Is it possible to make the interior compartment in this car larger? This police sedan seems to be lacking in this area. This new police cruiser is designed on the current Ford Taurus chassis. While this may be a "large" civilian car, in my opinion (I am an active 10-year police veteran) this vehicle is not big enough given the many added pieces of equipment police agencies must add on to their fleet of police cars (ie: computers, prisioner partitions, gun racks). I am an average sized maie (5'11", 190lbs) and I have trouble entering and exiting this car. Often times, my duty gear hits the steering wheel and door posts. The front door does not open nearly as wide as it should. I have already bumped my head several times due to the sleeker roofline. With the driver's seat in the rear-most position, my legs are still bent and crampped. My department is installing a half prisioner partition instead of a full partition as we have serious concerns the driver's seats ability to move would be greatly hampered. As it is now, it looks like our "bad guys" are not going to have any room at all if they find themselves in the rear seat. We have several officers who are 6' tall or larger and are very uncomfortable in this vehicle. The windows are "chopped" which significantly hinders visibility. The trunk is nearly a foot higher than the Crown Vic's trunk. It can make it difficult for backing up as visibility is limited. I like the style and looks of this car, the engine performance seems strong, and the AWD will be key for us in the winter months. But that only goes so far. There are some concerns about the transmission in this vehicle as it does not respond nearly as fast as the Crown VIc did while executing different EVOC maneuvers. The transmission in this new sedan seems dull and unresponsive at times, especially when trying to maneuver quickly. Two of my co-workers have reported the car "stalling out" while they were attempting to turn to go after a traffic offender. The car lost all power, and needed to be restarted. This is a major concern. I hope someone takes a serious look into these concerns, or Ford might start losing its hold on the police car market. Ford has said this newest police interceptor sedan was "purpose built" for police work. I find it difficult to believe based on the list of issues i just brought forward. Just because you tweak door opening radius, slap on beefier brakes, a heavy duty alternator, doesnt mean you built this car specifically for police . You modified a civilian car so it could serve as a police car.....the same thing you did for the Crown Victoria. I find this car to be uncomfortable and lacking in several areas. Please remedy this, or consider bringing back a redesiigned , more modern Crown Vic.
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