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

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

Postby Steen » Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:03 pm

Not pursuing. "Closing the distance"
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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Avronator » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:42 pm

I would only use a cop car as my own car if it was a take home. Don't fork out the cash. If you want a
"cop" car buy just a vic model and buy the grill and add a pushbar.

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Highland2012 » Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:02 pm

If you can stumble across a non-police government vehicle you'd be lucky. Example: Sheriff's vehicles are maintained extremely well, and driven slowly and retired after around 125,000k. I'd argue they are looked after better then my car lol.

Ex-RCMP cars are beyond rat-bagged for the most part, so expect to be paying some maintenance costs shortly after your purchase.

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby protector49 » Sat May 16, 2020 3:50 pm

Just say no. :o

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Pete Broccolo » Sun May 17, 2020 9:54 am

There was a CVPI on the GCSurplus site that was OBVIOUSLY a Depot play-car. I phoned the contact person to try to get some info, and he said that a LOT of people had called about it, despite it only having JUST been put on the site.

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Re: Purchase of surplus ex-police/government vehicles

Postby Tommy » Thu May 28, 2020 12:06 am

If you can get your hands on a DND blue fleet you can get a pretty decent vehicle depending on where it was used.

Serviced fairly regularly, and usually not driven too hard. Anything from base transport is usually well maintained and taken care of. Staff cars are babied like crazy, and many of the vans and trucks from the reserve units are treated reasonably well too.

Not all, but most....

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