What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

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    What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

    Anybody can buy a cop car. The roadway is littered with clapped-out Chevrolet Caprice cruisers that cause motorists to instinctively to slam on the brakes while the driver rolls smugly on by. Not everybody can pick up a brand-new 2011 Chevrolet Caprice cop car, however, but a few dealers actually have them in stock.

    A reader (Thanks, Manzer!) managed to spy one wearing the Detective Package guise – complete with tinted windows – and sent in a few pics of the updated Caprice parked at in a nearby lot. While we are sad because it reminds of the gone-too-soon Pontiac G8, we're happy that we might someday be able to pick up a used one for far less than the nearly $32,000 price tag these command when new.

    What do you get for all that coin? Well the average Joe Citizen gets exactly nothing, since you can't officially buy one since General Motors closed a contractual loophole with its dealers that saw a few examples selling to civilian buyers. Johnny Law, however, gets lights hidden in the front grille and rear window, a modest cloth interior and Police Performance mode as part of the Stabilitrak system. The best part lies under the hood, though, as this cruiser comes equipped with a 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

    Do you happen to wear a badge and desire a new ride to stop the baddies? Check out the listings at Jim Ellis Chevrolet in Atlanta, Georgia for a few options to put on your shopping list.
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    Re: What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

    Those wheels look bigger than 18", but that's what the specs say.
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    Re: What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

    Not very fashionable at all IMO. This car is dated and it's time for something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    Not very fashionable at all IMO. This car is dated and it's time for something new.
    With all the friggin boxes on wheels and me to Japanese FWD cars on the road, how can anyone consider this car dated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyDog View Post
    With all the friggin boxes on wheels and me to *** FWD cars on the road, how can anyone consider this car dated.
    It's not like the design of this is the epitome of uniqueness either, actually it looks quite generic and bland. It also looks old, IMO of course.

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    I assume those are not the stock wheels?? Even the el cheapo steel wheels look better then those!
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    IMO it looks beautiful--clean, restrained, and classy.
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    Re: What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    Not very fashionable at all IMO. This car is dated and it's time for something new.
    I agree and they did a masterful job as always in turning a sharp lookin' G8 into a rental-ready fleet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamHill View Post
    I agree and they did a masterful job as always in turning a sharp lookin' G8 into a rental-ready fleet.
    IMO this Caprice looks tons better than a G8. Nothing ruins the looks of a car like a tacky Pontiac nose! As to Pontiac being gone, I say why did it take so long?
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    Re: What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyDog View Post
    IMO this Caprice looks tons better than a G8. Nothing ruins the looks of a car like a tacky Pontiac nose! As to Pontiac being gone, I say why did it take so long?
    Ugh... Can't agree with you there... I think the Pontiac front end looks far better than the Chevrolet on this model... I think it looks better than the Holden front ends as well... Though I do like the grill of the Holden Cruze more than what's found on Chevrolet's version, and the Monaro/GTO were both "okay."
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    Re: What the fashionable detective will be driving this fall

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Burns View Post
    Not very fashionable at all IMO. This car is dated and it's time for something new.
    I agree. I don't see how this is more fashionable than an Interceptor or Charger.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamHill View Post
    I agree and they did a masterful job as always in turning a sharp lookin' G8 into a rental-ready fleet.
    Well it wasn't a G8 at any point in its life. That would be the Commodore.

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