Well, the initial response isn't too good. If we're honest.

According to the first reports from a police vehicle testing event, law enforcement officials aren't exactly sold on Ford's latest Police Interceptor. After basically running the show with its Crown Victoria for years, although some admit it was "stale" and "very outdated," it appears that the Chevrolet Caprice and Dodge Charger has caught officer's eyes.

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A crop of new police cars drew more than 400 law enforcement officials to Chrysler’s proving grounds in Chelsea today to see the Michigan State Police put the cars through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling and other tests.

While rain forced the police to suspend testing this morning, Ford, which has long dominated the police car market with its rear-wheel drive Crown Victoria, was working hard to overcome skeptics as it introduced a front-wheel drive Police Interceptor based on the Ford Taurus.

“They will have a tough time,” said Terry Sweezey, public safety officer from Leoni Township. “It is a whole different driving system...

[Source: Detroit Free Press]

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