A Quiet Car?

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    1. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      So I sold my sports car due to the noise and am now looking for a used quiet sedan. Any recommendations in the 13k-15k range?

      Thanks
       
    2. Karl28
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      Karl28 Member

      Location:
      Melbourne
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      2001 bad since 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music via headphones
      Maybe best to ask on a car forum?
       
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    3. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      You can usually find out this info from consumer reports online (subscription); unfortunately, the quietest cars are usually the more expensive luxury cars. Last year, I rented a Toyota Camera to make a run to Seattle and that car was pretty quiet even going 75mph. Even if your car is not one quietest cars, there are other things you can do.

      Road noise can also depend on your tires and you can find tire ratings online also. Tire noise: http://elevatingsound.com/your-guide-to-getting-quiet-tires-that-reduce-road-noise/
       
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    4. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      7/2014
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      Ear infection
      This is my dream car-

      Ali G Indahouse - Wicked
       
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    5. another sean
      Studious

      another sean Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Los Angeles
      Tinnitus Since:
      2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Long duration of low audio
      Can't go wrong with any car in Baby Blue.
       
    6. Danny Boy
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      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

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      7/2014
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      It's yellow lol, just a blue interior.
       
    7. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      It depends on how quiet you need.

      The luxury brands with heavy suspensions are the quietest. You'd be looking at an older car or high mileage in that price range. Also, repair costs are high for luxury cars. And the mpg's stink.

      But there's a vast, noticeable difference in loudness when you jump down to the lighter-weight cars and SUVs, notably in road noise and when hitting bumps.

      Each weight category has its own noise level.
      You'll get the picture really quickly if you test drive a few heavy luxury cars (in which you can whisper) and then hop into some lighter-weight cars (which will loosen your teeth).

      Car salespeople often don't have the same perception of quiet as you, so you can save lots of time by asking the salesperson to show you cars by weight category.

      If you're coming from a sports car, though, many cars may seem quieter to you. If so, you'll have lots of choices.
       
    8. geg1992
      English

      geg1992 Member

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure + Antibiotics
      Man don't let T control your fun! T made me upgrade my car to a Nissan 350z! I just wear ear plugs if I go on longer journeys as it can be quite noisy but ear plugs don't got be me at all :)
       
    9. Sgguy46
      Jaded

      Sgguy46 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress
      Electric cars are quiet
       
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    10. Blujay

      Blujay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/1900
      They are. You can get a used Chevy Volt in that price range. It has added sound insulation. It's a very quiet car for its size. Switches to gas when batteries are depleted for 320 mile range.
       
    11. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      How about a Rolls Royce. Lol
       
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