It is actually much more nimble and responsive than the Crown Vics. This one is old though... 2001, 96K miles... hoping for replacement but unlikely until 2011... but would be great if they would try the 2011 Caprice police pkg ... also known as Pontiac G8 GT with Chevy badging --> 6 liter LS2 (?) 400hp. We got one Charger as a test buy couple yrs ago. V6 though. Not cost effective because all our fleet equip fits Crown Vics and Impalas, the Charger would have req'd different mounts etc. The Crown Vic interceptors aren't really that fast. They are way heavy.
Lol, those would be sweet. I'm really hoping they get some of the 2011 Caprices though. They really are Pontiac G8's. GM is keeping the G8 exclusively to have a police pkg vehicle to offer again. Rear drive V8 Detroit....er.... Australian iron, lol. Good until it snows :~(
Also, Ford is reportedly going to offer the new Taurus in a police pkg trim with rear drive or so I heard rumor (have yet to google it...).
We're heavily invested in Crown Vics though, and all our radio mounts and etc are for fitting in Crown Vics, so eventually we will have to change when Ford halts the Vic next yr or whenever. We have approx about 200 vehicles in the fleet. Some are standard issue (non pkg) Ford 500's that detectives drive.