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    Horn sound

    Has anyone heard the horn on the Model S? Any impressions? It would be great if someone could post an audio clip (assuming audio is supported on the forum)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJS1207 View Post
    Has anyone heard the horn on the Model S? Any impressions? It would be great if someone could post an audio clip (assuming audio is supported on the forum)
    You can hear the horn in one of the test drive videos from Fremont/LA. I don't remember which, and I'm too lazy to look through hours of test drive footage again . Maybe someone here can point you to the link, but I do recall that it's a pretty ordinary horn sound. Doesn't sound like a rocket ship's horn at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post
    ... but I do recall that it's a pretty ordinary horn sound. Doesn't sound like a rocket ship's horn at all
    Now that I think about it, I don't believe I've ever heard a rocket ship's honking horn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonnie1194 View Post
    Now that I think about it, I don't believe I've ever heard a rocket ship's honking horn.
    In space you have to listen vewwy vewwy carefully!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post
    In space you have to listen vewwy vewwy carefully!
    I was going to say, "In space, no one can hear you honk!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug_G View Post
    I was going to say, "In space, no one can hear you honk!"
    And therefore the crux of my poor attempt at sarcasm(!)

    But to get back on topic, the horn ironically almost reminded me of the sound of some SUV horns! I guess a horn sound and cargo space are two things that the Model S and some SUVs have in common...but that's about where the similarities end, haha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch View Post
    You can hear the horn in one of the test drive videos from Fremont/LA
    Trnsl8r gets the credit for the first horn post:
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    Haven't had enough test drive videos?...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...BVLTh8Q#t=674s

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    How does the horn sound?

    Hey all. I haven't seen a video that features a Model S using the horn.

    How does it sound?

    Wimpy? Beefy? Any links or if not could someone post this?

    Just wondering if the sound of the horn is adequate / fits the car or if it will need an upgrade to an air horn or something.

    Cheers.

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    Not sure, but does it really matter? I've used the horn maybe twice in the last 140,000 miles.
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    I actually tried it the other day on a test drive...definitely not wimpy. Nice, full sound. It fits the car well!

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