USA (November 16, 2011): Ford Crown Victoria will no longer remain the Anniston patrol car as Ford decided to stop production of Crown Victorias after 2011. For the first time in 20 years, any other car would be replacing Ford Crown Victoria. The 2012 Dodge Charger is going to fill the space of Ford Crown Victoria. The department has already bought 3 Dodge Chargers and is planning to buy 6 more in next 60 days, according to Sgt. Scott Grissom.
“The Crown Vic was a good car; we’d still be buying them if they made them,” Mr. Grissom said, according to annistonstar.com. “But we went with the Charger, because it was the least expensive of the three models we looked at.” Now the recent Dodge Chargers are bought over Chevrolet Caprice and Ford Taurus models. According to Capt. Bill Wilburn, each Charger cost is $ 22,000 without additional cost for enhancement into it for proper lights, computers and radar.
The first Chargers received by the captain of the uniform are white and will not be painted as black, while the other 6 cars will be black in color. The new Chargers are intended to increase the quick availability of police to resident and as it will add to the number of smooth and capable cars which won’t be spending time on undergoing maintenance work.
The cost of new Dodge Chargers are about $10,000 less than that of Crown Victoria per car and seems to go toward reducing those daily maintenance costs, according to Grissom, who added that these Chargers are good looking too.