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Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
10-22-2016, 05:34 PM (This post was last modified: 10-22-2016 05:38 PM by azpitbull.)
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Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
Like something from the series "Almost Got Away With It" the show crossed my mind while looking in the rear view and noticed a P71 had been following me for the past few miles. This ain't no place to be breaking the law Tongue
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10-22-2016, 07:14 PM
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RE: Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
I wonder how those Taurus' with their unibodies are holding up. I'm sure the ones with the 3.5 ecoboost are fast and fun, but they're hard to work on and not diy-friendly.
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10-22-2016, 08:07 PM
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RE: Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
Cool
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10-26-2016, 07:51 AM
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RE: Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
lookin in the rearview and seeing that image is a scary sight here in the states as well lol
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12-01-2017, 12:54 AM
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RE: Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
Actually the Tauruses are holding up pretty well, just lost one in September with 500,000 km on the odometer, hit a deer. The Sargent wasn't happy but it was long past the retirement mileage cap. The all-wheel-drive and 3.5 ecoboost engine worked well on our less than perfect roads, fantastic on the snow and ice covered winter roads.

Servicing nightmares though and cramped interiors from what I was told by a couple members.

They are going almost entirely to the Explorer based SUV now in my part of the country. Same power-train but more interior space and better more commanding view from the higher seating position.
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12-01-2017, 08:54 PM
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RE: Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
of the talks i've had with cops, mainly highway patrol so lots of high speed stuff, they all wish they had crown vics back instead of the explorers. they said the awd exp has a higher grip limit than the vic but once you lose it, there's nothing you can do to recover. They said although the vics had a lower grip limit, you could drift it back into control. They did say the exp is more comfy.
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12-03-2017, 07:37 PM
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RE: Saudi Arabia P71 encounter
(12-01-2017 08:54 PM)georgeent Wrote:
 
of the talks i've had with cops, mainly highway patrol so lots of high speed stuff, they all wish they had crown vics back instead of the explorers. they said the awd exp has a higher grip limit than the vic but once you lose it, there's nothing you can do to recover. They said although the vics had a lower grip limit, you could drift it back into control. They did say the exp is more comfy.

I guess it depends on body size. I never drove the Explorer police car, since thats after my time, but I was more comfy in a CV that even a Tahoe. Something about the back of the seat with a duty belt on made them "meh". It wasnt an Impala, which man oh man, I hate. Those were crampt every which way.

As far as grip limit, sure, the back will break free, but counter steer and you're just fine, while the SUV will want to roll. I actually got on two wheels with a Yukon during a particularly urgent call (pucker factor 10), Had to steer into the grass to not flip over, and ended up on a taxiway, before I was able to get back on the road. A CV won't do that ever.

And yes, they are easy to bring back. Which one exception of course. If your steering snaps or locks up, then there's nothing you can do. Again...this I know first hand. Or I should say first vertebra..and second and third...(Serious love hate going on with me...I love my Crown Vic, but man do I hate Ford lol)
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