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    I just bought a 2011 premium sedan, and it has a nice deep throaty tone at ~ 1500 RPM's. So yes, more noticeable on a cold start because the engine runs at 1500 during warm-up.

    Funny thing though, when I test drove, it was a different sedan and not nearly as loud as the car I ultimately purchased. (When I decided to buy, told the dealer to find me a car that had < 4 miles, didn't want a car that was beat on during test drives - break-in period is critical).

    And they did redo the sedan exhaust this year, leaving alone the hatch. I for one love the sound, and it does diminish once the car is warm. Normal driving you're really not going to hear it, and it acts as a 'you should be downshifting' indicator...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rudyrex View Post
    I just bought a 2011 premium sedan, and it has a nice deep throaty tone at ~ 1500 RPM's. So yes, more noticeable on a cold start because the engine runs at 1500 during warm-up.

    Funny thing though, when I test drove, it was a different sedan and not nearly as loud as the car I ultimately purchased. (When I decided to buy, told the dealer to find me a car that had < 4 miles, didn't want a car that was beat on during test drives - break-in period is critical).

    And they did redo the sedan exhaust this year, leaving alone the hatch. I for one love the sound, and it does diminish once the car is warm. Normal driving you're really not going to hear it, and it acts as a 'you should be downshifting' indicator...
    I agree! Creeping through a parking garage at about 1500 - 1800 rpms is fun..
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    Quote Originally Posted by BertoJG View Post
    I agree! Creeping through a parking garage at about 1500 - 1800 rpms is fun..
    Unintentionally set off a few car alarms doing that.

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    Same, and had the most evil grin on my face while doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertoJG
    I agree! Creeping through a parking garage at about 1500 - 1800 rpms is fun..
    VTA EWGs in a parking garage is even more fun
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    Wow, combination of heavy metal deafness and being around modded cars has apparently desensitized me. All stock Subaru's seem too quiet for me.
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    Yes - stock is not that loud. But the stock '11 sedan has more sound then my previous car. And it sounds great.

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    the hatch is to quiet for me with the stock exhuast i cant hear the drone and i want the drone noise Its loud when the engine is cold but then its really quiet at idle. The sedan i drove at the dealer was louder than my hatch. i asked them at the time of purchase and they said that the sedan was a little different with the muff.

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    Anyone with a sedan care to slide under their car and take a picture of their exhaust? Ill show you mine if you show me yours

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefbabu View Post
    the hatch is to quiet for me with the stock exhuast i cant hear the drone and i want the drone noise Its loud when the engine is cold but then its really quiet at idle. The sedan i drove at the dealer was louder than my hatch. i asked them at the time of purchase and they said that the sedan was a little different with the muff.
    The hatch has 1 big muffler, whereas the sedan has 2 smaller mufflers
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    ^^ lol ill show you pics of her muff . but i have the 11 hatch. the only diff i noticed were the tips on the sedan look different. the hatch tips look like straight pipes. the sedan have tips with baffle looking things in them. I went for function over form and got the hatch for my dd. I get my use out of the hatch so far ive filled up the back a few times so im happy i went with the hatch.

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