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Amazing performance, substandard sound 51 62.20%
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      07-27-2021, 02:55 PM   #45
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I'm fortunate ......... I have a killer audio system in my man cave and a big block Corvette in my garage. Both perform and sound amazing !
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      07-29-2021, 05:34 AM   #46
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Performance for me, only because I listen to music in the car
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      07-29-2021, 08:02 AM   #47
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This is the hardest part about my decision to go to a G82 from my F-Type R. Not to mention the looks.

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      07-29-2021, 04:14 PM   #48
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the poll doesn't work for the reasons mentioned but as long as performance is adequate, sound is very important to me; I chose my Z4 over a Boxster S largely because of sound and I can't ever see buying an electric sportscar for the same reason. YMMV

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      07-29-2021, 09:50 PM   #49
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For me it would always be performance over sound. Ask again in 20 years when everything will be silent-performing EV's.
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      07-30-2021, 04:38 PM   #50
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Unless im racing cars for a living or into that A LOT

I would make sure it sounds mean before i chase those extra tenths of a second
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      07-30-2021, 05:28 PM   #51
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Man, the mental gymnastics of some posters...that's the whole pt, if you are forced to choose only one vs the other, which would it be (to see which you value the MOST in a sportscar)? Ofc irl there are various combos, acceptable tradeoffs, compromises, etc, but again that's not the purpose of this thread. For those having so much difficulty contemplating this simple question, here's a hyperbolic example: both cars look the same, the best-looking one, say, a Lamborghini Miura or whatever, car #1 drives like it's on rails but has a very weak exhaust note (or, gasp! silent like an EV) and car #2 has amazing sound of the best V12, V10, V8 (or whatever is your dream sound) but drives like a cargo van. Do you really value sound *that* much? I personally think sound is way overrated.

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      07-30-2021, 07:02 PM   #52
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No thats not the thread

The thread is 2 similar performing cars and one has shit sound and one does not

No one is gonna pick a cargo van driving car if perfmormance is in the coversation
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      07-30-2021, 07:25 PM   #53
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No thats not the thread

The thread is 2 similar performing cars and one has shit sound and one does not

No one is gonna pick a cargo van driving car if perfmormance is in the coversation
You need to reread again, that's the thread cuz I started it, despite some mod changing my wording and causing some confusion. That's the intention, so let's go w that. Changed it to make it better.
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      07-30-2021, 07:45 PM   #54
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Ask yourself logically why would you even pick a car that drives like a econolone van?

Ultimately of course performance trumps sound, otherwise youd just put a fart can on civic and be happy with it

But this is the world of high performance bmws and the like,
And performance is already pretty much solid , now id just like to enjpy that performance and have a great exhaust sound to go along with it

Not too long ago great sound was synonymous with a cool sports car

Today after a fervent 'climate change' agenda that does nothing to improve pollution but rather finds new ways to tax the everyday man and reduce quality of life for the middle class, a lot of gullible people have been convinced that sound doesn't and didn't ever matter

Well it did and does!
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      07-30-2021, 07:53 PM   #55
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Ask yourself logically why would you even pick a car that drives like a econolone van?

Ultimately of course performance trumps sound, otherwise youd just put a fart can on civic and be happy with it

But this is the world of high performance bmws and the like,
And performance is already pretty much solid , now id just like to enjpy that performance and have a great exhaust sound to go along with it

Not too long ago great sound was synonymous with a cool sports car

Today after a fervent 'climate change' agenda that does nothing to improve pollution but rather finds new ways to tax the everyday man and reduce quality of life for the middle class, a lot of gullible people have been convinced that sound doesn't and didn't ever matter

Well it did and does!
Some ppl overrate sound so much I fear that they may actually get a cargo van performing car just cuz it sounds "good".

EVs are slowly but surely showing that sound/=performance, but many ppl are too stuck in the old way of thinking and can't adapt or change.
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      07-30-2021, 08:39 PM   #56
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Ok heres a simple analogy

"Performance only, who needs sound from my EV when i can shoot to 62mph from a dig in 3 secs" = sjw people who wear masks when driving alone

"I need to hear my straight 6 / v8 roar like a lion when i downshift cruising through downtown." = red blooded Americans who can watch a episode of married with children and laugh out loud. All the 80s babies know what im talking about

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      07-30-2021, 11:23 PM   #57
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Ok heres a simple analogy

"Performance only, who needs sound from my EV when i can shoot to 62mph from a dig in 3 secs" = sjw people who wear masks when driving alone

"I need to hear my straight 6 / v8 roar like a lion when i downshift cruising through downtown." = red blooded Americans who can watch a episode of married with children and laugh out loud. All the 80s babies know what im talking about
How the heck does politics have to do w this? No wonder you don't get it. Never mind.
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      07-31-2021, 09:07 AM   #58
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Ok heres a simple analogy

"Performance only, who needs sound from my EV when i can shoot to 62mph from a dig in 3 secs" = sjw people who wear masks when driving alone

"I need to hear my straight 6 / v8 roar like a lion when i downshift cruising through downtown." = red blooded Americans who can watch a episode of married with children and laugh out loud. All the 80s babies know what im talking about
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      07-31-2021, 12:08 PM   #59
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Performance - easy choice for me.

Sound means nothing if you can’t perform.
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      08-10-2021, 05:31 PM   #61
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