Reed: (Referring to the car stalling.) Come on you beast!
This episode was Kenneth Johnson's first writing credit. He would go on to create numerous sci-fi television series beginning in the mid 1970's.
The LAPD in reality, did retire their vehicles once they reached 70,000 miles. However, as the cost of vehicles began to skyrocket toward the end of the 1970's, LAPD & most other departments kept their vehicles much longer.