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Congrats! Nice new car and I lIke the angles. Not everyone can dig up the courage choose being true to self and respond with maturity when faced with internal opportunities for personal growth. How cool that a platform in the Type R was a memorable route in that journey for you, and you took time to share your story with others. You may have inspired more people to be honest with themselves too. Respect! Keep cruisin’
 

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I owned a 2016 Mazda3 Touring for awhile, but had to sell it since I was moving across country and already had 2 other cars. I honestly wish I would have sold my BMW because I really miss that 3. I almost bought another one before my Civic, but it just didn’t have enough rear room for my growing son. It was a great car, the handling was superb and it was a ton of fun in sport mode.
 

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How I tone my anxiety down in my 2020 CTR. , I drive in the right lane and put on lane departure mitigation, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise , forward collision warning, and brake hold. Oh i forgot first i change over to comfort then turn on Iheart radio and listen to some podcasts, while I let the car practically drive itself.

Then I caress my alcantara steering wheel , whiles playing with my volume knob. I also look at my MPG go up to 30-32MPG on the highway depending how far I am driving. If it is daytime , while the car is driving practically itself I also take a look at everyone driving and notice everyone wanting to check out my 20s and look at my Champ White Civic Type R.

Its great driving a vehicle knowing it wont depreciate much
 

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I drive in the right lane and put on lane departure mitigation, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise , forward collision warning, and brake hold.
Yeah right, cruising on the right lane until you want to overtake a slower car on the 2nd lane and that suuuuuper sensitive adaptive cruise control is hitting the breaks while you are doing your overtaking, in order to respect that a so holy safety distance. This way it really sucks a lot of times, because a car should not slow down when you are overtaking another car, and especially compared to the similar system in my brother's Passat who is not at all reacting so freaky under the same conditions.

I hope HondaHack comes with a solution, like disabling the adaptive feature when using your indicators during overtaking a vehicle. Or an on/off setting to allow to return to the good old regular cruise control situation like before (without adaptiveness).

In my experiences the adaptive cruise control is only good for 2 rather seldom and so extreme situations (at least here in Belgium): when there are (almost) no other vehicles on the road (call it white), or when it is very dense traffic (but still driving, no stop/start traffic, call it black). So for all traffic in the grey zone in between black and white a regular cruise control is better suitable. A plus is the fact that the configured speed is kept when you shift the gears. This is not on my 2006 Accord with manual gearbox, so I need to push Resume after changing gears.

And that forward collision warning feature is also a pain in the but. It even starts to dingle when I break on a normal pace (so no emergency stop) when approaching a red light where a car is already standing still.

Or maybe is there something wrong with my car? My navi and dashboard has been replaced already, so maybe it is. Honestly I am fed up with all those beeps around me, very distracting and plain dangerous while driving. And no, in the EU version you cannot disable them all, only some.
 
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I owned a 2016 Mazda3 Touring for awhile, but had to sell it since I was moving across country and already had 2 other cars. I honestly wish I would have sold my BMW because I really miss that 3. I almost bought another one before my Civic, but it just didn’t have enough rear room for my growing son. It was a great car, the handling was superb and it was a ton of fun in sport mode.
Yeah that's a great way to put it! The handling is really good for just an economy car, sport mode really perks up the engine and the automatic does a superb job either by itself or when I use the paddle shifters. Couple that with the nicely appointed interior and Mazda did a terrific job with this car. I'm really glad I was able to find this car and place a deposit on it - I know the later model GT hatchbacks with this many options are kind of a rare find. This one happened to be a lease return so I lucked out I just happened to spot it when I did. It had just arrived and after I test drove it I heard that two people were in line to check it out. I'm glad the dealer let me throw a deposit on it while I still looked.

How I tone my anxiety down in my 2020 CTR. , I drive in the right lane and put on lane departure mitigation, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise , forward collision warning, and brake hold. Oh i forgot first i change over to comfort then turn on Iheart radio and listen to some podcasts, while I let the car practically drive itself.

Then I caress my alcantara steering wheel , whiles playing with my volume knob. I also look at my MPG go up to 30-32MPG on the highway depending how far I am driving. If it is daytime , while the car is driving practically itself I also take a look at everyone driving and notice everyone wanting to check out my 20s and look at my Champ White Civic Type R.

Its great driving a vehicle knowing it wont depreciate much
My 2018 had none of that, sadly.

