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Old 08-25-2004, 06:46   #1 (permalink)
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NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

I remember a while back the NSW HWP were testing something like 30 XR6T's to see if they were a suitable vehicle for the work, instead of the XR8.

Does anyone know the results of this trial, or what happened to those test vehicles?

I only ask as here in Wagga, the HWP now has 1 unmarked XR8, one marked XR8 and one XR6T which is definately a new arrival. The rest are SS models.
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:52   #2 (permalink)
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

I've seen a few XR8 police cars in Sydney, alot of BA XTs, and there are even a few AUIII Fortes still going around. I've seen XR6 Turbos before, but not lately. Most are still SS Slowadores.
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

Yup, vast majority of the leathermen still drive SS's around here, but this 1 Turbo is definately a new arrival. I was just under the impression that the HWP decided on the XR8 instead of the Turbo, hence my asking.
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

XR8's faster anyway, and it sounds better - so why wouldn't they?
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

Cos it's a pig on petrol. The main factor going against the SS was the 18" wheels - cops replace their tyres every 10,000kms (or is it 5?), so when youve gotta pay for 18" tyres that often it soon racks up - and we get the bill for it!
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

Compaired to what Steffo ? If your on that logic then the SS Commodore should have been the only choice for a long time. The reason many of the AU HWPs were pulled from service was their poor resale value and diff/braking reliablity when "cop driven"

Yes the police are using XR6Ts, prefered area of operations are the suburbs - there are at least 2 in my LAC, a couple of Xr8s and 3 SS'es. Oh yeah, they use Magnas as well - some are now marked. That spoiled your quickest car theories !
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

Don't know about NSW, but here in vic it seems that every 2nd cop car i'm seeing is a BA XR6 I remember reading somewhere that vic were very happy with the XR6s. They got the base T model and just optioned on the premium brakes
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

XR8 is faster then XR6 Turbo. If it were up to me, every police car would be an FPV GT and HSV GTS. Or modded XR6 Turbo's or something. What's the point in High Speed Pursuit cars if you can't catch high speed criminals? (I've heard cop stories of not being able to catch WRX's in their Bombadore SS's.)
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[QUOTE=Steffo]XR8 is faster then XR6 Turbo. If it were up to me, every police car would be an FPV GT and HSV GTS. Or modded XR6 Turbo's or something. QUOTE]

Yeah thats good! So we can pay even more tax! Just who do you think forks the bill for these luxury cars?
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Re: NSW HWP still using XR6T's?

the cops have both the XR6Ts and XR8s here at the moment
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