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The iconic Ford Crown Vic Police Car has one more year……

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The Ford Crown Victoria police car, which for nearly three decades has been the star of high-speed chases and an unwelcome sight in rear-view mirrors, is being phased out.

Ford unveiled its new patrol car, the Police Interceptor, at an event Friday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway attended by fleet buyers and law enforcement officials.

The new car was designed to be faster, safer and stronger, and will come packed with advanced technology.

But for some at the unveiling, it was a nostalgic occasion.

“I’m sad to see the Crown Vic go,” said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Robinson, who has been on the force for 27 years.

For the last 10 years he’s been a driving instructor for the department.

“Everybody knows that car, how to drive it and how to work on it. And the new car is, in a lot of ways, superior, and I’m excited about it.

“But it’s also just new.”

The Crown Victoria police car, which debuted in 1983, will not be going away any time soon. Ford will be making them until late next year — about the same time that Police Interceptors will start coming off the production line.

And it’s uncertain when police departments, feeling budget constraints, will be able to place orders for the new cars.

Ford didn’t disclose prices at the event. The Crown Victoria police car has a base price of about $27,000.

Ford also makes a Crown Victoria model for consumers — it’s also being phased out next year.

The Police Interceptor will be built on the same platform as Ford’s 2010 Taurus.

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March 14, 2010 Posted by | Automobiles, Breaking News, Crime, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , | 5 Comments