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    Ames PD has a Prius?

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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    Hope the accelerator does not get stuck.


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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    Let me guess...it has a cyclone license plate cover.


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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Let me guess...it has a cyclone license plate cover.
    Bravo sir.



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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    sorry the pic stopped working. No Cyclones plate cover.



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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    that thing is fugly.


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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    It would be easy to get away if you had that car chasing you. You would stop and watch it go by(stuck accelerator).


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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    They bought it because they can drive it silently to sneak up on you. It can go up to 94 mph.


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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    They bought it because they can drive it silently to sneak up on you. It can go up to 94 mph.

    Probably good for catching those public urinations...



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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    i say great. less tax money going to gas for cop cars. what is wrong with that?


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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    Good thing is its probably cheaper and burns less gas than most. They are probably not going to do any police chases or any "ramming" to end the chase with that thing though! Of course the Ames PD has had a pretty poor record of that anyway.



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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    I would think these could make some sense for police patrols that are mainly just on city streets and dont do as much highway driving. That gets the most improvement in mileage, and considering how many miles they probably cover in a year they probably recoup the cost difference between the prius and regular car a bit quicker than your average driver.



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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    When was the last time the Ames police were in a chase I wonder. The last area "chase" I remember was in Nevada when the cop pulled the murder suspect over while he was riding a bicyle. The suspect then proceeded to steal the cop car (somehow) and lead police on a chase.

    In that case, a slow cop car would be beneficial. Easier to catch once it's stolen.



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    Re: Ames PD has a Prius?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    I would think these could make some sense for police patrols that are mainly just on city streets and dont do as much highway driving. That gets the most improvement in mileage, and considering how many miles they probably cover in a year they probably recoup the cost difference between the prius and regular car a bit quicker than your average driver.
    Good point on the mainly local streets thing. I cam curious if they can recoup the cost on it since they will trade it in in 5 years though. I think they would need to keep it longer to really see a benefit.



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