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Old 11-15-2003, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

I have been looking in the local paper recently (as I always do) and there has been a few good AU V8's in there. One really caught my eye as the ad said it was an auto AU2 V8 ex pursuit with ridiculously low k's and in immaculate nick. The guy only wants $18,000 for it and I was wondering what you guys thought. I would be a bit nervous about buying an ex pursuit car as it would obviously have been thrashed.
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Old 11-16-2003, 01:16   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

no way !
I have seen ( and done ) atrocious things to those cars in the course of duty. They are abused because they are a tool and treated as such.
Plenty of people have bought ex police cars and been happy but never for me.
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haha...i agree with xacoupe, my brother when starting off in the blue jarmies a few years back said that curb and roundabout hopping wasnt unusual in the squad cars and the divvy vans (especially those barina combo things) lifted the arse end off speed humps on regular occasions!
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

I third what xa said. A good friend is a copper who is in the traffic division (TOG??). After what he tells me about their cars I wouldnt go near one. It's a miricle they actually survive their tour of duty!
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

Never had any major problems with my EFII V8 Ex Chaser.

But I do agree, they have probably had a fairly hard life.
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

mines a x police had bit over 40,000 from when the last owner bought it .

mine was stationed in the country so mostly h/w kms lucky.

i buy a cop car over a rental car any day after seing what happens to rental cars 1st hand.
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

I've owned one ex chasa - and never again. Premature enginge failure, sus repair work to remove lights, etc...

Went great when it was going though...
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

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no way !
I have seen ( and done ) atrocious things to those cars in the course of duty. They are abused because they are a tool and treated as such.
Plenty of people have bought ex police cars and been happy but never for me.
What he said!! I've known enough guys who have bought them cheap, thinking they are "teh shizznt", only to end up paying 1/2 as much again in the first 6 months in repairs and maintenance.

Not a good investment! Spend a little bit more and get a "civilian" model!!!
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

hmm..... my bro used to work at our local ford joint, a few xr8s came in needing new engines (not worth rebuilding) after about 20000kays in the force..... they treat em hard thats for sur!!!!!
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Re: Would you buy an ex pursuit car??

Apparently so long as the cops don't bend the cars, they can get away with any other damage - so they do! As xacoupe said, they are a tool to be used.
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