Car Roundup: Fake Engine Noise, New Braking Recommendations

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The sound of a V8 engine is classic Americana: it represents power, the freedom of the open road and independence. But if your vehicle was made in the past few years, the sound might just be fake noise. Carmakers are making up for quieter new engines by piping in recorded engine sounds. And some auto purists aren’t happy about it. We catch up on the controversy and other automotive news in our regular cars roundup.