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Old 01-25-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Really..I want to know why this is necessary. These vehicles are earsplittingly loud. Talk about noise pollution.

When they drive down my street it sounds like a semi truck thundering past. I place these on the same annoyance level as cars with booming car stereos. They both get death glares from me when they go past.

Before anyone flames me for this I have real issues with noise. I have a form of PTSD and these vehicles cause a fight or flight visceral response every time. Why do some people feel compelled to bombard everyone else with THEIR noise ? I just don't get it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1. you can haul gobs more stuff
2. power gains with a simple tune are ridiculous
3. with a good tune you can get as good as if not better mpg than a regular pickup
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Old 01-25-2012, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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Originally Posted by Bandon View Post
Before anyone flames me for this I have real issues with noise. I have a form of PTSD and these vehicles cause a fight or flight visceral response every time. Why do some people feel compelled to bombard everyone else with THEIR noise ? I just don't get it.
Well, as you say you are the one with a problem.

We will not all drive a Yaris to please you.
I myself could not buy my truck in diesel but I wish I could have. Diesel trucks get better fuel mileage and last longer. Most truck owners use them as trucks.

Wear ear plugs.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Agree with the others. I haven't looked at new vehicles for awhile, but a diesel engine used to be a $5000 option, so people aren't driving them just to annoy you with the noise. Longer life, better low-end torque for towing or hauling, and better fuel mileage under a load are the main reasons.
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Well, as you say you are the one with a problem.

We will not all drive a Yaris to please you.
I myself could not buy my truck in diesel but I wish I could have. Diesel trucks get better fuel mileage and last longer. Most truck owners use them as trucks.

Wear ear plugs.
So what you're saying is that it's ok not to display common courtesy to all citizens then ? The rest of us that despise your excess noise just have to put up with it ? Sorry...but we ALL have to live together. I don't put my noise onto other people and tell them they just have to "deal with it".
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: North Pole Alaska
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Loud exhaust saves lives!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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Sounds like you need to move.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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diesel powered pick ups are no where near as noisy as they used to be. my old 84 F250 used to wake the dead when i would start it up. in fact at one place i worked, a guy that worked the same shift i did used my truck as a wake up alarm.

if you have an issue with loud noises, then i suggest you move to the country where those noises are substantially reduced, or wear hearing protection.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: NJ
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So what you're saying is that it's ok not to display common courtesy to all citizens then ? The rest of us that despise your excess noise just have to put up with it ? Sorry...but we ALL have to live together. I don't put my noise onto other people and tell them they just have to "deal with it".
Just to be clear, you think driving a big diesel vehicle equates to not displaying common courtesy? Regardless of the advantages of this type of vehicle?
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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Oh NO.....the dreaded death glare....I immediately quit doing what ever I'm doing that pi$$ somebody off when I get one of them (Death Glare).

I guess the next thing will be, BAN all diesel trucks cause they are too loud. Did ye ever think, if we ban everything that everyone want's banned we would cease to exist.

Just for the record...I don't own a Diesel pick up so....I ain't got no dog in that race.

Just having a little fun kids....carry on.
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