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Re: Aspen Police = SAAB!?

The funny thing is that BMW donated either a 540i or an M5 (can't 
remember which) to the City of Spartanburg police department.  The city 
turned it down, saying it wasn't American made.  They later ate those 
words and put the thing in service like they should've in the first 
place.  There's a line in there somewhere between patriotism and utter 


On Sun, 28 Jan 1996, Daniel Hussey wrote:

>        Anthony,
>           Thanks for the info!  A SAAB 9000S turbo isn't as good as a 5000/200
> TQ, but is a lot better than the standard police issue Caprice/Grand Marquis!
> I think SAABs are pretty cool and they are supposedly very good in snow...not n
> ear as good as quattro, but, like above, a lot better than the standard police
> issue crap!
>           BTW, The state of South Carolina was issued a BMW M5 "High Pursuit Ve
> hicle" by BMW...a kind of tank you for giving them all those tax breaks on the
> new BMW plant in Spartanburg, SC (an immaculate and impressive plant it is).  A
> lthough I havent seen the car it is supposedly silver (like all SC State Troope
> rs) and has all the lights and trimmings.  I would not reccomend trying to outr
> un that one!  But if I was every pulled over by it I would have the officer tak
> e a picture of me getting pulled over by the famous M5 Patrol Car! ;)  That wou
> ld be one for the scapbook!  I just don't think that would be worth a ticket th
> ough....but hey, if your gonna get pulled over, get pulled over in style!
>                                                           Later,
>                                                           Dan