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Old 10-09-2019, 12:53 PM   #11
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I'm surprised you have any interest whatsoever in this vehicle.
Did I lead you to believe that I did?
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:02 PM   #12
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My car totally does those farting noises. Very silly. Sport + is the worst. They can be coded out, from what I understand.
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Old 10-09-2019, 01:14 PM   #13
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Agree that the farting/popping noises that carmakers feel obligated to add to any sporty car these days are annoying. I assume it's an attempt to make up for the muffling effect of turbos to give the cars more "character". I've noticed that automotive journalists seem to universally praise these types of exhausts, though. Probably the type of thing thats' fun when you only have the car for a short time but gets annoying in every day use.

As for the Macan, I want to like it more than I actually do. I've driven the 4 cyl version as well as a turbo in the past. It handles well, has great seats and build quality but just seems too cramped for what it is. Plus the premium over, say, an Audi SQ5 or BMW X3 40i is just too much to stomach. Not a huge fan of the looks either-- it's too egg-like. There are few options these days for a quick 6 cylinder wagon/hatch/SUV. I liked that BMW atleast used to offer the X3 with the 6 but without all the "sporty" elements--but no longer.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:13 PM   #14
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I agree on the farting/popping. Unfortunately, the 981S has them in Sport, fortunately it doesn't do them (much) in either Normal or Sport+. It's one reason I rarely have the PSE (sport exhaust) on.

My 340i's m-perf exhaust is very, very mild. It has the mildest popping; none of the annoying staccato machine gunfire.

I find all this extra annoying because it's fake. Faking old carburetors. My w650 did it a bit, just a bit, but that was appropriate because it was a bike with ancient design (and i still had full stock mufflers on).
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:22 PM   #15
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Good to know on the 981S. I'd have to have that coded out somehow if I bought one of those.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:31 PM   #16
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Totally disagree with all of you .. I like the quick Ďextra noiseí during each Auto upshift and think it sounds cool.

I donít have this on my cars but for the few I have had as loaners I think itís cool.


Equ ... the pops and gurgles in sport mode is different then they are referring to and I know you donít like them on your Porsche, I really think they are are cool as can be.

Not sure if they sound different on my car then yours .. maybe not but I love the sport exhaust and would not want a Porsche without it.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:30 PM   #17
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I find that not remotely surprising
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:05 AM   #18
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The specific noise that bothers me is less in shifts and more in throttle lifts. Midrange rpm, healthy but not full throttle. You lift... and pop..pop..pop.

I'm in if anyone can code them out for a reasonable fee. For now I haven't heard of such a solution. Maybe if I get a tune one day, I'll ask the tuner.

https://www.planet-9.com/981-chat/23...st2088673.html

https://rennlist.com/forums/987-981-...ronounced.html
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Old 10-10-2019, 06:50 AM   #19
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It makes farting noises on every shift. [...] Who honestly likes the sound of that?
Probably the same people that want their car's horn to honk every time they lock the doors.
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Old 10-10-2019, 11:22 AM   #20
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Probably the same people that want their car's horn to honk every time they lock the doors.
So true
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