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Old 21-05-2018, 08:41 PM   #121
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Chrysler / Jeep cars are terribly glitchy cars. A client of mine got rid of his SRT8 Jeep after the encountering all sort of strange electrical gremlins. It would frequently lose its headlights for no apparent reason, and then come good, and the dealership was about as competent as a Ford dealership and ďcould not fault at time of testĒ. On the upside, perhaps the HWP may find their car unable to start, or hindered by having no headlights at all, after a speeding car flies past
Guy who sits next to me in the office has a SRT jeep, has had 1/20 the problems I have had with my Territory.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:27 PM   #122
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Do you think this an ex cop car?
60,000'k's and steering wheel looks heavily worn for that many k's.

I'm not interested in buying it, I've just been waiting for the ex cop cars to hit the market as I'm interested in what they'll sell for.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...17588827/?Cr=0
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:33 PM   #123
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With a sunroof maybe not.
Id be ****ed if my steering wheel looked like that at those kms, is this the result of driving Gloves?
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Default Re: Which cars will Australia Police force use once no more Australian made cars?

I could be wrong but I thought that it was only the NSW HP that has BMW's.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:44 PM   #125
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Seen them here in VIC, metallic colours too with all the stickers
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:54 PM   #126
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Seen them here in VIC, metallic colours too with all the stickers
Sorry, I meant to add 'but not in Qld' as that one has Qld rego.
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Looks like it was driven by someone with anexity. 2 o'clock position very worn like constant hand wrenching
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these are the only pursuit cars i could find currently in NSW/ACT
not even 100% sure they are cop cars as they usually have June 30th expiring rego

https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item...oors/103591412
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:21 PM   #129
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these are the only pursuit cars i could find currently in NSW/ACT
not even 100% sure they are cop cars as they usually have June 30th expiring rego

https://www.pickles.com.au/cars/item...oors/103591412
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:42 PM   #130
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Do you think this an ex cop car?
60,000'k's and steering wheel looks heavily worn for that many k's.

I'm not interested in buying it, I've just been waiting for the ex cop cars to hit the market as I'm interested in what they'll sell for.

https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/det...17588827/?Cr=0
They were still using Australian made cars in 2017.

https://www.caradvice.com.au/734794/...e-kia-stinger/
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They were still using Australian made cars in 2017.
I'm still seeing Aussie HWP Commodores down here used alongside the BM,s.

Once upon a time NSW Police cars used to be March rego.
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Old 11-09-2019, 02:42 PM   #132
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I drove past an RBT set-up this morning & there were 5 HWP cars there. 2 Falcon & 3 Commodores.

Have they been stockpiling these cars ? Or have they been in service for at least 2 or 3 years.

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https://www.caradvice.com.au/734794/...e-kia-stinger/
Still see the odd Commodore/Falcon getting around but starting to see more Stingers, we had the Oceanfest seafood festival here in Bundy a couple of weeks ago and the police stand had 2 HWP Stingers and 1 Sonata General duties on show.....
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here is Sydney's south we have 4 brands to choose from for HWP
most are VF SS commodores, then 530D's, XR6t and a lone 300C (this one like to give it heaps and cruise in 1st gear)

there maybe others but have not seem them

apparently Kia is working with the police to have integrated systems within the factory dash with more automation
if thats the case kia and hyundai will be used alot more, however the HWP cars need to be bigger than a stinger and have rear headroom so i'd say 530D's only from now on
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The Local HWP here in Southwest NSW. have just been issued with a 200 series Landcruiser, They still have a couple Commodores though.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:03 PM   #136
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I have seen both marked and unmarked Subaru Liberty's in the last week here so presumably they will be the general duties replacement.

Passat R Line Wagon will be for HWP but not sure if they are in service yet. Definitely not seen any of them.

What I don't understand is why do each state and territory differ in their fleets and why they can't use a common platform?

I saw this article which could be interesting for future.

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Old 11-09-2019, 07:26 PM   #137
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Plenty of VF Hwy patrol Commode cop cars in Melbourne.
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Seeing as I pay,

They can have a fleet of these.

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Provided itís enhanced to above OEM by Premcar?
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I've seen a heap of the new BMW 5 series getting around marked and unmarked - seems they've got a huge mix of unmarked cars too, seen them getting about in unmarked Hiluxes, Rangers, still some of the VF Commodores, 5 series, VWs etc.

Would be an absolute nightmare who ever is doing the conversions and putting in all the equipment having to work on so many different cars lol
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I'm told we won't see anymore unmarked BMW's and those that are unmarked will be marked up
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Beechworth still using a Nissan Patrol, most of the smaller towns use Ford Territory's with a mix of Hyundai's.
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