1982 Mercedes 300TD wagon
Sometimes I find myself shutting off the stereo (or in my car's case, mono) and just listening to the engine and turbo at work. I grew up with big rumbling American V-8's and enjoyed that noise as well. There's something just so reassuring about listening to my diesel. Unlike the big V-8's I know my inline-5 probably won't give up the ghost on me without notice (not mentioning any names......chevy.....nova). I was recently in a Taco Hell drive-thru and boy does that enclosure amplify the noise! I was once asked to turn my car off because the drive-thru attendent couldn't understand what I was saying! At highway speeds the steady sound around 3 grand gives me a smile. I dunno, any of you feel this way? Strangely as also a motorcycle ethusiast, I don't like loud bikes. Most regular car owners hate the friendly chatter sound of a diesel but I liked it ever since I first drove off in my first diesel Benz in 2004. God I miss that car.