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Old 04-13-2012, 07:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looks like the police are going ecco !

Sorry for the drive by, but time is limited right now.

It's got a cop motor, a 120-cubic-inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspension, etc - TDIClub Forums

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Old 04-16-2012, 05:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heres a link to an article about it.

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Old 04-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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ately, hybrids were ruled out due to concerns with long-term maintenance, and the Passat’s high-fuel-mileage estimates were very attractive and competitive compared to hybrids, Eads says. In fact, during testing on the nearby historic Natchez Trace Parkway, Eads says they drove a slick-top version of the Passat on a 248-mile trip, achieving an astounding 54.486 mpg. A follow-up test with another Passat using a Whelen Justice 44-inch LED light bar yielded a still-amazing 50 mpg. Clearly, the fuel economy advantages of using the diesel platform are evident.
Right, because a small suburban police dept does lots of highway driving. No stop and go, no idling etc. And when was the last time a TDI had lower ownership costs than a hybrid? Nevermind that the Passat happens to be manufactured a few miles away. Nepotism at its best. One of the posters on TDIclub put it best.
I think they bought it because the officers drive long distances home and to work, which the town taxes pay for... They are gonna poop their pants when they get the maintenance bill on those, or some newbie officer misfuels it. Brake jobs require pads and rotors, oil changes are pretty pricey at the dealership, and no one in that small town on the police department has heard of VW 507.00 oil. TDI's aren't fore every one.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Somehow, this looks silly.
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sweet! I can't wait for the eco fad to catch on with the highway patrol... off to watch Smokey and the Bandit.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Most police cars here are diesels.
Nothing spectacular to it.
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I want to see the Ohio Highway Patrol start driving Smart cars.

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