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    Police Interceptors S3

    Anyone see police interceptors last night? if so did you see the silver unmarked S3!?

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    I didnt see that, what bit was that on??

    I did see the RS4 though, now that was good, really had them going didnt it....

    Especially loved it when he said we can go again if you like.....lol!!

    Oh and pick up your speed and join the motorway again, look at the cop in the passenger seat, he cant control his laughing!!

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    What channel was this on? wouldnt mind seeing on catchup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilz View Post
    I didnt see that, what bit was that on??

    I did see the RS4 though, now that was good, really had them going didnt it....

    Especially loved it when he said we can go again if you like.....lol!!

    Oh and pick up your speed and join the motorway again, look at the cop in the passenger seat, he cant control his laughing!!
    We are friends with a local traffic officer and he said that the only car he couldn't catch was an RS4. I'd be interested to see this too

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    It's repeated on Channel 5 Thursday 19th at 7pm, then the new series continues Monday 23rd at 8pm.
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    Its on the channel 5 website on demand too. Its a silver s3 8P3 driven by a sergeant iirc. It appears only in the background but the bit where the unmarked blue impreza pulls a daewoo over and again after an officer is given back up about a big guy driving a passat.
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    The times you can see it are 14.38 mins in, 25.54 and 26.21
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    Hmm can you tell me which episode on demand 5 it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy Jen View Post
    We are friends with a local traffic officer and he said that the only car he couldn't catch was an RS4. I'd be interested to see this too
    Hee hee! That reminds me of what finally decided me on an S3. I was watching an old Police Interceptors with the Essex force on it. The coppers were in an Evo hiding away in a layby when a car went past rather sharpish. Copper gave chase but this car really gave the Evo a decent run for its money on twisty roads.
    When they finally caught up with the lad he was legit, but had bought his S3 earlier that day & was simply out for a trial run in it...

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    ...back on track - I'd noticed the S3 in the background on this weeks edition. I'm not usually up for silver S3s, but it looked okay...
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    Quote Originally Posted by slepy View Post
    Hmm can you tell me which episode on demand 5 it is?
    Episode 9 | Police Interceptors | Channel 5

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBird View Post
    Hee hee! That reminds me of what finally decided me on an S3. I was watching an old Police Interceptors with the Essex force on it. The coppers were in an Evo hiding away in a layby when a car went past rather sharpish. Copper gave chase but this car really gave the Evo a decent run for its money on twisty roads.
    When they finally caught up with the lad he was legit, but had bought his S3 earlier that day & was simply out for a trial run in it...
    I can remember that one as well - was very late at night?

    There was also a more shocking one on BBC's Traffic Cops last year(?) where a stolen 8L S3 was barrel rolled across a roundabout. The thief/driver was dead at the scene. As it was very late at night and driver had no id, the police assumed it was the owner. They went to his address to find him in bed - he didn't know he'd been broken into to get the keys and his car had been stolen.
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    Have just driven past an unmarked silver S3 on the A1 past Grantham

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    Sneaky plods rolling in s3s now! Our police round here are mainly on white volvos and some BMW estates. I was speaking to a police mechanic years ago and he said they used to remap their cars then, I wonder what they do to them now
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcs356 View Post
    I can remember that one as well - was very late at night?

    There was also a more shocking one on BBC's Traffic Cops last year(?) where an 8L S3 was nicked and then barrel rolled across a roundabout. The thief/driver was dead at the scene. As it was very late at night and driver had no id, the police assumed it was the owner. They went to his address to find him in bed - he didn't know he'd been broken into to get the keys and his car had been stolen.
    That guy posted up in the 8L section after that program was aired. He was getting so much grief from his insurance company and the police still had his car impounded!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_S View Post
    Have just driven past an unmarked silver S3 on the A1 past Grantham
    heading which way?

    i got three points by an unmarked audi a3 8p in feb 09 in lincoln, followed me in my saxo for about 15-20 mins then did me for an sp10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcs356 View Post
    I can remember that one as well - was very late at night?

    There was also a more shocking one on BBC's Traffic Cops last year(?) where an 8L S3 was nicked and then barrel rolled across a roundabout. The thief/driver was dead at the scene. As it was very late at night and driver had no id, the police assumed it was the owner. They went to his address to find him in bed - he didn't know he'd been broken into to get the keys and his car had been stolen.
    Yes fella - it was late at night. After they'd hauled the guy around the road a bit the cops realised it was his car he was driving like it was stolen!

    I do remember that one on the 8L S3 as well - wasn't it in S Wales - Cardiff way? Really bad tale that - the car was in bits...

    I wish I could remember as much about my work as I do of cop / car shows...
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    A friend of mine had an ex police Cavalier GSI 2000 Turbo, im talking more than 10 years ago and he got it from them, with Full S/S Exhaust, performance Air Filter and already remapped!!

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    Oh and also recently saw an unmarked Black Focus ST in Warwick with a Mountune badge on the back of it, I was behind him going through a 40 zone, which then turned into an NSL road, as soon as we got on there, he was gone!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nilz View Post
    A friend of mine had an ex police Cavalier GSI 2000 Turbo, im talking more than 10 years ago and he got it from them, with Full S/S Exhaust, performance Air Filter and already remapped!!
    I saw one of them for sale at a breakers yard once. Would have been great to own one 10 years ago.
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    Why is it that the Police need an Audi S3 or a BMW, Since it is tax payers money surely it would be more cost effective to stick with brands such as Vauxhall??
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    Quote Originally Posted by solaris View Post
    Why is it that the Police need an Audi S3 or a BMW, Since it is tax payers money surely it would be more cost effective to stick with brands such as Vauxhall??
    The fast Vauxhalls just aren't fast enough!
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    Tried to watch it last night on my ipad but couldnt get sound for some reason, I'll try again tonite

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3AH View Post
    heading which way?

    i got three points by an unmarked audi a3 8p in feb 09 in lincoln, followed me in my saxo for about 15-20 mins then did me for an sp10.
    It was heading towards Doncaster, tough thats prob old Gen now lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by solaris View Post
    Why is it that the Police need an Audi S3 or a BMW, Since it is tax payers money surely it would be more cost effective to stick with brands such as Vauxhall??
    In addition to any performance reasons, it's the cost of ownership rather than the base cost of the car. The Vauxhall or Ford may be £5k cheaper initially, but it will probably be worth next to nothing when the police get rid of it. Conversely a premium brand vehicle will always retain value come resale time.

    Noticed that North Yorks have recently acquired a few A4's in both saloon and estate, marked and unmarked...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juicy Jen View Post
    Tried to watch it last night on my ipad but couldnt get sound for some reason, I'll try again tonite
    Well it's on the proper telly at 7pm tonight.
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    I've seen these scoobys in a drugs bust at the Kings Highway pub just out of derby centre. Two scruffs in a BMW dealing to an undercover, next minute, they are surrounded. Was quite an entertaining way to end dinner, plus some nice motors to drool over :P

 

 

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