I learned pursuit driving in a Ceown Vic, fully loaded with the million pounds of additional crap. I mean, neccessary equipment, so I love rear wheel drive and V8's.
The last pursuit I was in was in a V6, FWD Impala. Felt more like I was 17 again raising hell in my mother's Accord than in a 10-80 driving a police car.
My thought has always been the police should be in better shape than the bad guy, have better guns, be smarter, have faster cars, better technology and have more friends present when things go south. Unfortunately budget constraints effectively disallow 3/4 of those advantages.