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Re: Police Forces Wasting Money?!
Its for a similar reason that police cars are usually any colour apart from white, these days - it adds to the value.
Once the graphics have been peeled away, and the lights/siren removed - you'd be surprised how 'normal' the cars will look.
Funny thing is, the value of a Traffic Car will be less affected by mileage, than a Panda Car - mainly because many potential customers will differentiate between motorway miles & town use.
I almost bought an ex-traffic car myself once (it was a Granada 24v), and the only reasons why I didn't was because the V5 stated it was a Ghia (I wanted a Scorpio-trim level), and it had no sunroof - so I was a bit worried how it would be valued when it came to me trading it in.
Completely agree about discounting based on order volumes - its happened in fleet/hire car markets for years, and a similar concept for the private buyer is the 'pre-registered' or 'ex-demonstrator' special deals...
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Last edited by VelSatisfied; 8th July 2010 at 04:09 PM.