CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi recently explained its switch from Ford Crown Victoria police sedans to Chevrolet Tahoe PPVs via a new City Council TV program.
The City began airing two new segments, “City News Waves” and “Council 360,” in December 2012, according to Caller.com. Produced by the City’s public relations office, the videos will be used to show Council discussion along with explanations for decisions made by City Council.
In the first Council 360 video, Police Chief Floyd Simpson explained, “We understand the $907 difference per car…results to about $17,000 (we’re asking to purchase 19). But we think we’re going to get more use…and drive that car longer.” He explained that a sedan would typically be used about 100,000 miles before the PD considers replacement, while with the Tahoe, the PD believes it can keep it for at least 125,000 miles. He added that the Tahoe comes with a five-year, 100,000 mile warranty, whereas the sedans come with a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty.
“We believe that by purchasing the Tahoes, it’s going to be a better purchase,” Simpson concluded.