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Old 07-10-2019, 03:56 PM   #581
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It also wouldn't surprise me if ordering black cars is cheaper than ordering white cars, since I've always understood that black is generally the cheapest paint colour.
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:58 PM   #582
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Weird, I though I read it was white.

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Old 07-10-2019, 04:00 PM   #583
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If I'm remembering correctly that was the total cost difference per car, most of that was the fact that the Tauras and Explorer are cheaper to make than the old Crown Vic. I want to say the actual decaling is around $500 a car, compared to the $1000-ish it was for the old blue and red striping
Ah, yes that makes a lot more sense. So it's $500 for say 500 vehicles, that is not insignificant, I guess.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:02 PM   #584
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I'm not sure about price difference of the car based on the colour, but apparently black cars do better at re-sale time.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:12 PM   #585
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https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...s-too-menacing

Here's the 2018 follow up to the first Herald article. Apparently it saves $5000 per car, which I guess I'll trust but man that seems weird, when you think about it.

They say "You just buy a black car and toss two white decals plus police decals", but it's not like they were painting the old vehicles. They were just plain white cars with a blue decal wrapped around the middle of the vehicle.

So they're saying two white door decals cost $5000 less than that thin wrap around decal? Screw criticizing police, I'm off to put stock in that decal company!!
I had wondered about the savings, too. But you have to look at what the decals are and how many there are.

On the new cars, it's one big white door decal, some gold letters and the high-vis stuff.

On the old cars, (and I'm assuming the blue/red stripe was one big decal) you had the two rear quarter panel decals (with the non-emerg number in them), the two rear door decals, the two front door decals (with Calgary, Police and the seal on them), and the front quarter panel decals. Depending on when you are looking, the front quarter panel decals had to be custom made per car, as they had the unit number in them (the 4 digit number you see in the blue stripe). I've seen some of the vehicles without the numbers in the blue stripe, but numbers were blue and above the red stripe, so you'd need the blue numbers for that (which still seems cheaper than 2x custom decals per vehicle). The rear had blue letters and numbers and the high vis stuff.
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I was talking to a cop last summer at a car accident and he did mention they don't have issues with the decals starting to peel off in the sun after a bit like the old ones did, so that's probably some money saved too not fixing and re-applying them
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Well, no kidding. Did you honestly think that as an anonymous poster on the internet you were going to say "just trust me guys, this was a good expenditure, I can't tell you why but you'll just have to believe me on this one", and the skeptical people would go "welp, good enough for me, case closed"? That's not even a rhetorical question, I'm genuinely curious what you thought was going to happen.

Guess I'm in a hard place then Just tried to contribute to the conversation as someone who has the facts, and any mod can gladly message me to verify that. I'm not some random contributor around here
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Guess I'm in a hard place then Just tried to contribute to the conversation as someone who has the facts, and any mod can gladly message me to verify that. I'm not some random contributor around here
No one cares about facts which you use to claim show things that would change our mind, but "unfortunately you can't tell us". These amazing mystery, unshareable facts.

You didn't contribute at all.
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How topical, I made some CPS inspired police cars for GTAV last week

Spoiler!


Maybe I'll do an armoured car haha

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