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Old 30th October 2006, 19:18   #76
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Saw a couple of them on roads. Never knew a white Accent would turn heads
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Old 31st October 2006, 10:14   #77
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Saw a couple of them on roads. Never knew a white Accent would turn heads
thats what hyundai expects. A head turner for their cars. Very good marketing strategy.
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Old 31st October 2006, 11:58   #78
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thats what hyundai expects. A head turner for their cars. Very good marketing strategy.
Looks and comfort can come later. How good are these cars w.r.t reliability and chase ?

I think US police cars are rugged and powerful (Mostly Ford Crown Victoria).
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Looks and comfort can come later. How good are these cars w.r.t reliability and chase ?

I think US police cars are rugged and powerful (Mostly Ford Crown Victoria).
Well the Accent CRDi is a good chaser. It's performance is quite good. It'll be reliable if maintained properly as with all diesel engines.
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Saw a couple of them on roads. Never knew a white Accent would turn heads
Head Turner, alright. The white accent looks pretty cool with the blue stripes & POLICE painted boldly on the sides with the siren & lights on the top. it is equipped with a digital camera, a speed gun & some handcuffs.
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Old 31st October 2006, 15:13   #81
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man!

this is the changing face of india!

way to go, i'd say..

just hope the vehicles are maintained and good training is given to the drivers!

cheers!
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Saw a couple of them on roads. Never knew a white Accent would turn heads
If it was just white it would not have. This one is white and blue and the US type lights on top also give it some character.

BTW, latest update on the Accents :
Many are still kept parked in police stations as the department does not seem to have enough personnel to drive them (however, I see atleast 2-3 on my way to work, parked at strategic signals/locations). Plus some SIs avoid using them as they find their official bikes more easier in Chennai traffic conditions.

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just hope the vehicles are maintained and good training is given to the drivers!
@shrivz, looks like you spoke a little early. It seems 2 are already damaged. One had a tree fall on it, while the other has the front damaged (not sure how it happened).

News courtesy Deccan Chronicle dtd 15Nov06.

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they're CRDi's...they look pretty cool, but it's a bit weird seeing a fat indian cop driving one.
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Few pics of the Cop Accents on the road.




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Slipstream, you are right to an extent. Sub inspectors have been given the accent.. while the ones above them ( not sure how the ranks go ) will be given, Elantras and Embera.

Someone was also telling that there are a couple of Tucsons waiting to be given too .. Not sure how authentic this info is.
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The new Chennai police cars look quite spiffy, i might add!.I do have pics i have taken but i don't know how to post them, or if i wil be allowed to post since i'm a new member!.Compared to other indian cities with thier shabby police vans , the Chennai police cars do look impressive!!.

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How many are used as patrol vehicles and how many are used to buy madam's vegetables ?
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Does the poor PCs get atleast a Santro and Head PCs Getz ?
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Nope. PCs would have to be content with their fieros, which itself is more than what they need.
here is a pic in the night. apologies for the picture quality. taken with a mobile.











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Perhaps our tuners should now do their bit and mod the police cars?
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