd consider them luxury! Pretty much every police cruiser seems to be a high-powered vehicle. The vast majority of our vehicles are 1.6l diese

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While searching for an image of a police Antara I found an image of an Ampera, it certainly looks the part.

I will post the link as I'm not sure of copyright laws. Mod's if we can post the picture straight to the thread please do.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/motors/4151007/Vauxhall-news-new-hybrid-electric-Ampera-uses-cutting-edge-technology.html

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19 hours ago, Bacon_sandwich said:

While searching for an image of a police Antara I found an image of an Ampera, it certainly looks the part.

I will post the link as I'm not sure of copyright laws. Mod's if we can post the picture straight to the thread please do.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/motors/4151007/Vauxhall-news-new-hybrid-electric-Ampera-uses-cutting-edge-technology.html

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Actually looks rather smart, going for the futuristic look ;P, the antaras are the 2.2L 4x4 used by the Sgts in our area, the unpopular mokkas, due to cost or whatnot im not sure (heated seats though...so they didn't skip much ;) )

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VerySpecialConstable

The one and only known MG 6 in an emergency role. They'd look awesome in police livery, and what better brand if we want something British?

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AA101

It's owned by the Chinese these days and I wonder what the reliability is like?

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3 hours ago, AA101 said:

It's owned by the Chinese these days and I wonder what the reliability is like?

Mine runs purrfectly, ;) although I have the petrol saloon varient rather than the diesel hatch.

The support network is growing and more and more cars are being sold - the new GS will be an interesting addition and could be used for rural areas.

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adamwales

It seems many of the new small estates (i30, Focus, Astra) are problematic for larger drivers.  And possibly not all of them can fit the bubble in the back either!

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MerseyLLB

The new Peugeot 308 hatchbacks we have are nippy but terrible build quality, rubbish in car storage and the worst thing - rear cabin space.

I had to Escort a prisoner recently sat with my knees up on the seats because I couldn't fit in behind the driver and I'm only 5'11

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The new Peugeot 308 hatchbacks we have are nippy but terrible build quality, rubbish in car storage and the worst thing - rear cabin space.

I had to Escort a prisoner recently sat with my knees up on the seats because I couldn't fit in behind the driver and I'm only 5'11

You can pair your phone with the in car stereo with Bluetooth and play your own tunes though! At least in ours you can as the stereo has been left in although the rooftop aerial is disconnected so no radio.

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Yep same ;) In the glovebox.

Though everytime it goes to the fleet garage I'm convinced it's gonna be removed.

I'd argue that as we are soon being issued job phone/tablets they should leave it in to allow handsome use for official police business........

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If they did that you could just plug it into the USB port and play it on aux. Agreed on the job phone side though, I can see no reason for disabling the Bluetooth connectivity and don't think they'd be able to in any case even if they wanted to.

They're decent cars overall IMHO, quick and they handle well. I like the ability to limit the max speed as well using the cruise control to save me from overlooking it and getting a ticket. Their downfall will be the electrics in them as they're hypersensitive. We've had two with less than 500 miles on the clock develop a fault where every warning light was on and all controls except ancillaries stop working, it's a common issue according to google!

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Here they are more concerned about whether or not the company is American owned then necessarily where the cars are actually produced.  Many Toyotas and Nissan are made in the US but you wont see them in a wide use in a police fleet.  It's all Ford Police Interceptor, Dodge Chargers, and Chevrolet Impalas.  Our fleet is primarily Dodge Chargers.

http://pictures.topspeed.com/IMG/crop/201309/dodge-charger-pursui-6_600x0w.jpg

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Here they are more concerned about whether or not the company is American owned then necessarily where the cars are actually produced.  Many Toyotas and Nissan are made in the US but you wont see them in a wide use in a police fleet.  It's all Ford Police Interceptor, Dodge Chargers, and Chevrolet Impalas.  Our fleet is primarily Dodge Chargers.

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I thought the US and Canada was all about Ford Crown Victorias?

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I thought the US and Canada was all about Ford Crown Victorias?

They stopped making so many at the turn of the century and stopped making them entirely five years ago.

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