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Old 01-31-2004, 09:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello! When I put the windows down in my 2003 325i the wind creates such a gut shaking, deafening sound I am forced to put them back up. Is this a common occurrence? Thanks
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i belive this is called buffeting
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Try cracking either the rear windows or your sunroof. This should relieve the pressure wave caused...

It's pretty normal in any car.
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Normal and it sucks.

Blame ultra-smooth aero. Alanh is correct, it's buffeting. I've found that opening the sunroof works somewhat, though opening a rear window does the best job. Putting a sunroof windblocker on (the smoked plastic thing forward the sunroof) helps a lot.
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Thank you all very much for the input!
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