Great community here, I've been lurking for the last couple of days as I'm considering a 2012 WRX or WRX STi purchase. I test drove a WRX 5 door earlier this week, and thought that the exhaust noise in the cabin was loud, possibly would drive my wife mad especially at low revs. Today we test drove a WRX STi 4 door, and it was definitely much quieter, easily OK with my wife.
Does anyone know if the noise level was because on the 5 door, there's little between the underside / outside of the car compared with the 4 door, it having a trunk and all? Or, is it something to do with differences in the exhaust systems between the STi and the standard WRX? The WRX had the Performance Exhaust System option installed also, so not sure if that makes any difference.
Dumb question I know, and most people on here probably want noisier, but there ya go.
Thanks in advance for any help.Chris