Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 11:50:52 +0000 (UTC)
From: H. <>
Subject: Re: chime at startup

>PPS. I would now like to see a large thread on what cars make the most annoying >noises, with the exception of Fiats as that just their engines..... 8-) Mind u I >was in one of those new Honda Civic Type-Rs and boy does that rev. It actually >reminds me of my wife's hairdryer...... If I remeber correectly, in the Uk at least, Volvo won't let you diable their chime - which really wound me up when I put my laptop on the seat of an S40 hire car - and the thing thought it was a passenger and chimed all the way home until I realised what had set it off! Apart from that, I think Ford Mondeo's have the nicest chime - it sounds more like an airplane: "Ding, this is your captain speaking ding!" For some reason, several passengers in my 9-3 have commented recently that they think my indicators make a nice noise. Well I don't think they're audio-fetishists, but there are all sorts of odd people out there....!

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