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      02-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #49

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Originally Posted by W/// View Post
Pipe the sound from what? A 3 cylinder? Get over it. I still laugh at all this talk about active sound. If you hate it SO much, disable it and get straight pipes if that's what you want.

There were so many intersting parts of the video (I loved hearing the car in full electric mode, that was really cool). All this talk about active sound has been beaten to death already.
Originally Posted by ROB_S2K View Post
Thank you. Someone had to say it. This talk always always seems to come from the "purists" too. Who cares where the sound is coming from as long as it sounds good no?
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.
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