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#211669 - 02/26/09 02:27 PM Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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#211670 - 02/26/09 09:52 PM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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I don't know if it is good move. I went to car show to sit on G8. Remember this cop need computer stuffs and police gear stuffs. G8 is look pretty small for police. That's why Ford Crown Victoria is perfect for police business. It is huge and it got everything what police need. Also taxi too. IMO
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#211671 - 02/27/09 04:59 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Palsut, I don't think you've ever been in the backseat of a police car, so let me tell you, it's cramped. A Crown Vic isn't very spacious. I'm 6'2", and I had to sit sideways.

However, here is a side-by-side comparison between the Crown Vic & G8 for interior room. Also, I included the Dodge Charger, which I have heard cops say is way too cramped.

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*EDIT* Plus, the Crown Vic is grossly underpowered, both as a V8 and as an "interceptor." It makes less power than a stock GTP.
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#211672 - 02/27/09 09:50 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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show me dyno results. I doubt that cop cars can be outran by a stock GTP. Prove it.
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#211673 - 02/27/09 04:34 PM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Comparison

Plus, if you click over to exterior, you'll see that even the stock Crown Vic is heavier than the GTP. And a cop car will be significantly heavier than that.

They don't do any engine mods to the Crown Vic cop car, except to remove the top speed limiter, and add some things to help keep the engine cool under the abuse it gets. No power adders.

So, 15 less hp/torque with an extra 500lbs PLUS everything the cop cars have in them over the stock Vics = SLOOOOOW, especially for a V8. If you've ever seen one accelerate from a stop, you'd see what I mean.

However, I wouldn't want to run from these cop cars. lol
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#211674 - 02/28/09 12:23 PM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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lol maybe "bad boy" don't deserve space room on backseat? lol

Well, it will be awesome if Pontiac G8 will be police business. I guess we will see what happen.
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#211675 - 02/28/09 05:46 PM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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I don't expect it to be a big hit. There might be a handful of them, maybe as pursuit vehicles. That would be awesome. But I don't expect it to be a replacement for the Crown Vic.

And I didn't expect the backseat of a cop car to be luxurious, but I at least expected to be able to fit...lol
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#211676 - 03/02/09 09:50 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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WOW, I can ALMOST outrun a cop car with my GT? Wow. Thanks for shuttin me up.

Know what's funny? At the time, I was only 5'2" and 115#, and I thought I had a cramped ride in the back of that Crown Vic. Those cars are NOT comfy to be in.
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#211677 - 03/02/09 10:48 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Geez you both guys already arrested? I see both of you are from Texas. I guess you might be drunk wife beater redneck thing that I always watching cop show on Saturday. lol :p
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#211678 - 03/02/09 05:11 PM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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umm, no. I claim Phoenix, AZ. I was arrested on my 18th birthday for shoplifting. I got caught with a $10 item, after making off with lots of other higher-valued items. Your joke has just lost it's power. sorry.
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#211679 - 03/02/09 05:15 PM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Of course, I know you and him don't do that. wink
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#211680 - 03/03/09 05:54 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Originally posted by Richard Candelario:
WOW, I can ALMOST outrun a cop car with my GT? Wow. Thanks for shuttin me up.

Know what's funny? At the time, I was only 5'2" and 115#, and I thought I had a cramped ride in the back of that Crown Vic. Those cars are NOT comfy to be in.
No, not at all.

And while the GT could almost outrun a cop car, maybe your Camaro could.

Want to try? laugh
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#211681 - 03/03/09 09:32 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Not with that suspension. I really need to do springs and AGXs before even tryin to outrun the cops. It would be FUN to get an interceptor driver to face me on a road course and drag course, then a closed-course street race.
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#211682 - 03/03/09 10:26 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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If you haven't been in a cop car at one point or another, your life is boring. wink
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#211683 - 03/04/09 01:39 AM Re: Pontiac G8 Cop Car?
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Not with that suspension. I really need to do springs and AGXs before even tryin to outrun the cops. It would be FUN to get an interceptor driver to face me on a road course and drag course, then a closed-course street race.
I have always thought that would be cool.

My friends & I in high school always thought it would be fun to do a simulated school shooting vs the police, with us as the shooters. Use paintball, airsoft, simunition, whatever. I still think doing that would have been awesome. And I still think that with a little planning, back when we were familiar with the layout of the school, we could have taken them. :p
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