Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
To those not familiar with this term, it refers to unmarked police cars. Last night I sat stuck in traffic and some $%#$ in a brand new Nissan Maxima, fancy wheels, tinted windows (very sharp car) went cruising past everyone on the shoulder. I muttered under my breath about how there is never a cop around when you want one, only to find out later, this was a ghost car! Usually I can spot a ghost car a mile away- big, American, black wheels, antennas, only a ghost car to the visually impaired. But to use an expensive import sedan is unusual here. Any other strange ghost cars you've seen?
IFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1142 times:
In a neighboring town they use all Volkswagen cars (VERY strange for the US). Its very hard to get accustomed to looking out for VWs and not the huge, obvious Fords etc... They also stopped using bright yellow Florida gov't license plates too to make it even harder to tell.
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 905 times:
You'd be surprised at just what the police use in Britain.
Locally we have a Subaru Impreza which is usually driven by a raving lunatic, with blue strobes discreetly hidden until it sets off chasing someone.
In Essex, the coppers there has a McLaren F1 at some point for the M25!
Most other cars are Volvo or Vauxhall Omega types, with some odd Toyotas. Many of which have been snatched from drug dealers and modified for police service. The Ford Escort Cosworth used to be a particular favourite of mad traffic police.
777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 870 times:
I was on the M6 today and a dick in a riced up Mondeo (of all things) decided to take a short cut via the hard shoulder during a queue. It made me so incredibly happy when blue lights appeared in the grill of the Vectra behind me, which promptly peeled off into the hard shoulder to follow him.