Just thought I'd say a quick "hello" after picking up my shiny new C-HR Excel hybrid (Decuma Grey with chrome accent pack) earlier today.
So far so good, after a couple of hours driving this afternoon and a few more hours reading the manual and playing with the gadgets I'm very pleased with my new "toy".
It's going to be a completely different driving experience for me to get used to having owned (and used daily) a GT86 for the last 3 years but I fancied a change to something a bit more sensible and practical (at least for a while). It was tough handing over the GT86, I've loved driving it, but looking forward to a more "relaxed" style of driving now. It's also my first hybrid, so will need to get used to that too.
Just discovered the forum, so looking forward to having a look round and getting involved in some discussions.
We also run a GT86, and enjoyed the fact that the C-HR seemed to inherit the steering feel of the 86 somehow, and was therefore very enjoyable to drive. We have also gone for a hybrid, which we found so relaxing to drive, especially in town. Our GT is supercharged, so I am expecting rather less performance, but then the C-HR for us serves a very different purpose, which will seemingly be no less enjoyable!
I believe you are the second owner on here switching from an 86. Enjoy your car!!