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stock it's not too noisy, but the short gearing does contribuite to some extra noise at freeway speeds. with all the sound insulation they put in the xB for the sound system it's supprisingly quiet, just a tad more noise than my 2000 GTI VR6 had.
I found that after i got my intake, the car was noiser when i was on the gas hard, but at 70-80mph it was a bit quieter, probably because the motor doesn't have to work as hard to maintain the speeds.
i don't know about you guys, but when i ride on the freeway its freakin LOUD! Everytime i get a call on my cell, and i mute the music, the sound of the bumps and the wind hitting my winshield makes it hard for me to listen to the person i am talking to. Do i have a bad problem or do some have the same problem?
mine is pretty quiet even on freeways...i hear occasional crosswind noise from the rear hatch door area..but overall it's pretty quiet. hell lot quieter than my '02 4runner although it's not quiet as a camry...
so far, the rougher the pavement, the louder the interior noise is. I've had no problem hearing anyone while talking on my cell. You're not going to get it much quieter, but I'd try throwing some dynamat in the hatch. (not sure, it may be there already though.)
i would have to agree and say that you will not find another 15,000 dollar car that is this quiet. this is someone who has owned or extensively tested a nissan sentra, ford focus, toyota corolla, mitsubishi lancer, and a doge neon. the scion had less road noise than all of them
Hopefully when my car's done at the stereo shop with its ( I think they said 104-105 ft.) of xtreme dynamat things should be quieter. It sure stops rattling when you bang on the panels, but this is my first car with sound deadening stuff in it. My previous Mercedes was quiet enough for me. I bought the xtreme dynamat because it marketed better sound and I saw that all these famous show cars had it in there.
I thought the noise level was very quiet compared to other vehicles I've been in.
for those of you with noisy tires... dynamat is the only way to go. 1 layer all the way around would make a huge difference... 2 layers and you'd be able to hear a pin drop while driving on the freeway. not to mention it makes the bass thump harder =D