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Vehicle Gallery - Discussion Thread



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,124 ✭✭✭ Dohvolle

    It was easy to spot a garda motorcyclist in the 90s. Few had skin on their elbows.

    The Cork Camry was there when I was on Phase 2 in 1995. A beautiful car, absolutely zero engine noise. One of the first with onboard speed camera systems (backed up by a large VHS recorder in the boot).

    I never saw the forester expect parked in HQ. The story of how we ended up with them is for another thread..unless it's been mentioned already...

    The Great thing with the ST was it didn't look like an unmarked patrol car.

    These EV patrol cars are great for PR, but what if you are in a 24 Hr station, and the last unit just plugged it in to charge it. Better still, you disturb travelling criminals in Rural west cork. Its 4am. They are heading back for the South ring so they can hit the M8 back north. Do you hope they want to stop at McD in Cashel so you can get a fast charge before continuing to dublin?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭ Sgt. Bilko 09

    The job was different back then much better and enjoyable, brass had a set and would back the regs up and could do what you needed to do to get a job done, nowadays you’d be afraid to chase or arrest someone.

    haha strangely enough you opinions are the exact same as mine I just cannot wrap my head around the hole EV patrol car thing at all.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,124 ✭✭✭ Dohvolle

    Ideal for Compol & warrants. Fine for rural sub stations maybe? But otherwise the only solution is to double the fleet, so you have another EV to use while one is charging.

    They do go like a rocket tho. The Kona EV is a licence burner.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭ Sgt. Bilko 09

    It would be a great idea for that alright, but if the if the white Tucson’s are anything to go by like other compol cars it would be pushed on the reg units for calls.

    i seen a lovely gold 132 BMW 530D unmarked in Dublin today, very good to blend in as I never even noticed it until he blue lighted up the quays towards the CCJ.

  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ POGAN

    Most of country units are using them semi marked cars as second regular cars

    gold one is around a bit seeing few times

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,444 ✭✭✭ Sgt. Bilko 09

    I’ve only seen it today it’s really sleek looking. Have they done away with the grey “Garda” on black? Generally seen on i40 saloons. Last one I seen was in the R

  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭ POGAN

    new Audis lot came in recently came in grey which looks really nice and smart.

    they have done great job on new markings to be Honest

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,124 ✭✭✭ Dohvolle

    I see the Motorcycle outrider in the UK escorting the Hearse of their Queen wearing all textile suit that includes reflective strips but isn't dayglow yellow. He also wears a system helmet?

    How can this be? AGS now using the same motorcycles, and operate at the same speeds as UK police, yet stick to using leather motorcycle suit and full face helmet. Have done since 1998 or thereabouts. Too warm in summer, too cold in winter. Holds water when it rains.