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RIEDEN, GERMANY - JUNE 11: A Tesla electric-powered sedan stands at a Tesla charging staiton at a highway reststop along the A7 highway on June 11, 2015 near Rieden, Germany. Tesla has introduced a limited network of charging stations along the German highway grid in an effort to raise the viability for consumers to use the cars for longer journeys. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

I know I know…

It has something to do with the aerodynamic quality of my new car. But, shouldn’t they have tested that?

Why does our new car make a helicopter sound at highway speeds when ONE window is down?

On hot days, I like windows UP, AC ON. My wife Heidi likes WINDOWS DOWN.

So I did research, here’s why. I don’t remember my Dad’s 1980’s Buick making the WHOOOP WHOOP noise on our way to Nantasket.

Explained: That Weird Throbbing When You Open One Car Window

It can be as loud as standing alongside a Boeing 767 at takeoff. And it's about as irritating as having someone thumping on a bass drum in the back seat. Whether you call it wind throb or buffeting or just plain annoying, it happens when someone in the car opens a single window at speed and it stops when a second window rolls down.