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Old 01-05-2013, 11:03
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Does anyone know what cars the agents drive? They look really smart.
And the tyres make squealing noises on gravel. Tarmac too, at about 5 mph.
I want a car that does that.
In all seriousness, does anyone know the make of car?
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:19
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Does anyone know what cars the agents drive? They look really smart.
And the tyres make squealing noises on gravel. Tarmac too, at about 5 mph.
I want a car that does that.
In all seriousness, does anyone know the make of car?
It's a Dodge Charger R/T

The Charger is made with four doors and five seats and wide variety of engines and options. The vehicle comes with Dodge's Electronic Stability Program and antilock breaks. Side curtain airbags are options. Under the hood, the new Charger can be powered by a 250-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6; a 340-hp, 5.7-liter V8; and a 350-hp, 5.7-liter V8. Each engine comes standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission with AutoStick, a clutchless, semiautomatic transmission
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:23
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Although any tyre noise is likely added in post.
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Old 01-05-2013, 14:57
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The Charger (NCISLA) is nice, but I preferred it when they had the Aston Martin Rapide.
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Old 02-05-2013, 15:48
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I think the LA branch has has a significantly higher budget than the head office in Washington .
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Old 02-05-2013, 18:09
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I think the LA branch has has a significantly higher budget than the head office in Washington .
Any department would with Hetty in charge.
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Old 02-05-2013, 19:35
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Although any tyre noise is likely added in post.
Having been in the States, I did notice an increased frequency of tyre squeals, even at lower speeds.

Perhaps something to do with their road surface and/or tyre compounds?
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Old 03-05-2013, 14:24
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Having been in the States, I did notice an increased frequency of tyre squeals, even at lower speeds.

Perhaps something to do with their road surface and/or tyre compounds?
I did wonder that. I realise it is mostly sound effects.
I have had a week off this week relaxing and have watched back to back episodes, series 7, 8 and almost all of 9.
I need to get out in the sun, other than just to top up the fridge.
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:18
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Having been in the States, I did notice an increased frequency of tyre squeals, even at lower speeds.

Perhaps something to do with their road surface and/or tyre compounds?
The cars are mainly Dodge Chargers, which look pretty good, but aren't!


Probably to do with rear live axles (bad) for handling, cornering, suspension and ride comfort, and total lacking in finesse and control when going around corners or twisting through chicanes
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:05
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They're meant to be muscle cars which essentially are for cruising round and doing 1/4 mile drags at the lights. It seems that most of the American cars are about power and size rather than anything else. No wonder they have to get a full state's worth of police cars to chase some teenager in their mum's estate.
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Old 06-05-2013, 13:07
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i love the look of these dodge vipers
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Old 09-05-2013, 18:09
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i want one
(cant afford to run one though )


I also like the modern Ford Mustang (as well as the old one too).
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Old 10-05-2013, 10:54
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Old mustang over new
New Challenger over old

Love Gibbs driving style. Great scene (season 2 I think) where they're in the car, Dinozzio's on the phone and says "we'll be there in 15minutes", Gibbs accelerates, Dinozzio "make that 10!"
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:50
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The Charger (NCISLA) is nice, but I preferred it when they had the Aston Martin Rapide.
Not too many Aston Martins in America so the former American car is obviously the more realistic car to be using.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:52
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Having been in the States, I did notice an increased frequency of tyre squeals, even at lower speeds.

Perhaps something to do with their road surface and/or tyre compounds?
Nothing different in the tires used in America or the roads.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:53
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The cars are mainly Dodge Chargers, which look pretty good, but aren't!


Probably to do with rear live axles (bad) for handling, cornering, suspension and ride comfort, and total lacking in finesse and control when going around corners or twisting through chicanes
Cars like the Charger are not designed to be sports cars.
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Old 12-05-2013, 16:27
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Ziva's new car looks well nice. Just like the driver.
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Old 12-05-2013, 18:16
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Having been in the States, I did notice an increased frequency of tyre squeals, even at lower speeds.

Perhaps something to do with their road surface and/or tyre compounds?

With wide tyres and a tight turning circle, like in a multi-story car park, you can make tyres squeal at 5mph. It's the "grip" which causes the squeal.

The point with tyres these days, is they are made for "grip" rather than durability. This is an "added safety feature" if you're a tyre manufacturer looking to maximise profits and a right pain if your an average motorist and you want more than 20,000 miles out of a tyre.
A friend of mine had a new Jag last year, he's quite a careful driver. He got 11,000 miles out of the first set of tyres.

I average 18,000 in my "soft-roader."
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