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« November 11, 2017, 14:42:09 »
well I just noted yesterday was still two falcon highway patrol car patrolling the highway. I wonder how long till they get replaced and what will they use?
like it's been a year or more since ford Australia closed ( and now holden )



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Re: new highway patrol cars
« Reply #1 : November 11, 2017, 14:47:35 »
well I just noted yesterday was still two falcon highway patrol car patrolling the highway. I wonder how long till they get replaced and what will they use?
like it's been a year or more since ford Australia closed ( and now holden )

They'll disappear soon enough. They use mainly unmarked 3.6 litre Liberty Sedans down here at the moment.

Penty of alternatives being assesed and mentioned on here including the obvious ones, Stinger, Mustang, etc..
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« Reply #2 : November 11, 2017, 15:50:34 »
Victoria will be using diesel BMW 530d sedans for highway patrol: VicPol new highway patrol cars
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« Reply #3 : November 12, 2017, 03:46:27 »
Should make for an interesting time at ex-cop auctions in the future.
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« Reply #4 : November 12, 2017, 04:22:44 »
I know others have said we won't get mustangs but, there is a lot of mustangs on the road here, not many bmw 530d, so I think too easy to spot. they set them up here, to be hard to spot coming at you, if you see the rear or the side easy to tell, not so head on.

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« Reply #6 : November 12, 2017, 14:18:59 »
thank's beerman, they will be too easy to spot coming at you, if revenue drops ....
but with the new rules in supercars, I suppose anything can race now as holden or red bull going to run twin turbo. I think with out v8's it will be like the bad days when the great Peter Brock had to race a ford as rules did not favour v8's. the interest from public dropped too.it's always been the two Aussie made cars that had American v8's. stinger looks more like a sportscar not a family sedan.
hope I never get stung by a stinger!!
one requirement of nsw police that other states don't have is the brakes, have to have brembo as they do high speed brake testing before the cars pass to be use in this state, think mustang has them as opption also must have full size spare and inflater.
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« Reply #7 : November 13, 2017, 02:21:35 »
In the comment section: "seems pretty ironic that a Beerman should be producing police cars"
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« Reply #8 : November 13, 2017, 14:28:17 »
Should make for an interesting time at ex-cop auctions in the future.

be interesting to see what prices the current, holden and falcon chaser's bring as will be the last of the long line.

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« Reply #9 : November 16, 2017, 20:23:52 »
In todays daily telegraph ( sydney news paper )
Has a write up on the KIA Stinger & it looks like a worthy repla ement. I did not know it was a four door.
Will depend on what brakes it uses as NSW chassers have a very tough brake test before a car can be used for high speed by them. Will need the best Brembo make nothing less!!