What do people think of the Enyaq’s pathetic horn?!

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Post by Goaty » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:15 am

I was surprised when I heard it for the first time on a YouTube review. The iD.4 is the same (not sure about the Audi Q4 e-tron which is essentially the same thing. Haven’t heard it yet).

I’ve been used to loud, effective two-tone horns for a very long time - and do admit to perhaps blasting them a bit longer than necessary when someone cuts me up or whatever 😈😈😈!

However personally, I think the Enyaq’s horn is pathetic! I’d be embarrassed to use it to be honest - at least, where I feel a ‘reprimand’ is necessary (yes I know that’s not what they’re for. I’ve been driving German cars for a long time, so it goes with the territory, right? - you have to hold the horn down for at least 5 seconds longer than necessary or press it no less than 10 times in rapid succession!)

Just wondering what the logic is for VW group to have chosen something more likely to be found on a VW ‘Up’ ?!

Perhaps it’s just me…. ?!
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Post by tiger tony » Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:38 am

I bought a new VW T-Roc nearly 3 years ago, and that came with a single pathetic horn. I quickly changed it to a more satisfactory 2 horn system from Hella. Apparently earlier models used to have 2 horn setup but I guess due to cost cutting they decided to only fit one !
Looks like Skoda is the same !
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Post by hergus » Sun Oct 24, 2021 11:32 am

A loud horn is unnecessary for a quiet car, especially as I find other drivers are treating me with respect (so far). Having said that I am looking forward to the Colonel Bogey horn update, or possibly the Laurel & Hardy theme tune (I guess you have to be a certain age).
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Post by james_scott22 » Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:04 pm

Never had reason to use it in 3 months of ownership. Now I'm curious...
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Post by Goaty » Mon Oct 25, 2021 7:51 am

I’m not necessarily saying that I think it’s quiet… it’s more the fact that it’s a single tone, relatively high pitched ‘toot’ as opposed to the satisfactory ‘blast’ you’re going to get, if you upset an Audi driver 🤣

Buses are the same to be honest - a somewhat weedy little ‘peep’ !!


This guy has the right idea: 😆

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Post by C2atb » Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:10 pm

I don’t use it because it’s embarrassing

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Post by Goaty » Sat Nov 27, 2021 6:54 pm

C2atb wrote:
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:10 pm
I don’t use it because it’s embarrassing
👍

I started this thread before I got my Enyaq.

Let’s just say since getting the Enyaq, I’ve become a ‘nicer person’ - more forgiving towards people who pull out in front of me from the left at roundabouts, and so on 🤣
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Post by Mfhphil » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:06 am

Just got my Enyaq and the horn is a pathetic beep. My other half reckons Skoda have done it to cut down on road ragers leaning on the horn aggressively (me I think she means). She could be right because I’m too embarrassed to press it for whatever reason

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Post by TheCorm » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:00 pm

I haven't used mine yet, I think i'll have to give it a try....probably easy to replace....perhaps with one from an Amtrak goods train?
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Post by dezember » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:03 pm

Is it easy to replace the horn in the Enyaq?
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