what's the smoothest-riding, quietest car you've ridden in?



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smoothest-riding car over rough pavement?
cadillac sedan deville 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
lincoln town car 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mercedes-benz s-550 18%  18%  [ 3 ]
70s-era mercury marquis 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
lexus ls sedan 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
volkswagon phaeton 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
citroën sm 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
land rover 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
greyhound bus/newell coach 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
vehicle not listed here 71%  71%  [ 12 ]
Total votes : 17

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Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:11 am

for me, it was-
my late father's late mercedes 300 - it was like riding in a bank vault on wheels. in icy wintertime edmonton, alberta, i rode in a '92 lincoln towncar taxicab that was like floating over the frost-heave-rutted and cratered road. i got to test-drive an '88 cadillac deville fleetwood that also was just like floating over the road, in that all the bumps and such [on coarsly bumpy and rutted south tacoma way] were totally filtered-out. a '93 chevy lumina [base sedan], surprisingly, road just as well, as i noted when i test-drove one over a bunch of broken pavement and raised railroad tracks around where i used to live- i just floated over the tracks without even a sound.

anybody else out there in WPland have any cushy road vehicle experiences they would share? i would love to have a car that totally filtered-out the bumpy cratered pavement out where i live. i don't care about sharp handling, only comfort for my aching back.



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:48 am

I remember that the Skodas which my mother used to own were very quiet... or they appear to be in my memory...


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Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:29 am

My 70 Nova was the smoothest. No kidding. The suspension was redone.



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:41 am

Not my car, that's for sure. Apparently my make and model comes included with suspension problems so I'm not surprised. Dunno how long my spokes will last. They already make prangy noises when they shouldn't, and my car seems to have lean on it even at kerb weight.



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:43 am

I had a friend who's mum had a Cadillac. That was a very smooth and quiet ride. I don't remember the make of it, but it was a very smooth ride.


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Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:13 am

Strangely, my dad's Oldsmobile is the smoothest thing I've ever ridden in. You don't feel a thing, even at 55 on a dirt road. It's a 1997 Oldsmobile 88LS. On the other hand my mom's Ford 500 is extremely bumpy despite being fairly new.


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Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:01 am

My 2005 Toyota Carolla. (I hate that she's white. I was very much hopeing for blue or black.) It's much quieter than my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. it was more fun driveing the old, moldy thing down the road with the window open, because of the wind, dust in my eyes, and rattling of the shell. I learned to love the freeway with that blue car. ( :oops: Look! Ignore the avatar! No, I don't hang my face out the driver's side. Heheh.)



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:43 am

LiendaBalla wrote:
My 2005 Toyota Carolla. (I hate that she's white. I was very much hopeing for blue or black.) It's much quieter than my Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. it was more fun driveing the old, moldy thing down the road with the window open, because of the wind, dust in my eyes, and rattling of the shell. I learned to love the freeway with that blue car. ( :oops: Look! Ignore the avatar! No, I don't hang my face out the driver's side. Heheh.)


The Avensis is pretty sweet too, comfortable and reliable enough.


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Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:45 am

I'll grok the Cadillac experience. .... never owned own though.
A friend has a 05/06 (?) Mercedes but it never struck me as anything unusual. (I dont know the model but it's a large car.)



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:53 pm

I'd say the smoothest, quietest vehicle I've driven and ridden in, was a 1947 Cadillac fastback coupe. It has the old-style lever shock absorbers, and weighs PLENTY. It glides over the worst holes and bumps, and you can't hear or feel the old flathead V8 engine.

#2 probably would be a 1977 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz, which I had as a daily driver a long time ago. It weighed 5000 lbs, and was unbelievably quiet from road noise inside. However, the engine could be heard inside the car.

Worst/roughest/loudest: My 1996 Toyota Hilux 4x4 Diesel rock crawler truck. No muffler, and I made the motor mounts to be durable; not to damp engine vibration and noise. You feel every pebble on the road, and you can't hear yourself think while on the road, but it's incredibly fun to drive!

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Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:40 pm

My old BMW 3 series. I really miss that car. :cry:



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:03 pm

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Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:05 pm

My Toyota Avalon '09 is so quiet that quite a few times I turned the key to turn the car on after the engine was already on. On the road its as if you glide on air. The only noise I get from it is from the A/C whirr'ng


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Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:23 pm

I rode in a streetcar that was REALLY quiet once. I also rode in this hybrid taxi that was really quiet.



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Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:48 pm

You won't hear electric streetcars or cars so I guess they qualify as the quietest? Universal tie?



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