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Old 02-11-2021, 04:53 PM   #231
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On the plus side, they got $4k off in the exact spec they wanted. Apparently there were almost no Autobahsn stocked, presumably because that's a hilarious amount of money to charge for a GTI.
Personally, I'd also have to suck it up and get an autobahn spec if I ever got one since I decided that I never want another daily driver type car without adaptive cruise. Unfortunately, it looks like they only include that with the autobahn. Adaptive dampers are also really nice to have.
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:14 PM   #232
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weird, I haven't used cruise control in any form since the 90s. Under what circumstances do you find Adpative Cruise to be a must have?
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:18 PM   #233
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weird, I haven't used cruise control in any form since the 90s. Under what circumstances do you find Adpative Cruise to be a must have?
I use cruise control all the time especially now with the pleasant covid traffic
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Old 02-11-2021, 05:26 PM   #234
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weird, I haven't used cruise control in any form since the 90s. Under what circumstances do you find Adpative Cruise to be a must have?
-Slow moving or stop and go type traffic.
-Longer highway trips where the roads are just crowded enough that you get people in front of you slowing down and speeding up all the time.

I actually never used regular cruise control much either until I got adaptive cruise control since its really only useful on wide open highways. I find that it really reduces my annoyance and stress in those types of (fairly common) situations. Was one of those things i didn't know I needed until after i had it. Anyway, its becoming more and more common as a standard feature now so it's not asking too much to have in a daily driver.
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-Slow moving or stop and go type traffic.
-Longer highway trips where the roads are just crowded enough that you get people in front of you slowing down and speeding up all the time.

I actually never used regular cruise control much either until I got adaptive cruise control since its really only useful on wide open highways. I find that it really reduces my annoyance and stress in those types of (fairly common) situations. Was one of those things i didn't know I needed until after i had it. Anyway, its becoming more and more common as a standard feature now so it's not asking too much to have in a daily driver.
Always wondered if adaptive cruise control has made the passing lane worse since people with it seem to park in it sitting behind a slow car instead of going around them.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:06 PM   #236
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Personally, I'd also have to suck it up and get an autobahn spec if I ever got one since I decided that I never want another daily driver type car without adaptive cruise. Unfortunately, it looks like they only include that with the autobahn. Adaptive dampers are also really nice to have.
The key for them was PDC, funnily enough.
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Old 02-11-2021, 06:47 PM   #237
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The key for them was PDC, funnily enough.
Yep. All these features steered me to the Signature trim in the Mazda. Have yet to try the ACC, yet, though. But I use the 3D cameras all the time (and PDC) getting the car into my tight garageóand avoiding the hot water heater thatís there as well.
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Old 02-12-2021, 01:50 PM   #238
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Always wondered if adaptive cruise control has made the passing lane worse since people with it seem to park in it sitting behind a slow car instead of going around them.
Possibly. Although passing lane squatters have been an annoyance for as long as i can remember. I do notice that I'll sit behind a tractor trailer (in the regular lane) going slower than I'd otherwise have patience for. Annoys my wife (when she's a passenger), but oh well. Noticed I got great fuel economy on a long trip (close to 30 in our heavy SUV), likely because of this.
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