I really like the artificial space-ship sound our iMiEV puts out, BUT I wish I had manual control over the darn thing to be able to turn it off unless needed as all-to-often people think that is the real noise our silent EV puts out. Unfortunately, a federal law was passed which mandates noisemakers on EVs and hybrids (but not silent ICEs)
- I don't know what this law's implementation status presently is.
I would also like to have a volume control on our space-ship sound as many times (e.g., in parking lots) I'd like it to be much louder
! I even carry a child's tooting bulb horn in the driver's cupholder that I sometimes resort to by sticking out the window, a carry-over from my other EVs. Amazing how oblivious to their surroundings people have become, especially when walking and texting...
If all else fails, there's the normal horn, but I also wish that was manually selectable like the old French cars: a city horn and a country horn.