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Greetings all!

I've been posting around here and there since signing up a few months ago, as I've been getting a feel for things before making a more "formal" introduction (aka, I've been too lazy to make this post lol).

But here I am, I "retired" from a Lexus IS300 to this very lovely CT200h. It's a 2016 F-sport with only 29k miles, Ultrasonic Blue Mica with Obsidian Black roof, and navigation package. Not quite fully loaded (no LED head lights, parking sensors, seat memory, or adaptive cruise control), but good enough for me.

I ended up getting this delivered to me in August 2020, sight unseen. I never drove one, sat in it, smelled it, looked at it before. But it ended up being great! I still haven't really driven it (been in full strict lockdown/quarantine since March 2020), but so far, it looks great in the garage, and I'm so glad to be rid of the old IS300. What a mess and headache that was.

I wrote more about my reasonings for buying this car and my transition experience here if you are interested:

But for now, I'm still just chilling and figuring things out. I read the manuals fully and learned the car enough, and plan to do all the researching through all of the forums before I do any mods. I do already have lighting upgrades in the garage waiting to install when it warms up, but for now, I want to learn all I can before diving in. No questions so far. If anything, I hope to help answer more questions than I ask!

So here's to a good future with the CT200h. Some pics (just stock):

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As I mentioned, my previous car was a Lexus IS300, which you can read all about here:

I had it for a decade, but it was definitely time to move on. I took some pictures of the two cars together before ripping the old car apart, parting it out, and selling it for cheap locally.

I plan to keep the CT200h mostly stock, other than upgrading all of the lights inside and out to LED. I'm definitely done with the slammed life lol

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It was definitely a shock going from looking at one car to the other, but I did my best to buy something as similar as possible to what I already wanted and loved. But, I wanted a hatchback and hybrid this time. All around great!

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Nice cars ! This blue is mesmerising. By the way, since most people go the other way, what do you think of the change from an IS to a CT ?
 

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Nice cars ! This blue is mesmerising. By the way, since most people go the other way, what do you think of the change from an IS to a CT ?
I love the blue! Always have. Best blue there is, best Lexus color.

The IS was fun, but I'm getting older and wanted something newer, more reliable, and a better fit for today's world and my lifestyle. So, for me, it's an upgrade in every way, and the car already comes with enough of what I want on it so I can just enjoy it. In sport mode, the CT is actually just as quick and zippy as the IS300, if not more. I'm very impressed LOL
 

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Beautiful car!

Man, I want that Lexus Blue so bad, but none of them were available when I was buying one...
Thank you! Fortunately, I was not in a hurry or rush, as you can see the car I had before was just fine. So, when the perfect opportunity arose, I took advantage of it, and it worked out!
 

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I just wanted to post all the pictures I have taken of the car since I got it in 2020. I hope nobody minds the picture spam dump lol.

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