"It's got a cop engine, cop tires, cop suspension, cop shocks"

PA state police Interceptor! I'll gladly stay up front for this review. The back seats don't look very comfortable. And they're really cramped. The whole car is cramped though. The formula for this car is terrible: Let's take a very big car, make it nearly impossible to see out of stock, and then fill it with stuff that restricts movement. SPOTLIGHTS. AND SIRENS. SO TEMPTING. The shifters in police vehicles are apparently different than their stock twins, they have no gears lower than drive. They also move with one finger, probably because it would be easier to maneuver. And there's a bullbar! You don't realize how large a car is till you make it even bigger (will be discussed if I ever review a Police Charger, I have driven those too.)

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First Gear is a new column, about a kid, a car lot full of new cars, and a habit of noticing random things. It's written from the view of a Ford dealer's lot attendent who for some reason thinks you care about the cars he spends very little time in. He also thinks you actually care about his random thoughts and will randomly post them to Oppositelock at his leisure. Just don't give him an excuse to break into full reviews. He can't handle that level of greatness.