So for I am loving my GLA, just sometime I wish it was a bit less noisy. Any ideas on how the noise level can be fairly easy improved?
I have no idea. I really haven't noticed it being loud in the cabin. Now, I am typically playing the stereo or talking to a passenger, so who knows. I expect there's not much you can do. The only thing I can think of is tires. The run flats might be louder because the rubber is harder?
Is anyone having wind buffeting issues with the passenger window rolled down? When my wife rolled down her window the other day and I had to crack mine to stop the buffeting.
Doesn't happen with just the driver window down...
Actual decibel measurements... This forum makes me proudTo bring a little science to this. You can download a sound meter app to your smart phone.
1992 Firebird T tops bubbled from sun and virtually un-obstructed wind noise 70 decibels. I could never talk on the phone in this car or stay dry in the car wash.
2003 Infiniti G35 sedan sport package 70 decibels. For some reason I could easily talk on the phone in this car. I was shocked these two cars had the same reading.
2015 GLA 250matic sport package 80 decibels. This was measured with the phone resting in the large cup holder and driving into a 35 mph wind. I am sure the other cars I was holding the phone. I will try that on my way home tonight there is no wind. I can talk on the phone in this car. Maybe it was rattling around in there. Also same app but 2 different phones.