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Police Prius – humph

By LlamaFrog - 6 August 2009 50

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Not saying anything but a Prius?

Lets look at the stats

Holden Commodore VN (the choice for the charnwood crowd)
V6 3.8L 3800(125 kW), 63 litres of fuel, 5 speed manual, 0-100 kms/h 7.7 seconds

Toyota Prius (the choice of people who have their heads up their own *#$)
V4 1.5L 110(82 kW), 1-speed planetary gear, 0-60 kms/h 10.5 seconds

But then again I just got a $220 fine in adelaide for doing 6km over the limit so I might be a tad biased at the moment.

What’s Your opinion?


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Police Prius – humph
Holden Caulfield 10:13 am 06 Aug 09

Ozi said :

Llamafrog, maybe check your facts before posting such tripe.

Agreed, there’s no way a VN could still do 0-100 in under 8 seconds, and that’s if it ever could.

Wraith 10:06 am 06 Aug 09

Jaxie???

Hells_Bells74 10:05 am 06 Aug 09

My bf, his dad and ex workmate were doing 90 on the GDE near Mitchell and one of those Prius’ flew by them with little room on the left. No sirens, just in a hurry. But they assumed it had had some ‘work’ done to it.

Their collective opinion on the day as caryard workers having driven many Prius’ was they just don’t go like that.

layne 10:04 am 06 Aug 09

Prius’ are also super quiet, maybe they are taking a stealth approach… they just forgot about the paintjob and sirens.

Ozi 9:58 am 06 Aug 09

Interesting how many posters on this site will shoot their mouths off totally uninformed.

As “artuoui” stated, this Prius is one of a kind and used for Community Relations work. It is not used for Traffic Operations or General Duties patrols. Kenny tends to drive around in a Hyundai Accent, not this car; either way, neither of them are used for GDs.

Llamafrog, maybe check your facts before posting such tripe.

johnboy 9:55 am 06 Aug 09

artuoui said :

I think you’ll Contsable Kenny Koala driving that one. I’ve always been bit wary of speeding past him – being pulled over by a copper in a Koala suit would be embarrassing all round.

More a koala with a man’s hand up its jaxie. Which is possibly even more embarrassing.

Wraith 9:50 am 06 Aug 09

Can’t wait for the fist car chase in this one, will be hilarious, at least you will be able to follow the pursuing officer with ease to watch the proceedings.

Pandy 9:49 am 06 Aug 09

Kenny would be so angry about it, he may pump 59 rounds into you.

artuoui 9:40 am 06 Aug 09

I think you’ll Contsable Kenny Koala driving that one. I’ve always been bit wary of speeding past him – being pulled over by a copper in a Koala suit would be embarrassing all round.

Danman 9:32 am 06 Aug 09

I can’t see the problem, not like it is advertised as a high speed pursuit car.
Not all police are traffic police, and they travel from A to B in the course of their job as well.. May as well economise at the same time.

KB1971 9:31 am 06 Aug 09

flag_elation_fanatic said :

Tell ya what LlamaFrog, howsabout you try driving one before you open your mouth and show your foot. I have driven a Prius and I can tell you the 0-100km/hr performance you’ve quoted here is totally wrong. Actually from 0-60km/hr the Prius would only be a car length or so behind the gas-guzzler, as it uses both the electric and the petrol motor to get off the line.

Have a look at how the batteries are made & then tell us how environmentally friendly they are……

TP 3000 9:26 am 06 Aug 09

The Police have a wide range over unmarked vechiles. They have a new new Toyota Camry’s & a flash Holden SS Ute. The ute is dual exhaust & the flashing lights are along the metal bar behind the cab.

The Prius is just there to catch speeding Grannies

flag_elation_fanatic 9:16 am 06 Aug 09

Tell ya what LlamaFrog, howsabout you try driving one before you open your mouth and show your foot. I have driven a Prius and I can tell you the 0-100km/hr performance you’ve quoted here is totally wrong. Actually from 0-60km/hr the Prius would only be a car length or so behind the gas-guzzler, as it uses both the electric and the petrol motor to get off the line.

Anyway that aside, I would never buy one, not because there’s anything wrong with the performance, which is more than adequate unless your willy needs a boost, rather the huge forward pillars give the car a bad blind spot, and that’s something I consider dangerous.

Holden Caulfield 9:09 am 06 Aug 09

Oh, I thought I might find the Raiders v Balmain YouTube clip here. 😛

Pandy 9:03 am 06 Aug 09

We need a Noddy car

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