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#4806211 - 07/05/18 08:24 PM Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars)
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Registered: 04/04/12
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https://jalopnik.com/australian-cops-are-replacing-their-commodores-and-falc-1827361539

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Queensland, Australia’s police department is rolling out 50 Kia Stinger patrol cars this week after the sports sedan received “top reports” from officers, News.com.au reports. This is not surprising, since the car seems like a perfect car for this job...



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#4806271 - 07/05/18 09:21 PM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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#4806287 - 07/05/18 09:29 PM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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I like the looks and the paint design.
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#4806345 - 07/05/18 10:25 PM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Queueing the first response about the first time the car has to jump a curb...

That said, not my choice in wheels for the job...

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#4806354 - 07/05/18 10:43 PM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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Since Australia killed off their car manufacturing base, it seems quite fitting they turned to Koreans.
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#4806370 - 07/05/18 11:22 PM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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Gotta love the European police cars. Waiting for a Bugatti or Porsche with G36c mounted with HK XM25s on side.
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#4806374 - 07/05/18 11:47 PM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: JHZR2]
Brad_C Offline


Registered: 07/27/12
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Loc: Perth, Western Australia
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Queueing the first response about the first time the car has to jump a curb...

That said, not my choice in wheels for the job...


Most of our domestic pursuit cars have had relatively low profile alloys for years now. If there is kerb jumping to be done it's generally for a maneuver that is going to cause physical damage to the vehicle in any case (like blocking or tagging a vehicle being pursued), so I think the wheels are the least of the potential damage.

A number of States were considering the new Mustang, but the mandate is State owned vehicles must have a 5 star safety rating, and as the 'stang managed to rate so poorly they had to look elsewhere.

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#4806402 - 07/06/18 01:30 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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NZ Police looked at Stingers, but decided to stick with Holden - someone has to support Australia's own car, even if the Aussies don't.
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#4806404 - 07/06/18 01:50 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 12/31/17
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Holden’s are now re-badged Opels from Europe. I’m not sure who deserves to be the recipiant of Australian citizen tax dollars. However. The Stinger is one mean looking four door car! If it’s the GT it has a 3.3 liter 365 HP twin turbo, DOHC 24 valve V-6.


Edited by Snagglefoot (07/06/18 01:55 AM)

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#4806405 - 07/06/18 02:10 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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If the lotteries gods smiled, I'd have one.

When the ex pursuit cars hit the used car market there will be a scramble.

When I first saw it, I remembered an old hot rod cartoon magazine from the '70s, when officer (something) cut through a vacant lot to head off someone and the kids remarked that if it wasn't a pursuit special, it would have broken a spring, bent a wheel or flipped...that's not what Oz cops do.

(same comic, a kid put the front half of a DKW with the back half of a VW...why do I remember this junk from 37 years ago)

edit, this one's not it, but these are the comic books I used to have
http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=28734


Edited by Shannow (07/06/18 02:18 AM)

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#4806409 - 07/06/18 02:33 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: Marco620]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Originally Posted By: Marco620
Gotta love the European police cars.


Alright class, where is Australia?
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#4806410 - 07/06/18 02:34 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: wemay]
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Registered: 03/18/08
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Should be a good highway patrol car, if that's what they are buying them for.
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#4806446 - 07/06/18 05:57 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: JHZR2]
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Registered: 09/30/13
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Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Queueing the first response about the first time the car has to jump a curb...

That said, not my choice in wheels for the job...


Are the 2WD Chargers or Mustangs any different though?

Locally, we do have F150's disguised as road construction/ utility trucks. We also have Explorers and a new Durango. Those are good for curb jumping I bet.
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#4806489 - 07/06/18 07:18 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: bubbatime]
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Registered: 06/25/15
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Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: bubbatime
Originally Posted By: Marco620
Gotta love the European police cars.

Alright class, where is Australia?

It's where Hitler was from, snug up against Germany!
Duh...

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#4806494 - 07/06/18 07:25 AM Re: Australian Cops using Kia Stingers (50 cars) [Re: Marco620]
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Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 40156
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: Marco620
Gotta love the European police cars.


We've had BMW pursuit cars.

But the older pursuits were so much better.



http://madmax.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Force_Patrol?file=Max_%26_Goose.jpg


Edited by Shannow (07/06/18 07:28 AM)

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