Originally Posted by A-Bone
Is the ride pretty quiet on top of your other adjectives??
I am longing for a car that it exceptionally quiet (road, engine, etc)...
Quiet = Buick. They have put a LOT of effort and research in that area. Resonant frequency and airflow management, double-pane glass, and a buttload of the Good sound-deadening material. My BIL bought a Lucern a couple of years ago (after owning two Rivieras). First thing he did was take me out on the highway to show me the "18-wheeler test" the salesman had preformed on him on his test drive.
He rolled the passenger's window down, pulled me up next to a tractor-trailer, then rolled the window back up. Complete quiet!
BTW; There is a proven link between Noise and Fatigue. A quieter car can allow you more miles-per-day w/ less stress.
Black care rarely sits behind the rider whose pace is fast enough.
Fact is, I like roads. I like to move.