Quiet family car

My current Honda Civic is due for change & I'm wondering which of the current similar models (Focus, etc) are the quietest, especially in respect of road noise. The Civic is great on good surfaces but gets annoyingly noisy once the surface deteriorates.

Asked on 2 November 2011 by William the third

Answered by Honest John
Caused by its flat bottom. Was always best on Michelin Pilot Primacy tyres. Currently, on the right 195/65 R15 Michelin Energy Saver tyres, a Megane is probably the quietest.
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