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Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by DrPepper, Mar 12, 2018.
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Not like I have a ton of experience with a wide variety of cars, but:
1) My 2013 Malibu is amazingly quiet, especially for a front-drive car. It's one of the things that sold me on it.
2) I would imagine a large rear-drive car like a Ford Crown Victoria might be your ticket.
BMW 5 series is super quiet
on your budget; a 2006 530i will be among the quietest - & a sexy drive too
In what price range? A used Mercedes s class with good tires will be quiet as a tomb. For your average car, a quality set of tires with a proper balance and alignment can be plenty quiet.
You'll have to do a lot of research on this but I'll also remind you that you can lower cabin noise by replacing factory tires.
You guys must eat a lot of Grey Poupon.
I put on a new set of performance tires, and they were quieter than the original family car tires.
A Carr mercury I suppose...
Ford F150 pickup ?
Quietest thing I ever drove was one of those top of the range Tesla cars
Kinda spooky tbh
My 2016 Dodge pickup is quiet, and has a great sound system.
But of course!
Are you going to be recording in it ?
For the record, a certain beloved '10 Prius would not be on the list
My Chevy Volt is incredibly quiet for the first 54 miles when it is running on pure electricity. When the engine kicks in after that, acting
as a generator, it is still impressively quiet. With the federal rebate of $7,500 it is an amazing deal....
I used to have a Mercedes 300E and it was super quiet, mainly due to the smooth running six, thick insulation between engine compartment and
cabin, good tires, and really excellent rubber seals in the doors/windows.
Some performance cars now enhance their natural exhaust sound with additional sound piped through the stereo system, if you can believe that.
On those cars you can select different modes. Some of them also have external speakers so you can annoy the people around you. When I
was a kid I thought an audible, throaty exhaust sounded super cool. Nowadays I like a quiet ride. For a few miles a sporty exhaust can sound great.
After a couple of hours it is just plain annoying.
A used Lexus would also be a good bet....
Malibu was my first thought too. I drove a 2018 for a few weeks.
Very quiet interior, and the suspension is super smooth and glidey.
I had a mid 90s Volvo 850 that was whisper quiet, and there was an optional 6-channel Alpine sound system. Best music listening car I have ever been in. Pretty high operating costs though.
I've got an early 90's Mercedes 300D, the diesel version of the 300E. It is so solid and smooth, any other car afterward seems like a tin can. The driving experience is amazing.