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    A friend of mine is looking for a Mondeo v6, I've found this one on ebay not too far away. I think it might be ex plod but the seller hasnt said it is. Are ex police any good or is it best to avoid them? TIA Dave http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220553029149&ssPageNam e=STR...

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    Looks like it could be ex police, theres some holes in the bumper below the front grill and some on the dash by the looks of it...

    Ive never owned one though so couldnt comment about owning one

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    Yes it is ex plod not a ford speedo

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    Thanks, I also noted the calibrated speedo by IRS nottingham. Just looking for advice weather to avoid or not.

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    had a couple of ex police cars and they are always very well looked after the problems come when you are the second or third owner after the police people dont care for them

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    as above the police cars will be serviced to within an inch of its life whilst attached to any police force as they have a duty of care to ensure the vehicles in tip top condition.

    the car may have had a hard life being driven at high speeds -involved in scrapes and knocks and accidents - but again would have been repaired to a high standard -once its comes off "fleet" thats when the problems would start
    radios and lights would be removed sold at auction - probably owned by a couple of people - some (like the folks on here) will have continued the tlc
    others will have continued to drive it like a police car and failed to get it serviced

    my advice would be to check the service history on the car - full history and it drives ok - worth a punt

    no history -drives ok - your risk

    no history and drives like a dog - walk away

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    as above the police cars will be serviced to within an inch of its life whilst attached to any police force as they have a duty of care to ensure the vehicles in tip top condition.

    the car may have had a hard life being driven at high speeds -involved in scrapes and knocks and accidents - but again would have been repaired to a high standard -once its comes off "fleet" thats when the problems would start
    radios and lights would be removed sold at auction - probably owned by a couple of people - some (like the folks on here) will have continued the tlc
    others will have continued to drive it like a police car and failed to get it serviced

    my advice would be to check the service history on the car - full history and it drives ok - worth a punt

    no history -drives ok - your risk

    no history and drives like a dog - walk away
    Thanks for the advice, I'm going to have a look at it later.

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