Just picked up our new Element from the dealer ( ) and noticed that the road noise is more pronouned than we remember from the test drive. Has anyone had the undercoating/soundproofing applied by the dealer, and does it make a big difference?
Most of your road noise is coming from the awful Goodyear Wrangler tires that come on the vehicle. Take it right now to a tire dealer and get them changed for a quieter tire. I didn't realize this until I had too much mileage to get a good trade in allowance on the Wranglers. A lot of dealers will give you good trade in allowance if the tires only have less than 500 miles.