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Cop car fascination?

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by krewat » Thu May 11, 2017 1:47 pm

I came across this thread looking for something else, but I have to say one thing:

The SHO with Performance Package gets the coolant-cooled PTU, upgraded tranny cooling, bigger radiator, better brakes, springs, etc. Plus the 3.16:1 final drive.

Also, hold down the traction-control button for 5 seconds with your foot on the brake and completely shut off Stability Control. Could probably do a J-turn after that if you wanted to.

While the price difference is still there, you really can get an SHO with almost if not all the performance-enhanced options that the PI comes with except maybe the "service PTU" light on the dash - if there is one.

As for "pursuit mode" - my SHO w/PP in sport mode once I start pounding on it gets into a state where it downshifts much faster when I'm on the brakes, etc. Once I stop pounding on it, it goes back to normal.

I'm not advocating one version over the other, just trying to correct some of the misinformation in this thread.

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by Despized » Thu May 11, 2017 6:14 pm

CVN transplant. I drove 1 CVLX and 5 CVPI's. Enjoyed all of them. Not the most decked out in terms of features. Though it is nice to see the Taurus bring a new layer of standard features to the Police Vehicle. The reliability is hard to beat. Then add a little more HP and AWD. Sounds like a delightful composition.

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by GhostRider » Sat May 13, 2017 12:07 pm

Another CVN transplant here. Dont lurk much there anymore. Miss my 97 and 06 CVPI's.
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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by billross » Sun May 21, 2017 2:26 am

This is my first post on this site! I'm just reading various posts and getting up-to-speed on the Taurus interceptor.

I'm another transplant from CVN. I just picked up a 2013 AWD Taurus Interceptor today at a government auction. For the last 25 years I've had police package cars from government auctions as daily drivers. I get another one every 4 or 5 years. I've had great luck with all the cars, starting with a 1987 Chevy Caprice with a 350 4bbl, and then progressing through a bunch of Crown Vic P71s. I'm handy with a wrench and I like the challenge of getting a good deal at a government auction, fixing anything that needs fixing, adding civilian wheels etc. so the cars "blend in" better with traffic, and then using the cars for commuter duty for several years.
Daily Driver: 2013 Taurus Police Interceptor, Smokestone, All-wheel drive, 44,000 miles, 1,500 idle hours.
2nd Daily Driver: 2007 Crown Vic P71, Smokestone Metallic, SAP, 101,000 miles, 330 idle hours.
Weekend Driver: 2014 Shelby GT500 Coupe, Ruby Red Metallic, Stripe Delete, SVT Performance Pkg.

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by glennh1972 » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:22 am

After driving Fox-body Mustangs for many years, I have owned 3 CVPI's, and now this 2015 Interceptor Sedan (Taurus). My first was a 1997 former Florida Highway Patrol CVPI that I bought with 101,000 miles. I paid $3300 for it, drove it for 12 years till 256,000 miles, then sold it for $2200. Can't go wrong with that. Sure I went through 2 intake manifolds and 3 transmissions, but it was still well worth it. Ford builds these vehicles to last under tough conditions. I love my new Interceptor Sedan, and I know it was built with the same attention to quality and durability that the CVPI's were. Ford needs to compete with the Dodge Charger and whatever Chevy wants to consider a police car, so a huge amount of effort and attention is put in to these vehicles. Not to mention, it is a much easier commute to work when most other drivers, who are paying attention, are more than happy to get out of your way when they see your car in their rear-view mirror :)

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by Marauderleader » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:00 pm

Webmaster wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:38 am

The PI sedan is safer than your car, at least with rear-end accidents. Ford made a big deal out of the 75mph rear impact crash safety when the car came out, and they modified the car for that. Your SHO does not have the additional bracing.
^^^This^^^, I have one sitting here right now that took a 70+ rear end collision while stationary, the car is junk, but the officer was uninjured.....well, for the most part.

The bracing in the rear took a good shot, otherwise the rear bumper would have been in the front seat...... literally.

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by Marauderleader » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:42 pm

Pics of what a 70+ shot to the rear looks like, keep in mind, these were taken after it went to a body shop to have damage pulled away so equipment could be removed.
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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by Marauderleader » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:44 pm

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Re: Cop car fascination?

Post by kyledooley » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:45 pm

15PI wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 4:25 pm
I too am a transplant from CVN. For me, it's not a fascination. Ford has put a lot of time and effort in making comprehensive police packages. I prefer well built cars that are easy to obtain parts for.
^^^ This.

200a alternator, double capacity cooling package, oil cooler, trans cooler, diff cooler, skid plate, suspension, anti-roll bars, brakes, easy to work on, blah, blah.

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