Congrats! Nice new car and I lIke the angles. Not everyone can dig up the courage choose being true to self and respond with maturity when faced with internal opportunities for personal growth. How cool that a platform in the Type R was a memorable route in that journey for you, and you took time to share your story with others. You may have inspired more people to be honest with themselves too. Respect! Keep cruisin’
The last few years I lived a lot more careless and immature in ways (although, don't get me wrong - I'm still plenty immature) and I realized that it had to change. I knew the car was something I cherished but also knew the obsession over it was straining me mentally, and once I got over the catastrophic thinking of not having it anymore (panic attacks, breaking down into deep depression), I knew I could do it.
 

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Ouch what a downgrade. How come you didn't stick with another Honda since you had to trade in?
 
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Ouch what a downgrade. How come you didn't stick with another Honda since you had to trade in?
I had already owned a 10th gen Civic twice now, so I wanted to try something different. There were no Accords that caught my interest and the only Acura I was interested in was a TLX, and the one I wanted was out of budget and the dealer didn't contact me until too late.

You can call it a downgrade if you want - it's a downgrade in power and cool factor, sure, but it's a massive upgrade in comfort and convenience for me.
 

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I had already owned a 10th gen Civic twice now, so I wanted to try something different. There were no Accords that caught my interest and the only Acura I was interested in was a TLX, and the one I wanted was out of budget and the dealer didn't contact me until too late.

You can call it a downgrade if you want - it's a downgrade in power and cool factor, sure, but it's a massive upgrade in comfort and convenience for me.
Ah ok makes sense. The TLX is a nice car for sure, but yeah expensive.

Yeah from a CTR to a Mazda is a downgrade but if that is what you wanted and needed then that is good you got it. How is it on fuel anyway? People always tell me their Mazda's are better on fuel then any Honda I don't believe them LOL.
 
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Ah ok makes sense. The TLX is a nice car for sure, but yeah expensive.

Yeah from a CTR to a Mazda is a downgrade but if that is what you wanted and needed then that is good you got it. How is it on fuel anyway? People always tell me their Mazda's are better on fuel then any Honda I don't believe them LOL.
From what I've seen so far, the fuel economy is very good. The previous owner lived in NYC so I imagine that's why his fuel economy was pretty bad, but from a full tank of gas I've barely used any driving it about 35 miles in total yesterday. I'll have to see how much range I get when it's time to fill up. I believe it's something like 25 city, 36 highway and 30 combined.
 

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Ah ok makes sense. The TLX is a nice car for sure, but yeah expensive.

Yeah from a CTR to a Mazda is a downgrade but if that is what you wanted and needed then that is good you got it. How is it on fuel anyway? People always tell me their Mazda's are better on fuel then any Honda I don't believe them LOL.
The Mazda 3 vs the CTR would be extremely unfair to compare in terms of fuel economy :p

Edit: for the longest time Mazda was like Toyota and sticking to their NA guns for as long as they could hold on. I know Mazda's newer sky active motors are turbo'd though. Being able to push fuel economy on an NA motor is a lot harder than doing the same with a turbo as well. I'd argue that Mazda's fuel economy tech probably is better than Honda's.
 

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The Mazda 3 vs the CTR would be extremely unfair to compare in terms of fuel economy :p

Edit: for the longest time Mazda was like Toyota and sticking to their NA guns for as long as they could hold on. I know Mazda's newer sky active motors are turbo'd though. Being able to push fuel economy on an NA motor is a lot harder than doing the same with a turbo as well. I'd argue that Mazda's fuel economy tech probably is better than Honda's.
Not compared to the CTR I should have explained better lol. Just in general compared to say a base Civic or Accord. I don't think it is but like I said I never drove one. I am getting almost 900kms to a tank with my 2017 Civic base hatchback, I can't see Mazda coming close to that honestly.
 

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Congratulations brother

Happy to see you overcoming your anxiety one step at a time, it's been a pleasure talking with you time to time on these forums and I wish you the best with ur new car!! Mazda 3 is a great choice :headbang: :headbang:
 
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Congratulations brother

Happy to see you overcoming your anxiety one step at a time, it's been a pleasure talking with you time to time on these forums and I wish you the best with ur new car!! Mazda 3 is a great choice :headbang: :headbang:
Yeah dude, doing what I did yesterday is like a breath of fresh air honestly. There's some lingering thoughts about how much I miss it but they aren't anywhere close to what I thought they would be.

The good news is I have this to always remember all the good times I had with my car. I'll cherish it forever.
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no social status will ever surpass ones joy, comfort and personal taste. congratulations on your purchase and best of luck with your personal battles we may never fully understand. keep safe
 

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