2020 Honda Civic Type R review: Better living through technology

The small visual tweaks to the front bumper are welcome, considering how vast and monochromatic those intakes are.


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It took quite some time for Honda to finally bring a Civic Type R to the US, but when it did, Americans were left staring down one of the best driver’s cars in ages. It quickly launched itself to near-deity status among Honda fans and critics alike. So, where could Honda possibly go from there? For the 2020 model year, the automaker did some nipping and tucking that, in nearly every way, somehow made this already-great hot hatch even better.

Like

  • Outstanding driving dynamics
  • Best shift linkage in the industry
  • Proper daily livability

Don’t Like

  • Polarizing styling
  • No heated seats
  • Sound synthesizer is just the worst

The biggest gripe I hear about the Civic Type R, regardless of model year, focuses on its hyperstylized aesthetics. There’s no getting around how garish this five-door is, because no matter the angle, your eyes will gravitate to yet another oddball vortex generator, dive plane or intake duct. While some of the vents are, in fact, largely for show, there is a fair bit of actual engineering tucked away in here. In the 2020

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Get notified the day your stimulus check arrives in the mail. Here’s how

With Informed Delivery, you can see when your stimulus check has been mailed.


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If you’re craning your neck every time to mail carrier walks by, you can make it easier to predict when your stimulus check will turn up. The US Postal Service can save you some time and anguish with a free service that will share you a digital image of your actual check-containing envelope and even alert you when your payment is in transit. 

The free service, called Informed Delivery, does have some limitations, so you might prefer to start by tracking your payment through the online IRS portal first. This should give you a ballpark estimate of when your payment will arrive. After that, Informed Delivery verifies that the check has in fact been processed by the USPS and is on its way. 

A word before you begin. If you’re using the IRS’ online tracking tool, which is called Get My Payment (remember, this is separate from the USPS service), there’s a chance you could run into trouble, like an error message

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