Welcome to the forum. They are not noisy at all. If your going to buy an Impreza, the Sport is your best bet for the added features such as "revised suspension tuning, active torque vectoring, 18-inch wheels, LED daytime running lamps, a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen, push-button start, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and keyless access". Your best bet is to go test drive the Sport & see for yourself how it is. Just make sure to test drive the vehicle until you are satisfied you've been out long enough. Obviously if the window is cracked open & your doing 70+ MPH on the highway it's gonna be noisy :wink2:. But with window shut it's just like any other vehicle.I was ready to go down and buy a sport until I read some posts saying they are noisy on the road. That disqualifies it for me, But they are noisy compared to what? Back to the hunt.