Comments on: Russian Police with American Plates http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/ Daily selected things from Russia and ex USSR countries. Published In English. Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:21:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-205840 Sun, 12 Aug 2007 20:01:06 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-205840 Ok, not to damage your fragile self-esteem and not to discourage your love for all things American, I am prepared to stand up and say – “russian cars are even worse then american”! Are you feeling better now :)

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197717 Sat, 16 Jun 2007 23:50:11 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197717 Good Ford man!

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By: Bullwinkle http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197356 Thu, 14 Jun 2007 01:45:46 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197356 Go away! And never come back!

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By: Tim in Pa. http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197294 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 02:58:15 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197294 From what some friends are telling me the newer Chevy Impala SS is working out well for them. Where I worked a front wheel drive car would have been a big plus in the winter. Look at it this way most midsize cars with V6 engines today have plenty of HP and speed from 0-80 mph to match or best a LTD and most are FWD the only other requirement is space for your back seat passengers,but who cares if there a bit cramped. So take your pick Impala, Charger(still on the big side) Hell even a Toyota Camry or VW passat would do for me ,But thats not how PD’s buy autos

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197292 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 01:36:59 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197292 What is ideal for major city?

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By: Richard S. http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197291 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 01:34:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197291 If I remember NY plates have black lettering and the Statue of Liberty in the center.

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By: Tim in Pa. http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197289 Wed, 13 Jun 2007 00:09:05 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197289 As a former LEO ,Trust me when I tell you the Ford CV police interceptor is NOT the Ideal police car for any major city! For open road patrol its a very good car.But there are many others better for tight street city patrols where your not driving 120 mph like interstate patrols.

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By: Bullwinkle http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197287 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 22:43:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197287 But I am the true Bullwinkle!

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By: John http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197271 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:14:26 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197271 yes the crown vic Police version sells for about $18-$22 k from the dealer.
Granted you can use any car for police work, you have to look at all the aspects.
The the CV eats a lot of gas, but maintenance wise it is the best all around. It doesn’t spend as much time in the shop as other cars… for example Impalas, and it is very easy to maintain and install all the police equipment.

The model in the picture is a 1997 or older model, the ones are even better of course, they changed the looks in 1998. There were some internal changes in the models after.

People that bad mouth the car, have obviously never driven it, for patrol use the car is great. It can take a lot of beating and if you need some power… just step on a gas and a 4.6 V8 engine will blast you all over the seat.

Here is a 2007 model on ebay
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2007-FORD-CROWN-VICTORIA-P71-POLICE-INTERCEPTOR-184-MI_W0QQitemZ200118932860QQihZ010QQcategoryZ6227QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197267 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 19:30:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197267 The Crown Vic sells for around $25K here, and yes they use a lot of fuel. I would only recommend the Crown Vic for certain uses such as cabs or police work. Would not a Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan be a practical choice for good but inexpensive transportation? I agree however that the Alpha is gorgeous. If I lived in England I would certainly consider one if the cost was $30k. Here the are more expensive than a BMW at around $55k. Alpha has never had avery good dealer network in the U.S. either. The most fun car I have owned was a 1966 Triumph Spitfire.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197259 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:12:17 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197259 Sorry, to this beauty :)

http://www.motorcities.com/media/image/640/05FS0144601894J/2006-Alfa-Romeo-159-Sleek-and-US-Ready-J-640.jpeg

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197258 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 18:10:02 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197258 Bentleys are now too common in Britain + it’s three times more expensive.

BTW, Ford Crown Victoria costs about $30,000 am I right? + steep running expenses, not sure about depresiation in the states, and the awful looks.

Would it be better to buy a beautiful and more economical Alfa 159 for the same money?

Just compare this monstrosity

http://www.marshallford.com/new/vue/image.php?Id=13

to this beauty:

http://www.marshallford.com/new/vue/image.php?Id=13

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197248 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:51:21 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197248 I don’t consider the Kalos to be an American car since it is built in Korea. If your boss wanted to be different he should have bought a Bently. I am sorry to hear about that Chrysler, but there are few American cars that are intended to compete directly with a 5 series. Many people around here who buy BMWs do so for status. They rarely take them touring. On the other hand, Fords are a good value for the money that a working person can aford.

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197245 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 14:17:08 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197245 I had a misfortune of driving a Chevrolet Kalos whilst on holiday in Spain. After hitting 60 mph I felt rather unsafe because of all the shaking and the fact that the wheel was going wild without me touching it.

My ex boss also decided to be original and bought the new Chrysler 300c over the proposed BMW 5 series. In less then a year he had a breakdown and the servicing cost was also quite original and frankly shocking. Besides that there is also an extraordinary depreciation, high tax bills and overall quality and style can not be compared to the BMW 5 series or any other european rivals.

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197242 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:32:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197242 Which American cars have you driven?

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197241 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 12:27:52 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197241 Ok. Yes, I see it.

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By: You'reNot http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197237 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:52:22 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197237 This is its cousin the Grand Marquis:

http://www.mercuryvehicles.com/grandmarquis/

Here is the Crown Vic:

https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/2008fleetshowroom/2008-crownvictoria.asp

Both of these are very popular with retirees.

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By: Bullwinkle http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197236 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:22:32 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197236 I want to drive a pink beetle singing YMCA!

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197232 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 07:31:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197232 Is this model still being produced? How old is it?

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By: Bullwinkle http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197220 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 05:45:04 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197220 Yeah right.

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197210 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:35:49 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197210 Are you sure that is not just the reflection of the “New York plate” on the following vehicles hood?

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By: John from Kansas http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197209 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:32:35 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197209 Ford Crown Victoria,the top of the Ford line. Colloq. Crown Vic, or Vicky. The preferred vehicle of U.S.local police and cab companies.

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By: Bullwinkle http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197206 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:07:33 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197206 Where can I find one of those Russian crackers?

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By: Bullwinkle http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197205 Tue, 12 Jun 2007 01:06:16 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197205 Hey! You are a knockoff Bullwinkle! I am the original.

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By: I am http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197201 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 23:25:37 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197201 Sarah what you think about this http://www.bushisantichrist.com

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197200 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 23:18:41 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197200 DPS = day postovomu sotnik :)

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By: Doug http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197194 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:38:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197194 I remember seeing Moscow police in Ford Crown Victorias about half an hour after arriving in Russia.

The tags are probably a way of showing humor about driving the American car on Moscow’s streets.

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By: Ummagumma http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197190 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:01:38 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197190 Looks like the Moscow police are wannabe Americans

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By: Boris Abramov http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197189 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 20:55:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197189 What car is it?

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By: Delicious http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197187 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 20:12:01 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197187 but it says “New York” so it must be an American plate from New York.

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By: gorby http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197184 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:58:03 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197184 clearly an authentic plate.

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By: John http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197182 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:25:53 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197182 yeah…D is right, New York plates do not look like that.

Crown vics are nice cars thou… Fast and plenty of room.

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By: D http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197181 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 19:22:28 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197181 New york plates dont really look like that.

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By: You'reNot http://englishrussia.com/2007/06/11/russian-police-with-american-plates/#comment-197178 Mon, 11 Jun 2007 18:52:57 +0000 http://englishrussia.com/?p=987#comment-197178 Crown Vic=Land Yacht

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