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Old 06-13-2012, 09:45 AM   #201
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BTW how often are you going to have to use WOT anyway? These are not Racecars...
Understood. I have another Impreza test drive scheduled for tomorrow so that I can evaluate the noise level under typical driving scenarios. I'll be curious to see how it sounds while cruising down the highway in 5th gear (I'd be buying a manual tranny) at 72 mph, which is my typical speed when on a 65 mph highway.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #202
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BTW how often are you going to have to use WOT anyway? These are not Racecars...
Well, racecars are a bit louder. Given that it's a 2.0i, I think most owners will easily get those revs up periodically. Maybe not WOT, but even mom grabbing groceries will have to listen to the noise. I'm real interested in doing as much sound deadening as I can. The above post by the gent deadening the sound of his Honda points to the chore us Imprezas might have ahead. It can be done.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:31 PM   #203
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When I do get around to upgrading the stereo, I'm adding some sound deadening. Will make a nice weekend project. My friend still owns the CRX I had, and its way quieter and less rattly. When the 2000 watt stereo isn't on, its whisper quiet in that car.
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:19 PM   #204
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Where did you install the sound deadening material in the CRX? Only in the doors, or elsewhere too? And where will you be installing the material in the Impreza?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #205
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Understood. I have another Impreza test drive scheduled for tomorrow so that I can evaluate the noise level under typical driving scenarios. I'll be curious to see how it sounds while cruising down the highway in 5th gear (I'd be buying a manual tranny) at 72 mph, which is my typical speed when on a 65 mph highway.
Found HWY cruising is no problem, the mechanical cacophony from the CVT / engine is only intrusive under heavyish acceleration around town noting haven't exceeded 4000 as still running in.

Have mine booked in to be checked by Subaru if abnormal in 2 weeks as the test drive vehicle while the sound was still evident didn't seem as loud but the Test car was a Luxury model whereas mines base so not sure if there is a difference in sound deadening between the two.
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Old 06-13-2012, 07:22 PM   #206
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This car is much quieter than my 2009 Honda Fit. Then again, that's a Honda.

I'm not picky about it though since I always have music going and I drove a lifted Jeep with a Flowmaster for several years prior.

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