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Old 02-04-2019, 08:45 AM
 
Location: USA
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I remember one article on the Mercedes AMG GT and the reviewer stated that there was nothing more fun than engaging the loudest exhaust mode and the auto stop mode as you stopped at an intersection. He noted that you could wake up the occupant of every car in the vicinity as the light changed to green.

I saw..... or rather heard.... a Cadillac do this recently at a red light. Damn entertaining. lol

I was lucky enough to go to Daytona for the Rolex 24 Hours. Boy, if you want engine sounds from screaming turbo 4's to normally aspirated V8's that the Cadillac DPi and Corvettes were running, that was the place. Pure heaven.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:00 AM
 
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You know what engine sounds really bother me?


The banging of a spun main or rod bearing.
The squeal of a pilot or throw out bearing that I know I'm going to have to replace.
The "click" and faint hum of a starter that can't get enough juice.


Be glad the damn thing carries your carcass around and you're not lying on your back at 3 in the morning on a sheet of ice in the driveway in February changing a starter motor so you can get to work tomorrow and pay for it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:06 AM
 
Location: USA
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Buy you a cup of coffee turf3? lol
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My issue with 4cyls is the sound from the inside, not outside. That buzzy unrefined sound just really takes away some of the driving enjoyment for me.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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You know what engine sounds really bother me?


The banging of a spun main or rod bearing.
The squeal of a pilot or throw out bearing that I know I'm going to have to replace.
The "click" and faint hum of a starter that can't get enough juice.


Be glad the damn thing carries your carcass around and you're not lying on your back at 3 in the morning on a sheet of ice in the driveway in February changing a starter motor so you can get to work tomorrow and pay for it.
Worst of all is dead silence when you turn the key.
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Old 02-04-2019, 11:34 AM
 
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i havent yet found a properly tuned engine that i dont like listening to. anything from a one cylinder engine to a V16 engine. its all in the exhaust tuning. the V12 in a jaguar sounds different than the V12 in a ferrari.


just like the four cylinder in my old 80 pinto sounded different than the four cylinder engines in my old 78 fiesta and my friends old 72 pinto.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:31 PM
 
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While I enjoy Honda a lot more than Toyota, I canít buy any Hondaís anymore because they donít have any naturally aspirated engines, I donít like turbos. Toyota still has the 2.4 L I-4
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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Modern V6 engines offer the perfect balance of smoothness and power. My wifeís Lexus ES350 is a perfect example. She will not go back to a buzzy 4cyl that sounds like it wants to self destruct whenever you floor it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:44 PM
 
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While I enjoy Honda a lot more than Toyota, I canít buy any Hondaís anymore because they donít have any naturally aspirated engines, I donít like turbos. Toyota still has the 2.4 L I-4
They actually do. You can buy a civic with a n/a 2.0 4cyl. You also have the base CR-V equipped with a n/a 2.4 4cyl.

Acura (honda product) still makes a n/a 2.4 4cyl equipped in both the ILX and TLX.
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Old 02-04-2019, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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These had 4 cyls (2 liters) and they sounded glorious:





Hearing these and BMW 2002Tiis out at the track is a great experience in proper 4 cyl sounds.
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