January 17, 2014
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Inside the 2008 Crown Victoria still on patrol in Basehor, a large tear in the driver's seat upholstery is going without repair. That's because the car is one of three this year that will be replaced. The car, which has racked up more than 150,000 miles, has served about the average life span of a police car in Basehor -- five years. From running idle for hours to accelerating from zero to 60 in seconds, the aging of the vehicles is a large expense, and one the city plans for.