The Austin (Texas) Police Department has requested $4.5 million from its city to purchase 179 Ford Crown Vic cruisers in the final year of production, reports the Austin-American Statesman.

"One of the reasons why we want to order now is because the two companies that are making new cars for police (Ford and Chevy) are keeping price points closed, and we don't know how much a replacement car could cost," Assistant Police Chief Sean Mannix told the Statesman.

Read the full story at Statesman.com.

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