Is That Old Car too Noisy?


New cars are quiet, aren't they? The reason is due to extraordinary efforts on the part of their designers to limit resonance of body structure and sound transfer through openings into the engine compartment. A lot of time is spent on sealing out wind noise and other sources of sound that make the inside of a car something akin to the inside of an oil drum.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/Articles/2007/02/11/Is-That-Old-Car-too-Noisy