Cops turn a 03 Cobra into a undercover police car. - Page 7 -

Go Back > Ford Mustang Tech > 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang > 4.6L General Discussion
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

4.6L General Discussion This section is for non-tech specific information pertaining to 4.6L (Modular) Mustangs built from 1996 to 2004.

Cops turn a 03 Cobra into a undercover police car.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-29-2010, 12:42 AM   #61
Join Date: Apr 2009
Vehicle: 2003, Ford, SVT COBRA
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 44

they can do it .. they can do anything.. ive seen an 2001 cobra undercover.. i hope i dont run across any i got the 03 sonic blue cobra in the garage..
Jstang15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 01:03 AM   #62
5th Gear Member
tbirdscwd's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Vehicle: 04 Black GT
Location: CA
Posts: 4,039

In hawaii, almost all the cop cars are privately owned vehicles that just have a little blue light on the roof. There are quite a few termies running around out there as cop cars
Fun: 2004 Mustang GT
DD: 1994 Ram 2500 Cummins 4x4
tbirdscwd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2010, 01:22 PM   #63
02 Ninja
5th Gear Member
02 Ninja's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Vehicle: 1968 Mustang Coupe
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 3,074
Send a message via MSN to 02 Ninja Send a message via Yahoo to 02 Ninja

LOL, i work in law enforcement and that's FLAT OUT CHICKEN **** to do that. Can it be done? Yes, but what's the alternative? Write the person a ticket, arrest them and have the car towed or suspend the DL for 90 days. You don't take away what someone has worked hard for. Street Racing is a dumb move, but that is crossing the line
Defensive Driving Is For Those Who Get Caught

2002 Mustang Gt- Gone but not forgotten
1968 Mustang- AKA "War Machine"
02 Ninja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2012, 07:27 PM   #64
Join Date: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2012 Mustang GT
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 30

I live in Charlotte and let me tell you that they WILL take your car. It's happened to old friends of mine. Charlotte has lots of unmarked cars. Unmarked chargers, couple of cobras, camaros, etc.
2012FAST50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 11:05 PM   #65
2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Vehicle: 2000 Mustang Q Car
Location: NV
Posts: 203

To resurrect a zombie thread, let me first say that we've been doing Q cars for years. Most were bought (at cost) from dealers, and some bought used from private owners who didn't know they were going to be put to work. And there are the ones we get from other agencies in other states, where they have become too well known to use for stakeouts or stealth traffic enforcement. That probably happened to the Cobra mentioned in the original article.

We refused a couple of DARE cars. We don't run confiscated cars because sometimes someone remembers them from the original owners, and this can cause problems, especially with dopemobiles.

That said, I would point out that street racing is STUPID and DANGEROUS. If the only way to stop someone from doing it is to take away their toys, so be it.

The attitude of the cop in the original article was INTENTIONAL twisting of the knife, to get people to think how much they don't want to be the next "hot rod donor."
TfcCDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 11:18 PM   #66
2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Vehicle: 2000 Mustang Q Car
Location: NV
Posts: 203

Originally Posted by devongarver View Post
right, yet you need to consider the fact that when a person gets a DUI, they don't lose their car now do they?
Most drunks drive at or BELOW the speed limit. The only reason they're dangerous is because their vision, judgment and reaction times are degraded.

Street racers are, by definition, driving well above the speed limit, closer to the mechanical limits of their vehicles (steering, braking, traction), so if anything goes wrong, it tends to go VERY wrong, quickly, and involves more bystanders.

BTW, some places, a DUI in fact CAN result in loss of the vehicle.
TfcCDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2014, 11:19 PM   #67
2nd Gear Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Vehicle: 2000 Mustang Q Car
Location: NV
Posts: 203

Originally Posted by jwog666 View Post
exactly. if everyone who street raced had half a brain this law wouldnt even exist.
They DO have half a brain.

That's the problem.
TfcCDR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2014, 10:31 AM   #68
school boy
5th Gear Member
school boy's Avatar
Join Date: May 2009
Vehicle: 2001 ford mustang gt
Location: kentucky
Posts: 2,060

Originally Posted by uberstang1 View Post
There has to be a clause saying that the police can confiscate a vehicle if its involved in street racing. If there is the clause or law pertaining to it I can't see how they can take you're vehicle. Half of the older generation police and government officials were the same kids back in the 60s and 70s that were street racing muscle cars for years with no consequences just like DUIs or DWIs, now its a social taboo when its no different from back then except for cars having more safety features. Sometimes the human race and society makes me sick, if it was up to me the world would be like Mad Max. Id be flying in my blown aussi falcon and whipping tina turners *** in a 40 foot cage for running my childhood with god awful 80s dance/soul/techno whatever kind of music people called it.
This made my day!

Originally Posted by the02stang View Post
I just realized that i had a fat friend sitting in the passenger seat that night!
school boy is offline   Reply With Quote


03, blue, car, cars, charlotte, cobra, cop, dan, ford, lighting, mecklenburg, mustang, nc, police, prodyno, saleen, undercover

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.>

© Internet Brands, Inc.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup