I bought my 1999 Solara in April of
2003 and haven't had any major problems
with it. I've seen a lot of different
reviews on here and some are accurate
whereas others I can't understand. The
interior is pretty straight forward,
don't expect some crazy/flashy foreign
interior. The ride is very smooth and
it has decent power, but nothing huge
compared to other coupe's. I have had
issues with the struts, but I'm from
Michigan. We have the worst roads in
the entire country! Fuel economy is
average, not as good as I expected from
a Toyota, but overall I've been VERY
happy with my purchase. I have yet to
fix a single thing on the car and I'm
approaching 76,000 miles on it.
I found it to handle very smooth.
Brakes are not the greatest, but I am a
late braker and some of the fault may
be my own. Good acceleration,
comfortable seats (and I am a bigger
guy, 6'-1", 260lbs).
Better stock radio, I installed an
Alpine CD player immediately.
Improvments on the struts, they do
sound very clunky and sound busted a
lot of the time. The newer models have
a larger engine which is nice, the car
has decent power, but nothing compared
to models in the same class.