The Drive: California Cop Tickets Stock Hyundai Elantra N for Exhaust Noise.
After police suspended the car's registration for excessive noise, the owner hasn't been able to get the car back on the road.
Might want to go back and reread the article. I haven't had coffee yet, but what I got from it is the car is in compliance with the law. The two takeaways were it was operated in a not street approved track (sport) mode on the street, and it was tested incorrectly because both the owner and the tester didn't know the applicable law.The manufacturer offered a car for sale in California but it does not meet the noise regulations which were in effect at the time of sale. The car, like all others of the same model, was not legal to sell or use in California in the first place. The owner needs to start a class action against Hyundai.
And that cool popping is just wasted $6.00 a gallon gas burning off in the muffler instead of the engine. Only a moron would want a car that does that.