I've heard better horns on a push bike!

Formentor_marjohn

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May 31, 2014
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The formentor looks muscular, but the horn which I needed to use for the first time today is appalling. Is it just mine or are they generally pathetic?
The Leon had a great horn, this is why I wonder if mine is knackered.
 
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Bear

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The formentor looks muscular, bit the horn which I needed to use for the first time today is appalling. Is it just mine or are they generally pathetic?
The Leon had a great horn, this is why I wonder if mine is knackered.
I was actually quite happy with mine, far better than on my previous motor, a 64 plate Tiguan...
 

Seastormer

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Apr 25, 2014
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The formentor looks muscular, bit the horn which I needed to use for the first time today is appalling. Is it just mine or are they generally pathetic?
The Leon had a great horn, this is why I wonder if mine is knackered.
My Cupra leon's horn is pretty good for standard. I remember back in the 80's always fitting air horns to my motorcyles as soon as I got a new one, made the dodgy Volvo drivers look, thinking they had an artic behind them.
 

Formentor_marjohn

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May 31, 2014
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Yes, once had colonel bogey airhorns on my Ford Escort Mk1, way back when. I always remembeber crawling up behind a cyclist and pressing the button, could have been a clip from Benny Hill... not nice. :)

Just finished fitting the dashcam, so I am now going to have a listen to the horn from the outside and see if it sounds just as crap as on the inside, if it does then the next thing is to work out how to change it.
 

DLewis77

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Jun 1, 2021
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Had a Leon CUIPRA 300 which as you mention the horn was great (loud) now have a Leon CUPRA 290 which the horn if frankly pathetic and half what the 300 was, the same which is on the wife's Arona - weedy, pathetic little honk of a noise.

I think they used to install double horns but went to singular probably cost saving or some silly regulation surrounding noise pollution etc.

Agree they sound c**p ;)
 

Scriminjer

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Oct 13, 2022
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The horn is rubbish, the couple of times I’ve used it I’ve felt like I’d have been better shouting out my window! It doesn’t seem loud and the high tone of it seems wrong.
 
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