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Old 02-07-2012, 08:49 AM   #991
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Piping in the motor noise in to the interior, what next?

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I just don't care for the motor noise to be piped into the interior of the ST. What's up w/ that Ford? I'd rather have them throw a torsen on board, compared to motor noise's. Performance over the fluff.
So what is the purpose of motor noise being piped into the interior for? Do people that buy these type of car's really want that or do they want performance? Is this the new eqifilent of exhaust note's now or what? What are they going to pipe in next?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:32 AM   #992
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So what is the purpose of motor noise being piped into the interior for? Do people that buy these type of car's really want that or do they want performance? Is this the new eqifilent of exhaust note's now or what? What are they going to pipe in next?
My understanding of it is that manufactures are getting better and better at isolating outside noise (wind noise, road noise, etc.) and as a result it becomes harder to hear the engine note. The idea is that enthusiasts like to be able to hear the engine but still want a seemingly solid car that isn't plagued by tons of outside noise.

It falls in line with my preferences. Wind noise is annoying on long drives but I do like to hear the engine.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:31 PM   #993
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Yeah, it is important to be able to hear the engine. It sounds like they're still nailing down some details. I just can't believe it has taken Ford this long to get this car on the production line.


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Ford should have done everything in their power to release it this spring.
Offering a car that comes with summer tires standard right before winter? That's just dumb.
Ford should take their time and get it right the first time.
SoCal owners can be the guinea pigs (summer tires are no problem in winter).
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What will really be interesting is the new Dodge Dart, it was a HUGE hit at the auto show. R/T has 184hp, and if SRT gets a hold of it you know it's going to be boosted like crazy, and it has Alpha Romeo underpinnings. It's base price is MUCH lower and with the good suspension DNA and 240HP it could be a real performance bargain.
http://www.autoblog.com/2012/01/31/d...-hp-dart-srt4/

I hope that the SRT gets 300 HP and that it smokes the ST in a straight line.

The kiddies can have their impressive 0-60 and 1/4 mile times while I will enjoy the balance and refinement of the ST.
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300hp & a Torsen!

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Yeah, it is important to be able to hear the engine. It sounds like they're still nailing down some details. I just can't believe it has taken Ford this long to get this car on the production line.


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Maybe Ford is going for 300HP & a torsen= it's got to be, hah. With a few other Ford car's out w/ the same 247hp motor, what's up FORD?
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With a few other Ford car's out w/ the same 247hp motor, what's up FORD?
Isn't the ST going to be 500-1000 lbs lighter than others with the same engine?
That's drastic :)
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Isn't the ST going to be 500-1000 lbs lighter than others with the same engine?
That's drastic :)
That's right, and the power puts them square in the middle of the performance pack. I'll wager that we will see an RS before too long.

I think the ST will be the best handling car in the segment, but those buyers wanting more power will still whine.
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People will still whine, period.
If not about the power, then about the price :P
I'm already whining that it's not going to be offered in blinding-radioactive-ASBO-orange :<
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People will still whine, period.
If not about the power, then about the price :P
I'm already whining that it's not going to be offered in blinding-radioactive-ASBO-orange :<
I agree on that color. I'm normally drawn to drab colors, but the orange on the original show car was perfect. Unfortunaly, I'll probably be left to order one in silver or blue if I decide to get one. My silver SVT has certainly aged well.
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