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The sun has long since set on the Ford Crown Victoria and the big sedan's Police Interceptor variants, but many parts of the country still haven't seen the next-generation of pursuit vehicles take to the street. In the case of the Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle, that's because General Motors has hit a delay in providing the Holden-based sedans. According to the DuPont Registry, the delay is two-fold. Shipping from Australia is taking longer than expected, and Chevrolet dealers aren't outfitting the vehicles quickly enough to satiate demand.

The report quotes Deputy Chief Jeff Undestad of the Largo Police Department in Largo, Florida as saying his office waited more than eight months for GM to deliver their Caprice Patrol Vehicles to the dealer. Undestad should consider himself lucky. A neighboring department waited 10 months for its new patrol cars. Chrysler, meanwhile, usually takes two to three months to deliver its police-duty Dodge Charger models.

GM, meanwhile, says that the company is working to address the shipping issues. The company now has a pool of Caprice Patrol Vehicles at port, which should help trim the wait time.


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      jah-nay
      • 3 Years Ago
      Friday I was at Burns Chevy in Rock Hill, getting my G8 GXP serviced (passenger air-bag recall). They had about 12 Carprice's on the lot. When I was last at the dealership back in November there were about 7 Caprice's on the lot. If I had to guess they had not sold a single Caprice to date. I think GM North America/Chevy is half-assing the sales and marketing of this Austrian Made Holden just like they did with the G8.
      NEMESIS
      • 3 Years Ago
      GM has the new Sonic Sedan coming, the Cruz is larger than the Cobalt was with interior space similar to the current Malibu, The all new-new Malibu is larger allowing it to take over as the FWD mid-size sedan, so why didn't they put a more aggressive fascia on the Caprice and make it the new Impala with a standard V6 and optional LS3, and an Impala SS (with an LS7)? Ford needs to bring the Falcon here as a viable rear drive platform for themselves and Lincoln. They're dreaming if they think the Taurus and Explorer will stand up to curb hopping and urban streets.
        jtav2002
        • 3 Years Ago
        @NEMESIS
        Keep dreaming. They'll never offer an LS7 Impala SS(let alone a RWD one at all at this point). They sell tons of Impala's mainly to people who could care less if it's FWD or RWD or has 500hp or 250hp. They're going to sell the car that's going to sell more, not the one that appeals to a small amount of enthusiasts. GM screwed up with the G8. Had a chance to have a good RWD sports sedan.
      ladycoco
      • 3 Years Ago
      The lead in said, "Why you haven't MANY OF SEEN these (yet)". What? Who writes your copy? And who proof reads it? Try someone who speaks, reads, and writes ENGLISH.
      Roger
      • 3 Years Ago
      The AOL teaser lines says, "Why You Haven't Many of Seen These (Yet) ". Missing some proofreaders at AOL?
      ladycoco
      • 3 Years Ago
      The lead in said, "Why you haven't MANY OF SEEN these (yet)". What? Who writes your copy? And who proof reads it? Try someone who speaks, reads, and writes ENGLISH.
      EJD1984
      • 3 Years Ago
      I just don't understand the delays. I don't think there was this much of a delay for the Pontiac G8s & GTOs - maybe two months. I wonder how many sales have been lost due to these delays. I just wish GM would offer a civilian version to the public.
      Drew
      • 3 Years Ago
      We haven't seen many of them because if you compare it to the offerings from Dodge and Ford, there's no reason to buy this crapcar.
        mikemaj82
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Drew
        the g8 could dance circles around a charger and taurus.
          jtav2002
          • 3 Years Ago
          @mikemaj82
          Maybe before. Charger is much improved over the 1st gen that was around when the G8 was. I did like the G8, but comparing them now only real benefit I see is the availability of the manual in the GXP.
      a.gothe
      • 3 Years Ago
      I get the feeling that these cars will turn into "orphaned" models. And who'll be out the money - us taxpayers, as usual.
        ThinkAboutIt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @a.gothe
        How do you figure? The engines, transmission as well as most of the suspension is the same as other GM products worldwide. Parts and service won't be any more of an issue than fixing a Silverado or a Camaro. I'm sure that's a big part of the appeal.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      wongtpa
      • 3 Years Ago
      Australian Caprice. What is happening to Government Motors? Just what Obama wanted, destroy American industry. Real unemployment is 15% . Tell the truth! The liberal media is protecting Obama.
      Will
      • 3 Years Ago
      My campus PD has these things. What a waste, they had just traded in their Crown Vics for Chargers about 2 years ago too.
      Avinash Machado
      • 3 Years Ago
      Would have been a great RWD Impala replacement.
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