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Old 28-05-16, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Why car reviews don't compare noise levels??

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Why car reviews don't include and compare noise levels between models?

I've always thought it is one of the most important aspect of a car, very important for comfort, specially in long trips. They should even measure it in decibels. Nowadays even smartphones can measure db levels!
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I forgot to mention: Sometimes reviews talk about "refinement", and it seems that they mean noise levels. But if this is the case, then:

1) Why the F* don't they just say NOISE LEVELS!

2) Why can't they measure it?! There is a unit of noise, it's called decibels!
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I always thought Autocar etc did, they always have a at 70mph X DB on the bottom of the comparison reviews?
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Old 07-07-16, 04:53 PM   #4
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Hi steve421,

Thanks for the info. I'll buy an Autocar magazine one of these days.

I checked their website but they only mention noise levels in some models, and never the actual decibel level, like in these cases:

https://www.google.co.uk/search?num=....0.aBa8iKVa1ek

So they did measure it, they just don't publish it. Strange.

Ideally they could / should have a table with all models and characteristics, like acceleration, mpg, price, etc., and including noise. But I couldn't find it. They have all the data, it's just a mater of putting it in a spreadsheet.
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You would think they would at least do it for cars touted as touring cars. In city traffic you don't notice your cabin noise, but on a deserted highway at 2 am.......you notice.
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yeah that's a good point - haven't seen as much of this as it probably deserves. Reviewers take note
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You would think they would at least do it for cars touted as touring cars. In city traffic you don't notice your cabin noise, but on a deserted highway at 2 am.......you notice.
Hi B L,

You must have a very quiet car then! I have a Citroen C5 and the engine and road noises are annoying in any motorway, from 50mph onwards.

By the way, you wrote "highway" - are you in America? If so, I think American cars are less noisy, and if you drive under 55mph speed limit then these 2 things together would explain your "deserted highway at 2 am". Over here (UK) the speed limit is 70mph.
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My car is that quiet it's dangerous in car parks as no one hears it but that what you get with a pure electric Nissan leaf
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Hi B L,By the way, you wrote "highway" - are you in America? If so, I think American cars are less noisy, and if you drive under 55mph speed limit then these 2 things together would explain your "deserted highway at 2 am".
The 55mph limit is ancient history now. Parts of some states now have an 80mph limit, Interstate 10 through western Texas for example. And the cars I have driven in the USA are no more or less noisy than over here.
Which? magazine note noise levels when they test cars, well worth a look, as it is not written by petrolhead motoring journalists, but tries to give an idea of what a car will be like to live with long term.

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