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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2016, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ford F-150 Ready For Duty



Next time you see someone speeding down a highway, they could be pulled over by a police officer driving one of Ford’s new F-150 Special Service vehicle.

The special pickup was developed for government and fleet customers and it is part of a family of Police vehicles that Ford already has. Basically an F-150 XL SuperCrew or SuperCab with two engine options, the 5.0-liter V-8 or the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 in either 2 wheel or 4 wheel drive.

“Our lineup aims to fulfill the unique needs of law enforcement officers, and our F-150Special Service Vehicle is an extension of that offering. This vehicle definitely lives up to its Built Ford Tough reputation,” said Arie Groeneveld, Ford chief program engineer for police vehicles.

The service vehicle package includes a 240-amp alternator to run every police vehicle light under the sun. Need to light up the iconic police red and blue while listening to the radio, running programs on a laptop or two, and play your favourite tunes all at the same time? The high-output amp alternator has you covered.

To keep everything clean, the interior carpet has been replaced with vinyl flooring and the 40/20/40 seats removed to allow for more storage space and maybe even put in a divider to give their K9 friend some private space.

If you want to get your hands on an F-150 Special Service vehicle, you’ll have to join the police forces.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2016, 01:11 PM
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Well the only option isn't to just join the police force to get behind the wheel of one, you just have to wait for these to start showing up at auctions and used car lots since that's where departments go to retire these. Much like how P71 Crown Victoria's, Tahoes, Suburbans, etc make their way to these same vehicle selling channels.
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I can only imagine the reason why these vehicles would make their way to the auction block, one too many bullet holes? Can an averatge F-150 buyer get this package at an additional cost? Or is it for the gov't fleet only.
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I can only imagine the reason why these vehicles would make their way to the auction block, one too many bullet holes? Can an averatge F-150 buyer get this package at an additional cost? Or is it for the gov't fleet only.
Probably because the vehicle has reached the mileage threshold the department is willing to go up to, then there's also age, I think some only go up to 5-6 years. So someone might get lucky and get a car that belonged to a department that doesn't put on anywhere near the mileage a patrol officer does, all for a good price, but at least over 4 years.
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