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Old 12-04-2012, 05:29 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by heavyD View Post
... It is however an area that Subaru really needs to improve on as the competition is better in this regard.
Yes. If we have more of ^this^ , then SOA will listen up. BSR is the only gripe I've had about any of my 7 Subarus. My '95 Legacy BD was less rattle-prone than many of the newer WRXs I've been in. Our Saabaru is stock, fresh suspension, and has OEM-added sound-deadening, but that affects mostly road noise; I still hear a chorus of annoying chirps and Morse gibberish

Identified problem spots in the GD cars I've owned (these make the list because they're louder or more annoying than the underlying suspension chatter):

a) steering rack cover, as mentioned
b) windshield vent plastic (usually on either corner)
c) mirror gap whistle
d) hatch hinge sounds (pops and creaks)
e) seat belt whine
f) ... many more interior squeaks and taps unidentified (also forgotten)

Rattles, squeaks, and buzzes abound in each and every Subaru around
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