Originally Posted by LazBro123
Yeah exactly! Even I don't know much about tuning cars, maybe you should upgrade the mufflers of your M5 to make the engine note louder on the outside. My dad drives a Jaguar XFR, which is plenty fast and seems loud on the inside, but it really is not too loud on the outside when accelerating. That's probably a similar case with your M5. As well, I love the Porsche 944 (which was back in the 1980s, right?). Very sleek looking, especially when considering when it was in production! The Audio 4000 is nice too, but I'd take the 944 in a heartbeat.
Whats funny is it is actually kind of the opposite. It is quite vocal from the outside if you listen to it ride by, but on the inside it is very pleasant because there is no drone or anything. It is just the engine's nature to get loud under load and stay relatively quiet otherwise. I've noticed the same with my E36 (inline 6) even with the mufflers and resonators removed (temporarily). It was very loud on load, but otherwise actually very quiet.
The M5 doesn't have any mufflers by the way. Just cats and resonators :)
The beauty of the 944 is the handling. They are insanely good to drive. Such neutral handling, you just point the nose in the right direction and it goes. It is no wonder they have dominated track days for so long... kinda like a more expensive version of a miata in terms of handling ability and fun factor at the track.
The Audi is just because I have a history with Audis (my current project is a 1000+ hp awd Audi sedan) and lots of friends who own them. There was one for sale for very cheap ($2500) at a show I went to over the weekend and it was a very clean, solid daily driver. It would have made a nice little commuter, but a 944 turbo would make for a much better one!
So now I have a question for you. You are 16 right? So do you have your own car yet? What is it and what do you really want to own in the future? My first car was a Nissan sentra SE-R. It was a great car, but kind of embarrassing since noone understood why they were cool (they came with an SR20de and a limited slip diff which was awesome!). Then I got a VW jetta with 1.8t that I put a bigger turbo on. Now I've moved onto bigger and better things, but it has been fun so I'm just curious to hear what you are enthusiastic about :)