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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    They don't buy them, they lease them
    Things might have changed in the 5 years I've been gone, but they used to buy them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rastuscat View Post
    Things might have changed in the 5 years I've been gone, but they used to buy them.
    Actually you could well be right, it may just be they are maintained through the lease company
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickaha View Post
    Actually you could well be right, it may just be they are maintained through the lease company
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/119...tion-president

    In one of the paragraphs ...

    General Motors promises to uphold all warranties, guarantees and free scheduled servicing offers while providing services and spare parts for at least 10 years.
    and ...

    Overseas, the Dodge Challenger was widely used as a patrol vehicle and there were still European makes that could be phased in, but it would need to be a good servicing deal to make it financially viable, Cahill said.
    Also ... this I found ...


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    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300...ls-into-sunset

    Police going with Skoda (basically Audi/VW).

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    In breaking news....

    Flying Penis to replace Holden Police cars.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300...ls-into-sunset
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    Quote Originally Posted by george formby View Post
    In breaking news....

    Flying Penis to replace Holden Police cars.
    Interesting. What's the Skoda dealership network like?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Interesting. What's the Skoda dealership network like?
    Skoda is onwed by VAG (VW Audi Group). VW Audi dealers in all towns would service Skodas as well (same drivetrain on a lot of the models).

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    I've just bought a 2016 vRS Octavia for my wife. Super impressed with it, noting that we stepped out of chipped 335i BMW wagon (twin turbo intercooled, making probably 350hp at the crank, that was probably quicker than the M3 I had).

    The 206kw superb is basically an A4 Audi / VW Passat with a different coat and will be an impressively good car, especially with the 4wd in all conditions. the VW 4wd drive system is torque sensing shifts/front/back as required and is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    Interesting. What's the Skoda dealership network like?
    This is a good question.

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    Having done 40,000km on my 2017 MT09 I reckon it's a good choice. Comfy, more than capable of doing the fun chase. Even comes standard with a 'Fun chase power mode'. Finally they have a bike that won't crush them if it falls over and economical to run and service and can slip between a traffic gap less than 3m wide. Time for them to catch those bastard car drivers on their mobiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    Having done 40,000km on my 2017 MT09 I reckon it's a good choice. Comfy, more than capable of doing the fun chase. Even comes standard with a 'Fun chase power mode'. Finally they have a bike that won't crush them if it falls over and economical to run and service and can slip between a traffic gap less than 3m wide. Time for them to catch those bastard card drivers on their mobiles.
    Ive got a tuned 09 and it would have no trouble going fast enough to be a pursuit bike.
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    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post
    Ive got a tuned 09 and it would have no trouble going fast enough to be a pursuit bike.
    Quite a few years ago some of the Scottish Federales were riding R1's on motorway patrol.

    Hard ass indeed.

    Last time the PM was up here I spotted a group of patrol bikes getting very enthusiastic heading to Paihia. I suspect the moto popo are quite excited and have made a strong case for the fun button to stay in place.
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    So they "don't want you to know make or model" but I'm assuming these are the Holden Equinox that they've previously stated as "police introduce new unmarked SUV's"

    Also good to see they're focusing on real problems like... speed
    "our enforcement is up"... "fatalities are up"... funny that!
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