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      02-26-2013, 08:31 PM   #55
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Drives: 2002 BMW 325i
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Originally Posted by JasonCSU

I'm sorry, but the active sound in any model gives the impression the car is trying to be something it is not. I guess it is acceptable for cars to be "posers" these days instead when it comes to sound. What is the problem with letting a car sound natural? Assuming the active sound hadn't been enabled yet, the 3 cylinder didn't sound bad. It had an air cooled boxer engine sound to it. The all electric mode, while quiet, also had an interesting sound to it. However, this is where active sound could potentially get out of control by letting your car sound more like a video game when in all electric mode. I don't know, maybe customers want that and are demanding it. If that is the case, let those of us who don't want it have the option of disabling it.
I agree if thats how it sounds with out the Active Sound, then don't even bother. It sounds good already. much better than I thought it would. The reviewer was right on when he said that it is reminiscent of an older air cooled 911.