Looking for a Quiet Car with Good Mileage

Discussion in 'Support' started by derpytia, Jun 22, 2016.

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    1. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      So I am looking to get my own car and I'm wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a car that has good gas mileage but is also quiet while driving so my tinnitus doesn't spike much.
       
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    2. Hopeful1
      Depressed

      Hopeful1 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Music
      I find the noise generated by tyres/road to be noisy at motorway speeds .... engine noise is not noisy with any modern car.
       
    3. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
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      08/2014
      what about ford focus, derpina :)
       
    4. Cityjohn
      Studious

      Cityjohn Member Team Research

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      5:10 PM 03/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Food poisoning.
      There can be only one,

      A manual BMW 3 series with a 1.9 liter gasoline chain driven engine (as opposed to belt driven).
      But now that I look at the market in Cali and the rest of the US there's really only offers with massive engine blocks starting at 2.4 liters. Are you all race car drivers or something? Really what is it with enormous things in the US...
      The BMW 318i that I mentioned does close to 30MPG.

      BMW has been making engines since the beginning of time, as such their engines are the most efficient you can find on the market, especially on the US market. The cabin is engineered to insulate you from unpleasant outside noises, the engine has a nice low gentle lion roar to it if you put your foot down. There really is no such thing as better when it comes to BMW, it's a work of art. Even closing the doors feels like it tries to show off it's subtlety and precision engineering.

      Cars to look for; BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Audi, Renault, Tesla.
      Cars to avoid; Peugeot, Citroen, Kia, Nissan, Skoda, VW, and obviously anything American made like Ford.

      The best thing about cars is that you can take them out for a spin so do that, give it some high density city traffic and some high speed on the highway, that's usually where cars become loud. Don't be afraid to use it when you testdrive :)

      Happy hunting.
       
    5. lymebite
      Breezy

      lymebite Member Benefactor Team Research

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      United States
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      2013
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      Unknown
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    6. The Red Viper
      Angry

      The Red Viper Member Team Research

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 15, 2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Current Theory: Leftover infection ETD + neck muscle injury
      Get a Prius or Fusion hybrid. Or better yet a Tesla if you can afford it.
       
    7. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Prius is actually very noisy due to a super light body which carries road noise like being inside a set of large speakers

      Any light car is going to be noisy

      The quietest cars will be the large heavy cars like older Mercedes or Cadillacs - not fuel efficient but very quiet wiht good suspension
       
    8. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      SAAB 9-3T sports sedan or wagon 2006 and up. 2009_Saab_9-3.jpg
      super quiet (with original exhaust system) and packs a whopping 210hp for a 4cyl or get a V6 if you want a silent rocket.
      23/27 city/hwy mpg (not bad)
      Good luck!

      p.s. pretty hard suspension, so super smooth if no potholes or shitty roads, otherwise go for a Cadillac.
       
    9. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

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      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Anything you test-drive, put it in reverse. A lot of makers are putting in all sorts of alarms because we can't be trusted to think for ourselves anymore. Mazda in their wisdom have put a screeching high-frequency alarm into the CX3 whenever you put it in reverse. Safety, you know. You might not know you've put it in reverse without a deafening alarm to tell you.


      Idiots.
       
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    10. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

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      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Or...a Cadillac BLS (if you can find one in the US. Its basically a Cadillac for Europe with Saab 9-3 (Opel Vectra) underpinnings.
       

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    11. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
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      08/2014
      hey people...

      it's her first car... it should be affordable and quiet. you should suggest a car a young girl could need and not a car what YOU would buy.

      my derpina is not interested in your dreamcars.
       
    12. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
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      08/2014
      yeah and you have no clue about cars.
      avoid anything like american? you should know that every BMW x-series is build there, also the design office of BMW is in america, so as the designers.

      oh and the bmw engines are from Austria (90% of them). the best engineer of BMW is an Austrian (his name his Fritz Steinparcer, just google it.

      also i had 2 mercedes in the past and had many problems with it. i have a BMW e90 318i now. I mean it's not a bad car and i like it, but it's not perfekt in terms of quality.

      peugeot, citroen, kia are not bad cars anymore like in the past.
      you said avoid VW and look for Audi, but VW=Audi. They use the same engines, same plastics almost.

      ,,There really is no such thing as better when it comes to BMW''
      yeah dream on.....
       
    13. Cityjohn
      Studious

      Cityjohn Member Team Research

      Location:
      Amsterdam
      Tinnitus Since:
      5:10 PM 03/02/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Food poisoning.
      @hoper

      Haha, so you know more about cars, and you drive a 318i. Good point, well made ;)
       
    14. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

      Location:
      AUSTRIA
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      08/2014
      yep.
      and this is my 318i M-Paket
      upload_2016-6-23_12-38-40.jpeg
       
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    15. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

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      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      OK Hoper, I'm convinced. it looks the business. Now the last real Austrian car......hmmmm

      Austro-Daimler? Graf Und Stift? (actually, either would be a good investment)
       
    16. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Steyr?
       
    17. hoper
      Happy

      hoper Member

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      AUSTRIA
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      08/2014
      there is still a real austrian car. it's the mercedes g-class. it's build in austria since 35 years by the SAME people. i know 2 people who works there. and what about puch? i would love if puch starts production again.
      but this is derpina's thread, not ours.
       
    18. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      But we have grown her shopping list.
       
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    19. Bobby B
      Fine

      Bobby B Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2015
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      long term NIHL and recent acoustic trauma
      Get a second hand car Mercedes from the late 80's like a 300E. Super quiet and dirt cheap

      The one I had cost me like 1000usd and ran fine
      No road noise whatsoever and Engine is very quiet too

      image.jpeg

      Mileage isn't going to be as good as a Prius for sure but the cost of getting car will more than offset the difference
       
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    20. Foncky
      Doubtful

      Foncky Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Europe
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      An explosion, music, and fate.
      Yes, buy an old car, at least you won't be under the permanent threat of an airbag explosion. 160dB just right into your ears.
       
    21. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Good sound-deadening tends to be found in the more upscale models. if you could find a Benz like the one above, or a BMW like Hoper's, then you may do well if they've been looked after before.
       
    22. quietatnight
      Frustrated

      quietatnight Member

      Location:
      Rockford IL
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Accustic tramma due being too close to a fire craker when I was a kid
      I have had a Prius since 2008 I like the car, and it's pretty quiet. I just put new V rated tires on it, and It's still nice to drive.


      Louie

      Quietatnight
       
    23. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      these can be deactivated by a mechanic.
       
    24. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

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      06/2011
      whats a derpina?
       
    25. just1morething
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      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      horse.jpg How bout a horse instead of "horsepower"? Quieter than a car. No gas required.
       
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    26. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
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      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      I think its a Lada model.
       
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    27. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      Not my mom's toyota. that thing is so loud compared to the cars my friends drive :eek:
       
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    28. LukeYoung
      Transparent

      LukeYoung Member

      Location:
      Queensland, Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      A loud concert
      I have a Nissan Almera st 2013 model.
      They are basically another model to the pulsar series

      People are always commenting on how quiet it is, they don't even know it's running when I pull up.
       
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    29. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

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      06/2011
      see that crap coming out of the exhaust? it might be quieter but definitely smellier
       
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    30. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      How about a Ford model T

      ford.jpg
       

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