Cars should have two horns.

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    Oct 25, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    One loud blaring one. What we have now.

    And one soft toot-toot one.

    The loud one for emergencies.

    The soft one just to get someone's attention but not piss them off. Like when the light changes and they haven't noticed.
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    Oct 25, 2010 8:43 PM GMT
    The 1956 Renault Dauphine had such a horn!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfw0qXpCLEk
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    Oct 25, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    You mean an 'Excuse me, sir...horn' and a 'Hey Asshole...horn'?
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    Oct 25, 2010 10:02 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidYou mean an 'Excuse me, sir...horn' and a 'Hey Asshole...horn'?


    And a "It's just a minor accident, now stop staring and push the pedal, you're the cause of the actual rush hour traffic, dumbass... horn" icon_rolleyes.gif

    Actually, maybe they should replace horns with megaphones.
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    Oct 26, 2010 12:38 AM GMT
    I'm really tempted to get one of those gag horns, where you can select from different sounds and tunes.. la cucaracha, awooga horn, ice cream truck, etc. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 26, 2010 12:44 AM GMT
    Reminds me of my trip to Cambodia. When I commented that we came a little too close to hitting someone and maybe he should slow down, the cab driver said (in perfect English) "Who needs brakes when you have a horn?" icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 26, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    haha i agree completely, i hate it when people honk at me for little things, or perhaps a horn that just says "Excuse me sir, the light has turned green, could you kindly go, i am most definitely running late, and you're in the way, thank you" thatd be nice.
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    Oct 26, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidOne loud blaring one. What we have now.

    And one soft toot-toot one.

    The loud one for emergencies.

    The soft one just to get someone's attention but not piss them off. Like when the light changes and they haven't noticed.


    I got so sick of bad, bad, bad, Texas drivers that I installed 2 additional horns so that I have four horns in all (2 electric and 2 air).
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    Oct 26, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    Mine's such a wimpy gay horn. Then again, it's a foreign car made in 94.

    I like to make it do the Mexican salsa.
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:03 AM GMT
    I need one that yells GTFO my way. lol
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece said
    Iceblink saidYou mean an 'Excuse me, sir...horn' and a 'Hey Asshole...horn'?


    And a "It's just a minor accident, now stop staring and push the pedal, you're the cause of the actual rush hour traffic, dumbass... horn" icon_rolleyes.gif

    Actually, maybe they should replace horns with megaphones.

    This. So much.

    Look, I understand them possibility of someone lying dead on the side of the road is too enthralling to look away but could you try just this time?
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    Last month when we were in Vermont I was taking pictures of Brattleboro. And I stepped off the sidewalk for a better camera angle when I barely heard this anemic little beep-beep. I backed up and looked for a car but couldn't see one.

    So I went back into the street and got beeped again, this time as some Harleys were riding by. So I smiled & waved, thinking maybe they were just saying hello, bike horns often that weak. But as I continued taking pictures the honking became incessant. I finally realized it was coming from a car parked on the curb, whose bumper was about 2 feet from me, but which I never touched.

    It was some older compact, didn't recognize the make, not in very good shape, but apparently had a proximity alarm installed. With the most pathetic horn you could imagine for a car, so weak I could barely hear it that close. And what a public nuisance, that you weren't supposed to pass by closer than 3 feet of this gem.

    I returned to the sidewalk to let it finish about 30 seconds more of its imitation of a dying duck, before it finally stopped. Or maybe did die, I'd have certainly been pleased if at least the battery had.
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:17 AM GMT
    We need that here in Florida. Not to move the gawking tourists out of the way, but to get the brain-dead Florida drivers moving slow in the fast lane out of the way!

    The regular horn (goes well with the middle digit too) and....

    "Get the F**k out of the way, you slow-moving A**hole!"

    Should be mandatory on every vehicle sold in Florida.
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    I put the big air horns on our vehicles in order to get the cattle to move out of the way, seams they only move if they think a train is comming.
    He hates them and forgets there on the car; hilarious to watch him jump when he uses it casually.
    Just yesterday he spotted our hot Ortho surgeon leaving and gave him a toot to say hi, scaring the shit out of both of them.
    He came home and demanded I take them off.
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:19 AM GMT
    turtleneckjock saidWe need that here in Florida. Not to move the gawking tourists out of the way, but to get the brain-dead Florida drivers moving slow in the fast lane out of the way!

    The regular horn (goes well with the middle digit too) and....

    "Get the F**k out of the way, you slow-moving A**hole!"

    Should be mandatory on every vehicle sold in Florida.
    LOL I have air horns on my scooter here!
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:33 AM GMT
    How about a train horn

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    Oct 26, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    I agree with the two car horn idea, but until a "nice" one is made as convenient as the hand-plant driven through the middle of the steering wheel and replacing the hood ornament with the middle finger, then I must carry on like a true FIB.
    (What's a FIB?: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fib)
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    Oct 26, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    Uhm.. I think this is the "GREAT, asshole! thanks for causing more traffic during rush hour because you're looking at a bald eagle" horns?

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    Oct 26, 2010 3:36 PM GMT
    I mentioned motorcycle horns above, that are often very weak. You can buy auxiliary bike horns that are very loud, to help compensate for a bike's lack of visibility, especially in heavy urban traffic. Some even come with small air compressors to sound them, similar to what big semis have.

    When one of my friends got his first Honda motorcycle in 1965 we all got a big laugh at the awful English of the owner's manual. One passage about the horn went something like this.

    "If traffic ahead does not give way to you, toodle your horn. If traffic resists you even after your toodle, make vigorous shouts of 'Hi! Hi!'"

    So there's your other option to having a weak horn: make vigorous shouts of "Hi! Hi!"
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    Oct 26, 2010 3:50 PM GMT
    Caslon16000 saidOne loud blaring one. What we have now.

    And one soft toot-toot one.

    The loud one for emergencies.

    The soft one just to get someone's attention but not piss them off. Like when the light changes and they haven't noticed.
    That won't work. Assholes will get pissed even with a gentle horn, because they take offense to anyone who tries to help. I'd rather just have a rocket launcher on the front of my car to blow the fuckers out of my way. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 26, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    elpapo317 saidI need one that yells GTFO my way. lol


    Can I get an amen!

  • camfer

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    Oct 26, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Two horns on a car is more common out west.

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    Oct 26, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Well she can sell you something for your car

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    Oct 26, 2010 4:22 PM GMT

    Cars years ago used to have a second lower horn, you don't see them anymore.

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    Oct 26, 2010 4:22 PM GMT




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