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Excellant fun, sporty car
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By rporterincincy
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2000 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe


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We bought a bright red coupe automatic about 3 years ago when it had 57k miles on it. Now it has 84k. I've replaced the brakes, tires, spark plugs, battery, and a starter, all wear items (except the starter). The car is exceptionally smooth and quiet (like a sewing machine), the leather feels like the leather in a Avalon or Lexus, gas mileage is good (mid 20's), and has never let us down. This has been a great car for the kids to drive. It also makes me feel like a teenager when I drive it (long doors, sporty feel). It is not terribly powerful (135 hp), but it does not overwhelm a young driver with power either. It also has a surprising amount of back seat room.


Best Features

Looks, leather interior, sunroof.


Worst Features

I'd like 2-3 more inches of headroom (tall waisted), and the arm that holds the seatbelt up should be a bit higher (comes to below my shoulder).


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Incredible Car
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By eastsideirish
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2000 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe


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I bought my 2000 Solara used in '02 (with 61k) and had it for 10 years (ended at 162k). I had a 89 Beretta and 93 Civic before buying my 1st Toyota. Both were often in the shop so I bought this b/c of the Toyota reputation and it never let me down. In 10 yrs all I did was replace the brakes & battery twice, the alternator and the air conditioning. It rode smooth until some asshat hit & totaled it. It was even pretty good in the snow! If anyone is looking to buy a Solara I would highly recommend it--and trust me I'm not a "car guy". My family was always American car owners. Now everyone owns a Toyota. Well, except me, I bought a Lexus w/ all the $ I got for its high resale value!


Best Features

The classic exterior. The comfortable interior. The fact that I rarely had to do anything with the car other than put gas in the tank and oil in the engine.


Worst Features

Sometimes in cold weather the audio system would freeze up and I couldn't change the radio station. And when the air was on high it would occasionally drip water on my feet.


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Great Car
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By Chris
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2000 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe


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I had a '96 Camry that was totaled and my mechanic was selling a 2000 Solara with 125k on it for the right price. I had to put in a clutch and repair suspension the first year (as can be expected at 130k plus miles), since it has been amazing. I've put 50k on the car, and it drives smooth, the steering is tight, and it gets great gas mileage. I highly recommend it.


Best Features

Stick shift, handling, ride quality.


Worst Features

A little more room in the front seat, I'm 6'4 and can feel cramped occasionally.


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Worth the money
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By verified
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2000 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe


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I have had this car for 4 years. I bought it as a compromise between mpg and comfort as I commute over an hour to work. I have only replaced the battery and tires in those 5 years and have put 200K+ miles on. Performing past my expectations.


Best Features

Minimal maintenance, good on gas, nice interior.


Worst Features

Wish I had the convertible.


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Wonderful Car
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By dapqam
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2000 Toyota Camry Solara Coupe SE 2dr Coupe


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Bought in 8/2002 with 36k miles. Now have 85k. Have replaced window regulator motor. All other items have been regular maintenance - oil, filters, brake pads and rotors, timing belt and water pump (at 84k). This car is a wonderful machine.


Best Features

Reliability. Comfortable ride. Low overall cost of ownership. Beautiful. Did I mention that the car is super reliable!


Worst Features

I honestly can not think of anything.


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