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Which used car has the quietest cabin/ least amount of road noise?

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Tele-Meister

    Nov 24, 2017
    Ooops, wrong section...

  2. tlimbert65

    tlimbert65 Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 22, 2011
    Northwest Iowa, USA
    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.
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  3. homesick345

    homesick345 Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 20, 2012
    Beirut, Lebanon
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  4. TimothyC

    TimothyC Tele-Afflicted

    May 12, 2016
    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.
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  5. joealso

    joealso Tele-Meister

    Dec 25, 2012
    East Haddam, CT
    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.
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  6. Masterbuilt

    Masterbuilt Tele-Holic

    Oct 28, 2004
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  7. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    You guys must eat a lot of Grey Poupon.
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  8. Chicago Slim

    Chicago Slim Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 19, 2005
    Bowling Green, KY
    I put on a new set of performance tires, and they were quieter than the original family car tires.

  9. ebb soul

    ebb soul Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    A Carr mercury I suppose...
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  10. tery

    tery Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Sep 21, 2012
    Ford F150 pickup ?
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  11. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

    Feb 26, 2017
    Quietest thing I ever drove was one of those top of the range Tesla cars

    Kinda spooky tbh
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  12. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    My 2016 Dodge pickup is quiet, and has a great sound system.


  13. RifleSlinger

    RifleSlinger Tele-Meister

    Mar 12, 2016
    But of course!

  14. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Are you going to be recording in it ?
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  15. pondcaster

    pondcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 29, 2010
    Tryon, NC
    For the record, a certain beloved '10 Prius would not be on the list

  16. chris m.

    chris m. Poster Extraordinaire

    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....
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  17. boppy

    boppy Tele-Meister

    Jan 14, 2011

    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.

  18. Sterence

    Sterence TDPRI Member

    Oct 28, 2016
    you know

  19. alathIN

    alathIN Tele-Meister

    Oct 25, 2017
    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.
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  20. Zaxxon

    Zaxxon TDPRI Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    New York State
    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.

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