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Ford plans new police model

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Great! Just GREAT! Try to log onto the site and I get a notice that, and I quote:

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The story you are trying to view is no longer available through this Web site.


Anyone have another article link of just plain link to this info? Yeah... I *do* know that it is `old' news but I usually just stick around in the `local', or at least local to me, forums and only occasionally slide down the the `Tavern' when I'm waiting for other things to load. (That's what one has to do when one only has a 26.5K dialup connection. And... *Don't* get me started about *why* I don't have some sort of `broadband' connection I've been try for one for going on now over *6* years!)
 

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While FORD is my first choice brand, the idea to discontinue the CROWN VICTORIA/GRAND MARQUIS is not a smart one. FORD does deserve praise for not taking bailout money and still making money, alot of the big three's problems stem from spending tons of money to displace proven products. The new TAURUS does indeed give a great first impression on all levels but it will never take the place of my beloved GRAND MARQUIS in my heart when the time comes someday to replace it. Granted, alot of railroad people hated the idea of diesel replacing steam but who can argue that diesel is much better? Or jet powered airliners compared to piston power? But police agencys want and need proven platforms and don't have time to putz around with unfamiliar technolgy when they are trying to catch the thugs.
Maybe the problem in the world is too much change and not enough tried and true. Maybe I'm too much of an "old geezer" trying to hang on to the old ways sometimes but I do come around over time. :)
 

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Also of note. The Ford Taurus models have been used in law enforcement by many agencies for a long time now. Mainly smaller agencies like say, the US Federal Gov?? WEG A lot of College Police Dept's. The Taurus was first introduced in LEA to be an secondary choice about the same time the Chevy Lumina was being offered to LEA's. At the community college I attended, they used Taurus's as the primary patrol vehicles after replacing an 80's model CV. The coolest looking one they had was an SHO model. The reasoning was the lack of need for an high powered pursuit vehicle, and the better gas mileage the Taurus had at the time. The Taurus lost favor in many agencies during the late 90's because of issues with the factory paint jobs that peeled off in two lovely strips in a very short time, as as well as the introduction of improved CVPI's with better milage and options, and the Chevy Impala's rebirth. Never sure what happened with the Lumina line from Chevy, think its discontinued????
 
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