This small article has been re-tweeted a couple of times today, and as some of our readers have stated that they don’t use twitter I decided to quote it here.
Through the late 60s and into the early 1970s the Aspen Police Department used Ford Torino 4-doors “rear wheel drive monsters,”…
Although the Ford Torino is a nice car, I don’t think it is the best car for driving in Aspen.
In 1973 a personnel change brought in a new police chief and with that… an open mind about changing the police department. Chief Marty Hershey gave permission to replace the Ford Torino with the Saabs.
Chief Marty Hershey was a very intelligent man.
The Saabs were excellent cars in the snow, though they lacked ground clearance which posed a threat at heavy snow times. They were very nimble, and at a police ice driving training in the late ’90s, I remember just how seriously they out-performed the traditional police vehicles.
I think I don’t have nothing more to add. 😉
But they don’t drive Saabs since 2001, and the reason is spelled G M. 🙁
We didn’t leave Saabs, they left us. …. when Saab was purchased by a large corporation,…, and priced us out of the Saab business.
Now they are driving Toyota Higlander Hybrid, after a couple of years with the Volvo XC90 which replaced the Saabs.
As the police department of Aspen seems to be only interested in hybrid vehicles, Saab should wait till a eXWD equipped car is available in the states, but then SCNA should visit the Aspen Police department with a test car.