I bought this car used a few years ago with ~75000 miles. Turns out to be one of the best buys I've made. The Solara runs like a top. It's been nothing but reliable and remarkably sturdy. Even now with 105000 on the odometer the steering is still tight and it rides just as nice as the day I bought it. I had the 100000 mile service done at the dealer recently which set me back around $1000. Other than that I haven't had to do anything outside of gas/tires/oil change. Overall a very good car. Comfortable, relatively roomy, great gas mileage, superb reliability, even fast and steady on the highway. The only problem now is, what do I replace it with when it does wear out in 5 to 10 years?
Superb gas mileage. In $2 to $3 a gal. gasoline, that's a must. Other than that? Reliability, comfort, and styling.
The dashboard is quite boring. I see in the new models this has been somewhat rectified.
Black Leather interior is very comfortable and practical, the moonroof is a better feature to me than a convertible. Great sound system and I, unlike others, really appreciate the thought gone into the traction control system. I had a 2000 Camry with a 4 cylinder engine and it hydroplaned out
I would like to see four smaller doors instead of the two heavy, huge doors. Otherwise it's near perfect, perhaps a robotic driver to take me to work ontime and instyle will be in the 2021 model.
I bought the car for my wife last summer and I must say that this car is incredible. Everything from the design to reliability. My wife is expecting and the car sits to low for her to drive now so I have the pleassure of driving it I have'nt driven my Lincoln Conntinnetal for over four months now. My friend has a Lexus SC300 I went to his house and parked my car next to his and except for the front and rear bumpers and other cosmetic differences it is the same car. I love it I plan to buy one for myself.
I am so impressed with this car & my next car will the a Solara too! In the past I always owned American cars, but never again! I can not believe the difference between American & Import, it's truly unbelievable, there is no comparison. The reliabilty, the ride, the resale, the maintenance is night and day with American made and this Toyota Solora! I love this car-it runs on it's reputation! Owning this car has been one of the best things in my life. I am thinking of a new car and I promise it will be a Toyota Solara. I have researched cars & know my cars, so trust me when I say a Toyota Solara is an EXCELLENT CAR! I highly recomment them and will tell the world! :)
THIS CAR IS ALL PROS! The reliability and the ride is #1! The interier, sound system, engine, a/c, comfort factor, the safety factor these are all positive! This car has all major positive factors and features going for it! EXCELLENT CAR!
Needs a voltage/battery charging gauge. The heating duct under the front seat could be screened so things don't roll in by accident. The two items are no big deal and the only cons I can come up with.