Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

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Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Kasper » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Hi everyone,

I'll shortly be in the market for a new personal vehicle. I'd like some opinions on whether or not ex-police and/or government vehicles are a good choice? Doesn't have to be pretty, just decently reliable. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby mack_silent » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:31 pm

I wouldn't recommend it.
Fleet vehicles are typically run 24/7 by many different drivers, all with vastly different driving styles.
Because of this strain, the lifespan of the transmission is usually far less than a non fleet vehicle.
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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Bitterman » Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:29 pm

My dad bought a few ex cop cars when I was a kid...
He'd do them up and paint the... I remember one he added a landau roof. (cica 1977)
One day on our way to the cottage we were involved on a pretty bad collision...
No deaths, but the car was a write off...
Everything was looking fine as far as the insurance pay out until they realized the car had been a fleet/commercial vehicle.
My dad got next to nothing for it.

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby IndictableChaser » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:07 am

Buy a cheap Toyota Tercel.
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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Molson » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:36 am

PM me. We have some ex police vehicles for sale.

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Canakar » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:31 am

mack_silent wrote:I wouldn't recommend it.
Fleet vehicles are typically run 24/7 by many different drivers, all with vastly different driving styles.
Because of this strain, the lifespan of the transmission is usually far less than a non fleet vehicle.


Would you recommend buying an Ex RCMP patrol vehicle over a non-RCMP municipal vehicle due to the more frequent shifts in the city?
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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Madeline236 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:11 am

RCMP stuff sold through the link below. My Wife used to be a regional manager. Some interesting finds in the trunks and back seats a few time. I won't share lol

http://gcsurplus.ca

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby IndictableChaser » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:03 am

Madeline236 wrote:RCMP stuff sold through the link below. My Wife used to be a regional manager. Some interesting finds in the trunks and back seats a few time. I won't share lol

http://gcsurplus.ca

I would never buy an RCMP truck after personally driving them at work and watching my coworkers work their shift in one... :mrgreen:
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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby nightshiftvampire » Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:31 am

IndictableChaser wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:03 am
Madeline236 wrote:RCMP stuff sold through the link below. My Wife used to be a regional manager. Some interesting finds in the trunks and back seats a few time. I won't share lol

http://gcsurplus.ca
I would never buy an RCMP truck after personally driving them at work and watching my coworkers work their shift in one... :mrgreen:
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