You are sharing a small cabin with a 3.4L flat-six motor - yes, it's insulated, but there's no getting around that it's going to be more noisy than probably what you're used to. If you're used to driving any recently made medium to high-end car, you will notice the sound. I would suggest you take some of your favorite CDs down to the dealer when you test drive the car, and see what you think - something like this is very, very subjective. Ask the dealer for a long enough test drive to be able to settle this, and any other concerns you have. Don't expect a concert-hall like sound - again, it's a small cabin, and there's a 295 HP motor right behind your head.
I should add that I also like to listen to CDs, especially on some of the long trips I've taken in the car, and I've found that again, while it's not the vault-like concert quality of my 5-series Bimmer wagon where the music is like listening in a moving living room, it's still fine, and I'm pretty picky about music.
Last edited by beez; 06-18-2007 at 12:07 PM.
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