A little history lesson first.....
WA's Police force dosn't have any V8's as they realised the officers were writing them off faster than they were coming into the force
so now ALL WA Police sedans are 6 cylinders.
Ironic isn't it, the Police officers are under trained to handle the power of these cars after their 2 weeks of driver training, but the public is safe driving these things on our roads with "hand em out" licences.
and after the VN's all Police patrol cars had to be autos.
Anyway, another bright spark in the WA decision making chair believed the sequential sports shift was an un-natural motion (pulling down to change up), not to mention (I think) it's computer controlled, so they could probably be reversed.
A shining light and probably the dumdest thing is, all the divvy vans will be Fords
remember, ALL WA patrol cars have to be autos
My respect for our law makers?