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Retired Leo driving instructor bought a Dodge!

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Ive been retired out for about 3 years almost. Have a big pile of titanium and a cane to remind me of it every day.

anyways, the wife came home with a new SRT 392 Charger this weekend, and all I could do was laugh. I remember when the crown vics were being phased out and we were testing all the new options.
One was the dodge charger. Boy was it fast...boy could it not turn or stop.
Dodge had the stupid idea to have a special police tune on it that delayed the throttle or trans shifting if you pushed the throttle over a certain percentage... casing you to press harder and harder on the throttle...and then after a pause, BOOM, car would shift and give you max power. usually spinning the car mid corner or on exit.

We took some out on the street and it wasn't too long until the doors had a hard time opening and closing due to the chassis being bent... IA complaints from heads hitting the roof going into the back seat...

But they were fast in a straight line...

And we didn't go with them. nor the impala which I believe wants to kill anyone who drives it.

We bought some tahoes. which I loved, unless you had to turn... and then settled on the ford expeditions which came in as I was leaving.

I loved that old crown vic...

Anyways, I drove my wifes charger for about 10 miles and what a different car it is... Faster...,uch much...and boy can it turn and stop. I mean it feels huge...but it will still turn.

Probably the only car I would never want any of the PPV pieces on it LOL.

Now I need to debate putting my Sergeant stripes on the back of it and risk some socialist vandalizing it...
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Not a leo, worked for the city fleet maintenance garage for years though and I hated those damn things, I'll never understand the love for the Crown Vic beyond their ridiculous durability. Any way congrats on retiring and the new car!
That's odd - mine has 385,000 miles on it and I wouldn't trade it for anything...

Replaced front sway bar - rear bags - plugs every 100k and that's it. Only uses 1/2 quart of Amsoil every 1,000 miles

150 mile round trip every day...

'course its a LX Sport so it sticks real well on high speed corners - I wouldn't get rid of this thing for anything

Floor shift, leather & premium sound with the woofer [like the Marauder]

and no my 96 Impala SS doesn't hold a candle to it...
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