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New Zealand's new Holden ZB Commodore police cars spotted

Discussion in 'ZB Holden Commodore (2018)' started by immortality, Feb 21, 2018.

  1. Zehq

    Zehq Active Member

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    Hey that's our line.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Nahhh. It's just policy here. No speed humps on bus routes but I'll certainly research these shock thingies.
     
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    My local cops have started using Genesis G80 and strangely also the Aurion, which ceased production before the VF Commodore. Toyota must have had an unsold stockpile they wanted to clear out cheap.
     
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    2018 Holden ZB Commodore shines at police academy

    Victorian Police are testing the ZB Commodore variants.
    Meanwhile, Wheels Mag spin doctor David Bonnici strenuously endeavors to rub a shine on the ball, but reading between his lines reveals that a BMW 530d, Volkswagen Passat, or even a Hyundai Sonata are all probably better choices for Highway Patrol duties.
     
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    I tracked the boat bringing mine and it came from a port in Belgium direct to N.Z. and then sailed on to Australia.

    I think the Kiwi police are all 2.0 liter LT based but may get the sports tuned suspension of the RS 2.0. Little 2.0 is a belter, (turbo's love cooler conditions and 98 octane fuel) and I think on most twisty Kiwi roads with its boost coming on strong low down it would be the slightly quicker point to point vehicle. Been very hot in New Zealand lately but I caught a break and it was only 17 degrees a few mornings ago. Gave it some serious stick in the cooler conditions (and fed it 98 Octane before hand), and I was VERY impressed with how my loan car LT went and the engine didn't blow up either which was a nice bonus lol. The handling is what also really impresses.
     
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    The changeover is slow but steady:

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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Interesting day ^^^ that was...
     
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    I spoke to a policewoman that was parked outside my house a few days ago in one of these things. She said they crap cars but dangerously fast! Even the cops can’t stand them!
     
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    Attending the scene of a Holden sales meeting?
     
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    Dangerously fast?
     
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    Nah, they be like

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    Blame the staff, couldn't be the product provided to them could it?
     
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    Yep that’s what she said
     
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    So it can go over 100kph ? as that's when they say they call off pursuits ..................LOL
     
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    I saw a cop had pulled over a motorist today. The cop was driving an Arcadia! It wasn't painted blue/white but had the light bar on top. I was late for a family thing or I would have pulled over and taken a photo.
     
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