I definitely had the buyer's remorse a week after I picked up my 2019 CHR. I came from a 2016 Scion tC Release Series 10.0 with enough goodies to make it pretty fun. So I was very used to the low and loud cars. I initially thought the CHR was a great looking car and it was somewhat of an impulse buy, Toyota offered me a great trade in deal for my tC. Unfortunately, like many of the other owners, the car is somewhat underwhelming power wise. The engine is lacking and it's only pulled down further with the sluggish CVT transmission. After a bit, I started to think, maybe if I did more research or have been more patient, I would have ended up with a faster or more fun car.
What I do like about it is all the tech and features it came. My tC was very bare bones when it came to features, your standard Scion/Toyota pioneer radio, no back up camera, decent speakers etc. But the CHR came with a ton of things that was so very nice to have. The logo projector on the side mirrors was definitely a selling point lol. Also, surprisingly, there is actually a fairly large aftermarket support for this car, mainly in Japan or Thailand, but support nonetheless. It definitely is a great daily driver, it's comfortable and unique.
What I REALLY hope comes for the 2019 CHR, which is something I was very disappointed in learning that it did not have, is Android Auto integration. Like most of us know, there are mixed talks about the possibility of this coming in a future update, however there is no official word of this just yet. I have an Android and I would have no issue paying for an update if one comes out. So let's keep our fingers crossed...
So my verdict is that I am definitely keeping the CHR, at least for a few years until another opportunity arises. I enjoy the blank canvas I have and it'll be interesting to see how far I take this car. I have plans for custom exhaust and placing the car on Airlift suspension. Who knows, maybe I'll pick up a project/fun car or a new bike.