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PostSubject: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:14 am

Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes.
http://www.chevroletcapriceppv.com/pdfs/Caprice-Vehicle-Technical-Manual.pdf
I will take a 9C3. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:42 am

Sh!t I hoped it was full frame
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:40 am

Is there any real reason for them not to make a civilian version? The people need a proper car again.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:48 am

Oh man... Wish I was in a monetary position to snag one of these. My local police chief would happily order me one...



SScarlett_Caprice wrote:
Is there any real reason for them not to make a civilian version? The people need a proper car again.

My guess is to feel it out before they release it to the masses.

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:54 am

I hope they do, because ive been saying for years that if chevrolet goes back to what their good at, big basic rwd cars with a v8, people will remember the name and theyll sell by the millions.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:09 am

High points:

6 litre engine
6l80 trans
starter interrupt
idle boost alternator
vinyl seat/floor option
stainless steel dual exhaust
"coolant hoses are EPDM (ethylene-propylene-diene monomer)" silicone?

Low points:

Unibody Sad
2.92 gear ratio No
18x8 steel wheels scratch
Dex-cool affraid

Not a fan of the styling myself, I'm more into the police Chargers. They look mean where as the new Cappy looks like a Toyota family car.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:48 pm

bammax wrote:
scratch:
Dex-cool affraid

Not a fan of the styling myself, I'm more into the police Chargers. They look mean where as the new Cappy looks like a Toyota family car.

Not when its behind you lit up like a christmas tree Wink
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:59 pm

Evil or Very Mad ugly it looks like any other car on the road, it's to small,unibody ,rack and pinion steering, McPherson struts,and 4 door
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:14 pm

Here's a real cop car. if they needed to arrest someone they were known to put the perp in the trunk. They kept the shotgun in the passenger seat Wink



It even comes with a bumper sticker warning others not to pass it Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:11 pm

Oh, so the Javelin & Charger are cool, but they're complaining about the unibody. Rolling Eyes

Everyone seemed to think it was OK when it was called the G8.

Drive something built in the last 10 years that isn't a truck and then realize what an outdated platform the B-Body really is.

Dual battery option is pretty neat.

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:37 pm

JaySS wrote:
Oh, so the Javelin & Charger are cool, but they're complaining about the unibody. Rolling Eyes

Everyone seemed to think it was OK when it was called the G8.

Drive something built in the last 10 years that isn't a truck and then realize what an outdated platform the B-Body really is.

Dual battery option is pretty neat.

- J




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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:38 pm

I didn't like the g8. I did like the gto though. By the way both of those were imported from aussie land and were "outdated" platforms from the 80's that were due to be discontinued before they were rebadged and sent stateside.

And outdated is an odd word when it comes to automobiles. A steel frame with solid rear axles will always be far more reliable and last much longer than any unibody ever could. They're also far easier to repair. So I'd say just because they don't use it anymore doesn't make it not as good. Drive a Toyota hybrid and then decide if technology really equates to an improvement. I'd say any fwd unibody is generally crap from the day it was designed. rwd unibody isn't far behind it. That's why they make subframe connectors for them old cars Wink

Those cappy's should outperform the wimpalas that the police loved so much. That means that once the Crown Vics are finally retired it'll be a 2 horse race between Chevies that cops probably wont like and Chargers that cops generally don't like.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:41 pm

Wait a sec....did Jay just make a hit and run appearence? Does this mean 6 more months of summer?
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:38 pm

I have said this a million times. B-bodys are a dinosaur by todays standard. Body on frame is a thing of the past. The new caprice gets similar fuel milage, yet beats our cars in every other place including impact protection for passengers. And I think the fact it looks similar to the Current impala is how it should be. It also shares it's platform with the G8, CTS, and Camaro.
I would own one in a heartbeat.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:53 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:
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I would own one in a heartbeat.

So would I. Im really hoping for a civilian version. Maybe a brougham package? Razz

I really wonder why they haven't even floated the idea of a civi one yet. I would think selling more of them would bring the costs down on assembly, importing and sales which is something city budget offices would love.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:56 pm

You answered your own question. Making alot of them drives down the price per car and then GM doesn't make money. They already learned that the hard way.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:00 pm

Im sure GM knows how to sell enough cars and make a profit. They used to do it, very well in fact. I'm not suggesting GM sell cars at a loss or a razor thin margin. But just enough so that the police departments can get a reasonably priced car, and the few civilians that would want them can too. Then again, it wont be very long until they start showing up at auction. Thou I have a feeling they will command a decent price used.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:55 pm

i cant wait for the ppv its a four door camaro...... 300 hp with the direct inject 6 and 400hp with ls3 coming out first..... nothing better than pulling up to a new camaro or c5 and taking off with four doors laughing unibody or not..... ten to one macmulkins going to get the contract since we've had it for the past two years . we've sold cop impalas and tahoes all over nh east to west north to south....... so yup i'll be driving them first....hahahahaha..... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:43 am

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
huh?
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:05 pm

No Moa wrote:
^^^^^^^^^^^^^
huh?

+1...??? Contract to outfit the cruisers?

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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:33 pm

mean ss wrote:
does a new mustang convertible count ? I put a 1000 miles on it and it was the worst car I ever drove.Evil or Very Mad

Arent they dreadful? My mother drives an 07 convertible with the hateful 'pony package'. its all the gt options without the v8. Ive driven it a few times and its desperately uncomfortable in every way and the automatic shifter handle feels like its going to break if i stare at it too intently.

bammax wrote:
Drive a Toyota hybrid and then decide if technology really equates to an improvement.
I have, and for the first time since the car was invented its become worse than riding around in a wooden cart looking at a horses backside.

I have to agree that full frame is a better way of doing things. at work i drive fords, chryslers, chevys, VWs, and the occasional oddball that gets traded in. ive driven all kinds of things in and out of the shop, then immediately after driven my caprice, but nothing has felt as solid and well made. I know that unibody with crumple zones and thousands of airbags is much safer in reality, but at the very least i feel safer having a proper frame beneath me.
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:56 pm

Crumple zones may be "safer" on crash tests, but I'd rather not have to be cut out of a car with broken arms and legs every time I bump a shopping cart at 5 mph. Once they added front airbags and 3 point seat belts cars were as safe as needed. The stats didn't show it because old timers didn't wear the belts and people sometimes disabled the airbags. Somewhere is a crash test vid involving smart cars and full-size cars and you should see the leaping ability them little cars get Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:17 pm

quite right, even if i am a bit mangled from a crash i would feel better knowing that my car won. king

Ive seen those videos, the grape with wheels bounces completly out of frame and the dummys head smacks the steering wheel THROUGH THE AIR BAG!
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:44 pm

Anyone know the MPG rating?
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:16 pm

I would love to have one of these new cars...but part of me liked the G8's body shape as opposed to this car, which is a stretched version. It's still not a bad looking car when you compare it to some of the crap floating around on the market out there right now.

I'm hoping that it takes off and by the time the next generation or updated model comes around, production is moved to the US and maybe a new SS is released...
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PostSubject: Re: 2011 PPV 9C1 Caprice   Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:31 pm

like the delay of the new body camaro..... this thing was suppose to be out in like 05 or 06 as the 50th anniversary edition of the impala ss due to the high demand for a rwd sedan from chevy..... but good ol government motors sent it over seas first.......
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