Sunday, August 30, 2015

Police Cruiser: 2010 Dodge Charger R/T

For what seemed like decades the sight of Ford's Crown Victoria headlights in your mirror would reflexively bring a throttle lift to many an driver, ruining Porsches that happened to be mid turn and generally clogging up the roads.  Ford ended fleet sales of the aging Crown Vic in 2011, but Police Departments around the country were finding new sources for their pursuit vehicles from Chrysler and GM -- and today's used cop car comes from the land of the ram horns.  Find this  2010 Dodge Charger RT Police special offered for $9,999 in Yorba Linda, CA via craigslist.

The Charger police package added heavy-duty brakes, performance tuned steering, column mounted shifter, a special electronic stability program that allows for more cop car turns, heavy duty cooling system and available V6 and V8 powerplants.

This Charger has a 5.7 liter Hemi V8 that makes 368 horsepower/395 ft-lbs of torque and pushes the donut cruiser to 60mph in less than 6 seconds and to a top speed of 146 mph - numbers the vaunted Crown Vic could not match. 

 See another car that quickens the pulse of other drivers?


  1. All these ex-police cars give me high anxiety while daily driving the Detroit freeway system.
    They are multiplying like cockroaches at a pay by the hour hotel.
    Sometimes the only way to know for sure is if you can see the municipal license plate.
    That is not helpful if you are a left lane Bandit and they are behind you back in traffic.

    Two weeks ago I was on a sales trip with my GM and he had the WAZE app on his iPhone.
    WAZE is like a modern day version of traveling with a CB on channel 19.
    Instead of "10-4 good buddy you got a Smokey" you get Arnold Schwarzenegger telling you "Head Down".
    So high tech crowd sourcing without the truck drivers. (Although truck drivers are entertaining on a long trip to keep you awake)

    Other WAZE drivers input accidents, stopped vehicles, and "da Cops" as they drive. You can see them in real time on the screen as you are approaching. All this while getting turn by turn driving instructions from Arnold. If the noted alert is not there any longer they are cleared by other drivers.

    All this and you get "Hasta La Vista baby" at the end of your trip!
    I will be downloading it this week.

    1. Arnold is no longer available. They used to have Elvis, but he disappeared, too. Right now, the only "celebrity" voice is Colonel Sanders and he blows. I'm stuck with Jane at the moment. It's a wonderful app.

    2. You are right. I just downloaded the app and there is no Arnold option.
      Probably later they will offer that as a paid app!

      I should take the app out on the Detroit river later today and see what it does!
      I get pulled over more often there than on the freeway!

    3. I tried it with the Colonel voice and it was awesome. Thanks, Euromotor! I like that it will also show local gas prices.

    4. Been using this for about 18 months and I don't drive without it anymore. The police alerts are invaluable, but it also has the best real time traffic routing I've ever seen. I used it on my morning commute each day because it tells me which of my 3 route options will be the quickest that particular morning, whereas it used to be a crapshoot.

      Yeah, I can't stand Colonel Sanders either Euromoto.....his alerts are toooo long. I really miss Elvis. "Hey baby mama, accident reported ahead".

  2. Yeah, this car is the cooler. Anyone messing around will immediately stop their shenanigans

  3. This Charger is missing something; it needs something light blue and whale-like to go with it...just can't put my finger on what that is...


  4. During the full size Chevy days, I tried to find a surplus Caprice Wagon with the LT1 Police Package. (The same vintage years of the Buick Roadmaster wagon above.)


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