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    Hi all! Had my CLA for about a month now. Enjoying the ride but have recently noticed that I can actually hear the voices of people talking outside the car or grass cutting even when a couple of lanes away. I understand that the frameless windows don’t allow for great sound insulation in the first place but am just wondering if the above-mentioned is typical of the car? Thanks In advance!

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    Unless the car has active noise cancelling, yes, you should be able to hear people cutting grass (and police sirens) from inside the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keitah View Post
    Hi all! Had my CLA for about a month now. Enjoying the ride but have recently noticed that I can actually hear the voices of people talking outside the car or grass cutting even when a couple of lanes away. I understand that the frameless windows don’t allow for great sound insulation in the first place but am just wondering if the above-mentioned is typical of the car? Thanks In advance!
    The CLA does not offer a quiet ride nor a ride in the clouds. You have the boring E-class for that.
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    A few pieces of cheap waterproof repair tape (or the expensive sound pads) at the “hollow” sections may do wonders ...
    The sound experts on here have done stuff like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmc View Post
    A few pieces of cheap waterproof repair tape (or the expensive sound pads) at the “hollow” sections may do wonders ...
    The sound experts on here have done stuff like that
    I don't find mine too noisy at all inside the cabin (other than those soul wrenching bangs when you go over a particularly nasty pot hole), but hey, it could just be my deteriorating hearing as my years advance. My biggest issue is road noise from the tires, even the SA who took it for a test drive post service made a note of this. I'm not sure how I fix that, wrap the tires in these 'sound pads' that @jmc talks about??
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrOzCLA View Post
    I don't find mine too noisy at all inside the cabin (other than those soul wrenching bangs when you go over a particularly nasty pot hole), but hey, it could just be my deteriorating hearing as my years advance. My biggest issue is road noise from the tires, even the SA who took it for a test drive post service made a note of this. I'm not sure how I fix that, wrap the tires in these 'sound pads' that @jmc talks about??
    Yeah some tire compounds do sing more as they age ... par for the course with performance tires i suppose?
    They do have some noise control tires with some sort of sound dampening material stuck to the inner carcass ... no experience on how well they work though

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    These days it's good to hear what's going on outside your car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapidfirerob View Post
    These days it's good to hear what's going on outside your car.
    Good point ...
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