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Autotrader Find: New Chevy Caprice Police Car for $34,600

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author photo by Doug DeMuro March 2017

If you want a big, rear-wheel-drive American sedan, your choices are limited: You can pick between the Chrysler 300 and the soon-to-be cancelled Chevy SS. If you're a fleet buyer, however, you have another option: the Australian-built Chevy Caprice, which is sort of an SS without all the luxury stuff. Unfortunately, they seem to be pretty strict about that "fleet buyer" thing.

Or are they?

Today's Autotrader Find is this unusual vehicle: a 2015 Chevy Caprice, finished in black, offered in fleet-spec trim and apparently available to the general public. It's offered by Criswell Chevrolet in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and the listing doesn't say anything about the car being limited to fleet customers only. In fact, at this point, we suspect Criswell Chevrolet would be happy to sell it at all, considering it's a two-year-old new car.

Offered for $34,560, this Caprice doesn't have a big V8 -- but the car's 3.6-liter V6 makes a respectable 301 horsepower, which is likely good for a 0-to-60 run of under 7 seconds. More importantly, this Caprice doesn't have all the high-end amenities that jack up the SS's price. Even without any negotiating, this Caprice is already $13,000 cheaper than a base-level SS.

And it's not like you don't get anything. This Caprice still comes standard with a stereo, a backup camera, power accessories, cruise control and ... an alley light. How cool is that?

Doug DeMuro is an automotive journalist who has written for many online and magazine publications. He once owned a Nissan Cube and a Ferrari 360 Modena. At the same time.

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